We Won the Lotto ‘I was about to go to bed and I thought, hmm, before I turn the laptop off, will I check the tickets…  I realised I’d won a million!’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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The August Bank Holiday 2015 is one that Anne Canavan from Moville in Donegal will never forget.  That fateful weekend, Anne won a million pounds sterling in the English National Lottery draw.  Anne appeared on the first of a 2-part series on RTE One television entitled We Won the Lotto and spoke to Ray D’Arcy about that night in August. “It …

Internet use and older people ‘I would keep stressing that the advantages, the benefits, way, way outweigh the negative aspects of it.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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County Louth woman Mary Dunne got quite the shock one Friday night to learn she had been busy buying 5 televisions in Singapore at €500 a pop.  This extravagant splurge was all the more remarkable as Mary had never been to Singapore.  Mary was the victim of an online card scam and it was to be the first of several …

Gig Economy ‘It’s being sold to millennials as a kind of lifestyle choice…’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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With the Workplace Relations Commission hosting a conference in Dublin Castle today exploring new trends and patterns in temporary work, Today with Sean O’Rourke hosted a panel of guests on RTÉ Radio 1 discussing the ‘gig’ economy as it’s increasingly called.  While we don’t have figures for Ireland, it is estimated that 2-3% of workers are part of a small …

Prison Officer Veronica Bird OBE‘I saw some of the very sad cases… I thought, we need to look at these people, see what’s wrong with them.  Can we make a difference?’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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From the humblest of beginnings, Veronica Bird rose through the ranks of the prison service and became a governor in some of the most difficult prisons in Britain, earning herself and OBE along the way.  She joined Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio 1 to share some of the experiences and lessons she learned along the way, which you can read …