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Making Dreams Come True On Breakfast

We started the week on Breakfast on a high after Cratloe booked their place in the Munster Club hurling final. We relived the victory by bringing you some of the highlights of Syl O'Connor and Anthony Daly's commentary.

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MORNING FOCUS FRIDAY 7th NOVEMBER

MORNING FOCUS FRIDAY 7th NOVEMBER

Kilmaley  Businesswoman Maeve Sheridan a got in touch with show. Maeve is setting a new craft beer business in Kilmaley. She got in touch with the show as she is very unhappy about the grant system operated by the Clare Local Enterprise Board. Maeve hasn’t being able to get her application for grant aid processed and this is having an adverse effect on her business. She has done some research  and discovered that the interest rates for paying back loans to the board in Clare are extremely high in comparison to Dublin and feels this is further hampering new rural business.

Ian Bailey said he contemplated suicide due to “a deep sense of despair and hopelessness” and “collapse of normality” after being twice arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier. The second arrest was on January 20th 1998, the day of his 41st birthday, and a Garda from Dublin, Ted Murphy, told him there was “a nice little cell waiting for you in Mountjoy,” he said. Mary Carolan journalist with the  Irish Times updated listeners on the latest from the trial thats gripping the nation. 

bingo 7th november

It is week 45 and we are playing off the yellow page of your book the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

60    61    10    23    16    9    32    88    12    34

 

MORNING FOCUS THURSDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

MORNING FOCUS THURSDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 

In 2013, 5 cyclists and 31 pedestrians lost their lives on Irish roads, so far in 2014, 9 cyclists and 8 pedestrians have been killed. Scores of both cyclists and pedestrians have been injured over the last number of years while using our roads. Ennis will host the very first "Light Up The Night" event. This is a new safety campaign that will take place on Thursday November 6th. The main focus of this campaign is to educate all vulnerable road users on how to be visible to traffic. The campaign is to ensure that all road users not only wear high visibility clothing but clothing that is reflective also.  Cllr Mary Howard and Sgt. John Maloney were in studio to outline the initiative.

Catherine got in touch with us yesterday about her own adoption story. Yesterday we spoke about proposed new legislation which is aimed at helping those who have been adopted get access to their birth parents. Catherine contacted the show to talk about her owns struggles trying to find her parents. Catherine was born to an Irish mother in England and was later adopted by an Irish family.  She has made many attempts to find her birth mother over the years but has been left frustrated by the Irish system. Catherine outlined the difficulties she has faced in attempting to find her family with John.  

bingo 6th November

It’s Thursday November 6th

There was no winner of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize Is 1400 Euro 

It is week 45 and we are playing off the Pink page of your book the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

53    2    57    4    76    41    74    26    29    83

bingo 6th November

It’s Thursday November 6th

There was no winner of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize Is 1400 Euro 

It is week 45 and we are playing off the Pink page of your book the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

53    2    57    4    76    41    74    26    29    83

MORNING FOCUS WEDNESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

MORNING FOCUS WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

Over 40 per cent of people say they've felt unsafe in Ennis at some point over the last 12 months. The finding is contained in a - Do you feel safe in Ennis study.The question  was posed to over 400 people in the research conducted through the University of Limerick and Clare County Council.Three groups were surveyed as part of the work, the general population, students at two secondary schools and users of Clare Youth services.The findings were presented to Ennis Municipal District Cllrs yesterday and a representative of local Gardaí.Cllr James Breen (Ind) who chaired yesterdays meeting and Cllr Ann Norton (Ind) discussed the issue of safety in Ennis with John.

A group of Senators have published legislation they say would guarantee all adopted people a right to their original birth cert. Under the measures the adoption authority would also act as an agency if parents and children wanted to contact each other. Similar legislation has been in Scotland since the 1930s, England and Wales since the 1970s and Northern Ireland since 1987. Senator Fidelma Healy Eames who has adopted children and who co-sponsored the bill spoke to John about the proposed new legislation.

bingo 5th November

It’s Wednesday November 5th 

There were no winners of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 1200 Euro 

It is week 45 and we are playing off the Blue page of your book the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

84    19    36    67    34    11    82    8    78    33

MORNING FOCUS TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

MORNING FOCUS TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

Ironically, the weekend’s anti-water charge protests in Ennis, Shannon and Limerick, and indeed many other places around the country, took place in torrential downpours. However, this didn’t dampen the spirits of the estimated 1500,000 protesters, who sent a clear message to the Government that Irish Water is not the way to go. We spoke to some of the organisers and protesters who attended the march yesterday this morning some of our local TD’s speak to us on the issue. John was joined by Fianna Fails Timmy Dooley and Fine Gaels Joe Carey to debate the issue.

A leading member of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has appealed to the Irish bishops to ignore a new directive from the Vatican which threatens "untold damage" by changing the way the sign of peace is performed at Mass. Fr Brendan Hoban criticised a directive from the Congregation of Divine Worship in Rome, which forbids priests from leaving the altar to exchange the sign of peace with the congregation, including families at a funeral. Fr Tom Ryan Parish Priest of Shannon spoke to us about the issue.

Bingo 4th November

It’s Tuesday November 4th 

There was no winner of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 1000 Euro 

It is week 45 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  41   this number is the 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th number called out you could win or share today’s jackpot of 4200 Euro