News from April 2009

28 Apr 2009
Next Monday on Written Off? Sarah Newman from Dragons’ Den drops in on the students and gives them a lesson in confidence. For all the participants the fear surrounding formal situations has governed their lives, whether it’s avoiding a parent teacher meeting or not going for a job interview....
20 Apr 2009
This Monday on ‘Written Off?’ the students get cooking and hit the farmer’s markets. Chef Clodagh McKenna has been drafted in to show them how to bake bread which they then have to sell. With Thomas, whose wife was hospitalised with Alzheimer’s four years ago, cooking is not something that he...
7 Apr 2009
Ann Boyd hasn’t been in a classroom in 40 years and in episode one of ‘Written Off?’ she confesses how nervous she is, ‘I’m just dying to know what is expected of me. I think that is the scariest part because you just don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve never done anything like this before. I...
6 Apr 2009
‘Written Off?’ is a six- part fly-on-the-wall documentary that follows the lives of eight Irish people trying to change their lives forever. While all the participants come from different parts of the country, have different backgrounds and range in age from 19 to mid-50s, they all have...
1 Apr 2009
Alice Leahy, Director of TRUST, was the first ‘Overall Winner’ at the Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards 2009 today for her life’s work in combating social exclusion and providing medical related services for people who are homeless. Alice, who was appointed to the Irish Human Rights...
1 Apr 2009
For most of us, reading and writing comes easily, but for some, it can be a constant struggle all their lives, until, that is, they decide to do something about it. Mother and son, Ann and Peter Trinder from Laytown, Co. Meath are two of these people and they will be featured in a fascinating new...