Thursday 21st September

Amish Community

Brian O'Connell

Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love

Fergal Keane, Author and BBC Correspondent

Eir Price Increase

Charlie Weston, Personal Finance Editor, Irish Independent

Ryanair AGM

Elayne Devlin reports from the AGM

Rape Survivor

Niamh Cosgrave

Commission on the Future of Policing

Kathleen O'Toole, Chairperson

Ryanair Flights

Captain Evan Cullen, President IALPA, Conor Pope, Consumer Affairs Correspondent, Irish Times

Wednesday 20th September

Michael Cusack, Founder of the GAA

Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern History, UCD

Earthquake in Mexico

Ana Maria Salazar, Television and Radio Broadcaster

International Stillbirth Alliance Annual Conference

Collette O'Donovan and Dr. Keelin O'Donoghue

The Death Of Jimmy Magee

Fr. Brian Darcy, Mary McAleese, Mick Dowling, Ray Houghton, Michael Carruth, Paddy Cole, John Treacy, Sean McGoldrick, George Hamilton

Tuesday 19th September

Louis Walsh

As we know thousands of people attend the ploughing every year and for many people, it’s their first time here. One of those ploughing virgins is Louis Walsh, and he joined Sean O'Rourke this morning.

President Higgins

Uachtarán na hÉireann, President Michael D Higgins was in Tullamore today to officially open the 86th National Ploughing Championships and he took some time to speak to Sean O'Rourke

Brexit Sterling

One of the biggest issues facing farming at the moment is the fall in value of sterling this is particularly affecting the beef and mushroom sectors. Rowena Dwyer who is the Chief Economist with the Irish Farmers Association and beef farmer, Francie Gorman joined Sean this morning to discuss this.

Damien English

Damien English, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government with special responsibility for Housing and Urban Development and also a Fine Gael TD for Meath West spoke to Sean O'Rourke this morning from the Ploughing Championships.

Women In Farming

Theresa Wrafter, a dairy farmer from just outside Tullamore and a member of the IFA, Lorna Sixsmith, farmer, author and co-founder of South East Women in Farming,  and Maura Canning, Chair of the IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Committee and as such, the only woman on the IFA Executive Council joined Sean on stage.

Technology in Farming

From drones, to guidance systems, the modern farm is embracing technology at a rapid pace. Director of Research with Teagasc, Dr Frank O’Mara, tillage farmer, Kevin Nolan and two entrepreneurs, Alvan Hunt and Laura Healy of Hexafly all joined Sean on stage this morning.

Evelyn O'Rourke at the Ploughing

Our reporter has been to the Ploughing Championships this morning in Tullamore and she's been speaking to a number of people who are at the ploughing.

Joe and Jack Canning

All Ireland winning Galway Hurlers, Joe and Jack Canning joined Sean on stage this morning as the programme came live from the Ploughing Championships.

Monday 18th September

Weekend Sport

Charlie Redmond, All Ireland winning Dublin Forward, Martin Carney, RTE Pundit, Winner of Four Connacht Titles with Mayo, and former manager of the county, Orla Bannon is a Broadcaster and Sports Journalist, and Damian Lawlor, Presenter of RTE’s GAA podcast came into studio to give their reactions and analysis.

Life Is A Funny Business

Former Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter has written a very revealing and personal memoir and he joined Sean O'Rourke in studio this morning to discuss this, and his life in and out of politics.

Fianna Fáil Think In

As the Fianna Fáil party Think In takes place in Longrod today, Willie O'Dea, Fianna Fáil's Spokesperson for Social Protection joined the programme from the party Think In.

The Road to Croker

hey’re known as sports broadcasting royalty when it comes to Premier League Soccer, but did Sky commentators Chris ``Kammy’’ Kamara and Jeff Stelling have what it takes to call an All-Ireland Final?

Commission on the Future of Policing

Former Garda Ombudsman Conor Brady has resigned from the government's Commission on the Future of Policing in protest at the lack of political interest or support for its work.

Ryanair Chaos

12 Ryanair flights into and out of Dublin are on the list of cancelled flights today.  The airline will have to try to accommodate people on alternative flights or face compensating them.  Eoghan Corry,Travel Extra, and Martina Nee, Spokesperson for the European Consumer Centre in Dublin.

Friday 15th September

The Friday Gathering

Brian Hayes, F.G. MEP, Richard Boyd Barrett, Solidarity PBF TD, Sarah Carey, Columnist with Sunday Independent, Alison O'Connor, Broadcaster and Columnist with Irish Examiner

Cyber Attacks

Misha Glenny, Journalist

North Korea Missile Launch

Jason Strother, Journalist in Seoul

Sepsis Awareness

Ciaran Whelan, Former Dublin Footballer and Sepsis Sufferer, Ciaran Staunton, father of Rory who died of Sepsis in the USA

Garda Representative Association

John Mooney, Security Correspondent Sunday Times, Jim O'Callaghan, F.G. Justice and Equality Spokesperson

London Underground Explosion

Fiona Mitchell, RTE

George Hook Controversy

Hugh Linehan, Irish Times

Thursday 14th September

Missing AIB documents

Coilin O'Neachtain, R na G

Aung San Suu Kyi

Colm O'Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International, Mannix Flynn, Independent Dublin City Councillor

Illegal Dumping

Brian O'Connell report and Cllr. Nial Ring, Independent Dublin City Council

Fine Gael Think-In

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform

A Force For Justice: The Maurice McCabe Story

Michael Clifford, Journalist and Author

George Hook Controversy

David Quinn, Irish Independent Columnist, Ruth Coppinger, Solidarity PBP

Wednesday 13th September

Paddy O'Gorman

Cork District Court

Books That Changed History

James Naughtie, BBC Special Correspondent

Science Matters: Graphene

Dr. Shane Bergin, Physicist, UCD

Rohingya Refugees

AKM Musha, Concern Country Director in Bangladesh

Nursing Home Research

Professor Assumpta Ryan, Professor of Ageing and Health in the School of Nursing at Ulster University

Battling With Anti Depressants

Evelyn O'Rourke report and Dr. Ray Walley, Chair of the GP Committee at the Irish Medical Organisation

Housing, and the Return of Bedsits

Eoin O'Broin, Sinn Fein Spokesperson for Housing, Fintan McNamara, Director Residential Landlords Association

Tuesday 12th September

Heather Shoe Shop

David and Denise Heather

FW de Klerk

FW de Klerk


Brian O'Connell report

Gangland Shooting in West Dublin

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World

Men On The Move

Evelyn O'~Rourke visited Donegal

Family Carers

Patsy Morrissey, Carer, Rosemary Kratschmer, Carer

New Garda Commissioner

Denis Bradley, Former Vice-Chair Northern Ireland Policing Board, Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent Irish Times, Eddie Molloy, Management Consultant

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