Today's Panel to discuss the stories of the week are: Martin Mansergh, former FF Junior Finance Minister; Nora Owen, former Fine Gael Minister for Justice; Lord Henry Mount Charles of Slane; Eddie Molloy, Independent Management Consultant; Martin Walsh, former Head of Lending at EBS; Denis Staunton, Deputy Editor, The Irish Times, Fionnan Sheahan, Political Editor, Irish Independent; Bride Rosney, former special advisor to Mary Robinson and former Director of Communications, RTE. Journalist Niall O'Dowd joins us from New York. Niall conducted an interview with David Drumm which was published in today's Sunday Business Post. Niall's article can be viewed on http://www.irishcentral.com/
Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion. Newspaper panel: Michael Colgan, artistic director of the Gate Theatre / Lorcan Roche Kelly, chief Europe strategist with Trend Macrolytics / Aisling Meehan - farmer, solicitor and tax consultant / Aileen Hickie - barrister / Conor Pope - consumer journalist with the Irish Times. Regina Bushell of Grovelands Childcare joins us to discuss the fall-out following this week's, "Primetime," investigation into Irish creches, while Sweden-based journalist Philip O'Connor discusses the differences between Irish and Swedish creches. Kevin Cullen, columnist with the, "Boston Globe," talks about his involvement in the Whitey Bulger ...
Philip O'Connor, an Irish journalist based in Sweden, spent the last week in the middle of the riots in Husby, a suburb of Stockholm. There have been fires at his children's school and his local football pitch. He has been chased by both rioters and police during the worst of the violence.
Kingsley Aikins joins us to speak about matters diaspora-related. Irish journalist living in Sweden - Philip O'Connor - comes on the line to tell us about the cancelled St. Patrick's Day parade there. Áine Kerr, political editor of, "Storyful," discusses all of the big stories from around the world.
Sweden-based journalist PHILIP O'CONNOR and sports presenter DARÁINE MULVIHILL join Marian to talk about some of the big international stories, while LA Times Rome Correspondent TOM KINGTON discusses the Pope's retirement, with Irish Catholic editor MICHAEL KELLY in studio.