Morning Focus Thursday November 24

The official opening of the new Ennis Outreach Centre for Rape Crisis Midwest is taking place this Friday at 4pm
Rape Crisis Midwest was founded over 30 years ago  providing a free and confidential service to those who experience rape and sexual assault in the Clare region from their office in Limerick
They are delighted to be opening a Clare branch and their office will be located at the Tracklands Business Park, Clonroadmore, Ennis
On Thursday's Morning Focus John Cooke was joined in studio by Ann Ginnane from Newmarket on Fergus is a counsellor with Rape Crisis Mid West.

Contact Rape Crisis Midwest on 1800 311 511

On Monday two pigs tried to escape from a farm on the Kilrush road

Since then ARAN - the Animal Rights Action Network- have been inundated with calls of concern from local Clare people for the 'Runaway Pigs' prompting the group to offer to buy the two pigs and retire them to a caring sanctuary
Campaigners from ARAN are in the midst of trying to contact the farm owners before its too late
The infamous two managed to escape from the farm near Ashline, Kilrush Road on the outskirts of Ennis
The pair were first spotted running along the N68 Kilrush Road towards Ennis town before they turned off the route onto Clonroadmore towards residential areas
John Carmody, Founder of ARAN, spoke with John.
ARAN are based in Limerick, see  

Clare Fracking Concerned is a group trying to raise awareness of the possible development of 'fracking' in West Clare. According to the group what 'fracking' or hydraulic fracturing involves is drilling deep wells in areas where there are deposits of shale rock and blasting down large amounts of water, between 400- 500 chemicals and sand in order to get gas from the shale. This process has been used in the U.S. and Canada for the past decade and is now being intro