Morning Focus Tuesday October 4

 On Tuesday's Morning Focus Noel Whelan, political columnist for The Irish Times and author of a number of previous books on politics, elections and electoral law in Ireland discussed the presidency and the campaign with John Cooke The political and legal expert believes the functions of the Presidency must be clearly understood – and the skills required cannot be learned on the job Breaks the functions of the presidency into two groups – ‘soft power’ and ‘hard power’ Maintains the presidency requires complete integrity, settled temperament, subtle judgement and a sophisticated appreciation of the complexities of the functions from the outset  Have your say in this week’s Clare FM Online poll:   Who will you vote for as Ireland's next President?  •	Mary Davis  •	Sean Gallagher •	Michael D. Higgins •	Martin McGuiness •	Gay Mitchell •	David Norris •	Dana Rosemary Scallon   Cappa Lodge Residents described last year's Halloween festivities as a nightmare in Sixmilebridge with some living in fear in their homes due to anti-social behaviour, drinking, egg throwing, fireworks and the arrivals of large groups of youths from the Limerick and Shannon areas. Even Facebook invited people to "come to Sixmilebridge for a riot" on the night in question and now Gardai have pledged to ensure extra resources will be on hand to ensure there's no repeat this Halloween, while other local initiatives are being planned to allow young people to enjoy the night in a responsible and safe way Richard Cahill,Chairman of the Bridge Complex, Sixmilebridge, Clare Community Forum Representative and Member of Clare's Joint Policing Committee explained  A team of French forensic investigators arrived in Cork yesterday to conduct their own investigation into the death of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier at her West Cork home in Dunmanus West, Goleen, between 22nd  and the 23rd  December 1996 They are here to interview 31 people regarding the film producers murder Forensic scientists will also examine some of the 200 exhibits gathered from that time. The team of is expected to spend eight to 10 days here before returning to Paris Ralph Reigel, Southern Correspondent with The Irish Independent had a word with John.   In this week's Clare Citizens’ Information Service Free Legal Advice slot Will Cahir of Cahir and Co. Ennis discussed legal Structures: Company versus sole trader, partnerships and clubs versus associations versus company limited by guarantee   Keith Gibbons from Shannon is currently undergoing treatment in the USA for glioblastoma multiforme- a malignant brain tumour. A fundraiser has been organised for this Friday night in The Mill Bar Sixmilebridge to help pay for his treatment.   Don Murphy is a co-organiser of the Benefit Night for Keith Gibbons, he encouraged people to support them on Friday night   Tickets are €10 – available on the door or contact 087 937 0395.  Support also by looking up 'the K project' on facebook.   The Burren Sub Aqua Club are having an open night in the swimming pool in Shannon this Wednesday night and are encouraging people who are interested and/or curious to come along Clun Chairperson Mary O’Donnell and member James McMahon joined John in studio    ISPCA Warden Frankie Coote had advice on the proper care of animals and owners' legal obligations and also had news of some sheep kills that have occurred in O’Callaghan’s Mills and Clarecastle recently Contact Frankie on 087 622 52 53.   If you have a story, comment or query for the Morning Focus team email [email protected]