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Morning Focus Friday April 19

The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar is expected to conclude in Galway today
On Friday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with The Galway Independent's online editor Marie Madden who has been covering the inquest from the beginning

Morning Focus Thursday April 18

Ennis Councillor Brian Meaney has signalled his intention to stand for Fianna Fail in the next local elections
On Thursday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Councillor Meaney

Morning Focus Wednesday April 17

Trade unions will today formally reject the Croke Park 2 deal at a meeting of the public services committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Morning Focus Tuesday April 16

Two explosions close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon have killed at least 3 people, injuring more than 140
People have been describing the carnage in the aftermath of the explosions, which happened within seconds of each other

US President Barack Obama says those responsible will feel the "full weight of justice"

On Tuesday's Morning Focus with John Cooke we get local reaction

Morning Focus Monday April 15

Plans for the development of a new National School in Sixmilebridge are back on track
The Department of Education has proposed that the building project for Saint Finnachta's will be progressed through the architectural planning stage
On Monday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Principal of St. Finnachta’s NS Gareth Heagney and Chairperson of the Parents' Council Kristin Horan

Morning Focus Friday April 12

Two men sleeping in public toilets in Ennis have expressed hope their situation will improve following calls for help from the local district court judge
Ennis District Court heard this week that 52 year old Joseph Pavelka from the Czech Republic and 36 year old Polish man Peter Baram are sleeping in the public toilets in the Market and Parnell Street areas of the town, due to a lack of money and their alcohol problems

Morning Focus Thursday April 11

The inquest into the death of Savita Hallapanavar is expected to hear more medical evidence today
The 31 year old died from septicaemia last October following a miscarriage at Galway University Hospital
Many of the key witnesses have already testified, such as Savita's husband Praveen Halappanavar and her consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury
The inquest has still to hear from the coroner's own expert witnesses which include a former master of the National Maternity Hospital, Dr Peter Boylan

Morning Focus Wednesday April 10

Savita Halappanavar's inquest continues today with further evidence from a consultant who treated the 31 year old at Galway University Hospital where she died following a miscarriage

On Wednesday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Galway journalist Brian McDonald to get the latest from the inquest

Morning Focus Tuesday April 9

On Tuesday's Morning Focus we heard James Reilly, Minister for Health exclusive interview with John Cooke during his visit to Ennis General Hospital.

Morning Focus Monday April 8

The Health Minister is due to officially launch the new daycare centre at C