Today’s panel: Mary Whelan, former diplomat, Fergal Hickey, Consultant in emergency medicine in Sligo University Hospital, Fiach Kelly, Deputy Political Editor, Irish Times, Ray Bassett, former Irish diplomat and Grainne Healy, Public Affairs Consultant
‘Music and the mind’ is a series of concerts that Lyric FM are running over the month of January, which features live performances by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. One of the participants, Dr Hilary Moss, Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at the University of Limerick spoke with Marian about the power of music.
Steve Golemboski Byrne of Lackan Cottage Farm in the Mourne Mountains, Dr Sarah Miller, CEO of the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun and Quentin Gargan whose business is renewable energy all spoke with Marian about living off the grid in Ireland.
This week over 300 actors and other theatre professionals sent an open letter of complaint to the Arts Minister regarding the Abbey Theatre. Two signatories to that letter, Jane Brennan and Lorcan Cranitch spoke with Marian.
Today’s newspaper panel included Niamh Lyons, Political Editor, Times Ireland Edition, John Fitzgerald, Adjunct Professor TCD, John Downing, Political Columnist, Irish Independent, Olivia Buckley, Director of Communications Irish Tax Institute, David Holohan, Head of Equity Strategy, Mediolanum Asset Management.
Marian was joined by Musician and Broadcaster Jim Lockhart, to remember the musicians who died in 2018. Jim was joined by the Sunday Newspaper panel; Jennifer Kavanagh, Blair Horan, Noirin Hegarty and Diarmaid Ferriter.
Suzanne Lynch, Washington Correspondent with The Irish Times joined the panel to discuss the year ahead for President Trump and what has been achieved in his two years as President of The United States. The panel is Jennifer Kavanagh, Blair Horan, Noirin Hegarty and Diarmaid Ferriter.
Today’s panel included Dr Peter Boylan, clinical adviser to the HSE's National Women & Infants Programme. Jennifer Kavanagh, Law Lecturer Waterford Institute of Technology. Blair Horan former General Secretary of the CPSU. Noirin Hegarty, Operations Director Ireland Lonely Planet and Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD.