Morning Focus – 03/02/17

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Friday’s Morning Focus Show was full of controversial and current topics.

At 9am, the show kicked off with talks of the ASTI ballot outcome. Peter Quinn of St. Flannan’s College joined Gavin to chat about ongoing strikes and the ASTI campaign.

Next, Gavin spoke to Deputy Pearse Doherty, SF Spokesperson on Finance, about reuniting Ireland. Deputy Doherty called on the residents of Clare to begin planning for a united Ireland.


Following that, Clare FM’s Conor Quaid joined Gavin to talk about the ongoing protests in Shannon. People are protesting Trump’s immigration ban by marching around Shannon Airport.

At 10am, Gavin was joined by Gerry O’Connor, Joint hurling Manager in Clare, and Tom Coughlan, Chairperson of Club Clare. They spoke about the launch of the organisation and the operation of it.

After that, Author Anja Murray joined Gavin to talk about river flooding. Anja wrote a book about natural flood management and she discussed with Gavin the effects of dredging on rivers.

Then Gavin was joined by Siobhán Mulcahy, Clare County Arts Officer. They discussed the upcoming arts events in Ennis such as Doolin writers weekend and Frances Black and Kieran Goss at Teach Cheoil Corofin.

To Finish up the second hour, Paul O’Neill, Bellharbour Point to Point Secretary, came onto the show to talk to Gavin about the weekend events such as the Family Fun Day at Bellharbour.

The last hour of the show started with the Friday Panel. Gavin was joined by William Cahir, Tony Killeen and Clare Burke. They discussed topics such as Trump’s immigration ban and pay raises.

To close the show, Gavin was joined by Paul Moore of and they talked about the controversial ‘ticket touting’. TD Stephen Donnelly proposed a legislation to tackle touting.