FORMER CLARE FM journalist, Gavin Grace has taken on a new role with Galway County Council.

In the past fortnight, Gavin commenced employment as a communications officer with Active Travel in Galway County Council.

Loughrea native Gavin left his post as Head of News and presenter of Morning Focus with Clare FM in April 2021 to begin working as a communications officer with the HSE, ironically swapping roles with his successor as host of Morning Focus, Alan Morrissey.

This month, Gavin confirmed that he is to take up employment in his native county with the local authority. “I am looking forward to playing my part in helping the city to become an international leader in the provision of safe, accessible and comfortable walking and cycling infrastructure, making the city safer, cleaner and a more enjoyable place to live and work,” he stated.

Another former colleagues of Gavin’s in the Clare FM newsroom, Hospital native, Josh Prenderville is working in a similar capacity with Limerick City and County Council.

Gavin presented Morning Focus on Clare FM from 2015 until April 2021, taking over following John Cooke’s departure, he has since gone on to become a reporter with RTÉ Radio One, winning several IMRO awards along the way.

University of Galway lecturer, Fiona McGarry, Ben Sweeney who now works as a Communications Executive in Mary Immaculate College and Rebecca O’Sullivan who has since returned to studies in MIC had all served as producers during Gavin’s tenure fronting the current affairs show.

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