Monday, December 24, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 24th December

Monday 24th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We were joined in studio by Blogger Barbara Scully, Journalist and Vincent Browne Producer, Lisa Marie Berry and local Businessman and Independent Councillor Eugene Finnegan to take a look back at the year and we heard advice on dealing diplomatically with family conflict, overtired children and interfering in laws from Ashford based Psychotherapist, Richard Bury. We also caught up with Wicklow multiple medal winning paralympian Helen Kearney to congratulate her on a fantastic year. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Music Group Afiniti and The Bray Gospel Choir who performed Christmas songs and Dietician Sarah Keogh gave us advice on avoiding and dealing with overindulgence over the festive period of eating and drinking. We also heard a review of the best Christmas movies from East Coast fm’s Ryan O’ Neill.
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Friday, December 21, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 21st December

Friday 21st December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am We spoke to Siobhan Moore, Dublin Airport Authority about the comings and goings expected over the weekend and Dermot Goode of www.healthinsurancesavings.com talked to us about renewal. We also heard how to stay positive and keep others the same through the Christmas Period from Director of AWARE, Dr Harry Barry. 11- 12pm •We heard about debt forgiveness from Independent Deputy Stephen Donnelly and we were joined in studio by Singer Rory Quinn forma chat and live performance. We also spoke to Astronomy Ireland’s David Moore about the Winter Sostice and not the end of the world.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 20th December

Thursday 20th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am We were joined in studio by local twins, Margaret and Ann Kennedy who talked about how they have been impacted by budget cuts, in particular the respite care grant and we discussed the end of the world with Ted Harisson, ‘Apocalypse expert’ and author of Apocalypse When – Why we want to believe there will be no tomorrow. We also spoke to Donnellies Chef, Siobhan Donnelly talked us through Christmas dinner. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by John Healy from TV’s the Restaurant who talked about his life and book ‘A perfect Heart’ and Vet Pete Wedderburn joined us to remind us why pets are not just for Christmas.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 19th December

Wednesday 19th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed Instagrams plans with Technological Consultant Damien Mulley and heard a credit card comparison following the BOI hike from Simon Moynihan, www.bonkers.ie. We also heard last minute shopping advice and why not to panic buy from Consumer Journalist Tina Leonard and An Post’s Anna Mc Hugh outlined how you can help your postman avoid hazards. 11- 12pm •We discussed manging with early sales with Escape Boutique’s Sorcha Murphy and Deputy Andrew Doyle talked about property tax. We also met Greystones Mum Nancy Falkow who talked about her single in aid of Jack and Jill Foundation, people can listen, download and donate at NancyFalkow.bandcamp.com
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 18th December

Tuesday 18th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We were joined in studio by Orla Sallley of Snugsborough Farm who talked turkeys and we caught up with award winning Wicklow Christmas tree grower Christy Kavanagh to talk trees. We also chatted to Wicklow Montessori students Cian O’ Reilly and Jesica Mc Henry about their novel experiment about teeth whitening ahead of the Intel Mini Scientists Exhibition and Independent Deputy Stephen Donnelly joined us to talk about budget cuts. 11- 12pm We discussed the recent break-ins and heating fuel theft in the County with Listeners and Local Sergeant John Fitzpatrick and East Coast Physio Avril Barrett joined us to give advice on staying painfree over Christmas and avoiding repetitive strain injury caused by too many computer games.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 14th December

Friday 14th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We were joined in studio by Wicklow Journalist Lisa Marie Berry who reviewed the papers and chatted about the latest for the Labour party, we also caught up with Labor Cllrs Conal Kavanagh and Jimmy O’ Shaughnessy. We also chatted to Mundy ahead of his gig in Conary this weekend. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Hypnomagician Keith Barry who chatted about his life, career and new show and Chef Siobhan Donnelly dropped in to talk about Christmas Food.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 13th December

