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Blogs

Morning Focus Friday February 8

On Friday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Minister for Education & Skills Ruairí Quin about the debt deal secured yesterday and the school patronage surveys being conducted in Shannon and other selected areas of the country 

Morning Focus Friday February 8

On Friday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Minister for Education & Skills Ruairí Quin about the debt deal secured yesterday and the school patronage surveys being conducted in Shannon and other selected areas of the country 

The Afternoon Show - Thursday February 7th 2013

On The Afternoon Show today Gavin Grace spoke with Paul O’Callaghan. Paul is the Floorball Coach with Team Ireland who have returned home to a heroes’ welcome last evening following an incredible performance at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea. James Murphy from Corbally, Quin returned home with a bronze medal. 

Bingo Results 07 February

There was two winners of yesterday’s prize which means today’s prize is 200euro.  Congratulations to Doreen Carrig from Newmarket on Fergus who purchased her book in Great Gas Newmarket and Elizabeth Gleeson From Ennis Who purchased her book in O Dowds Ennis

It is week 10 and we are playing off the pink page of your book – the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

45 1 17 23 27 8 53 34 11 88

Morning Focus Thursday February 7

Emergency legislation to liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank was rushed through the Dail overnight - ahead of an expected announcement on bank debt deal for Ireland today
The Finance Minister's admitted he nearly had to move several times in recent months to liquidate the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation
Michael Noonan says he was forced into liquidating the zombie bank in a dramatic late night Dáil sitting because he wasn't able to deny media reports that this was what he intended to do

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday February 6th 2013

Moninne Griffith is the Director of Marriage Equality.  She joined Gavin Grac eon today's Afternoon Show as supporters of gay marriage in Ireland are hoping the move to legislate for gay marriage in the UK will influence the Irish government. The topic of same-sex marriage is to be discussed at a meeting of the Constitutional Convention here in April and the group, 'Marriage Equality' say they're confident that the outcome of the discussions will be positive.

Bingo Results 06 February

There were six winners of yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 200 Euro congratulations to Geraldine Considine Clarecastle who purchased her book in wards clarecastle Margaret healy doonbeg who purchased her book in leisure centre Kilrush ,Bernie Kelly Kilfenora who purchased her book in Fitzpatricks ennistymon monika mcmahon who purchased her book in sheedys darragh Eugene donnellon who purchased his book in miltown post office and Noreen mulqueen who purchased her book in o dowds Turnpike Each win 33 Euro

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday February 5th 2013

Joining Gavin on The Afternoon Show today was Ennis Councillor Mary Howard and TJ Waters, both members of the Ennis Phoenix Twinning Board. Ennis Phoenix Twinning events are being held around Clare’s County town this St. Patrick's Day.  Saint Mary’s Catholic High School Band from Phoenix, Arizona has accepted an invitation to play in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ennis this year, but are seeking listeners' help in transporting large instruments, or securing alternatives.

Morning Focus Wednesday February 6

The report on the treatment of women in the Magdalene laundries was published yesterday

Representatives of the survivors of Magdalene laundries and their families say Enda Kenny's statement in the Dáil yesterday does not go far enough
The Justice for Magdalene group says it wants an apology from the religious orders, but a full apology from the State would be the most meaningful

On Wednesday's Morning Focus John Cooke discussed this with political correspondent with the Irish Examiner Mary Regan