Morning Focus – Thursday 25th April 2019

Today’s show was packed full of local events and Clare news stories. We heard about Ennis as Baile Líonra Gaeilge, a fun run this weekend and is a Mediterranean diet good for our moods? Find out below:

First on Morning Focus, we had qualified industrial chemist Síle Hynes and Irish Water Asset Operations Lead for Clare, Duane O’Brien on the air to talk about false lead readings in Kilkeedy. It was widely reported that the water supply had a harmful amount of lead in it, which has caused local alarm.

Next on the show, Gavin spoke to Donal Ó hAniféin, Príomh Oide Gaelscoil Mhícíl Cíosóg and Mark Nestor, Development officer An Clár as Gaeilge and FF Candidate for Ennis. The town has been designated as an Irish language network and this weekend sees a major seminar take place about the challenges ahead with regards to the Irish language. Listen back below:


Next, we heard from some volunteers who are set to go to Uganda to work with Hospice Jinja and build a pre-school. There is a fun run taking place this Sunday if you would like to help the cause! Catch up:

Gavin spoke to Paula Mee, author & dietician on how food can affect our mood. Mee’s book Mediterranean Mood Food: What to Eat to Help Beat Depression and Live a Longer. Healthier Life explores the relationship between mental health and food. Listen Back:

Gerry Hagney, Chairperson of Ruan GAA Club and Clare McDonagh, Assistant Chairperson were on next, talking to Gavin about major development planned for the Club’s facilities. This comes at a time when Ruan has faced a decline with closing pubs and shops.

We then heard from Arlene Hayes from Pamela Scoot, Ennis and Liz Logan from Focus Ireland about a nationwide project to highlight the issue of homelessness.

Lastly on the show, Siobhán Mulcahy was in studio to give us an Arts Update for the county.