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Grace and Emmanuel

Thu, 21 Oct 2021

On February 19th, 2011, a young Irish woman named Grace Farrell froze to death on her makeshift cardboard bed in the doorway of St Brigid’s church on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was the coldest night of that New York winter. She was just 35 years old. A few days afterwards, Grace`s friend Emmanuel, who'd also emigrated from Ireland to the US, wrote a story about her for the New York Times. Here, Michael Kealy tells the story of Grace, a Drogheda woman who emigrated to America in the mid-1990s in search of a new life. A tale of two emigrants. (First Broadcast 2015)


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Tearoom, Taylor, Saviour, Spy

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Margaret Kearney Taylor was a woman who kept many secrets. She was known as the Irishwoman who ran an elegant tearoom in Madrid, Spain for more than fifty years. But she was also was part of a network which helped thousands of Allied servicemen and Jewish refugees escape the Nazi regime in Europe during World War Two. (2016)


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Fri, 08 Oct 2021

Maureen Kearney is an Irish woman living in France. Whilst working in the French Nuclear industry, in 2012 Maureen discovered something that seems to set in motion a chain of events that would forever change her life. Brutally attacked in her home outside Paris, Maureen’s story is one of secrets, lies, violence and courage. Above all, it's the story of one woman’s resilience in the face of enormous adversity (2021).

Narrated by Róisín O'Dea. Produced by Róisín O'Dea and Nicoline Greer. Sound Supervision by Peadar Carney. Additional recordings by Sharon Gaffney and Anouk Batard. Additional research by Stephen Carroll. Special thanks to Diarmuid Hayes who brought Maureen's story to our attention. The book "La Syndicaliste" is by Caroline Michel Aguirre. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this documentary, please see the RTÉ helplines for further assistance.


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Fire In The Sky

Sat, 02 Oct 2021

In 1979, 50 people were killed when a massive Oil Tanker the 'Betelgeuse' exploded at Whiddy Island, West Cork. With families of those who lost their lives about to launch High Court proceedings, and as they seek a State apology, we go behind the scenes of what happened that night. Meeting with those involved, those who witnessed the event and those who were left behind, we piece together the story of the night of one of Ireland's worst disasters. (2021)

Narrated by Donal O'Herlihy

Produced by Michael Lawless & Donal O'Herlihy.


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Felix - Life And Limb

Thu, 23 Sep 2021

Charlotte Devlin and the Documentary On One team return to the remarkable story of Felix Gretarsson, with exclusive access to the Icelander who waited years to receive the world's first full double arm transplant in a groundbreaking operation in France in January of 2021. (2021) 

Narrated by Charlotte Devlin

Produced by Charlotte Devlin & Tim Desmond

The first documentary we made on Felix, broadcast in July 2020, is entitled Documentary On One: Felix - and is available further down in our podcast.


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