It has been a busy night at the labour relations commission. In the early hours of this morning Teaching Unions were issued with new proposals to put to their members over the coming weeks. meanwhile, discussions with health sector unions are continuing.
Labour Relations Commission Chief Kieran Mulvey has said that substantial progress has been made in negotiations. and Minister Brendan Howlin described the “all night” talks as constructive.Martin Wall Industry Correspondent of the Irish Times spoke to Pat.
It is twenty years ago since Dawson Stelfox became the first Irishman to stand on the summit of Mount Everest , the highest mountain in the world. Alone, with no footprints, no Sherpas and no guides, Stelfox leaving his supportive team behind on the mountain, guided himself to the top of the world.
The significance of the 1993 expedition, on the eve of the Peace Process was that the team was made up of cross border members and they climbed without a flag. Their challenge grabbed the attention of the nation and on this programme we followed each step of the assent..
Now Lorna Siggins and Dermot Somers, one of the expedition team have written a book recounting that climb and the Irish expedition team that made it happen, its called Everest Calling and Pat spoke to Lorna Siggins and Dawson Stelfox, the first Irishman on Everest.
Everest Calling: The Irish Journey by Lorna Siggins with Dermot Somers, and with a selection of previously unpublished photographs by recent Everest summiteers, is published by Collins Press at €19.99.
She first came to prominence during RTE’s talent search “You’re a Star”, singer songwriter of folk music and folk inspired pop music Louise Killeen’s latest Album ‘Brilliant Tease’ has been getting good reviews at home and abroad. Louise Killeen together with James Blennerhassett on bass and Brendan Emmett on guitar performed ‘Easy Talk’ , and 'Charming Hands' from her album for Pat this morning.
The Chelsea Flower Show is celebrating its centenary year ......In a good year there are usually at least a handful of gardens that enthrall the visitor.... Dermot O Neill was at Chelsea for us and he spoke to Pat after a quick tour of the Gardens.
The G8 summit will be held in County Fermanagh next month. And with the leaders of the world's eight richest countries set to attend, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, David Cameron included set to attend, it will be one of the most high-profile events ever witnessed in Northern Ireland. And one of the biggest security operations in recent years. The PSNI want to buy two remote-controlled aircraft to assist them with the task.
The Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions from psychiatrists today as part of the hearings into the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. Reporter Valerie Cox spoke to Pat.