Morning Focus – Thursday 27/07/17

Thursday’s Morning Focus had a mix of news and views with confirmation that renowned dancer Michael Flatley will officially launch Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 in Ennis.

The show opened with a discussion of proposed changes to charges for taxi services. Gavin was joined in studio by Martin White of AAA Taxis, Ennis.

Then we heard the heart-warming and poignant story of the Newmarket doctor who stepped in to support the sisters of a young girl who passed away aboard a flight diverted to Shannon last Christmas Eve.


Dr Colm Hackett’s generosity to the family emerged at an inquest this week and he spoke to Gavin about the sad events of last Christmas. Listen back below:

Dr Guchard Singh was Gavin’s next guest. He’s Head of the Garda Analysis Service and gave his reaction to a survey showing that less than half of people believe the force is well managed.

Dr Máire Finn was the next guest to join Gavin in studio, with plenty of medical advice and the answers to a range of questions. Listen back below:

County Galway piper Ger Fahy then joined Gavin in studio. He’ll play with the renowned dancer Michael Flatley who will officially open Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann on August 13. Listen back below:

For her weekly arts round-up, Clare County Arts Officer Siobhán Mulcahy joined Gavin in studio.