Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 12th May

Wednesday 12th May
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

Yesterday’s widespread closure of headshops around the country was the main topic covered on todays Morning Show with Declan Meehan. We heard details on this from Irish Examiner journalist Coramc O’ Keefe. We also got reaction from Grainne Kenny, EURAD who spearheaded the campaign against the shops. We heard further comment from Mayor of Arklow, Peter Dempsey, Minister Dick Roche and Spokesperson from Bray Forum against Headshops, John Nolan. Finally, we spoke to Wicklow mum, Pauline Fox for her reaction to this latest development, Pauline’s son Cillian was badly effected following the use of a headshop substance in January.

On this morning’s show we heard reaction to the new UK Prime Minister and the first UK coalition Government in 70 years from Political Analyst, Susan Philips, Former World Champion Snooker Steve Davis spoke to us ahead of his charity exhibition in the Grand Hotel in Wicklow Town, taking place this Friday, 15th May and Wicklow Garden Architect, Tim Austen joined us in studio to give garden design tips and ideas ahead of his TV appearance tonight on new TV show Supergarden. The show will be on RTE at 8pm every Wednesday night until June 2nd and Tim can be contacted for landscape advice at

The Morning Show also featured a discussion about Broadband coverage, access and speed with Technological consultant Damien Mulley. Declan also heard a progess update on the National Rollout plan from 3 Spokesperson, Brian Purcell. We got comment on how the lack of access affects people in County Wicklow from Seamus Boland, Irish Rural Link, and we discussed current problems with Broadband availability and heard plans and needs for the future with Minister for Communications, Eamonn Ryan and TD’s Simon Coveny and Liz Mc Manus. For more information on the National Broadband Scheme please contact 3 on 1890 944 791.

9am hour:

10am hour:

11am hour:

Audio files are available for 'listen again' for seven days after original transmission only.

Tune in to East Coast FM’s Morning Show with Declan Meehan every weekday just after 9am

Lo-Call us on 1890 303 103 or email us at

Listen to the Best of the Morning Show every Saturday from 9am

Claire Darmody,
Morning Show