Tuesday 12th December

Jane Austen: Persuasion

Niall MacMonagle

Criminal Courts of Justice

Paddy O'Gorman


Fionn Davenport

Tuam Report / Mother & Baby Homes

Fiach Kelly, Deputy Political Editor, Irish Times, Anna Corrigan, Tuam Babies Family Group

Dogs In Restaurants

Tom Doorley, Food and Wine Columnist, Sarah Lynch, Campaigns Manager Dogs Trust, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent Irish Times

Standards in Public Office / Amnesty Donation

David Quinn, Director of Iona Institute, Colm O'Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty

Crime & Bail Laws

Donnchadh O'Laoghaire, S.F. Spokesperson on Justice, Kieran Cleary, Solicitor and President of the Victims of Crime Group, Liam Herrick, Executive Director Irish Council for Civil Liberties

Monday 11th December

Weekend Sport

Damian Lawlor and Lindsay Peat

Blue Cross Animal Charity

Evelyn O'Rourke

National Patient Survey Results

Simon Harris, Minister for Health

U.S. Politics: Alabama/Roy Moore/Trump

Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times Washington Correspondent

Men Of The South

Brian O'Connell

Can Dementia Be Prevented?

Ian Robertson, Clinical Psychologist


Adam Bolton, Sky

Friday 8th December

The Friday Gathering

Eamon Dunphy, Journalist and Broadcaster, Sarah Carey, Saturday Columnist, The Times, Ireland Edition, Fergus O'Dowd, F.G. TD Louth, Dave Cullinane, S.F. TD Waterford

The Psychobiotic Revolution

Ted Dinan MD, PhD

Eat Together

Michael Kelly, Founder of GIY(Grow It Yourself), Corrine McLaughlin, Tramore Educate Together


Helen McEntee, Minister of State for European Affairs, Micheal Martin, F.F. Leader, Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP North West Leicestershire, Sam McBride, Political Correspondent Belfast Newsletter

Thursday 7th December

Meat for Christmas

If you’re the one in charge of the Christmas feast this year there’s no need to panic, Pat Whelan from James Whelan Butchers joined Seán O'ROurke this morning with all the answers.

Sense About Science

Dr Síle Lane from the UK organization Sense about Science joined Seán O'Rourke this morning to discuss the subject.

A Year Of Political Mayhem

An age of uncertainty began when Britain voted to leave the EU last year. The task of guiding the country towards Brexit has fallen to Theresa May. The beleaguered prime minister figures large in a new book called Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem. Tim Shipman, the political editor of the Sunday Times joined the programme.

Annual Report On Child Protection

Today’s report by Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Dr Geoffrey Shannon has called for the introduction of an offence that would allow for the prosecution of adults suspected of leading children into crime. Chief Executive of ISPCC Grainia Long joined Seán O'Rourke to talk about the findings in the report.

Johnny McEvoy

Johnny McEvoy has been in the music business for over fifty years, but rather than write a conventional autobiography, he has chosen to map his life through the songs that he wrote and the songs that he sang.

Repossessions Court

Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been back to the repossession courts  in Naas. He spoke to Seán O'Rourke this morning about some of the people he met there.


Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern joined the programme on the line to offer his thoughts on Brexit, and how Ireland and the UK might come to an agreement over the border issue in Northern Ireland.

Wednesday 6th December

Books for Christmas

Louisa Cameron, Raven Books, Rick O'Shea, Book Club on Facebook

Rise In Veganism

Catherine Cleary, Journalist and Food Writer, Keith Walsh, 2FM Breakfast Republic Presenter, Dennis Cotter, Chef, Writer, Founder of Cafe Paradiso

Voluntary Sector and Strike Action

Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser

Children's Allowance

Paddy O'Gorman

Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe

Minister Paschal Donohoe

Tuesday 5th December

Changing Funeral Culture

George McCullough, Chief Executive Glasnevin Trust, Jonathan Stafford, M.D. Staffords Funeral Homes

Craft & Design Fair

Ailbhe Gerrard, Hive Share, Paul Harrington, Due South T-Shirts, Bernie Everard, Splate Gin and Cheese Making Kits

Affordable Housing

Evelyn O'Rourke

Wexford Crash

David Looby, New Ross Standard

Rohingya Refugees

Dr. Ian Cross, Medicin Sans Frontiers

Children in Hotels for Christmas

Brian O'Connell

Brexit No Deal

Mairead McGuinness, F.G. MEP, Nelson McCausland, Former DUP MLA, Mathew Parris, Journalist and Former Conservative MP, Stephin Gethins, Europe Spokesperson Scottish National Party

Monday 4th December

Weekend Sport

Damian Lawlor, Presenter RTE GAA Podcast, Cliona Foley, Sports Journalist

Seanad Eireann holds consultations about the wording of the National Anthem

Mark Daly, F.F. Senator, Maureen O'Sullivan, Independent TD

Courts: Naas District Court

Paddy O'Gorman report

Suicide/Suicidal Ideation in Children

David Coleman, Clinical Child Psychologist

Luas Cross City

Evelyn O'Rourke took a trip

U.S. Politics

Graham Finlay, School of Politics and International Relations University College Dublin

Brexit and The Irish Question

Phillip Blond, Former Advisor to David Cameron and Director of think tank ResPublica, Pat McFadden, Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East and a Member of the Commons Brexit Select Committee, Brian Hayes, F.G. MEP and Emmanuelle Schon Quinlivan, Lecturer in European Politics at University College Cork

Friday 1st December

The Friday Gathering

Paudie Coffey, Fine Gael Senator, Richard Boyd Barrett, Solidarity PBP, Brenda Power, Barrister and Political Columnist, Niamh Lyons, Political Editor, The Times, Ireland Edition

Science Matters: Food and Water Research

Dr. Shane Bergin, Physicist, UCD

Children's Books For Christmas

Sarah Webb, Children's Writer, Dave Rudden, Author

The Assassination of Justice Minister Kevin O'Higgins

Diarmaid Ferriter

Brexit and the Border

Brian Feeney, Irish News Columnist, Noel Whelan, Barrister and Commentator, Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor of the Belfast Newsletter

Thursday 30th November

Book Club: The Adversary

John Boyne, Author, Sinead Gleeson, Presenter of the Book Show, RTE RAdio 1, Hugh Linehan, Culture Editor, Irish Times, Nicola Tallant, Investigations Editor Sunday World

New Political Appointments

Daniel McConnell, Political Editor Irish Examiner

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