Just over two weeks since large areas of Limerick City witnessed unprecedented flooding, there is growing anger at the lack of a coherent strategy to help locals put their lives back together. Brian O’Connell reported from the St Marys Park area in the immediate aftermath of the flooding, and he returned this weekend to see what progress has been made in helping those most affected. Brian joined Sean from the Cork studio.
Limerick experienced some of the worst flooding in its history over the weekend resulting in the displacement of up to 1000 people from their homes. Minister Brian Hayes is due to visit the areas worst hit this morning amid calls for emergency Government funding to assist the people affected. Now, high tide was expected in Limerick about an hour ago, and last night and this morning Brian O’Connell has been on the scene speaking with those impacted and assessing the damage.
Johnny Duhan joins John in studio now, a career spanning 40 years his greatest achievement is a quartet of epic albums, Just antoher Town, To The Light, The Voyage & Flame - which correspond to the four chapters of his lyrical autobiography, To The Light. Johnny will perform a couple of songs in studio. Johnny will be playing Saint Werburgh’s Church tomorrow night at 8pm, for the Temple Bar Tradfest & The Triskel in Cork on the 21st of March.
Today is Operation Transformation's National Blood Pressure Day(in assoc with Safefood) & we have brave listeners & viewers in venues all over the country who are getting their blood pressure tested for free. Doctors from the Irish Medical Organisation & nurses from the Irish Heart Foundation are in shopping centres around the country. We’ll be going live to some of those venues shortly but first John is joined by Dr. Angie Brown, medical director of the Irish Heart Foundation, she’s going to test John's blood pressure live on air. We visit testing centres in Blanchardstown, Galway & Limerick. For further information on free blood ...
Patricia Ingle, 22 year old this time two years ago who contracted a rare brain disease form parrots while woking in a pet store in Limerick. Patricia, from 2008, has been in locked in syndrome but has had an amazing recovery, Miriam spoke to Patricia & her family at home in Limerick.