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    Colm Hayes Thursday 2 May 2013

    Pedigree Adoption Drive

    Below are their details of the two dogs we are featuring on today's show, if you are interested in adopting one of them. If you are unable to adopt but would love to help the thousands of abandonned dogs in Ireland every year, you can become a fan of the Pedigree Ireland Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/pedigreeireland. And dog lovers across the country can also show their support by texting the word DOG to 50300 which will donate €2 to the ISPCA

     

    Today we are looking for someone for Bill

     

    Age/DOB: Born 2011/2012

    Breed: Corgi X

    Personality: Bill is one cool dude 'looking for a second chance. He requires a home with a happy confident dog to teach him how to interact with humans. Bill will require a home with a secure garden so he can be safely contained while he adjusts to his new life. Bill was never treated kindly, he is starved of love and attention and he really needs a kind soul to teach him that humans mean him no harm. He is vaccinated, neutered, micro chipped and treated for parasites. Bill is ready to go home and start his new life.

    Background: Bill and 11 other young dogs were rescued from a property where they were kept in dark sheds with no human interaction apart from feeding.

     

    Today we are also looking for someone for Chico

     

    Age/DOB: Approx. 12yrs old

    Breed: Terrier X

    Personality: Chico is an adorable older dog looking for his retirement home. He is tolerant of other dogs but would much prefer to be lord and master. He is house trained, walks very well on lead and is excellent off lead. He follows you around like a shadow and although he is an older dog he is quite young at heart as he enjoys the odd sprint here and there especially if he is chasing his master. He doesn’t care about cats and would be fine in a home with confident cats. He is vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered and treated for parasites.

    Background: Chico was brought to the centre for rehoming as his elderly owner could no longer care for him.

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    Children's Nutrition

    Gwyneth Paltrow has received a lot of criticism lately because of her views that children should not eat too much carbohydrate. Gwyneth does not feed her own children bread, pasta or rice. Some nutritionists have claimed that eating a bowl of pasta when you are five is like eating a bowl of fresh air! Suzanne Campbell is a food and farming journalist and she has an article in today’s Independent in which she explains that there is some truth to Gwyneth’s claims but understands that it may be extremely difficult to cut carbs from your child’s diet and this may be a step too far. Colm spoke to Suzanne who also had tips on some very nutritious meals that you can feed your children

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    Cycle Against Suicide

    Amanda Fennelly was with the Cycle Against Suicide as it passed through Donegal  - And here are some of the cyclists with the Sam Maguire -

    Over the last two weeks we have been covering the Cycle Against Suicide event, raising awareness on suicide and taking care of your mental health. Remember that if you feel the need to talk to someone there are some great organisations there to help - You can get help and advice from Console on 1800201890 or contact Pieta House head office on 01 6010000

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    Women in Politics

    Going back to yesterdays topic on why there are so few women in politics in Ireland - Colm spoke to Michelle O'Donnell Keating who is the co-founder of 'Women for Election'– Michelle spoke about how they hope to provide the training and support for women so that they can get into politics. They are this week launching Ireland’s first political campaign school. You can find out more at www.womenforelection.ie  

    Cycle Against Suicide

    Colm took some great photos on the cycle - Here's Roz Purcell in Bray

    And the Cycle as it prepares to come in to Ennis

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