Morning Focus – Tuesday 17/10/17

Satellite Image 04.00am Monday morning © Met Éireann

Now that the winds have died down, Tuesday’s show counted the cost of Storm Ophelia on the Banner County.

The show opened with a chat with Tom Tiernan of Clare County Council who outlined the clean-up operations around the region.

Gavin was then joined in studio by Robert Grimes from ESB Networks who discussed work to restore power to up to 1,000 customers in the county.


After that, the talk turned to rural affairs. Gavin spoke with Neil Garvey from Inagh who heads up Muintir na Tíre, about the lack of investment in the new government department.

Returning to the topic of storm damage, Gavin was joined in studio by Tommy Corbett of Carey Corbett Financial Services in Ennis, to talk about making insurance claims after structural damage. Listen back below:

Then, Pat Murphy, Deputy Head of News at Tipp FM spoke to Gavin about the impact of Storm Ophelia in that county, where a life was tragically claimed.

An update on animal welfare issues was then provided by Frankie Coote, Clare County Dog Warden. Listen back below:

Getting ‘winter ready’ was the topic of the next item as Gavin was joined by HSE physiotherapist Laura Tobin who outlined a series of talks at University Hospital Limerick (UHL). Listen back below:

Gerard Jefferson-Lewis then joined Gavin. The photographer, who is originally from Lifford, spoke about the honour of being short-listed for this year’s Hennessy Portrait Prize.

The show rounded off with a chat with Tony Kirby from the X-PO in Kilnaboy who told Gavin about a new series of film screenings for the longer nights. Listen back below: