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    Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 24 April 2015


    Post-Natal Depression

    The experience of welcoming a new baby is of course a joyous one – but for many mothers, it is also a time of great anxiety, feelings of loneliness and even sadness.

    Post-natal depression affects approximately 15 per cent of mothers and I’m joined now by one woman who went through a very difficult time after the birth of her youngest daughter...I’m pleased to say she has come through that and is now hoping to help others by sharing her story.

    Professor Jim Lucey, Medical Director at St. Patrick's Hospital, was also in studio. 

    Read More: This week is a milestone. Here I am – a full year later.


    Nurture Call 01 8430930 or visit the website (maternal mental health)

    Aware 1890 303 302 (depression, anxiety)

    Samaritans 116 123 or email

    Console 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)

    Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email – (suicide, self-harm)



    Male Grooming

    It used to be that a short back and sides was the height of male grooming. Well not any more it seems, as more and more barber shops are offering an increasing list of services for men, from eyebrow tinting to sculpted hair designs and tight razor cuts.

    We sent our reporter Brian O’Connell to look at the rise in barber shops and indulge in a bit of male grooming.

    Contact Brian here.

    Brian in Bladez, Washington St, Cork

    Glenn says men can't get away with not looking after themselves anymore


    Callan's Kicks

    There’s a new film in the cinemas... and it’s an Oliver Callan production...

    We got a preview of this evening's Callan's Kicks - which airs on RTÉ Radio One at 6.30pm every Friday. 


    Barry Lyttle - Suspended Sentence

    Barry Lyttle has been handed a thirteen month suspended sentence for punching his brother Patrick in Kings Cross. Jamelle Wells of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) joined Sean on the line with the breaking news. 



    On the 25th April 1915 – exactly 100 years ago tomorrow – the Allies launched their invasion of the Gallipoli – a peninsula which was part of the Ottoman Empire... The plan was to knock The Ottomans out of the war... The plan did not work... And of course there was a strong Irish presence at Gallipoli.

    Joining Sean this morning was Professor Mike Cronin, from Boston College to talk about this disastrous military campaign.

    RTÉ.ie will feature a special web site dedicated to Gallipoli. It can be found here.

    Read More: Few first World War campaigns matched Gallipoli for failure, Philip Orr, Irish Times, 23rd April 2015

    Read More: An Irishman’s Diary on John Sandes and the Anzacs at Gallipoli, Bryan McMahon, Irish Times, 21st April 2015

    Read More: The worst things about being a soldier in Gallipoli. Century Ireland

    Watch: What Was the Gallipoli Campaign?


    The Gathering

    To our weekly round-up of the news of the week... the deal behind the selling of Siteserv emerged, AIB faced the banking enquiry, hundreds of desperate people were drowned trying to reach Europe, it was announced that Prince Charles will visit Ireland and Fianna Fáil go to Árd Fheis.

    For a look back at these stories and more, Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness, Fianna Fail TD for Mayo, Dara Calleary, Niamh Lyons, Political Editor, Times Ireland, and historian Diarmaid Ferriter.

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