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Andrea Gilligan invites callers to have their say on the topics of the day - get in touch by emailing lunchtimelive@newstalk.com

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    Ask Me Anything: Travel Agent

    Ask Me Anything: Travel Agent

    Every Friday, as part of our ‘Ask Me Anything’ series, we put your questions to people from interesting backgrounds or working in different careers.    
    Andrea Gilligan is joined by Ciara Foley from Platinum Travel to learn all about what it’s like being a travel agent.

    • 14 min
    Boy who died aged 15 to become first Millennial Saint

    Boy who died aged 15 to become first Millennial Saint

    A London-born teenager is set to become the first millennial to be made a saint. 
    Carlo Acutis died of leukaemia in 2006, and since his death, two miracles have been attributed to him by Pope Francis.  
    Eight years after his death a seven-year-old boy from Brazil recovered from a rare pancreatic disorder after coming into contact with one of Acutis’s T-shirts. A priest had also prayed to Acutis on behalf of the child. 
    Carlo Acutis has been given the nicknames of 'God's influencer' and 'the patron saint of the internet' because of his devotion to promoting Christ's work online before he died. 
    The second miracle saw a girl from Costa Rica who was studying in Italy reportedly being healed after suffering a head trauma. She was reportedly cured by the boy after her mother prayed to him.
    To discuss, Andrea is joined by Father Paddy Byrne, Parish Priest of Abbeyleix, Raheen and Ballinakill.

    Image: The Vatican

    • 8 min
    Have you confronted someone over bad parking?

    Have you confronted someone over bad parking?

    Have you ever confronted anyone about their parking? 
    Well, one person in Crosshaven in Cork certainly made their feelings known when it comes to bad parking in their area. A number of cards using colourful language were stuck on cars that were poorly parked last weekend.  
    What do you think? Is this the approach that might work?  
    Andrea is joined by Fianna Fáil Cllr. in the area Audrey Buckley, Irish Independent Columnist Mary McCarthy and listeners to hear their thoughts.

    • 18 min
    Getting an autism diagnosis as an adult

    Getting an autism diagnosis as an adult

    Actor Brian Mulvey’s life changed when, after learning about his son’s autism, he seeked his own diagnosis.
    He joins Andrea to discuss what he learned and how it has impacted his life.

    • 12 min
    Regional Roundup with Shane Beatty

    Regional Roundup with Shane Beatty

    From tattoos for Taylor to Gordon Ramsay spotted out and about – Breakfast Briefing Presenter Shane Beatty has stories from around the country you may have missed.

    • 10 min
    Can you really disconnect from work?

    Can you really disconnect from work?

    Do you feel that you’re able to disconnect from work? Or are you constantly checking emails and answering phone calls after work hours?  
    According to a survey by the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants, there is a growing expectation that civil servants engage with work outside of their normal hours is creating “an unsustainable working environment” 
    What’s your experience? 
    Andrea is joined by Irish Times Columnist Brianna Parkins and listeners to hear their takes.

    • 16 min

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