Morning Focus – Tuesday 31/10/17

Things took a spooky turn, when Clare FM’s Emerald Kenny went to meet Crusheen organic pumpkin grower, Jason Horner.

You can listen back to Emerald’s report below:


The show opened with a chat will Cllr Pat Hayes who voiced concerns that full-time farmers are being prioritised over part-time farmers in the draft of the new Common Agricultural Policy.

The next topic for discussion was that of trust in charities. Pat Flynn was joined on the line by Lucy Masterson, Chief Executive of the Charities Institute of Ireland.

Afterwards, Dep Timmy Dooley was Pat’s next guest. He came to studio to express his reservations about the government’s National Planning Framework, which the Fianna Fáil TD believes fails the Midwestern Region.

Financial advice this week came from Tommy Corbett who spoke to Pat about the tracker mortgages issue. Listen back below:

Next to studio was Evan Cronin from Ennis who is to swim the English Channel to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Listen back below:

Clare County Dog Warden, Frankie Coote, then appealed to people to consider animal safety and welfare over the Hallowe’en festivities.

The Sports Panel celebrated the victory of Kilmurry Ibrickane over Clondegad in the County Senior Football Final. Pat was joined in studio by Derrick Lynch and Peter O’Connell and on the line by Joe Garry and Michael Talty of KIB. Listen back below: