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Morning Focus Friday 30th May

On Fridays Morning Focus Marian began by speaking to Mary Mulholland Cabin Manager with Aer Lingus based at Shannon.  Mary is on the picket line today at Shannon airport.   A 24 hour strike by Aer Lingus cabin crew is underway at Shannon, Cork and Dublin Airports. 

Morning Focus Thursday 29th May

On Thursdays Morning Focus Marian began by speaking to Niall Shanahan IMPACT Communications Officer as staff threatening to strike at Aer Lingus say it's too late to call it off.  They're set to walk off the job at Shannon, Dublin and Cork on  Friday in a long-running row over rosters.  Mr Shanahan told Marian that IMPACT has accepted the airline's offer to talk, but a time and place hasn't been set.

Morning Focus Wednesday 28th May

On Wednesdays Morning Focus John began by speaking to Liadh ni Riada  Ireland South MEP.    There were emotional scenes as Sinn Fein's Liadh Ni Riada become the party's first MEP in Ireland South.  She took the second seat exceeding the quota in the fourth count with a total of 130,840 votes.  John spoke to Liadh about she feels she can do for the people of Clare.  

Morning Focus Tuesday 27th May

On Tuesdays Morning Focus John began by speaking to Juno McEnroe Political Reporter with The Irish Examiner as nominations open for the job of Labour leader. 

Morning Focus Monday 26th May

On Mondays Morning Focus John took a look back at what's been a very busy weekend in local politics.

Morning Focus Friday 23rd May

On Fridays Morning Focus John began by speaking to Sylvia Murphy-Tighe from Newmarket-on-Fergus.  The ‘Keeping it Secret’ study is being undertaken by Sylvia Murphy-Tighe, an experienced midwife and lecturer at University of Limerick from Co Clare, with the backing of the Health Research Board and Trinity College Dublin. 

Morning Focus Thursday 22nd May

On Thursdays Morning Focus John began by speaking to Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence Pádraig Mac Lochlainn as Sinn Fein's local election candidate in Ennis has resigned from the party after it emerged that he had made an offensive comment about travellers on Facebook.