Delegates are gathering in Killarney for the 2014 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis. Top of the bill will probably be the local and European elections, but also up for discussion, women TDs and calls for the establishment of an independent Police Commission- among other things. Keelin was joined by Pat Leahy, political correspondent with the Sunday Business Post; Public Affairs Consultant and former Fianna Fail advisor, Gerard Howlin; Fianna Fail Senator, Darragh O’Brien and Limerick TD, Willie O’Dea.
It was a week in which Limerick struggled to place culture above quarrels, when a trade mission to the Gulf returned millions in investment and where the deadline for submissions on the controversial erection of Eirgrid pylons came and went, with rural communities across the country up in arms about what may lie in store for the landscape. For a look back at these and other events, Sean was joined in studio by Irish Independent columnist, John Downing; Public Affairs Consultant, Gerard Howlin and Senior Research and Policy Officer with the National Youth Council of Ireland, Marie Claire McAleer.