Palestinians in Gaza celebrated a ceasefire with Israel last night after fifty days of conflict that left more than 2,200 people dead and more 10,000 injured. At least 3,000 Palestinian children were injured in the fighting, many of them left with permanent injuries, according to Oxfam.
Joining Sean from Jerusalem Luke Baker of Reuters and Alun McDonald of Oxfam on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Two of the biggest beasts in British politics roared their way into next year’s general election campaign yesterday. London Mayor Boris Johnson announced he’s applying to be the conservative candidate in a safe Tory seat in West London. While UKIP leader, Nigel Farage was selected to run for his party in Kent.
Quentin Peel, formerly of the Financial Times in Germany and now with Chatham House in London spoke to Sean.
For many of you, your child finished primary school two months ago and either this week or next, secondary school awaits. The closeted, comforted world with one single class and one teacher is over and a whole new world of timetables, exams, teenagers, teachers and the opposite sex opens up. For many, guiding their children through the labyrinth that is secondary school is a daunting task.
Sean was joined by Dr John Sharry, Irish Times Parenting Columnist, and founder of the Parents Plus Charity and by columnist Fiona Looney.