The vast majority of people are probably looking forward to the Easter weekend, time off work, time to spend with family and friends. However, for some families, the long weekend is a nightmare of abusive partners, the threat of attacks from adult children and of having their children taken into care. Yesterday at Dolphin House in Dublin the Family Law Courts were open for emergencies only and Valerie Cox was there.
When Theodora FitzGibbon died in 1991, she had published 30 cookery books and had been an Irish Times food writer for nearly 20 years. Chef and television presenter Donal Skehan has just published a new collection of the best recipes from this grand dame of Irish cookery. He joined Sean in studio to talk about recipes for Good Friday.
Joining Sean for this morning’s Gathering were Paul Drury, Daily Mail Columnist; Michael O’Regan, Irish Times Parliamentary Correspondent; Alan Hickey, Barrister; and Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent.