Blog of radio presenter, producer and writer Vanessa Monaghan AKA NESSY


Lost in Translation

I picked up the phone and texted ‘Hey you! Welcome back! Fancy going to the Barenaked Ladies tonight?’. My Russian buddy, IT, had been back in Moscow for the summer. It was now September and university was about to start up again. This was a time when...

Greg Holden - Boys In The Street

Watch // Greg Holden // Boys in The Street

It’s almost a month since Ireland voted for marriage equality, becoming the first country in the world to do so by popular vote. On a weekend, when happiness and being out and proud reigned, it was and still easy to forget those who don’t have the backing...


Review // The Commitments at The Palace Theatre, London

Tuesday June 9 2015 –  *Contains spoilers* I’ve never read the book but I do remember the first time I saw the film. I saw it in Navan, Co. Meath in the Lyric Cinema on Brewers Hill. At the time, many people could relate to it in...