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bingo 2nd October

There was one winner of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is200 Euro 
Congratulations to Eilish Costello in Scariff who purchased her book in Centra Scariff Eilish wins 200 Euro 

It is week 40 and we are playing off the Pink page of your book the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

75    81    54    20    88    63    82    39    6    48

MORNING FOCUS WEDNESDAY 1ST OCTOBER

MORNING FOCUS WEDNESDAY 1ST OCTOBER

At a joint press conference in Dublin this morning (Tuesday 30 September 2014), Survivors of Symphysiotomy and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) rejected Minister Varadkar’s proposed ex gratia scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy.The unanimous rejection of the scheme was the result of a ballot held by Survivors of Symphysiotomy at Extraordinary General Meetings in Cork and Dublin over the weekend (27 and 28 September 2014). The scheme, which was presented to Survivors of Symphysiotomy earlier this month by Minister for Health, Dr Leo Varadkar TD, proposes a baseline payment of €50,000 for survivors who can provide proof of surgery, with higher payments for those who can show they suffer from a complex array of injuries that were caused directly by symphysiotomy.Ellen Moore from Ballyvaughan who isa  Symphysiotomy survivor  and Executive committee member Survivors of Symphysiotomy and Marie O’Connor Chairperson Survivors of Symphysiotomy joined Marian to discuss their decision.

Irish Water customers will have their metered charges capped at an assessed rate for the first nine months, according to the Commission for Energy Regulation.Irish Water had proposed that everyone would have their bills capped at the assessed rate for the first six months of charging, meaning any use above that level will be free. Those who come under that level will be entitled to a rebate. However, the CER has extended this period to nine months, or the first three billing periods, to allow people get to grips with water metering and how their usage will affect their bills. Cathy Mannion Director Water Commission for Energy Regulation spoke to Marian to try and answers listeners questions.

bingo 1st october

There was one winner of yesterdays daily and Jackpot draw which means today’s prize is 200 Euro,
Congratulations to Mary Fitzgerald in Kilmaley who purchased her book in O briens country store Kilmaley 
Mary wins 8400

It is week 40 and we are playing off the Blue page of your book the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

7    23    3    45    12    84    13    75    48    87

bingo 1st october

There was one winner of yesterdays daily and Jackpot draw which means today’s prize is 200 Euro,
Congratulations to Mary Fitzgerald in Kilmaley who purchased her book in O briens country store Kilmaley 
Mary wins 8400

It is week 40 and we are playing off the Blue page of your book the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

7    23    3    45    12    84    13    75    48    87

MORNING FOCUS TUESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER

MORNING FOCUS TUESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER

Clare County Council has voted to reduce the property tax charge here by the maximum amount of 15%.A special meeting on the issue was held at Áras Chontae an Chláir this morning which saw members of the technical group and Fianna Fáil join forces with the exception of Cllrs Christy Curtin and Ian Lynch.

The 17 Councillors, who formed a pact on the issue, voted for a full reduction of 15 per cent on the property tax. While Fine Gael voted against the reduction saying it would mean on average a reduction of 26 to 66 cent a week in people's bills in 2015. The vote was carried and the reduction in the charge will come into force in 2015.Joe Carey TD (FG), Timmy Dooley (FF) joined Marian to talk about the controversial decision.

Irish Water has said landlords will not be held liable for arrears of water charges built up by their tenants.The utility firm said landlords will be sent application packs in relation to their rental properties, which they must forward to the tenants. In the case of an owner occupier, the full allowances in relation to water usage are allocated in the normal way and the occupier is liable for the bill. Margaret McCormackInformation Officer with Irish Property Owners' Association spoke to Marian in an attempt to clarify the situation.

bingo 30th September

It’s Tuesday September30th 
There were no winners of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 600 Euro 

It is week 40 and we are playing off the orange page of your book the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers
It is jackpot day and today’s jackpot number is 61    if this number called out you could win or share today’s jackpot of 7800 Euro   

MORNING FOCUS MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER

MORNING FOCUS MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER

Clare County Council has voted to reduce the property tax charge here by the maximum amount of 15%.A special meeting on the issue was held at Áras Chontae an Chláir this morning which saw members of the technical group and Fianna Fáil join forces with the exception of Cllrs Christy Curtin and Ian Lynch. The 17 Councillors, who formed a pact on the issue, voted for a full reduction of 15 per cent on the property tax. While Fine Gael voted against the  reduction saying it would mean on average a reduction of 26 to 66 cent a week in people's bills in 2015.The vote was carried and the reduction in the charge will come into force in 2015.Cllrs Tom McNamara (FF), Bill Slatery (FG) and PJ Ryan (Ind) spoke to Marian about the controversial decision

The North Clare Historical Society will commence its new lecture series on Monday 29th September with a talk by Eddie Lenihan entitled From Corofin to Lahinch: Footing it on the West Clare Railway.   Lenihan, author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster is a native of Brosna, County Kerry and currently resides in Crusheen, County Clare. He is a collector of folk tales, recording stories told by older people as passed to them in oral tradition, and then distributing them to a wider audience via print, audio and filmed recordings. He is currently working on a novel on The Civil War in County Kerry based on oral material he collected there in the 1970s. Local historian and renowned story Teller Eddie Lenihan was in studio to chat about the new lecture series.

bingo 29th september

There were no winners of Fridays draw which means today’s prize is 400 Euro  

It is week40 and we are playing off the Green page of your book the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

28    71    34    21    61    19    17    76    35    54

Archive: 1990 Robbie McMahon Live in Clare FM Studios

Robbie McMahon - Live in Studio 1990

  • Original Broadcast Date: 15th May 1990
  • Location: Clare FM Studio's, Francis Street, Ennis

 

On Friday 15th May 1990 Robbie McMahon took a seat in the old Clare FM studios and sang and lilted.as only he could.

The so-called "King of Spancillhill" was best known for his famous rendition of the song that immortalised his own native parish, as well as other legendary ballads like the Fleadh Down in Ennis.

MORNING FOCUS FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

MORNING FOCUS FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

THREE men in their 70s have been seriously injured, with one understood to have lost a leg, in a hit and run incident at Parteen after they were knocked down by a stolen car driven by two burglars which was being pursued by gardai this Thursday evening. The three men had earlier played pitch and putt at the Parteen course before they called to Brown’s Bar in the village for refreshments. Cllr Cathal Crow who represents the Parteen area joins me now. Freelance journalist Katherine Hayes spoke to John about this disturbing story

The Toaiseach has denied claims of stroke politics, cronyism or that he told his Arts Minister appointed to the board of the IMMA. It follows John