MORNING FOCUS TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
Ironically, the weekend’s anti-water charge protests in Ennis, Shannon and Limerick, and indeed many other places around the country, took place in torrential downpours. However, this didn’t dampen the spirits of the estimated 1500,000 protesters, who sent a clear message to the Government that Irish Water is not the way to go. We spoke to some of the organisers and protesters who attended the march yesterday this morning some of our local TD’s speak to us on the issue. John was joined by Fianna Fails Timmy Dooley and Fine Gaels Joe Carey to debate the issue.
A leading member of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has appealed to the Irish bishops to ignore a new directive from the Vatican which threatens "untold damage" by changing the way the sign of peace is performed at Mass. Fr Brendan Hoban criticised a directive from the Congregation of Divine Worship in Rome, which forbids priests from leaving the altar to exchange the sign of peace with the congregation, including families at a funeral. Fr Tom Ryan Parish Priest of Shannon spoke to us about the issue.