More tape recordings have emerged of the goings on behind the scenes at Anglo Irish Bank in the months leading up to the Bank’s collapse.
The tapes of conversations between former chief executive David Drumm and John Bowe, head of capital markets, give us another glimpse what the Bank’s executives were considering to try to improve it’s dire financial position in 2008.
Sean was joined by Fionnan Sheehan of the Irish Independent.
Well despite last week’s historic victory for the German football team in Rio de Janeiro, the feelgood factor clearly hasn’t influenced Angela Merkel too much to heart as – according to some reports – she does not intend to finish her term as German Chancellor.
Sean was joined by Quentin Peel, Fellow at Chatham House in London.
Israel and Hamas are observing a brief ceasefire designed to allow residents of heavily bombarded Gaza to stock up on supplies. More than 200 residents of Gaza have died during the Israeli bombardment of the densely-populated territory.
But the prospects of the ceasefire being extended are dim, and an Israeli invasion of Gaza is becoming increasing likely with the call-up of more reservists yesterday.
And PM Netanyahu is coming under increasing pressure from left and right, from people who oppose the bombardment of Gaza, and from others who advocate an outright invasion of Gaza.
Journalist Yossi Melman was on the line from Tel Aviv
In Plain Sight - The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile
By Dan Davies (Quercus)
From national hero to paedophile, the depravity and extent of his crimes against vulnerable children over decades are still coming to light following his death in October 2011. But who was the man behind the mask? Dan Davies met and interviewed Jimmy Savile over seven years up until his death.
Farm organizations are threatening to withdraw from Bord Bia’s Beef Quality Assurance Scheme in protest about the prices they are being paid for their cattle by the meat factories. I’m joined in studio by
Kieran Fitzgerald, Chairman of Meat Industry Ireland; John Comer, ICMSA President and Michael Maloney, Bord Bia’s Director of Quality
Valerie Cox has also been to a farm to see how the Beef Quality Assurance scheme works in practice.
Honor Heffernan has been performing as both a singer and actress for over 30 years now. She is in with us today ahead of a series of concerts around the country in August. She was in to give us a tune or two with her guitarist Hugh Buckley