Episode 11: A Current Affair – Cllrs Enda McGloin & Felim Gurn
This week Breifne is joined by another two members of Leitrim County Council to go through the pressing issues of the day. Chairman of the County Council, Cllr Enda McGloin (Fine Gael) & Cllr Felim Gurn (Independent) are discussing the Forestry issue, the EU Mercosur Trade Deal and the rising cost of insurance.
First, Enda McGloin is asked about the vacancy created by the withdrawal of Gerry Reynolds from the Fine Gael nomination for the general election, and he speaks about his ambition to seek the nomination.
Felim reminds us of the impact of 90,000 tons of Brazilian beef into the EU will have on Irish farmers while Enda and Felim discuss the situation with the serious shortage of respite care for those with special needs across the county.
With the news of local events cancelled due to the cost of insurance, Enda spoke about the work done by Pearse Doherty TD to expose the claims made by the insurance companies to explain increased premiums. A viral video early this week showed the deputy quizzing the CEO’s of the major firms and destroyed their entire argument in a matter of minutes. Cllr Gurn suggested that people who make fraudulent claims must be pursued and prosecuted.
The new traffic management scheme with the one way system on Park Lane and the Leitrim Road in Carrick on Shannon will become permanent in the coming weeks. Cllr McGloin spoke of the requirement to seriously consider the impact of the current traffic situation and the pros and cons of building a bypass.