Friday, February 19, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 18th February

Thursday 18th February
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

Willie O’ Dea’s resignation as Minister of Defence was the main topic that dominated today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard heated reaction to the news from Local Councillors Simon Harris and Pat Casey and Deputy Liz Mc Manus and Minister Dick Roche. We also heard comment from Limerick Live 95 reporter Dennis Tierney and Sunday Business Post Political Editor Pat Leahy and finally, we heard a range of varied views from early morning Bray and Greystones commuter listeners.

Clinical hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Carmel Wynne joined Declan in studio to explain how happiness can reduce the risk of heart disease and give us advice on being happier and keeping positive. Contact www.carmelywynne.org

On today’s Morning Show we heard pet care advice from Vet, Pete Wederburn and Money Watchdog John Diskin joined us in studio with Bernard Walsh, Head of Investments, Bank of Ireland to tell us about the 7 deadly sins that should be avoided when investing money.

The Morning Show also featured an in studio interview with recruitment expert Rowan Manahan who gave advice on creating a winning CV. For more information you can read Rowan’s latest book “Ultimate CV – Trade secrets from a recruitment insider”

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 18th February

Thursday 18th February
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

Yesterday’s vote of confidence in Minister for Defence Willie O’ Dea and reaction that followed by Green Party Chairman Dan Boyle was just one of the topics discussed on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan when we heard feisty comment from Deputy Liz Mc Manus, Green Party Councillor Ciaran O’ Brien and Minister Dick Roche.

Declan also discussed the traffic jams on the N11 and the responsibility of the NRA to fix the problem and heard the latest on the quest to secure funding to fix Wicklow’s roads.

On today’s Morning Show we heard listeners opinion on Tainaste Mary Coughlan’s handling of recent Ryanair situation and we caught up with Haven spokeperson, Deirdre Grant live from Haiti to hear and latest details the current needs of the Haitians. To donate to the Haven Haiti Relief fund on-line, see www.havenpartnership.com

The Morning Show also featured local Bodhran player Alan Nolan who joined Declan in studio to perform live. Alan gives Bodhran classes in Glendalough and can be contacted on 086 354 32 06 or via www.bodhranlessons.art.officelive.com and

We heard details on the Morning Show of a local initiative which are offering free supply and fitting free of charge security chains and peep holes to the eldery in Arklow Town. This is being done in conjuction with the help of the Arklow Gardai. For more information please contact John White, Chairman of John Joe’s Social Club 0872944461


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WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU BECAME A MILLIONAIRE TOMORROW?!






Trip to the Maldives? Spanking new Lambourghini? Shopping trip of a lifetime? Chateau in France?

What would you do if you won the lotto? For the month of February, let us know and not only will we give it a mention on Freshly Squeezed, but if we choose your comment, you will be entered into the lotto draw for the rest of the year and hopefully be in with a chance of entering the millionaires club (of course you could share it with us!!). Email your suggestions to us at freshlysqueezed@eastcoast.fm and tune into Freshly Squeezed to hear them all. Freshly Squeezed- we're live from 6!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Press Releasd Issued by Bray Wanderers




Bray Wanderers are highly critical of the way that the League of Ireland today issued the fixture list for the 2010 season.

General Manager Jack O'Neill said:
“We are absolutely dismayed that the League of Ireland has issued a set of fixtures which places Cork City who currently have no licence to play in the League of Ireland for the coming season in the Premier Division while Bray Wanderers who obtained a Premier Division licence have been placed in the First Division.

As the 10th ranked team to receive a Premier Division licence from the Independent Licence Committee we find it staggering that the fixtures have been released in such a fashion. It is our belief that the release of these fixtures in such a format is inherently flawed and should not have been released in this format in advance of the outcome of the High Court case involving Cork City and the decision of the Independent Club Licensing Committee on Monday 22nd February”


Padraic

Seagulls Fly North for First League Game



The 2010 League of Ireland were published today, however it is still unclear what Division Bray Wanderers will be in.

If they remain in the First Division there opening five fixtures are as follows.


Friday March 5th. Derry City V Bray Wanderers, Brandywell Stadium K.O. 7;45pm.

Sunday March 14th. Bray Wanderers V Waterford United, Carlisle Grounds K.O. 3pm.

Saturday March 20th Athlone Town V Bray Wanderers, Athlone Town Stadium K.O. 7;30 PM.

Sunday March 28th Bray Wanderers V Mervue United, Carlisle Grounds K.O. 3pm.

Friday April 2nd Limerick F.C. V Bray Wanderers Jackman Park K.O. 7;45pm.


If Cork City Fail to gain a Premier Division Licence Bray Wanderers will then be promoted in Cork's place with the Rebel Army being demoted to the First Division.

The Decision will be made by the F.A.I. this coming Monday 22nd February .

The fixtures will then be amended accordingly.


Padraic


The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 17th February

Wednesday 17th February
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

The report on Children’s Rights published yesterday was just one of the topics discussed on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan when Declan heard reaction from Maria Corbett, Deputy Chief Executive, Childrens Rights Alliance and Senator Alex White, Labour spokesperson for Children. He also heard further comment on the report from author and Child Protection expert, Shane Dunphy


Declan also discussed the closure of yet another rural post office in County Wicklow and how that will impact elderly people in the area, he returned to the issue of flooding in Baltinglass and questioned if the recent funding announcement for 4 Wicklow schools was really just old news.

On today’s Morning Show Declan asked Local Sinn Fein Councillor John Brady if there was any truth in rumour that Deirdre De Burca is considering joining his party, got details on the multi-car collision on the N11 this morning and heard further comment on the Pope’s meeting with the Irish Bishops Conference from abuse survivior Andrew Madden.


The Morning Show also featured reaction to last night’s Manchester United win from Wicklow supporter Tony Dunne and an interview with Stephen Cullinane, Irish cast member from hit musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,. The show is coming to the Grand Canal Theatre for from 21st July until 14 August and it’s the first time the show has come to Ireland. For details, www.grandcanaltheatre.ie


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Claire Darmody,
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North Bound Lane Of N11 Re-opens Following Multi-Vehicle Collision

Traffic is returning to normal on the North-bound lane of the N11, following a multi-vehicle collision just under bridge at the southern cross exit earlier today, which forced the lanes closure for several hours.
At least six vehicles were involved in the collision which happened just before 6 o’clock this morning.
It’s not yet known if anyone has been seriously injured.

Head Shop Sustains Fire Damage In Dublin

Gardai are investigating the second fire at a head shop in Dublin city centre in less than a week.
The fire broke out at the Happy Hippy shop on Dublin's North Frederick Street at around half ten last night.
Gardai are now investigating the cause of the blaze which took several units of the Dublin Fire Brigade to control.
A man working in the shop is understood to have been briefly hospitalised for shock.
last Friday the Nirvana head shop on Capel Street was destroyed following an early morning fire.

Multi-Vehicle Collision On The N11 Closes North-Bound Lane

Gardai and emergency services are still at the scene of a serious multi-vehicle collision in the north bound lane of the N11 just under bridge at the southern cross exit.

The north bound lane remains blocked, which has caused serious delays and motorists are being urged to slow down. Traffic is being diverted to the exit ramp for the south Bray, re-entering on to the N11 on the other side.
At least six vehicles were involved in the collision, however it’s not yet known if anyone has been seriously injured.

The road has reopened southbound after it was closed to allow emergency services deal with the multi-vehicle collision.

60 Year Old Dies In Cork House Fire

A 60 year old man has died in a house fire in Cork.
The fire broke out on Churchfield Hill on the North side of the city shortly after 10 o'clock last night.

It's believed the fire began accidentally

No Agreement Reached Between Ryanair And Tanaiste On Aircraft Maintenance Jobs

The Chief Executive of Ryanair Michael O'Leary says the current Government has now lost 300 aircraft maintenance jobs at Dublin airport.
He left a meeting with the Tánaiste last night after it was made clear to him he could not have hangar 6 at Dublin Airport.
Mr O'Leary is now expected to take the jobs and the aircraft maintenance facility to another location in Europe

Union Official Goes On Hunger Strike At Green Isle Plant In Kildare

A TEEU official is to go on hunger strike from noon today in a dispute with Green Isle Foods in Naas in Co Kildare.
Jim Wyse says his protest will continue until a row over the dismissal of three of his colleagues is settled. The dispute has been on-going for the past six months.
Eamon Devoy of the TEEU says Green Isle has failed to make any reasonable attempt to find a resolution

Fine Gael Tables Motion Of No Confidence In Defence Minister

Opposition parties will today attempt to increase pressure on the defence minister Willie O'Dea - after he denied lying on oath in the high court last year.

Speaking in the Dail last night - Minister O'Dea admitted making an untrue statement in a defamation case - but said it was a mistake which he later corrected.

Fine Gael has tabled a motion of no-confidence in the Minister.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bray hit for 7



10 goals at the Carlisle tonight but unfortunately Wanderers only got three of them!
Last season's League Champions, Bohemians, ran out comfortable winners on a 7-3 scoreline.

Bohs led 2-0 at the interval with goals from Jason Byrne on 31 minutes and from Rafe Cretaro 8 minutes later.

Wanderers pulled one back 3 minutes after the restart through Shane O'Neill.

The Gypsies extended their lead when Killian Brennan got the last touch following a goalmouth scramble in the 56th minute. Wanderers substitute, Shane O'Neill, scored the best goal of the night with a screamer from 25 yards 10 minutes later.

5 goals in the last 15 minutes from Killian Brennan, Paul Keegan and two from substitute Paddy Madden for Bohemians, and one from Bray legend Colm Tresson gave a final scoreline of 7-3 for Bohemians.


