Episode 82: A Current Affair – Climate March

Today’s show casts some light on the local events of the Global Climate Strike which took place all over the world yesterday. Leitrim didn’t miss out on the opportunity for it’s citizens to show it’s desire for change.

Over 100 people joined the march from the community school sports complex through the town and to the finish of the event at the County Council offices. The marchers were given a guard of honour by a few hundred children from the local primary school who had prepared their own banners and chants to show their own opinions on the issue.

A number of speakers addressed the crowd outside Aras an Chontae on the banks of the River Shannon including Leslie O’Hara and Aideen McLoughlin. After the dust had settled I spoke to both of them about their involvement in the march and the work done by the Leitrim Environmental Network and the Good Energy Alliance across the county.

I also spoke to Ellie McDonagh, a 16 year old Leaving Cert student, from Carrick Community School who spoke about her reasons for participating in the march and why more people her age need to stand up and speak out about climate change.

In terms of other changes, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the gym recently, trying to have another attempt to shift some weight and regain some of the fitness that I’ve lost over the last four years of little to no activity. I’m joined by my trainer James McDowell to discuss my progress over the last three months, what type of exercises I’ve been doing and how I’ve been getting on.


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