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Blogs

Morning Focus Friday October 26

On Friday's Morning Focus John Cooke spoke with Shannon Parish Priest Fr Tom Ryan about the new class of poor that has emerged during the depression
He feels more and more families are falling into the poverty trap with few places to turn and are at risk  of turning to money lenders
He is concerned for people in this state- and he thinks that the instances of this kind of borrowing are on the rise

Bingo Results 26 October

There was 2 winners from yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 200euro. Congratulations to Alex Kyriacou from Ennis who purchased his book from Downs and Howards Ennis, and Mary Moore from Ballinacally who purchased her book from Henry’s Daybreak, Lisseycasey. Each win 300euro

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

20 16 85 57 90 80 84 4 18 76

The Afternoon Show - Thursday October 25th 2012

Joining Clare FM’s Gavin Grace on today’s Afternoon Show was Tom King. Tom is a Board Member of the Disabled People of Clare group and Vice Chairman of the Centre of Independent Living.  He spoke to Gavin about how the Ombudsman's hit out at the Department of Health over the operation of a payment for disabled people. Emily O'Reilly says the upper age limit that's imposed on the mobility allowance is illegal. It doesn't allow people aged 66 or over to apply for the benefit, which is worth up to €208.50 per month.

Bingo Results 25 October

There was no winner from yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 600 Euro.
 
It is week7 and we are playing off the PINK page of your book –  and the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

79 64 81 1 90 66 37 86 32 62

If you have managed to fill a panel with those numbers, call 065 6828966 before 8pm tonight and you could win or share in today’s prize of €600. If you are a winner, please keep your book until we verify the details.

Morning Focus Thursday October 25

Clare's government representatives are being urged to lobby the Justice Minister to lift  the recruitment embargo on Gardaí as falling numbers have put further stations here at risk  of closure

Morning Focus Wednesday October 24

On Wednesday's Morning Focus John Cooke was joined by Maria Mhic Mhenamin, spokesperson of
Parents for Children who is advocating a No vote in the upcoming Children's referendum of November 10th and Caroline O’Sullivan, ISPCC Director of Services and spokesperson for the Yes for Children campaign. 

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday October 24th 2012

Bernie Ruane of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) and a teacher at St. Patrick’s Comprehensive in Shannon spoke to Clare FM’s Gavin Grace as around 2,000 teachers are expected to protest in Dublin this afternoon - over potential budget cutbacks.The demonstration is being organised by the three main teaching unions - the ASTI, the TUI and the INTO.

Bingo Results 24 October

There was no winner from yesterdays draw which means todays prize is 400 Euro
It is week7 and we are playing off the BLUE page of your book –  the very best of luck – here are today’s numbers

83 87 43 19 25 3 80 66 60 29

If you have managed to fill a panel with those numbers, call 065 6828966 before 8pm tonight and you could win or share in today’s prize of €400. If you are a winner, please keep your book until we verify the details.

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday October 23rd 2012

Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust spoke to Clare FM’s Gavin Grace about recommendations made by the group to tackle over crowding in our prisons. Prisoners jailed for less than five years should be freed after serving half their sentence, says radical proposals to tackle overcrowding and cut time spent behind bars. Drug traffickers, gunmen, and killers of gardaí will also be allowed to apply for temporary release under the recommendations from the Irish Penal Reform Trust. Under its proposals, sex offenders should be included in supervised early release schemes.

Bingo Results 23 October

There were two winners from yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 200 euro congratulations to John Linnane from Kilrush who purchased his book in O Briens Kilrush and Margaret Hanrahan in Clarecastle who purchased her book in deasys Clarecastle
It is jackpot day and today’s jackpot number is 62 and if this number is called out you could win or share today’s jackpot of €12,600

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