Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 8 January 2014
Residents of Finuge in north Kerry last week took the unusual step of putting ‘For Sale’ signs up outside many houses in the parish in protest at proposals to erect 10 windmills in the Ballyhorgan area.
The residents say that if the plans go ahead, the area will be home to some of the tallest windmills in the country, and that many locals will sell up and leave.
Sean was joined by environmental consultant Brian Keville who is working with the developers of the project, Stacks Mountain Windfarm Limited and our reporter Brian O’Connell who was in Kerry yesterday visiting some of the locals who have concerns.
Nowadays, no matter where you go, whether it’s a coffee shop, bar or train you see hands swiping and flickering eyes checking their phones constantly. Smart phones are a wonderful modern device and people can become addicted and obsessed with this essential communications tool, but what effect has it on our memory?
Joining Sean was Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin.
The Television Industry
We continued our occasional series of features on the state of the Irish television industry. With Sean in studio was Glen Killane, who has been MD of RTE television since June 2010.
He’s had a tumultuous period at the helm. The recession has caused a massive slump in the station’s revenue from advertising. But, on a more positive note, Love/Hate has been one of the most successful and highly-rated series RTE television has ever produced.