Morning Focus – Wednesday 03/01/18

© Pat Flynn

Morning Focus opened with a look at the impact of Storm Eleanor on the Banner County.

Senior Engineer with Clare County Council, Tom Tiernan, gave Gavin an overview of the situation in Clare.

Then, Gavin was joined on the line by Shannon SF councillor, Mike McKee. He told Gavin of a shocking assault on a relative of his just before Christmas. Listen back below:


The issue of overcrowding at the Emergency Department at UHL was then discussed, when Gavin was joined on the line by Prof Paul Burke, Clinical Director. Listen back below:

Dermot Goode of then joined Gavin to discuss the pitfalls of health insurance premium renewals.

After that, Jim Connolly of Rural Resettlement Ireland spoke to Gavin, saying his organisation is ready to re-form if it can help with the housing crisis.

Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill then spoke to Robert Grimes of ESB Networks in Clare and got an update on repairs to power outages caused by Storm Eleanor.

Then, Julian de Spáinn of Conradh na Gaeilge outlined plans and events across the country for Blian na Gaeilge. Listen back below:

Road safety trends were then discussed with Barry Keating, the council’s road safety officer.

The talk then turned to the community text alert scheme. Gavin was joined by Neil Garvey from Inagh who heads up Muintir na Tíre. He explained how new funds can be drawn down.