Morning Focus – Monday 18/12/17

The Monday edition of Morning Focus saw a panel gather in studio for a lively review of the sporting year.

Gavin was joined by Clare FM’s Derrick Lynch, Eoin Brennan of the Clare People and David O’Brien
Former Clare Ladies Football Manager. Listen back below:


The show opened with a very topical issue, that of drink driving over the festive season. Gavin heard from Barry Aldworth of AA Ireland that one in five drivers surveyed have admitted to driving the morning after, without knowing if they were still over the blood-alcohol limit.

The talk then turned to the ongoing dispute between pilots and Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary. With a strike planned for Wednesday now called off, Gavin heard about the prospects for a long-term resolution from Eoghan Corry of Travel Extra.

Then, the show looked at the issue of horses seized in this county by the Department of Agriculture and the fact that none were re-housed and the vast majority put down. Gavin spoke to Sheena Twist of Burren Animal Rescue. Listen back below:

After the news, Sergeant Joe Downey, Clare Crime Prevention Officer, joined Gavin for an update and an appeal to the public for help with a range of issues.

Then, former Clare County Councillor, Flan Garvey joined Gavin in studio to discuss his fascinating new book ‘Inside Minds, North and South’. Listen back below:

After that, Gavin spoke with Cratloe’s Naomi Carroll, who was recently awarded a Gold Gaisce Award. Listen back below:

The show then took a listen back to some of the highlights of 2017, with a special interview with farmer Tom Clair who broke records with the birth of identical quad calves on his farm last February.