Wednesday, March 26th 2008
All this week, the programme is presented by Aonghus McAnally.
He starts today's programme by chatting to Neil Hughes about the National Debt - who owes it, and to whom do we owe it?
EROSION OF LAYTOWN PITCH 'N' PUTT COURSE
This week, the small seaside village of Laytown in County Meath has gone public about it's concerns for the future of the local pitch and putt club. The club has brought endless pleasure to local enthusiasts, but is now under threat from the sea. Producer Brian Lally went along to meet some members of the club, including the Treasurer Maureen Reynolds, and Club President Terry Collier. But is the problem in Laytown just a local one, or are we likely to see more of these types of problems around our coastline over the next few years? Karin Dubksy of Coastwatch Ireland joins Aonghus on the line...
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ON OUR WAY TO LISBON
In 1967, Celtic set out on the road to European Cup glory, a wonderful road that ended with victory in Lisbon against Inter Milan. And it's this journey that forms the basis for On Our Way To Lisbon - and in studio we have the entire cast of two - Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden. And we're also pleased to have with us one of the Lisbon Lions - Billy McNeill. We hear a clip of Celtic's victory over Inter, and also a piece from On Our Way To Lisbon. The play is currently running at Dublin's Tivoli Theatre, until Saturday April 5th. For more information, click here.
We've music today courtesy of 27-year-old singer-writer Jenny Lindfors. From Dublin, she's making quite a splash in the music world. She's just released a new album called When The Night Time Comes to great critical acclaim, and she and her guitar join Aonghus in studio today. Jenny performs Timewarp and Play It Away. For more information about Jenny, visit her MySpace page or www.jennylindfors.com
FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR THIRTYSOMETHINGS
Are you in your thirties and wondering how best to manage your money? Well if so, take note because Neil Hughes, accountant & business advisor with Hughes Blake, has some financial advice tailored exactly to fit your needs, and advice for the small business owner on how to increase their profits. Click here to read his advice.
MICHAEL CARRUTH - OLYMPIC MEMORIES
The Olympic torch is making its way to Beijing as we speak and in studio to remind us of his own Olympic triumph we have gold medal winner, boxer Michael Carruth... We hear Jimmy Magee's commentary of that fight in 1992, that won Michael and the nation its first Olympic gold medal since 1956, before hearing Michael's memories of the event. Michael's now working with Lifestyle Sports on a competition they are running. Lifestyle Sports is sponsoring the 2008 Irish Olympic Team, and to celebrate the company has teamed up with the Olympic Council of Ireland to offer one boy and one girl aged between 16 and 18 the opportunity to win a place at the Olympic Youth Camp at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. To enter, call in any Lifestyle Sports store, and pick up an entry form. The entry form will ask you to nominate either yourself or someone you know by explaining in 20 words or less why they should be the one to represent Ireland at the Olympic Youth Camp. The deadline for entries is Monday, March 31st 2008.
MOONEY'S MONEY WINNER
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