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Radio Espial: Episode 22 - Social Media Study (WBAC) - Case Study and Social Media Tip Toolbox

A social media case study of WBAC (We Buy Any Car) and how we deal with social media stories. Mick Rooney examines this case and later provides a wider social media toolkit we all need to use on the internet.
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Radio Espial: Episode 21 - The Case Against Nancy Brophy

Daniel Brophy was found dead from two gunshot wounds at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon on June 2, 2018. On May 25, 2022, his wife, Nancy Crampton-Brophy, was found guilty of second-degree murder for his death. Radio Espial's Mick Rooney, in this episode, examines the case and the evidence against Nancy Brophy during the trial.  

Radio Espial: Episode 20 - MH370 Remembrance and News Updates

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was a scheduled international passenger flight operated by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared on the 8th March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport. The crew last communicated with air traffic control around 38 minutes after takeoff when the flight was over the South China Sea. The aircraft was lost from ATC radar screens minutes later, but was tracked by military radar for another hour, deviating westwards from its planned flight path, crossing the Malay Peninsula and Andaman Sea. It left radar range 200 nautical miles (370 km) northwest of Penang Island in northwestern Peninsular Malaysia and is believed hours later to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean. This Radio Episode features the 8th Remembrance Event and the guest speakers as part of a case update.  

Radio Espial: Episode 19 - John Buckley McQuaid (Musician)

Musician John Buckley McQuaid talks about his latest album 'This is Where I keep My Dreams' with Radio Espial's Mick Rooney. Born in Dublin and based in Denmark for many years, John Buckley McQuaid is a professional musician who has toured all over Europe, from pub and music venues to art museums, theatres, schools, prisons and festivals. In addition to writing songs, he writes lyrics and fairy tales. He is also a visual artist (photography, painting and illustration) and makes videos and short films. He played his first paid gig at the Foxrock Folk Club in Dublin in 1969, busked and played around Dublin until 1972 when he left for London. He moved to Denmark in 1973, where he turned professional musician in 1979. Much of his writing contains social commentary, challenging the prevalent general apathy. His albums over the years include: Recorded Pain (1979), Stations in the Sky (1985), and Call it Love (1990). In 2017, he also released ‘’Valentine’s Day’’, a 29 video and so

Radio Espial: Episode 18 - Rachel Drury Interview: Buythebook.ie

Broadcaster and journalist Mick Rooney talks to Buythebook owner Rachel Drury for Radio Espial. Rachel graduated as an engineer in 2005 and worked for over 10 years In the renewable energy industry both in Ireland, Chile, Sweden and South Africa before relocating to Sydney, Australia in 2013. In 2018, Rachel returned back to Ireland and stopped working as an engineer due to illness. In 2020, Rachel decided to write a book, in the hope that it would help others through a difficult time in their life. The book is about about the lessons Rachel learned in her own life while living with a long-term illness (ulcerative colitis). After self-publishing her book, Rachel was keen to be part of an Irish Author community so she set up buythebook.ie so that Irish Authors had an Irish owned marketplace to sell their books but that they could also support each other while marketing and promoting their books. Today there are 50 authors listed on the platform and Rachel has plans to release a second

Radio Espial: Episode 17 - The Bernadette Connolly Case (Timeline and Analysis) | Missing

Journalist and broadcaster Mick Rooney presents a detailed timeline and analysis of the Bernadette Connolly case. 45-year-old Bernadette Connolly has been missing from the Swords area of Dublin since Friday 7th January, 2022 (12.38 pm). Ms Connolly, who was last seen on Donabate beach, is described as being 5' 6" (1.68m) tall, of slim build, with hazel eyes and long black hair. GardaĆ­ say that Bernadette was wearing a black Nike training top, black Nike leggings, and black trainers with a white sole and a black woolly hat with black bobble at the time she went missing. She was last seen on CCTV after she was dropped off by taxi at the carpark of the Shoreline Hotel, Donabate, when she walked towards the entrance to Donabate Beach. She has been missing for more than three weeks. GardaĆ­ are looking to speak with and identify anyone that may have been on Donabate Beach on Friday, 7th January from noon onwards.

Radio Espial: Episode 16 - The Trevor Deely Case (Timeline and Analysis) | True Crime

Journalist and broadcaster Mick Rooney presents a detailed timeline and analysis of the Trevor Deely case. On 8th December 2000, Irishman Trevor Deely disappeared in Dublin. He had been walking home around 4:00 am from his office Christmas party, and had needed to go to the bank where he worked for an umbrella as well as to get certain things in order for his shift the next day. He was seen on a security camera at his bank and in front of another bank he passed as he headed home on foot; both also captured a man clad in dark clothing who has yet to be identified and is considered likely to have played a role in Deely's disappearance.   www.radioespial.com