The Afternoon Show - Thursday January 17th 2013

On today’s edition of The Afternoon Show Gavin Grace was joined by Chris Keena.  Chris is the Manager of HMV in the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick. A sit-in's continuing at two HMV outlets in Limerick today, at Cruises Street and the Crescent Shopping Centre. Some 28 staff across the two stores remained at the two shops through Wednesday night after they were told by receivers, Deloitte, they were not getting paid. Staff were temporarily laid off while Deloitte assess the viability of the Irish operation.

Morning Focus Thursday January 17

Government has given approval for the construction of  a new Volunteer Coast Guard Station in Doolin
The project, to be overseen by the Office of Public Works will be tendered within a matter of weeks with construction anticipated to commence by May

On Thursday's Morning Focus Marian Egan spoke with Mattie Shannon of Doolin Coastguard and local Councillor Richard Nagle - who have been at the forefront of this campaign for many years and were delighted with the long awaited announcement. 

Bingo Results 17 January

There was 2 winners of yesterday’s prize which means today’s prize is 200euro.  Congratulations to Kathleen Reynolds from Quin who purchased her book from Paperchase Ennis, and Kathleen Horan from Scarriff who purchased her book from Centra Scarriff each win 100euro

It is week 7 and we are playing off the pink page of your book –  and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

38 2 49 29 11 66 87 32 8 9

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday January 16th 2013

Richard James is the Deputy Online Editor with Metro in London, he joined Gavin Grace on The Afternoon Show today following the news that two people have died after a helicopter crashed into a crane in central London and plunged to the ground. Four people were taken to hospital - one person's critically ill. Witnesses reported seeing debris falling from the sky after the aircraft struck the crane before exploding into flames near Vauxhall station during the morning rush hour.

Morning Focus Wednesday January 16

Elective surgery for patients across the Midwest, including here in Clare, was cancelled at the region's main hospital yesterday as it struggled to cope with extreme overcrowding
As of this morning there are 32 waiting in Emergency Department, Dooradoyle, for beds, six beds are blocked by norovirus- or the winter vomiting bug
The HSE are repeating yesterday’s appeal to the public to come to ED only in real emergency situations and visiting restrictions remain in force

Bingo Results 16 January


There was two winners of yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 200 Euro congratulations to Robyn Gorman Cree who purchased their book in Meanys Cree and Dermot McGuane In Ennis who purchased his book in Heaslips Ennis

It is week7 and we are playing off the BLUE page of your book – the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

26 8 32 70 80 21 78 43 50 9

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday January 15th 2013

On today’s edition of The Afternoon Show Gavin Grace spoke with Lucy Masterson, Co-Founder of Hireland. Hireland, the initiative which urges companies in Ireland to hire people in their ones and twos helped 4,000 people to find jobs in 2012. Launching their campaign for 2013, the grassroots initiative, which is run on a voluntary basis, got over 6,000 jobs ‘pledges’ from over 1,400 companies. Lucy Masterson believes that small and medium enterprises (SME’s) have become more willing to hire additional staff.

Morning Focus Tuesday January 15

On Tuesday's Morning Focus Marian Egan spoke with Deputy Joe Carey of Fine Gael who was en route to Dublin to attend a presentation on behalf of the Burren Beo to the  Agriculture joint Oireachtas committee meeting
Dr Brendan Dunford and Michael Davoren – IFA Burren- will be making presentations to the group in the hope of ensuring that in they will be able to retain funding under the new CAP
Deputy Carey and Deputy Pat Breen commented on last week's Oireachtas Health Committee hearings on the abortion issue.

Bingo Results 15 January

There was one winner of yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 200 Euro Congratulations to Maura O Connell from Ennis who purchased her book in Paper Chase Ennis
It is jackpot day and today’s jackpot number is 82 if this number is called out you could win or share today’s jackpot of €15,900

It is week 7 and we are playing off the ORANGE page of your book – the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

27 88 62 38 16 6 20 14 85 66

The Afternoon Show - Monday January 14th 2013

Welcome to The Afternoon Show Blog, on today’s edition of the show Gavin Grace was joined by Mary Skehan from the Motor Tax Office at Clare County Council to talk about the changes to the driving license system.  Drivers renewing their licenses or those applying for the first time this year will not be able to bring along their own photos. A European credit card-style licence is being phased in here from January 19th. It means you will no longer be able to use your regular chemist or photo booth image.