Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 21 May 2014
Medical Cards Review
We won’t make any decisions now, but we’ll review things after the election.
That was the government line yesterday on the medical cards crisis that threatened to overwhelm their election campaign.
Kevin Shorthall’s daughter Louise was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012 and has been battling with the HSE since then to secure a medical card.
Sean was also joined by Pat Clarke of Down Syndrome Ireland and by Andy Nason, whose daughter Moya has cerebral palsy. The HSE is now demanding more information about her condition.
Abolition of Town Councils
Well if they were still around today, the councillors of the fictional town of Ballymagash from Hall’s Pictorial Weekly would be headed for political history...a victim of a shake-up of local government by Minister Phil Hogan...for the age of the town council has come to an end.
Sean was joined in studio by Independent TD and former member of Leixlip Town Council, Catherine Murphy and by Eugene McGee, former Editor of the Longford Leader and while in our Limerick Studio, we have Dr Matthew Potter of Limerick City Archives.