Thursday 13th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We spoke to Dr Ernan Gallagher about the super spread of the winter vomiting bug and how you can try to avoid it and we caught up with Political Correspondent, Padraig Gallagher following last nights budget vote. We also heard good news for Greystones Harbour from Bernard Gallgher, BJ Marinas and Greystones Mayor Kathleen Kelleher and Science Journalist Sean Duke talked about robotic surgery and why it snows. 11- 12pm •We were joined By new Irish Boyband Level 5 who chatted about their charity single with Mary Byrne and performed live and we heard which toys and gifts are already running low and what may disappoint late shoppers from David Fitzsimmons, from Retail Excellence Ireland
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 12th December

Wednesday 12th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We were joined in studio by Bray Cathaoirleach, Mick Glynn who explained the Town Council’s response to the homelessness problem and we heard the latest on Marie Flemings landmark case from Court Reporter, Francesca Cumin. 11- 12pm •We spoke to John Teeling, Connemara Mining about potential gold in Wicklow and Science Journalist Sean Duke talked about 12/12/12. We also discussed if the County is prepared for snow with Wicklow County Council Cathaoirleach Pat Casey.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 11th December

Tuesday 11th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We were joined in studio by Annette Plunkett, WH Five Loaves to discuss the on-going problem of homelessness following the tragic death of a young man in Bray. We also returned to our discussion on the impact of last weeks repite cut with Harriet, who cares for her mother in Rathnew and Lisa, Mother to two autistic children. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Blogger Bbarbara Scully and Susan Walsh, Dubray Book to talk about books for Christmas and Local author Frank Corr joined us to talk about his latest novel ‘Brigid 1 – Amercias Woman Pope’
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Monday, December 10, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 10th December

Monday 10th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We talked to John O’ Toole and Pat Diskin from Kilcoole AC about Fionnula Britton’s amazing success making history over the weekend and we spoke to two listeners about how they will be effected by respite cuts in last weeks budget. We also heard tribute paid to Patrick Moore, by Astronomy Ireland’s David Moore and Nypro Healthcare, Business Development, Vice President, Chris Nother filled us in on the new jobs announcement for the company’s Bray location. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Niall and Caroline O’Flaherty who talked about their book ‘ Baby Ava – An Irish Surrogacy Story’ and musician Ciara Sidine dropped in to perform her new Christmas song.
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Friday, December 7, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 7th December

Friday 7th December 2012 The Morning Show with Laura Wood 10- 11am •We were joined in Avoca in Mount Usher Gardens by Norianna Kennedy who chatted about a womans heart album 20 years on and Lorraine Dempsey, Special Needs Parents Association and Money Watchdog John Diskin joined us to chat about the budget. We also met Irelands only Escape Artist Steve Spade. 11- 12pm •We were joined by Enniskerry resident and TV personality Craig Doyle who chatted about his career and life and we tasted a few wines with Kitty Caprani, - Caprani off licence in Ashford.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 6th December

Thursday 6th December 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed the budget with Hugh Cambpell, Tax Director, Pricewaterhousecoopers and we also heard how the budget had impacted Niamh Kelly, protest against cuts to child benefit group and local home help Paula Campbell. We spoke to Junior Minister Alex White and Independent Deputy Stephen Donnelly about yesterdays main points and were joined in studio by Carol Tallon, Buyers Broker Ltd and John Hannigan, MD Sunbeam House who shared their views. 11- 12pm •We spoke to Eamon Timmins, Age Action Ireland about how yesterdays budget had effected the elderly and John Parker, President Garda Representatives Association gave us his views on the announced station closures. Blogger Barabara Scully and Journalist Lisa Marie Berry also dropped in to the studio to give their views and we spoke local Carer Harriet Conlon, ISME’s Mark Fielding and Bob Flavin, thenextgear.com.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Morning Show with Laura Wood, Wednesday 5th December

Wednesay 5th December 2012 The Morning Show with Laura Wood 10- 11am •We discussed Arklow woman Marie Flemming’s landmark case with court reporter Francesca Cumin and UK Consultant Obstetrician Dr Laurence Wood talked to us about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy illness ‘hyperemesis gravidarum’ and we spoke to mother of three Jenny about suffering from same illness when she was pregnant with twins. 11- 12pm •We were joined by Mac Moloney, Author of The Dublin Pub Spotter and also we chatted to Crime Journalist Paul Williams about the murder of Eamonn Kelly.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Morning Show with Laura Wood, Tuesday 4th December

Tuesday 4th December 2012 The Morning Show with Laura Wood 10- 11am •We discussed guidelines for clamping down on cyber bullying with Ciaran Flynn, General Secretary with the Association of Community and Comprehensive schools and we spoke to Miriam O’ Neill from AA Roadwatch about choosing fuel and other car related mishaps and the possible rise in motor tax at tomorrows budget. 11- 12pm •We spoke to award winning chef, food writer and proprietor of Ballyknocken House, Catherine Fulvio about food waste at Christmas and Money Watchdog John Diskin chatted to us about property and mansion tax and the increase in womens car insurance.
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Monday, December 3, 2012

The Morning Show with Laura Wood, Monday 3rd December

Monday 3rd December 2012 The Morning Show with Laura Wood 10- 11am •We discussed the new boxing club for Bray following the allocation of funding by Department of Tourism and Sport with Ballywaltrim Boxing Club Coach, Al Morris and we discussed budget leaks with Money Doctor John Lowe. We also heard about letters sent to Society of Vincent De Paul by the HSE from Head of Social Justice and Policy, John Mark McCafferty and Award winning Wicklow Christmas tree grower Christy Kavanagh dropped in. 11- 12pm •We spoke to Parenting Coach Marian Byrne about dealing with children at Christmas and we were joined by local Vdep volunteers to launch East Coast FM Give a Gift Campaign.
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Friday, November 30, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 30th November

Friday 30th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am We discussed the budget leaks with journalist Lisa Marie Berry, Blogger Barbara Scully and local business women Jillian Godsil, Practice PR and Becky Loftus of Delbeanys. We also caught up with the Gabby Cabby after the first 24 hours of non violent crime in New York City in living memory. 11- 12pm We spoke local businessman and secret Millionaire Richard Mulcahy about his life, career and famous family and Singer/songer Eric McGrath joined us in studio to perform live.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 29th November

Thursday 29th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed the latest obesity report and what’s next with consultant endocrinologist Prof Donal O’ Shea and Bray Dentist Dr Gillian Smith talked about why o may people are avoiding dental appointments. Science Blogger Sean Duke also dropped in to talk about the science of addiction. 11- 12pm •We spoke to chef Siobhan Donnelly about curries to keep you winter warm and we heard from ‘active fundraising parents committee’ parent of four, Gaye Edwards about the cash crisis facing schools. We were also joined in studio by East Coast Phyiso who advised on back, neck and shoulder pain in relation to Christmas shopping and Conor O’ Leary from Bray Cancer Support Centre dropped in to talk about their new campaign check me out.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 28th November

Wednesday 28th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed the school funding issues facing schools with St Feargals Senior School Principal, Joe Behan and IPPN Spokesperson Enda McGorman. Mick Nolan, President of Wicklow Rotary talked to us about the snowman missing from Wicklow Town and we also discussed the abortion report with Independent TD Stephen Donnelly. 11- 12pm •We spoke to Grainne Mc Loughlin about Wicklow winning gold at the Livcom Awards and Crime Writer Paul Williams talked to us ahead of tonights Midweek special about convicted rapist Larry Murphy. We were also joined in studio by Bray resident and Librarian Carmel Kelly who talked about her childrens picture story book ‘Spidey’
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 27th November

