Monday, September 21, 2015

Life Matters RTÉ


Life Matters is a 13 -part series that examines the ethics and morality of how we live today. We throw fresh light on some conventional ideas and examine some of life's big moral issues.

We examine the ethics of animal rights and human wrongs; we ask, in a morally corrupt world, is true forgiveness ever possible; we wonder what will happen to religion if ET comes to visit; we ponder the ethics of having children in an over-populated world; and we even look at prayer to find out what it does to our bodies and minds.

Join the adventure!

Produced by Colette Kinsella, who co-presented with Sean Duke.

Commissioned by RTÉ Radio 1

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

What's It All About RTÉ



Silver, Best Specialist Speech Programme

Come with us on a journey of discovery where we use science to answer some of life's biggest questions about how our brains work, is there life on other planets, and is there life after death.

Produced and presented by Sean Duke and Colette Kinsella for RTÉ Radio 1
Sound mastering by Tinpot Productions

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @scienceRTE

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Dublin Welsh Chapel

There's a small piece of history hidden away in plain sight in Talbot Street, Dublin. Behind the facade of the internet cafe at the end of the street you'd find a tiny slice of Welsh sailor life in Dublin.

Produced by Colette Kinsella for Countrywide on RTÉ Radio 1

First Broadcast in March, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Stories from the Great Blasket

The Great Blasket is a tiny island just 2 miles off-shore in the south-west of Ireland. It was inhabited until 1953 when the last, aging residents were moved to homes on the mainland.
The story of life on the Great Blasket is one of hardship and perseverance. Although geographically close to shore, the island was often isolated by the weather, and the islanders were left to fend for themselves.The History Show on RTÉ Radio 1
I spoke to the oldest living native of the island about his life there.
First broadcast on The History Show on RTÉ Radio 1on 10th November, 2013.
Produced by Colette Kinsella

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

First jobs: Jerry Fish

Jerry Fish was part of one of Ireland's most successful indie banks: An Emotional Fish. But before Jerry made it big in music, he had a very different career altogether.

I met Jerry outside a Temple Bar recording studio in Dublin and he took me on a tour of the streets where he has literally left his mark.

Broadcast on The Business on RTÉ Radio 1 as part of the First Job series.

Produced by Colette Kinsella for The Business.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

First jobs: John Spillane

John Spillane is a successful singer/songwriter from Cork. Before he became famous, though, he had quite a different job.

We at The Business on RTÉ Radio 1 visited him to find out what he first worked at when he left school.

Produced by Colette Kinsella for  The Business on RTÉ Radio 1

Part of the "First Jobs" series on The Business.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


How do you get kids interested in maths and science? Why, teach them to make robots, of course!

I visited the two amazing guys behind Colmac Robotics who are holding robotics summer camps in a few locations in Ireland this summer. And the camps are a huge hit!

Produced by Colette Kinsella for The Business on RTÉ Radio 1

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Every year some 26,000 dogs descend on Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England. I met three Irish people and their very bouncy dogs who were preparing for Crufts 2013 competition.

First broadcast on The Business on RTE Radio 1 on 9th March, 2013.

Produced by Colette Kinsella

Colette and the Chocolate Factory

It's Easter and RTE Radio 1's Countrywide dispatched me to Lily O'Brien's chocolate factory in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, to find out what exactly goes into the making of those Easter eggs we all love to tuck into...
(Have I mentioned how much I love my job?)

First broadcast on Countrywide on RTE Radio 1 on 30 March, 2013.

Produced by Colette Kinsella