This Week

This Week

Sunday, 1pm

This Week Sunday 8 June 2014

This Week

This Week

A look at events making the news in the past week with Colm Ó Mongain and Richard Crowley.

The Tuam babies inquiry

The Tuam babies inquiry

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, speaks to us about the Government's preliminary inquiry into the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Co. Galway, and the Church's approach to any investigation.

RTE's investigation into adoptions

RTE's investigation into adoptions

In 1997, former RTE journalist Mike Milotte investigated how thousands of children from the homes were adopted by American couples. He discusses how he discovered that some of the basic safeguards were simply ignored.

Infanticide from 1925 to the late 1950's

Infanticide from 1925 to the late 1950's

A discussion with historian Cliona Rattigan who has carried out research into how hundreds of single women, who became pregnant and felt that they could not keep their child and decided to kill their babies, were charged and convicted with infanticide between 1925 and the late 1950's. Some listeners may find this section disturbing.

No financial assistance from EU leaders

No financial assistance from EU leaders

Two years ago, EU leaders committed to breaking the "vicious circle between banks and sovereigns", and specific reference was made to the Irish financial sector. To date there has been no form of financial assistance made here. UCD economist Karl Whelan discusses the options.

Workers' payments when businesses fail

Workers' payments when businesses fail

Sinead Morris reports on calls for changes in the law to assist employees of failed businesses.

The risks of pyrite contamination

The risks of pyrite contamination

Journalist Diarmaid Fleming discusses the consequences of pyrite contamination as the Department of the Environment confirms an investigation is ongoing into reports that a number of building sites in Leinster have received delivery of concrete blocks which may have been contaminated with pyrite.

Nominations for European Commission President

Nominations for European Commission President

We hear arguments for and against Luxembourg's former prime minister Jean Claude Juncker to be elected as president of the European commission.

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