The Shaun Doherty Show

Magazine type mid morning chat show providing a forum for listeners to express their concerns on the issues of the day. Professional advice slots with on air calls, music and requests. Weekdays 10:00 – 13:00.

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Tel: (00353) 07491 25000
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    For years, the award winning Shaun Doherty Show has been Highland Radio’s flagship programme. Shaun has occupied the mid – morning slot since late 1990, and while there have been some minor changes over the years, the essence of the show remains the same ; to hold a mirror to Donegal and the North West.

    A good magazine programme follows the agenda of the day, and the Shaun Doherty Show does that with consumate ease. However, a truly great show doesn’t just follow the agenda, it sets it, and that’s where the show comes into its own.

    Left to Right, Shaun Doherty, Marion Potts, Caroline Orr and Ciara Mackey

    Left to Right, Shaun Doherty, Marion Potts, Caroline Orr and Ciara Mackey

    Shaun’s Team

    With producers Caroline Orr and Ciara Mackey at the helm, Shaun goes behind the headlines and peels back the layers of life in the region. Stories unfold daily ; stories of triumph and tragedy, alienation and achievement, revealing the best and worst in the region.

    Shaun’s unparalleled ability to encourage people to tell their stories is the bedrock of the show. Never cajoling or browbeating, the empathy and understanding that Shaun brings to conversation is reflected in some truly compelling radio. However, while members of the public with personal and sometimes heartbreaking stories to tell can expect nothing but compassion, anyone who tries to use the show to spread their prejudices or promote their wares will find their bluff called very quickly.

    Everyone is treated with respect, but politicians and those with something to sell will be challenged every step of the way. There are no free PR rides on this show.With producers Caroline and Ciara and assistant, and Marion Potts, the Shaun Doherty Show is at the heart of Highland Radio’s success. Anyone wondering how the station has maintained its Number 1 slot for over 20 years need look no further!


    HELPLINE PHONE: 01-8670701

    Provide facilities, professional help and support. The helpline offers a free professional counselling service to women and men who are suffering from violence in the home.

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    109 South Circular Road, Dublin 8
    Telephone: 01-453 8998
    After Hours: 01-679 5967 or 679 5555
    Email: ala@indigo.ie
    Website: www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie/

    Alzheimer Society of Ireland

    43 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
    Telephone: 01-2846616
    Freephone: 1800-341-341
    Email: info@alzheimer.ie
    Website: www.alzheimer.ie/

    (Confidential advice line for male victims of domestic abuse)
    9-10 Academy Street, Navan, Co. Meath
    Helpline: 046 902 3718
    Email: amen@iol.ie
    Website: www.amen.ie/


    “Supporting parents after loss”

    Visit www.anamcara.ie

    Email us at info@anamcara.ie

    Information line 085 2888 888

    Monthly meetings contact 087 762 3872 (Donegal contact)

    (Depression support organisation)
    72 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2 Helpline: Locall 1890 303 302 (24 Hours)
    Email: aware@webireland.ie
    Website: www.aware.ie/

    BeLong To Youth Project works with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) young people in Ireland. It supports and resources young people, aged 14 – 23, to actively participate in the world around them and to make informed decisions which will positively impact on their lives.
    To contact them you can go to their website www.belongto.org
    Email: belongto@eircom.net
    Phone: 01-873 4184
    They are located at:
    BeLonG To Youth Project
    OUThouse Community Centre
    105 Capel St
    Dublin 1

    Bipolar Disorder
    Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.
    For more information, visit: http://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder

    Bodywhys – The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland
    Bodywhys is the Irish National Charity, which offers support, information and understanding for people with eating disorders, their families and friends.Admin Line: 01-2834963
    Helpline No: 1890 200 444
    Email: info@bodywhys.ie

    Breastfeeding Help & Information – La Leche League

    Donegal Town Frances 074 97 34286
    Carndonagh Jane 074 93 83304
    Letterkenny Jan 91 32003
    e-mail leader@lalecheleagueireland.com
    web http://www.lalecheleagueireland.com

