The Parnell Summer School will this year mark the fiftieth anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland and of his assassination. The theme is “Parnell and Kennedy: Lost Leaders” and will explore the place of Kennedy and Parnell in history, and will pay tribute to these remarkable men in the beautiful setting of the Avondale estate.
Myles was joined by the Academic Director of the school, Felix Larkin.
The Dail may have adjourned for its 8 week summer break, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the books have been put away as minsters knuckle down in the hot weather to propose legislation and perform vital state duties as members of bodies such as the Economic Management Council.
This weekend, Minster for Health James Reilly announced new measures to make schools campuses and playground but two of the areas to where the smoking ban will extend. Last week Minster Leo Varadkar warned cyclists about breaking red lights.
Myles was joined by RTE’s political correspondent David Davin Power and by Mary Regan of the Irish Examiner who have prepared their own report cards on how the Ministers have performed.
Rory O'Connell is a co fonder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School and is one of the world's most acclaimed cookery teachers. In the past 30 years, he has taught many of the current leading lights of the British and Irish Cooking scene.
A Study of Ireland’s First time TDs show deputies have mixed feelings about life in the Dail. Some expressed frustration at their lack of influence, some admitted to be overwhelmed with the work load, and others were critical of the parliamentary system and the competition they face with fellow party TDs in their constituencies. Those are some of the comments made anonymously by the 76 of the new TDs who were elected to the Dail for the first time in 2011. At Home in the New House, a UCC study on the working life of the new members of the current Dail has just been published.
Pat was joined by, from our Cork studios by the author Dr. Mary Murphy, Department of Government, University College Cork and here in Dublin are 3 first time TDs ,Ciara Conway, Labour TD, Waterford, Patrick O’Donovan, FG TD, Limerick County and Charlie McConalogue, FF TD, Donegal North East.