Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 27 June 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
The box office sensation of the summer so far is not some rollicking action movie or some star-studded production – it is instead a film about a teenage boy and girl, both of whom have cancer.
Based on a novel by John Green, it is called The Fault in Our Stars and it deals in a very real but sensitive way with young people who have to face their own mortality.
Keelin was joined in studio by Dr Aidan McKiernan who is a Clinical Psychologist at the LauraLynn Children’s Hospital here in Dublin.
And on the line from Monaghan was Grainne Smith, who has battled leukaemia.
Health Food Entrepreneurs
Ireland is in the midst of a food revolution. Far from the days of the jumbo breakfast roll of the Celtic Tiger, we are now more conscious of what’s on our plates and what it means for our health.
As we exit the recession, new businesses have started to cater for our new-found healthy appetite. Whether it’s paleo, juicing, eating for recovery from illness or just healthy eating on the go, there is a business to cater for your needs.
Keelin was joined in studio by three of these businesspeople - Dermot Hanley, MD and founder of Nusli; Domini Kemp, chef, writer and co-founder of Itsa Bagel and Kevin Mulvaney, owner of Staple Foods.
Plenty to sink out teeth into in this week’s Gathering. At the World Cup, the name on everyone’s lips was Luis Suarez, who has received a 4 month ban by FIFA for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chillini. Away from the sporting arena, Fianna Fail expelled Brian Crowley after he joined the European Conservative and Reformist (ECR) grouping. Meanwhile former prime minister of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Juncker is expected to be appointed next president of the European Commission later today.
To talk about this and more were Fiach Kelly, political correspondent with the Irish Times; Fianna Fail Agriculture Spokesman Eamon O’Cuiv and Fine Gael MERP, Mairead McGuinness.