Morning Focus – Tuesday 20/03/18

All this week on Morning Focus, Gavin will be giving away a family pass for up to 4 person to experience ‘Easter at Bunratty’. The family fun day consists of many enjoyable activities such as face painting, train rides, the ‘Wobbly Circus Show’ and so much more!

At 9 am, Gavin was joined in studio by Sergeant Joe Downey, Clare crime prevention officer. Sergeant Downey called on the public to come forward if they had any information about a stabbing that happened in a Shannon night club during the St. Patrick’s weekend that led to the death of a man.

Following that, Dr Neil Robinson, a professor and member of the department of politics and public administration at the University of Limerick, joined Gavin, to discuss the on-going tensions between Russia and the West.


Next, Gavin chatted with Cormac McCarthy of the Ennis Tidy Towns committee, about their plans to develop a three-year strategic plan.

At 10 am, Gavin hosted the ‘Financial Advice’ segment on Morning Focus. This week’s particular topic was finances post retirement. Tommy Corbett of Carey Corbett Financial Services in Ennis, joined Gavin in studio to discuss the topic.

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Then, Gavin hosted the ‘Garda Focus’ segment. He was joined by Garda Dennis Collins.

After that, Gavin spoke to career guidance teacher, Áine Meehan, and some students at the Ennistymon Vocational School about the TY Students Career Fair. The fair will be taking place in the Falls Hotel in Ennistymon on Thursday, March 22nd from 11 am – 1 pm. Áine was joined by students Oliver Malone and Chloe Hick.

At 10:45 am, Clare County dog warden, Frankie Coote, joined Gavin live in studio to talk about animal welfare in the region.

At 11 am, Gavin hosted the ‘Monday Sports Panel’. He was joined by Derrick Lynch, Clare FM Sport.

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Next, Gavin chatted about the upcoming Daffodil Day with Michael Guerin, chairperson of the Ennis Daffodil Day committe, and Frank O’Sullivan, volunteer driver, and prostate cancer survivor. This year marks the 31st Daffodil Day which takes place on Friday, March 23.

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To round off the show, Gavin spoke to Geoff O’Keeffe, adjudicator at the West Clare Drama Festival about the closing of the festival.