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Episode 25 – What’s Happening in the Coast Guard?

JOHN O’MAHONY, CHAIRMAN OF THE IRISH COAST GUARD VOLUNTEERS REPRESENTATIVE ASSOCIATION

On this edition of the MARITIME IRELAND RADIO SHOW, bringing you incisive and comprehensive coverage of maritime affairs in Ireland, there is an extensive interview with the Chairman of the new representative association for Irish Coast Guard volunteers discussing —- just what is happening in the Coast Guard, with the standing down of one of its most experienced Units, at Doolin in County Clare. John O’Mahony talks about his service in the Coast Guard, the upset caused to volunteers dismissed from Units in local areas, the level of communications and the difficulties in contacts between management and volunteers. Outlining why the new association has been set up, he says these issues are are creating operational problems in a vital maritime lifesaving service. The programme also asks – Are seagulls losing the run of themselves and reports on how anglers cope with weather changes.

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