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Waterford Beaches Crowded at the Weekend - Deise Today Monday 10th August

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There were reports over the weekend of overcrowding at some of Waterford's most popular beaches, including Bonmahon and Tramore. On todays show Maria speaks to Michael Murphy, the area representative for Bonmahon as well as Tramore barman Kieran Doyle.

We also look at how the local lockdowns in Kildare, Offaly and Laois will work with Irish Times corespondent Paul Cullen and WIT economsit Ray Griffin.

Thousands of android phone users have deleted the Covid tracker app, claiming it drains their battery. Maria speaks to Irish Examiner technology correspondent Adrian Wreckler.


And Mark Fitzgerald, the National Bus and Rail Union representative for Waterford responds to claims that some Tramore routes were cancelled due to driver illness. The claim was made by Green Party TD Marc O Cathasaigh on the programme last week.

In the second part of the show Maria speaks to Jennifer, a terminally ill woman who is waiting to transfer from her council house since 2015. Maria also speaks to independent councillor Joe Kelly about Jennifer's situation.

Sports reporter Nigel Kelly looks back on a weekend of sport and he also has the latest on Waterford FC.


And Maria also hears from the owners of The Pier Cafe in Tramore which recently won a Tripadvisor award for customer care.