The Irish Times Women’s Podcast Big Night In - Season 3

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The Big Night In Season Three

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Season Three of the Women’s Podcast Big Night In kicks off at 7pm on Saturday, March 6th. Join Róisín Ingle every fortnight for an evening of conversation with one of six inspirational women.

March 6th - Mary McAleese

Belfast woman Mary McAleese was the second female president of Ireland, serving in the role from 1997 to 2011. An award-winning Catholic academic, author and television presenter she holds a doctorate in Canon law. She presents the RTÉ programme All Walks of Life and last year published her best-selling autobiography Here’s The Story.

March 20th - Joanne O’Riordan

Cork woman Joanne O’Riordan was born in April 1996 with a rare disability known as Total Amelia which means she was born without limbs. A sports writer with The Irish Times and prominent activist - she spoke on disability issues at the UN as a teenager - in 2013 she appeared in the documentary No Limbs No Limits, which has been seen by over 15 million people worldwide.

April 3rd - Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

As a broadcaster, academic and assistant professor in UCD, Ní Shúilleabháin has become one of the most recognisable faces of maths and science education in Ireland. Last year, in an interview with The Irish Times, the former Rose of Tralee winner opened up about her experience with workplace harassment.

April 17th - Tolü Makay

Nigerian-born Irish soul singer Tolü Makay has been compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse and Beyoncé but she has a voice and presence all her own. Her mesmerising cover of N17 by the Saw Doctors struck a chord with music-lovers across Ireland. A young woman to watch.

May 1st - Maeve Higgins

Since making the move to New York almost ten years ago, comedian and writer Maeve Higgins has chronicled her expat experience through her podcast and collection of essays Maeve in America. A regular opinion writer for the New York Times, she co-presents climate podcast Mother of Invention with former Irish president Mary Robinson. In 2019 she appeared in the Irish comedy Extra Ordinary.

Special guest for Saturday, May 15th still to be announced.

Tickets for the Big Night In Season Three are available at €50 for the whole series of six events. The Irish Times subscribers rate is €25. We will have recordings available after events so you can watch back if you missed any. We look forward to seeing you!

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