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    Liveline Tuesday 14 January 2014

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    Damien has been campaigning against the Poolbeg incinerator for years, approx. €90 million was spent on consultancy fees , now we hear 50 million being spent on consultancy fees in relation to Bord Uisce.   It is such a waste of tax payers money.  

    Ray has had a skip hire business for 30 years.   The restrictions on working hours means his business in now not viable.     The new directives came in about two years ago – they must take breaks during the day and cannot work over a certain number of hours.

    Liam’s wife passed away in September 2010.  She was diagnosed in 2001 at the age of 52 with Alzheimer’s.    She could never accept the diagnosis.  She eventually had to go into a home as she became quite aggressive. He visited her every day until she passed away, she didn’t know him anymore.  Several callers mentioned Mary Kenny’s book where she discusses being a reluctant carer for her husband who had multiple strokes….they could relate to it as carers for Alzheimer’s sufferers.   Its called ‘Something of myself and others’.

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    Consultants fees and rules on working hours

    Damien, Richie and Marie on the amount of public money spent on consultants; Ray takes issue with EU directives on working hours

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    Alzheimer's Disease and being a carer

    The chapter on being a carer in Mary Kenny's memoir 'Something Of Myself & Others' resonates with listeners

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