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    Floods

    Floods

    The rain has eased off for now but there’s more to come tomorrow. The return of stormy weather will increase the danger of flooding along the country’s main rivers, especially those in the south and south-west and particularly the Shannon. The Shannon has already burst its banks in some areas. It has already flooded much of the land farmed by Michael Silke between Lough Ree and Lough Derg in County Galway. Michael was on the line, and our Midlands correspondent Ciaran Mullooly was in our Athlone studio.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0206/502569-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-6-february-2014/?clipid=1411347
    Shannon

    Shannon

    Last December, 79 year old Aosdána member and peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy received a three-month suspended sentence for illegal incursion of the runway at Shannon airport on October 7th, 2012 during a protest over US military use. She refused to sign the bond and was escorted from her home to Limerick prison where she was visited by the President’s wife, Sabina Higgins, last week. But what is really going on in Shannon and does she have a case? Tom Clonan is a security analyst and is the only journalist to have had access to interview American troops as they passed ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0129/500864-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-29-january-2014/?clipid=1405148
    Imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy

    Imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy

    Earlier we heard from Tom Clonan about the situation at Shannon airport. Shannon is in the news because of the imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy the 79 year old peace activist. She received a three-month sentence for illegal incursion of the runway at Shannon airport on October 7th 2012, during a protest over US military use. The sentence was activated when she refused to sign a bond to uphold the law and keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon airport and she was escorted from her Galway home to Limerick Prison on January 15th causing protest and considerable media coverage – ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0129/500864-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-29-january-2014/?clipid=1405154
    Shannon Callows

    Shannon Callows

    CORNCRAKE TAKES A BATH The various bodies who regulate the water levels along the area of the Shannon beside the Callows have recently announced their intention to drop the water levels. But too late for the poor old Corncrake, wiped out after several years of summer flooding. Catherine Tinney of Birdwatch Ireland in Banagher and Michael Silke, a farmer with land in the Shannon Callows, and IFA member, tell Frances Shanahan what has happened. Minister with responsibility for the OPW, Brian Hayes, has welcomed the move, and tells Marty how he views things now. Birdwatch Ireland : http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/ IFA : ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/programmes/2013/0406/380023-countrywide-saturday-6-april-2013/?clipid=1044966

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