Morning Focus – Wednesday 31/05/17

The midweek edition of Morning Focus took listeners out on the road as Gavin reported from his bike! He took to the roads on two wheels to show just how many challenges cyclists can face.

You can listen back to Gavin’s report below:


Wednesday’s Morning Focus opened with a look at the new and potentially ground-breaking Future of Healthcare Report. Gavin was joined on the line by Dr Michael Harty, Independent TD for Clare who is a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare. Listen back below:

Gavin was then joined in studio by solicitor Mary Cashin who outlined how proposed changes to the laws on inheritance and succession might affect families. Listen back below:

The controversial issue of the spelling of a number of Clare towns on signage around the county was the next topic for discussion. It came as councillors agreed to seek funding to change the spelling of signs with ‘Lehinch’ on them. Local people have been angered when an ‘e’ was introduced into the spelling in recent years. Gavin was joined on the line by Donach O’Loughlin, a Lahinch businessman who’s been campaigning on the issue.

With the exams coming up next week, Gavin got some advice on stress management from bio-energy healer Michael Doherty.

With the annual celebration of Ireland’s links to Poland underway, Gavin got an update on this year’s Polska Éire festival from Kasia Kowalska the organiser of events in Ennis. Listen back below:

Ann-Orla Mulcaire was Gavin’s next guest in studio. The Gort woman is getting set to celebrate her 50th birthday and the fact that she’s overcome breast cancer. She’s organised a major fundraiser – ’50 Shades of Pink’ – to raise funds for Gort Cancer Support and the Mid Western Cancer Foundation. Listen back below:

The show then dipped into the Billy Joel Songbook with the hugely popular musician and singer, Elio Pace. Listen back below:

Clarecastle Daycare Centre are to hold their fifth annual fundraising walk/run/cycle next Saturday (June 3). Gavin was joined on the line to chat about it by Ken Morrissey who’s one of the organisers.

The monthly Clare FM Book Club gathered in studio to chat about ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’ by Jonas Jonasson. Gavin was joined in studio by Frances O’Gorman and Teresa Carmody-O’Shea of Clare County Library.

The Wednesday show rounded off, as always, with a visit from vet, John Underhill of Burren Vets in Ennistymon. Listen back below: