Morning Focus Friday 7th February

On Fridays Morning Focus; Professor John Sweeney of the Geography Department in Maynooth discussed the recent storm damage with John Cooke.  The leading Irish Climatologist and Nobel Laureate gave his thoughts on the current weather situation.

Clare's Got Talent Semi-Finals Line-Up

The wait is over!! The 30 acts to make it through to the semi finals of Clares Got Talent 2014 have been revealed.

The winning act will take home €5,000 thanks to sponsors St Francis Credit Union.
Semi Final 1, Saturday 15th February - Tulóg, Cosa Damhsa, Andrea Sheahan, Breakthrough Dance, Harmony, Roisín O'Connell, True Street Music, Andie Doolan, Aoife Casey, Cogar.

The Afternoon Show - Thursday February 6th 2014

Today Máire Moynahan spoke with Joe O’Connor, President of the Union of Students in Ireland about how graduates, in particular graduate nurses are emigrating in increasing numbers.  Graduate Nurses say they're being forced to emigrate for better pay conditions. The group says their current starting salary of 22-thousand euro is significantly lower than pay for entry level positions in countries like Canada, where a nurse could expect around 43-thousand. They launched the ‘Everyone Loves Nurses’ campaign outside Leinster House this morning.

Another 10 Acts Through To The Clare's Got Talent Semi-Finals

This morning on the Breakfast show we announced another 10 acts that have made it though to the semi-finals of Clare's Got Talent 2014.

Cosa Damhsa, Breakthrough Dance, Harmony, Andie Doolan, Tri Thine, Sophie Morrissey, The Man in Black, Cairde an Ceoil, Sean O'Malley and Sarah McCarthy are all safely through.

They join Purple Electric, Andrea Sheahan, Broadway Dance Tappers, The Matildas, A&E Dance, Molly Brannock, Cristin Nolan, True Street Music, Cogar and Binneas.

Morning Focus Thursday 6th February

On today’s show, Pat O’Donoghue, Chairman of Ennistymon IFA, Tom Clair , the Vice Chairman and Rosemary Foley of Foley’s Food market, Ennistymon joined John Cooke to discuss how North Clare Farmers, Business representatives and local residents met in Ennistymon last night amid concerns and “outrage” over the future of the local mart.  The meeting was called following reports that Ennistymon Mart may be sold to Supermarket chain Aldi, and farmers are concerned at the loss of the local service in their area.

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday February 5th 2014

On today’s show Máire was joined by Donal Minihane from Hotel Doolin to let both budding and established writers know about how they are being invited to submit entries to the second annual Doolin Short Story Competition 2014, as part of the Doolin Writers’ Weekend.

First 10 Clare's Got Talent Semi-Finalists

The first 10 acts to make it through to the semi-finals for Clare's Got Talent 2014 have been revealed.

On the Breakfast show this morning it was announced that Purple Electric, Andrea Sheahan, Broadway Dance Tappers, The Matildas, A&E Dance, Molly Brannock, Cristin Nolan, True Street Music, Cogar and Binneas have all secured their place.

Another 10 will be announced on the Breakfast Show with  from 6am tomorrow morning, with the final 10 being revealed on Friday morning.

Clare's Got Talent Semi-finalists to be revealed

It's an exciting week on the Breakfast show.

On Monday's show we brought you a little taster of some of the acts that auditioned for Clare's Got Talent 2014 and this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we're revealing the semi-finalists.

Morning Focus Wednesday February 5th

Today’s Morning Focus discussed the issue of headstones. Joining Clare FM’s John Cooke in studio was Michael McTigue, a Monumental Sculptor from Kilnamona and Independent Ennis Town Councillor Michael Guilfoyle. Calls have been made for a clampdown on oversized monuments in cemeteries like Drumcliffe. Clare County Council may look at updating by-laws there along with the introduction of public lighting and CCTV following recent thefts and violent feuding incidents. John asked - should tighter restrictions be placed on large headstones in local graveyards?

bingo 5th February


There were two winners of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 200 Euro.  Congratulations to Josie Crowley from Cree who purchased her book from Meaney’s Cree, and John O’Loughlin from Mullagh who purchased his book from Londis Miltown Malbay each win 100euro.

It is week 6 and we are playing off the BLUE page of your book – eyes down and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

89 33 41 72 1 74 31 37 6 71