Do you think that naming and shaming drink drivers will act as a deterrent?

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Do you think that naming and shaming drink drivers will act as a deterrent?

You have probably heard that this idea is being considered for introduction at the end of the year and today I want to know what you think about it. Minister Shane Ross said that he believes that if even one life can be saved with such a law, then it’s worth introducing.

 

Some people however think that it’s a pointless exercise, saying that more checkpoints and stiffer sentences are a bigger deterrent.

A man called into the show to share the harrowing story of how his daughter was killed by a driver over the drink driving limit. Then a woman confessed that she had been a serial drink driver until she made the decision to give up alcohol.

So do you think naming and shaming drink drivers will work?

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Should we admire people who live a Vegan lifestyle?

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Do you admire people who choose to go vegan?

Do you think Ireland needs to do more to accept veganism? Or, like many, do you think it’s just a fad and that vegans are pretentious and should just get on with their life without pushing their food beliefs down your throat .

It is worth nothing however that there are also many meat eaters who also live very healthy lifestyles too.

Vegans generally have a lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes – and may live longer, as a result. But being vegan doesn’t cancel out your chances of getting these diseases of course.

However, some experts disagree with it as a diet for children purely because of the need for all nutrients for children. Many parents are choosing to raise their children vegan though. Some go to an extreme which sadly has lead to some fatalities. Others have been able to do it correctly though and healthily.
Today I want to open a discussion on people who choose to go vegan.

We spoke to Vegan Blogger and YouTuber Amy McColgan – Her website ‘Green Leafy Gael’ CLICK HERE and author Kelly Donegan CLICK HERE – about how to live a Vegan LifeStyle.

Do you admire someone who chooses to go vegan?

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Is it time that Ireland leaves the Eurovison Song Contest?

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Is it time that Ireland leaves the Eurovison Song Contest?

We all remember the glory days of Ireland in the Eurovision when we seemed to be always winning the Contest or at least in the running for a Top 10 placing.

Since the new millennium we’ve certainly lost our way. We didn’t keep up with the musical tastes of European countries and now we can’t even qualify for the competition!

And to make matters worse, it was revealed this week that it cost RTE a whopping  €331,000 to send Brendan Murray and his song ‘Dying to Try’ to Kiev.

Ireland failed to qualify for the Grand Final for AGAIN. The last time Ireland made the final was in 2013 when Ryan Dolan came last in the final!

RTE have justified the money that they spent on the contest saying that it brought good value for money.

The spend this year included the competition entry fee of €84,500 but not RTE labour costs and the 16 members of a delegation sent to the contest in Ukraine.

RTE spent €337,000 on former Westlife singer Nicky Byrnes’s performance in Stockholm in 2016.

RTE were also in the news for reporting a deficit of €19.6m in 2016. In defending the cost, an RTE spokesperson said that entering the competition allowed RTE to deliver seven and a half hours of entertainment to Irish viewers.

The spokesperson also said that “This year, an average 273,000 viewers tuned in over the course of the three nights of the contest, representing a 21pc share,” defending this as “excellent value for money for RTE and for Irish television licence-fee payers”.

So what do you think Ireland should do when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest? Does it provide value for money for the viewer who pays their TV license? Are the costs associated with entering the contest too expensive and could they be spent more wisely by RTE?

And maybe you think we just need to pull out of this yearly competition.

Should Ireland pull out of the Eurovision song contest?

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Is there ever an excuse to commit crime?

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I want to know if you think there is ever an excuse to commit crime.

I want to ask you that because of a story I spotted in the paper today about a man who has received a four and a half year sentence for carrying out an armed robbery.

It’s reported that he threatened to chop a customer’s head off and he had a balaclava, an air pistol and a hatchet with him.

The very interesting part of this case is that the man apologised for his actions said that he had to do it. He explained that he had a drug debt and would be killed if he didn’t get the money.

It’s reported that the judge said that he had been ‘motivated by fear’ but he was still handed a big enough sentence.

