A Dublin journalist and popular blogger, Lorna Claire Weightman is one of Ireland’s leading fashion commentators.
Lorna writes a weekly column for the Galway Advertiser, presents the online fashion channel, www.stylenation.ie and regularly appears on TV and radio.
As lead anchor and executive producer of Ireland’s only dedicated online fashion channel, Lorna reports from all the hottest fashion events and fashion weeks, interviewing the most famous faces in the industry - from designer Paul Costello to The City star Olivia Palermo.
Lorna has also made several appearances as a stylist on the country’s top fashion and entertainment show, Xposé (TV3), and she works with some of the world’s leading fashion brands. Most recently, Lorna has been featured on The Light Diary for independent.ie documenting her fashion week and has just been appointed Fashion Expert for The Green magazine in London. Lorna is also the fashion columnist for the Advertiser Newspaper group in Ireland, with a circulation of nearly one million readers. Lorna has also contributed to national publications like U magazine, the Irish Independent and the Sunday World.
Marc is one of Ireland's best-known voice-actors; distinctive, dynamic and memorable. His rich, sonorous voice can be heard both nationally and internationally on numerous TV / Radio commercials, promos and documentaries.
His satisfied clients include:
Unilever, Vodafone, Aerlingus, Viva Healthcare, Discover Ireland, Bord Bia, Lidl, 123.ie, Aiken Promotions, The Irish Daily Star, Spar, Compu B, Pizza Hut, Lynch Hotels, City Colleges...
As heard on:
RTE, TV3, 3e, TG4, Sky One, Sky News, Sky Sports, Sky Atlantic, Setanta Sports, Living, MTV, E!, Discovery, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, E4, 2FM, Today FM, NewsTalk, 98FM, SPIN 1038, FM104, Dublin’s Q102, Radio Nova, Classic Hits 4FM, Sunshine 106.8, East Coast FM, iRadio, Beat102103, Limerick’s Live 95FM, SPIN South West, Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, C103, Galway BayFM…
"Marc has been both City College's and Ashfield College's voice-over artist of choice since June 2011. Throughout this time he has consistently delivered high quality audio and always turns the job around quickly in order to accommodate our often-unreasonable deadlines. I would highly recommend Marc's voice-over service.
- Bronwen Daly • Commercial Director, Ashfield College / City Colleges
Listen to Marc's voice demos... HERE
Neil Ward, the Editor of Garda Review, has joined TalentBase as one of our expert spokespeople.
Neil has been at the helm of Garda Review, Ireland's longest established periodical, for nearly ten years. Since 2007 he has also been Director of Communications for the Garda Representative Association (GRA) and a member of the Public Relations Committee for the 24/7 Frontline Alliance. Previously he worked in London as Corporate Communications Manager and Marketing Managerfor Fujifilm UK.
Garda Review, the professional voice for members of An Garda Síochána, is frequently quoted in both houses of the Oireachtas and a regular news source for the national and international media, including The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. Former editors have included Conor Brady who went on to edit The Irish Times and Stephen Rae, current editor of the Evening Herald.
Colette O’Flynn, B. Physio, (Hons), M.I.S.C.P., Lic. Ac., is one of Ireland’s best-known health and fitness professionals - featuring on RTE television, and in the national press. She works with some of the most prestigious companies in the country, including the ESB, RTE, Irish Life and Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club.
A chartered physiotherapist by profession, Colette was educated at University College, Dublin, the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, England and the British College of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She spent ten years with Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae Hospital and was the Physiotherapist In Charge of the Mater’s renowned Hydrotherapy Department. She is also a fully qualified acupuncturist.
She is the Resident Physiotherapist at ESB Sportsco, and runs a second practice in Rathgar in Dublin.
A formerly nationally ranked athlete, and a Leinster badminton champion, Colette is a fully qualified personal trainer and sports coach. She has worked with some of the world’s leading sportsmen and women, and covered many international events.
Colette O’Flynn can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Joye is an author and journalist, contributing to The Irish Independent, The Examiner, The Sunday World and the Daily Mirror. She is also a weekly columnist with The Kerryman, penning the unique column – the “Joyes of Life”. In addition, she is a broadcaster and regular contributor to “The Morning Show” (TV3) TVAM (TV3), Midday (TV3) and Today (RTE).
Her first book, (non-fiction) Ten Fingers and Ten Toes was published in 2010 and featured in the Dublin Book Festival of 2011 as well as being featured on the Ryan Tubridy Show. She has just released her second book (non-fiction) An Inconvenient Year which was launched by Aine Lawlor, and featured on RTE TV. It is a book that has garnered much media attention and is currently cited on the Bord Gais Energy Bookclub as recommended reading.
Yvonne, who is originally from Cork, graduated from UCC in 1990 with a BA in German and Sociology. She worked in the financial services sector for several years working at senior level in risk management and HSBC Bank. From 2005 to 2010 she worked in event management.
She also works as an after dinner speaker and was an invited speaker at the recent ladies lunch for the Marie Keating Foundation and the GSK medical media awards.
Dr Tim Trimble
Tim Trimble is one of Ireland's most experienced psychologists, specialising in forensics, policing, security, PTSD, quality of life and adolescent mental health.
Dr Trimble is Junior Dean of Trinity College Dublin, a lecturer in Applied Psychology and Course Director of the MSc in Applied Psychology. He has also worked as a forensic psychologist with the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, the PSNI, Policing Board, Patten Oversight Commission and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
He also has over 10 years experience in delivering leading-edge occupational psychology projects to industry and is a Research and Development Consultant with Mindmill.
A committee member with the Psychological Society of Ireland, Tim is currently Principal Investigator across a range of research projects in the domain of health-related quality of life, post-traumatic stress disorder and adolescent mental health - including suicide intervention/prevention programmes, long-term psychological development of children and adolescents and evaluating the delivery of mental health care and therapeutic programmes.
Tim, a former Irish basketball captain, and multi-capped international, is the voice of basketball on the national broadcaster, famed for his knowledgeable and enthusiastic commentaries, punctuated by his catchphrase "Downnnn-townnn!" He has been RTE's main basketball commentator/analyst for more than two decades.
A former senior international basketball player and coach with 103 playing international caps, 58 of which were as captain at World, Olympic and European Championships, Tim has won every club honour in the game.
The Corkman came to international prominence during the 2012 Olympic Games in London - with one of America's top sports sites, Grantland, stating: “This Irish TV Announcer Needs to Start Calling NBA Games Immediately.”
Tim was RTE's main live commentator for basketball at the Olympic games of London, Beijing and Athens. In addition, Tim was also a live on course golf commentator for RTE radio at the 2006 Ryder Cup at the K Club in Dublin, and numerous European and Irish Open golf events. He has also worked as a GAA commentator on TV for the RTE Sunday games in both hurling and football.
Timmy is a former sports columnist with The Westmeath Independent.
Tim, who has also held several senior positions in banking and finance, is particularly sought-after as an after-dinner speaker and MC. He has performed as compere, Master of Ceremonies, and delivered business presentations, motivational talks and after dinner speaking engagements for many business and sporting organisations.
John O'Keeffe is a law lecturer, criminologist and journalist, and a graduate of University College Dublin, London University and a double graduate in criminology of the University of Cambridge.
For the last ten years he was both Head and Dean of the Law School at Dublin Business School incorporating Portobello College where he taught both civil and criminal law. He is currently Director of the School of Law at Hibernia College and Adjunct Lecturer in Criminal Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin. He is also a Special Adviser to "AdVIC" (Advocates for the Victims of Violence).
John appears weekly on Irish television (Ireland AM - TV3) where he has a legal advice slot and bi-weekly on RTE Radio. He writes for both the Irish Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday and is a frequent contributor to numerous other publications. He is also a mediator and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
His recent guest lectures around the country have included "Bad Men in Good Jobs: The Psychopaths Amongst Us", "In the name of the Father: Clerical Sexual Abuse and the Unrepentant Cleric" and "Bad Dads: When Fathers Stop Caring."
John, often called "the godfather of Irish genealogy", is a presenter of the hit RTE TV show The Genealogy Roadshow.
He's also the author of the standard guide to Irish genealogy, Tracing your Irish Ancestors.
John was Project Manager with the Irish Genealogical Project from 1991 to 1995 and later went on to develop and market his own genealogical software, "Grenham's Irish Recordfinder". Since 1998, he has run the Irish Times "Irish Ancestors" website.
In 2005, he was the first Genealogist-in-Residence at Dublin City Library. He was awarded a fellowship of The Irish Genealogical Research Society in 2007 and of the Genealogical Society of Ireland in 2010.
His publications include Clans and Families of Ireland (1995), Generations (1996), "The Genealogical Office and its Records" in The Genealogical Office , (1999), Grenham's Irish Surnames (CD-ROM, 2003) and numerous articles and columns in the UK magazine Your Family Tree. He has written the "Irish Roots" column and blog in The Irish Times since February 2009.
In 2011, along with Irish Times Training, he developed and launched an online genealogical course.