Paddy O'Gorman has been visiting Dublin's flatlands and he joined Seán in studio this morning to talk about some of the people he met who are living and renting in Dublin.
Religious Orders and Archives
Religious institutions have been plagued by repeated controversies over the decades. Key to delivering justice for anyone involved in these cases is access to information kept by the religious orders involved. Catriona Crowe, historian and former Head of Special Projects at the National Archives, spoke about these records with Seán O'Rourke.
Tracker Mortgage / Financial Ombudsman
The Central Bank says over 100 mortgage holders have lost their properties because they were wrongly moved from their low tracker mortgage. The Bank said overall it's examining 13,000 complaints - but that the final figure is expected to be around 30,000.
Charlie Weston, Personal Finance Editor, discussed this with Seán O'Rourke.
Hamilton / Maths Week
One of the key events of the school calendar is Maths Week. The week normally starts with the annual Hamilton Lecture held in the Royal Irish Academy, which unfortunately had to be cancelled this year but who was Hamilton? Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics at UCD answered this question.
Fionn Davenport has just come back from a journey of discovery in rural Bohemia, where he found good golf, cheap beer and beautiful towns. He's been to the Czech Republic and he joined Seán O'Rourke to tell us if it's a good spot for a holiday.
Brian O’Connell has been meeting residents near University College Cork, and they say their life is being made intolerable because of some students living in the area.
Ex-Hurricane Ophelia Aftermath
While some struggle with a lack of electricity, water and phone network, others are only now able to assess the damage done to their livelihoods. Joe O'Neill, a dairy farmer in Wicklow, Colin Whooley, a mussel farmer in Cork, and Trudy MacIntyre, an Inshore fisher in Dunmore East, in Waterford spoke to Seán O'Rourke this morning.
Tonight in the Dáil Fianna Fail’s Social Protection Spokesman Willie O’Dea will table a motion on the pensions anomaly Willie O'Dea was joined on the line by Sinn Féin's deputy leader, Mary Lou McDonald this morning to discuss this.
Paddy O'Gorman has been to Mullingar court and he joined Seán O'Rourke in studio this morning to talk about some of the people he met there.
It is widely accepted there is a growing obesity crisis in this country, we are getting bigger, yet at the same time, we are bombarded with information about what is health and what’s not. Norah Campbell Assistant Professor of Critical Marketing at Trinity College Dublin discussed this with Seán O'Rourke this morning.
Our reporter Brian O’Connell was in Kerry yesterday tracking Ophelia and the damage done. He has been looking at the aftermath in the south of the country.
Aftermath of Ophelia
As the clean up following storm Ophelia gets underway, Bernadine Moloney, Communications and Public Affairs Manager at ESB, spoke about the latest impact of Storm Ophelia, Sean Hogan, Chair of the Emergency Response Co-ordination Committee also spoke as well as Irish Water's Crisis Management Coordinator, Catherine Walsh.
Daphne Caruana Galizia
The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta was killed yesterday in a car bomb near her home. For more on this story, Herman Grech, the online editor of the Times of Malta spoke to the programme.
Theresa May and the President of the EU Commission Jean Claude Junker say that Brexit negotiations should now ``accelerate over the months to come’’. The joint statement comes after dinner attended by the two leaders in Brussels last night. Former Northern Ireland Secretary, Owen Patterson discussed this with the programme this morning.
President of the Royal College of Physicians
Since its establishment, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland has never had a woman as President of the college. On Wednesday that glass ceiling is set to be smashed when Kerry woman and Consultant in Infectious Diseases Professor Mary Horgan takes charge and she joined Seán O'Rourke in studio.
Minister of State in the Department of Defence and Fine Gael TD for Wexford, Paul Kehoe, and John Sweeney, Climatologist and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at NUI Maynooth spoke to Sean O'Rourke this morning.
