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Liveline Monday 28 April 2014

Liveline

Liveline

Discussion and debate with Joe Duffy

On today's Liveline, Joe called in to talk about the carbon tax which will double this Thursday unless TD's overturn it on Wednesday when the Dail reconvenes. Briquettes, coal and other fossil fuels will all increase. This is another punishment for working people, says Joe, and will not encourage us to be greener. Other people joined the discussion with some claimingit is a good thing for the environment and other disclaiming it.

As Joe Duffy said, from the cost of living to the cost of dying. Martin called in to say that he objected to paying €400 to bury the casket which contains the cremated remains of his mother. He thinks this charge is far too much considering only a relatively small hole needs to be dug in the grave where his father is buried. Keith Massey, the undertaker, was on the line to talk about why costs for burial are the way they are. Others called with stories or raking cremated remains into the soil, or thrusting caskets into soil while no one is looking.

 

 

 

Carbon Tax

Joe called in to talk about the carbon tax which will double this Thursday unless TD's overturn it on Wednesday when the Dail reconvenes. Briquettes, coal and other fossil fuels will all increase. This is another punishment for working people, says Joe, and will not encourage us to be greener. Other people joined the discussion with some claimingit is a good thing for the environment and other disclaiming it

Cost of burying

As Joe Duffy said, from the cost of living to the cost of dying. Martin called in to say that he objected to paying €400 to bury the casket which contains the cremated remains of his mother. He thinks this charge is far too much considering only a relatively small hole needs to be dug in the grave where his father is buried. Keith Massey, the undertaker, was on the line to talk about why costs for burial are the way they are. Others called with stories or raking cremated remains into the soil, or thrusting caskets into soil while no one is looking.

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Happy Birthday 1975

Happy Birthday 1975

Joni Mitchell

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