Tommy Tiernan, Hector Ó hEochagáin and Laurita Blewitt, are 3 friends who got together, sat around the table, in a henhouse, at the bottom of a garden, in the West of Ireland and started having the chats. These chats became the ‘Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast’ the award-winning, much loved No. 1 smash hit across all podcast platforms, listened to in 155 countries around the world. From winning two trophies at the Irish 2022 podcast awards, from Spotify announcing that the show is now in the top 1% of shows followed globally on their platform, 2023 continues this major success story for Tommy, Hector and Laurita with another incredible milestone being achieved for this independent podcast - hitting over 20 million streams internationally, all in a little over 2 years! 

Tommy said – “We'd like to say a very special thank you to all our listeners. The podcast has just reached the gigantic number of 20 million listens and we're delighted that so many of you find the show as entertaining to listen to as we do to perform.”

Hector said – “To have 20 million downloads is just incredible for all of us. That’s 2 ears per person, that’s 40 million ears in a little over 2 years, that’s an awful lot of ears and we love every single one of those ears.” 

Laurita added – “Introducing Knockmore to the world has been the pleasure of my life. Sadly, I will no longer be inviting men into my office, but I look forward to continuing this amazing journey with the two boys and our friends all around the world.” 

The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast is released every Thursday and is available on all streaming platforms. An exclusive subscriber-only episode, which thousands have signed up for, is available every Monday, through

Thank you so much for all your enquiries regarding audience tickets for this season of "The Tommy Tiernan Show". All audience tickets are allocated and therefore none are available.

Tommy Tiernan welcomes Mythologist & Author Martin Shaw, Fair City’s Bryan Murray talks about being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and his journey from being an apprentice electrician to actor, and actress Ruth Codd chats to Tommy about her role as Anya in The Midnight Club.

You can watch the full episode here

Watch "The Tommy Tiernan Show" every Saturday night at 9:30pm on RTÉ One



The 3rd episode of this season's ‘The Tommy Tiernan Show’ returned on Saturday night.

In this episode, Mario Rosenstock opens up to Tommy. Emma Dabiri tells Tommy about how her interest in the Irish language was reawakened through her PHD studies and author and stylist Annmarie O’Connor talks to Tommy about her Parkinson’s diagnosis. Tommy's musical guest is the band Sprints. You can watch the full episode here

Watch "The Tommy Tiernan Show" every Saturday night at 9:20pm on RTÉ One

The new series of The Tommy Tiernan Show returned on Saturday night and what a first guest to kick off Season 7 with the sporting legend that is Roy Keane. You can watch the full interview here

Other incredible guests included Holistic Sex Educator Jenny Keane with closing music from the band Soda Blonde.

Watch "The Tommy Tiernan Show" every Saturday night at 9:40pm on RTÉ One

I left Luuq, a town in Gedo region in southern Somalia, at noon. Twenty-four hours later I was on the M50 in Dublin. I’m not sure how many thousands of miles I travelled but I do know the length of time it took me to do it. A day. Everything that I saw is just a day away.

I was in a hospital and I saw a woman come in and lay her baby on a bed. A doctor came over and we were asked to leave. Word came through later on that the child had died. From hunger.

We were taken to an area outside the town where tens of thousands of people were camped. Their crops had failed and their animals had died so they’d walked for days to get here. A man I was talking to had buried one of his kids by the side of the road during the journey knowing that if they’d stopped to grieve properly more of his children would die. Digging a hole into the dirt with his bare hands. His family watching. The child wrapped in a cloth. Two of his other small children on the verge of severe malnutrition. His wife unable to breastfeed them because her milk has dried up.

An old man said to me: “It has never been as bad as this. All I do is think of the past.” I asked him did he blame anyone and he said: ‘No, it is God’s will and only God can save us.’”

I passed the entrance of a tent and a baby lying on the ground looked like the one I’d seen in the hospital earlier that day. He was lying in the shade with his mother, on the edge of death. A victim of logistics.

Hundreds of thousands of children may die before the year is out and they will all be victims of logistics. There is food, there just isn’t the global will to get it to them. Governments have other priorities.

The Irish Emergency Alliance, which includes Trócaire, has launched an appeal for the Horn of Africa. Donations to this urgent appeal can be made through or by calling 1800 939 979

Created by SwanMcG · Live photography by Aemen Sukkar · All rights reserved by Mabinóg Ltd Copyright 2024