Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 17 December 2015
The weather is always a talking point in this country - no matter what town or village you visit - you're likely to hear 'isn't it a lovely day' or 'will this rain ever stop'. These days you could throw 'very mild for this time of the year isn't it' into the mix with temperatures reaching 15 degrees in places.
We're right in the middle of December, we had floods in many parts last week and there's no sign of temperatures returning to normal in the short term, so what's going on? Why does it feel like spring has sprung in winter?
Gerald Fleming, head of forecasting at Met Eireann was on the line.
Board Games this Christmas
Well for many of us dusting down the monopoly board, cluedo set and scrabble are a big part of our collective Christmas traditions at home, and it seems these old favourite are bestsellers again this year...
But with advance of technological distractions for children and adults alike we are seeing some innovative new board games on the market to rival the old reliables and pry us away from our gadgets...
To discuss this and the survival of the board game Gavan Byrne, Founder of Board Games Ireland and Wyon Stansfeld of Pinocchio’s Toys & Gifts in Cork City joined Sean in studio.