Morning Focus – Wednesday 12/02/20

Today on Morning Focus, we were joined in studio by outgoing Fianna Fáil TD, Timmy Dooley following his failure to obtain a seat in the 33rd Dáil. 

We heard on yesterday’s show from the four TD’s who will be representing Clare in the 33rd Dáil. Among some of the candidates were, Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley and Fine Gael’s Pat Breen who were unsuccessful in their re-election attempts.

If you missed our interview with Timmy, you can listen back below:


Next on the show, Cllr Gerry Flynn joined us on the line as he is to put forward a motion which will call for RTE to re-instate Joe Brolly to its coverage of Gaelic Football. Independent Councillors Gerry Flynn, Ann Norton and PJ Ryan have submitted the motion for next week’s meeting of the local authority which will debate the matter. The motion calls on the Minister for Communications of Finance to request that the State broadcaster reinstates the controversial pundit ‘A.S.A.P’ as his removal from the panel has ‘taken away from the enjoyment of the game for many people.’ Brolly’s last game with RTE was last year’s drawn All-Ireland Final between Dublin and Kerry, during which Brolly claimed that the match official David Gough had been “clearly influenced by propaganda coming from Kerry.”

If you missed it, you can listen back below:

Next, we were joined by Sister in Law of Tommy Guilfoyle as his annual memorial run will take place this weekend. Organised by the Love2Run group, the annual Valentine’s weekend run is this year giving all proceeds to Clare Crusaders Clinic and Clare Youth Services.

After the news headlines, Dr Maire Finn joined us in studio for our Ask the GP slot, where we answered your questions and discussed the effects of an over-active and an under-active thyroid.

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Today our Book Club returned and reviewed ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ by Sarah Vaughan. We were joined in studio by Caroline Collins, de Valera Library and Mary O’Connor, Book Club member at the Library to hear what they thought of the book.

If you missed it, you can listen back below: