Friday, May 30, 2014

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 30th May

Friday 30th May The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard a review of the papers from Mary Fogarty and Graham O’Neill, Wicklow Voice and we discussed the latest on the medical card controversy with local GP Dr Ciara Kelly. We were also joined in studio by Gardener Padraig Horkan who filled us in on Bloom 2014 and gave tips on roses. 11am –midday •We were joined by Science Journalist Sean Duke who told us why cynics may be more likely to suffer from dementia while women with husky voices may be less likely to be hired and we also returned to our discussion about Rathnew Cottage Cemetery with Cllrs John Snell and Pat Kavanagh.
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Man Dies In Custody In The North

The North's Police Ombudsman is investigating the death of a man in a cell at Lisburn police station. It's understood the man - who was in his late twenties - was arrested late last night. Investigators have been at the police station all night and have spoken to the man's family.

Relations Between Gardai And GSOC Strained over Latest Fatal Collision

It's being reported that a row has erupted between the garda watchdog and the force over a fatal crash yesterday in Dublin. GSOC says they should have been alerted earlier. A 43-year-old woman died in a collision and a 26-year-old man is critical after their car hit a lamp post at Fairview. The vehicle was being followed by Gardai when it went out of control at ten to two in the morning. Officers examined the crash scene and made the street safe before reporting the incident to GSOC, in apparent breach of protocol. The ombudsman was formally notified the case was being referred at 7.30am, meaning GSOC's investigators only arrived on scene at 9am, after the street reopened to traffic. According to the Irish Times, the relationship between the two parties has come under renewed strain as a result.

24 Hour Strike At Aer Lingus Underway

A 24 hour strike by Aer Lingus cabin crew is underway at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports. The strike, which began at midnight, has come about as a result of an ongoing row over rosters. On the Friday of a bank holiday weekend Aer Lingus would normally carry around 40,000 passengers. Most of today's Aer Lingus flights have been cancelled - but extra flights have been scheduled for Saturday, and its estimated this dispute could cost their airline up to 10 million euro. Pickets have been placed on Cork, Dublin, and Shannon Airports since midnight. The 1200 cabin crew represented by IMPACT will march through Dublin Airport to Aer Lingus headquarters this morning, to hand in a letter to management explaining their problem with the rostering system. members of the pilots union IALPA are expected to march in solidarity with their colleagues. Michael Landers is assistant general secretary of IMPACT: IMPACT has accepted an invitation from Aer Lingus to talks, but a date hasn't yet been set.

Motorists Urged To Slow Down Over Bank Holiday Weekend

Motorists in Wicklow and surrounding counties are being urged to drive with care this weekend. The June Bank Holiday is regarded as the most dangerous weekend of the year on Irish roads. Figures show that five people lost their lives and five were seriously injured last year - while six lost their lives and 11 were seriously injured in 2012. So far 74 people have been killed in collisions nationwide since January - that's one more person than this time last year.

ASTI Welcomes Invite To Talks From Education Minister

The ASTI has welcomed an invitation from the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn to the teacher unions, for talks on changes to the Junior Cycle. The secondary teachers' union had presented the Minister with a petition signed by almost 10-thousand members opposing the Minister's new programme. The Association said it's vital that students are placed at the centre of Junior Cycle reform, and that the assessment of students is fair, impartial, transparent and consistent.

Derry Hotel Targeted With Explosive Device

The reception area of a hotel in Derry has been damaged after an explosive device was left inside. It went off as experts were trying to make it safe. Police say the quick reaction of hotel staff prevented a possible tragedy.

Second Contender For Labour Leader Position Expected To Be Declared Today

Alex White is expected to announce his bid for the leadership of the Labour Party later. The junior health minister will face off against Joan Burton. Meanwhile at least three TDs are considering running for Deputy Leader - a position for which there are already three contenders. Sean Sherlock, Alan Kelly and Michael McCarthy are already running - they could yet be joined by Dominic Hannigan, Ciara Conway, and Arthur Spring.

Bausch And Lomb Staff To Find Out Their Fate In Mid June

Staff at Bausch and Lomb in Waterford will find out in the middle of June if they're to lose their jobs or taking a pay cut. 200 positions are to go at the contact lens maker, with a risk that the remaining 900 jobs will be shed unless workers accept a 20 per cent pay cut. The Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton says the government will propose substantial financial support in order to secure the plant's future in Waterford.

Three Held After Armed Raid In Cork

Three people are in custody, following a robbery at a filling station in Cork City last night. Two masked men armed with knives held up staff at a service station on Leitrim Street and stole a quantity of cash, just before half eight. The men left the scene in a car, which was driven by another man and had a female passenger. A garda car patrolling in the area stopped the car and arrested a woman and two men, ranging in ages from late 20s to mid 40s. Another man escaped on foot. Gardaí recovered knives, balaclavas and cash in the car.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 29th May

Thursday 29th May The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We spoke to Independent Group Political Correspondent Niall O’Connor about the Labour Party leadership and we heard about the 3 and O2 merger and the issues with the find my phone app from John Kennedy, Editor of Silicon Republic. We were also joined in studio by local teacher Aine Magillycuddy who talked about her new Irish Grammar App which would be helpful with exam students. 11am -midday •We were joined by Pain and Movement specialist Mags Clarke Smith ahead of her information evening for Chronic pain management in the Glenview tonight, for more information see www.resolvingchronicpain.com. We were also joined by Vet Pete Wedderburn to talk about spaying and rescue dogs and the students behind the new Youth Café opening in Wicklow town this weekend, for more information contact Alison Fox, Youth Officer, Kildare & Wicklow Education & Training Board. Tel; 0404 32657
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The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 28th May

Wednesday 28th May The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We spoke to Lisa Domcian, Wicklow mum of two children with Autism about her struggles with access to services and her disappointment at her handling by the Government and we were joined in studio by Councillor Tom Fortune who talked about leaving the Labour Party and being re-elected as an Independent. We were also joined in studio by Sorcha Murphy, Escape Boutique who talked about Kimye’s wedding and we met local student Josh Hayes ahead of his appearance on Young Dragons Den this Sunday night. We also heard a sneak preview of Bloom from Wicklow Gardener Padriag Horken 11am -midday •We were joined by Sinn Fein Councillor John Snell who talked about the demolition of Rathnew cemetery cottage and we also spoke to Mags Mullarney of move4parkinsons about their popup café and choir they are hoping to set up for people who suffer with parkinsons. We were in joined in studio by Wicklow musician and producer Gavin Ralston and also singers Scott Maher and Colm Lynch who performed live and chatted about the launch of Gavins new music Label ‘Silverwood Music’.
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The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 27th May

Tuesday 27th May The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard reaction to the resignation of Eamon Gilmore as leader of the Labour Party from local Labour Deputy Anne Ferris and we also spoke to the Countys first two female Sinn Fein Councillors, Mary McDonald and Nicola Lawless about their successful campaigns and their plans for the County. We also spoke to Irish Independent Crime Reporter Paul Williams about the discovery of two bodies on an Island off Cavan. 11am -midday •We were joined by newly elected Independent Councillors Jennifer Whitmore and Brendan Thornhill and Money Watchdog John Diskin joined us in studio to talk about how Credit Unions may be soon taking on banks with the provision of Debit cards. We were also joined in studio by Wexford band Corner Boy and spoke to Lorraine Aspill from Daisy Cottage Farm in Wicklow talked about being shortlisted as having Irelands best scone.
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Monday, May 26, 2014

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan Monday 26th May

Monday 26th May The Morning Show with Declan Meehan 10- 11am •We heard details on the Local and National picture after most of the seats were filled from the local elections and the EU count continues. We also spoke to Deputies Andrew Doyle and Anne Ferris about their respective parties. We were also joined by Fitness consultant Helen Walsh who gave us tips on achieving a flat tummy and the importance of a good diet to stay in shape. 11am -midday •We were joined by Parenting Coach Marian Byrne who gave advice on dealing with exam stress and we chatted to Councillors Pat Fitzgerald, Joe Behan Gerry O’Neill about their success over the weekend. We were also joined in studio by Author Sinead Crowley about her book ‘Can somebody help Me’.
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