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This morning.

On Cork’s 96FM Opinion Line With Pj Coogan.

Deirdre O’Shaughnessy writes:

Issouf Kone (top) from Cobh [County Cork] was a talented athlete who dreamed of playing football professionally.

At just 21, his dreams were shattered when a blood clot led to his leg being amputated.

Although he has a prosthesis, it’s too uncomfortable for him to walk for long and he dreams of being able to cycle around the hills of Cobh as he once did.

Issouf spoke to PJ Coogan (above) on air today: He’s fundraising for a better prosthesis but it could cost approx €70,000.


From left: Fergal Barry, Jonathan Sugarman and PJ Coogan, presenter of The Opinion Line on Cork’s 96FM this morning.

RTÉ won’t touch him.

But they’re made of sterner stuff in Cork.

Fergal Barry writes:

This morning PJ Coogan conducted the first live radio interview with banking whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman The Opinion Line with PJ Coogan on 96FM

May I particularly call your attention to 37 minutes into the interview where Jonathan speaks of the danger of banks in the IFSC plunging Ireland into a fresh bailout, possibly much larger than the one we are experiencing.

Listen here


The Opinion Line With PJ Coogan

Previously: Thank You, Mr Sugarman


From top: Interior of Cork’s Washington Street courthouse; John Carmody on Cork’s 96fm Opinion Line.

Dee writes:

Animal rights activist John Carmody spoke on the Opinion Line today to condemn the shooting dead of a pigeon that was “out of control” at the courthouse on Washington Street, Cork…


“Last week a pigeon entered Washington Street Courthouse and positioned itself around the dome of the building for the entirety of the day.The pigeon was suffering from being trapped indoors, and was not. responding to any attempt to lure it down and out of the building.As the courthouse dome is approximately 60 feet from the ground floor, it was impossible to catch the bird. The bird became distressed and an animal control specialist team were sent for.They had no option but to humanely use an air pellet to put the bird out of its misery.”

Statement from Courts Service.