We've spoken about IVF on this programme on several occasions & recently we covered the topic of social egg freezing, a relatively newpractice in Ireland & indeed internationally. Dr. John Waterstoneis the Vice President of the Irish Fertility Society & a consultant gynaecologist in Cork & he is on the line this morning with Miriam.
It emerged at the weekend that as many as one-thousand people areemigrating every week. One recent emigrant is sitting in studio with Miriam this morning & like many emigrants, she's made London her new home, comedian, Maeve Higgins.
Last Sunday was a reminder of the wonderful spectacle of sport as Dublinbeat Kerry in the all- Ireland semi finalin a thrilling encounter that is being touted as the game of the decade . A few miles from Croke Park across the city lies St Patricks Institution & two Sundays ago another game was played within its high walls topped with barbed wire where ex professional footballer Richie Sadlier came out of retirement to put on his boots not to play but to referee the game. Richard joins Miriam in studio.
There have been many moving & wonderful tributespaid to our nobel laureate Seamus Heaney who was laid to rest in his native Bellaghy in Co Derry. Last night when all the crowds had gone home& the graveyard lay quiet, former Derry footballer Danny Quinn tells us what he saw as he passed by the grave.