Morning Focus – Tuesday – 13/03/18

On Tuesday’s edition of Morning Focus, courtesy of United Airlines, Gavin was giving away two return tickets to New York to one lucky listener! The competition will come to a close on Friday (16th March) so make sure you tune in and try your hand at a trip to the big apple before then!

At 9 am, Gavin was joined by local independent TD Dr Michael Harty, they talked about records once again being broken at UHL as overcrowding figures hit 80 on trolleys.

Following that, Gavin also spoke to the INMO’s Mary Fogarty about the on-going overcrowding at the region’s main hospital.


Next, Gavin chatted with racing correspondent, Rupert Bell about the Cheltenham Festival that starts today (13th March).

At 10 am, Gavin hosted the ‘Money Doctor’ segment with John Lowe, independent financial advisor.

Then, Clare FM’s James Mulhall reported on the Clare County Council’s response to calls to end direct provision.

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After that, Edel Mee of MSC Security & Digital Forensics IT Security People LTD, Clarecastle, joined Gavin in studio to talk about hacking in the region. Edel claimed that hacking attempts are on the rise in Clare.

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Next, Clare County dog warden, Frankie Coote, updated Morning Focus listeners on animal welfare in local areas.

At 11 am, Gavin spoke with Seán O’Neill from Transport Infrastructure Ireland, about the possibility of drones being used to cut down on motorway delays.

Then, Lottie Wilson, co-director at the Teddy Bear Hospital Committee, told Gavin and Morning Focus listeners all about the return of the event they organise every year in UL.

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To round off the show, Clare FM’s Elina Kovale, attended this year’s TY Enterprise programme at Treacy’s West County Hotel in Ennis. She spoke with the winners and also with Linda Earlie from the local enterprise office.

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