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Career breaks, teacher shortages and the eighth

joefinneganshow  Grab a cuppa, relax and take a listen to our panel as they debate the week’s top news stories. Our panel this week include Longford/Westmeath FG TD Peter Burke, Cavan/Monaghan FF TD Niamh Smyth and Editor of the Leitrim Observer Claire Casserly.  


joefinneganshowSlurry spreading will begin on farms across the region in the coming weeks when the closed period comes to an end. Counties in Zone B which includes Longford, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath can legally spread manure from January 15th, while counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim and Monaghan which are in Zone C can start from January […]

Social media and young people’s moods

joefinneganshowOver one thousand secondary school students have entered the competition and previous winners have gone on to become billionaires. Students from St Bricin’s college, Belturbet County Cavan are among those setting up at the RDS this morning – we got in contact with the school about their project called ‘Facebook depression’ They surveyed students from […]

Meeting your friends

joefinneganshowHow many Facebook friends do you have that you’ve never actually met in REAL LIFE?  If you are on the social media site, there’s a very strong possibility you have a few of these so called ”friends” who get to see all your holiday pics, family gatherings, selfies, and comments on daily life – you […]

PODCAST: Bishop of Ardagh voices support for married clergy

joefinneganshowOn the Joe Finnegan Show on Tuesday, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois Francis Duffy spoke about a variety of religious issues, such as the vocations crisis, the forthcoming abortion referendum and the Pope’s visit to Ireland in 2018. He spoke about his support for clergy being allowed to marry if Pope Francis wishes to repeal […]

Targetting abuse at referees in the GAA

joefinneganshowLeitrim GAA county board chairman Terence Boyle is vowing to get tough on clubs whose players abuse referees in 2018. He says there’s a major problem with a shortage of referees in the county and claimed it wouldn’t be long before matches were cancelled due to none being available. He spoke to us on the […]

”Today is a good news day” Tanaiste Simon Coveney

joefinneganshow  The Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney told the Joe Finnegan Show ”today is a good news day” following agreement with the EU and the British Government on a Brexit deal. The Tanaiste told us ”We have a guarantee now in writing that there can’t be a hard border re-emerging in Ireland” Talks can now […]

Tips for a good read

joefinneganshowThere’s a lot to be said for a good book. Depending on your selection – a book can transport us to a different reality, open our eyes to a different point of view, educate or entertain. 2017 was a bumper year for great reads – but with so much on offer how do we choose? […]

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