BONUS: Chariot Clothing's Nathan & Aisling Kirwan on inclusive fashion
We're joined this week by siblings, Nathan and Aisling Kirwan, who are the brains behind Chariot Clothing, a range of ethically-sourced men and women's activewear for wheelchair users and able-bodied alike.
21/11/2021 • 21 minutes 50 seconds
BONUS: The Style Sisters on detoxing and organising your wardrobe
We're joined by the Style Sisters Gemma and Charlotte for this special bonus episode of the Her Podcast.
04/11/2021 • 14 minutes 19 seconds
Jenny Keane : Pillars of pleasure and sexual content guidelines
Jennie Keane is a professionally trained holistic sex educator and tantra yoga teacher on a mission to ignite a sexual revolution in Ireland. Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Jenny went on her social media and informed her followers that her page was going to be revoked. We caught up with Jenny to discuss community guidelines, online orgasms and the pillars of pleasure!
26/10/2021 • 38 minutes 23 seconds
Louisa May Hanrahan : Lets help Direct Provision and activism in Ireland
We're joined on this week's episode by Louisa May Hanrahan, the woman behind the Let's Help Direct Provision and Let's Match Mums Instagram accounts. We're talking about activism in Ireland, Direct Provision and more.
24/10/2021 • 27 minutes 34 seconds
Katja Mia: From finance to fashion blogging
We're joined this week by fashion blogger and presenter, Katja Mia. After overhauling her career in the last few years, we talk to Katja about the changing face of the influencer industry and the importance of following your passion.
18/10/2021 • 32 minutes 27 seconds
Heire is Here: The Waxperts are in to spread some serious waxing knowledge
We're joined on this week's show by Trish and Ellen, the women behind Heire Wax and Waxperts. When it comes to waxing, they know their stuff! They talk to our host Niamh Maher about the negative Hollywood depictions of waxing they have to combat, starting a new business and how they find their niche in the waxing market.
07/10/2021 • 34 minutes 22 seconds
Paul Kinsella: The redo KING has arrived and we're in DIY heaven!
We're joined on this week's episode by Paul Kinsella or 'Life at no 2' as many of you will be know from Instagram. We're chatting about the ultimate interior DIY tips you need to know, career hustle, and life on a cruise ship; the ultimate dream or a floating nightmare?
03/10/2021 • 31 minutes 29 seconds
We Are Riley: Eco-friendly period products are here to stay
Riley are on a mission to end period plastic. A female-founded Irish company with sustainability at its core. We're joined on this episode by founders, Lauren Duggan and Fiona Parfrey.
26/09/2021 • 31 minutes 41 seconds
March For Maternity: Linda Kelly from the #BetterMaternityCare campaign is here
We're back! In this week's episode, Niamh Maher talks to Linda Kelly, founder of Women Ascend and one of the women behind the #BetterMaternityCare campaign. A planned 'March for Maternity' to end restrictions on partners attending maternity services will go ahead on October 6th, we caught up with Linda to get an update on what's been happening.
20/09/2021 • 35 minutes 39 seconds
Ep.161: Feeling Peachy - Sharon Keegan of Peachylean on being an absolute BOSS!
It's Career Month at Her.ie and we're joined on this week's episode of Girls With Goals by the founder of Peachylean, Sharon Keegan. Fresh off the back of her successful turn in the Dragon's Den, we're learning all about her early entrepreneurial days, how she brought fake tan to Ireland (!) and how creating a community rooted in positivity was always going to be the winning method.
09/05/2021 • 33 minutes 27 seconds
Ep.160: The Beauty Of Coaching - Hayley Harrison joins us from Sport Ireland
Hayley works for Sport Ireland Coaching as a Coach Education Development Officer and is an ICCE (International Council for Coaching Excellence) Global Expert in coach development.
04/04/2021 • 32 minutes 26 seconds
Ep.159: Dr Una May - Anti-doping in sport and a walk down memory lane
On this week's episode of Girls with Goals in partnership with Sport Ireland, we're joined by Dr Una May.
An esteemed academic, Dr May has worked with Sport Ireland since 1998 and has managed the Anti-Doping Program since 2001. She is currently the Director of Participation and Ethics in Sport Ireland, has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and a BSc in Sports Science and has also represented Ireland at orienteering and mountain running.
28/03/2021 • 36 minutes 17 seconds
Ep.158: Lynne Cantwell - We catch up with Ireland's most capped female rugby player
For the next few weeks, Girls With Goals is teaming up with Sport Ireland. We're going to be profiling some incredible women in sport and getting the message out there about participation, leadership and visibility. Our guest this week is Ireland's most capped female rugby player and South Africa's new high performance manager for the women's game, Lynne Cantwell.
22/03/2021 • 28 minutes 15 seconds
Ep.157: Nora Stapleton - We've teamed up with Sport Ireland to deliver an important message
For the next few weeks, Girls With Goals will be teaming up with Sport Ireland. We’re going to be profiling some incredible women in sport and getting the message out there about participation, leadership and visibility. Our first guest is former Rugby international and current Women in sport lead for Sport Ireland, Nora Stapleton.
14/03/2021 • 27 minutes 10 seconds
Ep.156: 'Beauty Returns' - Rebecca O'Keeffe is BACK and we're talking about viral beauty trends
Our Head of Content Niamh Maher is joined by our former Beauty Editor Rebecca O'Keeffe on this week's episode to whip us back into beauty shape, and discuss the viral trends we've been following throughout our seven years in lockdown (we're aware this is an exaggeration)
21/02/2021 • 31 minutes 47 seconds
Ep.155: 'Bits of Me' - Linnea Dunne on the importance of women's health
We're joined on the show this week by writer and podcaster Linnea Dunne. Linnea is the founder and host of the 'Bits of Me' podcast. It's a series about women's bodies, all the things we should know about them, and all the stories behind them.
14/02/2021 • 31 minutes 5 seconds
Scholarship Squad Take 2 - Smurfit alum Grace Milton
Grace Milton, Head of Corporate Communications and Government Relations at Tesco Ireland is a former winner of a Smurfit MBA Scholarship. Our Head of Content Niamh Maher, talks to Grace about how the programme transformed her career and changed her life.
We're delighted to be partnering with UCD Smurfit School in offering one female candidate an MBA Scholarship worth up to €31,900 for the NEW modular, two-year, part-time Executive MBA.
All the information on how to apply: bit.ly/35Jkxlk
Further information on virtual open days: bit.ly/38OE71r
24/01/2021 • 23 minutes 47 seconds
Ep.153: Scholarship Squad - We chat to Facebook's Claire O'Hara about our Smurfit Scholarship fund.
On this week's episode of Girls With Goals, Her's Head of Content Niamh Maher, catches up with the Head of Business Planning and Operation for Global Gaming with Facebook, Claire O'Hara.
We're delighted to be partnering with UCD Smurfit School in offering one female candidate an MBA Scholarship worth up to €31,900 for the NEW modular, two-year, part-time Executive MBA.
All the information on how to apply: https://bit.ly/35Jkxlk
Further information on virtual open days: https://bit.ly/38OE71r
17/01/2021 • 33 minutes 8 seconds
Ep.152: 'The Year That Was' - We're taking a look back at 2020
On this episode of Girls With Goals, Her's Head of Content Niamh Maher is joined by our Deputy Editor Jade Hayden to take a look back at the year that was 2020. From Coronavirus to the Black Lives Matter movement and joyful pregnancy announcements, we examine the stories that moved us and changed the world forever.
27/12/2020 • 40 minutes
Team Hope Special : We're joined by Irish Hockey International Elena Tice
We're bringing you a Team Hope special this week to raise awareness about the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The appeal has moved to an online-only appeal for 2020 where people across Ireland are being asked to #TeamUpForTeamHope by donating gift-filled shoeboxes for children affected by poverty for €20 at www.teamhope.ie
Irish Hockey International Elena Tice reprises her role as a Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal ambassador in 2020. With her Olympic journey postponed, Elena has been working hard with her team to keep their training on track and have been rallying around to support each other.
13/11/2020 • 17 minutes 45 seconds
Ep.151: 'A Story Shared' - Aoife P. Rafter on blogging during a pandemic and living with CF
We're joined on the show this week by cystic fibrosis and cervical cancer advocate Aoife P. Rafter.
The writer, speaker and blogger shares with us her incredible journey over the last few years. We talk about living with CF during a pandemic, the importance of listening to your body, early menopause and how 17 weeks of cocooning can impact your mental health.
Check out Aoife's instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/aoife.p.r/?hl=en
Check out Aoife's blog here -https://www.aoifepr.com/post/crystal-clear-about-crystals
08/11/2020 • 34 minutes 54 seconds
Ep.150: 'The Colour of Cancer' - Check yourself, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we're dedicating an episode of Girls With Goals to the Marie Keating Foundation's latest campaign "Breast Cancer Isn't Just Pink".
The campaign aims to open up the conversation around the colour of breast cancer and encourage inclusivity of everyone's experience.
We're joined by Bernie Carter, Senior Oncology Nurse specialist with the Marie Keating Foundation (2.06)and Liz Cany, who was diagnosed with stage four metastatic cancer in March of 2019 (16.34)
For more information visit www.mariekeating.ie/notjustpink
18/10/2020 • 36 minutes 33 seconds
Ep.149: Natasha Rocca Devine - Business pivots and sweet scents!
On this episode of Girls With Goals we're catching up the creator of The Interior NRD studio Natasha Rocca Devine to talk about work ethics and the importance of education, pivoting business in the midst of a pandemic and what working in Real Estate in LA is really like (Yes, I asked about Selling Sunset).
11/10/2020 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
Ep.148: 'This Is Paris' - We talk to Katherine McNamara who appears in the Paris Hilton documentary
On this week's episode our host, Niamh Maher, is joined from California by survivors' advocate, Katherine McNamara.
Katherine appeared in the recent Paris Hilton documentary 'This Is Paris' which deals with the alleged emotional and physical abuse the heiress endured at reform schools growing up. We ask Katherine what exactly the 'Troubled Teen' industry is, what her personal experiences and memories are and what #BreakingCodeSilence hopes to achieve.
27/09/2020 • 32 minutes 29 seconds
Ep.147: 'The Long Road' - Holly Hamilton on getting back to sport and what's next for 20x20
On this week's episode our presenter Niamh Maher is joined by BBC broadcaster Holly Hamilton. They discuss how the world has been coping without sport, the strange 'new normal' for athletes and broadcasters and how she's getting behind an initiative to help sports clubs get back on their feet. We also take a look at the latest documentary from 20x20 as they enter into their final chapter of the campaign, women in sport have come a long way but what does the future hold?
13/09/2020 • 32 minutes 27 seconds
Ep.146: 'Why Not Her?' - Linda Coogan & Shauna Watson on gender parity in music
We're talking about the Irish music industry on this week's episode of Girls With Goals. Linda Coogan, a music PR with over 15 years experience joins us to talk about the latest report from the 'Why Not Her?' campaign on the gender disparity among top Irish radio stations. And Shauna Watson of the 'We've Only Just Begun' festival tells us about her new online directory for women and non-binary artists across the north and south of this country. For our 'GWG Recommends' this week we're talking about Louise O'Neill's new book 'After The Silence'
06/09/2020 • 45 minutes 2 seconds
Ep.145: 'Smashing Records' - Ciara Mageean on her incredible achievements and being immortalised
Our host Niamh Maher is joined this week by Irish middle-distance runner and record holder Ciara Mageean. They're talking about beating Sonia O'Sullivan's 27-year 1000m record, what the mental toll of having a bad day can do to you and being immortalised in Jacqui Hurley's new book "Girls Play Too". On this episode we're also starting our new section 'GWG Recommends' where we're bringing you info on things we think you should know about, up first is Rosemary MacCabe's new podcast 'Not Without My Sister'. Get in touch with your recommendations by emailing [email protected]
30/08/2020 • 29 minutes 22 seconds
Ep.144: 'Stunt Life' - Orlaith Doherty on life as a stunt woman in Ireland
We're joined on this week's episode of Girls With Goals by stunt woman and actor Orlaith Doherty. Orlaith catches up with Niamh Maher about what life is really like for a stunt double, what it takes to be a success in this competitive industry, working with Hollywood royalty and how the film industry will bounce back after the pandemic.
For more information on stunt work - www.stuntguildireland.ie
Follow Orlaith on Instagram - www.instagram.com/orlaithdohertystunts
23/08/2020 • 29 minutes 33 seconds
Ep.143: 'Homeless during a pandemic' - Viral TikTok star Shannon Byrne
Most of us couldn't imagine living and trying to look after our children in a hotel room. That's the reality for mother of two Shannon Byrne who recently shared her story of being homeless on TikTok. Her morning routine quickly went viral and we caught up with her about how she found herself in emergency accommodation during a pandemic, the preconceived notions and judgement associated with admitting you're homeless and what the future holds for her and her family. Follow Shannon on TikTok and watch the original video below.
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16/08/2020 • 30 minutes 20 seconds
Ep.142: 'A Quick Guide To CBD' - Cannabis expert Dr.Julie Moltke joins us from Sweden
Can CBD really reduce anxiety and stress? How and when should you be taking it and what exactly are the overall benefits? It's considered a 'hot topic' in medicine and wellness at the moment so we caught up with a doctor who has literally written the book on it. Author of 'A Quick Guide to CBD' Dr.Julie Moltke joins us on the show this week to shed a light on CBD and medicinal cannabis, why it works and why some members of the medical community are reluctant to accept it.
Find out more about Dr.Julie by following her on Instagram here : https://www.instagram.com/julie.moltke/
26/07/2020 • 31 minutes 9 seconds
Ep.141 : 'Galway Races Here We Come' - Pamela Uba joins us to talk style and dissecting plants!
The Her Best Dressed competition at the Galway Races is BACK! But not as you know it, we're throwing a virtual extravaganza and on this week's episode Niamh Maher catches up with last year's winner and this year's judge Pamela Uba.
19/07/2020 • 20 minutes 54 seconds
Ep.140: 'No Proving, Just Moving' - Aoibhín Garrihy and Sarah Rowe on sea swims and staying sane!
Ep.140: 'No Proving, Just Moving' - Aoibhín Garrihy and Sarah Rowe on sea swims and staying sane! by Her
12/07/2020 • 37 minutes 56 seconds
Ep.139 : "Staycation" - We're focusing on our beautiful country with Sarah Hanrahan
On this week's episode we're chatting to Sarah Hanrahan about her bespoke travel itinerary business, how staycations are the new normal and what her PERFECT day out looks like!
05/07/2020 • 24 minutes 8 seconds
Ep.138: 'To Queue Or Not To Queue' - Jade Hayden & Bonnie Ryan
On this week's show our host Niamh Maher is joined by Deputy Editor Jade Hayden to discuss the week's goings on and Phase 3 excitement. We're chatting about regrowth charges in hair salons, trying to figure out why Irish people hate queues but love to complain about them, and Bonnie Ryan joins us (33.11) to discuss the VHI Women's Mini Marathon, finding the perfect wedding dress and what life in lockdown has been like for her!
28/06/2020 • 49 minutes 13 seconds
Ep.137: 'Take A Moment' - Joanne Mcnally & MK Slattery are LIVE in lockdown
This week's episode of Girls With Goals is brought to you by Dr.Oetker's new Momenti pizza range! Comedian and writer Joanne McNally and amateur boxer and wellness advocate MK Slattery join our host Niamh Maher LIVE on zoom from their homes as they discuss life in lockdown, the light at the end of the tunnel, reaching goals and making time for 'me moments'.
21/06/2020 • 56 minutes 41 seconds
Ep.136 : A Conversation With Yomi Adegoke
On this week's show Niamh Maher is joined by author and journalist Yomi Adegoke. Yomi's piece in British Vogue 'We Need To Rethink Our "Pics Or It Didn't Happen" Approach To Activism', started an important conversation about the reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement online. Does it really matter how much we post if our activism doesn't amount to change?
Read Yomi's original piece by following the link below:
14/06/2020 • 30 minutes 51 seconds
Ep.135: 'The Art of Doing Nothing'- Abigail McDonnell & Paul Ryder
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by mental health advocate and podcaster Abigail McDonnell. Abigail hosts 'A little gail asks' the show that aims to dig a little deeper and tackle the tough questions head on. We're also talking to friend of the show Paul Ryder this week. Paul is hosting the first ever virtual Dublin Pride Parade next month so we're catching up on life in lockdown, the art of doing nothing and how we can all get involved to keep the spirit of Pride alive!
31/05/2020 • 43 minutes 50 seconds
The Value of Perspective - Niamh O'Donoghue on health, ambition and dream jobs
On this week's episode we're joined by journalist Niamh O'Donoghue. Niamh has carved out a successful path for herself and currently works as an Associate Social Media Editor with British Vogue. Niamh opens up about landing the 'dream job', navigating terrifying health scares and personal tragedy and why maintaining perspective is crucial in uncertain times.
24/05/2020 • 59 minutes 24 seconds
Ep.133: 'You Better Work(from home)' - Caroline Foran and Kodaline on anxiety and albums
On this week's episode we're joined by best-selling author, journalist and podcaster Caroline Foran and Kodaline's Mark Prendergast. Caroline joins us to discuss the stress and anxiety Irish workers are feeling at the moment and what can be done to embrace rather than combat feelings of anxiety. Meanwhile, Kodaline's guitarist Mark Prendergast reveals the chilled out working atmosphere of the group's fourth album and the guilt he felt after contracting Covid-19.
17/05/2020 • 46 minutes 32 seconds
Ep.132: 'From Adele to Acne' - Niamh Webb O'Rourke and Anita Murray
On this week's show we're joined by Limerick fashion blogger Niamh Webb O'Rourke and co-founder of the Irish Spa Association Anita Murray. Niamh talks to our presenter (Niamh) about how her relationship has changed with Instagram (for the better), how she combats acne breakouts and they discuss the furore over Adele's latest post. We're also joined by Anita Murray to talk about the re-opening of the wellness sector and what the 'new normal' will look like for spas and salons across Ireland
10/05/2020 • 45 minutes 39 seconds
Ep.131: 'The Prayer' - Teo Sutra, Whenyoung & Cathy Costello
On this week's episode we're joined by model Teo Sutra. An expectant mum, we're chatting about pregnancy during lockdown, how crocheting is keeping the boredom at bay and the changing face of modelling in Ireland. London-based Irish band 'Whenyoung' join us to discuss writing in isolation, being away from their families and new single 'The Prayer' and friend of the show Cathy Costello joins us to talk about skin conditions and powering through!
03/05/2020 • 46 minutes 50 seconds
Ep.130: 'Fashion, Robots & Business' - The changing face of everything
On this week's episode we're talking about the changing face of business and retail. Lauren Murphy joins us to talk about Bezzu, it's a new fashion and homeware app that's helping independent retailers establish themselves online. We're also talking to Samantha Cummins Byrne about automation and whether or not a cobot (or a robot)will be taking your job in 2020.
26/04/2020 • 44 minutes 2 seconds
Ep.129: 'Happy Debt, Crappy Debt' - We're tackling financial anxiety with Eoin McGee and Susan Hayes
On this week's episode we're looking at finance and the concerns that many are faced with due to the Covid-19 health crisis. Financial planner and author of 'How To Be Good With Money' Eoin McGee joins us to talk crappy debt and whether we should be taping gold to the back of our toilets and 'The Positive Economist' Susan Hayes joins us to discuss the wider recovery and what we can expect in the coming months.
Susan Hayes : https://bit.ly/3blgRqH
Eoin McGee: https://www.instagram.com/eoin_mcgee/
19/04/2020 • 49 minutes 23 seconds
Ep.128: 'Cardi B, Priests & Architects' - A bit of everything
On this week's episode we're joined by Dublin street artist Emmalene Blake, she's the artist behind the Cardi B mural which went viral after the rapper Instagrammed it! We're also joined by architect and interior design guru Courtney McDonnell who tells us about her studio, what inspires her work and how to navigate artistic differences. We'll also be discussing the role of religion during a global pandemic with Fr Derek Ryan, we told you... a bit of everything!
12/04/2020 • 43 minutes 11 seconds
Green Fingers - Louise Cooney, Elaine Doyle & Neil Sands
On this week's episode Niamh Maher chats to blogger Louise Cooney as she returns home from New York and self isolates in Limerick. Life coach Elaine Doyle is giving us a crash course in potting vegetables while discussing the benefits of screaming and Neil Sands is the man behind the 'Ireland's Call' initiative, they're working to bring medical professionals home to Ireland in the fight against the Covid-19 virus.
05/04/2020 • 47 minutes 41 seconds
Ep.126: 'Go Gentle, Go Easy' - Andrea Hayes, frontline food initiatives & career crisis advice
On this week's episode our presenter Niamh Maher is broadcasting from home but still bringing you a packed episode that aims to offer up some relief during these uncertain times. We're joined by the owners of Clean Cut Meals, they've started a 'Feed The Frontline' food initiative and they're looking for our support. Writer and broadcaster Andrea Hayes also joins us to discuss some wellness strategies and how we should all be giving ourselves a break and are you panicking about your career? Niamh Crawford Walker offers us some career crisis advice for anyone struggling to cope.
For more information on Andrea : www.andreahayes.ie
For more information on Clean Cut Meals: www.cleancutmeals.ie
For more information on Niamh : www.instagram.com/niamhserena
29/03/2020 • 35 minutes 4 seconds
Ep.125: 'The New Normal' - The Daly Dish, Dr.Doireann & Joan Mulloy
We know it's been a tough week and that's why we're dedicated to bringing you uplifting and entertaining content. On this week's episode Niamh is joined via Skype by Dr.Doireann O'Leary as she talks about ways to help us all get through social distancing and self isolation. We're also joined by Gina and Karol of The Daly Dish as they talk us through their unbelievably romantic love story and new cookbook and Irish solo sailor Joan Mulloy joins us to talk pirate queen ancestry and how sailing is the perfect sport for social distancing!
22/03/2020 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
Ep.124: 'STEM Queen' - Miss Universe Ireland Fionnghuala O'Reilly on working with NASA
On this week's episode our presenter Niamh Maher is joined by the current Miss Universe Ireland Fionnghuala O'Reilly. They discuss her work as a datanaut with NASA, how spreading the word of STEM is crucial and could you be a beauty queen? We're taking an in-depth look at pageants!
