Brendan O'Connor has all you need for the weekend with time to pause and reflect on the week just gone. Featuring a selection of human interest, consumer and lifestyle stories, as well as keeping you up to date on the news stories that matter. Listen live Saturday and Sunday at 11am - 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
Several EU countries have banned energy drinks for people under-18s and now British politicians are considering something similar. They’re not banned here in Ireland, so registered dietician, Sarah Keogh, from Eatwell came in to give Brendan a deep-dive on energy drinks and health.
Make the Perfect Pizza at Home
Ronan Greaney from Dough Bros in Galway – recently ranked fifteenth best pizza in the world - tells us how to make amazing pizzas at home, without any specialist equipment.
Hilary Neville has been a Palliative Night Nurse with the Irish Cancer Society for 26 years and reflects on her career of caring for the dying by night.
Psychotherapist Richard Hogan is telling us why we should try to reconnect with a loved one from our past and how to go about it.
Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr talks to Brendan about 46 years of the band and their upcoming Irish tour dates.
Culture journalist Zara Hederman and film correspondent at The Irish Times Donald Clarke go through the big and small screen releases of the week
Enjoy the show but using Brendan’s mortuary card for promoting it is a little weird
Wey- Hey for Brendan!
He approaches every subject, every issue, every question, every problem, every person with the same degree of a breezy honesty and the combination of gentleness ( on probing) and force ( in helping to cut the crap.
I love his accent!
True to his roots with no pretensions —- totally
uninfluenced by the fashionable leaning towards either a Dublin 4 snooty snort or a mid Atlantic inflexion. That, together with a lovely respectful attitude towards his interviewees which never, ever slides into deference is a strong inducement to listen in to his programme.
Wey- hey Brendan! What an informative and refreshing listening experience…. Wait for me… I’ll be the one tuning in on Saturday and Sunday mornings .
Dr Nora P. Donnelly Limerick
Enjoy the show
I do like Brendan’s out look! 👍👍👍 but my god, this show has got more woke by the week. Brenda use to be a comedian…. I remember some of the things he said in the past (which is fine) but he would hang himself with his standards today. 🤔