Oprah Winfrey, A Profile ‘I’m sure there have been attempts to turn her life into a film because it is the stuff of movies.’ 

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The black-clad audience at this year’s Golden Globes erupted into applause during Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech of her Cecil B. DeMille Award, promptly sparking rumours that she had her eye on a prize of a very different nature – the presidency.  While she denies harbouring these particular political ambitions, a look back at her incredible career shows that for this …

Healthy Ireland campaign‘The small steps build up over time’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Kate O’Flaherty from the Healthy Ireland campaign, a government-led initiative to help make Ireland healthier when it comes to physical and mental health, joined Ray D’Arcy in studio to give him an update on how the campaign is going. She said that the announcement of tax incentives for employers who provide changing facilities for their employees is to make walking, running …

Johnny Cash: Fifty Years since Folsom ‘It’s astonishing when you look at pictures and there’s no security barrier.  Johnny could reach down and shake their hands.’ 

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January 13th marks the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s legendary concerts at Folsom State Prison.  The shows didn’t just give the prisoners a new lease of life, the resulting recordings also rejuvenated Cash’s flagging career.  To mark the occasion, Karl Tsigdinos joined Kay Sheehy on Arena. “At the time he wasn’t actually that big a star…  Country music had gone, …

Strength Parenting‘It’s not just about fixing what’s wrong with you. It’s about fixing what’s right.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Dr Lea Waters, Psychologist and author of The Strength Switch, joined Sean on Today with Sean O’Rourke to talk about her personal and professional experience with the “Strength Parenting” approach. It’s all about focusing on the positive, she told Sean. “Many of us parents, although we’re doing what we think is the right thing, the loving thing, which is helping our children to kind of correct their weaknesses and eradicate their weak spots …

Car Boot Sales‘Everybody told me you should have been there at 5am!’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Proving one man’s trash is quite literally another man’s treasure, reporter Paddy O’Gorman paid an early-morning visit to a lively car boot sale in Balbriggan, although he discovered he wasn’t early enough.  “Everybody there told me it was busy now and everybody told me you should have been there at 5am!” he told Sean O’Rourke.  Live music and a festive …

Giving old clothes new life‘When a person’s passed away, it’s such an honour to be trusted with their clothes.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“The power of smell, it’s like a good song or food. It can just bring you somewhere straight away”.  So claimed Ryan Tubridy this morning. He was talking about the idea of preserving clothes that belong to a loved one who has passed away. Anita Heffernan, who specialises in turning these clothes into teddies, blankets and other items, came on The Ryan Tubridy Show to talk about how she has turned this idea into a …