For a look back at these and other stories, Sean was joined in studio now by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire; Michael Clifford, Columnist with The Irish Examiner; Mary Minihan of The Irish Time political staff and Tony Foley, Senior Lecturer in Economics at DCU’s Business School.
Stress is a factor in all our lives, but if it isn’t managed, it can take control, and result in serious implications for both our physical and mental health.Sean was joined by Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Abbie Lane. And to tell us about the techniques they use for relaxation, comedienne, Sue Collins, of The Nualas and Trevor Sargent, former leader of the Green Party.
Starting Secondary School
For many of you, your child finished primary school two months ago and either this week or next, secondary school awaits. The closeted, comforted world with one single class and one teacher is over and a whole new world of timetables, exams, teenagers, teachers and the opposite sex opens up. Sean was joined by Dr John Sharry, Irish Times Parenting Columnist, and founder of the Parents Plus Charity and by columnist Fiona Looney.
What makes a long and happy marriage what are the secrets? Sean was joined by Anne Matthews, relationships counsellor with Mind and Body Works, and author Maria Duffy. Brian O’Connell met with Marie, aged 90, and Michael McNamara, aged 102, from Cork have been together for more than 42 years.
To take a look back at this weeks stories, Sean was joined by Aodhán O’Riordain, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with special responsibility for Equality, New Communities and Culture; Brenda Power, columnist with The Irish Daily Mail and The Sunday Times; Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History in UCD; and Cora Sherlock, solicitor and Deputy Chairperson of the Pro-Life Campaign.