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Moncrieff Highlights

Podcast Series Moncrieff Highlights

The daily dose of madness and intrigue from Sean Moncrieff and his rebel radio crew

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Series Episodes

Drug testing at Electric Picnic

Drug testing at Electric Picnic

As part of the Safer Nightlight' programme and drug harm reduction campaign. The Health Service Executive has announced there will be drug testing at Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, next month. Tom was joined by Neasa Hourigan,Green Party TD for Dublin Central and spokesperson on Drug Policy, to discuss how it will work.

10 mins

18 August Finished

The uptake of Dog's being involved in weddings

The uptake of Dog's being involved in weddings

The Irish wedding venue resource SaveMyDay.ie has seen a 50% increase in the number of wedding venues around the country that now welcome dogs on the big day. This represents a sizeable shift considering the fact that traditionally speaking most hotels in Ireland didn’t accommodate pets. Shell Holden, Co-Founder of SaveMyDay.ie, joined Tom to discuss why there has been an increase in dog's becoming involved in weddings.

8 mins

18 August Finished

How hard is it to diversify farms?

How hard is it to diversify farms?

Minister of State for Biodiversity and Green Party senator, Pippa Hackett has said that ‘some livestock farmers could consider and possibly be incentivised for breeding more horses in an attempt to bring Ireland’s agriculture emissions. Tom was joined by Eamon Sheehan, dairy farmer and horse breeder from Kilkenny, to discuss how hard it is to diversify farms.

11 mins

18 August Finished

The Afterlife Of Popstar's

The Afterlife Of Popstar's

Popstars often have a shelf life. They have a hit, they become famous and perhaps rich. Then there is a sometimes inevitable decline. Tom was joined by Nick Duerden whose new book 'Exit Stage Left: The Curious Afterlife of Popstars', explores what happens to popstar's after their fame has ended.

8 mins

17 August Finished

The issue with the fostering system in Ireland

The issue with the fostering system in Ireland

Ireland is unique in being able to provide foster family-based care for such a high proportion of children in care. However numbers are on the decrease due to a lack of supports and services and this putting considerable strain on the fostering system. Tom was joined by Patrick Costello, Green Party TD for Dublin South Central and a former child protection social worker, who spoke about how Ireland needs far more foster carers.

10 mins

17 August Finished

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