This episode of 'Girls With Goals' is brought to you by Lifestyle Sports. On International Women's Day our presenter Niamh Maher headed down to the 'Women Supporting Women' event in Dublin to talk about inspiration, equality and feeling powerful. Amateur boxer Mary-Kate Slattery talks about balancing her sporting career with a law degree, the history of women in Ireland and who inspires her. We also caught up with Yoga extraordinaire and studio owner Molly McKeever who enlightened us with tales of staying centred. Our own Cassie Stokes was MCing the event so we, of course, had to have a catch up. We spoke about growing up surrounded by strong women, the importance of being kind and garlic dip (because it's Cassie). Happy International Women's Day!
08/03/2020 • 30 minutes 9 seconds
Ep.122: 'Notions Eleven' - Jarlath Regan on new shows and the power of laughter
On today's episode of Girls With Goals, Denise Curtin is joined by "An Irishman Abroad" Jarlath Regan to discuss his new show "Notions Eleven".
01/03/2020 • 31 minutes 25 seconds
Ep.121 : 'Can We Change?' - Tara Flynn and Ciarán McMahon on the psychology of social media
On this week's episode we're talking about social media and the impact it has on our everyday lives. Writer and actor Tara Flynn joins our host Niamh Maher to discuss the trolling she's experienced, why she deleted her twitter and personal responsibility. We're also joined by Dr.Ciarán McMahon who has LITERALLY written a book on the psychology of social media. We discuss online disinhibition, visibility and what the future holds. If you're affected by anything contained in this episode please call Samaritans on 116123.
23/02/2020 • 47 minutes 47 seconds
Ep.120: 'Chilling Adventures' - Sarah Rees Brennan talks Sabrina, battling cancer & writer's block
On this week's episode we're joined by author Sarah Rees Brennan. We're discussing how she landed a much coveted book deal, how writing tie-in novels for a Netflix sensation is the dream job and how battling cancer changed her perspective!
16/02/2020 • 40 minutes 27 seconds
Ep.119: 'Gaff Goddess' - In conversation with Laura De Barra LIVE at Smock Alley Theatre
Our presenter Niamh Maher left the studio this week and hosted two sold out shows in Smock Alley Theatre with none other then THE GAFF GODDESS herself Laura De Barra.
With SHEiy sisters packing the house, the atmosphere was electric and the home hacks are plentiful... you don't want to miss this!
09/02/2020 • 45 minutes 33 seconds
Ep.118: 'Election Bants' - Ellen Coyne and Ciairín de Buis join us for our #GE2020 special
Ask and you shall receive. On this week's episode, we're joined by JOE's Head of Politics Ellen Coyne to break down the upcoming General Election and answer ALL of your questions. What's the differences between the parties? What policies stand a chance? Who the hell should you vote for? We've got you covered. We're also joined by the CEO of Women For Election, Ciarín de Buis, to discuss gender quotas, women in politics and how we can get involved!
02/02/2020 • 55 minutes 40 seconds
Ep.117: 'All Hail Aniston' - Leslie Ann Horgan & Rebecca O'Keeffe on former couples & former royals
On this week's episode we're doing a deep dive on the entertainment news that has shocked the world. A former couple stood near each other and everyone lost their sh*t, we're taking a look at the 'Braniston' effect and what's next for Harry and Meghan? Everyone has an opinion but do people really care? Irish journalist Meadhbh McGrath hosts the 'HeirHeads' podcast, she also joins us from London to weigh in on the royal rumble!
26/01/2020 • 43 minutes 57 seconds
Ep.116: No Fuss Vegan - Roz Purcell on vegetables, foot fetishes and social media!
We're joined on this week's show by Roz Purcell. The former model has just released her third cookbook 'No Fuss Vegan' she's talking us through how she comes up with her delectable recipes, her past struggles with disordered eating and how social media needs to change.
19/01/2020 • 35 minutes 15 seconds
Ep.115: Career Coaches & Life Audits - We're kicking of 2020 with a bang
On this week's show we're joined by career coach Susan Keating to answer your burning career questions and author of 'The Life Audit' Michelle Moroney is in studio to talk us through her workbook that promises a healthier and happier you.
12/01/2020 • 1 hour 8 minutes 53 seconds
Ep.114 : Women Of The Year - We're taking a look back at some of our incredible guests from 2019
On our New Year's special we're taking a look back at some of our most powerful episodes from 2019. From the inspirational Jayda McCann to the straight-talking Maura Higgins, 2019 has been an incredible year for women and we're proud to showcase this on Girls With Goals.
29/12/2019 • 56 minutes 27 seconds
Ep.113 : 'Twas The Night Before - Niamh Maher and Denise Curtin on Eggnog, Xmas ghosts & Twinkies
It's our Christmas special of Girls With Goals and Niamh Maher and Denise Curtin have travelled to a land far, far away (well Kildare) in order to FULLY embrace the Christmas spirit. They're sampling Christmas food from around the globe, relaying some special messages from listeners, trying Eggnog for the first time and battling their very own Christmas spirit!
22/12/2019 • 34 minutes 17 seconds
Ep.112: Tune spinning and catwalk turning - January Winters' 9 to 5
In this week's episode of Girls With Goals, model and DJ, January Winters joins Denise Curtin.
From living in Istanbul to soaking up the lifestyle of the rich and famous in Milan, January's job is far from your typical 9 to 5 and she sat down on this episode to tell us all.
15/12/2019 • 30 minutes 14 seconds
In The Shadow Of The Eighth- Peter Boylan on fighting for women's rights
Peter Boylan, former Master of the National Maternity Hospital, joins us in studio to talk about his new book 'In The Shadow of the Eighth'. The book examines his forty year career in medicine. On the show we chat about his liberal upbringing and how it affected his views as a young doctor, how he dealt with smear campaigns and what still needs to be done for women's health in Ireland today.
08/12/2019 • 37 minutes 19 seconds
Ep.110: Spice up your life sustainably - Gracie Collier on growing her own business
On this week's Girls With Goals, Gracie Collier of Spice Vintage sits down with Her's Denise Curtin to talk about sustainable fashion, taking risks and following your passion. Gracie set up Spice Vintage, a clothing store in Limerick when she was 25-years-old and since launching, the store has gone from strength to strength. Today she tells her story and plans for the future.
01/12/2019 • 53 minutes 10 seconds
Ep.109: Professions, Power and Pop Stars - Sigrid, Rob Kenny and Aoife Walsh
On this week's episode Denise Curtin invites social media powerhouses Rob Kenny and Aoife Walsh to the studio, they're discussing the power of influencers in this country and whether kids should be looking at other careers. Also on this week's episode Niamh Maher catches up with Sigrid about growing up in Norway, why Joni Mitchell was the number one inspiration and we quiz her on her Johnny Logan knowledge!
24/11/2019 • 59 minutes 56 seconds
Ep.108: The Non-Christmas Show - Cassie Stokes, Denise Curtin & Niamh Maher on decking the halls!
Have yourself a very mid-November! Do you think it's too early to be decking the halls? The Christmas lights are on and our presenter Niamh Maher welcomes her colleagues Cassie Stokes and Denise Curtin to studio to discuss the Chrimbo takeover. We're reviewing terribly twee movies, discussing cheese-tastic carols and we're testing our guests on some old-school knowledge!
17/11/2019 • 37 minutes 32 seconds
Ep.107: A Family Affair - Helen Steele and Halle Steele join us to talk fashion and family
On this week's episode Denise Curtin welcomes Helen and Halle Steele to studio to talk fashion empires and leaving cert pressure! Niamh Maher also catches up with Sophie Benoit to discuss her project 'Designers In The City'.
10/11/2019 • 55 minutes 59 seconds
Ep.106: Standing Out - Ailbhe & Izzy of 'Izzy Wheels' join us to talk business and Barbies!
On this week's show our host Niamh Maher is joined by the Keane sisters, Ailbhe and Izzy, the brains behind Izzy wheels. Izzy Wheels transform a medical device into a piece of fashion and self expression, their motto is 'If you can't stand up, stand out!'. Our reporter Denise Curtin also visited Irish aerialist Aisling Ní Cheallaigh to learn about the breathtakingly beautiful world of circus!
03/11/2019 • 51 minutes 6 seconds
Bitesize Bonus : Lena Tice on Olympic aspirations and Team Hope!
Ahead of a weekend of Olympic qualifiers, international hockey star Lena Tice joins us to discuss how training is going and how we can all make a difference to children's lives this Christmas!
31/10/2019 • 9 minutes 5 seconds
Ep.105: Equality For Children - Ranae Von Meding joins us with an important message
On this week's episode activist Ranae Von Meding joins our host Niamh Maher to talk about the Equality For Children campaign. The campaign is seeking equal legal rights for many LGBTQ+ parents to their children. Currently, only one parent of a donor-assisted child born to LGBTQ+ couples can put their name on the birth certificate. Ranae tells Niamh about what this means for many families across this country and why they're fighting against discrimination and mis-information.
27/10/2019 • 30 minutes 1 second
Ep.104: You gotta WERQ - Aideen Kate and Niamh Cunningham on life in the creative industry
On this week's Girls With Goals, Denise Curtin is joined by beauty influencer Aideen-Kate and tattoo artist Niamh Cunningham. Giving the lowdown on the latest trends to the reality behind working for yourself, the ladies chat about what it takes to keep soaring in the Irish creative industry.
20/10/2019 • 49 minutes 7 seconds
Ep.103: Breast Aware - We're heading out to educate and fundraise for Breast Cancer Awareness month
On this week's episode Niamh Maher and Denise Curtin are finding out how they can be more breast aware for Breast Cancer Awareness month. They head to Roches in Dublin, a dedicated wig and breast care clinic for people battling cancer. Along with wigs, Roches offer breast prosthesis, mastectomy lingerie and a swimwear boutique! They also head out to talk to the Weekend AM team, Paul Ryder and Suzanne Kane, who are raising much needed funds for breast cancer research
13/10/2019 • 49 minutes 23 seconds
Ep.102: Talk Of The Town - Cassie Stokes on the next chapter
Host Niamh Maher is joined by Cassie Stokes on this week's episode. As Xposé comes to an end, Cassie reflects on her career so far and we look ahead to the next chapter revealing some sneaky insights into what the Her audience can expect from our newest team member!
06/10/2019 • 58 minutes 34 seconds
Life After Love Island - Maura Higgins on newfound fame, staying grounded and what's next!
On this week's episode we're joined in studio by Maura Higgins! After finding fame on Love Island we're chatting about how popping into the shops is a thing of the past, growing up in Longford, planning for the future and podcasting!
29/09/2019 • 28 minutes 14 seconds
Ep.100: Filter This - Sophie White joins us to talk influencers, human pyramids and wiki webs
We're celebrating our 100th episode of Girls With Goals and we're delighted to welcome author and podcaster Sophie White to the show. Sophie brings us through 'Filter This', her new book which is not only receiving rave reviews but it's making us all examine the true power of Instagram and influence. Our reporter Denise Curtin also takes to the streets of Dublin to pose the question 'Are we sick of being influenced?'
22/09/2019 • 56 minutes 28 seconds
Ep.99: Model Behaviour - Cathy Costello and Denise Curtin on body positivity without a filter
On this week's Girls With Goals, Denise Curtin invites model Cathy Costello to our studios to discuss working full-time as a model when faced with constant discussion over her shape. Cathy talks about her past struggles with self-acceptance and the continuing journey she's on.
