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    Countrywide, Saturday February 16th 2013

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    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Damien O'Reilly.

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    PRICES- DOWN FOR THE FARMERS –UP FOR THE SHOPPERS.

    The Consumers Association of Ireland say groceries are up 12% in 2 years. The farmers are protesting that they are being paid less. We hear what Limerick shoppers are saying and , also in Limerick, Mairead Lavery of the Farmers Journal tries to explain where the rip off is, and just who benefits from “cheap food”.

    www.Farmersjournal.ie

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    Full Limerick vox pop and interview

    The full version of the views of shoppers in Limerick - we used a stripped down version in the programme

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    PREPARE TO MEAT YOUR MAKER!

    Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, is on hand to discuss the latest turns of the meat fraud affair with Ella McSweeney. Ella has talked to another Vet who has concerns about the way the Dept is handling food safety and Martin Blake responds. Julia Glotz, of The Grocer , the main UK Retail Food Journal, joins in from London with a view from outside the island of Ireland.

    Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - www.agriculture.gov.ie

    The Grocer - www.the.grocer.magazine.co.uk/

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    FECK OFF CROWS!

    Cormac MacConnell asks where did the Irish scarecrow vanish to? Did they emigrate with the cubs of the Celtic tiger, or maybe the tiger chewed them up along the way?

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    MARTIN THE GUARD, AN ABSOLUTE TREASURE

    The title of the Facebook page set up by the people of Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, to celebrate the retirement this week of Garda Martin McKenna. For many years now, Martin has kept the traffic flowing in Carrickmacross, and has become something of a local legend. Louise Denvir voyaged up the N2 to walk the streets with Martin on his first day out of uniform. https://www.facebook.com/MartinTheGuardTheAbsoluteTreasure

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    Damien O'Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across the country

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