Candice Brown from GBBO‘If you don’t like any ingredients or flavours, cross it out and write your own. Because that’s what baking and cooking should be all about.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Candice Brown, the much-loved winner of Series 7 of The Great British Bake-Off, joined Ray D’Arcy, where she told him that her Granny’s boiled fruitcake really was the clincher. She’s in Dublin to promote the upcoming Taste of Dublin festival. She told Ray that appearing on Bake-Off changed her life. “My world got turned upside down. And backwards forwards, I think”. The win and inevitable publicity have …

Stephen Teap on his late wife Irene‘I didn’t want to be referred to as one of the 17 anymore.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Last Tuesday, Stephen Teap was informed by the HSE that his late wife Irene was one of 17 women who died from cervical cancer after receiving incorrect smear test results. Irene passed away last year at the age of 35, leaving Stephen to raise their two children, 5-year-old Oscar and 3-year-old Noah, alone. He joined Ray D’Arcy. In their hour-long conversation, Stephen told Ray that Irene had …

Jobs for former prisoners ‘The only real way to keep someone from coming back to prison is that they’ve support in the community, from their family and they actually get employment.’ 

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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With 52% of prisoners re-offending after their release, Brian O’Connell investigated a company that aims to lower this number by giving former inmates a job and a chance.  Limerick City Build is based on a Glasgow model that provides people from challenging backgrounds with employment, as Brian explained to Sean O’Rourke. “For example, if somebody has a business idea, this …

What happens to your glass after the bottle bank ‘The jam jar that you throw into the bottle bank, Sean that can be 100% recycled and it can be back on the shelf within 7 days’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Ever wondered what happens to the jam jar you throw into the bottle bank?  Evelyn O’Rourke joined Sean O’Rourke to delve into the world of glass recycling. “The jam jar… can be 100% recycled and it can be back on the shelf within 7 days of you disposing of it…  That bottle bank is… emptied by companies like Glasco.  They …

Discovering an affair ‘I became very suspicious of the way he was acting with his phone…’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“I am heartbroken,” began an email to The Ryan Tubridy Show from a woman who described finding out about her husband’s affair with a co-worker after 25 years of marriage. “I became very suspicious of the way he was acting with his phone.  He wouldn’t leave it out of sight.  He was in the car making calls, he was texting …