Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion.
Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion.
Rick Stein has a very varied life involving lots of food and lots of travelling. He is famous for putting on the map the beautiful seaside town of Cornwall’s Padstow rechristened ‘Padstein’ by journalists because of the success of his numerous businesses there. His book Under a Mackerel Sky: A Memoir has just been published by Ebury Press.
Rick talks of his early life on the family farm in Oxfordshire, his father's death as a result of bipolar disease when he was only 17 and how he went to Australia when he was just 19. After he returned to England he set up a nightclub business and restaurant. The restaurant eventually won out and he began to get recognition as a chef specialising in seafood. His TV career began when he met Keith Floyd who presented one of his programmes from Rick's restaurant in Cornwall and things developed from there.
Alzheimer’s is something a lot of people fear and given that we’re all living a lot longer it’s likely that more and more of us will get it or other forms of dementia.
Steph Booth who is married to well known actor Tony Booth......father of Cherie Blair...and who many will remember from his role in from Till Death Do Us Part... has been writing about her husband’s illness and their experience having only recently ‘come out’ about it despite having it for a little over 10 years.
Frankie Sheahan had a thriving sports career until he started having difficulty breathing and feeing like his heart was pounding more than it should be.
At the age of 30 he was diagnosed with a condition called atrial fibrillation. According to The Irish Heart Foundation more than three quarters of us have never heard about the condition even though it is the most common form of heart rhythm disorder. The charity has now secured the services of former Munster and Ireland rugby stalwart Frankie Sheahan to help educate the public on the risks associated with it.
The disorder usually has no symptoms, so most people don’t know they have it. However, warning signs can include palpitations, tiredness and shortness of breath. It’s more common as people get older, and it’s estimated more than 40,000 people over 50 years old in Ireland suffer from it; most are unaware. People with the condition have a five-fold increased risk of stroke.
He retired from rugby in 2009 after 14 successive years with Munster rugby making his debut for them in 1996. He wore the red jersey over 163 times, scoring over 20 tries. He has played for Ireland 29 times between 2000 and 2007, scoring 5 tries.
Frankie has two Heineken Cups Medals, 2 Celtic League Medals, one Celtic Cup and many Interpros to his merit. He also played on two Barbarians tours. He retired and is now the founder of Front Row, a company that specialises in sourcing high profile speakers for events, sports management, marketing and sponsorship.
Frankie has a high profile media career commentating with RTE television, Sky Sports and BBC radio. He has written for The Irish Times, The Examiner and The Sunday Independent. He also serves on the Board of Directors in Fáilte Ireland. He is chairing a subcommittee researching the strategy behind sports tourism in Ireland which includes Ireland’s bid for the Rugby World Cup in 2023
He is currently the Event Director of the inaugural Laya Healthcare Pendulum Summit, the first International Business and Self-Empowerment Summit in Ireland.
While Christmas officially starts tomorrow – the music and the lights associated with the Yuletide festival have been piped and twinkled for some weeks... Shopaholic and store manager Niamh Widger does a shopping ‘recce’ for us to help inspire Christmas gift ideas and to tell us about some of her favourite finds....some of which are listed below
COGS THE BRAIN SHOP ST STEPHENS GREEN SHOPPING CENTRE
Play your way to a better brain. Carefully selected products for all ages designed to stimulate and strengthen the brain. Customers are encouraged to try the games in the shop and really friendly staff are there to help. www.cogs.ie
3 for 2 on selected goods throughout the shop
Cadburys Roses jigsaw puzzle €11.99
One Direction Items. Poster collection €5.99; Annual €8.99; Calender €9.99; Mug €6.99; Photo frame €11.99; Wrist bands €5.99
Kevin Dundon modern Irish cookbook €20.99
Orla Kiely Gardening gloves €18.99; Fork €24.99; Trowel €24.99; Plant Pot €18.99.
Pandora the 2013 Christmas Collection
Charms from €29. Snow €59. Santa Sleigh €69.
New the Essence Collection: Silver Bracelet €55. Hand finished silver charms. Like Confidence €65. Loyalty €39
Vera Wang Wedgewood. 4 Napkin Rings €54. Cake & knife set €48. Wine Coaster €33. Black & Silver Frame (8 x 10) €96
Jenny Walsh Design. Clocks in a range of new colours. Yellow Red Pink Blue; Cuckoo €45 Sml €32. Pretty Fly €48
New this year personalised Time Flies – large wings on white clock and black writing €50 allow 3 weeks for delivery.
Irish Handmade Glass Co. Made by craftsmen from the former Waterford Glass co based in Waterford s historic Viking quarter.
Wild heather paid of birds €39.95
Wild heather posy vase €34.95
They also come in other colours.
Irish Linen House. New designs eg Dragonfly – lovely neutral colours. Napking €74 for 4 Placemats €84.95 for 4 Table Runner €99.95
Orla Kiely: Cake Plate and Dome €112.95
Lampe Berger Paris: Purifies and perfumes the air in closed rooms. For people who are concerned about the quality of the air they breath.
Lamps from €40. 500ml Fragrance €17.95; Fawn hand printed lino cut prints.
Irish Co. White framed prints. Dust to Dust Skull/Butterflies €115; Just You - Two Owls €115. I saw a Fox €49
SENSOGLOVE.COM - Sensoglove €79 - Leather glove for Men and Women, right and left hand. It measures the pressure of your fingers as you grip the golf club and advises if you have incorrect pressure and which finger is incorrect. It advises changes via a display screen on the back of the hand on a sweatproof led screen.
MCCABES PHARMACY ST STEPHENS GREEN
Talk to the Hand Bluetooth gloves. €29.99
For people who don’t like to get cold hands when answering their phone gloves have a built in speaker and receiver in the tips of thumb and little finger so no need to take off gloves to speak.
Come in medium and large and pink and black. Suitable for all smartphones.
Ladies and Gents boxed Dressing gowns half price now €20
NO! NO! pain free hair removal system €237.
THE DRAWING ROOM WESTBURY MALL AND THE CRESCENT MONKSTOWN.
Beautiful range of amazing Christmas decorations – hand made Santa with fur trimmed coat very large €495 .
Oleograph prints still life fruits , wine and grapes , hunting scenes in deep black frames €135
Fabulous jewellery boxes from large black lacquered two drawer with lift top €398
Brown art nouveau curved box €365 , Leather jewellery box €180 to faux leather €80
The best range of lamps in Dublin, plus mirrors, frames, bowls and much much more.
Irish husband and French wife team set up site after they couldn’t buy quality toys in shops – based in Co.Meath.
Meaningful toys for great play. Delivery charge €5.95
Kidcraft City Explorer Train Set + Table. Over 80 wooden pieces €239.95.
Daisy doll pram with soft fabric liner €54.95
Daisy doll cradle with 3 piece bedset €29.95
Large pull along card indoor and outdoor use €144.95
Table Top Puppet Theatre €22.95. Finger puppet sets. Farm €11.95
Goldilocks & 3 Bears €11.95
Rose Cottage with furniture & 6 people €139.95. 5 Year Guarantee on Furniture.
In-depth interviews, human interest stories, consumer and lifestyle news as well as a lively panel discussion on issues of the week and newspaper reviews.
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Presenter: Marian Finucane