Kate O'Connell, Fine Gael TD Dublin Bay South, Paul Murphy, AAA People Before Profit TD, Cormac Lucey, Financial Analyst and Sunday Times Columnist, Colette Browne, Irish Independent
National Crafts and Design Fair
Florrie Purcell, The Scullery, Tony Hoynes, Palm Free Irish Soap, Emma Andrews, Textile Artis
John McEntee, Executive Diary Editor London Daily Mail
Social Welfare at Christmas
Vera Twomey, mother of Ava, Dr. John Hillery, Consultant Psychiatrist
Alleged Sexual Assault at Dublin Private School
Patsy McGarry, Irish Times
Padraig O Ceidigh, Chairman Water Committee
Planning for Care in Old Age
John Costello, Author of Law and Finance in Retirement
Grainia Long, Chief Executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Revenue Officers at the National Parcel Centre
Frank Murray, Liver Specialist in Beaumont Hospital
30KM Speed Limit
Ciaran Cuffe, Chair Dublin City Council Transport Committee, Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs AA Ireland
John Comer, President, ICMSA, Damien English, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal
Michael, undocumented Irish person and Billy Lawless, Chicago-based Irish Senator
Book: The Road to Ruin
James Rickards, Author
Football Sex Abuse
Enda Brady, SKY News
I DRAW SLOW
Track (1) My Portion Track (2) Apocylpto
Bertie Ahern Coming Back
John Downing, Irish Independent
Commission on Water Charges Report
Brendan Ogle, Right 2Water Campaign, Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD, Alan Kelly, Labour Party TD
Supermacs Founder and MD
Homelessness in Limerick
Murder of Brian Stack
Austin Stack, son of Brian Stack
David Hall, CEO Irish Mortgage Holders Association
Justine McCarthy, Columnist Sunday Times, Jim Stewart, Adjunct Professor of Finance Trinity College, Dublin
Rise of the Right
Paddy Agnew, Rome Correspondent Irish Times, Kate Connolly, Berlin Correspondent Guardian and Observer, Pierre Briancon, Senior Correspondent for Politico.eu in Paris
Mick Barry, AAA People Before Profit, Harry McGee, Irish Times
Damian Lawlor, Orla Bannon and Hugo MacNeill
Taoiseach Meets Pope Francis
Tony Connelly , RTE
Children's Books this Christmas
Elaina Ryan, Director of Children's Books Ireland
Stephen Collins, Political Editor Irish Times
Ballinasloe District Court
Professor Jim Lucey
CF Drug Orkambi
President Higgins and Fidel Castro
Gerry Adams, President Sinn Fein, Ciaran Cannon, Fine Gael TD
Time now for our Friday Gathering...Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Peader Toibin, Sinn Fein TD for Meath West, Lise Hand, journalist and broadcaster...and Ger Colleran, columnist and former editor of the Irish Daily Star joined us in studio.
The Gorey to Rosslare train is under threat. Paddy O'Gorman reports.
RTÉ Cut Children's Programmes
Many of you will remember that theme tune ‘How Do You Do?’ presented by Mary Fitzgerald. this morning Mary Fitzgerald has a letter in the Irish Times in response to a statement by RTÉ because yesterday, RTÉ announced that it is to stop making programmes for young people in house.
less than one per cent of members of the travelling community go onto third level education.
However two college students are hoping to change this and help more travellers get into college. They are 21-year-old TJ Hogan and 19-year-old Chrisdina O’Neill and they both joined us from the Cork studio
Orla Kiely has created a successful global brand, andwas awarded an OBE for services to the fashion industry. Her designs are seen in many places, from handbags to coats worn by Kate Middleton to literally, the back of a bus. In Ireland to host a lunch event today for Barretstown the children’s charity, Orla Kiely joined us in studio.
Water Charges and Kevin Duffy
The Dáil erupted into chaos yesterday - and had to be adjourned for twenty minutes - over the appointment of a chair for the special committee on water charges.Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty stood by the appointment and called for the comments to be retracted. She spoke to us this morning.
Kevin Duffy Comments
Chair of the Public Service Pay Commission Kevin Duffy came under fire by saying that strike by Gardaí would have been 'unlawful by any standards'. Speaking yesterday, Mr. Duffy described the strike as a threat as 'mutiny'. we spoke to Ciaran O'Neill, President of the GRA and Liam Doran, General Secretary of the INMO.
Daniel McConnell, Political Editor of The Irish Examiner
From news of a serious Cabinet row on neutrality to political disquiet on the Public Health Alcohol Bill and speculation it will be shelved until next year. It would appear discussions at the Cabinet table have been fraught of late. Daniel McConnell, political editor of The Irish Examiner joined us in studio.
Book Club: Conclave
And now time for our book of the month, a political thriller set in the Vatican by best-selling author Robert Harris. It opens with the news that the pope is dead and all the cardinals are summoned to the Vatican to elect his successor.
Ireland and the Race to Mars
NASA and China have announced plans to land rovers on Mars in 2020. It is anticipated that a manned mission from Earth to Mars and back will take five years, and Irish researchers and companies are part of global efforts to make sure that a manned Mars mission is a success. Sean Duke, our science contributor was here to tell us more.
reas including Rush and Howth in Dublin, An Spideal and An Cheathrú Rua in Galway, Kilmore Quay in Wexford, ten locations in Cork and 11 in Donegal are all affected according to a report released this morning by the Environmental Protection Agency. We were joined this morning by Sean Laffey, Irish Water's Head of Asset Management.
Central Bank Reaction
As we know, the Central Bank yesterday made a major change to its lending rules... meaning first- home buyers will only have to save a deposit worth 10 per cent of the property’s purchase price, irrespective of the cost, as long as they meet other lending criteria. Director General of the Construction Industry Federation Tom Parlon joined us.
Cyber Shop Advice
Black Friday, the retail sales bonanza we’ve inherited from the US, officially starts in less than 24 hours...and next week it will be followed by Cyber Monday, the online discount day that focuses mostly on fashion sales. So how can you make sure you shop safe online? Paul C Dwyer, CEO of Cyber Risk International gave us this advice.
Alcohol Minimum Pricing
A new study has been looking at the minimum unit pricing of alcohol and its potential impact.
The research has been done by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Health Research Board. Lead researcher Dr Grainne Cousins of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland spoke to us this morning.
The Central Bank has eased mortgage restrictions for first time buyers, in its first review of rules introduced in February 2015.
Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Sharon Donnery joined us in studio.
Download and Install Podcast Software
You will have to download and install software to be able to subscribe to podcasts, and
download the latest shows. There are a number of freely downloadable programmes that allow
you to access podcasts. Some of the most popular applications are iTunes, Juice and Doppler,
for a list of more options go to www.podcastingnews.com. RTÉ is not resposible for the content
of external websites or applications.
Subscribe to this Podcast
Copy the URL from below or from the address bar of this page and then insert it into your
podcast software, look for an ADD or SUBSCRIBE option and follow the instructions.
Your software will automatically inform you of any new editions to the podcast without the need
to subscribe again. If you have iTunes installed you can use this One Click Subscription.
Listen to your podcast
The podcast will be downloaded in mp3 format or mp4 if it's video, once the download is fully
complete you can simply listen to or watch the programme on your computer, or transfer the file
to a portable device (mp3 player, iPod etc) and listen to it at your convenience.