Looking back at the big stories of the week we are joined by Kate O'Connell Fine Gael TD for Dublin Bay South, Lisa Chambers FF TD for Mayo, Prof. John O'Brennan of NUI Maynooth and Mick Clifford Political Correspondent with the Irish Examiner.
How To Give Up Plastic
Evelyn O'Rourke goes routing in the recycling bin while Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK and Author and of How To Give Up Plastic joins Philip to take us through some tips for giving up plastic.
Liam Miller Tribute Match Row - Páirc Uí Chaoimh
The row in Cork continues as the Cork County Board says that the GAA's Rule 42 bans the use of Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium for other codes. Barrister and Sports law specialist Tim O'Connor joins us to discuss the legal grounds of a challenge to the stadium's unavailability.
Eating While Driving
Road safety Officer Noel Gibbons joins us to discuss the potentially serious impact eating while driving can have on your reaction time.
Tourism In Ireland - Cliffs Of Moher
Brian O’Connell continues his series looking at who is benefiting from our rising visitor numbers and how fairly the spend is spread as he headed to Cliffs of Moher and the wider area, where visitor numbers have increased spectacularly, but not everyone is happy.
Traveller Accommodation In Galway
Members of the Travelling community in Galway city and county have undertaken a survey of accommodation in a site-by-site survey. Joanna Corcoran was one of the people who conducted the survey and joined us on the line from Galway.
Mary Lou McDonald Met With Theresa May
Theresa May will use a speech in Belfast shortly to rule out agreeing to any Border backstop. Mary Lou McDonald joins Philip on the line having just met with the British Prime Minister.
Facebook has agreed to share data around online advertising during the abortion referendum campaign. Making it possible to identify the volume of adverts coming from overseas. Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan joins us in studio.
Tackling Childhood Obesity In Schools
Ireland is on course to become the heaviest nation in Europe by 2030 with almost one- third of Irish children now overweight. Janis Morrissey, Health Promotion Manager with the Irish Heart Foundation and Professor Donal O’Shea, HSE Clinical Lead for Obesity joined Philip Boucher-Hayes in studio this morning to discuss this.
Cost Of Tickets For Sports Events
Are major sporting organisations here in danger of pricing loyal fans out of following their favourite teams? Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been looking at this for us and he spoke to Philip Boucher-Hayes this morning.
50 Years Of The Contraception Debate In Ireland
This month, fifty years ago, the church banned any form of artificial birth control. The encyclical Human Vitae, published by Pope Paul the sixth in 1968 caused no small amount of controversy at the time. Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD joined Philip Boucher-Hayes in studio to look back on its impact on Irish society.
Ryanair has grounded 600 flights next week due to industrial action by cabin crew workers. Simon Calder, Travel Editor with The London Independent and Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, Civil Aviation Secretary at International transport workers' federation discussed this with Philip Boucher-Hayes this morning.
Review Of The Gender Recognition Act
Children under the age of 18 will be able to change their gender, through their own decision, under new changes that have been recommended to Government. Sara R Philips, Chair of TENI and a trans woman, and also Cearbhall Turroain, who is non-binary joined Philip Boucher-Hayes in studio this morning to discuss this.
Communications Minister Denis Naughten will meet with Facebook executives in New York later today, following the broadcast of a Dispatches investigation on Channel 4. Labour Party spokesman on justice and children, Seán Sherlock and Cyber Psychologist Dr Mary Aiken joined Philip Boucher-Hayes on the line.
Theresa May Visits the Border
British Prime Minister, Theresa May arrives in Northern Ireland today on a two day visit which will include a stop off along the border. Sammy Wilson, DUP MP, David Harding, Spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Conservative Party and vet in Coleraine, and Damian McGinnity, Border Communities Against Brexit joined Philip Boucher-Hayes on the line.
Good weather woes.
Fr Brendan Hoban
Who will be put forward by the various parties?
Travel with Fionn Davenport.
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Nessa Childers, Independent MEP for Dublin and Willie Penrose Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath since 1992 have all decided the time for retirement is upon them, Philip finds out their reasoning.
The HSE has been sending people on hospital waiting lists across the country 'validation letters' asking if they wish to remain on waiting lists, some have just a 10-day response time frame before your spot is gone.
The Dispatches programme on Channel 4 last night sent an undercover reporter into the social media giant revealing failures to remove hate speech, violent and abusive content.
My Broken Brain
Ronan Smith, Billy Reilly, Sharon Reilly
Professor Stuart Khan, University of New South Wales
Marion McKeone, U.S. Correspondent Sunday Business Post
Thailand Cave Rescue Mission
Mairead McGuinness, Vice President European Parliament, Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP North West Leicestershire, Sammy Wilson, DUP MP East Antrim
Michael McGrath, F.F. TD Cork South Central, Peter Boland, Alliance for Insurance Reform
Damian Lawlor, Orla Bannon, Ciaran Murphy
Ex Defence Forces Homelessness
Pat Davitt, CEO of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers
Jerry Buttimer, Senator, Dr. Fergal Hickey, Irish Association for Emergency Medicine
Paul Melia, Environment Editor at the Irish Independent
Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Chair of the National Committee for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Dr. Des O'Neill, Geriatrician at Tallaght University Hospital, Billy O'Keeffe, Age Action Ireland
Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society, Neil McDonnell, Chief Executive, ISME
Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, Bradford University, Mary Dejevsky, Former Moscow Correspondent and Columnist with the English Independent
Brian Hayes, F.G. MEP, Peadar Toibin, S.F. TD Meath West, Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor TheJournal.ie, Shona Murray, Foreign Correspondent, Irish Independent
Good Vibes Cookbook – Tasty, Super-Healthy Recipes
World Cup in Russia
Enda Brady, Sky News Correspondent
Death of a man in Mallow last night
Ralph Riegel, Southern Correspondent Irish Independent
Dundalk District Court
Letters by Constance Markievicz
Mary Kenny, Writer and Journalist, Jeananne Crowley, Actress and Writer
Aoife Grace Moore, Journalist with the Press Association
Will Hutton, Political Economist and Journalist
Sláintecare Executive Director
Roisin Shortall, Co-Leader Social Democrats
Community CCTV Scheme
Davina James-Hanman, Independent Violence Against Women Consultant
Cap on Cancer Victims Costs
World Cup: England and Croatia
Paddy O'Gorman report, Jonathan Northcroft, Sunday Times Football Correspondent
Wills, Inheritance and Tax
Tim Bracken, Barrister and Author of The Probate Handbook
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