A Monaghan man says his conscience has been left "stinging" over a recent encounter at a local bus station.
In a letter to the Joe Finnegan Show, the Monaghan man encountered a teenage girl who was left stranded in the rain from the evening before, with no phone services, money and barely able to speak.
According to the local man, his "instincts" advised him to offer the young female food, shelter and warm clothes at his home where she could also charge her phone, however he highlighted the "pragmatic" side of that action would "not be appropriate" for a middle-aged man.
As a result, that man said he was left with "no other option" but to give the young woman money for food and warned that the "human side" of caring for one another "is gone."
Speaking on the matter, Monaghan journalist, John McGuirk described the situation as "very sad" but added that the actions of the man who wrote the letter were "correct".
He added that it is "not sensible" for any middle aged man to approach a young woman in distress and take to their home, even with the most benign of intentions due to the risk that inherently comes with that: