The Today Show - Monday April 30th
Sheena Twist of Clare Animal Welfare in Crusheen spoke to Gavin Grace following the news that Ennistymon Gardai and the Department of Agriculture are investigating the discovery of the dumped remains of five animals in the area. The decomposing remains of two calves and three dogs were discovered in a wooded area near Lackeen Lake. Clare ISPCA Warden Frankie Coote made the discovery after a tip off from a member of the public and has described the find as disturbing and disgusting. Sheena discussed the supports and services on offer locally for animal owners. If you would like to contact Clare Animal Welfare please call 087 1315904
Brian Sheehan of GLEN - Gay and Lesbian Equality Network and Kilrush native joined Gavin on the show to discuss Jerry Buttimer’s decision to come out publicly as a gay public representative. The Fine Gael Deputy talks about being “a TD who also happens to be gay”, and has highlighted the issues faced by young gay people saying, “if we can ensure that no young person is bullied, no young person is attacked because of their sexual orientation, then it has been a good day”. GLEN has also strongly welcomed the establishment of the Fine Gael LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Group. The Group, whose inaugural event was held on Saturday evening, aims to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within the Party; including promoting the adoption of equality policies as Party and Government policy.
Paul “Calso” Callaghan, our resident Chef and Food Blogger joined us for his weekly cookery feature.
Paul has been growing, cooking and eating all he could produce from the garden along with local fresh produce in recent years and aims to promote healthy, home grown produce – especially from your own garden. He’ll give us some cookery tips, recipes and the all important healthy options. For more see http://thesustainablelarder.blogspot.com/. Paul gave tips on healthy stir fries and what to use, including different types of noodles and alternatives to heavy carbohydrates.
Resident Stylist Tess Purcell talked fashion, style, latest trends and how to reflect your own personal image. Tess is a qualified style coach, accomplished fashion stylist and personal shopper. Following intensive training in the beauty and cosmetic business with Dior, Tess now specialises in helping both women and men around the country make the most of their wardrobes, as well as styling various fashion shows and editorial shoots. Today Tess talked about cosmetics, foundations and skin types, tanning options and fake tan.
Conor Goodman of The Irish Times joined the show to tell listeners about a new initiative. The Irish Times is hunting for Ireland’s ultimate place to live and is inviting the public to nominate their favourite place. The “place” could be a town, city suburb, a tiny village or remote rural spot, a tiny community halfway up a mountain, a street, road or housing estate. It can be anywhere that, despite all the problems our nation is going through, you feel supremely lucky to live in. Entry is free and can be completed online at www.irishtimes.com/bestplace. So far 10 towns and villages across Clare have submitted their pitch to become the best place to live – including Feakle, O’Brien’s Bridge, Killaloe and Mountshannon.
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