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Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy is the presenter of Liveline, one of the most popular radio shows in Ireland. Brought up in the working-class Dublin suburb of Ballyfermot, he was one of the first people from his area to attend Trinity College Dublin, where he became a student leader advocating access to education and social justice. He went on to a successful radio career with The Gay Byrne Show on RTE Radio One, before in 1999 becoming the presenter of Liveline. Married to June Meehan, he is the father of triplets and now lives in Clontarf in Dublin.

Keith Duggan

Keith Duggan is an award-winning senior sportswriter with the Irish Times. His previous books which enjoyed great critical acclaim include The Lifelong Season: At The Heart Of Gaelic Games (Town House 2004) and House Of Pain: Through The Rooms Of Mayo Football (Mainstream 2007) which was shortlisted for the William Hill Irish Sports Book Of The Year 2008.

Danny Ellis

Danny Ellis was born in the heart of Dublin, where he lived with his mother and siblings. He was left at the now notorious orphanage, the Artane Industrial School, where he lived for eight years until the age of sixteen. As a member of the school's boy band, he learned to read music and played the trombone. He now tours as a singer/songwriter and teaches voice and songwriting workshops. His acclaimed album, 800 VOICES is available online at He lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with his wife.

Hilary Fannin

Hilary Fannin is a playwright and columnist. Her plays, including Mackerel Sky, Doldrum Bay, Famished Castle and an adaptation of Racine’s Phaedra, have been performed in Ireland, London, Europe and America. She was writer in association at the Abbey Theatre in its centenary year, 2004. She has also written extensively for radio, both for BBC and RTÉ. As a journalist, she wrote the TV review for The Irish Times for almost five years, passing on the baton when her eyes turned square. She now writes an occasionally humorous weekly column for the paper. Hilary lives in Dublin with her husband and two sons, Peter and Jake. Hopscotch is her first full-length prose work.

Stephen Ferris

Stephen Ferris was born on 2 August 1985 and grew up in the small village of Maghaberry, near Lisburn. After excelling at the javelin, he settled on rugby and became the only player not from the traditional schools system to make it into the Ulster academy. Quickly established as the province's best prospect, he played for the Ireland Under-20s at the 2005 World Cup and made his senior Ulster debut in October of that year. Ferris went on to make more than 100 appearances for Ulster, winning the Celtic League in 2006, when he was named Ulster Player of the Year, and taking them to the final of the Heineken Cup in 2012 as they established themselves as one of the top teams in Europe. After making his Test debut in 2006, he won 35 caps for Ireland, winning the Grand Slam in 2009, when he also toured South Africa with the British & Irish Lions, and reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 2011. He retired from playing in June 2014 after a long battle with injury.

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