Victoria Derbyshire ‘I have an amazing family, I have amazing friends, I have a job that I love and I had no idea if this breast cancer was going to kill me’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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BBC broadcaster Victoria noticed a difference in one of her breasts one night.  Little did she know that it would change the course of her life and become the subject of a popular video diary and subsequent book.  She shared her story with Ray D’Arcy. “When I was getting ready for bed, I noticed that the right breast looked lower …

Patsy Morrissey on Respite Care ‘We were 25 years married before we had a holiday’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The plight of carers in Ireland and the support they receive is one we are all aware of, however, it can sometimes take a single voice to focus on the harsh reality. Patsy Morrissey joined Sean O’Rourke to explain the impact changes in respite care in Enniscorthy have had on his family’s life.  Patsy and his wife Madeline have 4 children. …

Jamie Oliver ‘To learn the science of nutrition after I’ve spent 25 years cooking has been the most beautiful gift in the world’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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5 Ingredients is the latest book from Jamie Oliver.  He joined Today with Sean O’Rourke to discuss his career and latest culinary concept. “It’s kind of a massive master class in cooking-by-numbers, really” “I think when I wrote this book, it’s sort of acknowledging that people are quite knowledgeable about food but maybe still nervous to cook.” Father-of-5 Jamie admits …

Go on ya good thing Dustin the Turkey takes on Diabetes

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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Diabetes and specifically ‘Type 2’ Diabetes is on the increase in Ireland. It’s a serious health issue and Marty Morrissey was joined by a national icon on Countrywide to get the message across, and raise awareness. Dustin the Turkey joined Marty to ‘supervise’ a simple finger prick test to check blood sugar. Sinead Powell from Diabetes Ireland administered the test and …

James Duigan on 'Clean Eating'‘It’s been hijacked by some very photogenic people on social media’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Do you ‘eat clean’? Ray D’Arcy was joined in studio by the man who coined the phrase,  James Duigan.  The author explained that the original concept, which was an achievable, simple way of eating healthily, has faced a significant backlash.  “It’s been hijacked by some very photogenic people on social media, that have made a lot of money by making …

WATCHCelebrity Operation Transformation

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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X Factor singer Mary Byrne, beauty expert Triona McCarthy, Social Media Influencer James Patrice, singer Kayleigh Cullinan and Chef Gary O’Hanlon are this year’s leaders on Celebrity Operation Transformation. They join The Ray D’Arcy Show to discuss their first days of the OT food and fitness plan.  Click play above to see more. Share this Post

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome‘I adored them but I was afraid to really love them because I thought I was going to lose them.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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It’s a big week in the Devane household.  Twins Pippa and Sophie are following in the footsteps of their four big brothers and starting school.  It’s a day mum Debbie never thought she would see.  Born at just 24 weeks, it has been a long and hazardous journey to get these girls this far.  Debbie shared some of her experiences …

Childhood Obesity ‘1 in 4 Irish children are overweight or obese’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The weather is beginning to change, the leaves are starting to fall and all signs are pointing towards back-to-school time.  No doubt parents all over the country have been doing the mad pre-September dash to book suppliers and uniform retailers, but what if the shop doesn’t stock your child’s size?  Jonathon Eakin of Hunter’s uniform suppliers joined Sean O’Rourke to …