Drive By with Colm Hayes

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    Colm Hayes Wednesday 27 February 2013

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    Gaffes

    We heard some great stories of the times listeners cringed

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    What's Your Big Idea?

    More great ideas. Today it was some creative wall-hangings and a service that would enable you to save precious voicemails

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    Mandatory Sentencing

    John O'Keefe is a Criminologist with Trinity College and he spoke to Colm about his views on mandatory sentencing, and his belief that in the Republic of Ireland we are too lenient on sentencing

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    Angela's Ashes

    Angela is a few weeks in to lent now and is doing well on her attempt to give up smoking. John who gave up smoking last year was also on the line to give Angela even more encouragement

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    Colm read a story from today's papers about a faux-pas made by John Bercow; the Speaker of the House of Commons, who accidently referred to rugby star Ben Cohen as "openly gay" - even though the former player has a wife and is straight. Since retiring from professional rugby in 2011, Cohen has dedicated much of his time to tackling the problem of homophobic bullying among young people through his StandUP Foundation. However, Bercow took the campaign to mean that the rugby star was "openly gay" when praising the rugby star for his dedication towards "fighting for gay rights". Cohen jokingly shouted: "Don't tell my wife!" - The speaker then made the situation worse by saying that he did not wish to 'out' someone against their will. Have you ever made a big public faux pas? What is you worst gaffe? Today we heard some stories of some real 'cringeworthy' moments

     

    An advocacy group for the families of victims of homicide is supporting calls by the widow of Gerry McCabe, for tougher sentencing for the murder of a Garda - this comes after Detective Garda Adrian Donohue was gunned down. John O'Keefe is a Criminologist with Trinity College and he spoke to Colm about his views on mandatory sentencing, and his belief that in the Republic of Ireland we are too lenient on sentencing

     

    Another two listeners with 'Big Ideas' told Colm about their plans. Paul has an idea that enables people to save precious voicemail messages and Karen makes wall-hangings of babies names. You can find out more about Paul's idea on his website www.voicemail.ie and have a look at Karen's wall-hangings on http://www.heartfeltnames.com/

     

    And Angela is a few weeks in to lent now and is doing well on her attempt to give up smoking. John who gave up smoking last year was also on the line to give Angela even more encouragement

     

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