" The legendary Mike Murphy, Dromid, winner of Ra´s Tailteann 1958, invited world champion rower Paul Griffin to his house before Paul headed to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games. Mike’s philosophy as a cyclist, acrobat, rower, weight lifter and sporting philosopher was simple; drink cows blood, eat raw meat and vegetables and run at least thirty miles a day 2nd"
Fatima Sultan with malnourished Fetia Khalid, thirteen months-old, weighing 4.5kg, at the Dosha Clinic which is run by Concern in Shashego Woreda, Southern Ethiopia. Failure of the first rains in parts of Ethiopia, led to food shortages in many areas in 2008.
Annette Kinne and her three and a half year-old son Alexander Kinne- Coyle, from Co. Wicklow, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. Alexander is the only person in Ireland with the disorder, which he was diagnosed with at fifteen months. They are at the launch of a Rehabcare report in Trinity College.
Four-year-old Katerina and two-year-old Alana Healy, sitting on George IV's Throne,in Dublin Castle, waiting for President Mary McAleese to attend an exhibition honouring the memory of their late Mother, Miriam Mone, one of Ireland’s most distinguished fashion designers, one year after the forty one year-old’s death.
Aynate Desta with her one-year-old baby, in the Aedo Clinic, Ethiopia, waiting to be screened for suitability for a food programme, as tens of thousands of Ethiopians again face starvation as a result of another massive food shortage, in July of last year.