Morning Focus – Wednesday 28/02/18

The midweek edition of Morning Focus previewed the arrival in Clare of the ‘Beast from the East’.

First on the show was Director of Operations at Shannon Airport, Niall Maloney, who spoke to Gavin about preparations and possible schedule changes.

After that, Gavin spoke to Neil Garvey, CEO of Muintir na Tíre, and Jim Connolly, Kilbaha-resident and founder of Rural Resettlement Ireland. They discussed the impact of severe weather on rural communities, and Jim spoke about his memories of the big freeze in 1982.

Next, Amy Forde, News Correspondent at the Irish Farmers Journal, gave advice for farmers and rural dwellers braving the cold snap.

Then, Gavin and John Cullinane, chair person of SVP in Clare, remembered the elderly and vulnerable during these weather conditions.

After that, Gavin and John Morgan, from Kilfenora, commemorated Irish Comedian Dermot Morgan on the 20th anniversary of his passing.

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Following that, Gavin chatted with Padraic McElwee, Head of Enterprise at Clare Local Enterprise Office (LEO) about Enterprise Week in Clare.

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Next, Gavin and Fíona de Buitléar, had a chat about the reading support provided for students with dyslexia from across Clare, at the Ennis National School.

Then, Gavin hosted the Morning Focus Book Club. Caroline Ahearne and Elaine Finn from the Shannon library joined him to discuss Ruth Fitzmaurice’s book ‘I Found My Tribe‘.

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After that, Gavin chatted with development office at An Clár as Gaeilge, Sarah Nic Conmara, about Ennis being recognised as a Líonra Gaeilge (Irish language network).

To round off the show, John Underhill of Burren Vets in Ennistymon joined Gavin in studio to discuss care of animals in cold weather.