Lung Transplant Recipient to run NY Marathon‘When you get a gift of life from a donor, it drives you on. There’s a fire burning in me’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

Share this Post

In September 2015, forty-one-year-old father of three David Crosby was given a devastating diagnosis and just two years to live.  David had IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), a progressive non-curable disease which involves a hardening and scarring of the lungs.  He shares the experience of receiving that diagnosis with Sean O’Rourke. “I got a bad cough.  Going up stairs it was …

The Impact of Divorce on Children‘Don’t use the children as a bargaining point or as a go-between.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

Share this Post

With the divorce rate in Ireland climbing back up to pre-recession levels, child psychologist David Coleman joined Sean O’Rourke to talk about the impact on children. “It can have a whole range of implications on children.  They have such a mix of feelings.  For some, it might even be shame and a sense of embarrassment…  Certainly, it can lead to …

State-Owned Vacant Property ‘I cannot understand why such a noble building is vacant.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

Share this Post

The government and various commentators have long frowned on owners of vacant properties, something which is perfectly understandable, given the acute housing shortage the country is currently facing. But what about all the vacant properties that are owned by the state itself – some of which have been lying idle for decades? The Today programme’s reporter Brian O’Connell did some …

Waterford’s Amish Community ‘I suppose that’s really not acceptable today but we believe that the man is the head of the woman and that the head of the man is God.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

Share this Post

If you’re one of the many people queuing up outside JayBee’s in Dunmore East for one of its famous ice creams on a summer’s day, you might notice a few things missing from your usual shop counter.  You won’t find tobacco, lottery tickets, scratch cards or alcohol because its owners don’t believe in such things, but they do bake a …

Stillbirth‘By 4pm Isabelle’s heartbeat actually faded. Part of me died that moment.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

Share this Post

At a scan thirteen weeks into her second pregnancy, Collette O’Donovan received the most devastating news imaginable.  She shared her story with Sean O’ Rourke. “The room kind of went a little quiet and (the sonographer) just said, we’re going to check the measurements again…  After a few minutes she said, the measurements don’t really add up, I’m going to …

Mary McAleese remembers Jimmy Magee‘I would stand there thinking, I’m President, but Jimmy Magee is king.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

Share this Post

Gracious, generous, a genius – these are just a few of the words used by former President Mary McAleese talking about her good friend, RTÉ sports broadcaster and national treasure, Jimmy Magee who has died at the age of 82.  She describes herself and husband Martin as “brokenhearted” on Today with Sean O’Rourke. “(There was) that sheer determination in him …

Joe Canning on All-Ireland win‘I suppose in the next couple of weeks, that’s when I really appreciate it… the achievement.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

Share this Post

What a difference a year makes! Today with Sean O’Rourke broadcast live from The National Ploughing Championships and as Sean said himself, this time last year Joe Canning joined us at the RTÉ pavilion having arrived by golf cart as his leg was in a brace. One year on, he’s now an All Ireland Hurling Champion. Joe explained to Sean …