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Liveline Wednesday 30th January 2013



Discussion and debate with Joe Duffy

Brendan was walking yesterday near the Connaught Gold hardware premises when the tragedy happened. The weather conditions at the time were appalling.

Noel works as a council work, he found a pay slip from 2008 and is shocked at the amount of deductions in his salary since then.

Trigeminal Neuralgia was spoken about again today. Maura told us the next meeting of the support group will be on the 2nd of March at the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght at 2p.m.

Peter asked Liveline listeners to keep an eye out for his Ivor Williams horsebox which was stolen last Thursday.

Tragic deaths in hardware store

Brendan says he walks 4 miles everyday......the walk takes them along a canal path that runs along the back of the Connaught Gold hardware premises in Longford. When they were walking behind the premises at the time he noticed the two side doors open. The full force of that wind was gusting through. The weather conditions were awful. They heard and saw ambulances. What a tragic accident. In 2001 he was helping his brother in law build an extension on his house when a wall fell on him and shattered his pelvis. He had to have 2 operations to re-build it. Wanted to extend his condolences to the families of the two men who died.

Morale at work

Noel works for a local council as a truck driver/road sweeper since 2001. Recently he found a pay slip from 2008. The difference was unbelievable. He pay has nearly halfed in 4 years. Worries if there are anymore cuts he just won't be able to pay his bills. He is in constant contact with his bank to restructure his mortgage to keep up with the paymens. When the new water charges and household charge comes in he just won't be able to pay them.

Trigeminal Neuralgia & other neurological conditions

Trigeminal Neuralgia was still the topic a lot of Liveline listeners wanted to discuss. Anne told us the pain was so bad for her she eventually went to London for treatment. Last August she had Cyber knife therapy which is not available in Ireland. Philip told us he has Glossopharyngeal which is slight different to T.N. the pain is in your throat rather than your face. He had surgery which entailed sparating the blood vessels that were affected from the nerves. Avril told us the pain was so bad some times she would be physically sick. She had surgery to try and remedy the symptoms. Her sister also suffers with it. Gemma told us she has Fibromyalgia for 22 years. She says it is a poorly understood disorder which causes a stiff, brunging pain in or near the joints. The next meeting of the Trigeminal Neuralgia support group takes place Saturday 2nd March at the Maldron hotel in Tallaght at 2 p.m.

Victim of theft

Peter told us that he had a horsebox stolen last Thursday night - 12 feet by 6 - the make is Ivor Williams....was stolen from close to Edenderry Co Offaly. It was in Peter's farmyard which is about half a mile from his house. They turned up and cut the chains on the horsebox and took the gates off the yard to get the horsebox out. It would have taken them a good bit of time to do all that. He paid €4,500 for it second hand. He really needs it now because he has sheep lambing and has no way to transport them from the field down into the shed. Reported it to the gardai in Edenderry when they discovered it was missing after 7am the following morning. It's a big loss. He's a small farmer and this is his sole inc


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