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Morning Focus Thursday January 10

On Thursday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Ciara Staunton of the School of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway

Morning Focus Thursday January 10

On Thursday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Ciara Staunton of the School of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway

Morning Focus Wednesday January 9

Yesterday saw TDs and Senators begin three days of hearings on the government decision to legalise abortion in certain circumstances

On Wednesday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Political Correspondent with The Irish Daily Mail Niamh Lyons who summarised the arguements made by members of the medical profession on Tuesday's hearing.

Kieran Murphy - President of the Irish Medical Council - said the politicians need to ensure they get the legislation right

Morning Focus Tuesday January 8

Clare's most senior officer moved to allay fears of residents and businesses in East Clare last night over the latest raft of Garda station closures
Broadford is one of eight locations set to lose its station as part of reform of the force despite a 40 thousand upgrade of facilities there just two years ago
Last night Chief Superintendent John Kerin assured those gathered that there would be increased patrols and garda clinics for clerical requirement sof the community

Morning Focus Monday January 7

On the first Morning Focus of 2013 we heard about how business and commercial activity went over Christmas and looked back on 2012 with business representatives from throughout the county

John Cooke was joined in studio by Ger Dollard, Ennis Town Manager who said that pedestrianisation of the main street and free parking incentive aided Christmas trade

Ennis Town Council invite members of the public to get in touch with their views by emailing info@ennistowncouncil.ie

Morning Focus Christmas Eve Special

On a Morning Focus Christmas Eve special John Cooke was joined in studio by Ennis based choir 'The Wylde Roses'
He spoke with choir director Doireann Wylde and members Majella Daniels and Fiona McGrath  who were among the fourteen choir members in studio

They performed Winter Song

Niall Ennis of Carrygerry House, Newmarket on Fergus, joined John in studio for some festive food tips!

Morning Focus Friday December 21

On Friday's Morning Focus, Producer Niamh McNamara took a trip to the Laurel Lodge accommodation centre on the Clare Road in Ennis run by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
It's been open for five years and provides emergency accommodation for thirteen men
Morning Focus producer Niamh McNamara visited Laurel Lodge this week and met staff and residents

Special thanks to Pat Cahill, Gerry Kelly, Tom Larkin, Tony Meehan and the residents,including Frankie, Christy and Keith.  

Morning Focus Friday December 21

On Friday's Morning Focus, Producer Niamh McNamara took a trip to the Laurel Lodge accommodation centre on the Clare Road in Ennis run by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
It's been open for five years and provides emergency accommodation for thirteen men
Morning Focus producer Niamh McNamara visited Laurel Lodge this week and met staff and residents

Special thanks to Pat Cahill, Gerry Kelly, Tom Larkin, Tony Meehan and the residents,including Frankie, Christy and Keith.  

Morning Focus Thursday December 20

On Thursday's Morning Focus John Cooke was joined by retired Bishop of Killaloe Dr. Willie Walsh

He gave his thoughts on Christmas as well as memories of the festive season from his childhood and also spoke about enjoying his retirement.

Morning Focus Wednesday December 19

On Wednesday's Morning Focus with John Cooke Clare County Council's budget for 2013 was up for discussion

Tom Coughlan, Clare County Manager, spoke with Clare FM’s Gavin Grace at yesterday’s council meeting where he outlined their budget