Morning Focus – Monday 06/02/17

© Pat Flynn

Monday’s Morning Focus showcased a jam packed 3 hours with Gavin Grace and his guests.

The show kicked off at 9am with a competition in association with Collins Jewelers. In anticipation of Valentines day, Gavin and Collins jewelers are giving away an engagement ring worth 2,500 euro.

Following the announcement of the competition, Seán Canney, Minister of State at the OPW, joined Gavin to talk about flooding in Clare.


Next FG MEP for Ireland South, Seán Kelly, came onto the show to discuss Irish agriculture production. They questioned if South Asia could replace the UK as a market for Irish agriculture products.

To finish up the last hour, Gavin welcomed Councillor Clare Colleran-Molloy, onto the show. They chatted about the ‘near misses’ on Quin Road, Ennis and further road safety.

At 10am, Gavin hosted the Garda Focus segment.

After that, Gavin was joined by Ger Dollard, Director of Economic Development, and Katherine Webster of Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. They talked about celebrating the anniversary of 10 years of the Cliffs of Moher experience.

Following that, Gavin talked about celebrating the legacy of Burren pioneers Brian and Noirín Mooney with their daughter, Tara Mooney. The Mooneys have been involved in an extraordinary range of creative projects in the Burren for over 40 years.

To finish up the second hour, Gavin spoke to Billy Hann, General manager of Terminal Services Operations with the IAA, about Air Traffic control. The IAA say that a new system could soon enable a single air traffic controller to operate multiple remote towers.

The final hour started with the Monday Sports Panel. Derrick Lynch, Clare FM Sport, Eoin Brennan of The Clare People, and Peter O’Connell of The Clare Champion joined Gavin to talk about all things sport.

To finish the Morning Focus Show, Gavin Welcomed Marie Moloney and Rhonda Murphy, who are committee members of the Clare Branch of the Alzheimer Society, to talk about the Burren walk for the Alzheimer’s Society. The event is a major fundraiser and all the money raised is used for the delivery of services in this county.