Morning Focus Friday 28th March

On Fridays Morning Focus; Marian began by speaking to Ennis based solicitor William Cahir about the tapping of phone calls in Garda stations will impact legal cases.  It comes as a solicitor is to seek a review of John Dundon's conviction for murdering Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan, in light of revelations that gardaí were recording phone calls in and out of garda stations.  Solicitor John Devane is seeking reviews of a number of rape and murder convictions.  John Devane says, arising out of the taping scandal, he believes reviews are needed in a number of high profile Limerick cases, including Mr Dundon's.

Gavin's Male Make-Up Selfie For Daffodil Day

Great efforts across the county for Daffodil Day raising much needed finds for the Irish Cancer Society.

We wanted to do our bit on the Breakfast show and roped in Gavin from our news department to do one of the much talked about male make-up selfie. 

Armed with plenty of blusher and lipstick on Friday morning we transformed Gavin Grace to 'Grace Gavin.' Gav's a natural beauty and it didn't take much to get him looking fantastic. We made our donation by texting DAFFAPP TO 50300.

The Afternoon Show - Thursday March 27th 2014

On Thursday’s Afternoon Show Máire spoke with Case Officer and Eures Adviser at the Department of Social Protection – Mary Penny. The European Employment Services and Department of Social Protection are hosting a Jobs and Advice Fair in the Strand Hotel, Limerick on April 1st and 2nd. Meet employers from the locality, from several European countries and a host of training and advice agencies.  Free CV workshop on the day with advice on CV preparation and interview skills.

Bingo 28th March


There were two winners of yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 200 Euro  congratulations to bridget walsh from kilmihil who purchased her book in fitzpatricks kilmihil and bridie Kelly from kildysert who purchased her book in Michaels centra kildysert each win 100 Euro

It is week 13 and we are playing off the Yellow page of your book – eyes down and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

64 13 12 50 69 27 58 41 9 32

Morning Focus Thursday 27th March

On Thursdays Morning Focus Marian began by discussing the latest developments in the "Gardagate" situation.  She was joined by Pat Breen Clare Fine Gael TD and Richard Boyd Barrett People before Profit/United Left Alliance TD for Dun Laoghaire.  Alan Shatter yesterday apologised to the Garda whistleblowers and withdrew statements that Maurice McCabe and John Wilson didn't co-operate with internal inquiries into the penalty point's scandal.  His apology appears to have secured the support of the Labour Party - with Minister Brendan Howlin saying he has the "full confidence of every member of Government".  It's thought the Justice Minister will now survive the immediate consequences of the taping controversy at a number of Garda stations. Marian discussed the issue with both TD's. 

Reading Dog Helps Students

On Thursday's Breakfast show we found out all about the Reading Dog at Ennis National School.

Twice a week students in the reading class are visited by Mackey the dog and her owner Hillary O'Sullivan. Mackey sits and listens to students while they read. The dog has been coming to the school and supporting the kids for the last 3 years.

Reading Class Teacher Fiona De Buitléir started the project at the school after reading an article about the benefits of a Reading Dog.

Bingo 27th March

There were three winners of yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 200 Euro congratulations to Margaret Furlong tuamgraney who purchased her book in Paperchase Ennis, Pat Hogan in Inagh who purchased his book in wrynnes inagh and Assumptha Murrihy from Kildysert who purchased her book in Michaels centra Kildysert each win 67 Euro

It is week 13 and we are playing off the pink page of your book – eyes down and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday March 25th 2014

On today’s Afternoon Show Máire was joined in studio by Principal of Ballynacally National School, Conor Lynch and Mary King, a former teacher at the school to talk about plans to celebrate a milestone in the school’s history. Ballynacally National School celebrates 50 years in Education with a concert featuring staff members and pupils, past and present, in Ballynacally Community Centre March 29th @ 9pm.Tickets available from the school. Call 065 6832533

Morning Focus Wednesday 26th March

On Wednesdays Morning Focus; Marian began by speaking to Fiach Kelly Irish Times Political Correspondent about the revelations of secret recording of phone calls in Garda stations and fears that it could throw hundreds of criminal convictions into question.  The Government says that threat was behind its decision to establish a commission of inquiry into the practice - which has seen over 2-thousand-500 tapes come to light.  Justice Minister Alan Shatter will face intense scrutiny when he takes to his feet in the Dáil this morning.  He's due to discuss the fallout from the Garda Inspectorate report into the penalty point's scandal - as well as the phone call revelations which date back as far as the 1980s. Marian was also joined by Timmy Dooley, Clare Fianna Fáil TD and Martin Conway Clare Fine Gael Senator to get their views on the situation. 

Bingo 26th March

There was one winner of yesterday’s prize which means today’s prize is 200euro.  Congratulations to Rose Sharry from Liscannor who purchased her book from Paperchase Ennis.  Rose wins 600euro.

It is week13 and we are playing off the BLUE page of your book –  and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

54 45 72 67 89 47 64 43 9 62