Morning Focus – Thursday 31/05/18

Today’s show began with a look into the Ireland 2040 plan and the possible benefits for Ennis and Shannon.

Joe Carey, Fine Gael TD and Chair of Oireachtas Rural and Community developments discussed the developments we could see in the future.

Second on air, Dermot Goode of revealed how getting a dental insurance plan could actually save you money as dental costs continue to rise in Ireland.


Next on the show, Councilor Johnny Flynn discussed his plans to propose a ban on postering for elections and referendums following the aftermath of the 8th Amendment campaigns.

Then Geraldine McCarthy from Ballnacally, who previously on Clare FM, discussed her experiences as an adoptee searching for her birth parents, slammed the Children’s Minister over the current adoption scandal about illegal adoptions at St.Patrick’s Guild.

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Following this, James Mulhall reported that the housing crisis continues to cause problems locally and nationwide as Ireland’s attractiveness for businesses plummets.

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Next, we heard from Fergus Wilson, Aer Lingus’ chief technical officer and Ciara Spencer, one of three women recruited by Aer Lingus last year. They told us about the efforts the company is taking to recruit more females apprentices.

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Then, we heard the story of Martin Shanahan from Quilty who after losing his wife in 2011, entered the seminary in Maynooth in 2015. He is getting ordained this Sunday in Mullagh.

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Then, we asked what goes into a dementia-friendly garden. Sinéad Grennan, CEO of Sonas and members of Sonas’ garden design team answered that question for us.

Finally, our show ended giving us details of upcoming events to keep in mind this weekend. Both Ennistymon Agricultural Show and outdoor Mass at Killone take place this Sunday (June 3).