Let's Talk with Mary Claire
Athlone Red Cross say it's left in limbo after HQ freezes its bank account
The Red Cross confirmed yesterday that it had frozen a bank account connected to the branch in Athlone due to what they described as concerns that the rules of the organisation with regard to the management of charity property have not been followed. The bank account, which contains just under 2,500 euro, is understood to have contained money which was collected or local flood relief works. Volunteer Ronan Walsh, spoke to MaryClaire on Let's Talk.
What is it like to care for three children on the severe end of the autism spectrum - please support Spectrum Warriors!
MaryClaire visited Mandie Dempsey's home in Castlerea and spoke to her about her family of five children - three of whom are on the severe end of the autism spectrum. They are hoping that you can help them to raise funds to equip an extension to their house this Friday night in Hestors, Castlerea. Please visit Spectrum Warriors on Facebook to find out more and support.
Mid Shannon Flood Relief Group maintains tackling pinch points is a must
Minister Sean Canney has indicated that work will commence on a localised dredging programme near Banagher and Derryhomes to eliminate 2 obstructions or pinch points along the river. However, the Mid Shannon Flood Relief Group, believe progress will be minor unless a six key areas are addressed.
Spokespersons Michael Silke and Liam Broderick joined MaryClaire on Lets Talk.
Kevin Boxer Moran gives details on first Shannon dredging programme
While speaking on the new voluntary housing relocation scheme, Deputy Kevin 'Boxer ' Moran outlines that approval has been given to localised dredging programme south of Athlone.
Blacksmith Ventures plans for Lanesboro distillery
Brothers Peter and Michael Clancy and their sister Sheila, have submitted plans to develop a distillery in Lanesboro. They hope to locate the operation which will include a visitors centre on the site of the old post office.
Peter spoke to MaryClaire about the plans, beginning with how it all came about.
Roscommon County Council's submission on Shannon CFRAM
MaryClaire speaks to Senior Engineer Eugene Dwyer on the local authorities submission on the Shannon flood risk programme.