Saturday, 29 April 2006
Back by popular demand, financial adviser and broadcaster Eddie Hobbs returned to Tubridy Tonight to offer some timely tips on what to do with your SSIA money.
According to Eddie the SSIA scheme "was a great idea" and on how to spend the money he told people to "blow it" on "bling" or "tummy tucks" but only if you can afford it and have enough money elsewhere to cover all your future requirements, otherwise he said "clear your lifestyle debts".
Eddie also discussed the notion of "Rip off Republic" and Irish people's obsession with buying property. On overseas property Eddie warned about the pitfalls of the "unregulated market" and "fairy tales about rent".
Finally, Eddie categorically denied rumours of his entering politics joking "the remuneration is too lousy".
"Loot", Eddie Hobbs' new book is out now
Killian O'Sullivan, Paul Byrom and Dana Rosemary Scallon
They started as seven, but on Saturday only three were left. They have spent the past few weeks in a dance hall daze, whirling between the jigs and the reels, stepping it out every Sunday in front of a judging panel and sweating it out as they await the verdict of the viewing public. Killian O'Sullivan, Paul Byrom and Dana Rosemary Scallon - the three finalists from Celebrity Jigs'n'Reels- visited Tubridy Tonight to discuss the experience. Paul said "we have danced our heart off" Dana added, "It's really tough" but "there are no losers in this programme". Killian (Fair City's Lorcan) joked "after a few beers I think I am the best dancer in the world".
At the height of their success, the Nolan Sisters outsold the Beatles in Japan and toured with some of the biggest names in showbiz.
Since parting company with the group Bernie Nolan has gone on to carve out a successful acting career appearing in such television shows as Brookside and The Bill. She confessed that the music that made the band so popular was never really her cup of tea. "I was more into Stevie Wonder" she said. Although she spent most of her life in England, Bernie told Ryan how proud she is of her Irish-ness. "I still have my Irish passport and wouldn't give it up for anything". On her Dublin accent she joked "sure it's grand".
In May 2006 Bernie will walk the Great Wall of China to raise funds for The Children's Society
For more info on Bernie Nolan, check out www.bernienolan.com