Brendan O'Connor has all you need for the weekend with time to pause and reflect on the week just gone. Featuring a selection of human interest, consumer and lifestyle stories, as well as keeping you up to date on the news stories that matter. Listen live Saturday and Sunday at 11am - 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
Today's panel includes Brenda Power, columnist at the Irish Daily Mail & Sunday Times; Johnny Fallon, Strategy Director at Carr Communications; Colm O'Gorman, human rights campaigner; Rena Maycock, Chief Executive, Cilter child-protection software and former Chief Executive of iRadio and Liam Collins, Sunday Independent reporter.
As Ridley Scott's biopic opens in the cinemas, why is it that people are still so interested in the French leader, two centuries on from his death? Historian Laura O'Brien [Assoc. Prof. of Modern European History at Northumbria University] joined Brendan to answer the question.
Last week's alarming spike in overdoses in Ireland has been linked to batches of powerful synthetic alternatives to heroin. Can anything be done to counter this trend, and what might it tell us about the expected arrival in Ireland of Fentayl, which has already caused havoc in the United States? Brendan spoke to Dublin GP, Dr Austin O'Carroll.
Today's panel includes Louise Burne, Political Correspondent at the Irish Mirror; Justine McCarthy, Irish Times Columnist; Alan Barrett, CEO of ESRI; Ben Tonra, Professor of International relations and politics at UCD & Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Today's panel includes Grainne Ni Aodha, News Reporter with PA media, Paul Sommerville, Market Analyst, Bobby McDonagh, former Ambassador to the UK and EU Irish diplomat and Dr. Cara Augustenborg, Professor in Environmental Policy in UCD & Member of Climate Change Advisory Council.
Tradfest will celebrate the life and work of legendary singer songwriter Janis Ian who wrote her breakthrough hit 'Society's Child', at the age of 14 in 1965. It was the first charted song to speak about interracial romance and was banned in the US
Todays panel includes, Sarah Kelleher, Director at Lourdes Youth & Community Services, Donnacha O Beacháin, Professor of International Relations at the School of Law and Government at DCU, Lorraine Sweeney, Businessperson and Hotelier,Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner and Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor C4 News