As we head into Budget week, Miriam will be talking to Des Geraghty, President of SIPTU [1999-2004], biographer of Luke Kelly, and folk singer & flautist. We haven’t heard much from Des in five years – he chose to keep a low profile after Brian Lenihan appointed him to Chair the Central Bank Commission’s Risk Committee. Des stood down as Chair last month, though he still sits on the Central Bank Commission. Des will also be reflecting on the tragic fire in Carrickmines yesterday which claimed ten lives.
Our music guest this week is a man who is often thought to be Irish - because some of his best-known songs, such as From Clare to Here, have a distinctly Irish flavour. But – despite the Irish themes of many of his songs - Ralph McTell isn’t Irish at all, although he is coming this way for a concert on Saturday 24th October as part of Sligo Live. He’ll be speaking to Miriam [and performing] from a BBC studio in Cornwall. More details about Ralph performance in Sligo here: www.SligoLive.ie.
Presenter: Miriam O'Callaghan