Morning Focus – 14/02/2020

Today’s Morning Focus continued with the political theme, and started by hearing from Clare’s Fianna Fáil TD, Cathal Crowe.

He spoke in the aftermath of Thursday’s Parliamentary Party meeting, after which the party announced that it will not enter into coalition talks with Sinn Féin.

Later, in the second hour of the programme, this issue was to the fore with a special political edition of our Friday Panel. Gavin was joined in studio by Gary Fitzgibbon (Clare Sinn Féin), Michael McTigue (Clare Fianna Fáil) and Ger O’Halloran (Clare Fine Gael) to look at the aftermath of the General Election, both locally and nationally. You can hear their discussion below:


Before that, in the first hour, we heard from Fr. Ignatius McCormack, Principal of St. Flannan’s College in Ennis, as they prepare for tomorrow’s Harty Cup College against CBC Cork. That game will be live on Clare FM on Saturday, with a 1pm throw-in in Mallow.

Next, Noel Carmody, who is the manager of the Kilmaley-Inagh Group water Scheme, discussed the issues that have emerged with its supply. A ‘Do Not Drink’ notice was issued on Thursday evening, affecting over 2,000 households:

John from Corofin told us, too, of how a local campaign in the village has come to fruition with the decision of a company to withdraw their application to erect a telecommunications mast on the outskirts of the village.

The show finished with a report from Shannon Airport and the unveiling of a new jet there by Aer Lingus.

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