    (Children at Risk in Ireland)
    100 Lwr. Drumcondra Rd.
    Dublin 9
    Telephone: 01 – 8308529
    Lo-call 1890 924 567
    E-mail: info@cari.ie (general queries)

    (Association for one parent families)
    2 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2
    (just off Baggot Street)
    Lo-Call Information Line: 1890 – 662 212
    Email: info@cherish.ie
    Website: www.cherish.ie/

    Contact: ISPCC Head Office
    20 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
    Childline Freephone: 1800 666 666
    ISPCC Telephone: 01-679 4944
    Email: ispcc@ispcc.ie
    Website: http://www.ispcc.ie/

    All Hallows College Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
    Lo-call helpline: 1800 201 890
    Tel: (01) 857 4300
    Fax: (01) 857 4310
    E-mail: info@console.ie
    Website: www.console.ie

    The Cormac McAnallen Trust
    Established to raise awareness of sudden cardiac deaths in young people, and its causes.
    web: www.thecormactrust.com/

    CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young
    Support group for Sudden Adult Death Syndrome
    Tel: 01-8395438 (Irish contact number)
    web: www.c-r-y.org.uk/

    Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young
    Support group for Sudden Adult Death Syndrome
    Tel: 01-6685001 / 1890432787

    Phone: 1850 622626
    Offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy.

    Cults” Dialogue Ireland
    An independent Trust promoting Awareness and Understanding
    of New Religious Movements and cultism at the service of the churches, religions and Irish society.
    Tel: (01) 830 9384
    Mobile (087) 239 6229

    Donegal Rape Crisis Centre
    Free Phone: 1800 44 88 44
    Office : 07491 28211

    The Irish Epilepsy Association
    To Contact Brainwave Head office:
    Tel:(01) 4557500 – Fax: (01) 4557013
    Email: info@epilepsy.ie
    Website: www.epilepsy.ie/

    The Finglas Suicide Network
    Contact: Sean Cartwright @ the Finglas South Community Development Programme
    Tel: 01-8640285

    Focus Ireland
    (Emergency accommodation advice)
    Head Office:
    14a Eustace Street, Dublin 2
    Telephone: 01-671 2555
    Website: www.focusireland.ie/

    Foyle Friends
    Phone: 048 71 264400

    Gamblers Anonymous
    (01) 872 1133.

    Phone: 1890 474474
    GROW is a mental health organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. GROW mental health groups and support services are anonymous, confidential and open to all.

    Headway Ireland
    National Association for Acquired Brain Injury
    101 Parnell Street, Dublin 1
    Telephone: 01-872 9222
    Helpline: 1890 200 278 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
    Email: services@headwayireland.ie
    Website: www.headwayireland.ie/

    Heart Children Ireland
    Heart Children, set up in 1990, is a parent support group for families of children with congenital heart defects
    Website: www.heartchildren.ie/

    Huntington’s Disease
    (Huntington’s Disease also called Huntington’s Chorea – is an inherited disorder of the central nervous system)
    Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland
    Carmichael House, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
    Telephone: 01 872 1303
    Freephone: 1800 393939
    Email: hdai@indigo.ie
    Website: http://indigo.ie/~hdai/
    Irish Cancer Society
    Smoker’s Quit Line – 1850 201 203
    Website: www.irishcancer.ie/

    Legal Advice

    Mc Cloghan Gunne & Co

    Letterkenny & Ramelton

    074 91 25125

    Living Links
    Phone: 087-9693021 or 087 9286007
    Trained volunteers offer confidential, practical support and advice to families who have experienced a death by suicide in a number of counties.

    Helpline: 1850 281 281
    Provide counselling to women with crisis pregnancies.

    The Lets Get Together Foundation
    Midleton Co. Cork
    Contact: Pat Buckley on 087-6917609
    E-mail: patbuckleylgtf@yahoo.co.uk
    Web: www.letsgettogether.ie

    Gay Switchboard
    Phone: 01- 872 1055
    Provides non-directive, non-judgmental, befriending, support and a general information service to the gay, lesbian and bisexual community, to anyone who has issues relating to their sexuality, and to their parents, families and friends

    MABS Helpline on 1890 283 438
    MABS is a national free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.

