Liveline Wednesday 19 February 2014
David lives in Ballycroy Co. Mayo. A giant sperm whale washed up on his local beach 10 days ago. It is 50 foot long and weighs abut 20 tonne. Mayo County Council won't bury it and the smell of its rotting corpse is making life unbearable for locals.
Treasa has very bad teeth. Most of them are rotten through neglect and she can't get any help to treat them. She has a medical card and can get extractions but that is not the solution. Gillian can sympathise, she has severe epilepsy and she lost all her teeth 4 years ago. The long term use of medication also caused her teeth to rot.
Alison was listening to Christy on air yesterday about his stolen taxi. Alison lives in the same area and has been burgled twice. She tells Joe her story.
Helens son was on the Aer Lingus flight last Friday which was due to fly from Dublin to Heathrow at 5.30pm. The flight took off eventually at 8.45pm but was diverted back to Dublin at 12.20am. Helen was worried sick and didn't know what had happened. Her issue is with the information available to families on the ground and the flight information helpline.
Alberts grandson travels as an unaccompanied minor from America regularly. He tells Joe the process that he goes through.
Continuing our discussion about the hidden history of Ireland the presence of plaques around the country....The Liveline listeners are wondering why there is no plaque in memory of Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander, the woman who wrote the hymn "All Things Bright and Beautiful".
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