Morning Focus – Monday 13/11/17

Morning Focus started the week on a high note, with a mix of poetry, politics and sport.

The show opened with some advice for those looking for redress in the tracker mortgages scandal. Gavin was joined by Julie Sadler a solicitor with extensive experience of the issue.

Junior Minister Pat Breen was next in studio where he discussed a range of issues including Brexit and recent comments by the Taoiseach on the homeless crisis.


Then, the talk turned to the issue of COPD. Gavin was joined by James Gallagher to discuss initiatives to mark World COPD Awareness Day which will be marked in Ennis on Thursday next (Nov 16). Listen back below:

Renoch Power of the Midwest Regional Drugs Task Force joined Gavin then to discuss initiatives to support grandparents taking on child-care roles due to addiction. She told him about an event coming up in Shannon on Wednesday (Nov 15) at 10am at the Oakwood Hotel. Listen back below:

The talk then turned to a major Health and Safety Association event in Ennis on Friday (Nov 17). Gavin was joined by Pat Griffin a senior inspector with the HSA.

John Carmody, an animal rights campaigner, then spoke to Gavin about the government’s decision to ban circus acts featuring wild animals.

The Monday Sports Panel was made up of Derrick Lynch and Peter O’Connell. Listen back below:

Managing Director of Clare FM Susan Murphy then joined Gavin to discuss the stations success at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce FBD Business Excellence Awards.

The show concluded with a visit by poet Pat Considine who told Gavin about his collection ‘Brave Souls’ which will be sold in support of the RNLI. Listen back below: