Morning Focus – Wednesday 20/06/18

On Wednesday’s Morning Focus the show started with a discussion about Trump’s latest anti-immigration measures with Leonie Kerins, CEO of Doras Luimnigh. Many are outraged at the new policy which separates parents and children at the US/Mexican boarder.

Then the show heard from Mayor of Ennis, Clare Colleran Molloy. She addressed people’s concerns surrounding plans for a new social housing development on the Kilrush Road.

Ending our first hour we asked should cancer warnings be put on drink products? We asked the public and Patricia Callan of Alcohol Beverage of Ireland (ABFI).


Going into our second hour Gavin chatted to Catherine Cox from Family Carers Ireland about the realities of a carers life once their loved one passes on.

Then we had an update on the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs with programme manager, Órlaith Borthwick.

Next on the show Pat Griffin, Senior Inspector for Agriculture urged schools to promote farm safety ahead of the summer holidays. There are resources available on the HSA website.

Rounding out the second hour Dermot Hayes talked about the Clare Leader Forum’s demands for the upcoming budget. Clare Leader Forum represents disabled people and wants the government to prioritize things like accessible transport and an increase in the disability pension.

Opening Morning Focus’ final hour was The Morning Focus Book Club. This week on the panel was Rita Mc Carthy and Dolores Meaney. They discussed Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project.

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Then Deborah Coughlan gave us the details on the Lissycasey Music Festival. The festival will be live at the Marquee on June 21st to 24th and all profits will go to Fergus Rovers Ladies Football Club, Lissycasey GAA, Fergus Athletic Club and Lissycasey Tidy Towns.

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Then it was time for our regular segment: The Best Song You’ve Never Heard with Brian Flynn.

Finally ending the show was Conor and Paddy Murray of Kilkee Forge. Kilkee forge is producing a massive artwork titled Bláth na hInse to mark Ennis as Ireland’s Cleanest Town. The artwork is expected to be unveiled in the Abbey Street Car Park in October 2018.

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