Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 3rd February Th

Thursday 3rd February
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

The expected further increases in Mortgage interest rate hikes was just one of the topics we covered on today’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard comment on this situation from Irish Mortgage Brokers Association spokesperson, Karl Deeter and Aoife Walsh, Respond Housing Charity.

Todays show also featured a discussion about the need for increased accountability and investment in Mental Health Services. We spoke to Orla Barry, Director, Irish Mental Health Coalition and Tony Bates, founder, Headstrong – National Centre for Youth Mental Health. We also spoke to Greystones resident and participant of Think Big Project, Sinead Keogh about her new mobile phone initiative to help young people deal with mental illness.

Today’s election coverage included a review of Fine Gael and Labour campaigns so far from reporters travelling with two of the main parties. We heard details on the betting odds on Wicklow candidates from Paddy Power political Analyst, Stuart Kenny. We heard three of main party promises being made to the Wicklow electorate from FG Candidate Deputy Andrew Doyle and Labour candidate Conal Kavanagh and Irish Times, Political Editor Stephen Collins gave us a review of the latest poll.

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