Morning Focus – Friday 14/04/17

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Because this Good Friday is likely to be the last that pubs in this country will have to close, Morning Focus took an in-depth look at the subject.

Clare FM’s Ben Sweeney took to the streets to ask people if they feel the pubs should be allowed to open and Darragh McAllister Chairperson of the Vintner’s Federation of Ireland (VFI) in Clare joined Gavin in studio. Listen back below:


Senator Martin Conway was Gavin’s next guest and discussed the effective abolition of water charges for householders.

After 21 days, a strike by Bus Éireann workers has ended as they consider a recommendation for the Labour Court aimed at resolving their dispute with the company. Gavin was joined by Cllr Tony O’Brien from Killaloe who’s a member of the National Bus and Rail Workers Union (NBRU) executive.

Morning Focus then took a look at the live of a Garda Reserve as Marie O’Donnell from Ennis joined Gavin in studio to talk about the role.

Fr Brendan Quinlivan was Gavin’s next guest for a discussion of Easter celebrations in the Diocese of Killaloe. Listen back below:

Siobhán Mulcahy, Clare County Arts Officer, joined Gavin for her weekly round-up of arts events.

For the Friday Panel, Gavin was joined in studio by Mary Ellen Fean, Patrick O’Neill and Diarmuid McMahon. Listen back below:

Broadcaster, author and Banner native, Rachel English was Gavin’s next guest for a discussion of her latest novel, The American Girl. Listen back below: