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    Tuesday 6th October

    Rural Resettlement

    Jim Connolly, RRI, Susan Morgan, moved to Co. Clare

    General Election before Christmas?

    Frank Flannery, Former F.G. Strategist, Harry McGee, Political Correspondent, Irish Times

    Audit of Celtic Tiger Apartments

    Mary Minihan, Irish Times

    Childhood Obesity

    Aoife Brinkley, Senior Clinical Psychologise, Temple Street, Annette, Parent

    Renua Tax Plans

    Lucinda Creighton, Renua Ireland Leader, Pearse Doherty, Sinn Fein Finance Spokesperson

    Monday 5th October

    Weekend Sport

    Eamon Dunphy, Soccer Pundit, Tom McGurk, Broadcaster and Columnist, SBP, Damien Lawlor, Sports Writer, Sunday Independent

    The Phoenix Project facing closure

    John McGrath, Chairman of the Phoenix Project

    Hospital Overcrowding

    Professor Michael O'Keeffe, Consultant Ophthamologist

    Rome Synod

    John Allen, Associate Editor, Boston Globe

    Industrial Dispute at An Post

    Martin Wall, Irish Times, Shona O'Fegan, Postmistress in Galway, Mark Fielding, CEO, ISME, Stephen McMahon, Patients Association

    Friday 2nd October

    The Gathering

    Aideen Hayden, Labour Senator, Darragh O'Brien, Fianna Fail Senator, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent, Irish Times, Orlaith Carmody, Broadcaster and Author

    Rugby World Cup - The Weekend

    Tom McGurk and Ronan O'Gara

    Brian Friel 1929 – 2015

    Michael Colgan, Declan Kiberd, Tony Roche, Noel Pearson, Patrick Mason, Fiach MacConghail, President Michael D Higgins

    Fire Safety Issues in Building Developments

    Mark Fitzmaurice, Rathoath Development Resident, Paul Daly, Longboat Quay Resident, Eamon O'Boyle, Retired Chief Fire Officer

    Thursday 1st October

    Russia, Syria and the United States

    Ian Black, Middle East Editor, Guardian

    Refugee Crisis

    Ronan Mullen, Senator, Dr. Ali Selim, Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland

    Effectiveness of Penalty Points

    Susan Gray, PARC Road Safety Group

    Longboat Quay

    Erica McKerrow-Berthon, Dr. Lorcan Sirr, Val O'Brien

    Wednesday 30th September

    Philly McMahon

    Dublin Footballer Philly McMahon has had an incredible season. And while his football career has not been without controversy, there is another side to the Ballymun man. He joined Sean in Studio.

    Handbook of the Irish Revival

    Segment 1: A Country in Paralysis? - Sean was joined by P.J. Mathews (UCD School of English and co-editor with Declan Kiberd of Handbook of the Irish Revival), and by actors x and y.

    Mary Hanafin added to Dun Laoghaire ticket

    On Monday night former Minister Mary Hanafin narrowly missed out on becoming the FF election candidate in Dun Laoghaire in Dublin. Instead Cllr. Cormac Devlin was selected. However, Mary joined Sean in studio with further developments.

    Longboat Quay - Pay Up or Evacuate?

    More than 600 residents in a Dublin apartment clock are facing a €4m bill, or evacuation from their home in the coming days over fire safety failings in their building. Sean spoke to Longboat Quay resident Paula Daly, Independent Councillor Mannix Flynn, and Olivia Kelly Dublin Correspondent with the Irish Times.

    Car Accidents

    Would you know what to do if you were involved in a traffic collision? Motoring Writer and Editor of, Shane O’ Donoghue joined Sean in studio to help answer that question.

    Anger Management

    Sean was joined by Professor Jim Lucey, Medical Director of St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services. They spoke about Anger & Anger Management. For more on this topic visit

    Irish Water Meters

    Yesterday we heard from our reporter Brian O’Connell about how some protestors are stopping the installation of water meters in some areas. Today Brian is looking at how households can lower their water bills.

    Human Trafficking

    Gardai are questioning an Eastern European man in his forties in connection with alleged human trafficking in Donegal. Sean spoke to Charlie Joe McGinley, Deputy Editor of Donegal News & Grainne O’Toole, from the ‘Migrant Rights Centre’.

    Tuesday 29th September

    Book Club: Purity

    Blathnaid NíChofaigh, Michael Colgan, John Connolly and Mary McEvoy

    Catholic Bishops Autumn Meeting

    Michael Kelly, editor Irish Catholic

    Government Spending

    Hugh O'Connell and Stephen Kinsella

    Monday 28th September

    Weekend Sport

    Damian Lawlor, Sunday Independent, Orla Bannon, Sports Writer, Denis Hickie, Former Ireland Rugby International

    Book: That Was the Life that Was - Frost

    Wilfred Frost and Neil Hegarty

    Ban on Smoky Coal

    Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment

    After School Activities

    Elayne Devlin report and live in studio Colman Noctor, Child and Adult Psychotherapist

    Jeremy Corbyn, New Labour Leader

    John Rentoul, Senior Political Commentator, Independent on Sunday

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