Morning Focus – Friday 06/04/18

The Friday edition of Morning Focus brought the week to a close with a feast of interviews and discussion including a look at the problem of anti-social behaviour in and around Ennis Cathedral.

Morning Focus producer, Fiona McGarry, joined Gavin in studio to report on the topic. Fiona visited the Cathedral on foot of concerns raised by callers to the station.

There, she spoke to former Ennis Town Councillor Michael Guilfoyle who is a resident of the nearby Turnpike.


Michael called on the authorities to do more to ensure elderly people visiting the Cathedral don’t feel intimidated.

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The show opened with a discussion with FG TD Dep Joe Carey on the future of the confidence and supply agreement. It followed claims to a number of FF members that the agreement by the party to support the minority government could come to an end after the next Budget.

Gavin then spoke with Darragh Murphy of JOE who updated him on the charging of Conor McGregor in New York on three counts of assault.

Later, Gavin was joined in studio by Liz Price who is a writer from Ennis. She’s just published an anthology of short stories called ‘The Fish Woman’. She told Gavin why the theme of dementia and memory are particularly close to her heart.

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Siobhán Mulcahy, Clare County Arts Officer, then joined Gavin with her weekly update on events across the Banner County.

Then, Gavin heard from the Sixmilebridge native getting Diego Maradonna interested in the GAA in the UAE. Listen back below:

This week’s Friday Panel included Tom McEvoy, Diarmuid McMahon and Sharon Cahir. Listen back below:

Then, Gavin heard from Angie Benhaffaf, mum of Hussein and Hassan who were born conjoined. The boys who were separated after a marathon operation are now eight and spent the day at Shannon Airport going behind the scenes with the Share a Dream Foundation.

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