Feb 22, 2021
My son Brendan and his girlfriend Ayla are now free having completed their two week quarantine period in the 'Holiday Inn' in Auckland!
They talk about their last day in "captivity", the final part of that process and what it was like to enter a country where there is no Covid!!
Besides the elation of meeting family,...
Feb 18, 2021
I'm sure we have all been away on holidays in a special place and you pass an auctioneers window and gaze at the houses for sale and think "what if"?
While it's a nice dream, quickly after 60 seconds you rationalise and the dream is gone.
Ciara O'Toole, our very special friend and her husband gazed at that window and...
Feb 7, 2021
As part of our mini 'New Zealand' series I chat with my son Brendan Canty and his girlfriend, Ayla Amano on their very last day of quarantine in the Holiday Inn in Auckland.
They describe the detailed routine, the testing, the food, the exercise, the room confinement, the transparency and the lengths that the government...
Feb 3, 2021
It was great to get the chance to talk to my friend, Joe Kavanagh the Lord Mayor of Cork City, 100 years after the Burning of Cork.
We chat about his life and career, the motivation that drives him to get things done in his community, the machinery of local and national politics, his perspective of our city, his role as...
Jan 24, 2021
In this episode I catch up with my son Brendan Canty and his girlfriend, Ayla Amano from the Holiday Inn in Auckland on day 2 of their 14 day quarantine.
They chat about the journey from Ireland, the testing regime along the way, how the hotel manage their unusual guests (or are they prisoners?) and how the Kiwis feel...