Car-free cities on RTE Brainstorm

RTÉ Brainstorm“We’ve built a car-dependent society.”

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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Opening with Joni Mitchell’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, this week’s RTÉ Brainstorm reminds us of the impact cars have on our cities. Essentially we’ve traded birds, bees and trees for parking lots. Olf Straumeyer, geographer from NUIG and David O’Connor, planner from TUD, joined Ella McSweeney to explore how, and why, we might make Irish cities car-free.

Chris Donovan shares his experience of PTSD

Chris Donovan“You’re living like a soldier in a civilian world”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Former member of the Irish Defence Forces, Chris Donovan, shared his experience of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of traumatic scenes he witnessed whilst on numerous tours in Lebanon.