Morning Focus – Wednesday 17th April 2019

On today’s show we had news and guests from across the county. We covered the head of UN industrial organisation visiting Shannon, Clare farmers up in arms over the fair deal scheme, live music with Sara Ryan and much more! Catch up below:

First on the show, Pat spoke to Tadgh Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland to discuss the fair deal scheme, which aims to provide financial support for nursing home care. Daly says the government needs to progress on the fair pricing report and on the issue of farm assets. Yesterday, many Clare farmers joined their IFA counterparts at a protest at the Department of Health in Dublin.

Next up on the show, we heard about the UNIDO Director of External Relations visiting Shannon tomorrow to learn about how companies there have adapted to the digital world.


Dr Mary Ryan was on the air then, talking about the Midwest Empowerment and Equality conference she is holding on Wed 1 May at University Concert Hall Limerick. The #MEEC2019 conference aims to encourage people to look after themselves and is for all genders and all ages. Listen back:

After the news, we had live music with Sara Ryan, who is one of the brightest singer-songwriter talents in the country.

Brian Flynn joined Pat in studio then to talk about The Greatest Song You’ve Probably Never Heard.

Lastly on the show, we were joined live in studio by Mary Egan, who directed the Fool for Love production as well as some cast members. The Doonbeg Drama Group will also be performing in the RTÉ All Ireland Finals on Saturday May 4.