Every year for the last 8 years Alan Hannan and his family in Limerick have called for justice for their son Jeffrey’s death.
Jeffrey was killed in violent circumstances and despite the incident having been witnessed by several people, and with 20 arrests in connection with the case, so far no one has been charged with the killing.
Our reporter Brian O’Connell met with the Hannan family in Limerick this week.
This time last year saw scores of demonstrators outside homes of members of the Roma community in Waterford forcing some to be evacuated from their homes. In recent days our reporter Brian O'Connell has been spending time with members of the Roma community. They spoke about arranged marriages, discrimination and begging.
With Halloween night just over a week away, already the Fire Service is having to deal with multiple bonfires, particularly in the Dublin area. I’ll be joined shortly by a member of the service who will talk about the dangers and the cost of bonfires, but first our reporter Brian O’Connell has been looking at the issue.
For more details on where people can report bonfires, and the pre-arranged legal events that are organised around the country see here.
For well over 100 years the Dublin Fire Brigade has provided an ambulance service for the people of Dublin. Currently, the Service provides 12 ambulances, and coupled with this all Fire Service personnel are trained paramedics.
Last Friday night our reporter Brian O’Connell spent time with advanced paramedics working with the service.
Well, to our review of the weekend sport, and as it says all across today’s papers – the dream is over. Out of the Rugby World Cup with a deflating performance against Argentina, which leaves the four top southern hemisphere teams in the semi-finals, and the northern hemisphere licking its wounds and nursing its injuries.
Down, then, to the soccer, to offer us a chance at some sporting glory in the Euro 2016 playoffs.
In studio this morning were Tom McGurk, Broadcaster and Columnist with the Sunday Business Post, Denis Hickie, former rugby international of 62 caps, and Damian Lawlor, Sports writer with the Sunday Independent.
Hundreds of home repossession cases are before the courts again after the summer break, with sittings taking place in several counties. Yesterday and today there are well in excess of 100 cases listed for Cork Circuit Court and our reporter Brian O’Connell sat in on yesterday’s proceedings.
Now each year on average over 100 people drown in Ireland. The majority of these deaths happen in inland rivers and waterways. On Friday, a special ceremony will be held in Cork to commemorate people who lost their lives in the River Lee. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been speaking with some of those taking part.
Journey of Remembrance takes place from 7.30pm next Friday at the Port of Cork, and members of the public can leave flowers at the site between 3 and 5pm also that afternoon.
On average over the last decade, about 135 drown in Ireland every year.
62% of drownings are inland.
Last year 114 drowned in Ireland - 55 were accidents, 33 suicides, 25 undetermined, 1 homicide
Six children drowned in Ireland last year aged 14 and under which reflects the importance of uninterrupted child supervision.
Also, people should take training before pursuing aquatic activities and reference one of our websites, www.safetyzone.ie. This appeal comes in the wake of 114 drownings last year.