Morning Focus – 15/10/18

On today’s Morning Focus we heard from Businessman and Presidential election candidate Gavin Duffy ahead of the election in two weeks time. 

Dave Brocklebank, Burren Yoga Retreat spoke about the rural broadband scheme roll-out. It’s submission is currently being considered by the Department of Communications and is in doubt following the resignation of the Minister for Communication last week.

We also discussed the need for a speed limit review in Clare and heard from concerned callers about the N67 at Ballyvaughan.


In the second hour of the show we had our regular segment ‘Garda Focus’ with Clare Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt Tríona O’Rourke.

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Then we heard about the Food Works recruitment drive in Limerick which seeks top food and drink start-ups across the region from Shane Ryan, Founder of Feed.

Mary Flanagan, Adult Literacy Organiser, Limerick and Clare ETB informed us about the ‘My Baby and Me’ initiative in Clare. ‘My Baby and Me’ is a free eight-week course for parents and children under 3. The course will take place in Ennis, Shannon, Ennistymon, Scariff, Kilrush and Kilkee. People can also contact Mary if they have queries on 065-6897645. Click here to visit the website.

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We heard about the new four-year strategy for Clare Age Friendly from Karen Fennessy, Age Friendly Officer for Clare and Patricia Anne Moore, Clare Older People’s Council. The strategy addresses the challenges and opportunities posed by a predicted growth in the ageing population nationally, internationally and in Clare.

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The final hour of Morning Focus kicked off with the regular Monday Sports Panel with Clare FM’s Head of Sport Derrick Lynch and Joe Garry, Clare FM Football Analyst. They discussed the week’s sporting events and achievements.

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Dr Richard Scriven, School of Geography and Archaeology in NUI Galway informed us about the Ennistymon talk on pilgrimages past and present. The North Clare Historical Society will present “A Shifting Landscape: historical and contemporary pilgrimage in Ireland” at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon tonight (October 15) at 8pm.