Morning Focus – Wednesday 13/12/17

The midweek edition of Morning Focus heard how Clare GAA players are lending their support to efforts to alleviate homelessness.

Gavin was joined by Diarmuid Lyng of Gaelic Voices for Change and by Kayleigh McCormack from Kilfenora who plays for Clare.

The show opened with Cllr PJ Kelly (FF) and Cllr Tom McNamara (FF) who discussed a disparity in the development contribution applied for projects in urban and rural areas.


The programme then looked at efforts to include Syrian refugees recently housed in Shannon and Ennistymon in Christmas festivities. Gavin was joined by Orla Ní Eilí of Clare Immigrant Support Group.

Deirdre Frost of the Western Development Commission was Gavin’s next guest. She outlined how Census figures show that Clare people are having to travel out of the county for work.

Gavin was then joined by Kevin Thompstone of Shannon Chamber of Commerce on the latest developments with the Atlantic Economic Corridor. Listen back below:

The show then heard from Dr Seán Redmond of the School of Law at the University of Limerick, who has lead research into the involvement of children in organised crime. Listen back below:

Romeo and Juliet comes to glór soon (December 16) in ballet form. Gavin was joined on the line by Anne Maher of Ballet Ireland.

The issue of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin was then discussed by John Kennedy of Silicon Republic.

The show then featured a chat about Gúnas Choir in Killaloe. Gavin was joined by Nicola Wood, a choir member. Listen back below:

John Underhill of Burren Vets then made his weekly visit to studio. Listen back below: