US President Barack Obama is in Rome this morning to meet Pope Francis for the first time on his European tour, which has been dominated by the crisis in Ukraine. He’s had three days of talks with EU leaders in the Netherlands and Brussels. Joined now by BBC reporter based in Rome, Davie Willie.
Italy's longest-serving postwar prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi… the man who has dominated Italian politics for over twenty years, today faces an unprecedented rebellion in his own party that could prevent his attempts to collapse the country’s fragile coalition. Irish Times Correspondent Paddy Agnew joined Sean on the line from Rome.
The newpaper panel made up of: Simon Harris - Fine Gael Wicklow TD and member of the Finance and Public Accounts Committee Nessa Childers – Ireland East - MEP Noel Whelan - Barrister and Columnist with The Irish Times John Downing – Columnist with the Irish Independent and Former Deputy Government Press Secretary and Author of Enda Kenny: An Unlikely Taoiseach. Emer Woodfull - Barrister Larry Donnelly - law lecturer, NUIG & Legal Council of Democrats Abroad to discuss the party whip system in Ireland continue to discuss todays papers. They also hear from Monsignor John Kennedy in Rome on Pope ...
People are still making their minds up about the new Pope - Pope Francis -& our own John Waters had a chance to actually meet him the other week when he addressed a crowd of 200,000 in Rome, and then had breakfast with the Pope the next day! John joins Miriam in studio to tell us all.