Morning Focus, Friday July 12, 2019

As always on a Friday, Gavin welcomes his panel to studio for a discussion of the big news stories of the last seven days.

This week, the topics for discussion included supporting Irish farmers, Brexit and the CSO’s initiative to create a time capsule as part of Census 2021. Gavin’s guests included Manuel di Lucia, William Cahir and Tom McEvoy. Listen back below:

The show opened with a tribute to the late comedian Brendan Grace and an extract from an interview with Gavin in December 2015. Listen back below:


Then, with record-equally numbers on trolleys at the region’s main hospital, Gavin was joined by Mary Fogarty, INMO representative in the midwest.

After that, Clare FM’s James Mulhall reported from Ballycannon Heights in Meelick where residents say the smell of a local treatment plant is making them sick. Listen back below:

Friday’s show concluded with a chat about commemorations on Sunday (July 14) of the Battle of the Somme at Clare Peace Park in Ennis. Gavin was joined by Keir McNamara of the Peace Park Committee. Listen back below: