All posts by Ed Coulson

New Community Policing Unit in Claremorris: Garda Sgt Tony Lavery Talks to John Whittle

On 9th May, John Whittle was joined in the Good Morning studio by Garda Sgt. Tony Lavery of the new dedicated Community Policing Unit in Claremorris.

Sgt. Lavery talked about the activities associated with community policing, which include school visits, Community Alert, Neighbourhood Watch, and Business Watch.

He explains that they would also visit vulnerable people living alone, for example.

Despite his many administrative duties, Sgt. Lavery emphasised the importance he places on being visible on the street, and on engaging with the public: “They are our eyes and ears,” he says.

Also discussed was the new Community Alert covering Claremorris West, which includes the townlands off the Balla Road, and how Community Alert schemes work.

Sports Talk, Sunday 12th May 2019

On the week that saw Claremorris’s first win of their Mayo Senior Football League campaign, regular hosts John Whittle and Billy Fitzpatrick are joined in the studio by John Brennan.

Listen to Sports Talk live every Sunday at 7 pm on 94.6 FM in Claremorris, or online at, or via the TuneIn radio app on your smartphone.

Barnacarroll Area Development & Community Sports Centre: Frank Breslin Talks to John Whittle

John Whittle was joined in the Good Morning Show studio on Thursday 9th May by Frank Breslin, chair of Barnacarroll Area Development.

They discussed the history of the company, and the Community Sports Centre and the range of facilities it now offers.

Full childcare services are now available at the centre, and Frank outlined the different provisions of their pre-school, breakfast club, after-school and all-day care.

They went on to talk about the Foróige group based there, which is one of the biggest – if not the biggest – in the country, presently catering to 135 participants.

Frank also encouraged parents to get involved with their kids’ activities.