Morning Focus – Monday 15/01/18

The Monday edition of Morning Focus heard how the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is supporting space research and the possibility of life on Mars.

Gavin was joined by Michelle McKeon Bennett and Tracey Larkin. Listen back below:


The show opened with an interview with Junior Minister Pat Breen who welcomed news that Jaguar Land Rover is to create 150 jobs in Shannon. He also spoke to Gavin about his views on the Eight Amendment as the Fine Gael parliamentary party meets today (Jan 15) on the matter.

Dr Johnny Connolly was Gavin’s next guest. He’s a member of the faculty at the School of Law at the University of Limerick (UL) and a member of the Commission on the Future of Policing. A meeting takes place tonight (January 15) at Thomond Park from 6-8pm, inviting people to make their views known.

Cllr Ann Norton then joined Gavin to give her reaction to the case of ‘Molly’ a young girl with autism and Down Syndrome whose foster family say they were left physically, emotionally and financially drained because of the lack of support available to them. Cllr Norton also expressed her desire to see a Christmas market developed in Ennis this year.

Sergeant Joe Downey joined Gavin for this week’s Garda Focus.

Elaine Clifford of MABS in Ennis then called to studio with advice on household finances and managing debt. The services is now based at 7, The Mall, Clare Road Ennis. Listen back below:

In Lisdoonvarna, they’re searching for a venue for a Men’s Shed and Gavin heard from Theresa O’Donohue who is leading the project.

The Monday Sports Panel was made up of Clare FM’s Derrick Lynch, Peter O’Connell of the Clare Champion and Syl O’Connor, commentator and analyst with Clare FM. Listen back below:

The show rounded off with a chat with Fiona Whyte and Lorna Cahill from Miltown Malbay who are to bring a number of asylum seekers on holiday to the area next month. Ahead of that a family fun day on Friday next (Jan 19).