A new invention in comfort design for car safety belts.

Jim Flanagan at his workshop in Ballymoe Village on the Galway-Roscommon border shows RTÉ News his latest invention. The device is a simple cushion for a car seat belt. Jim Flanagan's wife Nuala works with him to promote and sell the new comfort cushion. The couple are convinced that this invention will be a commercial success.

Like many great inventions, Jim Flanagan got the idea from his wife who was complaining that her seat belt was giving her trouble.

It's simple and effective. A cushion which fits on the seat belt and takes the pressure off.

Roscommon County Development Manager Tom Lynch agrees that this idea has a degree of commercial viability and is working with the couple to make their product a success.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 April 1986. The reporter is Alasdair Jackson.