This week’s programme hears a claim that the East Coast is every bit as good and attractive as the South and West coastalines and that people from all parts of the country should be more appreciative of it. The programme also discusses the problems for seabirds running short of food because fishermen will be prevented from discarding fish at sea under EU rules and reports on the building of Ireland’s first Shannon class lifeboat, named in honour of ireland’s biggest river, hears about a new lifeboat base on Lough Derg, developments in Enniskillen and recalls when Youghal’s lifeboat used a railway. There is also a feature about steamships on the River Boyne. It is presented by Tom MacSweeney.
12 Nov 2014