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Morning Focus Tuesday November 20

On Tuesday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Ballynacally native Geraldine Kelly,  Chairperson fo MicroFinance Ireland - a new lending organisation, set up by the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, to finance small businesses which are finding it difficult to obtain credit
It’s hoped the venture will support thousands of jobs over the next decade.

The Afternoon Show Monday November 19th 2012

Joining Gavin Grace on The Afternoon Show today was Dr. Margaret Sheridan Pereira, a senior clinical lecturer in paediatrics at Trinity College and The Coombe.  They discussed a scientific report published today by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), which highlights key recommendations to improve the nation’s baby feeding patterns and nutrition.

Bingo Results 19th November


There was no winner from Fridays draw which means todays prize Is 400 Euro

It is week11 and we are playing off the GREEN page of your book –  the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

Morning Focus Monday 19th November 2012

On today’s Morning Focus John Cooke featured a special report on employment and industry in Shannon. On Friday - the Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he expects up to 12 hundred new jobs to be created in Co. Clare in the next year with the announcement of new management structures for Shannon airport and its surrounding industrial estates. Minister Noonan was speaking at the launch of WIPRO, a new financial support company which has taken on 180 staff formerly employed by the Lloyds Banking Group in East Park Shannon.

Prizes Galore this weekend!

Hello everybody! Happy weekend, it feels so good to say that!

We've lots to give-away this weekend.

To celebrate Santa's visit to Irish Seed Savers in Scariff we have two family tickets to see Santa at Irish Seed Savers Association any Saturday and Sunday this December.

Want a break from the kitchen? Well you could win a €25 voucher for Eddie Rockets Ennis and Limerick with Saturday Night Take Away.

The Afternoon Show - Friday November 16th 2012

On The Afternoon Show Gavin Grace spoke with Cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken. Mary is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Leadership, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  She discussed the emerging phenomenon of 'Cyberchondria'. When it comes to our health, we’ve never had more resources at our fingertips. We can now access immediate information online about every symptom, sign or itch we experience. But when does having a little bit of knowledge turn into an obsession?

Morning Focus Friday November 16th2012

On today’s Morning Focus John Cooke was joined by Independent Shannon Councillor Patricia McCarthy,Ruan Fine Gael Councillor, Joe Arkins and Kilrush Fianna Fail Councillor, PJ Kelly to discuss Minister Phil Hogan’s plans regarding electoral area boundaries. The future Clare County Council looks set for a major shake-up after the Environment Minister announced terms for the new local electoral area Boundary Committee.

Bingo Results 16th November

There was two winners of yesterdays draw which means todays draw is 200 Euro Congratulations to Marie Bugler from Scarriff who purchased her book from Treacy’s Tuamgraney, and Marie Connellan from Ennis who purchased her book from O’Dowd’s Ennis each win 100euro

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

77 27 45 25 29 6 73 67 43 88

The Afternoon Show - Thursday November 15th 2012

On The Afternoon Show today Gavin Grace spoke with Puneet Saidha, Director of Research Support Services at the University of Limerick following the news that UL has secured €5.3 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland.
The funding was awarded to research groups where projects demonstrated partnerships and collaborations, links with industry and sustainable planning. The award to UL includes projects in which researchers are working closely with Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Food companies, among others.

Morning Focus Thursday 15th November 2012

On today’s edition of Morning Focus John Cooke discussed how the Social Protection Minister's confirmed the free travel scheme for pensioners is, like all expenditure, being looked at for budget cuts. More than 1.1 million people avail of the perk - either directly or through a 'companion pass'. Minister Joan Burton says rooting out fraud from the scheme could be one place to start - with nearly 50 passes seized in the last month alone.