Tuesday 27th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We returned to the flooding issues in Glending Estate with Resident Aisling and we heard details and advice on the skimming incidents at ticket vending machines at DART and train stations from IPSO’s Una Dillon. We also got reaction to a report which claims Irish women suffer from worst health in the EU from local GP Dr Ciara Kelly and heard tribute to the late Larry Hagman from Roy Jennings of Dallasfanzine.com. 11- 12pm •We heard how taken with certain medications grapefruit can be harmful and in some rare cases, fatal from Dr Ernan Gallagher and Arklow Historian Jim Rees joined us to talk about his book ‘Split Personalities – Arklow 1885 – 1892’. We were also joined in studio by the Shoos ahead of their charity gig in the Horse and Hound in Greystones this Saturday to raise money for local man Johhny Hayden.
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Monday, November 26, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 26th November

Monday 26th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard a flood update from around the County from Local Councilors and details on the Dart from Iarnroid Eireann’s Barry Kenny and we also had advice on dealing with ‘cyber Monday’ from Consumer Journalist, Tina Leonard. 11- 12pm •Tom Clonan dropped in to talk about his book ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears, An Irish Soldier’s Story of Love and Loss’ and we discussed the property tax with Caroline Fahey, Society of Vincent DePaul and FG Deputy Andrew Doyle
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Friday, November 23, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 23rd November

Friday 23rd November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We were joined in Hollands, Bray by award winning Wicklow singer Luan Parle who performed live and Phoenix Magazine Editor, Paddy Prendeville also dropped down to chat about the annual. We were also joined by Ritz Carlton Gordon Ramsey Restaurant Chef, Peter Byrne who gave us tips on starters and mains for dinner parties and Bray Mayor Mick Glynn talked about Bray’s Christmas shop local initiative and the switching on of the lights. 11- 12pm •Local legendary Artist Rasher dropped down to chat about his career and life and local singer songwriter Robbie Doyle joined us to perform. We also heard tips on weekend wine from Host Ann-Marie Holland and International Rubgy Player Shane Byrne chatted about the rugby.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 22nd November

Thursday 22nd November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We spoke to Irish Patients Association, Steve Mc Mahon about the Savita inquiry and heard last night’s Primetime interview. We also caught up with comedian Pat Shortt ahead of his gig in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday night. 11- 12pm •We chatted to Crime Reporter Paul Willams about the 25 organised crime gangs and problems related as identified by the Garda Commissioner and music group Affiniti dropped in to perform live. We also discussed Christmas Markets in Ireland with Holiday Doctor Joe Supple and Vet, Pete Wedderburn dropped in to talk about pet care advice.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 21st November

Wednesday 21st November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We spoke to Irish Times journalist Kitty Holland about the Savita Halappanavar tragedy and we discussed today’s disability march with Lcoal Paralympian Padraic Moran and FG Deputy Simon Harris. 11- 12pm •We chatted to Sorcha Murphy from Escape Boutique about how you can hides lumps and bumps with shape-wear and Wicklow chef Keelan Higgs told us about being a finalist in the Young Chef of the Year Competition. Local Sergeant John Fitzpatrick gave practival advice on being more vigilant during a time of increased break-ins. We also talked to Kieran Rumley, Executive Director of Love Irish Food about how to know that a product is truly Irish.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 20th November

Tuesday 20th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed appropriate diets for babies and why fizzy drinks and crisps should not be included from Dr Mary Flynn, Chief Specialist in Public Health Nutrition with the Food Safety of Ireland and we heard a comparison of and best value tips on energy providers from Simon Moynihan, Communications Director, www.bonkers.ie. We also spoke to Chris Doyle, Caabu – The Council for Arab-British Understanding about the situation in Gaza. 11- 12pm •We chatted to Social Anthropologist David Slattery about his new book ‘Poet Madman Scoundrel 189 Unuusal Irish Lives’ and Restaurant Association of Ireland CEO, Adrian Cumins talked to us about how the lack of chefs and price of drink are effecting the industry. We also heard tips on what to do with your savings from Money Watchdog John Diskin.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

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Monday 19th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed the future of rural Garda Stations with Irish Examiner Journalist Sean Mac Carthaigh and Sunbeam House MD John Hannigan joined us to talk about an upcoming protest and other potential issues facing those with disabilities. 11- 12pm •We chatted to Mario Rosenstock ahead of his show tonight and Love/Hate Director David Caffrey about the first two explosive episodes of the new season. We also heard advice on dealing with tears and tantrums from Superanny Niamh O’ Reilly.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 16th November

Friday 16th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed the planned public transport price hike with Barry Kenny, Irish Rail and we discussed the lack of accessible taxis for people with disability with local paralympian Padraic Moran and Vincent Kearns of Xpert Taxis and Former President of National Taxi Drivers Union. We also heard about 4G from Silicon Republic Editor, John Kenndy. 11- 12pm •We were joined by Emma Hannigan who chatted about her life and her latest book Driving Home For Christmas and Holiday Doc Joe Supple gave us his thoughts on Cancun as a honeymoon and holiday destination.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 15th November

Thursday 15th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard reaction to the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar from Labour Deputy Anne Ferris and heard about delays with the rollout of the National Screening Scheme for Bowel Cancer from Irish Cancer Society, Advocay Officer, Rachel Wright. We also heard about a new development that means people may be able to be in more then one, or even two places at a time from Science Spinner Sean Duke. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Donnellies Chef Siobhan Donnelly who gave tips on thanksgiving dinner and we chatted to footballers Jason McAteer and Robbie Fowler ahead of tonights evening with them in the Royal Hotel in Bray. Vet Pete Wedderburn gave pet care advice.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The MorningShow with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 14th November

Wednesday 14th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard about the FIFA Fair Play award being presented at tonights Greece match in memory of James Nolan from Eoin O’ Donovan, Blessington FC Secretary and former coach to James Nolan who drowned tragically in Poland eartlier this year. We also heard reaction to the planned sugar tax from Greystones GP Dr Ciara Kelly and Director of Food and Drink Industry, Paul Kelly. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by award winning Wicklow Chef Catherine Fulvio who chatted about her latest award nominated book ‘Eat like an Italian’ and gave advice on doing a Christmas Pud, to vote for Catherine go to http://www.irishbookawards.ie/vote-here-for-your-favourite-titles/ . We also heard a live performance from Singer Gavin James and caught up with Bray teenager, Nicky Flannery who is currently taking part in the 10th Niall Mellon Challenge in South Africa with his Mum, Aunt and Grandad and almost 20 other Wicklow based volunteers.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 13th November

Tuesday 13th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed the delay on students grants with USI President John Logue and listener Mary who told us about the difficulties her own daughter is facing. We also discussed the rise in home intruders and burglaries with Maeve Ryan, Co-ordinator, National Crime Helpline and Shane Willis from award winning Greystones Restaurant A. Caviston about complaining customers. 11- 12pm •We spoke to Labour Deputy Anne Ferris and SWAP Campaigner Noleen McManus about the latest on the flood issues in Bray and Conor Mc Keown joined us with one of his ‘crooks’ to perform live. We also discussed the growing problem of children purport rating violence on their parents with Barabara McAllistair, Bray Womens Refuge.
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Monday, November 12, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 12th November

Monday 12th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We asked FG Deputy Billy Timmins why Wicklow is overlooked again for big jobs following the latest announcement for Dublin and Galway and we discussd the referendum result with Child Protection Expert, Shane Dunphy and Social Care Worker John Byrne. 11- 12pm •We spoke to Professor Donal O’ Shea ahead of his RTE TV Programme tonight ‘The Obesity Clinic’ and we were joined in studio by Crime author and Journalist Michael Sheridan who talked about his newest book ‘Murder at Irelands Eye’
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Friday, November 9, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 9th November

Friday 9th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We spoke to Senator John Whelan about his suggestion to change the Governments Christmas cards to charity ones and the lack of interest he felt he was shown from colleagues and we discussed yesterdays supreme court decision about the referendum campaign spending with FG Deputy Simon Harris and Wicklow based social care worker John Byrne. Escape Boutiques Sorcha Murphy dropped in to give advice on dressing for your shape and hiding problem areas cleverly and St Pats Manager Gail Dunne talked about this weekends match. 11- 12pm We were joined in the studio by Golfer Christy O’ Connor Jnr who talked about his autobiography and Vet Pete Wedderburn joined us to chat about kittens.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 8th November

