Today’s Morning Focus was a special live debate as part of Clare FM's European Election Countdown 2014.
11 of the 15 Candidates for Ireland South joined John in Studio in Ennis to discuss an array of issues.
Richard Cahill – Independent
Jillian Godsill – Independent
Simon Harris – Fine Gael
Kieran Hartley – Fianna Fail
Theresa Heaney – Catholic Democrats
Sean Kelly – Fine Gael
Liadh Ni Riada – Sinn Fein
Diarmuid O'Flynn – Independent
Grace O'Sullivan – Green
Phil Prendergast – Labour
Jan Van de Ven – Direct Democracy Ireland
Unable to attend were:
Deirdre Clune – Fine Gael
Brian Crowley – Fianna Fail
Peter O’Loughlin – Independent
Dónal Ó Ríordáin – Fis Nua
All questions posed to the candidates were compiled from letters, emails, text messages and calls from Clare FM listeners in the run up to the debate.
Today’s debate topics included attitudes to Europe in Clare, constituency changes, the size of the new constituency and unemployment. Other issues raised included agriculture, banking and the bailout, energy and the future of the EU.
The 15 candidates will fight it out for 4 seats.
If there’s an issue you would like to raise on upcoming Morning Focus debates or if you have a comment or query for the show, you can email [email protected]