15/09/2019 • 40 minutes 28 seconds
Ep.98: Travel, Prosecco & Pigeons - Nadia El Ferdaoussi, Joanne McNally and Denise Curtin
On this week's episode our host Niamh Maher is joined by Her's Denise Curtin and travel bogger and writer Nadia El Ferdaoussi. They're discussing the realities of a working holiday, what it takes to become a wine master and Joanne McNally pops in to discuss her show 'Prosecco Express' but mostly we talked about The Sound Of Music and pigeons!
08/09/2019 • 1 hour 5 minutes 18 seconds
Ep.97: GAA MAAD - Vickey Curtis & Áine O'Hara on Irish pride and culture shocks
Niamh Maher is joined by Vickey Curtis and Áine O'Hara this week to discuss their new theatre show GAA MAAD. Being performed as part of Dublin Fringe Festival, the duo have big plans for the show which they describe as a 'drunk history critique on GAA, Pride and how we all belong?'. This is a must see performance!
01/09/2019 • 36 minutes 26 seconds
Ep.96: Prizes & Pleather - Nicola Hughes joins our live audience to talk reality TV and moving on!
On this week's episode we've brought Girls With Goals to a live audience. Recorded in Elle's Bar in Dublin, we're chatting to the finalists of our Neutrogena sponsored competition. We wanted to hear from you about your goals and the winner received a €5,000 cash prize to help her on her way. We're also joined by former Made In Chelsea star, influencer and model, Nicola Hughes who revealed some home truths about reality TV and how she's moving on!
25/08/2019 • 36 minutes
Ep.95: Who Needs Weekends? - Glitz n' Pieces founders Grace and Ellen on prowess and passion
On this week's episode our host Niamh Maher is joined by the founders of online boutique Glitz n' Pieces, Grace O'Sullivan and Ellen Weber. From starting a business straight out of college to opening up their own HQ, they're giving their insights into entrepreneurship, how starting with nothing helped them in the long run and how you have to adapt in order to survive. Get ready to be PUMPED, these women have serious GOALS.
18/08/2019 • 46 minutes 48 seconds
Ep.94: The Fashion Capital - Limerick's Aoife McNamara on Irish design and Marc Jacobs encounters!
On this week's episode our host Niamh Maher is joined by Irish fashion designer Aoife McNamara. The Limerick native has taken the fashion world by storm with her eye-catching silhouettes and dedication to sustainability and vintage looks. We're talking about her years studying at the Limerick School of Art & Design, interning in Paris and taking an elevator with Marc Jacobs!
11/08/2019 • 38 minutes 36 seconds
Ep.93: Triple Threat - Remy Naidoo on working hard and taking chances
On this week's episode, brought to you by Neutrogena, our host Niamh Maher is joined by presenter, musician and actor Remy Naidoo. You might recognise Remy as the roving reporter for Xposé but what you may not know is that she has a degree in music, she's worked as a TV production runner and she has her sights set on a pretty big presenting gig!
04/08/2019 • 32 minutes 54 seconds
Ep. 92: One More Tune - DJ Mona-Lxsa on reinventing Dublin's music scene
On this week's episode, we're joined by Dublin DJ Mona-Lxsa. She shares her story of coming to Ireland at 17, finding her passion in music, going viral and her plans for global domination!
28/07/2019 • 41 minutes 34 seconds
Ep.91: Beauty, Boojum and Brows - Lucy McPhail, Niamh Maher and Rebecca O'Keeffe
On this week's episode Her's Beauty Editor Rebecca O'Keeffe welcomes owner and CEO of Fetch Beauty Lucy McPhail to the Girls With Goals studio. Producer and presenter Niamh Maher is also there but less for beauty knowledge and more for beauty mishaps! They're talking about setting up your own company, the importance of knowing your STUFF when it comes to skincare, how surgery influences the beauty industry and ultimately the chat turns to Ovie from Love Island... because he's a beautiful creature!
21/07/2019 • 49 minutes 37 seconds
Ep.90: Understanding Syria - Razan Ibraheem on refugees, direct provision and leaving family behind
Our host Niamh Maher is joined by Syrian journalist Razan Ibraheem on this week's episode of Girls With Goals. Razan tells us about growing up in Syria, how she made Ireland her home, the heartbreak of war and what we can do to help!
14/07/2019 • 50 minutes 48 seconds
Ep.89: A Proud Home Comes To Visit - Joanne Mooney joins us for interior chats and set redesigns!
Niamh Maher is joined in studio this week by interior Instagrammer 'A Proud Home' also known as Joanne Mooney! Joanne has amassed a massive audience through her use of colour, enviable pictures and jealous inducing pom poms. With this in mind we invited her in to discuss how Irish people are slowly coming around to interior design, we discuss how to spruce up your rental AND she gives us some pointers for our own studio!
07/07/2019 • 37 minutes 19 seconds
Ep.88: Shit Explosions and Royalty - Denise Curtin & Rebecca O'Keeffe on TV reboots and marriage
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by Her writer Denise Curtin and Beauty Editor Rebecca O'Keeffe. They're discussing our latest Love Island show 'I've Got A Text', the reaction from 'The Hills' reboot and what marrying a royal could ACTUALLY do to your life (someone on the panel may also have slid into a royal's DM's to get the ball rolling).
30/06/2019 • 49 minutes 50 seconds
Ep.87: Pride and Unexpected Items - Will St Leger and Paul Ryder on protests and parties
It's Pride month and on this week's show our host Niamh Maher is joined by artist, activist and Grand Marshall of the Dublin Pride festival Will St Leger. Will and Niamh are joined by creative director, choreographer and friend of the show Paul Ryder, they're discussing what Pride means to them, rainbow capitalism, sexual health and that annoying voice at self-service checkouts!
23/06/2019 • 50 minutes 34 seconds
Ep.86: The Business Of Fashion - Sonya Lennon on not being an eejit
On this week's episode our host Niamh Maher is back with entrepreneur, stylist and designer Sonya Lennon. They journey back through her thirty year career and talk about ambition, opportunity and dressing for success.
16/06/2019 • 44 minutes 59 seconds
Ep.85 : Sleep, Stress and Social Media – Time to live your best life!
On this week's episode Louise Carroll is joined by Dr.Ciara Kelly and it's all about dealing with stress, how to utilise sleep which we ALL need and how we can use social media for good!
09/06/2019 • 46 minutes 33 seconds
Ep. 84: Sustainable Beauty, Climate Change and Eco Daddies.
On this week's episode of Girls With Goals, Her's Beauty Editor, Rebecca O'Keeffe, sits down with Anna O'Rourke and Leanne Woodfull to chat about sustainable beauty, Ireland's climate emergency and our genuine obsession with David Attenborough, King of the Eco Daddies.
02/06/2019 • 49 minutes 39 seconds
Ep.83 - James Charles, Love Island and spilling the TEA
Ep.83 - James Charles, Love Island and spilling the TEA by Her
26/05/2019 • 49 minutes 25 seconds
Financial Abuse - The frightening reality
On this week's episode, brought to you by AIB, we're joined by the Director of Women's Aid Margaret Martin to discuss financial and economic abuse. We're also joined by an abuse victim who tells us her harrowing story in the hopes of shedding light on this frightening reality for women across Ireland.
12/05/2019 • 1 hour 8 minutes 6 seconds
Ep.82: Dresses, Nuggets and Moments - Eamonn McGill on red carpet takeovers
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by designer to the stars Eamonn McGill and fashion editor Olivia Hayes! There's a surprising amount of food talk at the beginning of this episode but then it's STRAIGHT down to business with serious fashion chat. Eamonn discusses what it feels like to see his creations walk down the carpet, how positivity is a RULE in his studio and how sometimes you just need a nugget to get you through!
05/05/2019 • 1 hour 4 minutes 21 seconds
Ep.81: Wyvern Lingo - Caoimhe, Karen and Saoirse join us to talk band beginnings and changing sounds
On this week's episode we're welcoming Wyvern Lingo to studio. Childhood friends growing up, we're chatting to these talented women about their changing sound (which actually hasn't changed as abruptly as everyone thinks), band culture, being labelled 'smug' and much more!
21/04/2019 • 39 minutes 27 seconds
Ep.80: Colourful Pleasure - Aisling Keenan and Denise Curtin on freelancing and synesthesia
On this week's episode of Girls With Goals our host Niamh Maher is joined by freelance journalist Aisling Keenan and content creator with Her Denise Curtin. They're talking about the minefield that is freelance journalism and how to pick yourself up after a career setback. They also delve into the world of synesthesia and discuss Aisling's new sex and relationship podcast!
14/04/2019 • 57 minutes 30 seconds
Ep.79: Guinness Punch Babes - Nadine Reid and Amy De Bhrún on history, confidence and passion
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by actor and writer Amy De Bhrún and Xposé's newest star Nadine Reid! They're talking about career progression, maintaining confidence and passion and the pressures placed on women in the entertainment industry. Nadine also shares with us her Jamaican upbringing in Birmingham and how Ireland has fast become her second home, while Amy talks us through her 'Line of Duty' role, the tough world of theatre production AND she shares an exclusive with us... WHO DOESN'T LOVE AN EXCLUSIVE?
07/04/2019 • 1 hour 19 seconds
Ep.78: Sustainability Queens - Keelin Moncrieff and Molly Parsons on anti-blogging, fashion and fame
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by YouTuber Keelin Moncrieff and podcaster Molly Parsons. They're tackling the online world and talking about 'making it' in the competitive creative market, they also discuss how we're being lied to on a daily basis by brands and what we can ALL do to understand and learn more about sustainability. Niamh is also joined by the founding director of Body&Soul Avril Stanley and music booker Jenny Wren.
31/03/2019 • 1 hour 13 minutes 25 seconds
Ep.77: Mother Knows Best - Niamh Maher and Rebecca O'Keeffe invite their mums in
We're dedicating this week's episode to the women who made us... literally. Niamh Maher and Rebecca O'Keeffe invite their mothers in to talk about everything from generation gaps to the second child 'myth'.
We're also getting crucial dinner party advice, there may be a quiz and OF COURSE we've included some bloopers.
24/03/2019 • 45 minutes 41 seconds
Ep.76: Big Dirty Office Chats - Michael Fry and Denise Curtin on fishy tea and microwaved coffee
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is dragging her colleagues in to spill the (fishy) tea on office shenanigans. It's not just OUR office though we put a call out to our listeners and the response was overwhelming! From constant emails to filthy kitchen habits we're naming and shaming (not really because GDPR) some of the worst culprits. Niamh also chats to fitness guru and businesswoman Orla Hopkins ahead of Hormonal Health Week.
17/03/2019 • 1 hour 3 minutes 46 seconds
Ep.75: Dancing Through Life - Holly Carpenter on life after modelling and building a business
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by former model and Irish beauty queen Holly Carpenter. They're discussing her model roots, building a business as a woman in Ireland, catfishing tinder profiles and much more. Niamh is also joined by sisters Evie and Eliza Ward of Nutshed, the healthy treat brand making SERIOUS waves in the raw food scene.
10/03/2019 • 1 hour 7 minutes 53 seconds
Ep.74: Hope And Perspective - Jayda McCann on living with cancer
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by Jayda McCann. Jayda is currently living with stage 4 sarcoma cancer and her entire world has changed in the last year. Unwilling to accept the doctors diagnosis (which turned out to be wrong), Jayda has flipped perspective on this terrifying disease and is ploughing ahead with hope, tenacity and unbelievable strength. An important listen for anyone who needs a reality check.
03/03/2019 • 39 minutes 27 seconds
Ep.73: Flatulence, Body Dysmorphia And Sport - Maeve Madden and Greta Streimikyte
On this week's episode Niamh Maher interviews two awe-inspiring women. Author, blogger and model Maeve Madden joins us to discuss her battle with body dysmorphia, getting out of toxic relationships and farting up a storm! Irish Paralympian Greta Streimikyte also joins us in studio to talk about her childhood in Lithuania, representing Ireland on a world stage and growing up a triplet!
24/02/2019 • 42 minutes
Ep.72: Dolly And Diamonds - Chupi, Denise Curtin and Rebecca O'Keeffe on some favourite things
On this week's episode we're exploring some of our ABSOLUTE favourite things. What are we reading? What are we listening to? What are we binge watching? We're finding it all out. Our presenter Niamh Maher is also joined by award winning jewellery designer Chupi to talk growing up with no electricity, home schooling, being born a romantic and more!
18/02/2019 • 1 hour 16 minutes 49 seconds
Ep.71: I'll Show You Mine - The 'Pure Filth' gals are in for a swinging good Valentine's
On this week's episode we're celebrating Valentine's Day with a sexy twist. Committed to exploring further realms of our sexual identity we're joined in studio by Sarah Tyrell and Michelle McCormick of the newly formed sex podcast 'Pure Filth'. Sarah and Michelle are opening people's minds and smashing stigmas attached to the 'alternative' communities of kink and swinging. Our presenter Niamh Maher may not have known much about sex clubs before this episode started... but she's committed to a few things by the time it's done!
10/02/2019 • 1 hour 3 minutes 38 seconds
Ep.70: What Do We Want? - The nurses and midwives share their stories
We're dedicating this week's episode of Girls With Goals to the nurses and midwives of the INMO who went out on strike last week in the hopes of attaining pay parity. We wanted to hear their stories so we went to the picket lines to talk to them. We'll also hear from union officials about real ways the Government can come to the table and avert further action and two young nurses join us in studio to discuss the future of the profession and why they do what they do.
03/02/2019 • 38 minutes 34 seconds
EP.69: Bra Off, Face Off - Caroline Hirons shares her secrets
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is heading off on a holiday and Her.ie's Beauty Editor Rebecca O'Keeffe is sitting down with guru of all things skincare Caroline Hirons. Ever wondered what retinol ACTUALLY does? Do you know how much water you should ACTUALLY be drinking and did you know that having a blog will ACTUALLY help your children hook up (that one might be isolated to Caroline's case), click play for all this and more!
27/01/2019 • 49 minutes 11 seconds
Ep.68 : Lights, Camera, Action! - It's OSCAR NOMINATION WEEK and we're movie experts now
It's all about the glitz and glamour of the Oscars this week on Girls With Goals. We've NEVER dedicated a full episode to movies, so we're taking a look at some of the incredible women in film at the moment and making a few predictions while we're at it! Niamh Maher(not a film critic)is joined by Chris Wasser and Cara O'Doherty (both film critics)to break down the big hits of 2018. We're taking a look at power, calling out some truly shocking remakes and predicting some big hitters for Irish film in 2019. Mentalist and magician Keith Barry also drops by to talk about his new tour 'Deception' and truly freak out Niamh.
20/01/2019 • 1 hour 1 minute 56 seconds
Ep.67: Hairy Beautiful People - Jen Morris and Laura Jackson on surgery, hairy pits and more!
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by beauty blogger Jen Morris or 'Too Dolly Makeup' as she's known to her 27k followers on Instagram she's joined by Her.ie's beauty editor Rebecca O'Keeffe to talk turning passions into professions, how painful lip fillers actually are and how you MUST get dressed every single day. Niamh also chats to Exeter university student Laura Jackson who is making global headlines for her #JanuHAIRY campaign... is it finally time we all ditch the razors?
13/01/2019 • 58 minutes 8 seconds
Ep.66: Thank u resolutions, NEXT! - Nadine O'Regan and Molly Sterling on the art of anxiety!
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by broadcaster and arts editor Nadine O'Regan. They're discussing the First Fortnight festival which aims to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health through creative arts! They're also tackling resolutions (or lack thereof) the frightening reality of being trolled and TIDYING UP!
Niamh also sits down with the crazy talented Molly Sterling ahead of her headline gig at Whelan's, they're chatting about inspiration, being labelled a 'wordsmith' and 'balls to the wall' ballads!
06/01/2019 • 1 hour 3 minutes 7 seconds
Ep.65: HAPPY NEW YEAR! - Niamh Maher, Rebecca O'Keeffe and Louise Carroll do some toasting!
We're ringing in the New Year in style this week. Niamh Maher is joined by members of the Her.ie team Rebecca O'Keeffe and Louise Carroll as they take a look back at 2018. They're talking about EVERYTHING from Repealing the 8th to Love Island! And OF COURSE it wouldn't be a New Year's special without a little tipple to celebrate. A big thank you to all our loyal listeners and subscribers... roll on 2019!
30/12/2018 • 55 minutes 59 seconds
Ep.64: Christmas Craic - From reality TV stars to Government leaders, Niamh Maher wraps up 2018
It's CHRISTMAS!!!!! On this week's episode, our presenter Niamh Maher is all on her lonesome (as everyone is CURRENTLY watching Harry Potter) but she's not REALLY alone as she's looking back over some of our top performing shows of 2018.
You guessed it, the guests you liked the MOST are all here wrapped up in one yummy 45 minute package. From Aisling Bea and Angela Scanlon to Millie Macintosh, PJ Gallagher and Leo Varadkar, we've compiled the best Girls With Goals bits for your listening pleasure.
23/12/2018 • 46 minutes 37 seconds
Ep.63 : Think Before You Post - Aislinn Mahon on switching off this Christmas
On this week's episode of Girls With Goals our presenter Niamh Maher is joined by Aislinn Mahon who works as the General Manager of Huckletree D2 by day and at night she's a Yoga lover who has sworn off social media. 'Tis the season to be posting so we're talking about the benefits of stepping away from social media and living in the moment! We're also joined by music producers Sinéad Troy and Aoife Woodlock, they're filling us in on the 'Street Lights' collective: a group of Irish musicians and industry professionals who have come together to raise much needed funds for the homeless and we can ALL help!
16/12/2018 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
Ep.62: Careers, Cursing and Christmas - Anna Daly on life, ambition and making things happen
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by TV presenter and Her Family columnist Anna Daly. We're chatting about career progression, how things can change in an instant, savvy advice from famous folk and Rebecca O'Keeffe joins us to talk about the thing most people dread at this time of the year... the office Christmas party
09/12/2018 • 53 minutes 51 seconds
Ep.61: Are You Arsed? - 'It Galz' Lindsay Hamilton and Jenny Claffey on feminism and controversies
The 'It Galz' Lindsay Hamilton and Jenny Claffey join our host Niamh Maher on this week's episode of Girls With Goals. They're getting 'real' about hating the word real, dealing with online hate, modern dating and courting controversy! Head over to our YouTube channel to watch the full episode...
02/12/2018 • 1 hour 5 minutes 39 seconds
Ep.60: Pockets... Please! - Pamela Joyce and Geraldine Carton on crushes and naked swimming
On this week's episode our host Niamh Maher is joined by radio DJ Pamela Joyce and writer Geraldine Carton. We're talking about ALL their bits from early (EARLY) morning wake up calls, to trying something new every week. We're also chatting about obscure crushes, women not getting POCKETS and terrible Christmas movies.
WATCH the episode here :https://youtu.be/uShiMqH8820
25/11/2018 • 49 minutes 37 seconds
Ep.59: Designers, Rockstars And Babies - Emma Manley and Jenny Huston on strength in numbers
On this week's episode of Girls With Goals we're joined by fashion designer Emma Manley and jewellery designer Jenny Huston. They've joined forces to create 'Bloss'. A pop-up design haven, Bloss is the FIRST of it's kind in Ireland, and it's already a force to be reckoned with. We're also running an exciting competition on this week's episode in partnership with F&F at Tesco, find out how you can win by following this link :
19/11/2018 • 44 minutes 35 seconds
Ep.58: The Comeback Show - Conor Behan and Denise Curtin on Spice Girls, pop culture and DILFS
On this week's episode, Niamh Maher is joined by Her writer Denise Curtin and DJ extraordinaire Conor Behan. They're talking about (WHAT ELSE) the return of the SPICE GIRLS. Yes, we are FULLY invested and taking a look back at one of the most successful girl bands of our time, we'll also chat about our own pop failings and a special guest arrives in studio with some questionable accents!
11/11/2018 • 51 minutes 19 seconds
BONUS: Leo Varadkar on equality, gender pay gaps and working mothers
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar joins Niamh Maher on this week's episode of Girls With Goals. They're talking about the gender pay gap laws that are coming down the line, childcare costs and why some mothers aren't re-entering the workforce and the leader of our nation gives our FAVOURITE game '6 words or less' a go... while slightly bending the rules!
08/11/2018 • 27 minutes 21 seconds
Ep.57: Bubbly, Beautiful, Boys - Mark Rogers talks beauty, honest reviews and work/life integration
On this week's episode beauty expert and blogger Mark Rogers joins us to talk about his career, how to maintain a work/life balance (spoiler... you can't). We also talk about seeking greener (or pinker) grass, giving honest reviews online and a couple of us talk about our houses... a LOT.
04/11/2018 • 42 minutes 21 seconds
Ep.56: Do You See Dead People? - A psychic medium pops in for our Halloween special
We recorded this week's episode of Girls With Goals after hours in our new studio, which has a bit of a creepy vibe... fitting as we were joined by Vivienne Cardin a psychic medium who communicates with the dead. So... did any spirits come through? Listen and find out...
28/10/2018 • 52 minutes 12 seconds
BONUS FEATURE: We're LIVE with Joanne McNally, Shawna Scott and Andrea Horan
We recorded this episode live from Griffith College, comedian Joanne McNally, Shawna Scott of SexSiopa.ie and Tropical Popical's Andrea Horan join our host Niamh Maher to talk about balls, contraceptive failure and sex education with our civics teacher!
24/10/2018 • 51 minutes 47 seconds
Ep.55: Chimps, Angels And Virgos - Louise Cooney and Toni O'Rourke
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by blogger Louise Cooney and actress Toni O'Rourke. They're chatting about 'making it', what it takes to be your own boss, packing it all in and living with chimps and (randomly enough) angel cards. Our partnership with EllaOne is also continuing as we hit the streets of Galway to find out why people are taking risks when it comes to sex!
21/10/2018 • 53 minutes 36 seconds
Ep.54: YouTube, Art And Sexy Fears - Diane Jennings and Audrey Hamilton
On this week's episode we're joined by YouTuber Diane Jennings and Artist Audrey Hamilton. We're talking about how YouTubers earn their cash, how you become a famous artist in less than a year, how sexy Halloween costumes are on the way out AND our reporter Orlaith Condon heads back to Cork to find out more information on why people are having LOTS of unprotected sex.
14/10/2018 • 46 minutes 1 second
BONUS: Irish International footballer Stephanie Roche joins us to talk comebacks and bag-packing
Niamh Maher sits down with Irish International Stephanie Roche to talk about the importance of getting involved in sport from a young age. Stephanie also shares her experience of the crucial fundraising efforts that most athletes have to endure in order to keep their clubs or teams going. We're also chatting about comebacks after career threatening injuries and a year and a half on from the now infamous strike we're asking has the treatment of women in Irish football improved?
09/10/2018 • 9 minutes 11 seconds
Ep.53: We Still Have No Eyebrows - Emma Doran and Julie Jay on the brutal decades of our past
On this week's episode we're joined by comedians and fellow podcasters Emma Doran and Julie Jay. We're chatting about their upcoming comedy tour, we forget to ask them how they met, and we delve DEEP into the 1990s from Saved By The Bell to porn. We're also continuing our research in partnership with EllaOne and our reporter Orlaith Condon is back on the streets of Dublin finding out more about young people's attitudes to sex and contraception.
07/10/2018 • 46 minutes 11 seconds
BONUS FEATURE 'Galz Gone Wild' - Melissa McDermott joins Niamh Maher for a GGW/GWG open flame fiesta
Galz Gone Wild is an outdoor adventure tribe with a difference! Set up by Melissa McDermott to combat the fiercely male dominated scene, the group encourages women from all walks of life to strap on some hiking boots and get out in nature. With monthly coffee mornings now thrown into the mix and country wide expansion plans Melissa joins Niamh Maher to fill her in on the Galz Gone Wild, and they have a little camp fire of their own in studio (SAFELY of course).
04/10/2018 • 12 minutes 46 seconds
Ep.52: Happy Birthday To Us - We're inviting back some of our favourites for a birthday extravaganza
Well... it's been 52 weeks of Girls With Goals and we're DELIGHTED to welcome back some of our favourite guests: Paul Ryder, Rosemary McCabe, Ciara Knight and Sarah Tyrell join Niamh Maher and Rebecca O'Keefe to take a quick look back before ploughing ahead. There may be some dodgy voice notes and talk of poop, but what else would you expect? We're also continuing our research revelations with morning after pill EllaOne this week and heading to Cork to find out what's going on in the sex lives of young people...
30/09/2018 • 1 hour 54 seconds
Ep.51: We're Coming For The Crown - Kirsten Mate Maher on Rose life and modern women
On this week's episode the reigning Rose Of Tralee Kirsten Mate Maher joins us to discuss how her life has changed since winning the coveted title. We're discussing modern dating with Rebecca O'Keeffe who got an 'interesting' proposition on tinder recently. Niamh Maher talks about losing followers after posting one too many ceiling shots of the Vatican and we're hitting the streets of Dublin to talk about contraception and the morning after pill!
23/09/2018 • 38 minutes 39 seconds
Ep.50: Let's Talk About Crime - Shauna Keogh on making docs, pride and vampires!
On this week's episode Emmy nominated producer and film maker Shauna Keogh joins Niamh Maher and Rebecca O'Keeffe to talk about her incredible career from reality TV to making true crime documentaries surrounding some of Ireland's most notorious unsolved murders! We're also discussing pride, how clothing and sexuality can go hand in hand and we'll visit the darker side of Disney...
16/09/2018 • 50 minutes 50 seconds
Ep.49: Going Solo - RuthAnne Cunningham on writing hits and changing sounds
On a very special episode of Girls With Goals we're joined in studio by singer/songwriter RuthAnne Cunningham.
Known for writing hit tracks for the likes of JoJo, Niall Horan and Britney Spears, the Dublin native is releasing new material in the form of her first solo album.
We're chatting about what it was like to move to LA at the age of 17, what dealing with 'Hollywood feck boys' is REALLY like and she also treats us to a performance of her latest single 'Liquid'... Enjoy.
09/09/2018 • 30 minutes
BONUS FEATURE 'No Spring Chicken' - Maria McKenzie on beauty with no age limits
Blogger Maria McKenzie started 'No Spring Chicken' with the intent to target an untapped audience in the skincare, beauty and makeup world. Fed up with seeing pages filled with unattainable beauty her aim is to promote ageing well, as opposed to anti-ageing... and she's bloody gas too!
05/09/2018 • 25 minutes 19 seconds
Ep.48: ASMR And Confused Selfie Monsters - Anouska Proetta Brandon and Rebecca O'Keeffe
On this week's episode, Niamh Maher is joined by photographer, social media consultant and blogger Anouska Proetta Brandon and our beauty editor Rebecca O'Keeffe returns with more pearls of wisdom. We're talking about the insanely popular ASMR trend which is taking YouTube by storm (we also, rather poorly, give it a try). We're also talking about body positivity, as one magazine cover sends shockwaves through the beauty community. Also, do any of us really need more self esteem? Or are we simply a generation of confused, entitled, selfie monsters!
02/09/2018 • 41 minutes 46 seconds
Ep.47: Eat, Sleep, Repeat - Sarah Doyle, Rachel Keane and Siobhan Murray on happiness and burnout
On this week's episode, Niamh Maher is joined in studio by life coach Sarah Doyle and founder of Póg Rachel Keane. They're discussing the connection between healthy eating and healthy lives, how growing up in a society obsessed with diet-culture has taken it's toll and the practical steps we can take to reach COMPLETE happiness (hint... it involves pancakes and cars).
Psychotherapist and behavioural change therapist Siobhan Murray joins us for our Spotlight interview this week to talk about burnout and stress, we're debunking the buzz words and learning the facts!
26/08/2018 • 53 minutes 48 seconds
Ep.46: An Apple A Day - Jess Kelly and Orlaith Condon on careers, results and sweet technology!
On this week's episode we're joined by tech correspondent with Newstalk and host of 'Tech Talk' Jess Kelly. Our own Orlaith Condon joins us from the Her editorial team as we take a look back at our own memories of the nerve-wracking CAO time, we're talking about controlling our own career paths, and Jess may have a few stern words for us about our storage use! Turns out an apple a day may not be the way to go!
19/08/2018 • 56 minutes 45 seconds
BONUS FEATURE 'Double Denim At The Ready' - B*Witched are here for the ultimate throwback
Our favourite denim wearing, nostalgia inducing, jig dancing girl band 'B*Witched' join Niamh Maher in studio for a special bonus feature of Girls With Goals. We're chatting about reunions, headlining Electric Picnic, stripping nuns and OF COURSE we had to test them on their 90's music knowledge.
15/08/2018 • 18 minutes 2 seconds
Ep.45: Chronically Single And Building Empires - Aimee Connolly, Rebecca O'Keeffe and Retro Flame
On this week's episode Niamh Maher is joined by make-up artist and entrepreneur Aimee Connolly and Her's Beauty Editor Rebecca O'Keeffe. They're talking about controversial tattoos, what it takes to build a beauty empire, being chronically single and dorky high fives! Niamh also chats to Erica Fox aka 'Retro Flame' about the competitive world of lifestyle blogging, living it up in NYC and how she generates that all important traffic!
12/08/2018 • 48 minutes 56 seconds
BONUS FEATURE 'Hockey Legends' - Deirdre Duke and Conan Doherty on smashing records and bandwagoning
Niamh Maher is joined in studio by SportsJOE editor Conan Doherty to dissect the historic World Cup performance of the Irish Women's Hockey team. World Cup silver medallist Deirdre Duke also joins us on the line to talk about the come down and her hopes for hockey in the future.
08/08/2018 • 21 minutes 6 seconds
Ep.44: Cats Are Evil, Avocados Are Shite - Jen Hatton and Louise Carroll on fads, pubes and Disney
Facebook and Snapchat star Jen Hatton joins Her.ie writer Louise Carroll on the podcast this week, they're chatting with presenter Niamh Maher about crazy fads, how (evidently) the bush is back, and some unpopular opinions that focus on cats, avocados and Disney.
05/08/2018 • 47 minutes 26 seconds
BONUS FEATURE 'Beautiful Pain' - 24 hours with Gravy and Sailor Jerry
Niamh Maher spent 24 hours with Daniel 'Gravy' Thomas, the global brand ambassador for Sailor Jerry. They're chatting about spiced rum, tattoo culture, the iconic Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins, feminism and there's a little bit of Niamh squirming in pain thrown in for good measure.
02/08/2018 • 12 minutes 20 seconds
Ep.43: The Big Dick Energy Show - Sarina Bellissimo and Denise Curtin on badass energy and Buffy
On this week's episode broadcaster Sarina Bellissimo and writer with Her.ie Denise Curtin join Niamh Maher to talk about Big Dick Energy, what it is and how to hang on to it. They also bash out a few celebrity interview tales and it's a new era for Buffy fans, should we be messing with such an iconic show?
29/07/2018 • 49 minutes 26 seconds
BONUS FEATURE 'Puppy Farms' - We talk to the DSPCA about the worrying trend of designer dogs
Ireland is developing a reputation as the 'puppy farm' capital of Europe, in this bonus feature of Girls With Goals, Niamh Maher chats to Gillian Bird of the DSPCA to find out what can be done to stop this, what you should know about breeders and regulations in Ireland and we're talking about the new trend of 'designer dogs'.
25/07/2018 • 12 minutes 42 seconds
Ep.42: Skin And Blisters - Jennifer Rock and Sarah Hanrahan on skin, business and blogging
On this episode The Skin Nerd Jennifer Rock and moderator of 'I Come Undone' Sarah Hanrahan join Niamh Maher to talk about making it online, what EXACTLY blackheads are and why blogging has become a dirty word! Writer for Her.ie Anna O'Rourke joins us to talk about our new on-site series 'Make A Fuss' which is championing women in business across Ireland.
22/07/2018 • 55 minutes 3 seconds
BONUS FEATURE - Mary Lou McDonald on Brexit, Presidents and Instagram
Leader of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou McDonald, joins Niamh Maher for this special bonus feature of Girls With Goals. From her beginnings in politics, to the latest developments on Brexit and the Sinn Féin presidential aspirations, she's also filling us in on her favourite TV show (that involves a royal) and why she's not on Instagram!
17/07/2018 • 29 minutes 24 seconds
Ep.41: We're Sweating - Cassie Stokes and Claire Balding on alopecia, showbiz and farting.
Claire Balding and Cassie Stokes join Niamh Maher on this week's episode of Girls With Goals. We're talking about alopecia, how you get your face on the telly, STUPID short engagements and farting out loud in public (mortified). Her.ie writer Jade Hayden joins us in studio for our Spotlight interview this week, she's filling us in on Agony Can't our new dating advice series, so if you have an issue with an ex, or slept with someone you work with, or are FREAKED because your fella keeps liking his ex on Instagram, you NEED to listen.
15/07/2018 • 57 minutes 37 seconds
Ep.40:Clint Eastwood Is King - Cloochy and Caroline Foran on careers, confidence and everything else
In this episode Niamh Maher is joined by world renowned makeup artist Cloochy and friend of the show Caroline Foran returns with another book under her belt. We're talking about some nightmare moments in our careers, why our health is crucial above ALL else, we'll discuss having unapologetic confidence and we might tough on vaginas (it just went there). Interior Design guru Mr.Kate joins us from LA for our Spotlight Interview, she talks about being the face behind a million dollar lifestyle brand, and the highs and lows of working with your other half! It's a doozy... don't forget to subscribe!
