Monday 26th June

Weekend Sport

Following a big weekend in sport, with no shortage of controversy Damian Lawlor, Presenter of RTÉ’s GAA Podcast, Cliona Foley, Sports Journalist and Fiona Coughlan, Former Captain of the Ireland Women’s Rugby Team came into studio to discuss all of the weekend's action.

DUP and Conservatives reach deal

Nelson McCausland brought us the latest on the deal between the DUP and the Conservatives to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to form a minority Government.


Prof. Vincent Maher, Professor of Cardiology at Tallaght Hospital and the Blackrock Clinic has been at the coalface of heart disease in Ireland for a number of years, and he believes that we have buried our heads in the sand when it comes to the issue of high cholesterol and the damage that it does.

DUP Negotiations

DUP Leader Arlene Foster has been meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street this morning to finalise a deal between the two parties. Journalist and broadcaster, Eamonn Mallie had the latest on the negotiations between the Conservatives and the DUP.

Car Insurance

The CSO tells us that motor insurance costs are falling, but many drivers are not seeing that in their annual renewal bills. Sunday Independent Motoring journalist Geraldine Herbert has been taking a look at the figures.

The National Gallery of Ireland

After six years of renovation work, the National Gallery of Ireland has reopened and Marie Louise O'Donnell was there to see the improvements.

Publishing Names of Drink Drivers

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was considering plans to 'name and shame' drink drivers in an effort to reduce the number of road fatalities. One newspaper in New Zealand, has started doing just that, Queenstown’s Mountain Scene has published the names of 100 drink drivers on its front page - its editor David Williams joined us.

Judicial Appointments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has responded to criticism from senior judges centering on the new Judicial Appointments Bill, warning judges must keep their noses out of Government business. Former Attorney General and Justice Minister Senator Michael McDowell and Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, barrister and former Fine Gael adviser joined Cormac Ó hEadhra.

Friday 23rd June

The Friday Gathering

Fergus O'Dowd, F.G. TD Louth, Lynn Boylan, S.F. MEP for Dublin, Brenda Power, Columnist Sunday Times and Irish Daily Mail, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent, Irish Times

St John's Eve Traditions

Michael Fortune, Folklorist

European Medicines Agency

Danielle Barron, Freelance Health and Medical Journalist

The Fair at Spancil Hill

Brian O'Connell

One Year Anniversary of Brexit

Karen Devine, DCU, David McWilliams, Economist, Seamus Boland, CEO of Irish Rural Link

Medical Misadventure

Caoimhe Haughey, Solicitor

Thursday 22nd June

CAO Make Your Mind Up Process

Brian Mooney, Career Guidance Counsellor

Hayden Triggs: Recently retired Leinster Rugby Star

Hayden Triggs

Solar panels for President Trump's border wall with Mexico

Graham Finlay, Lecturer in School of Politics at UCD

Can the Conservatives and the DUP agree a deal?

Eamonn Mallie, Broadcaster and Journalist

Defending Dublin with Fionn Davenport

Fionn Davenport

Help to Buy scheme - Fuelling the bubble?

Michael Dowling, Chairman, Irish Brokers Association Mortgage Committee

AG - Court of Appeal Row

Hugh O'Connell, Sunday Business Post, thomas Byrne, F.F. TD Meath East, Alan Farrell, F.G. TD Dublin-Fingal

Wednesday 21st June

Gardening with Paraic Horkan

Paraic Horkan

In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's

Joseph Jebelli, Author


Caroline O'Sullivan, IDPCC Interim CEO, Caroline Quinn, School Principal

UK Parliament - The Queen's Speech

Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor, Daily Mirror, Newton Emerson, Irish Times Columnist

Paddy O'Gorman Castlebar District Court

Paddy O'Gorman

Mental Health follow-up

Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform, Dr. Jim Gray, A&E Consultant Tallaght Hospital

New Cabinet - A Bad Day for Women

Niamh Gallagher, Co-founder of Women for Election

Garda Commissioner before the Public Accounts Committee

Michael Clifford, Special Correspondent, Examiner, Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Fein

Tuesday 20th June

John Mooney on the PAC

John Mooney, Investigative Journalist Sunday Times

Accessing Mental Health Services through A&E

Brian O'Connell

Islamophobia in Ireland

Dr. James Carr, Researcher at University of Limerick

First Day for the New Cabinet

Daniel McConnell, Political Editor, Examiner

85th Anniversary of the Eucharistic Congress

Diarmaid Ferriter,Professor Modern Irish History, UCD

Brexit Negotiations

Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP and Vice President European Parliament, Matt Carty, Sinn Fein MEP Midlands North West

Garda Commissioner before the PAC

Alan Kelly, Vice Chair of the Pubic Accounts

Monday 19th June

Weekend Sport

Damian Lawlor, Presenter RTE's GAA Podcast, Orla Bannon, Broadcast and Sports Journalist

Father's Day Graveyard Visit

Paddy O'Gorman

Tourism Reaction

Maurice Pratt

Attorney General Appointment

Clare Daly, Independents 4Change TD, Harry McGee, Irish Times

Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service

Brian O'Connell


Professor Michael Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Brexit Negotiations

John Redwood, Conservative MP, Emmanuelle Schon Quinlivan, Lecturer in European Politics UCC

Attack on Finsbury Park Mosque in North London

Dr. Patrick Bury, Security Analyst in London, Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, Chairman of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council

Friday 16th June

The Gathering

Lise Hand, Journalist, Professor Gary Murphy, DCU, Roisin Shorthall, Social Democrats TD Dublin North-West, Josepha Madigan, F.G. TD Dublin Rathdown

Assisted Decision-Making Act

Tim Bracken, Barrister and Author of The Probate Handbook

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, Meeting with DUP

Sam McBride, Political Correspondent Belfast Newsletter

Toaiseach, Leo Varadkar, Meeting with Sinn Fein

Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Fein

Nomination of Former AG Maire Whelan to Court of Appeal

Jim O'Callaghan, F.F. Justice Spokesman

Thursday 15th June

LIVE Music: Beoga


Accessing Mental Health Services through A & E

Brian O'Connell

Prepare for Brexit

Leo McAdams, Enterprise Ireland, Daithi O'Connor, Managing Director of Revive Active, Paul Jacob, Managing Director of Smart Storage

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