Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 28 June 2017
Bin charges have gone centre stage again with the announcement yesterday that flat fees are gone and many households are facing higher charges.
Paul Melia, Environment Editor with the Irish Independent, Phillipa King, Co-Ordinator with the Southern Waste Region and Fianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Timmy Dooley joined us to discuss this.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has announced a new taskforce to review fire safety in Ireland in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London. The Minister says he wants all available precautionary measures are taken to prevent a similar fire happening here.
Dublin Fire Brigade's Chief Fire Officer Patrick Fleming has said more resources are needed to help local authorities carry out building control inspections. Eamon O’Boyle, fire safety consultant at Eamon O’Boyle Associates and former Assistant Chief Fire Officer with Dublin Fire Brigade joined us to talk about the plans.
Ninety thousand people across the country live with the condition heart failure, and cope with it in their everyday lives and it is feared that figure, could be on the increase in years to come.
Dr Yvonne Smyth, Consultant Cardiologist, at University College Hospital Galway, Neil Johnson is Chief Executive at Croi, the Heart and Stroke Charity and Annette Irving, who is living WITH heart failure joined us on the issue.