Virgin Media is bringing Ireland AM, Elaine, The Six O’Clock Show and The Tonight Show to Limerick

Local stories from our #BackingBusiness campaign will be showcased throughout the day


20th July 2020: Virgin Media is broadcasting some of our biggest shows live from The Limerick Strand Hotel in the heart of Limerick on Wednesday 22nd July to coincide with our Backing Business campaign. The campaign has already featured over 160 businesses from around Ireland including Limerick companies Wedding Avocado, ONExU Irish streetwear brand and EJS Plastics Manufacturing. 


We will start the day with Ireland’s most popular morning programme, Ireland AM, with special guest Noel Hogan from The Cranberries joining Ciara Doherty to talk about the band and the city which created them along with Limerick-native Michelle Grimes singing some of their iconic hits.


They’ll be joined by Irish rugby superstar Paul O’Connell who’ll be talking about his ‘Limerick Clean Up’ initiative and Celia Holman Lee will also be showcasing fashion from local Limerick businesses before joining Elaine for a mid-morning chat.  


Hurling legends Tom and Dan Morrissey will be joining Muireann on the 6 O’Clock Show sofa along with live music from Hermitage Green and Country Munch’s Eoin Sheehan will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen. There’ll also be interviews with Greg O’Shea in Thomond Park, Karl Spain in The Hunt Museum and Pat Shortt in the Milk Market.


The day will be rounded off with a live broadcast of the Tonight Show, hosted by Matt Cooper. Guests will include T.D. for Limerick City Constituency, Kieran O’Donnell, Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, and Dr Catherine Motherway, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at University Hospital Limerick.


Phone interviews are available for a number of guests appearing across Wednesday’s shows but please call our press team to make the arrangements and official photography from throughout the day will be captured by our official photographer, Brian McEvoy.