08/07/2018 • 1 hour 10 minutes 19 seconds
Ep.39:The Minister Has Arrived - Simon Harris on repeal, cervical check, the gender gap and wokeness
Ep.39:The Minister Has Arrived - Simon Harris on repeal, cervical check, the gender gap and wokeness by Her
01/07/2018 • 38 minutes 16 seconds
Ep.38: The heat is on – Erica Cody and Louise Dunne on gigs, beauty and being a BOSS
On this week’s episode Niamh is joined by singer songwriter Erica Cody and CEO and founder of Glissed.com Louise Dunne, they’re talking about the gig culture in Ireland, the new Instagram feature that we can’t get our head around, re-inventing the beauty industry and they’re tackling some HEAT HACKS for the days ahead. For our Spotlight interview this week, we’re joined by Sinead Kane, Ireland’s first registered blind solicitor, who also happens to have two PHDs AND she runs marathons for the craic… as you do!
24/06/2018 • 1 hour 6 minutes 19 seconds
Ep.37: Pride, Baguettes and Mr.Big - Maria Walsh and Paul Ryder on everything you can imagine!
On this week's episode, we're joined by former Rose Of Tralee Maria Walsh and drag artist Paul Ryder. We're talking all things pride, the trials of being a beauty queen, coming out to the media and Conor McGregor's love of crowns. Keep an ear out for our sneaky voice notes and baguette themes!
17/06/2018 • 55 minutes 31 seconds
Ep.36: The Robots Are Coming - Anne-Marie Tomchak and Gillian Fitzpatrick on bots and robojournalism
On this week's episode, we headed to the UK to interview the editor of Mashable. Anne-Marie Tomchak joined Her.ie's publisher Gillian Fitzpatrick on the panel to discuss the future of artificial intelligence and it got us wondering... are any of our jobs truly safe?
10/06/2018 • 1 hour 7 minutes 13 seconds
Ep.35: Beyond Reality – Millie Mackintosh on life, love, dodgy fashion and quality TV
On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined in studio by Millie Mackintosh. Years after leaving her reality roots behind, we catch up with the Made In Chelsea alum and Quality Street heiress to talk life, love and some regretful fashion choices. Ahead of her upcoming nuptials we’re also discussing wedding gifts, the plus one debacle and whether strippers are ever TRULY acceptable. For our spotlight interview this week, we’re joined on the line by London based Irish fashion photographer Holly McGlynn, she weighs in on the murky world of retouching and shares how she hopes to diversify the fashion industry… one model at a time.
03/06/2018 • 30 minutes 5 seconds
Ep.34 : Marry me Michael Bolton – Rebecca Shekleton and Celina Murphy on guilty pleasures
This week we’re all taking a well-earned break from talking about ANYTHING of substance and focusing on pure, unadulterated FROTH. Niamh Maher is joined by Celina Murphy, deputy editor of Onefabday.com and head of social media with 98fm Rebecca Shekleton, we’re tackling the hard-hitting issues of the day such as how much cash Love Island participants make for an Instagram post, and how people pee in wedding dresses. We’re also talking about some serious guilty pleasure crushes (think Dermot Bannon and Michael Bolton doing bits around the house) and we’re joined on the line by US comedian Rachel Wenitsky ahead of her turn at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs festival. It’s all about the GOOD CRAIC this week.
27/05/2018 • 47 minutes 59 seconds
Ep.33: The Final Countdown – Jade Hayden, Anna O’Rourke and Áine Leech on the 8th Amendment
May 25th is fast approaching and in this week’s episode, Niamh Maher is joined by members of the Her editorial and social creative teams as we take a look back at our coverage of this historic referendum. We’re discussing our Facts or Fiction series, examining what abortion will look like in Ireland IF the 8th Amendment is repealed, and one of our writers who ordered abortion pills online shares her story. Niamh also travels to the UK to interview a representative from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.
20/05/2018 • 47 minutes 47 seconds
Ep.32 : I Feel Pretty – Rosemary MacCabe, Holly White and Mary McGill on bloggers and narcissism
On this episode we’re taking HEAPS of selfies and not giving a sh*t, we look at the selfie phenomenon with a woman who has actually written a book on it (and given a TED talk), we’re discussing the latest trend of the imported period parties, and we’ll try and unmask bloggers unveiled. We’re surrounded my bloggers in this episode so we HAD to ask. Our Spotlight interview this week is with actress and playwright Amy DeBhrun, she tells us about the struggles of self-funding a play and why the legendary Lady Mary Heath should never vanish in to the walls of history.
13/05/2018 • 52 minutes 36 seconds
Ep.31: Is your boyfriend gay? – Niamh Horan and Laylah Beattie on smears, pansexuality and fantasies
On this week’s episode, we’re joined on the panel by Sunday Independent journalist Niamh Horan alongside writer and blogger Laylah Beattie. An advocate for trans people in Ireland since transitioning herself, Laylah wants to share her story in the hopes of helping other young people who are struggling with their gender identity. Well known for her divisive journalism, Niamh Horan speaks out on trolls and why you have to take the good with the bad. We’re also shining a spotlight on the cervical cancer scandal that has rocked the nation, finding out what pansexuality actually means and we’ll delve into our deepest, darkest fantasies. For our Spotlight On Sport this week Orlaith O’Doherty Brown joins us in studio to teach us about Pickleball… we hadn’t heard about it, and we need to play it immediately!
06/05/2018 • 55 minutes 50 seconds
Ep.30: Dragged up – Paul Ryder, Tara Stewart and Becky Lynch on getting read, and Kim K’s vagina
WE’RE 30!!! Despite being old as HELL, we still managed to pull together a thrilling show for you this week. Drag performer Paul Ryder fills us in on the wonderful world of drag and what it’s really like to be ‘read’ and DJ Tara Stewart opens up about her former life as a music snob. We’re also testing our panel’s 90’s music knowledge… with no forewarning (which is really just for Niamh’s amusement), and talking about Kim K’s vagina (natch). For our Spotlight On Sport we’re joined by wrestler Becky Lynch who shares her journey from Ireland to the WWE and everything in between.
30/04/2018 • 53 minutes 57 seconds
Ep.29: Can’t Cope – Stefanie Preissner and Elva Carri on the weather, unicorns and period poverty
On this episode, Niamh Maher is joined by writer Stefanie Preissner and founder of GirlCrew Elva Carri. As the second series of Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope hits Irish screens tonight, Stefanie Preissner opens up about the struggles of female friendships, and shares some exciting news on upcoming projects. We’re also exploring our love/hate relationship with the weather, trying to figure out why the glitter trend is dead AND tackling period poverty… All in a day’s work! Our Spotlight On Sport this week is Irish international Rugby player Sene Naoupu, she’s on a mission to connect athletes with professional coaches across the country, we hear how she plans to do it!
22/04/2018 • 52 minutes 29 seconds
Ep.28: Don’t mention the GAA – Alison Spittle and Suzanne Kane on culchies, pregnancies and podcasts
On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined by comedian Alison Spittle and broadcaster Suzanne Kane. A ‘True Blue’ in one corner a Westmeath native (via London) in the other, you KNOW the GAA came up… and we all learned something. We’re also talking about growing up in rural Ireland, pregnancies in the media, and the most famous baby on earth. Also, are e-sports really sports? We’re finding out.
15/04/2018 • 54 minutes 16 seconds
Ep.27: What’s Next? – Roe McDermott and Linda Hayden on consent, beauty privilege and moving on
On this week’s episode, Niamh Maher is joined by sex columnist Roe McDermott and comedian and activist Linda Hayden. They’re talking about the changing conversation around consent and delving into the world of beauty privilege. Is life really that much SWEETER if you’re HELLA hot? Captain of the Irish Cricket Team Laura Delaney joins us on the line to discuss elitism, ball scuffing, and bringing cricket to the masses.
08/04/2018 • 50 minutes 35 seconds
Ep.26: Bills, Bills, Bills – Susan Hayes and Caroline Foran on financial freedom and confidence
On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined by the Positive Economist Susan Hayes. Whether it’s worrying about paying off an upcoming holiday, saving for a rainy day or finally achieving financial freedom, we’re tackling all things money related with some serious tips thrown in for good measure. Author and journalist Caroline Foran (who literally wrote the book on anxiety) also joins us to talk about practical ways to deal with modern day stress, turns out… taking the time to worry may not be such a bad idea!
01/04/2018 • 48 minutes 10 seconds
Ep.25:Take your earrings off–Alison Curtis and Andrea Horan on Mean Girls, Repeal and Viral Breakups
On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined by Today FM DJ Alison Curtis and owner of Tropical Popical Andrea Horan. They’re talking about everything from Mean Girls and Repeal to their mutual love of Drag and breakups. Our Spotlight interview this week is Monet Izabeth who is launching a new female led feminist travel series. Monet hopes to portray the wonders of travel in a more realistic light, meaning less Instagram filters and more poop!
25/03/2018 • 43 minutes 51 seconds
Ep.24: Dear Aunties – Louise O’Neill and Emma Manley on life, love, surnames and orgasms.
On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined in studio by author Louise O’Neill and designer Emma Manley, aside from new books and fashion seasons they’re also putting on their Agony Aunt hats in order to help out a few of our listeners. Whether it’s searching for an orgasm, taking your husband’s name, dating at work or female mentors: the ladies are going in HARD with their advice. Senior football correspondent with JOE.co.uk Melissa Reddy joins us for our Spotlight On Sport to talk respect and making it in a man’s world.
19/03/2018 • 53 minutes 19 seconds
Ep.23: Take A Breath – Síle Seoige and Alison Canavan on the power of slowing down
We’re all taking a breath on this week’s episode of Girls With Goals and getting our heads around the important things in life. Niamh Maher is joined by former model and motivational speaker Alison Canavan, she describes her journey through mindfulness and meditation and how it’s completely transformed her life. Síle Seoige also joins us to talk about Yoga and how a good scream can really perk up your day. The captain of the Irish Women’s Netball team Gen Slater joins us for our Spotlight On Sport, we’re talking about funding… or in the case of their sport the lack thereof!
12/03/2018 • 40 minutes 17 seconds
EP.22: Girl Rising – Gillian Fitzpatrick and Paddy McKenna on International Women’s Day
On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined in studio by editor of Her.ie Gillian Fitzpatrick and head of content for JOE Paddy McKenna. To mark International Women’s Day on the 8th of March , we’re tackling gender equality in sport, raising young women, Repeal the 8th and much more. Helen Keogh of World Vision Ireland talks to us about tackling global poverty and keeping girls in education and we’re also joined by rugby coach Jess Myles who’s working tirelessly to keep young girls motivated and interested in sport.
04/03/2018 • 55 minutes 14 seconds
EP.21: The Lads – PJ Gallagher, Richard Chambers and ‘Miguel’ on dating, masturbation and curling
On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined by an all-male panel (a ‘manel’ if you will) to discuss the trials and tribulations of online dating, re-incarnation, masturbating to Instagram and the housing crisis. Comedian and actor PJ Gallagher shares some incredible advice on how to get out of an awkward date, while Newstalk’s Richard Chambers gives us an almighty scoop on Ireland’s road conditions. We’re also joined by professional curler ‘Miguel’… we don’t want to give anything away, but the world of curling will never be the same again.
25/02/2018 • 44 minutes 42 seconds
Ep.20: Beauty And The Bush – Triona McCarthy, Pamela Laird, Sharon Donlon and Ciara Griffin
We’re feeling pretty beautiful this week!
