Morning Focus – Wednesday 04/04/18

The midweek edition of Morning Focus heard a number of interesting stories and met a number of inspiring guests.

Among those was discussion of the topic of sexual consent and young people with Margaret Slattery and Adrionna Meere of Clare Youth Service.

Listen back below:


The show opened with a look at the topic of adoption. A new information service is being launched by Ornamore native and former FG senator, Fidelma Healy-Eames.

Then, the talk turned to teaching as Gavin was joined by the new President of the INTO, Joe Killeen from Tubber.

After that, Gavin was joined in studio by Cormac O’Sullivan of O’Sullivan Hansbury in Ennis, to discuss trends in property prices in Clare.

The worsening fodder situation was then discussed with Clare County Chair of the IFA, Willie Hanrahan.

Dr Jim Bradley was Gavin’s next guest. After suffering a stroke, he is now sharing the lessons of his recovery in a new book RISE UP – Revolution You. Listen back below:

The Morning Focus Book Club gathered in studio to discuss ‘The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August’ by Claire North.

Gavin was joined by Séamus Ryan and Peter Downes of Clare County Library. Listen back below:

Then, Gavin met Miriam Donnellan from Connolly who is organising a fundraising event at Lees Road on Saturday (April 7) in memory of her late daughter, Maxine. Listen back below:

The show wrapped up with a chat with Peter Curtin of the Burren Storehouse who is organiser of the Taste of Tolkien Festival this Saturday (April 7).