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    Medical Cards

    Medical Cards

    As senior citizens gather this afternoon to protest the cuts seen in last week’s budget the spotlight has focussed once again on medical cards, for the over seventies, for discretionary cases and for the under fives. The stories highlighted in recent days of people with severe medical hardship losing their medical cards continue to cause concern Whether it was the case of “Stella” who spoke to the Minister for Finance on this programme last Wednesday about her two boys with Cerebral Palsy or “Lydia” who talked to Joe Duffy last Friday about her severely disabled daughter… or the many other ...
    Motor Neurone Disease Research

    Motor Neurone Disease Research

    John is joined in studio by Professor Orla Hardiman, a consultant neurologist, who has been leading the way into researching MND in Ireland. The last time John spoke to Orla was last year when she told us about a clinical trial that was underway. It has now been concluded & Prof Hardiman tells us of the findings. To help raise money for continued research for MND, the Management of Punchestown has offered a special day package to support this research work, which takes place on Saturday 27th April. It is the final day of Punchestown Irish National Festival with an 8 ...


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