I was joined today by the very talented ALYA ELOUISSI, who manages to combine being a singer/songwriter with both acting and modelling.
Born in Slovenia and splitting her time between London, Slovenia and Moscow, where she is completing a degree in acting at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, Alya has to work in a variety of languages – she is in fact fluent in six!
Her most recent single “THE ONE” was released last year and Alya is currently working on a new EP.
Find out more about Alya here: –
– YouTube: https://youtu.be/IONqHH8IBn4
– Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alyaelouissi.official/
– Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/alyaelouissi.OFFICIAL/
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlyaElouissi
Listen here to what Alya told me today: –
In the second hour of today’s programme we heard all about the 39 ft high “DRIVE-THR’U CONFESSIONAL BOX’ which has been installed by PADDY POWER in Dublin just in time for the Pope’s visit over the weekend.
The new installation is located in Dublin, just across the road from Phoenix Park where half a million people had been expected to congregate to hear Pope Francis celebrate Mass yesterday.
According to a survey carried out by the company almost 80% said they rarely made confession on a monthly basis, and 29% said they couldn’t remember the last time they had confessed.
When asked if they found it convenient to attend confession, 61% said no, and a further 15% said it could be improved.
Paddy Power said its confession box, which is 13 metres wide, 12 metres high and 26 metres deep, will allow motorists to drive in ‘to get sin-free fast’.
A Paddy Power spokesman said: ‘Ireland has changed a lot since the last Pope’s visit – gay marriage is legal, we’ve repealed the eighth amendment and even secretly cheered for England in the World Cup.
‘With decades worth of sins clocked up since then, we’re providing a convenient means for people to complete their contrition whilst still having their keys in the ignition.
‘And if the Catholic hierarchy have anything they’d like to get off their chests too, they are more than welcome to take a spin through our mega drive-thru confession box while they’re here.’
Well there’s a thing!
See you again tomorrow,