We have been looking at the coming decades of commemoration of events that led to the foundation of the state with academic and author Declan Kiberd. Last month we looked at the differing responses of Sean O Casey and WB Yeats to 1916, today we are going to look at the leaders of the Rising as poets and thinkers in their own right. We began this morning with Padraig Pearse.
FARMERS daughter, 35, loving, wild, blonde, slim, seeks hard- working, masculine farm boy to harvest my crops and maybe more....
This is just one of the many advertisements that appears in the personal classified section of a recent issue of the Farmer’s Journal. While online advertising has meant that many newspapers have reduced or ended their personal advertisement sections, some people in Ireland are still looking for and finding love in the small ads sections of newspapers such as the Farmer’s Journal and Ireland’s Own. Brian O’Connell attempted to go behind the personals and meet those people and he joined Pat this morning.
Galway band We Banjo 3 are simply the hottest Irish roots act on the scene today. Featuring 2 sets of brothers the band have racked up a host of awards in 2012 including : Irish Times Album of the Year for ‘Roots of the Banjo Tree’. "Best New Group" by the Irish American News.
Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Playing banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion, We Banjo 3 combine Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots.
How happy are you today? Maybe you got out of the wrong side of the bed, skipped breakfast because you were late and arrived to work hungry to a pile of difficult tasks leaving you frustrated and unhappy. On the other hand, maybe they didn't affect your mood at all, and you spent the day smiling at everyone.
Defining happiness is tricky as it can mean different things to different people. Two people can be in the same job, in a steady relationship, have the same level of income, and yet be wildly different in their levels of happiness. Conor Farren, a consultant psychiatrist in St Patrick’s Hospital with years of experience in treating psychological issues, joins me in studio today to discuss his latest book The U-Turn – A Guide to Happiness and will tell us how we can all make ourselves happier.
So is the strain of trying to secure a debt deal beginning to show between the coalition partners.
It is being reported that unless the Government can secure a plan to reduce payments on Anglo Irish Banks promissory notes, it may fall apart.
Well it seems that officials in Brussels are taking the threat seriously and Pat was joined on the line by Aodhan O’Riordan, Labour TD for Dublin North-Central and Pearse Doherty Sinn Fein’s Finance spokesperson.
It’s a shock to be diagnosed with cancer, but when you are diagnosed with secondary cancer it must be horrific. Rhona Nally, is living with this for the last eight years. and she joins me now in studio together with Clinical Psychologist, Aine Melinn, who is facilitating
The Irish Cancer Society’s new programme to help secondary cancer patients with their psychological and emotional issues in a safe and supportive environment.