66 episodes

Brendan O'Connor presents a live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion. Tune in Saturday and Sunday 11am - 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

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    • News Commentary
    • 3.3, 69 Ratings

Brendan O'Connor presents a live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion. Tune in Saturday and Sunday 11am - 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

    Newspaper Panel

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's panel included former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Broadcaster and Publisher Norah Casey and Diarmuid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History in UCD. London Editor of the Irish Times Denis Staunton also joined the programme.

    • 55 min
    Second Hour

    Second Hour

    In the second hour, Brendan spoke with Washinfton Correspondent of the Irish Times Suzanne Lynch, Writer and Broadcaster John McKenna, Producer & Director Brian Reddan and Mary O'Sullivan, Features & Travel Editor with the Sunday Independent.

    • 45 min
    Part One

    Part One

    On this morning's programme Brendan spoke with Pete Lunn, head of the Behavioural Research Unit at the ESRI, travel writer Fionn Davenport on staycations and an audio diary from Abigail Mahon.

    • 35 min
    Part Two

    Part Two

    Brendan spoke with pop star Melanie C, chef Neven Maguire and fitness Instructor Pat Henry.

    • 45 min
    Poetry

    Poetry

    Rita Ann Higgins recites her poem 'A Few Morsels for the Mortals'

    • 2 min
    Newspaper Panel

    Newspaper Panel

    Joining Brendan for Sunday's newspaper panel are Anthony Staines - School of Nursing, DCU, Christiana Finn - Political Correspondent, The Journal.ie, Shelia Killian - Prof Kemmy Business School, UL and Michael O'Keeffe - Consultant ophthalmologist.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

CorktoCanada ,

Pretty poor.

Poor presenter. Tries to be a comedian when this show needs a good interviewer. Never impartial which is what is needed. RTÉ wasted a lot of money hiring these “contractors” on VERY generous salaries when the are far more professional presenters on staff that would a far better job.

The Smiths Of Raheny. ,

Dull.

This must be his 145th attempt at being “cutting edge”.Mel Something today and he will no doubt be star struck as he always is with minor celebrities.Nearly as sad as his Rupert Pupkin punchline deliveries on his Saturday Night Show.In fairness,he won’t go away.

Your Good Self ,

Lightweight

Very lightweight. So many other better broadcasters in RTÉ who could have been given this slot. Very uninspiring choice

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