From top: Interior of bus: Cork’s 96FM’s PJ Coogan (lefgt) with Patrick (centre) and Adrian Walsh
Cork’s 96FM Opinion Line with PJ Coogan.
PJ Coogan speaking to Patrick Walsh and his son Adrian, who have been living in a disused bus near a river just 15 minutes from Cork City Centre.
Deirdre O’Shaughnessy writes:
They heat the bus with diesel from their van. They use a chemical toilet, and they wash in the nearby river, which regularly floods. The windows of the bus blew in during the recent stormy weather.
Adrian has a brain injury and has numerous medical problems. His mother, who used to wash clothes and cook for the men, died suddenly in May.
They are currently receiving assistance from Saint Vincent de Paul and Headway but their situation is looking increasingly desperate as Winter approaches…