Samuel Assad

Radio Broadcaster / Journalist / Reporter / Podcaster

Radio Journalism 1

Collection of interviews conducted for Dublin City FM’s premier weekday morning show titled “Good Morning Dublin”. Sam hosted the morning show solo every weekday during the Covid-19 lockdown and currently co- presents the show.

Broadcast Date: 30th July 2020

Sam spoke to clinical psychologist Dr. Malie Coyne about her new book, Love In, Love Out: A Compassionate Approach to Parenting your Anxious Child.


Broadcast Date: 16th July 2020

Sam spoke to Michael Barron from Rethink Ireland about the Equality Fund.


Broadcast Date: 29th May 2020

Sam spoke to Professor Anthony Staines from DCU’s School of Nursing and Human Sciences about the latest findings of the population wide survey, the Corona Citizens’ Science Study.


Broadcast Date: 29th May 2020

Sam spoke to Dr. Diarmuid O’Shea from the Irish Gerontological Society about calling on the Government to take action to provide long term support services for older people, both during and after the coronavirus crisis.


Broadcast Date: 28th May 2020

Sam spoke to singer – songwriter Kathleen Malone who released a new album in support of the Burren Chernobyl Project.


Broadcast Date: 30th April 2020

Sam spoke to Kevin Kelly from the National Council for the Blind of Ireland about the ongoing impact that the social distancing rules are having on the mental wellbeing of people who are blind or vision impaired.


Broadcast Date: 29th April 2020

Sam spoke to Sean Corbett from Mortgage123.ie about the recent developments surrounding house sales and mortgages during Covid-19.


Broadcast Date: 29th April 2020

Sam spoke to Dr. Audrey Whitty from the National Museum of Ireland about their new online gallery in response to the coronavirus crisis.


Broadcast Date: 28th April 2020

Sam spoke to a teacher from a school in the South Dublin area about the impact of Covid-19 on teachers and students.


Broadcast Date: 27th April 2020

Sam spoke to Donal Buggy from the Irish Cancer Society about a new support service to help those impacted by cancer during Covid-19.


Broadcast Date: 27th April 2020

Sam spoke to Marinara Marcato from Smart Edu Club about their free online weekly activity programme for children interested in science and technology.


Broadcast Date: 24th April 2020

Sam spoke to Boots Pharmacist Heather Feeney about the difference between Hayfever and Coronavirus.


Broadcast Date: 24th April 2020

Sam spoke to Howard Simpson about the ‘Covid Care Packs’ which are designed to support ICU frontline medical staff.


Broadcast Date: 23rd April 2020

Sam spoke to Deirdre Grant who is the CEO of ARC Cancer Support Centres about the impact Covid-19 is having on their services.


Broadcast Date: 22nd April 2020

Sam spoke to Fran Laycock from the Sean O’Casey Community Centre about their meals on wheels service.


Broadcast Date: 22nd April 2020

Sam spoke to Tim Collins from the Irish Heart Foundation about how the charity is coping during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Broadcast Date: 21st April 2020

Sam spoke to Lorraine Barry from the Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre about the services that they are providing for the local community during Covid-19.


Broadcast Date: 20th April 2020

Sam spoke to Michael Jackson from Cuala GAA about the Club Together Initiative which aims to support the elderly through the Covid-19 pandemic.


Broadcast Date: 17th April 2020

Sam spoke to Denis O’Reilly from the Good Grub Initiative which delivers nutritious fruit & veg parcels directly to the families of DEIS school children around Ireland.


Broadcast Date: 17th April 2020

Sam spoke to Frank Corr from Lions Clubs Ireland about their pledge to raise up to €100,000 to fund 200,000 ‘Hero Shield’ face visors which will be distributed free of charge to front line health workers throughout Ireland.


Broadcast Date: 16th April 2020

Sam spoke to Edward MacManus about expanding his free home delivery pharmacy services for vulnerable customers to meet the growing demand presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Broadcast Date: 15th April 2020

Sam spoke to Sean Moynihan from ALONE about their support services for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Ireland.


Broadcast Date: 14th April 2020

Sam spoke to Aileen Hickey from Parentline about their national helpline that offers support, information and guidance to parents during the Covid-19 lockdown.


Broadcast Date: 10th April 2020

Sam spoke to Helen Ryan from the National Adult Literacy Agency about their website for parents to keep kids occupied during Covid-19.


Broadcast Date: 9th April 2020

Sam spoke to a reporter about three top news stories from the past week including the new Labour Party leader, leading global charities to remove debt relief for the world’s poorest nations and an update on the 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential race.


Broadcast Date: 9th April 2020

Sam spoke to Tonya Miles from Cairde about challenging ethnic health inequalities.


Broadcast Date: 8th April 2020

Sam spoke to Adam Harris from the national autism charity, As I Am, about the challenges faced by people with autism during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Broadcast Date: 7th April 2020

Sam spoke to Kevin Sands & Conor Hughes from Ireland’s Call Initiative about their campaign to bring doctors and nurses home from abroad in the fight against Covid-19.


Broadcast Date: 6th April 2020

Sam spoke to Iseult Ward from FoodCloud about their emergency appeal to support national food distribution in light of Covid-19.


Broadcast Date: 3rd April 2020

Sam spoke to Sharon Vard from Anam Cara about their online support and resources for bereaved parents.


Broadcast Date: 2nd April 2020

Sam spoke to Tom Quinlan from AL Homecare about their affordable live-in homecare services.


Broadcast Date: 2nd April 2020

Sam spoke to Michael Barker-Caven from the Civic Theatre about their emergency relief fund for Irish artists who have suffered lost income due to the effects of Covid-19.


Broadcast Date: 1st April 2020

Sam spoke to the Lord Mayor Of Dublin about the Dublin City Council’s partnership with ALONE to provide support and assistance to older people during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Broadcast Date: 1st April 2020

Sam provides a round-up of the main stories covered in the Irish national newspapers including a look at the headlines making a splash on the front pages.


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