Morning Focus – Friday 06/09/19

The packed Friday edition of Morning Focus welcomed a panel of guests to studio to discuss the news of the week.

Today’s Friday Panel included Former Minister, Tony Killeen; UL Community Liaison Officer Gabriella Hanrahan; and Clare Chair of the VFI Darragh McAllister.

Listen back below to their discussion of Brexit, the visit of Mike Pence to Clare and the disappearing virtue of patience.


The show opened with a discussion of the possible impact of Brexit on the tourism and hospitality sector in this county, with Fáilte Ireland warning of the loss of a possible 10,000 jobs nationally.

Gavin was joined on the line by Maurice Walsh, GM of Durty Nelly’s Bunratty and Chair of Clare Tourism and by Michael Vaughan of Vaughan’s in Lahinch and former Chairperson of the Irish Hotels Federation.

The show then heard from Minister Michael Ring, from the Department of Rural and Community Development, who told Clare businesses how to best prepare for the possible outcomes of a no-deal Brexit. He also highlighted a consultation plan, which is inviting the views of people living in rural Ireland.

You can reply before Friday October 11 to the survey here.

After that item, Siobhán Mulcahy, Clare County Arts Officer joined Gavin for a look ahead to upcoming events.

The show was rounded off with a preview of two sporting events – the Scariff 11th Annual 10K and the Declan Hayes Memorial Half Marathon in Doonbeg.