Daniel's story of being saved from suicide

https://soundcloud.com/opinionline96/saved-from-suicide-daniels-story[/embed We take a lot of unusual calls on the Opinion Line; everything from runaway swans to the most intense personal stories of love and loss. One particularly heartrending call we received, last thing on a Friday a few months ago, was from Daniel. He called because he wanted to thank a local Garda who [...]

2018-12-01T09:55:47+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are women suckers for a helpless man?

https://soundcloud.com/fergalbarry/chicken I'm currently presenting a phone-in radio show on Cork's 96m while my colleague, PJ Coogan, suns himself in Santa Ponsa. The difference in callers to a female presenter has been interesting, with my favourite one so far being Diarmuid... who called to ask me how to cook a chicken. Diarmuid said he wouldn't have [...]

2018-12-01T09:56:57+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Making our own good news

The news today about McElhinney's of Athboy is really heartwarming. Unusual for business news to be "heartwarming", but this is a through-and-through good news story. I'm not too acquainted with the finer points of the deal, but from what I gather, after going into voluntary liquidation, the company did a deal with another Irish company - [...]

2010-07-20T20:31:00+00:00 July 20th, 2010|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |