Morning Focus Tuesday March 20
Political intrigue, high drama and farce characterised Ireland’s most recent Presidential campaign and the fallout from the thrilling 2011 Presidential Election means it’s still very much in the news months later
On Tuesday's Morning Focus Marian Egan spoke with Public Relations Consultant, Former Cabinet Advisor and Journalist Tom Reddy about his new book, The Race For The Áras, that provides the first catalogue of the events that transfixed the nation.
Local representatives throughout Clare have expressed disappointment with the news that the organisers of the Sky Ride Etape Hibernia have withdrawn from the event
IMG had organised the cycling event for each of the past two years, attracting over 3,000 participants and generating 2 million euro for the local economy
However, they've now pulled the plug on their involvement, citing business reasons, and while Shannon Development says it will work with Clare County Council in securing a replacement, local councillors feel its a major blow for economic development
Marian had a word with Paul Ryan, Tourism and Marketing Manager of Shannon Development
North Clare Councillor Richard Nagle of Fianna Fail said it was regrettable event has been cancelled but said that if it were to have continued changes would have to have been made to the route.
Susan Griffin of Clare Fracking Concern had a word with Marian having just returned from