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The Afternoon Show - Thursday March 13th 2014

On today’s Afternoon Show Máire spoke to John Kennedy, Editor of Silicon Republic as the World Wide Web celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday. 25 years after creating the format for what would become the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for the creation of an online ‘Magna Carta’ or bill of rights that would enshrine the rights of users worldwide.

Morning Focus Thursday 13th March

On today's Morning Focus; John spoke to David Flynn, Programme Manager for the EPA's Office of Environmental Enforcement about a reports which states raw sewage is being discharged into rivers and bathing areas at five locations in Clare.  A new report published by the Environmental Protection Agency has found that 42 areas in Ireland had no waste water treatment plant which means effluent is entering waterways putting people's health and the environment at risk.  The document assesed treatment facilities in 2012 and found Ballyvaughan Clarecastle Kilkee Kilrush and Liscannor provided none or only preliminary service. While Shannon is highlighted with not complying with all of the mandatory effluent quality and sampling standards that year.

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday Macrh 12th 2014

On today’s programme Máire spoke to Guidance Counsellor and Education Columnist with the Irish Times Brian Mooney about how students are following the jobs when it comes to choosing college courses. CAO applications this year have seen a rise in demand for computing, engineering and business degrees. There's also been a surge in interest in construction related courses, architecture and agriculture. Brian says students are looking at where employment opportunities are likely to be, but warned against choosing courses based solely on job potential.

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday March 11th 2014

On today’s show, Dermot Jewell from Consumer Association of Ireland was a guest of the show to discuss a new survey by the CAI, which shows further increases in the price of many branded food products. Research - carried out in the middle of February - found that across a typical supermarket basket of 19 branded goods average prices have increased by 2.16% in comparison to January 2013. The CAI has been tracking the cost of supermarket baskets of branded goods since 2000 to show changes in grocery price trends.

Who Will Win Clare's Got Talent 2014?!?

10 acts are nervously preparing for the final of Clare's Got Talent this Saturday night, March 15th in Glór. 

Have you got your tickets - just a few remain for what is set to be a great night's entertainment.

They've made it through the auditions and semi-finals and on Saturday night one act will be named winner and take home a prize of 5000 thanks to sponsors St Francis Credit Union, Ennis.

Morning Focus Wednesday 12th March

On Today's Morning Focus; John began by speaking to Stephen Rogers, Journalist with the Irish Examiner about the latest on the strike action that could play havoc with flights at the country's main airports.  The High Court is due to rule today on whether strike action will go ahead. 

Bingo 11th March

There was one winner of yesterday’s draw which means today’s prize is 200euro.  Congratulations to Ciara O Neill from Kilrush who purchased her book in the leisure centre Kilrush Ciara wins 400 Euro

It is jackpot day and today’s jackpot number is 72 if this number is called out you could win or share today’s jackpot of 8, 400 Euro

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

Morning Focus Tuesday 11th March

On Tuesdays Morning Focus; John spoke to Eamon O'Cuiv the Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Agriculture ahead of a meeting tonight in Scarriff where the party's alternative CAP proposals for 2014-2020 will be outlined and debated.  The meeting will be hosted by local candidate for the Killaloe electoral area Liam Wiley; party Agriculture Spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív TD will address the meeting and put forward Fianna Fáil's alternative proposals, which aim to keep the family farm at the heart of Irish agriculture.  The meeting takes place at the Mike McNamara's Bar in Scariff 8pm.

The Afternoon Show - Monday March 10th 2014

Joining Máire on today’s programme was Ann Mason, Manager of the Red Ribbon Project. The Red Ribbon Project, a Mid West based organisation is working within the area of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, Sexual Health and LGBT. They were awarded the Noel Walsh HIV Campaigner of the Year Award at the 2014 GALA’s - Gay & Lesbian Awards on March 1st.

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