This Week (RTE)
Pieta House reflects on the death of Robin Williams08/17/14
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.
The plight of displaced Iraqis
We speak to Diana Almoulla of the International Organisation for Migration, who says that more than one million Iraqis have been internally displaced.
Tracing Great War roots
RTÉ Cameraman Michael Lee’s family took part in the Great War. In the late 1980’s, he interviewed a number of World War I veterans to try and establish the role his two great-uncles played in the war.
Scheme for disabled people falls short of targets
John Burke reports on a government scheme which aims to assist disabled people to find full-time jobs, which is falling far short of its targets.
Potential pay deal for doctors
SIPTU’s Vice-President Patricia King says her members are entitled to any pay review granted to Hospital Consultants.
Chaos in Libya
Former Lybian Minister Fatima Hamroush on the complexities of the ongoing conflict. RTÉ’s John Burke reports on Irish citizens who have asked the Irish government for assistance to get out of Libya.
Is the end of military action between Israel and Palestine in sight?
Richard Crowley speaks to Ephraim Halevy, former head of Israel’s security service Mossad on how Israel fought this war.
Violence continues in Gaza
For the latest on the ongoing troubles in the Middle-East, we speak to Nicole Jonson, correspondent with Al Jazeera television.
Louise O’Keeffe requests meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny
We speak to abuse survivor Louise O'Keefe, who gives her reaction to the Governments official response to the EU Human Rights Court ruling in her favour.
Crisis of illegal immigration to the United States
Reporter with The Associated Press, Christopher Sherman on what President Obama calls a "humanitarian crisis".
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