Joe looks at the phenomenon of young children sleeping through smoke alarms, not being woken by the sound. Prof Niamh Nic Daeid is a forensic scientist from Dublin, working in Scotland at the University of Dundee. She discussed her research which showed that 80 per cent of children aged between 2 and 13 did not awaken to the sound of a fire alarm. Tom Meehan works for EI Electronics, the market leader in residential fire safety products. They are in favour of any changes to make smoke alarms more effective.
Callers discuss a recent wave of rural crime. Michael had €4,000 worth of items damaged and stolen when his keep was broken into in Littleton, Co Tipperary. Barbara Henry had her caravan stolen last Tuesday from outside Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Pat had a double horsebox stolen from his farm.
Claire called in to raise the issue of HIQA reports into private nursing homes. Her mother is in a facility which has been the subject of numerous recommendations which have not been properly implemented. She would remove her mother but she won't leave, she considered it her home.
Internet sensation Paddy Wynne is revealed as the "man on the 77a" who went viral after he was filmed singing on his way home to Tallaght last night. Paddy carries a microphone with him at all times and is always willing and able to sing a tune.