Morning Focus – Thursday 21/12/17

As the year draws to a close, Morning Focus reviewed the big issues in news and current affairs.

Gavin was joined for a very special panel by Tony Killeen, Patricia McCarthy and John Considine. Listen back below:


The second last show of the year opened with a look back at the long-running debate over coastal protection works in Doonbeg. A decision from Clare County Council is due today (Thurs, Dec 21). Listen back below:

Dr Máire Finn was Gavin’s next guest in studio, answering a range of medical queries. Listen back below:

Then, it was the turn of Dr Malie Coyne to chat to Gavin. She’s one of the authors of ‘The Little Book of Sound’, a guide to boosting your mental health and wellbeing by being sound.

It was time then for some poetry with member of The Poetry Collective who came to studio to read some of their work. Listen back below:

There was breaking news too on Thursday’s show SE with the HSE welcoming an agreement which has allowed the doors of St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis to remain open.

Bernard Glouster, Chief Officer HSE Mid West Community Healthcare, joined Gavin in studio to discuss the significance of the news.