Morning Focus – Tuesday 12/06/18

Tuesday’s Morning Focus opened with Gavin speaking to Marian Foy, Chairperson of the Collins’ Institute. The political think-tank is calling for gender quotas to be implemented in the 2019 local elections.

Continuing with the issues facing women the show heard from Niamh Healy an Antenatal Teacher with the charity Cuidiú. The charity recently compiled report highlighting the differences in maternal care from area to area. Some areas are severely lacking in maternity services compared to others.

Ending our first hour, we heard from Clare Councillor Muriel Colleran who spoke out about how her 92 year old mother was refused by Ennis General Hospital.


We began our second hour with a regular guest, Tommy Corbett of Carey Corbett Financial Services. He talked saving, buying and all things money.

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Then, we got an update on the Papal Visit from Patsy McGarry, Religious Correspondent for The Irish Times.

Then, we met Joanne Sweeney-Burke, CEO of the Digital Training Institute. She is organising the Public Sector Digital Marketing Summit which aims to combat the tide of fake news found online these days.

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Rounding out the hour we heard from another regular guest, Frankie Coote, Clare County Dog Warden for our animal wefare update.

Heading into the show’s third and final hour, Garda Sargent John Moloney and Chair of Clare Cycle Safety Initiative told us all about plans for this week. This week being Bike Week.

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Then, two athletes from Shannon Flyers Special Olympics Club Ciara O’Loughlin and Cormac Ross stopped by with chairperson of the club Donagh Cronin. Ciara and Cormac are two of six athletes the club is sending to compete in the All Ireland games.

Finally, John McCormack talked to Clare FM about a new exhibition coming to Clare Museum that explores the link between the Church and artists.

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