- Lifestyle & Sports
- 07 Jan 21
CEO of the HSE, Paul Reid; Dr Colm Henry - the CCO of the HSE and NPHET member and Wexford Hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald will also appear on Friday night's show, with music from Lucia Evans and the Discovery Gospel Choir.
Ireland's slew of CNN fans are in for a treat this weekend, as star reporter from the Capitol Hill insurrection on Wednesday night Donie O'Sullivan - from County Kerry - will appear on the Late Late Show.
The word 'Donie' was among the top trending topics on Irish Twitter – with people praising his calm and insightful reporting live from the ground amid the chaos on Capitol Hill. O'Sullivan, who studied History, International Relations and Political Science at UCD, followed by a Masters degree in Political Science and Government at Queens University in Belfast, was recruited by CNN after working for Storyful.
On the first offering of 2021 this Friday, Vicky Phelan will join Ryan Tubridy to talk about her upcoming trip to the US for an experimental new treatment, and why she is preparing to risk spending six precious months away from her family in her fight to stay alive.
Women's health campaigner Vicky will also be discussing why she hopes this treatment will give her the time she desperately needs, how the last nine months have helped her re-evaluate life, and why our frontline workers need our support now more than ever.
Ryan will also be joined by Paul Reid, the CEO of the Health Service Executive, for an up to the minute assessment of how our health system is coping under the impact of this latest surge in the Coronavirus pandemic and what the coming days and weeks will hold for anyone needing to access healthcare in Ireland.
Dr Colm Henry, the Chief Clinical Officer of the HSE and NPHET member, will join Ryan live in studio to oversee the inoculation of six of Ireland's healthcare workers, against COVID-19 with the approved vaccine. Dr Henry will explain how it works and when you can expect to receive your dose of the vaccine in the coming months.
Wexford Hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald is back on our screens with Ireland's Fittest Family and preparing for upcoming show Davy's Toughest Team, and he joins Ryan to discuss how the past year has changed his perspective on hurling and family. He'll also be discussing why recent events have led him to take a stand against online bullying.
There will be music from Lucia Evans who will give a very special performance alongside the Discovery Gospel Choir.
The Late Late Show airs on RTÉ One Friday, January 8th at 9.35pm.
“Here’s the harm.”
The real brilliance of @donie last night was the work he’s put in to investigating online misinformation and radicalising for years. As he says here, that led to what we saw last night.
He was *exactly* the right person to be there.
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) January 7, 2021