Blogs

Morning Focus Wednesday April 3

Plans for new rules on school admissions have been announced by the Education Minister

Ruairi Quinn says he wants to radically overhaul the system to make it more structured, fair and transparent
First come, first served and past-pupil policies may soon be a thing of the past, as the Government attempts to even the playing field for school applications
Minister Quinn says he doesn't want to tell management how to run schools, but he does want to see them follow guidelines on what NOT to do, when it comes to enrolment policies

Bingo Results 2nd April

.
There was no winner of good Fridays Draw And no winner of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 600 Euro

It is jackpot day and today’s jackpot number is 66   if this number is called out you could win or share today’s jackpot of €19200

It is week6 and we are playing off the ORANGE page of your book – eyes down and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

87 2 35 67 76 73 9 18 16 6

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday April 2nd 2013

On The Afternoon Show today Gavin Grace was joined by Ronan Lyons - Economist at Daft.ie to talk about how a two-tier property market is developing in Ireland. Dublin is recording gains in asking prices while the rest of the country continues to decline. A report from Daft.ie shows that asking prices in Dublin increased on an annual basis in the last quarter for the first time since 2007. Meanwhile a second report for the website MyHome.ie found that property prices in Dublin stayed the same in the last quarter of 2012 and the first three month of this year.

Morning Focus Tuesday April 2

On Monday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Clare's Sean McMahon - Irish National Teachers’ Organisation incoming Vice President
Sean will be officially announced as vice President of the INTO tomorrow evening and said this is the realisation of a lifelong ambition for him
The INTO’s Annual Congress 2013 began yesterday at the Silver Springs Hotel, Cork and runs until tomorrow - John asked Sean about the main issues of concern for teachers, the Croke Park deal and school patronage in Clare

The Afternoon Show - Friday March 29th 2013

On today’s edition of The Afternoon Show Gavin was joined by a panel of speakers to talk about the major news stories of the past week.  Today he was joined by Ann Cronin, an Ennis Artist and mother, Martin McMahon, Clare Chair of the ICMSA from O’Callaghan’s Mills and Tomas Mac Chonmara from Cuimhneamh an Chlair.  Among the news topics discussed this afternoon was how RTÉ has released figures for its top ten earners for 2010 and 2011. The broadcaster has also revealed details of its latest contract agreements for the first time.

Bingo Results 29 March

There were 2 winners  of yesterday’s prize which means today’s prize is 200euro congratulations to Mary Margaret Healy from Lisdoonvarna who purchased her book in Jordans Lisdoonvarna and Geraldine Brew from Tullycrine who purchased her book from Centra Kilmihill, each win 100euro.

It is week5 and we are playing off the Yellow page of your book –  and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

88 10 9 59 20 12 69 50 39 58

Morning Focus Friday March 29

Marian Egan was joined in studio by Franciscan Fr. Caoimhin O’Laoide of the Ennis Friary on Friday's Morning Focus

Fr. Caoimhin spent some time in the Holy Land and described what it's like there at Easter time

The Afternoon Show - Thursday March 28th 2013

On today’s edition of The Afternoon Show Gavin Grace spoke with Mark Beazley, Executive Director of Dogs Trust Ireland - Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity – following the news that Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney is to introduce compulsory microchipping for dogs. The charity has hailed the Government’s commitment to the plan for all dogs as a watershed for dog welfare. Dogs Trust has long campaigned for the introduction of compulsory microchipping, which has proven to be the most effective way of ensuring lost dogs are returned to their owners.

Bingo Results 28 March

There were two winners of yesterday’s prize which means today’s prize is 200euro.  Congratulations to Brigid Mulready from Sixmilebridge who purchased her book from Reddins Post Office Sixmilebridge, and Mary McSweeney from Lisseycasey who purchased her book from Talty’s Lissycasey. Each win 100 euro

It is week 5 and we are playing off the pink page of your book – and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

58 59 70 9 43 6 83 84 42 64

Morning Focus Thursday March 28

Plans for a major roads project in South East Clare, including the Bypass of Killaloe have been given the green light by An Bord Pleanala

On Thursday's Morning Focus Marian Egan spoke with Project Manager  Tom Tiernan, Senior Engineer with Clare County Council who welcomed the news