Today's panel to discuss the issues in the Sunday Newspapers are: Geraldine Kennedy, Adjunct Professor of Journalism at the University of Limerick and former editor of the Irish Times; Peter Power, Head of Unicef and former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society; Niamh Lyons, Political correspondent with the Irish Daily Mail; Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director, Amnesty International Ireland.
Last Friday Michelle Obama gave her husband's weekly Presidential Address and spoke about the abduction of more than 270 schoolgirls by the militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria. On the phone from Abuja is Alex Crawford of Sky News and also Aidan McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery International.
Seven years since the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Praia da Luz, Portuguese police are said to be reactivating the case and are said to have given permission for sites in the hotel resort to be searched. Both British police and the McCann family have urged the media to be cautious of speculation and leaks. Roy Greenslade – journalist and media commentator - joins us from the UK to talk about this appeal and the implications of the media ignoring it.
Last night Corn Mill Theatre Company from Carrigallen in Co Leitrim were the big winners at the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival, winning the Perpetual Trophy for their production of "The Devil's Ceili" and also the Best Director title for Ronan Ward.
Marian is joined from the Athlone Studio by Russell Boyce, one of the adjucators, and Ronan Ward, director of the winning play.
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