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    E-Cigarettes

    Paddy O'Gorman has been speaking to those who use e-cigarettes finding out if they work or not, how they compare to the real thing and how much people are saving as a result of using them. 

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    Turkeys at Christmas

    Near Maynooth, Co Kildare, Paddy O'Gorman visited Ger Myler's farm. He keeps cattle the year round, this is obviously a time when there's a strong demand for turkeys. He has about 3000 there. First thing Paddy had to do was put on protective footwear so as not to bring any diseases in to the birds on his shoes, then Ger brought him in to his turkey shed.

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    Welfare Payments

    Paddy O'Gorman has been down in Dun Laoghaire speaking to social welfare recipients on getting a little extra in their December payment. Paddy met with people while shopping and those collecting their payment in the post office.

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    Homelessness

    Paddy O'Gorman went into town early this morning to meet with those who are homeless sleeping around the Custom House. He spoke with them about sleeping rough, how they came about being homeless and about the death of John Corrie, who was found yesterday morning on Molesworth St.

    Cathal Morgan, Director of Homeless Dublin gave out the following Outreach Service phone number which you are invited to call should you feel concern over a person who is homeless - 086 813 9015.

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    Money Lenders

    The Credit Unions are becoming more cautious, they are under pressure from the Central Bank causing people to go to money lenders and load companies. Paddy O'Gorman has been to meet with those that use money lenders and told him why they use them and how much they are paying back each week.

     

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    A Look at Rural Towns in the Economic Recovery

    Paddy O'Gorman has been meeting business people in various Irish towns, recently he has been to Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, and again explored the town, calling into various businesses. Enniscorthy has suffered with flooding recently with the Slaney swelling up and engulfing the middle of the town and again last Friday a lot of the country experienced flooding again, including Enniscorthy.

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    A Look at Rural Towns in the Economic Recovery

    Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

    Paddy O'Gorman visited Cootehill in Co. Cavan in the latest installment of his series of visits to rural towns around Ireland to see what signs of recovery are there. Brian Hughes who runs a hardware there walked Paddy about the town.  

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    Bray Court

    Paddy O'Gorman has been to the courts in Bray where driving offences and drug addicts were up on the day he visited. He spoke to one man who had his driving licence restored - he'd been taken off the road for drug driving having been found speeding. He tells Paddy that he's corrected all his issues and hopefully never again will he do it again.

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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.

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    Poppies

    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.

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