Friday, May 28, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 28th May

Friday 28th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

An Airport for Arklow, Water for Wicklow and trouble-shooting for teens, Laura Wood had a busy three hours on The Morning Show today. The money doctor, John Lowe got the conversation started, with his predictions for VHI customers following yesterday’s announcement that the Government is to sell the health insurance giant. The mayor of Arklow, Peter Dempsey then discussed proposals to locate a new international airport in the Garden County and the Vice Chair of the Blessington forum, filled in us on the details of a new water supply scheme.

Remarkable 91-year-old author Isolde Mc Cullagh brought the studio to a standstill next, as she revealed the exercise secrets that keep her sprightly in her new book ‘Never Too Old’. We also got the lowdown on the weekend’s sport from East Coast FM’s Michael Sargent, top tips on parenting from journalist Sheila Wayman and gave away tickets to the make-over show at the Arklow Seabreeze Festival.

In the final hour of the show, Eurovision winner Paul Harrington dropped by; he was joined on the phone by this year’s hopeful Niamh Kavanagh as they looked forward to Saturday’s finals and Avoca-man Damien Parle explained his life-changing decision to donate one of his kidneys to his brother. The day ended on a high note with a sneak preview of singer Sinead Madden’s single ‘Impossible Dream’ which is being launched tonight in Dublin.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 27th May

Thursday 27th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

Tonight’s semi-finals of the Eurovision song contest got everyone talking on The Morning Show today; Laura Wood kicked off the programme by speaking to East Coast FM’s oracle of all things Eurovision, Mick lynch. We got a slightly more anarchic take on Ireland’s chances in the big sing-off however when loud-mouthed, former entrant, Dustin the Turkey, later told us he’d be keeping his wings crossed for this year’s hopeful Niamh Kavanagh.

Bray’s Independent Town Councillor, Eugene Finnegan also joined us to discuss the Government’s proposal to scrap town councils, while Greystones Town Councillor, Kathleen Kelleher added her voice to the debate as well. Next we heard about the Wicklow Garden festival which kicks off today and the boys of Saint Brendan’s School in Bray packed into the East Coast FM studio to explain how they made a green house using only recycled bottles.

Finally, Siobhan Donnelly made everyone drool with her mouth-watering tips for a tasty bar-b-q and singer, songwriter Hamlet Sweeney played us out with a pre-view of one of the tracks from his ‘Powerscourt Tapes’ EP.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 26th May

Wednesday 26th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

Laura Wood dived straight in today as guest presenter of The Morning Show when she spoke to one of Ireland’s top crime journalists; Paul Willams had all the details on yesterday’s major drugs arrests in Spain including the involvement of the man regarded as the country’s largest supplier. The conversation then turned to the shocking closure of a quarter of all hospital beds, as Wicklow’s Fine Gael T.D. Billy Timmins slammed the cutting of frontline services.

Mobile phone use behind the wheel was top priority for Conor Faughnan next, as he discussed a new study revealing the high numbers of drivers who still admit to talking whilst on the road, and the Principle of Ashford Primary School spoke to us about the decision of the Catholic Primary School Management Association to raise fees. The harrowing story of child abuse in Irish swimming was then brought to us by Justine Mc Carthy. Justine is an award winning journalist and in her latest offering ‘Deep Deception’, she highlights the grisly facts of sexual exploitation of children throughout Ireland.

Finally, the mood in the Morning Show studio was lifted with a visit from Personal Trainer Kate Ryan who helped us get in shape for summer, before a live session with warm-hearted band, The Vibes whose single in aid of AWARE is out on Friday.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 25th May

Tuesday 25th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

The controversial subject of stem cell research had tempers flaring in the studio as the Morning Show with Declan Meehan kicked off today. We heard from a senior researcher with the Irish Stem Cell Foundation, while Independent Senator Ronan Mullen was vocal in his opposition. The issue of littering in the Garden County was the next hot topic on the programme as Moira Byrne from Wicklow County Council told us of the authority’s attempts to clear up our beaches after the recent warm spell.

The weather forecast was followed by the forecast for Ireland’s economy as CEO of the ISME Mark Fielding discussed when we can expect the first green shoots of prosperity and Dublin City Marathon hopefuls got some helpful tips for their training from Dr. Brendan O’Shea.

Shankill Professor, Patrick Davey then shared his experiences of setting up a university in Uganda before the Irish education system came under the spotlight as the conversation steered towards the Leaving certificate and our panel of experts considered the possibility of a modular approach to course work. The show finally closed with a piece of music from Wicklow singer, Laun Parle ahead of her forthcoming gig in Conary on Sunday night.

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Seagulls Gun Down Dundalk in Shootout

Wanderers are through to the semi-final of the Leinster Senior Cup after beating Dundalk on penalties at theCarlisle last night.

For the second game in succession the Seagulls were 2 up at the interval with a brace of goals from Shane O'Neill - the second of which was an absolute screamer.

Dundalk got back into the game shortly after the interval, Alan Cawley converting from the penalty spot.
The Lillywhites brought the game to extra time with an equalizer from Michael Mc Gowan on 58 mins.

Extra time yielded no further goals and the game went to penalties.

The Seagulls got off to the worst possible start when Jake Kelly's spot kick was brilliantly save by ex-Wanderer Matt Gregg in the Dundalk goal. while

Successful penalties from Shane O'Neill, Dane Massey, Dane Massey and Ian Tuohy.heaped pressure on Ciaran Mc Guigan who missed the Crucial penalty for Dundalk, which sent Wanderers into the semi-finals with a home draw against UCD.

Padraic

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 24th May

Monday 24th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

The price of petrol kicked off the conversation on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. Conor Faulknan of AA Roadwatch compared the cost at pumps throughout the country and highlighted the importance of shopping around to get the best value. Met Eireann’s David Rogers then gave us the lowdown on the recent ‘heatwave’ and predicted what’s in store for us this summer.

Flood protection in The People’s Park in Bray was discussed by Sinn Fein Councillor, John Brady and Padraic Moran filled us in on Ireland’s chances as the national Boccia team head to Lisbon ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Morning Show studio became lively with a spirited discussion on the aging process with contributors including author Angela Cooke and Professor Patricia Casey, Paddy Cole and Owen Dawson.

Finally, controversial comedian Abi Philbin Bowman rounded out the day’s entertainment with a sneek preview before he takes to the stage during the Wicklow Arts Festival.

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Claire Darmody,
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