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


Speaking Irish at Work in London // Featured in The Irish Times

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been really lucky. It’s not everyday that you get the opportunity to contribute to Ireland’s top newspaper, The Irish Times and it’s a little more of a kick when they come to you. This week as Seachtain na Gaeilge kicks off, they kindly asked if I could turn my...


The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 110

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 110 // Feb 27 2016 Ah yes, the day after the legendary #GE16, nothing better than to listen to the show and clear the cobwebs out. Here’s what happened: 1. The Traps: 5am 2. The Last Shadow Puppets: Bad Habits 3. Animal Collective: Floridada 4. Ryan Vail:...


Tune of the Week // Shura feat Talib Kweli – Touch

This song has been rolling round my head for longer than when Annie Mac made this version with Talib Kweli her ‘Hottest Song in the World’. The original version has been knocking round for two years now but hasn’t been available to purchase for the past while. As the Indecision, 2Shy and White Light were...


100 Days to Change // Day 32 – 59

100 Days to Change // Day 32 – 59 // Feb 1 – 27 2016 I kinda realised somewhere along the way that if I was actually trying to do stuff properly that I probably wouldn’t be able to keep updating this every day. But, even though I haven’t updated this, it doesn’t mean that...


The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 109

The London Ear // Show 109 // February 20 2016 I decided this week to play you some of the best music I’ve heard over the past week or so. I guess I’m like most people. I never fall out of love with music. Never ever. But sometimes I guess I’m more in love with...


Will Emigrants come #HometoVote? – I’m in The Irish Times

I definitely wasn’t expecting this. The Irish Times contacted me this week, they had read something on my blog. They asked if I would be interested in writing about why I said I was going home to vote in the General Election on February 26th. I wrote a piece and it appeared online and it...

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