This Week (RTE)
Junior Certificate Changes03/01/15
After the publishing of an independent document by Dr Pauric Travers aimed at ending the dispute over changes to the junior certificate. We are joined in studio by Pat King the general secretary of the ASTI to discuss the Travers document and any...
Roland Olyphant on the rally in Moscow
Following the brutal murder of Russia opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov on Friday, we spoke to the Telegraph’s Roland Oliphant who is at the rally in Moscow which was organised by former deputy prime minister.
The murder of Boris Nemstov
Joining us on the phone from London is Edward Lucas, a long time friend of Boris Nemtsov to discuss reports from recent years linking Vladimir Putin and his inner circle to corruption and Boris Nemstov’s recent fears for his own life.
The Fennelly Commission
RTÉ reporter John Burke spoke to us about the Fennelly Commission, which was set up last year to investigate, among other things, the recording of phone calls at garda stations since the 1980s.
Former Attorney General and Minister for Justice Michael McDowell joins us in studio to respond to proposals from Children's Minister James Reilly, who wants to block legal firms currently advising several tobacco companies from working for his...
Brendan Howlin and the future of the Labour Party
Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brednan Howlin tells us about the Labour Party’s row with the teachers, the introduction of a second year of free pre-school, the crisis in the health service, Aer lingus, Irish water and the idea of a possible...
Labour Party Conference
RTÉ reporter Cian McCormack attended the Labour Party Conference in Killarney and asked some of the delegates in attendance whether the party had improved under the leadership of Joan Burton.
Greek Eurogroup deal looms
For the latest we speak to Marina Prentoulis, spokesperson for the Syriza Party; Aris Trantidis, visiting lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at Kings College London
Tests in Ukraine’s ceasefire
We speak to Michael Bociurkiw, OSCE’s spokesperson in Ukraine, about the latest in the ceasefire
Former minister in favour of Aer Lingus sale
Labour TD and former minister Pat Rabbitte says that he is in favour of the proposed sale of the airline to IAG
Fine Gael’s annual conference
Health Minister James Reilly joins us from Castlebar at Fine Gael’s annual conference. Minister Reilly confirms that his party will not enter a coalition with either Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil at the next General Election.
Reports Aer Lingus staff looks positively at IAG proposal
Myles Worth, secretary general of Aer Lingus's trade union says staff looks at IAG proposed takeover with ‘great excitement’ following commitments given by Willie Walsh before the Transport Committee.
Roisin Shortall and the need for a national drug strategy
Former Junior Health Minister Roisin Shortall joins us in studio to discuss her concerns over the government's national drug strategy.
Increasing drug activity in Galway
Jackie Fox reports on Galway residents' fears of the increasing amount of heroin use within their community and the dumping of needles and syringes in residential estates.
William Binchy: Campaigner against abortion
Trinity Law Professor William Binchy joins us live in studio to argue that any such proposal will be repugnant to the Constitution.
Ivana Bacik calls for Health Committee to hold hearings
We hear from Labour Senator Ivana Bacik who wants the Oireachtas Health Committee to hold hearings to begin the process of examining the possibility of legislating for abortion in cases of fatal fetal abnormalities.
Update on Ukraine's Ceasefire
Alex Thompson from Channel 4 News talks to us from Donetsk, about the situation on the ground in Ukraine and the current ceasefire.
Michael McNicholas CEO of Ervia
The CEO of Ervia joins us live in studio and responds to this new information surrounding bonuses.
Irish Water's pay structures and bonuses
New details emerge on bonuses for Irish Water and its parent company Ervia. RTE reporter John Burke obtained information of these bonuses, which includes a multiplier which allows for top ups of existing bonuses.
Department of Finance's review of NAMA
Mark O'Flynn reports on the Department of Finance's review of the National Assets Management Agency.
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