This Week

This Week

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This Week Sunday 24 August 2014

This Week

This Week

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

Train drivers' strike

Train drivers' strike

Day one of a two-day train drivers' strike, we're joined by Dermot O'Leary from the NBRU; Irish Rail's Barry Kenny; Fianna Fáil's Transport spokesperson Timmy Dooley and Martin Wall from The Irish Times

Ongoing battles in the Middle East

Ongoing battles in the Middle East

The fight against militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria; Independent Diplomat's Reza Afshar, former head of the Syria desk at the British Foreign Office assesses. We also speak to journalist Patrick Cockburn.

Hamas executions after ceasefire

Hamas executions after ceasefire

Hamdi Shakkour, Deputy Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza condemns the judicial killings following the collapse of the latest ceasefire.

Spending free money for a global recovery

Spending free money for a global recovery

We speak to author Eric Lonergan who says that the most effective way of stimulating the global economy is to make cash transfers to households and let them spend it as they wish.

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