The Friday Gathering
Orla O'Connor, Director of The National Women's Council, Danie McConnell, Political Editor of The Irish Examiner, Brid Smith, Solidarity PBP TD Dublin South Central, Fergus O-Dowd, F.G. TD Louth
Democracy and Its Crisis
AC Grayling, Author
Brian Lloyd, Movies Editor, Entertainment.ie, Neasa Hardiman, Film and TV Director, Sarah Durcan of 'Waking The Feminists'
Cork Boundary Row
Cllr. Seamus McGrath, F.F. Leader on Cork County Council, Cllr. Des Cahill, Fine Gael Cork City Councillor
Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, Former Commissioner London Metropolitan Police
Tracker Mortgage Scandal
Padraic Kissane, Financial Consultant, Jane, Tracker Victim, Thomas Ryan, Tracker Victim
Mark Farmer, Chief Executive of CAST
Ian Guider, Sunday Business Post
Farms and Stamp Duty
John Comer, ICMSA, Lorna Sixsmith, Farmer
Paraic Duffy Director General of the GAA
Justin Moran, Head of Advocacy Age Action, Emer Kirk, Connect Women In Pensions
Professional Rugby Referee
Book: Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492 - 1900
Simon Schama, Author
Good Luck Bad Luck Folklore
Michael Fortune, Folklore Expert
Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform
With just over an hour to Minister Paschal Donohue’s Budget Speech, Kevin Doyle, group political editor of Independent News and Media spoke to the programme from our Dáil studio.
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Gorbachev: His Life and Times is William Taubman's fourth book on the Soviet Union. The others include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Khrushchev: The Man and His Era. He teaches Political Science at Amherst College in Massachusetts.
William Taubman discussed his new book and the former Soviet leader with Sean O'Rourke this morning.
Portlaoise District Court
Paddy O'Gorman has been to the district court in Portlaoise, and he joined Sean O'Rourke in studio to talk about some of the people he met there.
All eyes are on Catalonia today with the Catalan President Charles Puigdemont due to give his much anticipated address to the regional parliament later this afternoon.
Guy Hedgecoe is the Irish Times' correspondent in Barcelona and he spoke to the programme this morning.
The Bloomberg news agency says Ireland is set to lose out in the race to host the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency after Brexit.
Dara Doyle from Bloomberg updated Sean O'Rourke this morning.
Coping With Sight Loss
Gillian Stafford, who is visually impaired and by Professor Jane Farrer who is working with cutting edge technology helping those affected by sight loss spoke to Sean O'Rourke this morning.
Sean O'Rourke reflected on the Republic Of Ireland soccer team's win in Cardiff last night with Irish super-fan Davy Keogh, former Irish soccer players Kevin Moran, and John Aldridge, and the Irish Times soccer correspondent, Emmett Malone.
In just a few hours, we’ll hear the final details of Budget 2018, and you’ll find out how exactly this year’s measures are going to impact yourpocket.
Charlie Weston, Personal Finance Editor of the Irish Independent, Marie Sherlock, SIPTU Economist, and Pat Mahon, Tax Partner with PwC all joined Sean O'Rourke in studio to talk us through it all.
Damian Lawlor, Presenter of RTE GAA Podcast, Orla Bannon, Broadcaster and Sports Journalist
Post Office Closures
The Animals Among Us: The New Science Of Anthrozoology
John Bradshaw, Author
James Badcock, Madrid Corespondent, Telegraph
David Coleman, Clinical Child Psychologist
Theresa May & Brexit
Andrew Pierce, Consultant Editor and Columnist Daily Mail
In The Name Of The Son: The Gerry Conlon Story
Richard O'Rawe, Author
Tom Parlon, D.G. Construction Industry Federation, Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent Irish Times
The Friday Gathering
Niamh Lyons, Political Editor, Irish Edition of The Times, Darragh O'Brien, F.F. TD Dublin Fingal, Alison O'Connor, Columnist with the Irish Examiner, Andrew Doyle, Minister for Food, Forestry and Horticulture
Gym for the Homeless
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