Dementia describes a range of conditions that cause damage to our brain. I can affect memory, thinking, language and our ability to perform everyday tasks. A pilot project in South Tipperary has been one of four nationally to look at new ways of helping persons living with dementia remain at home for longer. Our reporter Brian O’Connell met with some of those being helped by the project.
They say that prisoners do time on the inside, while their families do time on the outside. The St Nicholas Trust was set up in response to the needs of relatives of people sent to prison. Our reporter Brian O’Connell met with some families the trust has helped and also spoke to people about the challenges families face when a loved one is jailed.
One hundred years ago today, the 7th of May, 1915, the RMS Lusitania was on the homestretch after a long voyage from New York to Liverpool. It was 18 miles off the coast of Kinsale and passengers were beginning to gather on deck. It was the first sight of land for some Irish passengers who hadn’t seen home for years.
However, lurking in the waters was a German u boat. It fired a torpedo leading to the loss of 1,198 lives.
Joining Sean in studio was Dr Paul Rouse, of the school of history and archives at UCD and of the Century Ireland project.
And this week our reporter Brian O’Connell has been to Cobh and Kinsale meeting relatives of some of those who were on the Lusitania during its fateful voyage. Brian joined Sean to talk about the many families who will be gathering today in Cobh.
It used to be that a short back and sides was the height of male grooming. Well not any more it seems, as more and more barber shops are offering an increasing list of services for men, from eyebrow tinting to sculpted hair designs and tight razor cuts.
We sent our reporter Brian O’Connell to look at the rise in barber shops and indulge in a bit of male grooming.
Administered in medicine as a tranquiliser, the drug ketamine has been used for recreational purposes for decades. But recently, authorities in the UK and the US have been concerned at harmful side effects of the drug. So what is ketamine and how prevalent is misuse of the drug in Ireland? Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been looking into this for us.
Brian also went to the Emergency Department at the Mercy Hospital in Cork and met with Dr Chris Luke.
Detective Sergeant Brian Roberts from the Garda National Drug Unit joined Sean on the line.