Morning Focus – Thursday 02/11/17

Thursday’s Morning Focus included an item on the theme of ‘hope’, when Pat was joined in studio by participants in the ‘Hope Flies’ exhibition.

Pat met artists Shona McGivarry, Geraldine Hayes of the National Learning Network and Joel Rosado. Listen back below:


The show opened with a chat with Deputy Michael Healy-Rae who is calling for community banking to be introduced at all rural post offices.

Afterwards, Richard Ó hEadhra of Irish Water joined Pat on the line to explain how people’s water charge refunds will be processed.

Cllr James Breen (Ind) was Pat’s next guest. He spoke about the importance of tackling hospital superbugs after an investigation has been launched into CPE infection at the region’s main hospital.

Dr Máire Finn chatted to Pat about the importance of maintaining bone health. Listen back below:

Mental health was the subject of the next item with Prof Brendan Kelly, a consultant psychiatrist and lecturer in psychiatry. Listen back below:

With revelations that some ‘meal deals’ contain the equivalent of up to 30 spoons of sugar, Clare FM’s Muireann Duffy went out and about to gather reactions in Ennis and Pat spoke to Dr Aileen McGloin of Safe Food Ireland. Listen back below:

Dr Simon Berrow was Pat’s next guest. He spoke about the impact on dolphins and other marine life of trawler activity in the Shannon Estuary.

Thursday’s show rounded off with a chat with Emma Sams a Youth Worker involved in the Sparks Film Festival, running in Scariff. Listen back below: