Everyday Hero Nominee Dolores Naughton‘Everything is just done from the heart. It’s a real community.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The People of the Year Awards have been running for 43 years and every year, there is no shortage of people to choose from for the honour of Everyday Hero, someone who benefits their family, neighbours or community in a special way. In association with the Rehab Group, the Today Show with Sean O’Rourke will be featuring some of the nominees over the next few weeks. Today, Evelyn O’Rourke introduced the fourth nominee for this year’s awards, …

Valentine's Day‘For some people, I think it is a painful day.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Love is in the air but everything might not be coming up roses. Psychologist Alison Keating was in studio with Ray D’Arcy to offer advice to listeners who might be feeling frantic – not romantic – when it comes to Valentine’s Day. According to Alison, if you’re not a fan of Valentine’s Day, it’s okay. “There’s such a huge variation of how people feel about Valentine’s Day. Some people, they …

Irish Heart Foundation‘85,000 of today’s children will die prematurely on the island of Ireland due to overweight and obesity.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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  “Foods that are high in fat, salt or sugar shouldn’t be advertised on building banners, shouldn’t sponsor sports events for children and shouldn’t be promoted on social media to anyone under 15.” Just three of the recommended guidelines in a new Government-led voluntary code of practice for the advertising of food and non-alcoholic drinks, especially advertising aimed at children. The code was launched this morning at the …

First Dates Bernie ‘When you’re a single parent… you have to keep life as normal as possible and there was never a good time to die.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Bernie Murray entered the First Dates restaurant looking for someone tall, bald and tattooed.  Not only did she find someone who fit that description, but he was a someone she already knew and had a bit of a crush on.  Sounds like a dream date, and… it was! The effervescent Bernie spoke to Ryan Tubridy this Valentine’s Day about her …

Cemeteries on Valentine's Day‘We had brilliant times together and we have great memories and you can’t take them away.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Proving love never dies, graveyards on Valentine’s Day are scattered with red bobbing balloons, roses and cards as families, friends and lovers pay tribute to their loved ones who have passed away.  Paddy O’Gorman paid a visit to Newlands Cross Cemetery to talk to some of the people who were leaving Valentine’s Day gifts on graves.  “It’s an increasing tendency …