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RTE refuses expenses to Limerick flood victims

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Previous articlePensioner admits sexual assault on two year old infantNext articleAfghani Police learn from Limerick Youth Service and Community Policing Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsCommunityRTE refuses expenses to Limerick flood victimsBy Staff Reporter – February 11, 2014 875 Linkedin WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday TAGSfeaturedfloodsfull-imageMusic Limerickrte Facebook Printcenter_img by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] flood victims who were asked to appear on RTE’s Prime Time programme to highlight the devastation in St Mary’s Park were told they wouldn’t be given expenses to cover the cost of travel to Dublin.The national broadcaster has been strongly criticised for its refusal to pay travel expenses to the residents of Kings Island who lost their homes and personal belongings when the Shannon burst its banks.Local area representative Cllr Maurice Quinlivan has said that when the residents learned they would have very little input to the programme, they felt they couldn’t go, as they had to fund the trip themselves.“They now feel let down. They wanted to express their feeling and report their experiences of the devastating flood that destroyed their homes.“Shortly after RTE gave the IONA institute almost €80,000, it is really scandalous that they can’t give any expenses to flood victims invited to Prime Time. This is really shameful.“Obviously helping flood victims to travel and tell their story would be the decent thing to do. RTE rushed to give money to IONA, a payment that most people believe is misplaced”, he said.The Northside Sinn Fein councillor asked if RTÉ was really aware of what happened if they expected people to pay to travel to Dublin a little over a week after their homes were destroyed and most of their processions lost in sewage contaminated water.“It seems clear that the national broadcaster does not realise that most people affected by the flooding have lost everything”, he said.The programme aired on RTE one this Tuesday night. Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Twitter Emaillast_img read more

DNR Investigating Death At Muscatatuck Refuge

first_imgAuthorities are investigating the death of a North Vernon man that occurred on the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge yesterday.The body of Elmer Bowling, 66, was discovered by a couple walking near the Sandhill Parking Lot around noon.Indiana Conservation Officers say the preliminary investigation indicates the death was self-inflicted. No foul play is suspected.last_img