Ask for Angela“Everyone is after being on that one dodgy date where they’re actually counting the seconds.”

As heard on Drivetime

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It’s a simple idea: you’re on a date or a night out and you feel uncomfortable. You go to the bar and ask for Angela. The staff take you to a discreet area or room and get you safely out of the premises and into a taxi, in touch with a friend or, if necessary, the Gardaí. Ask for Angela …

Taking a Refugee into your Home‘This is no big deal. It’s the right thing to do in the situation. If we were in their shoes what would we want?’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Martin is from Dublin and Ahmed is a refugee from Syria. They live together in Ranelagh as part of an Irish Red Cross initiative. They joined Ray D’Arcy in studio to talk about how life has changed for them both. Martin and his wife applied to be considered as hosts when the Irish Red Cross put out an appeal. “The call went out and then we …

Versatis funding cuts‘I don’t know what I’m going to do. There’s nothing you can do. You just feel hopeless.’

As heard on liveline

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Funding for the pain-relief patch Versatis has been removed from the Drugs Payment Scheme. Liveline has been hearing from people who rely on the medicated patches for pain relief. Mary-Rose has fibromyalgia and has been using the patches for 8 years. She says she’s tried all the suggested alternatives to Versatis but finds that none work as well for her. “I was begging for them and people were begging …

Parenting Queries Answered ‘My 12-year-old boy has become very badly behaved.  He gets himself all worked up and keeps talking of killing himself and his funeral.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Clinical Child Psychologist David Coleman was on Today with Sean O’Rourke to answer the difficult questions of parents at the end of their tether. One parent wrote in with a scenario that may be familiar to many. “We have a very good 14-year-old daughter but we’re having problems for the last few weeks.  She has worn short dresses before but …

Maïa Dunphy  on Dancing with the Stars‘I am disproportionately disappointed today, there’s no point in denying it.’ 

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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A dejected Maïa Dunphy and dance partner Robert Rowiński spoke to Ryan Tubridy about being the third couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.  Maïa was not for holding back. “I didn’t think I’d be this upset,” she said. “I was in bits last night!” “I am disproportionately disappointed today, there’s no point in denying it.  For the last 2 …