We pay remember Pat Kenny's RTÉ career in the company of Gay Byrne, Dustin the Turkey and Louis Walsh, singer Shane Filan tells us about life after Westlife, and how much time spent on personal activity is too much? To find out, Derek is joined in studio by Patricia Murray, Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Safety Authority, and bookmaker Paddy Power!
This lunchtime brought the shock news that Pat Kenny is to leave RTÉ after 41 years, and move to Newstalk. We remember Pat's ground-breaking work with RTÉ in the company of Gay Byrne, Dustin the Turkey and Louis Walsh!
Shane Filan was just two months old when Pope John Paul II visited Ireland. The youngest of seven children, one of his big breaks was appearing in Grease at the age of 12 with the Sligo Fun Company. His Mum, Mae, worried that her baby, 'Danny Zuko', was a little 'shorter' than Sandra Dee!
He had tasted stardom and he didn’t want it to end. In Summerhill College his pals included Kian and Mark. Along with three other friends they formed a boyband called I-O-YOU...
Mum Mae, badgered Boyzone-manager Louis Walsh: "Look at my son!" she cried – "Isn’t he fantastic?!".
And Louis had to agree! He plucked Kian, Mark and Shane out of I.O.YOU to form a new boyband... Westlife!
Westlife had 14 successful years together, constantly topping charts and selling 50 million records. But, last year, after a sell-out Greatest Hits Tour, they all went their separate ways.
The next step for Shane is to pursue a solo career - his new single, Everything To Me, will be released in three weeks time, on August 23rd, and today both Shane and Louis Walsh join Derek in studio...
If you’re listening to us from your place of work this afternoon, you may be very interested in this!
A recent survey has found that whilst at work, the average employee spends one hour every day on personal tasks, such as online shopping, paying household bills and sorting out their social life. According to the survey, on average, seven personal tasks are carried out during working hours every day.
Mary Kingston has been out on the streets to speak to members of the public who have been wasting their employer’s time, and Derek is also joined in studio by Patricia Murray, an Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Safety Authority, and on the line from Galway racecourse by Paddy Power, the bookmaker, who employs 3,500 people in Ireland, the UK and Australia...