MORNING FOCUS THURSDAY 30TH OCTOBER
ALONE, the charity that supports older people in need, has condemned the fifteen week waiting lists currently facing Fair Deal Scheme applicants. ALONE believe that nursing homes are not always the answer, and strive to keep older people living within the community by providing suitable accommodation, home supports and social outlets. ALONE’s model of supportive housing in the community makes sense to the individual, community and the economy. Director of Nursing St. Terea's Nursing home Kilrush Yvonne Moroney and Sean Moynihan Chief Executive Officer of ALONE spoke with john about the issue.
In the run up to Halloween, Clare County Council is urging members of the public not to supply any waste material to persons who do not hold a valid waste collection permit. Clare County Fire and Rescue Service says that substantial costs are incurred each Halloween in responding to bonfire-related incidents, as well as cleaning up after bonfires have taken place. In 2013, the Fire Service attended 7 bonfires at a cost of €8,800. Ger Fallon, Clare County Assistant Chief Fire Officer, detailed the dangerous side of Halloween with John.