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    Refugees: Valerie Cox in Kos

    Valerie Cox is on the island of Kos volunteering with the Irish Red Cross, she spoke to Sean of tales of being ripped off, a husband and son arriving in a rubber dinghy - his wife and daughter killed in a bomb back home and some tales of cheers.



    Weekend Sport

    Now, as we heard earlier, yesterday brought back-to-back All Ireland’s for Cork on Camogie Finals day, with a seven-point win over Galway while Waterford took the Intermediate title and Laois the juniors.

    It was a busy weekend in sport elsewhere as well.

    Djokovic has taken his third major of 2015 with US Open victory last night and in the soccer, Mourinho has a meltdown, the bragging rights are in Manchester as United beat Liverpool, and Leicester pull off a stunning comeback against local rivals Aston Villa.

    Joining Sean in studio were soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy, Wexford Camogie player Mags D’Arcy, and Damian Lawlor of the Sunday Independent.




    Yesterday there was another tragedy off the Greek island of lEBOS as refugees drowned while attempting to reach the Greek shores.  Valerie Cox is on the island of Kos.  This is just the latest in a series of tragedies and she joined Sean on the line. 

    Back here at home, groups all over the country have been gathering in a massive fund raising effort with the focus on the people living in Calais. And this weekend, the volunteers have been as busy as ever. Evelyn O’Rourke visited just one of the collection points to find out more.

    Visit their Facebook page here.

    Garrett Mullan and Killian Raynor

    Donations for those stuck in Calais



    Keep Our Priest

    The shortage of Catholic priests around the country is resulting in the downgrading of some parishes, the amalgamation of others and the complete loss of a priest in some areas. Last night there was a public meeting in the village of Ballymore in Co. Westmeath to protest against the loss of their priest and the fact that from the end of the month there will only be one weekly Mass in the parish. Valerie Cox was there.


    Banking Inquiry

    Sarah Bardon had the latest from this morning's Banking Inquiry.


    Rural Crime in Ashford, Co. Wicklow

    Last Monday we brought you a report onm rural crime in Broadford, East Clare. This morning we move to Ashford, Co. Wicklow where a 50 year old grandmother was attacked in her own home by an intruder in the early hours of the morning. Valerie Cox has been speaking to her. 

    If you have any information please call the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111


    Family Courts

    August should have been a quiet month in the family law courts as they were closed for all but emergency hearings but, as Valerie Cox reports, the applicants never stopped coming.


    Mortgage Problems

    Over the past year we have covered many cases of people in danger of or losing their homes when they can no longer pay the mortgage. This morning we're going to bring you two stories of very ordinary people who got into trouble with their mortgages, who have gone through hell but, who have come out the other end and got a deal with their banks.

    Val Cox has been meeting them.

    Visit the Phoenix Project here

    Phone: 1850 20 30 40 or email:


    Food Parcels

    The economy may be improving, the jobless figures are down but, on the downside, 1,700 people are queuing for food parcels every Wednesday morning at the Capuchin Day Centre in Bow Street in Dublin. Yesterday morning Val Cox was there.

    And if anyone wants to donate to Br Kevin to keep those food parcels coming. You can donate to their account at the Bank Of Ireland, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

    Account Name Capuchin Day Centre

    Account No. 82128752

    Sort Code 90-00-92

    IBAN IE 12 BOFI 9000 9282 1287 52


    For donations telephone
    Bro. Kevin or Theresa at (01) 8720770



    On July 22nd we spoke to Jane, a young mother who was forced to move from her home in Clondalkin after a racist attack in which her car tyres were slashed and racist slogans were daubed on her home.  Valerie Cox has been catching up with her.

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