Morning Focus – Wednesday 07/08/19

A packed mid-week edition of Morning Focus looked ahead to the third annual Truck Run 4 Katie.

In advance of the event which takes place on Saturday, September 21, leaving from Ennis, Eugene Drennan, Katie’s dad joined Gavin to outline what’s involved this year. Listen back below:


The show opened with a discussion of a proposed reform of the commercial rates system. Gavin was joined in studio by Allen Flynn, Vice President of Ennis Chamber of Commerce and Proprietor of the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis.

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The talk then turned to the latest controversy over the CervicalCheck scheme and Gavin was joined by Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee and Clare TD, Dr Michael Harty.

Then, Orla Ní Fhéilí of Clare Immigrant Support joined Gavin to discuss the problems caused by pressure on the Direct Provision system.

Ahead of the Feakle Festival, Gavin had a chat and a tune with Aoife Hayes and Paul Loudon.

Then, Anne Dempsey of Senior Line spoke with Pat Flynn about the service which is a life line for many older people in Clare. It can be contacted by freephone on 1800 80 45 91. Listen back below:

This Wednesday’s show rounded off with a visit from Clare FM’s Brian Flynn for a chat about another of the Greatest Songs You’ve Probably Never Heard. This week, his choice was ‘Johnny Come Lately’ by Steve Earl and The Pogues.