Author: Victoria Johnston
In Australia, Winnie the wombat recently celebrated her 31st birthday, making her the oldest wombat in Australia and probably the world. To celebrate the occasion, her keepers at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Australia made two special vegetable and fruit cakes. Winnie was orphaned as a joey and hand raised at Birdland Animal Park […]
There is a cat in Missouri in the U.S. that has a career as a dog trainer! The name of the cat is D-O-G (pronounced “dee-OH-jee”), a fluffy black and white feline who plays an important role at Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis. The group trains dogs for a variety of purposes, including assisting […]
Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental speaks to Wendy about the horrors of the Bergen Belson concentration camp, the importance of educating younger generations so history never repeats itself, and his most recent documentary ‘Condemned to Remember’. ‘Tomi Reichental: Condemned to Remember’ aired on RTÉ1 on Wednesday 14th February at 9.35pm.
Europe’s oldest astronaut Paolo Nespoli recently arrived home after a 139 day stay on the International Space Station. The 60-year-old Italian spent just three hours returning from the ISS with crewmates Randy Bresnik from NASA and Roscosmos’ Sergei Ryazansky.He touched down beneath a clear blue sky, and went from the 22 degree Celsius comfort of […]
A note that scientist Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, which briefly described his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem. It was 1922, and the German-born physicist famous for his theory of relativity, was on a lecture tour in Japan. He had recently […]
In Croatia, a concrete organ for the sea has been constructed on the edge of the Adriatic Sea, and it uses the natural movement of the water to make eerily beautiful music. The Sea Organ in Zadar, Croatia is more than 230-feet long, and it has 35 different pipes built into the concrete that are […]
The days of fumbling for change to give to a street charity may be coming to an end, as recently the Simon Community have been accepting Apple Pay and Android Pay phone swipes around Dublin streets. AIB Bank is assisting the initiative, and donated a number of contactless ‘Clover’ terminals to the Dublin Simon Community […]
London-born Caroline Murphy never thought she would end up selling eggs in West Cork, Ireland. But after moving to Cork she bought 4 hens and slowly but surely built up an egg business from there. Caroline saw she had a good wholesome product to push and started getting it onto the supermarket shelves and into […]
Fr John Klockeman speaks to Wendy Grace on the topic of listening out for the voice of God.
The launch of Ireland’s food brand ‘Ornua’ into the world’s 11th largest economy of South Korea and Japan has boosted the recent Irish trade mission led by Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Bord Bia Chief Executive Tara McCarthy. The company is to expand into the South Korean market, with the launch of Kerrygold butter, to […]