Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 22 May 2015
He may be known for his prizewinning novels but when he's not writing Roddy Doyle is busy helping students find their own writing voice in his Fighting Words project.
One group of students have just published a book of their short stories, which they wrote over the course of their transition year and Edel Coffey went along to the book launch last Monday night and she joined Sean in studio.
Visit their website here.
it’s not just for school children, they do adult workshops too so if you want more information the best place to start with is their website or you can call them on (01) 8944576. And if you’d like to volunteer with them you can get in touch the same way.
Now, for a look back at ‘the week that was’, it’s our Friday Gathering. Dominating the news pages this week was the visit of Charles and Camilla, and his speech on Mullaghmore, crisis in the HSE as safety scandals put senior officials under pressure plus the Junior Cycle impasse seems to have been broken, and our banks are in the spotlight as Michael Noonan met the current players, while the Banking Inquiry quizzed their predecessors.
And as you’re all aware, it’s voting day so our discussion will have to be slightly more circumspect than usual.
On today’s panel, Simon Harris, Fine Gael Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Mary Hanafin, Fianna Fail councillor and former Education Minister, Brenda Power, columnist with the Sunday Times and Brian Dowling, RTE’s political correspondent.