This Week

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This Week Sunday 17 August 2014

This Week

This Week

A look at events making the news in the past week with Fran McNulty and Richard Crowley.

Cardinal Sean Brady set to retire

Cardinal Sean Brady set to retire

Child sex abuse survivor Brendan Boland gives his reaction to Cardinal Sean Brady's retirement.

Australia's handling of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church

Australia's handling of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church

Judith Crosbie reports on the work of The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia.

Ireland's new abortion laws discussed

Ireland's new abortion laws discussed

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says she is concerned for the woman who had a baby delivered by caesarean section after a panel of experts convened under the country's new laws decided not to permit an abortion. Justine McCarthy of The Sunday Times gives her reaction.

Victims of IRA bombings seek compensation from Libya

Victims of IRA bombings seek compensation from Libya

John Burke reports on Irish and British victims of IRA bombings seeking compensation from Libya, and their chances now with a post Gaddaffi regime.

Reaction to the killing of Michael Brown

Reaction to the killing of Michael Brown

Veteran civil rights campaigner Reverend Jesse Jackson discusses how he believes the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri, is part of a pattern of wrongful killings across the United States.

The fight against the Ebola virus

The fight against the Ebola virus

Is a vaccine the solution to combat the Ebola virus? We hear from Dr Oliver Johnson in Sierra Leone, and Head of Concern Worldwide's health support unit Roslyn Tamming.

Pieta House reflects on the death of Robin Williams

Pieta House reflects on the death of Robin Williams

Chief executive of Pieta House Joan Freeman reflects on the responses and reactions to suicide following the death of Robin Williams.

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