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    A Look at Rural Towns in the Economic Recovery

    Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

    Paddy starts a series asking if rural Ireland is seeing any signs of recovery.

    This week Paddy O'Gorman spoke with business owners and publicans about their town of Claremorris.



    Paddy O'Gorman spoke with people outside the Frascati Shopping Centre in Blackrock, Dublin who were wearing a poppy. He asked them why they were wearing them.


    Soccer and Mental Health

    Paddy O'Gorman went along to Cabra where in the Deaf Village facilities is a weekly soccer game held for people suffering with their mental health takes place. In association with the Football Association of Ireland and the Dublin North City Mental Health Services, Paddy spoke with those taking part and occupational therapist, Laura Maloney.


    Drogheda Courts

    Paddy O'Gorman was in Drogheda at the courts where he met with those that were up for speeding and more.


    Cash Exchange

    Paddy O'Gorman spoke to people who use Cash Exchange shops to sell their goods so as to get a bit of cash when needed. The option is there for them to buy back at a later date. Others he spoke to were planning for Christmas and buying TVs, others were selling jewellery to have other pieces resized.



    Busking in Dublin

    Paddy O'Gorman has been hearing how you may now need a licence in order to busk on the streets of Dublin. He met with a variety of buskers to get their opinions on the proposed licencing system.


    TD Clinics

    There are fewer TDs doing walk-in clinics than was once the case, but Paddy O'Gorman found the clinics he attended to be busy.

    In Co Kildare, Emmet Stagg TD of the Labour Party holds a number of regular clinics every week in various parts of his constituency. Between 11 a m and 1 p m every Friday, he sits in Clane Co Kildare in Mazor's Bar. Paddy waited outside in the car park in the rain and spoke to whoever would speak to him about why they had just been in to see the TD.

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