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The Afternoon Show - Friday January 31st 2014

Today’s Afternoon Show featured the Friday Panel. Joining Máire in studio was Martin McMahon from O’Callaghan’s Mills and Clare Chairman of the ICMSA, Aine Mae O’Mahony from Clahane, and member of the Lahinch Playground Committee and Marie Dillane from Corofin and Top Bike Ennis. Today they talked about JobBridge, the National Internship Scheme that provides work experience placements for interns for a 6 or 9 month period.

Morning Focus Friday 31st January

On Fridays Morning Focus John was joined by Mattie Shannon from the Doolin Coast Guard and Dr. Kieran Hickey, Climatologist in the Geography Department at NUI Galway. Clare residents are preparing themselves for another weekend of bad weather.  Met Eireann have issued a weather warning for the county and high tides are expected to reach record level. 

Bingo 31st January

There were two winners of yesterdays draw which means today’s prize is 200 Euro Congratulations to Margaret Keane from Lissycasey who purchased her book in taltys lissycasey and Pauline hehir from kilmihil who purchased her book in Johnson’s Kilmihil each win 300 Euro

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

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The Afternoon Show - Thursday January 30th 2014

On today’s show we talked about the looming CAO deadline for thousands of students around Co. Clare. It is that time of year again where students across the country and the county will have to make that very difficult decision and choose the courses they will put down on their CAO form. The deadline to apply for your CAO application is this Saturday 1st February at 17:15. Clare FM’s Kiara Gannon went out and about to meet pupils from Ennis to find out if they have applied for their chosen course and if they know what they want to study at third level.

Morning Focus Thursday 30th January

On Thursdays Morning Focus, John Spoke to Kilrush Councillor Ian Lynch who has decided to leave Fine Gael and run in the local elections as an Independent candidate.

bingo 30th January

There was no winner of yesterday’s draw which means today’s prize is 600euro.

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

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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.

The Afternoon Show - Wednesday January 29th 2014

On today’s show the issue of problem gambling was discussed. Colin Regan is the GAA Community and Health Manager and joined the show to talk about how the GAA and Gaelic Players Association have released a set of guidelines in the hope of educating members about gambling. As part of the GAA’s work in health and well-being, the Association felt that it was the right time to produce a booklet of guidelines as an educational resource for players, members and clubs. Clare FM’s Kiara Gannon was also out and about asking the people on the streets their views. 

Morning Focus Wednesday January 29th 2014

On today's Morning Focus John Cooke was joined in studio by Ballynacally Fine Gael TD Pat Breen and Mountshannon Fianna Fail TD Timmy Dooley to discuss how Irish Water or Uisce Eireann has got off to a controversial start before it's even fully established with talk of over 50 million euro spent on consultants, bonuses for highly paid staff, and suggestions that it may actually be obliged to hired 2000 staff too many at the expense of ordinary householders who'll be paying domestic water bills this year. John posed the question - is it money well spent?

The Afternoon Show - Tuesday January 28th 2014

On today’s programme Máire spoke with Conor Cullen of Alcohol Action Ireland about their calls for legislation to regulate drinks promotions and advertising, which they say encourages harmful binge drinking among young people. Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has criticised the type of drinks promotion that led to a huge crowd of young people gathering outside a Dublin nightclub on Monday.

The Afternoon Show Tuesday 28th January 2014

Joining Máire on todays Afternoon show was Conor Cullen of Alcohol Aware Ireland. There are calls for legislation to regulate drinks promotions and advertising which encourage harmful binge drinking among young people. Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, has criticised the type of drinks promotion that led to a huge crowd of young people gathering outside a Dublin NightClub on Monday.