Morning Focus – Monday 16/04/18

The Morning Focus studio came alive when Bernie Harten of the Ennis Player joined Gavin to chat about their production of ‘Stolen Child’ at Glór. The powerful and moving play documents a young woman’s search for her birth mother.

The play will be showcased tonight and tomorrow, 16-17th April.

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To kick off the show, Gavin spoke with Fianna Fáil Councillor Cathal Crowe about the concerns surrounding the approval of plans to change the material burned at the Irish Cement Plant in Mungret.

Following up on the US’s strike on Syria, Gavin talked with Professor Neil Robinson, Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Limerick.

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There are also concerns surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Ireland as next month it will become active in all EU member states and this will have major implications for business and voluntary sectors. Alan Howard of i-Net Technology in Kilrush talked with Gavin about what exactly it means for Clare.

After a quick news update, Gavin hosted ‘Garda Focus’ with Sergeant Joe Downey, Clare’s Crime Prevention Officer.

Then, Tom McEvoy of Pieta House chatted with Gavin about the upcoming ‘Darkness into Light’ event that has been extremely successful in past years.

Starting on Friday the 27th of April, there will be a wellness weekend retreat hosted in Loop Head. The retreat involves seaweed baths, yoga, meditation and much more.

As is usual on a Monday, Gavin hosted the Monday Sports Panel. He was joined by Clare FM’s Head of Sport, Derrick Lynch and, Munster FAI Delegate, Jim Madden.

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To round off the show, Gavin spoke with Bairbre Geraghty, Art teacher and course coordinator at the Ennistymon Vocational School about a PLC Art exhibition that is taking place in the Courthouse Gallery.