This Week (RTE)
Children’s Ombudsman to become Chief Commissioner of...08/31/14
In her final weeks as Children's Ombudsman, Emily Logan tells us what Ireland still needs to do for its youngest citizens.
Analysis of our Redundancy Payments Scheme
RTÉ’s John Burke and Fianna Fáil's Sean Fleming discuss the unpublished internal report that criticises the Department of Social Protection’s failure to recover millions of euro as part of the State’s Redundancy and Insolvency Payments Scheme.
20th Anniversary of the IRA Ceasefire
20 years on from the Provisional IRA ceasefire, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness speaks to us from Derry.
Stand-off on the Golan Heights
Aymenn Al-Tamimi offers an expert view of the militant groups on what the UN peacekeepers are facing on the Golan Heights.
The latest from Ukraine
Head of Chatham House's Russia and Eurasia Programme, James Nixey, and Voice of Russia journalist Dmitri Babich discuss how far Europe and America are willing to go for Ukraine.
Spending free money for a global recovery
We speak to author Eric Lonergan who says that the most effective way of stimulating the global economy is to make cash transfers to households and let them spend it as they wish.
Hamas executions after ceasefire
Hamdi Shakkour, Deputy Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza condemns the judicial killings following the collapse of the latest ceasefire.
Ongoing battles in the Middle East
The fight against militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria; Independent Diplomat’s Reza Afshar, former head of the Syria desk at the British Foreign Office assesses. We also speak to journalist Patrick Cockburn.
Train drivers’ strike
Day one of a two-day train drivers’ strike, we’re joined by Dermot O’Leary from the NBRU; Irish Rail’s Barry Kenny; Fianna Fáil’s Transport spokesperson Timmy Dooley and Martin Wall from The Irish Times
Pieta House reflects on the death of Robin Williams
Chief executive of Pieta House Joan Freeman reflects on the responses and reactions to suicide following the death of Robin Williams.
The fight against the Ebola virus
Is a vaccine the solution to combat the Ebola virus? We hear from Dr Oliver Johnson in Sierra Leone, and Head of Concern Worldwide’s health support unit Roslyn Tamming.
Reaction to the killing of Michael Brown
Veteran civil rights campaigner Reverend Jesse Jackson discusses how he believes the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri, is part of a pattern of wrongful killings across the United States.
Victims of IRA bombings seek compensation from Libya
John Burke reports on Irish and British victims of IRA bombings seeking compensation from Libya, and their chances now with a post Gaddaffi regime.
Ireland’s new abortion laws discussed
The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says she is concerned for the woman who had a baby delivered by caesarean section after a panel of experts convened under the country's new laws decided not to permit an abortion. Justine McCarthy of The...
Australia’s handling of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church
Judith Crosbie reports on the work of The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia.
Cardinal Sean Brady set to retire
Child sex abuse survivor Brendan Boland gives his reaction to Cardinal Sean Brady’s retirement.
Ceasefire talks in Cairo
Journalist Patrick Kingsley, who is covering the ongoing talks in Egypt aimed at agreeing a more permanent ceasefire in Gaza has the latest.
Homelessness on the streets of Dublin
Fran McNulty reports on life for homeless people on the capital’s streets. Dublin’s Lord Mayor gives us his view on what needs to be done to solve the crisis.
Forced to retire
John Burke reports on soldiers below the rank of sergeant who have to retire after 21 years of service. The Minister for Agriculture and Defence, Simon Coveney reacts.
Islamic State Fighters presence in Iraq
Why did the US wait until now to act against ISIS? Retired US Army Colonel Peter Monsoor assesses.
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