Thursday 8th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard the latest details on the murder of Aoife Phelan from Tom Brady, Security Editor, Irish Independent and the impact of the tragic news from Ballyroan based FG County Councillor Mary Sweeney. We also discussed the childrens referendum with FG Deputy Simon Harris and Maria Mhic Mhic Mheanmain and Broadcaster, Football pundit and PR Guru, Bill O’ Herlihy dropped in to talk about his autobiography ‘We’ll leave it there so’ 11- 12pm •We talked to Mark Anderson, Arklow United Schoolboy Chairman & Partner club of Glasgow Celtic about last nights history making match and Political Analyst Susan Philips and Local Councillor Kathleen Kelleher gave their views on the US Election. We also met singing surgeon Austin Leahy.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 7th November

Wednesday 7th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed the final decision on the site for the national childrens hospital with Dr Rosin Hayes, Consultant Pediatric Radiologist at Crumlin Childrens Hopsital, FG Deputy Billy Timmins and Richie O’ Reilly of Tallaght Action group. We were also joined in studio by Mediator and Conflict Coach Fiona Mc Auslen who gave advice on dealing with separation at Christmas. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by local photographers Paddy Maddock and Ian Lush ahead of the launch of their breathtaking book ‘Exploring County Wicklow, Ireand – a Photographic Journey’ and we discussed Christmas Tree theft with Wicklow based award winning Christmas Tree Grower Christy Kavanagh, local Seargent John Fitzpatrick and Wicklow garden centre owner Paul Sexton.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 6th November

Tuesday 6th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard the latest details from the investigation into the disappearance of Aoife Phelan which has been upgraded from missing persons to murder from Irish Independent Security Editor, Tom Brady and we were joined in studio by Sunday World roving reporter Geraldine Comiskey who entertained us with tales from her new book ‘Wacky Eire’ 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Jack L who chatted about the new album and Money Watchdog John Diskin gave us advice on saving a few quid on tax if you are a PAYE worker. East Coast Physio also dropped in to give tips on looking after your bone health.
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Monday, November 5, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 5th November

Monday 5th November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard details of rising crime against retailers from Stephen Lynam of Retail Ireland and Donie O’Callaghan, operations director with Retailers Against Crime. We also spoke to creator of the man app, mayo man Cillian O’ Mongain and we discussed the childrens referendum with Wicklow Councillor and former social care worker and foster parent Pat Kavanagh and Maria Corbett, Legal and Policy Director, Childrens Rights Alliance. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Parenting Coach Marian Byrne who gave advice on passing on values and morals to children and crime author and journalist Mick Mc Caffrey dropped in to talk about his latest book about the Viper. We also chatted to Eniskerry Internationally based best selling author Cathy Kelly about making the shortlist for the Irish Book Awards again!!
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Friday, November 2, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 2nd November

Friday 2nd November 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard details on yesterdays shooting of a prison officer from Northern Ireland Journalist Eamonn Mc Dermott and we heard about last nights Irish Web Awards 2012 from Organiser and Technological Consultant Damien Mulley. TV writer and author Arthur Matthews joined us in studio to talk about his latest book Angry Baby. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by local Principal and Former TD Joe Behan who talked about his career, the future of education and life after politics and we heard a live performance from Kildare singer David Burke.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 1st November

Thursday 31st October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard about last nights calls on a busy Hallowe’en night from Greg O’ Dwyer, Third Officer with the Dublin Fire Brigade and Green Party Leader Eamonn Ryan talked about the job losses in Eircom. St Pats Manager Gail Dunne told us how emigration is effecting sports clubs around the County and we heard about the Wild and Slow Festival taking place in the Brooklodge Hotel on November 9th, 10th & 11th from Evan Doyle, Bill O’Dea and Biddy White Lennon. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Science Blogger Sean Duke who explained why women and men argue differently and Pete Wedderburn dropped in to give us advice on pet teeth. We also met author Barbara Naughton who talked about her debut childrens book ‘Feefeen and Friends’
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 31st October

Wednesday 31st October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard tech advice on dealing with cyber bullying from Technological consultant Damien Mulley and we discussed the threats facing rural life because of planned closures of Gardai Stations, Post offices and banks with listeners from around the county, Martin Smyth, Irish Rural Link and Mary Phelan, Country Life Magazine. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Colm O’ Regan who talked about his book about Irish Mammies and Dr Gillian Smith, The Dental Suite gave us details on the new legislation for teeth whitening. We also spoke to Irish man Des Newton who is currently stuck in New York due to the storms and Irish Daily Star Crime Editor, Michael O’ Toole gave us the latest details on missing woman Aoife Phelan.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 30th October

Tuesday 30th October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We spoke to the Gabby Cabby in New York about the storm impact and caught up with first time marathon runner Pat Nolan who ran in aid of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation and Mary Hickey who ran her 33rd marathon yesterday. We also spoke to Ian Power, Communications and Marketing Officer, www.spunout.ie about their cyber bullying guidelines following Donegal girl Erin Gallgher taking her own life. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by John Giles who talked about his latest book and local singer Darragh Cullen dropped in to perform live. We also heard Halloween safety tips from Sergeant John Fitzpatrick.
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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday October 26th

Friday 26th October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We returned we discussed the proposal by the Gardai to close some stations around the country and replace them with ‘clinics’ with Joint Policing Committee Cllr Pat Doran and Minister Ruairi Quinn talked about the patronage survey, the future of Colaiste Raithin and the teachers protest. Following story of a young girl losing her colon having used diet pills she bought on-line, we also discussed the lengths women will go to on the quest to look their ‘perception of perfect’ with Author and Journalist Sinead Moriarty. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Chef Siobhan Donnelly who gave some tips on hallowe’en treats and we discussed Enda Kennys European award with FG Deputy Andrew Doyle.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 25th October

Thursday 25th October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We returned to the discussion about those household charge letters with FG Councillor Irene Winters and Senator David Norris dropped in to talk about his book. We were also joined in studio by local Actor and Conary events organiser Pat Nolan who talked about training for and taking part in the Dublin City Marathon to raise money for the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Humphrey Jones one of four authors of charity book ‘A Neutron Walked into a Bar – random facts about our universe and everything in it’ and Vet Pete Wedderburn gave pet advice. We also chatted to Damien Lawless and Aisling Growney about taking part in the Bay2Btay 2012 Challenge where they will run 250km from Galway to Bray with 2 others to raise money and awareness for suicide or survive –we also spoke to Caroline McGuigan CEO Suicide or Survive, to donate online see www.mycharity.ie/event/baytobray2012
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 24th October

Wednesday 24th October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We talked to one of our listeners in Avoca about he prepared for the digital switchover just after it happened and Free Legal Advice Centre Noleen Blackwell talked about the need for reform in our social welfare system and the plan for fines payments in installments. We also heard about the Wicklow Walking Festival taking place this weekend from Sheelagh O’ Malley from Footfalls Walking Tours. 11- 12pm •We heard details on the new pension charges from Money Watchdog John Diskin and Escape Boutique’s Sorcha Murphy gave maternity clothes tips to help yummy mummys to-be. We were also joined in studio by comedian Maeve Higgins who talked about her book.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 23rd October

Tuesday 23rd October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard how the big switch countdown is going from David Maher of www.TradeTV.ie and Raghnall O’ Floinn, Head of Collections at the National Museum of Ireland talked to us about the History of Ireland in 100 objects exhibition. Money watchdog John Diskin gave advice on how to best stretch cash following the recent Credit Union Survey reflecting how many households have €100 or less at the end of each month after all the bills are paid. 11- 12pm •We heard reaction to last nights US presidential debate and Wicklow returning Officer Patricia Casey told us how today was the last day to get yourself on to the electoral register ahead of the next Referendum if you are not already on it. East Coast Physio Avril Barrett also dropped in to give last minute tips for the marathon and told us why our work stations can be bad for us.
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Monday, October 22, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 22nd October

Monday 22nd October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard from Tuam Councillor Tom Mc Hugh following the tragic death of two children there yesterday and we discussed the importance of drug driving tests with A&E Consultant Dr Chris Luke. We were also joined in studio by Mediator and Conflict Coach Fiona McAuslen dropped in to talk about her new book about living with separation. 11- 12pm •We discussed low price medicines with IPU Vice President Cathy Meagher and Supernanny Niamh O’ Reilly dropped in to give advice on dealing with sleep disruption during next weekends clock change. We were also joined in studio by Johrnalist and Broadcaster Joe O’ Shea who talked about his book ‘murder, mutiny and mayhem concerning the affairs of the blackest hearted villains from Irish History.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 19th October

Friday 19th October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard reaction to Minister Varadkar’s comments on the future of public transport from Mark Gleeson, spokesperson Irish Rail Users Group and Money Doctor John Lowe explained new contracts for dole payments. 11- 12pm •We were joined in studio by Singer and Westend star Rebecca Storm ahead of her Firhouse gig tomorrow night and Holiday doc Joe Supple gave advice on chhosing and booking a honeymoon.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 18th October

Thursday 18th October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We hear a review of the new Bond Movie from east coast movie man Paul O’ Connell and we spoke to FG Deputy Billy Timmins and listeners about the flurry of household charge bills that arrived at peoples homes who have already paid! 11- 12pm •We discussed the future of Ireland.com email addresses with tech expert Damien Mulley, heard live music from Brendan Bonass and Pete the vet gave pet advice.
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Katie Taylor Confirms She'll Defend Her Olympic Title In Rio

Wicklow’s four times world and Olympic boxing champion, Katie Taylor, has confirmed that she's staying amateur. The 26 year old who won Olympic gold in London this summer says she wants to defend her title in Rio 2016. Katie has been offered a number of professional deals but says she wants to stay with the Irish team.

German Chancellor Proposes Radical Powers For E.U. Finance Commissioner

The German Chancellor says the EU's top financial official should have the power to veto the national budgets of member states. In an address to the Bundestag lower house of parliament, Angela Merkel said the EU's economics commissioner should have the authority to declare a budget "invalid". However she said that "unfortunately" some EU member states were not ready for such a step. Angela Merkel was speaking ahead of todays meeting of EU leaders in Brussels. The Taoiseach Enda Kenny - who is attending the summit - will push for the implementation of agreements made earlier this year on banking debt. Last June, EU leaders agreed to use the ESM bailout fund to directly recapitalise banks.

Search Renewed For British Toddler Missing In Greece 21 Years Ago

British police officers investigating the disappearance of a toddler in Greece 21 years ago, have flown to the island of Kos to continue the search. Ben Needham vanished on the island in 1991. Despite several possible sightings and theories about what happened, there's been no trace of him. Officers from South Yorkshire will use specialist equipment to examine a mound of earth at the property where he went missing. Ben's mother Kerry believes her son was abducted and is still alive - she says this latest development is part of an elimination process.

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 17th October

Wednesday 17th October 2012 The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We discussed the report from St Patricks Institution with Liam Herrick Executive Director Irish Penal Reform Trust and Dr Ciara Kelly filled us in on low price medicines and gave her reaction to a danish study that claims some GP check-ups may not be worthwhile. 11- 12pm •Journalist Liam Collins dropped in to talk about his book ‘Battle of the Wills-Irish Families at War over Wills’ and Mundy dropped in to perform live ahead of his gig at Conary Community Arts Centre. We also discussed food poverty with Dr Clionadh Foley-Nolan from Safefood.
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