Morning Focus – April 7th, 2020

Businesses and supports for all were the main topics of discussion today.

Gavin was first joined on the line by Dr Catirona Cahill, Chief Economist at Limerick Chamber, to discuss among other things whether or not the government should fund vouchers for Irish businesses in a bid to help them get back on their feet after the coronavirus crisis.



Next on the program, Gavin spoke with Evan Talty, organiser of Wild Atlantic Seaweeds, Andy Moran, former Mayo footballer turned owner of The Movement Gyms, and Eimear King owner of the Red Cliff Lodge, Spanish Point. The topic of discussion was an upcoming ‘Small Business Discussion Forum’ on the impact of COVID-19 due to take place tomorrow over zoom.

Following this, we turned to the hot button issue on many peoples minds, home-schooling and entertaining your children while working from home. To this end, Mary Flanagan who is an Adult Literacy Organiser at the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board came on air to inform us of the Family Learning website where lots of articles have been compiled with information from a wide range of sources to help parents in these trying times.


After this, Tommy Corbett of Care Corbett Financial Solutions joined Gavin on the line to discuss how to manage your money during this crisis. He suggested where to go to avail of government supports and also to hang on to all of your receipts as you may be due some money back in certain cases.

Next Gavin spoke to Dr Mary Ryan, an Endocrinologist based in Bon Secours in Limerick to hear what she has to say in regard to what we should be eating during COVID-19.


In the following section there was a musical treat to be had when Gavin was joined by Kieran Meehan and Eimear Griffey who are teachers at CBS Ennistymon and also Eoin Rouine and Colm Collins, leaving cert students in Ennistymon as well. At last year’s Christmas concert, the leaving cert class sang ‘Clare My Heart My Home’ as the finale and now they’ve come together, virtually, to record it again.

And to finish up the show Gavin spoke with show regular Frankie Coote, the Clare County Dog Warden about recent events of birds’ falling from the sky’ and also about a dog attack in Ennis.


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