Morning Focus – Thursday 26/10/2017

We return to The Tracker Mortgage Scandal on today’s Morning Focus following the Finance Minister rejecting claims that he is being too soft on the banks over the tracker mortgage scandal. We had Martin Conway, Clare Fine Gael Senator on the line to speak more on the issue.

Dr Rose Fitzgerald, Public Health Specialist with HSE MidWest came into studio to talk to Gavin about the impending flu epidemic that could hit Ireland.

Gavin spoke to James Doorley, Deputy Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland as regarding the recent Red C Poll’s findings on working conditions of young workers.


Mary Kenny came into studio to discuss her new book ‘Am I a Feminist? Are You?’ along with current issues in relation to women’s rights in Ireland.

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A delegation of secondary schools from various european countries are in meeting with partner’s Ennis Community College to launch the first series of in-service training courses as a part of the EU’s Logged-On project.
We had Tim Goulding from the ‘Logged-On’ project, teacher Ramona McCarthy and Principal of Ennis Community College Brian O’Donoghue on the line to speak more about the initiative.

The Pop-Up Gaeltacht movement are setting up many Gaeltacht events throughout the country where visitors are encouraged. Roisin Garvey came into studio to discuss some Gaeltacht events happening in Clare, the first taking place today in Pot Duggan’s Pub, Ennistymon.

We had writer and artist Declan Shalvey in studio to speak about his departure from Marvel Comics to creating an Irish crime graphic novel ‘Savage Town’ which is set in Limerick City.
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The Brothers of Charity are celebrating 25 years of its Community Employment Scheme, Triest by holding an event at the Temple Gate Hotel Thursday 26 October.
Gavin spoke to Martina Rynne,Chairperson of Triest CE Scheme) and former Chairman of Triest, Eamon Finn about the impact Triest has had on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Clare.
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The legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll singer-songwriter Fat Domino has died aged 89, we talk to Chris Hanrahan as regards to Fat Domino’s contribution to the world of music.
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Wrapping up today’s show, we discuss an upcoming Creative Writing Workshop that will be held in The Burren Storehouse, Lisdoonvarna this Saturday, 28th October with writer Adam Wyeth.

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