ICA Mother & Daughter Personal Finance Tour, With Jill Kerby
In spite of all the teenage protests, a mother’s job is never done! According to financial journalist Jill Kirby, because of the economic crisis, the role of mother is more crucial than ever before if we want to stop losing sons and daughters to emigration and help those knocked down by the recession back on their feet. So we need to do a few things... Parents need to get back in control. We need to talk to each other and speak up when we get into financial difficulty. And we need to look to the financial security of the family as a whole, not as its separate units. Jill Kirby is Personal Finance journalist with The Sunday Times, and she joins Derek in studio today to chat about the importance of financial planning, and the ICA Mother & Daughter Personal Finance Tour!
One-Way Mission To Mars
It’s a long, long way from Clane to Mars but that is what one young man is hoping to do in 2023 as part of The Mars One project. You may remember a few weeks ago Derek spoke to Bas Lansdorp, co-founder and General Director of Mars One, a not-for-profit organisation based in Holland which aims to set up a colony on the red planet and televise them Big Brother style. They hope to land their first crew by 2023 - but there’s a catch. When you’re gone, you’re gone – you get a one way ticket and there’s no coming back! Barry Rellis, an engineer from Clane in Co Kildare, is serious about becoming a real life rocket man – and he’s Ireland’s only applicant so far for the Mars One project. He joins Derek in studio today to tell us why he wants a one-way ticket to the Red Planet!
Preview Of First Eurovision Semi-Final contd...:
We're live from Malmö, Sweden, as Derek previews the first of the two Eurovision Semi-Finals, in the company of Ryan Dolan's crew, Linda Martin, Eddie Rowley, Karen Fricker and more! The Semi-Final is on RTÉ Two tonight, from 8pm. Good luck Ryan!!