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Lunchtime Live Highlights

Podcast Series Lunchtime Live Highlights

Andrea Gilligan invites callers to have their say on the topics of the day - get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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Series Episodes

"When you come to terms that you will die that's when you start to live" Harpist & embalmer Bríd McGowan

"When you come to terms that you will die that's when you start to live" Harpist & embalmer Bríd McGowan

Learning to play the harp takes a lot of dedication and willpower and 26-year-old Bríd McGowan knows all about it as she’s releasing an EP, Ocean of Stars, but her day job is not without its challenges too. Bríd is a funeral director and embalmer and she spoke to Andrea.

8 mins

8 March Finished

Have you seen 'Kalin' the Golden Eagle?

Have you seen 'Kalin' the Golden Eagle?

The owner of a Golden Eagle is appealing to the public for help in locating the 12-year-old bird of prey, who has not been seen since last Wednesday.  John Nugent from Co Wicklow, said 'Kalin', went missing after undoing his leash and flying off. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

5 mins

8 March Finished

Insurance reforms – do they go far enough?

Insurance reforms – do they go far enough?

New guidelines approved by judges over the weekend will see significant cuts to personal injury claims. Minor whiplash injuries have been cut by more than half, as have nose fractures, leg, foot and facial scarring injuries. Dave Robinson's previous business Rathbeggan Lakes had to close in 2019 due to spiraling insurance costs. Michael Magner, Owner of Vienna Woods in Glanmire & chairman of the Irish Hotel Federation’s insurance committee and Lucy Medlycott is from ISACS, the Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network spoke to Andrea. Also caller called Alanah got in touch.

19 mins

8 March Finished

"Just waking up in the morning and not hearing traffic" Living off-grid

"Just waking up in the morning and not hearing traffic" Living off-grid

Living off the grid, which means living with little or no reliance on public entities like electricity or water systems, has been seen to have an extremely positive impact on the environment and one’s own carbon footprint. But how does a person go about living off the grid, and can things such as planning permission and planning laws, prevent people from choosing this lifestyle?  Cearbhuil lives off the grid in Clare and Patrick in Kilkenny - they spoke to Andrea. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

17 mins

8 March Finished

Should Electric Picnic go ahead in 2021?

Should Electric Picnic go ahead in 2021?

Reports today suggest preparation for the Electric Picnic are underway with the event scheduled to take place as usual in the first weekend in September, the organisers have said. Paschal McEvoy is a local Fianna Fail councillor in the area, he said it would be madness for Electric Picnic to go ahead last year. He spoke to us about what his thoughts are this year. Organisers of Sea Sessions in Bundoran, Daniel Browne, musician Roisin O and callers joined the conversation. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

18 mins

8 March Finished

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