Friday 18th August

The Friday Gathering

Darragh O'Brien, F.F. Foreign Affairs and Trade Spokesperson, Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment and Social Protection, Mary Minihan, Irish Times Political Staff, John Drennan, Columnist with The Sun and Political Strategist

Drug Liaison Midwives

Hannah Parkes Report

Race Relations

Ted Smyth, Chair of the UCD Clinton Institute, Tony McAleer, Former White Supremacist and now Managing Director of 'Life After Hate'

Traffic in Dublin CIty Centre

Brendan O'Brien, Dublin City Council, Gerard Farrell, Director of Operations, Dublin Town, Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs

Terrorist Attack in Barcelona

Hannah Strange, Barcelona Correspondent Daily Telegraph, Neil Doherty, on holidays in Barcelona, Donal Quinn, Founder of the group 'Irish in Barcelona', Tom Clonan, Security Analyst

Thursday 17th August


Olan McGowan

Caravan Park On A Wet Day

Paddy O'Gorman

Leaving Cert Results

Brian O'Connell

12 Year Wait for First Dental Screenings

Fintan Hourihan, Chief Executive Irish Dental Association

Managing Sports Injuries On The Sidelines

Professor Alf Nicholson, Consultant Paediatrician, Temple Street Hospital in Dublin

Leaving Cert Must Change

Professor Philip Nolan, Maynooth University President

Oireachtas Joint Committee Hearing On The Rio Ticketing Scandal

Fergus O'Dowd, Chairperson Oireachtas Joint Committee

Double Murder in Ballymun

Owen Conlon, The Sun, Noeleen Reilly, S.F. Cllr., Ballymun, Dublin

Wednesday 16th August

Crime, Punishment and Justice

Professor Phil Scraton, Criminologist, Academic and Author

Airport Drinking

Marisa Mackle, Author of 'Mile High Guy' and Former Cabin Crew, Professor Frank Murray, President Royal College of Physicians

Leaving Cert Results Day

Brian O'Connell report and Brian Mooney, Career Guidance Expert in studio

Locked Out Of The Rental Market

Niamh Randall, National Spokesperson for the Simon Communities

The Angry Chef

Anthony Warner

Ombudsman Rule Change

Ger Deering, Financial Services Ombudsman


Graham Finlay, School of Politics, UCD


John Redwood, Conservative MP for Wokingham, Stephen Donnelly, F.F. Spokesperson on Brexit, Gabriel D'Arcy, CEO of LacPatrick

Tuesday 15th August

Heritage Week - Bull Island

Marie Louise O'Donnell

Syrian Violin Maker

Almouthana Loula, Debbie Beirne, Friends of the Ballaghaderreen Centre

Isolated Priests

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent Irish Times, Fr. Brendan Hoban, Mayo

OCI Inquiry

John O'Mahony, Fine Gael Senator

Suicide or Survive

Caroline McGuigan, Founder of Suicide or Survive

Anti-Tourism Protests Across Europe

Fionn Davenport, Travel Writer, Aidan McGovern, Irishman living in Barcelona

Presidential Race

Gerard Craughwell, Independent Senator


Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP, Tony Foley, Senior Economics Lecturer, DCU

Monday 14th August

Weekend Sport

Damian Lawlor, Presenter RTE GAA Podcast, Anna Geary, Camogie All Ireland Winner with Cork, Ken Early, Second Captains Podcast

Kilkenny Car Boot Sale

Paddy O'Gorman

Bully-Proof Kids

Stella O'Malley

Trevor Deely Search Update

John Mooney, Sunday Times Crime Correspondent

Bird Strikes At The Airport

Paul O'Kane, Chief Communications Officer, Dublin Airport

Crime Victims Helpline

Gillian Hussey, Retired District Court Judge


Stacy Hilliard, Republican Commentator

Vacant Homes

Niamh Randall, National Spokesperson for The Simon Community, Sean Moynihan, Chief Executive of ALONR

Friday 11th August

The Friday Gathering

John Halligan, Independent Alliance, Sean Fleming, F.F. TD for Laois, Niamh Hourigan, Department of Sociology UCC, Colette Brown, Columnist Irish Independent

The Rise In Bitcoin

Colm Gorey, Journalist Silicon Republic, Lory Kehoe, Director with Deloitte

Spain Migrants

Sarah Morris, France 24 Spanish Correspondent

President Macron Falls In The Polls

Emmanuelle Schon Quinlivan, University College Cork

Women Make Great Priests

Fr. Roy Donovan, P.P. Caherconlish in Co. Limerick

Homeless Children

Peter McVerry, McVerry Trust, Colm Brophy, Fine Gael TD Dublin South West, Anne Rabbitte, F.F. Children and Youth Affairs Spokesperson

Thursday 10th August

Car Sales to Chef

Niall Murphy, Author of 'The Cookery School, Donnybrook Fair'

Puck Fair

Brian O'Connell

Women in Contact Sport

David Corkery, Former Ireland International Rugby Player, Emily Glen, Presenter of the Fair Game Podcast


Jeffrey Passel, Senior Demographer, Pew Research Center, Niall O'Dowd, irelandcentral.com

Irish Times Simplex Crossword

Mary O'Brien

Effects of Youth Unemplyment

James Doorley, Deputy Director of National Youth Council, Naoise Kavanagh, Reach Out - Youth Mental Health Service

Jason Corbett Murder: Martens Found Guilty

Wayne Corbett, brother of Jason, Catherine Fitzpatrick, sister of Mags, Jason's first wife

Wednesday 9th August

Living With Psychosis

Professor Jim Lucey, Medical Director of St. Patrick's University Hospital

Getting the Most From Your House

Denise O'Connor, Architect Optimise Design

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