Mary O'Rourke“Keep doing normal things. Seeing your children or grandchildren or going out to the pharmacy or the supermarket.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Offers to drop off shopping, suggestions of daily visits and soothing words of encouragement were all forthcoming from the staff taking calls at the offices of ALONE earlier today. Ray D’Arcy paid a visit to the service supporting older people, o watch them offering practical help and reassurance over the phone to elderly people and their families, contacting them about …

Coronavirus in Direct Provision“It is quite literally impossible to self-isolate.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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With over five and a half thousand people in direct provision, there are growing concerns among the residents at some centres about the limited possibilities for self-isolation, should it prove necessary. That’s according to a report by Brian O’Connell, who spoke to Seán O’Rourke today about conversations he had on his visit to two direct provision centres. Brian spoke to …

Irish Pickers“I get a huge buzz from connecting somebody with something they genuinely will love.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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It was the one that got away. In his early days as a trader, Irish Pickers host Ian Dowling came across a copy of The Good Friday Agreement, signed by all the participants in the historic deal. Ian flipped the document for what seemed like a decent price at the time and he’s been regretting the sale ever since, as …