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The Afternoon Show - Wednesday May 29th 2013

On today’s edition of The Afternoon Show Gavin Grace was joined by Teresa Heeney, Chief Operations Officer at Early Childhood Ireland to discuss reaction to RTE’s primetime Investigates programme aired last night. Early Childhood Ireland says they're both disturbed and saddened by the programme.

Morning Focus Wednesday May 29

On Wednesday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Aidan Kenny, Assistant General Secretary- Teachers' Union of Ireland  - a representative of TUI members at IT Tralee who said he believes academic staff there will welcome the decision of Flan Garvey to retire as its chairman.
26 members of staff there raised concerns that the former Mayor of Clare had plagiarised part of his thesis on the history of the parish of Inagh/Kilnamona, but Mr. Garvey was subsequently cleared of wrongdoing

Bingo 29th May

There was one winner of yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 200 Euro congratulations to Johnny meere in kildysert who purchased his book in cootes ennis

It is week2and we are playing off the BLUE page of your book –  the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

44 64 32 2 20 65 7 82 30 54

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday May 28th 2013

On Tuesday’s Afternoon Show Máire Moynahan spoke with John Leech of Irish Water Safety about how Primary schools are being asked to deliver their water safety programme before the beginning of the summer holidays. The warning comes from Irish Water Safety who says tragedies can be prevented by teaching children how to behave round water. Forty children have drowned in Ireland over the last 10 years – but the risk of drowning can be reduced if parents and teachers help children to stay safe around water.

Bingo 28th May

 

There was no winner of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 400 Euro

It is jackpot day and today’s jackpot number is 63  if this number is the 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th or 10th number called out you could win or share today’s jackpot of €5,100

It is week2 and we are playing off the ORANGE page of your book – the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

62 79 22 55 2 54 90 73 19 65

Morning Focus Tuesday May 28

A Dublin crèche involved in an RTÉ investigation into alleged mistreatment of children has employed a psychologist to counsel parents who may have been affected
Gardai and the HSE are investigating after allegations of child mistreatment were made in separate crèches last week
The Links facility at Abington in Malahide is apologising profusely for the distress caused, and says it has dismissed one worker and suspended three others

The Afternoon Show - Monday May 27th 2013

On today’s edition of The Afternoon Show Clare FM’s Máire Moynahan was joined by Avina McNally, the Acting Director of the Small Firms Association to discuss the stark figures that reveal only a quarter of young people aged under 25 are working in Ireland. This figure is down from half before the recession. The stats released by the Small Firms Association also reveal that for every 10 jobs for young people that existed in early 2008, six have now disappeared.

Morning Focus Monday May 27

There are only two days left to register online for the Local Property Tax

On Monday's Morning Focus John Cooke was joined in studio by Principal Officer of the Local Property Tax Branch of Revenue in Ennis Anne Looney and Alice Moore, also from the Local Property Tax Branch, Revenue, Ennis  
They answered listeners' queries, particularly with regard to self assessment and derelict buildings.

Contact the Local Property Tax Helpline on 1890 200 255 - it's open between 8am and 10pm today and tomorrow.

Let Us Entertain You

This week on the Breakfast show we're going to make your journey to the Bank Holiday Weekend easy.
 
We kicked off the week with the great news that the best place to holiday in Ireland is right here in Clare. Loop Head beat 1400 entries to take the title.
 
 
We've got two great competitions lined up.
 

Bingo 27th May

There was one winner of Fridays draw which means todays prize is 200 Euro congratulations to Anne Galvin from  kilmihil   who purchased her book in Fitzpatricks Kilmihil

It is week2 and we are playing off the Green page of your book –  the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

75 88 18 63 77 20 8 70 79 87