Padraic

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan,Tuesday 15th February

Tuesday 15th February
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

The on-going row between Ryanair CEO Michael O’ Leary and Tanaiste Mary Coughlan was just one of the topics discussed on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan when Declan heard the latest details from Aviation author and journalist Gerry Byrne.

Declan discussed the issue of one-off housing in the County with President of the Irish Planning Institute, heard the next step in the plan to fix Wicklow’s roads from FF Councillor Pat Fitzgerald and spoke to Daft.ie spokesperson Naoise Mc Nally about rents showing their first sign of levelling off.

On today’s Morning Show Declan also interviewed former Wicklow Rose of Tralee and former River Dancer Lisa Marie Berry about her latest projects and Wicklow Times editor Shay Fitzmaurice joined Declan in studio to give further reaction to Deirdre De Burca’s departure from the Green Party Parlimentary Party and the Seanad.

Health and Fitness Consultant Helen Walsh joined us in studio to give weightloss advice and we heard pancake-making tips from award winning Wicklow chef Catherine Fullvio .


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HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT PANCAKE!



It's Pancake Tuesday today. If you are looking forward to pancakes later but need a little refresher as to how to make them, all the details you need are below. Enjoy!!

INGREDIENTS:
100g or 4oz of plain flour, 285ml or 1/2 pint of milk, 12g or 1/2 oz butter, 1 egg, half teaspoon of salt, some oil for cooking. (Makes about 10 pancakes)

MIXING THE BATTER:
Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and drop in the unbeaten egg and half of the milk. Use a wooden spoon to beat until the batter is smooth and air bubbles collect on the surface. Then stir in the rest of the milk and melted butter. It is not necessary to rest the batter for 24hrs although if you have the time you can (probably not at this stage unless you're thinking of a very late night supper!)

COOKING THE PANCAKES:
Some like to season the pan first with a little salt. Lightly coat the base of the pan with enough oil to make it look shiny all over. Allow the pan to get really hot. Pour enough batter to cover the bottom of the pan thinly- tilt the pan quickly so the bottom is evenly covered. Cook until underside is golden brown.

TOSSING PANCAKES:
Shake the pan- jerk it forward until the pancake reaches the downward tilting of the pan, then flip it over with a quick movement of the wrist, so that the uncooked side is underneath.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Pancakes are nicest served straight from the pan. There are many delicious ways to serve them. You can try adding blueberries, raspberries or fresh fruit, with a sprinkling of sugar, or you can coat them in butter, jam and cream, golden syrup and ice-cream or mine and Rob's favourite just plain old lemon juice and sugar or nutella. Mmmmm! Enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bray get Premier Licence, but still unclear what Division they are in.





Bray Wanderers get a Premier Division Licence for the 2010 season .
It is still unclear what Division the Wicklow side will be in after the Licensing committee deferred the decision on Cork City


The Independent Club Licensing Committee has deferred its decision on Cork City until after the High Court case comes in for mention on Monday, February 22nd next.

In making its decision, the Independent Club Licensing Committee noted that one of the fundamental principles of club licensing is the protection of creditors such as club employees, other clubs and the Revenue.

The Independent Club Licensing Committee was made aware of a potential takeover which may result in commitments to creditors being honoured. As this takeover is dependent on the outcome of the High Court order, the Independent Committee felt it prudent to await that outcome and give maximum opportunity for creditors to be paid.

The application from FORAS has been deferred pending the outcome of the Cork City decision.


Padraic

The Morning Show, Monday 15th Febuary

Monday 15th February
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

Deirdre De Burca’s departure from the Green Party and the Seanad was just one of the topics discussed on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard reaction from Former Green Party Councillor Caroline Burrell and Minister Dick Roche amongst others.

Declan discussed flooding in Baltinglass with local businessman Simon Murphy and FG Deputy Billy Timmins, returned to the issue of headshops following last weeks fire and got reaction to the weekend’s rugby from former rugby international Shane Byrne. Declan was also joined in studio by Best selling author and childrens book consultant Sarah Webb who talked about her latest book “The Loving Kind”


On Today’s show Declan found out about Rude Health week run by The Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) to encourage ongoing good health habits around the country all year long. Rude Health Week will take place in all independent Health Food Stores from Monday February 15th to Saturday February 20th
Press Enquiries in Arklow, Co. Wicklow to Oonagh McMorrow, Bionic Tonic Health Food Store, Abbey Lane, Arklow. Tel: 0402 32722 Mob: 086 1970995


Bodywhys spokesperson Ruth Ni Eidhin gave us advice for people suffering from eating disorders and details of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2010. As part of the Awareness Week 2010, Wicklow Mental Health Association is hosting an information evening with Bodywhys - the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland - in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow on Wednesday February 24th at 8:00pm. The event will be provided free of charge. For further information lo-call Bodywhys on 1890 200 444, email support service alex@bodywhys.ie or log on to www.bodywhys.ie.


Tune in to East Coast FM’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan every weekday just after 9am

Lo-Call us on 1890 303 103 or email us at morningshow@radiocentre.ie

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Claire Darmody,
Producer,
Morning Show