Morning Focus – Thursday 16/02/17

Thursday’s Morning Focus Show was jam packed with controversial topics and amazing guests.

At 9am, the show kicked off when Gavin introduced Deputy Timmy Dooley and Dr Michael Harty TD, onto the air. They discussed he McCabe controversy and the possible end of Enda Kenny’s career.

Following that, Gavin talked to Jean McCabe, President of Ennis Chamber of Commerce, about the parking issue in Ennis town. This week the local authorities announced that they are going to increase parking availability and reduce charges.


To finish up the first hour of the show, Gavin welcomed Karen McHugh from Safe Home Ireland onto the show. Many older Irish emigrants wish to return to Ireland to spend their final years here, however, not many of them get that chance, unfortunately.

At 10am, Gavin hosted the ‘Ask The GP’ segment with help from guest, Dr. Máire Finn of the Ennis Family Medical Centre.

After that, Gavin chatted with Clarecare Family Support Services Manager, Jacinta Swan about the Clarecare hampers. Last December the organisation gave out over 300 hampers.

To close the second hour of the show, Gavin chatted with Amanda McCloat, Head of the Home Economics Department at St Angela’s College in Sligo, about men in the kitchen. It seems that the nation’s men for the most part feel uncomfortable in the kitchen.

At 11am, Gavin was joined by the current Clare Rose, Leah Kenny, who spoke about the search for this year’s Clare Rose.

Next, Gavin talked to Eoin O’Hagan from about the East Clare video of Lough Derg that has gone viral.

Then, Gavin welcomed producer John Clancy and actresses, Mary Kelly and Eileen Lahiffe onto the show. They talked about the Corofin Dramatic Society staging ‘The Cripple of Inismaan’.

Lastly, Gavin chatted with Sandra Moylan about the fashion fundraiser for Ballyea that is happening in the West County Hotel on Friday the 17th of February at 7:45pm.