Back in March Brian O'Connell visited the Spring Lane Halting Site, a dwelling made to accommodate ten families, with 35 living there. Brian revisited the site recently to see whether conditions had improved nine months later. Having contacted Cork City Council they said improvements were to commence shortly, when asked to clarify when that was Brian did not receive a response.
It has been a difficult week for the Government so presumably the hierarchies in both Fine Gael and Labour would have preferred if Dublin South East TD Eoghan Murphy had not stood up in the Dáil yesterday to express his concerns over Irish Water and the economic management council.
Brian O'Connell was at the Blackpool retail park in Cork where over 200 protesters had gathered ahead of an Taoiseach's visit there. Brian spoke with those gathered in the wet conditions.