It was just a typical morning for Colette Connolly as she set off with her two dogs, Hector & Libby, for their usual bright & early walk along the South Beach at Rush in North County Dublin, but it was to be anything but an ordinary morning for them all! Collette Connolly owner of Hector & Gary Creighton, coastguard joins John on the line.
Tim Edey and Brendan Power have played with some of the world's great musicians & composers - from Kate Bush, Sting, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, John Williams, The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and others. They won the BBC Radio 2 Best Duo award for their 'Wriggle and Writhe' album last year & both are in studio with John this morning.
Tonight on RTE One television, a new two part documentary will go behind the walls of two of the country's prisons, Wheatfield & Shelton Abbey. It's the first time ever the Irish Prison Service has agreed to such extensive access which explores the reality of life on the inside. John is joined now by director Traolach O'Buachalla.
Operation Transformation in assoc with Safefood, the last weigh in
Kathryn Thomas is in the Rua Red Center in Tallaght for the final live weight-in of Operation Transformation in association with Safefood. On the scales this morning are leaders, Deirdre Hosford & Charlotte O'Connell, with our expert panel on hand, Dr. Eddie Murphy, Dr. Eva Orsmond & Karl Henry.