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Sean spoke to Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance and Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and callers.
Our travel correspondent Pol O’Conghaile has been looking at ghoulish options for Hallowen ranging from a tour of the Bram Stoker Dracula Museum in Dublin to Bran Castle in Transylvania and further afield to witch trials in the US. And Pol has some suggestions for those who want to go to some sunnier climes.
Glen Ding Estate was built in Blessington by Wicklow County Council six years ago. However, from the beginning the residents have been beset by flooding and dampness and, even today, eighteen of the damaged houses remain empty. Valerie Cox has been to Glen Ding to see the damage and she spoke to Sean.
The details change, as does the location, but the general story remains the same. There's George Best swigging from a bottle of champagne in a swanky hotel with a beautiful, semi-naked young woman reclining on a bed, money strewn everywhere and he asks – ‘Where did it all go wrong?’ The question haunts the biographer of Immortal – The Approved Biography of George Best.
September 14, marked the 50th anniversary of the late star’s debut for Manchester United when he stepped onto the Old Trafford pitch at 17 to make his debut against West Bromwich Albion. Immortal charts the rise of George Best from a boy whose shoes were always falling apart due to kicking a football to celebrity footballer and slow descent into alcoholism which eventually killed him.
Sean spoke to the author Duncan Hamilton.
Immortal – The Approved Biography of George Best by Duncan Hamilton. It is published by Century and is priced at £12.99.
Michael O'Regan, Irish Times
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Presenter: Sean O'Rourke