Niamh Maher is joined on the panel by beauty blogger and influencer Triona McCarthy, fresh off the plane from New York Fashion Week, she has tales of trends and awkward selfies with Whoopi Goldberg to share. Pamela Laird of Moxi Loves joins us to talk eye-catchers and her next top secret product and are you on the fence about laser or mesotherapy? If so Sharon Donlon of Sensius Clinic is here to spill the beans and share a treat with all our listeners.
Noughties fashion, saggy boob movements, and feeling comfortable at any age is also on the agenda this week. Ciara Griffin, captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby Team, joins us for our Spotlight On Sport.
18/02/2018 • 51 minutes 59 seconds
Ep.19: Don’t Fear The Smear – The Doctors are here to talk contraception, HPV and priorities
On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined by Dr Carla O’Neill of The Marie Keating Foundation and Dr Caitriona Hencion of the Irish Family Planning Association. It’s all about health this week as Niamh embarks on a (long overdue) smear test and takes everyone along for the ride, she’s also joined in studio by two sisters Ashling and Aoife O’Regan who share their personal stories about the importance of getting screened. We also speak to cancer survivor Ashley Coffey who has an incredible message of hope and we find out why women are afraid to prioritise their own health.
11/02/2018 • 45 minutes 51 seconds
Ep.18: From Dundalk to Mars – Niamh Shaw, Lisa Regan and Monica Loughman on reaching for the stars.
On this week’s episode, Niamh Maher is joined on the panel by scientist Niamh Shaw and PR guru Lisa Regan. It’s all about careers, running your own business, expectation V’s reality, and Ireland’s most undiscovered attraction… Dundalk Shopping Centre. Aside from discussing life on Mars, we’re also talking about minimalism and how our lives COULD be transformed if we were to get rid of all the sh*t and live a ‘life of less’. Irish Ballet dancer Monica Loughman joins us for our ‘Spotlight’ interview… she shares her story of moving to Russia at the age of 14 to pursue her dreams of becoming a Prima Ballerina.
05/02/2018 • 49 minutes 42 seconds
Ep.17: Follow the leader – Colette Sexton, Amy De Bhrún and Joanne Larby on power and influence
Have we all been influenced enough? On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined by journalist Colette Sexton and actor Amy De Bhrún to talk about photo-editing scandals, begrudgery, and the future of influencers. ‘The Make Up Fairy’ Joanne Larby also joins us and shares an inside perspective on the business behind the glamour. We’re also talking about the #TimesUp campaign in Hollywood and New York Basketball player Tiffany Corselli joins us for our Spotlight On Sport.
28/01/2018 • 49 minutes 5 seconds
Ep.16: Change is coming – Aisling Bea and Angela Scanlon on Repeal, ethical fashion and trampolines.
On this episode of Girls With Goals we flew to the UK to chat with Aisling Bea and Angela Scanlon. We spoke about ethical fashion and how tiny personal choices can affect huge change … we also discussed the Repeal the 8th Movement in Ireland and how trampolines are the new Child Of Prague. For our Spotlight On Sport this week dancing queen Anna Geary joined us on the line to talk tango, athleticism and that competitive sporting edge.
21/01/2018 • 54 minutes 10 seconds
Ep.15: Around The World in 50 Minutes – Tara Povey, Stephanie Buckley and Siobhan O’Hagan
We’re heading off on a mighty adventure this week! Niamh Maher is joined by award winning travel bloggers Tara Povey and Stephanie Buckley to talk about ultimate European getaways, awe inspiring staycations and why we should ALL try solo travel. A couple of special guests will be popping in from Australia and Brazil and we also find out how to (finally) pack like a pro. Personal trainer and online coach Siobhan O’Hagan joins us for our Spotlight On Sport, she talks about balance and how to stay on track while travelling the world.
14/01/2018 • 49 minutes 10 seconds
Ep.14: Sunday, Monday, Happy Days – Sarah Tyrell, Sarah Doyle and Catherina McKiernan
In the first episode of 2018 Niamh is joined by body positive advocate Sarah Tyrell and founder of The Better Life Project Sarah Doyle. We’re tackling resolutions, back to work anxiety, whether WhatsApp groups are actually healthy for us AND we uncover an uncomfortable secret crush… which is no longer secret. Our athlete of the week is legendary Irish long distance runner Catherina McKiernan.
07/01/2018 • 50 minutes 38 seconds
Ep.13: Unwrapping 2017 – Gillian Fitzpatrick, Cathy Donohue and Laura Holland
The final Girls With Goals of the year is here! In studio this week Niamh Maher is joined by the editors of Her.ie to take a look back at some of the top (and slightly bizarre) stories of 2017. From makeup sponge testicles, to the Chip Cup that divided a nation, we’re covering it all. We’ll also listen back to some of our top female athletes, and some familiar voices are popping up in our ‘Best of 6 words’. While we’re looking back we’ll also have a sneak peek into the future with some exciting projects ahead for Her.ie in 2018.
29/12/2017 • 44 minutes 42 seconds
Forgotten Voices – Homelessness in Ireland
We’re taking a look at the current housing crisis in Ireland, and talking to the people who are directly affected by it. Homelessness cannot be defined by one stereotype, there are many different reasons why people lose their homes. In this episode, 5 people from all different walks of life share their story.
22/12/2017 • 47 minutes 46 seconds
Ep.12: Let’s talk about sex – James Kavanagh, Shawna Scott and Arlene Caffrey
We’re feeling VERY sexy on Girls With Goals. Joining us on the panel this week is social media influencer James Kavanagh who’s hoping to get the youth of Ireland talking about sex in an open and honest way. We’re also joined by Shawna Scott, the founder and owner of Sex Siopa.ie our FAVOURITE online sex shop. We’re talking about STIs, discussing bobble headed dildos, sex education with nuns and ending our sexual shame. For our Spotlight On Sport Niamh welcomes a legend of pole dancing Arlene Caffrey to talk empowerment, owning your own sexuality, and crazy strength.
18/12/2017 • 47 minutes 52 seconds
Ep.11 : Ho Ho Holy sh*t it’s Christmas – Joanne McNally, Rosemary McCabe and Natalya Coyle
For our Christmas Special this week we’ve invited our very first guest panellists back to share some of their Christmas traditions and festive plans for the season. Comedian Joanne McNally and former online scrapper turned personal trainer Rosemary McCabe talk Santa presents, office shenanigans, and being terrified of Elf on the shelf. For our Spotlight On Sport Niamh is joined by two time Olympian and modern pentathlon athlete Natalya Coyle, they’re discussing the importance of doping regulations, relaxing for Christmas and when the road to Tokyo will truly begin.
10/12/2017 • 50 minutes 57 seconds
Ep.10 : Who run the world? – Gillian Fitzpatrick, Taryn De Vere and Deirdre Ryan
‘Woman-spreading’ has taken hold of social media… and we’re grabbing it by the balls! This week on Girls With Goals we’re tackling gender equality with Her.ie editor Gillian Fitzpatrick and writer Taryn De Vere joining Niamh Maher on the panel. Everything from crying in the office to penises on trains: we’re exploring what it means to have gender equality in modern Ireland. National record holder and former Olympian Deirdre Ryan joins us for our Spotlight On Sport to talk about life after the games and keeping young girls in sport.
03/12/2017 • 52 minutes 6 seconds
Ep.9: It’s gut check time – Rosanna Davison, Aisling O’Kelly and Debbie O’Reilly
‘Tis the season to eat and drink everything in sight! And that’s exactly what we plan on doing. On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined by Nutritional Therapist, author and former Miss World Rosanna Davison and Naturopath and founder of AOK Nutrition Aisling O’Kelly. They’re talking about keeping your gut healthy, finding out exactly what causes the dreaded bloat (is it poop?) and WHICH WINE WON’T GIVE YOU A HANGOVER (capital letters for the very important information). Former Irish International boxer turned fitness entrepreneur Debbie O’Reilly joins us for our Spotlight On Sport.
26/11/2017 • 48 minutes 13 seconds
Ep.8: Old enough to know better – Courtney Smith, Sarah Doyle and Chloe Magee
On this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined on the panel by life coach Sarah Doyle and fashion guru Courtney Smith. They’re talking about growing old gracefully while examining our complete obsession with youth. They also delve into some rather odd yet philosophical (!) life rules to swear by. Three time Olympian and professional badminton player Chloe Magee also joins us this week for our Spotlight on Sport.
20/11/2017 • 49 minutes 58 seconds
Ep.7: Bleedin’ deadly – Laura Whitmore, Orlaith Condon and Sarah-Jane Perry
The weather is getting colder and ‘tis the season (apparently) to be cuffing! Niamh Maher and Her.ie journalist Orlaith Condon headed to the UK this week to chat with Laura Whitmore about the newest ‘seasonal’ dating trend. Seven episodes in and the Girls With Goals ladies are finally taking on our belly devils; they’re talking free bleeding, tampon tricks and period sex! Our athlete of the week, Sarah-Jane Perry, is the 7th best squash player in the world… Niamh can’t cope with this and completely fan-girls out.
On this week's episode, we're Tweeting and Facebooking up a storm with social media aficionados Pamela Joyce and Ciara Knight. The ladies are giving us the inside info on what it takes to go viral, the pressures of producing fire content and how border control brought them together. Our athlete of the week is 6 time Paralympic competitor Patrice Dockery.
05/11/2017 • 49 minutes 6 seconds
Ep.5: A frighteningly good laugh - Alison Spittle, Aine Mulloy and Paula Radcliffe
This week we have a very special Spotlight on Sport, current World Record Marathon holder Paula Radcliffe discusses career highlights, doping in sport and retirement goals. Niamh is also joined in studio by funny woman Alison Spittle and GirlCrew co-founder Aine Mulloy to talk ouija boards, boomerang generations and getting sacked! Don't miss it...
29/10/2017 • 42 minutes 41 seconds
Ep.4: London has it! – Angela Scanlon and Rebecca Fennelly talk robots, emigration and monogamy
In this episode Niamh Maher is joined by JOE Media’s Head of Brand Rebecca Fennelly and TV presenter Angela Scanlon. Recorded in the UK, the ladies are talking emigration this week with a little bit of robots, bodybuilding, monogamy and Richard Branson’s table dancing skills thrown in for good measure.
22/10/2017 • 51 minutes 35 seconds
Ep.2: Hey… you up? – Ciara King and Caroline Foran explore dirty emojis and call out some cats
In this week’s episode Niamh Maher is joined on the panel by 2fm DJ Ciara King and author Caroline Foran. They’ve both written books in the last year so we take a look back at our own writing skills from the pages of our 13 year old diaries (CRINGE). We also chat about cat calling, submarining, and kickboxing champ Caradh O’Donovan joins us to discuss her struggles with Crohn’s Disease.
08/10/2017 • 48 minutes 43 seconds
Ep.1: Nothing’s off limits – Joanne McNally and Rosemary McCabe on maternal instincts and trolls.
Girls With Goals is Her’s inaugural podcast. On our first show we welcome comedian and writer Joanne McNally to studio, she offers her unique take on motherhood and explores whether maternal instinct is even a thing. Blogger turned personal trainer Rosemary McCabe also joins us with terrifying tales of online trolls. We also speak with recently retired MMA star Ash ‘The Bash’ Daly, who discusses whether posing nude is ever okay for an athlete.