Morning Focus – 19/11/18

Adam Coleman, CEO HR Locker pictured in studio

Morning Focus began today with Independent Cllr Gerry Flynn who told us a bit more about the brawl at a fight night in Shannon which took place at Treacy’s Oakwood Hotel on Saturday last.

Shannon Kickboxing Club were holding the event for the 12th time and Gardaí from Ennis and Shannon had to be called to break up the scene.

We heard from Bríd O’Meara, Aware about supports for those who suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder this season. One in 15 of us will suffer from SADS this winter season and symptoms include a lack of energy, feelings of hopelessness and a problem concentrating on routine tasks. For more information click here 


Darragh Connolly, The Irish Pharmacy Union warned us about the dangers of antibiotic misuse with overuse ruining their effectiveness. The IPU say if we don’t use the drugs correctly, it will affect everyday medical procedures such as surgery, giving birth and wound healing.

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

Adam Coleman, CEO HR Locker discussed the Lahinch company being up for a top ISME award. HR Locker will go up against three Dublin firms for the Seán Hannick Award from ISME. The award recognises innovative businesses with a long-term commitment to the community.

Olive Halpin, Ray of Sunshine and Chef Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody House told us about the Ray of Sunshine organisation’s night of food and fashion in glór, Ennis which takes place next Wednesday (November 21). Olive is also seeking the help of Clare tradespeople to consider travelling with the organisation to Mombasa, Kenya to help out in some of the most deprived areas of the country.

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Comedian Pat Shortt was live in studio to speak about his new show Hey! which will take to glór, Ennis next Saturday (November 24). Hey! is a fantastic mish-mash of new characters and Pat promises to get “down and dirty with the audience!”

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In the last hour of Morning Focus we had the Monday Sports Panel with Clare FM’s Derrick Lynch, Syl O’Connor and The Clare People’s Eoin Brennan with audio from Fenway Park. They discussed the week’s sporting events and achievements.

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Clare FM’s Chris Hanrahan gave a tribute to the late Dublin-born singer Sonny Knowles. The singer was famous during the showband and cabaret era and regularly performed with the National Concert Orchestra.

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