Marian Finucane Sunday 27 April 2014
Prof. John Fitzgerald, ESRI Economist.
Julie O’Neill, former Sec. Gen. at the Dept. of Transport, now Management Consultant with Join the Dots.
Maeve Dineen, Journalist and Communications Consultant, formerly of the Irish Independent.
Brian Mooney, Guidance Counsellor and Irish Times Education Correspondent.
Theo Dorgan, poet and author.
Canonisations in Rome
Today sees the unprecedented canonisation of perhaps the two most influential Popes of the 20th century, John XXIII and John Paul II. The dual canonisation underlines Pope Francis’s ability to bear in mind “the different constituencies” that make up the 1.2 billion strong Catholic Church. The two Popes to be made saints represent very different communities on the Catholic landscape.
Paddy Agnew, The Irish Times Rome Correspondent, talks to Marian live from Rome where the cermony has just ended.
National Library Archive
Some 10,500 newly digitised images have been made available for public viewing by the National Library of Ireland at www.nli.ie
The National Library first began the process of digitising its mammoth collection of 10 million items in 2007. It now has 65,000 digitised images, but demand for more is growing. A further 2,000 will be released this summer.
To discuss this Marian is joined by Katherine McSharry, Head of Services, National Library of Ireland and Sinéad McCoole, Historian and Writer.