As you’ve been hearing this morning, Clare hurling manager, Davy FitzGerald is creating a lot of headlines as he addressed hundreds of students at a mental and physical health seminar at Limerick Institute of Technology. In particular he highlighted the issue of commitment on the players he had at Clare and also his own difficulties growing up. Sean was joined by sports psychologist and former Armagh footballer, Enda McNulty.
60 people were treated for the effects of drink and drugs outside Belfast’s Odyssey Arena last night. They were among the 7000 who attended a concert by Dutch DJ Hardwell Most of those who required treatment had reported arrived in a state of intoxication. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service declared a major incident because of the amount of resources it had to deploy at the scene. Sonia Dempster and her son Rhys were at the concert.
Streets littered with used needles. Doorways and alleyways clustered with discarded drug paraphernalia. Drug users using the basements of city centre houses as places to inject heroin. This is what parts of Dublin city centre looked like at 9am yesterday morning. The Ana Liffey Drug Project are hoping for support for a project they believe will help clean up the streets and lessen the city’s drug problem. Brian O’Connell spent time on the streets assessing the problem yesterday morning. Sean also spoke to to Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Oisin Quinn, who is in favour of mobile medically supervised injecting units and Grainne ...
As Michaela McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid await trial in Peru for smuggling narcotics, we can be fairly sure that, whether they were forced to carry the drugs or not, they are pawns in a much bigger game, a game which saw them attempting to bring €1.6m of cocaine past customs officials in Lima airport. But as the drugs war in Ireland continues, what are customs officials in Dublin looking out for and what sort of people are caught? Shay Doyle is Revenue’s enforcement manager at Dublin Airport.