On The Record covers the main stories in the Sunday Newspaper Review, looks ahead at the week to come, plus goes back in time to learn lessons for the future with Hidden Histories.
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Hidden Histories: Irish hunger strikes
Over the course of the 20th century, the use of the hunger strike would become synonymous with Ireland, leading to the death of Cork Lord Mayor Terence MacSweeney, and polarizing Irish politics in the 1980s around the H Blocks. But on this date, September 25th, died Thomas Ashe in 1917. Ashe’s death - the first of its kind - was a surprise to many, as he had only gone on hunger strike days earlier on September 20th. So, how did this come to be?
Donal Fallon joins Gavan for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.
"I have a bill on the way, which will criminalize grooming young people for criminal activity"
Joining Gavan to discuss the issue of antisocial behavior and deliberate ramming at two Gardai cars at Cherry Orchard Road last Monday was Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee. She also discussed the issue of criminal gangs targeting young people and upcoming bill to tackle grooming the youth for criminal activity.
"Next Italian government will be far right, but it's unfair to call it fascist"
Joining Gavan to discuss the general election in Italy this Sunday and the potential rise to power of the Italian far right was Lorenzo Codogno - Visiting Professor in Practice,
European Institute, at London School of Economics and Political Science.
On the Record Sunday Paper Panel September 25th
Joining Gavan to run through the top stories from the Sunday papers is Elaine Loughlin, Irish Examiner Deputy Political Editor and Gerard Howlin, Public affairs consultant, political commentator and former senior government adviser. Also joining to discuss the issue of hidden homelessness was Wayne Stanley - Head of Policy and Communications.
"We have failed to produce a rail network in Dublin over the last 50 years"
Gavan is joined by Frank McDonald, the former Irish Times Environment Editor.
Together they discuss the history of the many planned and then scrapped, infrastructure projects intended to extend public transport rail lines in and around the capital.
Living With Ghosts: The Inside Story from a 'Troubles' Mind
Gavan is joined by Brian Rowan, former BBC correspondent in Belfast to discuss his new book ‘Living With Ghosts: The Inside Story from a 'Troubles' Mind’