Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone joined Miriam O'Callaghan in studio this morning to discuss the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland, and comments she made to him in relation to the treatment of people at the hands of the Catholic Church in Mother and Baby homes and also the Tuam babies case.
Brendan Leahy, the Bishop of Limerick, businesswoman Norah Casey, who participated in the World Meeting of Families, and by Marie Collins, former member of the Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors joined Miriam O'Callaghan in studio to reflect on the weekend’s events.
Research published last week revealed that mental health issues are now the most common illness in the workplace. A major survey of workers carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes for Friends First found that 38% have suffered from stress or anxiety. More than half of so-called "millennials", people under the age of 35, have taken extended sick leave because of mental health. So why is this happening and how should workplaces respond?
Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght University Hospital joined Miriam O'Callaghan in studio to answer some of these questions.
It has been reported in recent days that thousands of patients who may have been exposed to the super-bug known as CPE while in hospital here are due to receive letters in the coming weeks from the HSE.
This particular super-bug is highly resistant to antibiotic treatment and can be very dangerous if it gets into the bloodstream. Professor Martin Cormican, HSE Lead for Antimicrobal Resistance and Infection Control joined Miriam O'Callaghan in studio this morning to discuss this.
Paddy O'Gorman was in attendance the Phoenix Park yesterday for the visit of Pope Francis, and he joined Miriam O'Callaghan in studio this morning to give us the stories of some of the people he met there.
Now that the Pope’s visit has passed, normal service is beginning to resume. The Dáil is still in recess but a new political season is getting underway. Over the next fortnight, the political parties will host their "think ins" and talks will begin on the last Budget under the confidence-and-supply agreement between Fianna Fáil and the government.
But what does Fianna Fáil want to get out of October’s budget, and what price will it seeks for any extension of its deal with government? Michael McGrath is Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on Finance and he spoke to Miriam O'Callaghan from our Cork studio this morning.
Damian Lawlor, Presenter RTÉ GAA Podcast and Eilis Gormley, Former GAA All-Star & Former Inter-county player with Tyrone joined Miriam O'Callaghan in studio this morning to look back on all of the sporting action from the weekend.