Pat was joined in studio by Daraine Mulvhill one of the hosts of the Channel Four coverage of the London Paralympics, to talk about an exciting new TV show, In Your Shoes, that is currently in the planning phase and is looking to recruit some participants.
So how is horse meat continuing to get into Irish beef burgers? The Gardai have been called in to investigate the scandal after Rangeland Foods in Castleblaney , County Monaghan became the latest plant to suspend production – 75% horsemeat was found in a product there.
The investigation centres on what’s believed to be Polish beef filler, which contains equine DNA, that is being sold to Irish factories.
The Magdalene Laundries report is due out today. Joining Pat were Stephen O’Riordain who made the documentary The Forgotten Maggies and who subsequently set up the group Magdalene Survivors and from Boston by Professor James Smith.
Over the weekend the revelations in the Irish Mail on Sunday – the somewhat unsurprising revelations – that Luke Ming Flanagan admitted taking A Class drugs, brought to the fore the debate over the decriminalisation of drugs.
Few would dispute the fact that the war on drugs is not going well, both nationally and worldwide - the U.S. narcotics market is worth about $60 billion annually for example - but is decriminalisation or legalisation the answer?
Pat was joined by Danny Kushlick, founder and director of Transform Drug Policy Foundation in the UK and former drug counsellor in the criminal justice system........; Retired Detective Chief Superintendent John McGrorty.......; Fine Gael MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering, Gay Mitchell........ and Fr. Peter McVerry, director of the Peter McVerry Trust, the Dublin based homeless charity.
We have been looking at the coming decades of commemoration of events that led to the foundation of the state with academic and author Declan Kiberd. Last month we looked at the differing responses of Sean O Casey and WB Yeats to 1916, today we are going to look at the leaders of the Rising as poets and thinkers in their own right. We began this morning with Padraig Pearse.
Wild seas, mountains under a purple mist, remote valleys - all very beautiful for a summertime visitor. But what about the people who live in these isolated places all year round? How do they cope in the bleak winter months? Valerie Cox has been to the furthest reaches of Co Donegal to meet the people.
FARMERS daughter, 35, loving, wild, blonde, slim, seeks hard- working, masculine farm boy to harvest my crops and maybe more....
This is just one of the many advertisements that appears in the personal classified section of a recent issue of the Farmer’s Journal. While online advertising has meant that many newspapers have reduced or ended their personal advertisement sections, some people in Ireland are still looking for and finding love in the small ads sections of newspapers such as the Farmer’s Journal and Ireland’s Own. Brian O’Connell attempted to go behind the personals and meet those people and he joined Pat this morning.