101 episodes

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.

Brendan O'Connor RTÉ Radio 1

    • News
    • 3.6 • 222 Ratings

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.

    Newspaper Panel

    Newspaper Panel

    Brendan is joined by Ciara Phelan, Political Correspondent, Irish Mirror, Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics, DCU's School of Law and Government and Ruth Coppinger, Secondary School Teacher and former Socialist TD. Rhona Mahony, Obstetrician and Gynecologist on the National Maternity Hospital and John O'Brennan, NUI Maynooth discusses Eurovision.

    • 49 min
    Angela Scanlon

    Angela Scanlon

    TV Presenter Angela Scanlon discusses her new book 'Joyrider: How Gratitude Can Help You Get the Life You Really Want'.

    • 22 min
    Revival of The Irish Language

    Revival of The Irish Language

    Brendan spoke to Ray Cuddihy,Teacher on the Home School Hub about the revival of the Cúpla focal.

    • 12 min
    Entertainment Panel

    Entertainment Panel

    Kay Sheehy, Series Producer, RTE Arena and Brian Lloyd, Movies Editor, Entertainment.iem, join Brendan to discuss what to watch on the big and small screens in the coming weeks.

    • 13 min
    Staycations Rip Off

    Staycations Rip Off

    Conor Pope, Irish Times Consumer Affairs Correspondent and Georgina Campbell, Food and Hospitality Writer and Editor of Georgina Campbell's Irelands Guide, discuss the increase in costs for tourists across the country.

    • 15 min
    Brigid Laffan

    Brigid Laffan

    Brendan spoke to Bridget Laffan, Emeritus Professor, The Robert Schuman Centre about recent loss of her husband.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

moynalta ,

Brendan O’Connor

I enjoy the show.
Please upload the podcast each week. Annoying when only bits of the show is available. Thank you

Alan Desmond ,

Poor admin

Only 20 sec of the Newsaer Panel uploaded today.

Catriona L ,

Real & Raw

I love Brendan on the radio. He is far removed from the ‘sticking to the script’ style of presenting I often here on R1. He actively listens and responds to answers rather than just moving on to the next question. Also very empathetic-and not afraid to show it. Please presenters, stop being ‘robots’: be real.

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