    One In Four Ireland
    (Provides support to women and men who have experienced sexual violence)
    2 Holles Street, Dublin 2
    Telephone: 01 662 4070
    Email: info@OneInFour.org
    Website: www.oneinfour.org/

    PALS Support Group
    Parkinson’s Association of Ireland
    Carmichael House
    North Brunswick Street
    Dublin 7
    Freephone: 1800 359 359

    Parentstop is a free and confidential parent support service in Co Donegal available for all parents facing parenting challenges. Parentstop allows parents (and those in parenting roles such as grandparents, foster parents etc)to take time out to acknowledge challenges they are currently facing and talk out how best to tackle these
    Letterkenny Service: Castle Street, Market Square, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
    Tel: 074 9177249
    Inishowen Service: 5 Millar’s Way, Millbrae, Carndonagh, Co Donegal.
    Tel: 074 9373493
    South Donegal service: Donegal Family Resource Centre, Donegal Town
    Co Donegal
    Tel: 086 8494038
    E – mail us on patricialee@parentstop.ie

    Parent support for parents of gay and lesbian children.
    Parent support is a group of parents set up to give support to the parents of gay and lesbian children.
    We can be contacted through Belong To
    Email: belongto@eircom.net
    Tel: 01 8734184
    Web: www.belongto.org
    Which is a support group for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgendered Youth.
    (this group is funded by the Dept. of Education.)

    National Pregnancy
    Helpline : 1850 49 50 51
    Call this number from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday to make a confidential and free appointment with an Irish Family Planning Association Pregnancy Counsellor in a centre near you.

    Rape Crisis Centre
    (Counselling service)
    70, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, 2 Ireland
    Telephone: 01-661 4911
    Freephone: 1800 778 888

    24 Hr Telephone Helpline: 1850 60 90 90
    24 Hr Email Helpline: jo@samaritans.org
    Samaritans is a charity which provides completely confidential emotional support to anyone experiencing despair, loneliness, isolation or suicidal thought – 24 hours a day every day. You can phone Samaritans, email us or call into one of our 20 branches nationwide. We also undertake outreach work in schools, prisons and the workplace.
    Branches: Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Athlone, Sligo, Drogheda, Kilkenny, Kerry, Newbridge, Waterford and Ennis.

    Samaritans Ireland
    4/5 Usher’s Court,
    Usher’s Quay,
    Dublin 8.
    Telephone: 01 6710071
    Fax: 01 6710043
    Website: www.samaritans.ie

    PO Box 11218

    Spun Out
    SpunOut.ie is a youth-led media initiative covering all aspects of youth info, health, lifestyle and activism. SpunOut.ie aims to guide young people through life with quality information, support and inspiration as well as providing a platform for young people to express their opinions, realise that they are not alone and get heard.

    4th Floor, The Halls, Quay St, Galway City
    Email: www.spunout.ie
    Telephone: 091 533693


    Shine Phone 1890 621 631
    Dedicated to upholding the rights & addressing the needs of all those affected by mental illness includind but not exclusively, Schizophrenia, Schizo-affective Disorder & Bio-Polar Disorder

    The Rutland Centre
    Telephone: 01-4946358
    Email: rutland@iol.ie
    Website: www.rutlandcentre.org

    Schizophrenia Ireland
    Helpline: 1890 621 631
    Email: info@sirl.ie
    Website: www.sirl.ie/

    The Senior Helpline
    1850 440 444

    Teen-Line Ireland
    National helpline for young people.
    A listening and support service available at 1800-833-634 on Wednesdays 3pm-6pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9pm-12 midnight.
    Website: www.teenline.ie

    Victim Support
    National Office
    Haliday House, 32 Arran Quay, Dublin 7
    Telephone: 01-8780870
    Email: info@victimsupport.ie
    Website: www.victimsupport.ie/

    Women’s Aid
    Everton House, 47 Old Cabra Road, Dublin 7
    National Freephone Helpline: 1800 341 900
    Email: info@womensaid.ie
    Website: www.womensaid.ie/


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