Friday 21st October

The Gathering

Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD Louth, Ingrid Miley, RTE Industrial and Employment Correspondent, Richard Boyd Barrett, AAA-People Before Profit, Niamh Lyons, Political Editor The Times, Ireland Edition


Orla O'Donnell


Dominic MacSorley, CEO Concern Worldwide

Anthony Foley Remembered

Michael Corcoran

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy!

Paul Howard, Author

Coroner's Court

Brian O'Connell

Counselling in Primary Schools

Dr. Rosaleen McElvaney, DCU

AGSI Begin Work to Rule

Caoimhin O'Caolain, Sinn Fein, Cormac O'Keeffe, Crime Correspondent Irish Examiner, Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD

Thursday 20th October

Book Club: Ann Patchett's Commonwealth

Natasha Fennell, Director Still Water Communications, Eamon Dunphy, Broadcaster and Commentator, Alana Kirk, Author, Bert Wright, Publishing Consultant and Book Festival Director

Would You Believe Special

Mick Peelo, Would You Believe Reporter, Cormac Walsh, Survivor of Sexual Abuse, Wendy Leaver, Former Toronto Police Officer

Help to Buy Scheme

David McWilliams, Economist

Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry

US Presidential Election Debate

Lise Hand, Political Commentator and Broadcaster, Paddy Duffy, Public Affairs Consultant, Elayne Devlin, Social Media, Jan Halper Hayes, Chair Republicans Overseas UK

Garda Commissioner

Richie Culhane, F.G. Cllr and Former Detective Garda, Pat Deering, F.G. TD Carlow/Kilkenny, Michael Darcy, F.G. TD Wexford

Wednesday 19th October

Shakespeare: Macbeth

Niall MacMonagle

Living with Adult Students

Dr. Harry Barry, GP and Enda Murphy, Psychologist

IMO Pay Case

Dr. Paddy Hillary, Chairman of IMO Committee

Teachers Strike Reaction

Colm O'Rourke

Portlaoise Hospital Plans

Dr. Sean Fleming, Consultant Cardiologist Portlaoise Hospital

What Brexit means for Ireland

James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in British Government

Teachers Strike

John MacGabhann, General Secretary TUI

Tuesday 18th October

Garda Strike P.2

Declan Power, Security and Defence Analayst

Family Courts

Evelyn O'Rourke

Ken Clarke, Veteran MP

Ken Clarke


Jack Horgan Jones, Business Correspondent Sunday Business Post

Importing Cars from the UK

Geraldine Herbert, Sunday Independent

Garda Strike

John O'Brien, Retired Detective Chief Superintendent, Antoinette Cunningham, President ASTI, John Mooney, Sunday Times

Micheal Martin, Leader of Fianna Fáil

Micheal Martin

Monday 17th October

Weekend Sport

Orla Bannon and Damian Lawlor

Trim District Court

Paddy O'Gorman

Book: Tea and Talk

Alice Taylor, Author


Rosemary Hollis, London City University

Book: Hell at the Gates

John Lee and Daniel McConnell

Anthony Foley

Eoghan O'Neachtain, David Corkery, Will Greenwood

Friday 14th October

The Gathering

Eoghan Murphy, F.G. TD Dublin Bay South, Eoin O'Broin, S.F. TD Dublin Mid West, Alison O'Connor, Political Commentator and Broadcaster, Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor Independent News and Media

Bob Dylan Nobel Prize for Literature

Eileen Battersby, Irish Times, Niall Stokes, Hot Press


Dr. John Kahler, Pediatrician


Brian Moran, Managing Director, Hines, Hugh O'Neill, Operations Director, Castlethorn Construction, Barry Cowen, F.F. Housing Spokesman

Teachers Pay/Strike

Yvonne Rossiter, Gavin Bradley, Kieran Christie, General Secretary ASTI, Eddie Molloy, Management Consultant

Thursday 13th October


Elaine Mernagh, Ireland Refugee Solidarity Group

All in the Food

Dr. Frank Cullen, Head of DIT School of Culinary Arts, Kevin Thornton, Thornton's REstaurant, Ross Lewis, Chapter One Restaurant, Abigail Colleran, Cathal Brugha Graduate and Baker

Childcare Measures - A Debate

Victoria White, Examiner Columnist, REgina Bushell, Founder and Managing Director of Grovelands Childcare

100 Years of Birth Control

Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History


Damien O'Reilly, Lecturer in Retail Management, DIT, Lord Christopher Haskins

Minister Katherine Zappone

Minister Katherine Zappone

Wednesday 12th October


Pauric Horkan, Horkans Garden Centres


Fintan Drury, Chief Executive of Platinum One

Garda Commissioner, Noirin O'Sullivan, Faces Questions

Daniel McConnell, Political Editor, The Examiner

Budget 2017

Micahel Noonan, Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

Tuesday 11th October

Deirdre Purcell's The Husband

Deirdre Purcell

Northern Ireland EU Budget

Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP

Trump Tales

Graham Finlay, School of Politics and International Relations, UCD

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Programme Highlights

Family Courts

Evelyn O'Rourke reports from the family courts at Dolphin House.

Anthony Foley

Remembering the legend that was Anthony Foley.



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