Margherita Jim O’Callaghan is a Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Bay South constituency since the 2016 general election. He has a BCL degree from University College Dublin, a master’s degree in law and an M.Phil. in criminology from Sidney Sussex College, at Cambridge University, and a barrister-at-law degree from the King’s Inns. In addition, he played rugby at a senior level, representing UCD, Cambridge University, London Irish, Wanderers, Leinster and Connacht. He was also capped for Ireland at under-21 level.

Tadhg Hickey joins Shared Ireland to talk about his entry into comedy, his struggles with alcoholism, transcendental meditation, online abuse, and much more.  You can follow Tadhg and catch his latest comedy sketched here on Twitter and here on Facebook.

Tadhg Hickey is a comedian, actor, writer, director and musician.

He is creative director of critically acclaimed Irish sketch comedy troupe, CCCahoots.

He wrote, directed and starred in the RTE sitcom, The School, and has written and starred in numerous prize winning short films including Uisce Beatha (Filmmakers’ Prize, DC Shorts festival, Washington). His first solo show, In One Eye, out the Other, was the most nominated production at Dublin Fringe Awards 2019. Tadhg is very open about his own alcoholism and wanted to create a show that would offer something fresh to discussions about alcoholism/addiction and mental health without being preachy or depressing. His aim was to disarm with surreal humour and sneak the poignancy in the back door. Irish audiences – including many who have been affected by alcoholism – have been flocking to the show and post-show discussions.

Declan McLaughlin is a folk singer songwriter from Derry, Ireland. Having risen to notoriety in former outfits ‘The Screaming Bin Lids’ and ‘The Whole Tribe Sings’, Declan has had an incredible career to date including extensive touring across North America, Europe and Australia with artists such as The Frames, Damien Dempsey, Christy Moore and Gary Óg.