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The Afternoon Show - Thursday April 4th 2013

Speaking to Gavin Grace on The Afternoon Show today was Michelle Murphy, a Research and Policy Analyst with Social Justice Ireland. Rural Ireland and rural communities are coming under unprecedented pressures and many are fighting for survival, according to Social Justice Ireland.

Bingo 04th April

There were no winners from yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 400 euro
It is week 6 and we are playing off the pink page of your book –  and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

48 57 10 7 14 83 85 65 79 33

If you have managed to fill a panel with those numbers, call 065 6828966 before 8pm tonight and you could win or share in today’s prize of €400. If you are a winner, please keep your book until we verify the details.

Morning Focus Thursday April 4

Fire crews from across Clare battled for up to ten hours to bring a major gorse fire under control overnight
The blaze spread across hundreds of acres of scrubland between The Hand and Coore yesterday and also threatened a number of properties
A spokesperson for the Fire Services described it as one of the worst blazes they have dealt with in a number of years
Separately fire crews also attended 2 other gorse fires in East Clare yesterday at Ogonnelloe and Twomilegate

bingo 3rd April

There were 3 winners of yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 200 Euro congratulations to noel fleming in Kilkishen who purchased his book in Gleesons Kilkishen , Anne Brody in Kilnamona who purchased her book in donellons centra ennis and Patricia Mullaney Shannon who purchased her book in excel Shannon Each win 200 Euro

It is week6 and we are playing off the BLUE page of your book –  the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

62 57 37 35 61 8 74 49 84 5

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday April 3rd 2013

On today’s Afternoon Show John Logue, President of the Union of Students in Ireland joined Gavin Grace to discuss how the USI is appealing to the Labour party to ensure funding for the Youth Guarantee Scheme is secured. Under the scheme, which is part funded by the EU, education and training is provided for those out of work and aged under 25. The recent Eurostat figures show Ireland's rate of youth employment is 30.8%. President of the USI, John Logue, says tackling the issue is a chance for Labour to redeem its position in the coalition.

Morning Focus Wednesday April 3

Plans for new rules on school admissions have been announced by the Education Minister

Ruairi Quinn says he wants to radically overhaul the system to make it more structured, fair and transparent
First come, first served and past-pupil policies may soon be a thing of the past, as the Government attempts to even the playing field for school applications
Minister Quinn says he doesn't want to tell management how to run schools, but he does want to see them follow guidelines on what NOT to do, when it comes to enrolment policies

Bingo Results 2nd April

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There was no winner of good Fridays Draw And no winner of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 600 Euro

It is jackpot day and today’s jackpot number is 66   if this number is called out you could win or share today’s jackpot of €19200

It is week6 and we are playing off the ORANGE page of your book – eyes down and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

87 2 35 67 76 73 9 18 16 6

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday April 2nd 2013

On The Afternoon Show today Gavin Grace was joined by Ronan Lyons - Economist at Daft.ie to talk about how a two-tier property market is developing in Ireland. Dublin is recording gains in asking prices while the rest of the country continues to decline. A report from Daft.ie shows that asking prices in Dublin increased on an annual basis in the last quarter for the first time since 2007. Meanwhile a second report for the website MyHome.ie found that property prices in Dublin stayed the same in the last quarter of 2012 and the first three month of this year.

Morning Focus Tuesday April 2

On Monday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Clare's Sean McMahon - Irish National Teachers’ Organisation incoming Vice President
Sean will be officially announced as vice President of the INTO tomorrow evening and said this is the realisation of a lifelong ambition for him
The INTO’s Annual Congress 2013 began yesterday at the Silver Springs Hotel, Cork and runs until tomorrow - John asked Sean about the main issues of concern for teachers, the Croke Park deal and school patronage in Clare

The Afternoon Show - Friday March 29th 2013

On today’s edition of The Afternoon Show Gavin was joined by a panel of speakers to talk about the major news stories of the past week.  Today he was joined by Ann Cronin, an Ennis Artist and mother, Martin McMahon, Clare Chair of the ICMSA from O’Callaghan’s Mills and Tomas Mac Chonmara from Cuimhneamh an Chlair.  Among the news topics discussed this afternoon was how RTÉ has released figures for its top ten earners for 2010 and 2011. The broadcaster has also revealed details of its latest contract agreements for the first time.