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Morning Focus Friday October 11

On Friday's Morning Focus John Cooke discussed the upcoming Budget 2014 and last weekend's referendum outcomes with Clare Fine Gael Deputy Pat Breen. 

The Afternoon Show - Thursday October 10th 2013

 Joining Máire on today’s show was Deirdre Moriarty, Acting Operations Manager with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. To mark World Sight Day on Thursday 10th October, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind would like to invite more people who are vision impaired in the Clare region to consider training with a Guide Dog or access its Orientation and Mobility (Long Cane) Training programme. Currently 172 people have a Guide Dog in Ireland with an average of 40 Guide Dog Partnerships created each year. There are 3 people with a Guide Dog in Clare.

Morning Focus Thursday October 10

The official HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar was published yesterday
It found a series of failures in the provision of basic medical care and that staff in University Hospital Galway failed to recognise Mrs Halappanavar's infection and deterioration
The report went on to say there were a number of missed opportunities which, if acted upon, may have changed the outcome of her care

On Thursday's Morning Focus we heard HIQA Director of Regulation Phelim Quinn speaking at yesterday’s publication launch

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday October 9th 2013

On today’s programme Georgina Campbell, food writer and Editor of Georgina Campbell’s Ireland talked about how despite being in a fight for survival, the Irish hospitality sector is reportedly blighted by poor service in restaurants and bad beds in hotels. This is the experience of food writer Georgina Campbell, who has been travelling the country inspecting food establishments for her annual food awards and hospitality guides. However, she also said the hospitality sector was finally seeing green shoots of recovery after years of recession.

 

Morning Focus October Wednesday 9

Ennis Town Council members are to Write to the Taoiseach, Environment Minister Phil  Hogan, Senators to ask them to consider retaining but reforming town councils as opposed to their abolition in 2014

This comes following the weekend result in the referendum in which the country opted for the retention of the Seanad
Irelands electorate voted against the coalition campaign to abolish the upper house with a 52% majority saying the would like to keep it
Councillors now believe the same can be done with Town Councils

Bingo 09th October

There was no winner of yesterday’s prize which means today’s prize is 400euro.

It is week 9 and we are playing off the BLUE page of your book –  and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

47 76 33 57 48 60 83 11 7 19

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.

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday October 8th 2013

On today’s Afternoon Show Máire spoke with John Carmody from the Animal Rights Action Network. ARAN has today slammed the producers of Love Hate in relation to the first episode in a new series that showed two young teenagers literally blasting a cat to death and then laughing hard. ARAN is incensed and angered, and whilst we are aware the cat was not actually killed, this scene does irreparable damage to our work of curbing violent crimes towards animals and comes at a time of record reports of violence towards animals around the country.

Morning Focus Tuesday October 8

A strike by more than 3000 junior doctors got underway at 51 hospitals around the country this morning
Up to 15-thousand patients look set to be affected as a result of the long running dispute between the HSE and the Irish Medical Organisation over long working hours faced by non-consultant hospital doctors
Those staging strike action have agreed to provide weekend cover for in-patients and emergency care

Bingo 8th October

 

There was one winner of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 200 Euro. Congratulations to carmel Whelan from Doolin who purchased her book in mace Ennis Carmel wins 800 Euro 

It is jackpot day and today’s jackpot number is 79 if this number is called out you could win or share today’s jackpot of €7,500

It is week 9 and we are playing off the ORANGE page of your book – eyes down and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

The Afternoon Show - Monday October 7th 2013

On Monday’s edition of The Afternoon Show Máire Moynahan was joined by Arthur Watson and Jack O’Keeffe, organisers of a special event tonight called “Talking Man to Man” Talking Man To Man is an open Public meeting, which will be held in The Junction Cloughleigh, Ennis tonight - Monday 7th of October at 7pm.  The night will feature talks with guest speakers from the Men’s Network.