 

So should someone’s circumstance be considered when it comes to sentencing? I’m talking about people with drug debts, people who are finding it hard to support their families and so on. There are many people who will take a hard line on this. They’ll say do the crime do the time.

Others will have more sympathy and understand that sometimes people are forced in to committing a crime.

So…..is there ever an excuse for crime?

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Is it selfish for a woman to have a baby after the age of 45?

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Do you think it’s selfish for someone to have a baby over the age of 45?

An increasing number of Irish women are having babies after their 50th birthday too.

The trend for older mothers is being put down to people living longer and advances in fertility treatments.

 

 

So do you agree? Is it selfish to have a baby later in life? If a person is 50 when they have their first child, they will be 68 before the child is deemed an adult.

But maybe you think it’s nobody’s business and that nobody should judge another parent for the choices they make.

So…..Is it selfish to have a child over the age of 45?

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Mike Hogan Calls Out A Listener In A Mic Drop Moment – RADIO GOLD

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Mike had some fun with a caller who trolled him for being a “Boring D$@K HEAD”. Never a shy wall flower Mike offered the texter to come on the air. Well who would believe it when the caller accepted the challenge and came on air.

What happened next was radio gold!

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Should Cyclist be made to get a license to cycle in city centers?

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Should Cyclist be made to get a license to cycle in city centers?

Yesterday the Luas operators released a video showing how some cyclists were reckless on the roads almost causing accidents and fatalities on the city’s tram lines.

 

Today Mike asked the question if cyclists in urban areas should be made take a cycling test and get a license to cycle on our roads?

It was a battle of Cyclists versus Motorists. Who won? Take a listen!

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Do you think there is anything wrong with allowing a young boy wear a dress in public?

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Do you think there is anything wrong with allowing a young boy wear a dress in public?

I want to ask you that today because of a story in the UK. A proud mum has slammed haters who mock her five-year-old son for wearing princess dresses and tiaras by saying: “If you don’t like him, don’t look”.

Disney-mad Riley asked for a Cinderella gown for his fourth birthday and has both his ears pierced.

The now five-year-old is often met with stares and whispers when out in public and has been called a girl by his classmates because of his appearance.

His mother Charlie has now defended her son and said when it comes to children expressing themselves, gender shouldn’t be an issue.

She said that people have told her that she shouldn’t let her son wear a dress.

She believes that it is ridiculous to assume that girls should wear dresses and boys shouldn’t and that parents should just let their children be who they want to be.

 

So, today I want to know what you think – should parents be more open and encourage their children to be who they want to be and wear what they want to wear.

Or should they discourage this behaviour for fear of them being bullied?

As much as we try to stamp out bullying and focus on the bully, we cannot deny that kids will be kids and they will say what they want without realising they are hurting someone else.

Should we as parents protect our children from possible bullying?

Or should we encourage them to do what they want and ignore the bullying?

Is this mother right to allow her 5 year old son wear a dress in public?

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Would you hire a person with a visible tattoo?

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Would you hire a person who has visible tattoos?

We spotted a story over the weekend about a man who cannot find work and believes it’s because of his tattoo.

The teenage father has a tattoo covering half his face saying DEVAST8. Mark Cropp who was recently released from prison, put a plea out on Facebook saying his facial tattoo was stopping him securing employment.

He said he’s been told he wouldn’t be employed with “that on his face,” and had people shrug and laugh at him.

Would you make a snap judgement about someone based on their tattoos? Would you refuse to hire someone if they have very visible tattoos?

 

There are many people who have a lot of tattoos and very visible ones at that. They believe they are an art form and should not stop them from being hired for a job. They say their tattoos do not make them less capable than a person with no tattoos.

But can you understand why an employer might not want to hire someone.

There is a perceived notion attached to tattoos that a person is a trouble maker. Whether you agree with that or not you cannot deny that the stigma is attached to tattoos.

Can you understand why an employer may refuse to hire a person with tattoos?

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