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    Friday 4th September

    The Friday Gathering

    Noel Whelan, Barrister and Columnist, Ivana Bacik, Labour Senator, Alison O'Connor, Journalist, Mary Hanagin, Former F.F. Minister

    From Munster Warrior to Worcester Warrior - Donncha O'Callaghan's big move

    Donncha O'Callaghan and Mick Galway talked to Sean

    Irish Cancer Society Shop Monster Sale of Football Jerseys and Match Programmes

    Brian O'Connell report

    The Nudge Unit

    David Halpern, CEO of the Behavioural Insights Team and Author of 'Inside the Nudge Unit'

    Internet Abuse

    Eoin O'Dell, Associate Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin, Fiona Kenny, Social Media Manager and Trainer, Lorraine Higgins, Labour Senator

    EU Refugee Plan - A debate on how many Ireland can take

    Suzanne Lynch, European Correspondent Irish Times, Peter O'Loughlin, Co-founder of Identity Ireland, Jerry O'Connor, Immigrant Council of Ireland

    Thursday 3rd September

    Lower Drug Prices

    Priscilla Lynch, Editor Medical Independent

    Windharp Poems of Ireland since 1916

    Niall MacMonagle, Barry Barnes and Cathy Belton

    Microchipping Dogs

    Valerie Cox report and Finbarr Heslin, VET

    Early Sexualisation of Children

    Grainia Long, CEO ISPCC

    Attorney General No Confidence Motion

    John Downing, Irish Independent

    Migrant Crisis

    Kate Connolly, Irish Times in Berlin, Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for International Migration, Dr. Simon Bryant, Medicins San Frontieres, Adam Labor, Journalist in Budapest

    Wednesday 2nd September

    Banking Inquiry Part 2

    Ciaran Hancock, Finance Correspondent, Irish Times

    Director of Nursing Struck Off

    Fergal Bowers, RTE Health Correspondent

    Minister for Justice on Fennelly Report

    Francis Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice

    Banking Inquiry

    Ciaran Hancock, Finance Corrrespondent, Irish Times

    Fennelly Report

    Mick Clifford, Irish Examiner, Fiach Kelly, Irish Times, Lucinda Creighton, RENUA, John Wilson, Garda Whistleblower

    Tuesday 1st September

    Preserving Irish Words

    Manchan Magan, Irish Writer and Broadcaster

    Books - John Banville The Blue Guitar

    John Banville, Author

    Government Meetings

    Sarah Bardon, Irish Times Political Reporter

    Men's Health

    Dr. Noel Richardson, National Centre for Men's Health, Nick Clarke, National Cancer Registry, Dick Murray, Cancer Survivor

    Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin

    Minister Brendan Howlin

    Nanny Murder Charges Dropped

    Luke Waters, Author of 'NYPD Green - A Memoir', Simon Carswell, Irish Times Washington Correspondent

    Monday 31st August

    Weekend Sport

    Damien Lawlor, Eugene McGee, Eoin McDevitt, Trevor Hogan, Eamon Dunphy

    Book Club – World Gone By

    John Connolly, Author, Eamon Dunphy, Author, Natasha Fennell, Sirector Stillwater Communications, Maxi, Former RTE Broadcaster

    Banking Inquiry Round-Up

    Ciaran Hancock, Finance Correspondent, Irish Times

    Political Overview

    Pat Leahy, Deputy Editor, Sunday Business Post

    Friday 28th August

    The Gathering

    Joining Conor for our weekly gathering is Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP. John Downing, The Independent. Cormac Lucey, Financial Analyst and Matt Carthy, Sinn Féin MEP.

    George Boole Bicentenary Celebration

    Dr Ken Forde, Associate Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and Kevin Boole, Great Grand Nephew discuss the work of George Boole.


    Tom Boland, Waterford Institute of Technology and Patricia Callan, Small Firms Association discuss the issues of unemployment.

    Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolts rivalry with Justin Gatlin took a back seat to Bolt's shear genius as a Sprinter in yesterdays world championship 200 meters final, Ian O’Riordan, Former Athletic and Cyril White, Athletics Historian speak about the man in question.


    Kate Connolly, Foreign Correspondent for The Guardian brings us the latest in the tragic story that more than 70 people suffocated to death on a truck abandoned by a motorway in Austria. Zoltan Kovacs, Hungarian Spokesman spoke to Conor later in the programme.

    Thursday 27th August

    Chemical Computers

    Electronics have become a part of our daily lives, the microchips inside our electronics are ‘the brain’ of the device. They are currently made up of silicon, an abundant material found in sand. Although, some time soon silicon-based chips will no longer be able to provide devices with the extra speed and functionality that buyers demand. DNA, the genetic material inside every human cell, is a leading contender to fill silicon’s shoes. Sean Duke, science and technology journalist spoke to Keelin.

    Will Finder

    A free on-line service which will allow people to register their wills has just been launched. The service aims to eliminate the problem of lost or missing wills. Keelin spoke to Dublin Solicitor Siobhan McCloskey from Will It solicitors who has just established this service. Their website is


    The illegal dumping, the rubbish strewn along the roadside, the household clear out that ends up in a forest it continues to be dumped. Valerie Cox has been on the trail of the dumpers where : she spent the day with Wicklow County Council.

    Northern Ireland’s Power Sharing Executive

    Eamon Mallie, journalist and political commentator joins Keelin from Belfast with the latest in the troubles of the Northern Ireland’s Power Sharing Executive .

    Artial Fibrillation

    There are about 8,000 strokes in Ireland and roughly a third of them are associated with artial fibrillation, HIQA have been looking into a screening programme, Dr Mairin Ryan, Director of Health Technology HIQA joined Keelin.

    Discrimination in Education

    The Catholic Church owns and runs 90% of schools while the taxpayer funds them all, although some primary schools give preference to Catholic children over non-Catholic children. Barrister Patrick Monaghan and David Quinn, Director of the IONA Institute debate the issue in studio.

    Northern Ireland Update

    With Northern Ireland’s power sharing executive in doubt, after Ulster Unionist Party announces intention to leave Northern Ireland’s Executive over claims that the IRA remains active. This morning Keelin spoke to DUP’s Gregory Campbell.

    Virginia Shooting

    Tributes have been paid to the two television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward who were killed during a live broadcast in Virginia yesterday. We spoke to Marcie Burdick, Vice President at WBDJ7 TV. James Mahon, TV reporter with WDEF News and RTÉ journalist and former Washington Correspondent Carole Coleman.

    Wednesday 26th August

    Northern Ireland - Danny Kennedy

    Sam McBride spoke to Keelin this morning about the possibility that Ulster unionist party may withdraw their minister Danny Kennedy from the power sharing executive.

    New Threat from Islamic Militancy

    It’s well over a year now since ISIS captured Mosul, Iraq’s second city. Since the jihadi group has been on the offensive across the Middle East. The organisation, its reach and its influence, are the subjects of The New Threat from Islamic Militancy, a new book by Jason Burke, who’s South Asia correspondent of the Guardian.

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