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    Monday 22nd December

    Christmas TV Viewing

    Edel Coffey and Paul Whitington, Film and TV Reviewer

    Former Independent Newspapers Journalist, Gemma O'Doherty, settles her case against Independent Newspapers

    Ingrid Miley, Industry and Employment Correspondent

    Two Policemen Shot Dead in New York

    Jonathan Clark, Assistant News Director at WCBS in New York

    Politics: Polls

    Fionnan Sheahan, Group Political Editor, Independent Newspapers

    Coming Home for Christmas on The Ferry from Holyhead

    Paddy O'Gorman talked to people on The Ferry

    Irish Water

    Paul Murphy, Socialist Party and Lorraine Higgins, Labour Senator

    Outgoing Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Chairperson-designate of the New Independent Policing Authority

    Josephine Feehily

    A Lawyer's Analysis of The Right to Die Case:

    Dr. Adam McAuley, Lecturer in Medical Law, DCU

    Thursday 18th December

    Banking Inquiry

    Sarah Bardon, Political Editor, Irish Daily Mirror

    Double Deaths in Kildysart, Co. Clare

    Pat Flynn, Local Reporter

    Century Ireland - December

    Mark Duncan, Director Century Ireland

    Catherine Delaney McCormack

    Woman who survived a murder attempt.


    Dearbhail McDonald, Legal Affairs Editor Irish Independent, Pat Leahy, Sunday Business Post Political Editor

    Wednesday 17th December

    Sports Book of the Year

    Paul Kimmage, Orla Bannon, Frank McNally

    Russia: Dramatic Fall in Value of the Rouble

    Edward Lucas, Senior Editor at The Economist

    Banking Inquiry Update

    Ciaran Hancock, Finance Correspondence Irish Times

    Christmas Vegetables and Hospital Food

    Oliver Dunne, Bon Appetit and Cleaver East Restaurants

    ECB and the Banking Inquiry

    Brian Hayes, MEP, Mark MacSharry, F.F. Senator, Brian Dowling, RTE

    Tuesday 16th December

    Jack Barry

    Noel Barry, Uncle of Jack, who was stabbed to death in London

    Banking Inquiry

    Ian Keogh, Editor, Sunday Business Post, Ciaran Lynch, Labour TD Cork South Central

    Sydney Café Siege

    Ray Hadley, Radio Broadcaster with 2GB in Sydney, Jonathan Pearlman, Australia-Pacific Correspondent with The Daily Telegraph in Sydney, Patrick Bury, Security Analyst

    Taliban Attack in Pakistan

    Auasim Nauman, Global Radio News

    Monday 15th December

    Weekend Sport

    Brent Pope, Roddy Collins, Damien Lawlor

    Drink Free Christmas

    David Mooney, Funky Seomra, Roisin Dwyer, Assistant Editor, Hot Press, Laura Kennedy, Irish Times Journalist

    Café Siege in Sydney

    Mike Duffy, Senior Reporter Channel 7

    Friday 12th December

    The Gathering

    Sean was joined by the following panel for The Gathering to talk about the issues of the week, Kathy Sheridan, columnist with The Irish Times, Lorraine Dempsey, Chairperson of the Special Needs Parents Association and Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD for Dublin South West and Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP joined Sean in studio.

    IPO Listing New York

    This morning an Irish aviation leasing company will float on the New York stock exchange in one of the largest ever transactions involving an Irish-founded company. Dublin based Avolon is the latest Irish success story in the field of aviation leasing. It was founded by Domhnall Slattery who joined Sean from New York.

    Books for Christmas

    This month as part of our monthly books round up we’re looking at gift books for Christmas. Joining Sean this morning were author and lecturer Eibhear Walshe, and Edel Coffey.

    Gay Asylum Seekers

    Brian O’Connell who has done a lot of work this year around the issue of asylum seekers and the direct provision system. Having touched previously on the issue of asylum seekers seeking refuge here because of their sexuality, it is an issue that is very hard to get people to talk about, because of the stigma they faced in their own countries - mostly these are people from Africa where homosexuality is banned in several countries, Brian was curious to meet with some gay asylum seekers and see how they have been treated since they arrived here

    David Cameron in the North

    As we heard, just before 10am, the talks at Stormont between the political parties in the North and the Irish and British Governments have ended without agreement. Our Northern editor Tommie Gorman had the latest.

    Thursday 11th December


    Paraic Horkan from Horkans Garden and Lifestyle Centre in Castlebar joined Sean to talk about Christmas plants, herbs and fragrances. We all like a Poinsettia around the house, Paraic answers our question on is this the most festive Christmas plant.

    Christmas for Parents

    Christmas can be a stressful time of year, especially for parents of young children. Roisin O’Hara joined Sean with some tips for reducing those stress levels in the run up to December 25th, first of all we find out what people are stressed about.

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