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Morning Focus Monday June 24

On Monday's Morning Focus Marian Egan was joined in studio by a number of Clare county councillors - the newly elected Mayor of Clare - Ruan Councillor Joe Arkins; Deputy Mayor John Crowe of Sixmilebridge and outgoing Mayor Councillor Pat Daly from Ennis

They spoke about their hopes for the year ahead, councillors pay and expenses and changes to Clare's electoral boundaries.

Morning Focus Friday June 21

On Friday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Clinical Director of the University Hospitals of Limerick Dr Con Cronin

Morning Focus Thursday June 20

The National Council for Special Education is cutting the number of teaching hours for children with special needs.
It says the number of teaching posts remains the same - but a 10 per cent increase in the number of children with special needs, means an adjustment of 25 per cent on 2011 levels was necessary.
This September, a child with special needs that would have previously received 1 hour of extra teaching support - will get just 45 minutes.

Morning Focus Wednesday June 19

On Wednesday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Professor Declan Lyons, Consultant Physician at Limerick University Hospital and Professor of Medical Science, University of Limerick

Morning Focus Tuesday June 18

On Tuesday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte about the strategic investment fund that was launched on Thursday, fracking, the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill and the G8 Summit.

The G8 summit continues in Enniskillen today with leaders due to discuss tax and transparency
Yesterday much of the focus was on Syrian conflict, however, no agreement was reached between the US and Russia on how to proceed

Morning Focus Monday June 17

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill is to be debated in the Dail this week

On Monday's Morning Focus with John Cooke, Jacqueline Healy - Women’s Health and Human Rights Worker- National Women’s Council of Ireland and Geraldine Martin of the Pro Life Campaign discussed the legilsation.

Morning Focus Friday June 14

On Friday's Morning Focus John Cooke was joined by guests to discuss the outcome of the the report into the death of Savita Halappanavar

Published yesterday, the report says medical staff failed to offer all management options - including a termination.
The clinical review - published yesterday says there was an inadequate assessment and monitoring of the 31-year-old's deteriorating condition.
The Health Service Executive appointed inquiry team also says there was a non adherence to the relevant clinical guidelines on sepsis.

Morning Focus Thursday June 13

On Thursday's Morning Focus - presented by Marian Egan - Marian spoke with Political Corespondent with The Irish Daily Mail Niamh Lyons about the new legislation on abortion has been published

Morning Focus Wednesday June 12

There was good news all round on Wednesday's Morning Focus

Miltown Malbay is celebrating an employment boost today with the opening of a brand new supermarket
Jones's Supervalu on the Ennis Road in Miltown Malbay formally opens it's doors to the public, and will employ 50 people in it's purpose built premises, which together with local community facilities represents a 5.5 million euro investment in the local economy

John Cooke spoke with John Jones - owner of Supervalu, Miltown Malbay who is delighted to be opening for business

Morning Focus Tuesday June 11

On Tuesday's Morning Focus John Cooke discussed cycling safety on our roads