On The Record with Gavan Reilly Highlights
On The Record with Gavan Reilly Highlights
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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. Listen and subscribe to On The Record with Gavan Reilly Highlights on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'
Today marks the birthday of Richard Francis Burton. Though he did share some characteristics with his more famous hard-living namesake, Burton was a famed British explorer with strong links to Ireland, and one who lived one of the most peculiar lives of the nineteenth century. It included sneaking into Mecca in disguise - at a time when non-Muslims were banned from entering - and penning the first English language translation of the Kama Sutra. A controversial explorer, he rests in what might be Britain’s strangest grave. Gavan is joined by Donal Fallon for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.
That there is an area of the capital known as ‘The Markets’ may be news to many listeners, but nestled between Church Street and Capel Street, there is still a district of the city where the working day begins and ends much earlier than across town. Here, fruit and veg are the main commodities, and within it all is a beautiful Victorian redbrick, the Dublin city Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Markets. Next weekend an event called ‘Me Auld Flower’ is taking over the market building, a food and drinks festival over four days. It’s the second initiative in recent months to bring something new to the space and it opens up interesting discussions about what could happen to the site in future. Donal Fallon joins Gavan for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.
Joining Gavan to discuss the government's decision to lift the ban on evictions earlier this week is Darragh O'Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and TD for Dublin Fingal & Eoin O’Broin TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing.
Joining Gavan Reilly On the Record to run through the top stories from the Sunday papers is Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist of the Institute of International and European Affairs; Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at UCD’s Geary Institute & Elaine Loughlin, Deputy Political Editor at the Irish Examiner.
Joining Gavan On the Record is Dr. Sheila Gilheany from Alcohol Action Ireland & Cormac Healy, Director of Drinks Ireland. Together they discuss some of the concerns surrounding The Sale of Alcohol Bill, extending licensing hours, and the potential impacts that could have from a public health standpoint.
Joining Gavan to discuss the challenges facing women who wish to enter politics and how we might go about creating a more equitable environment for all is Ivana Bacik, Leader of the Labour Party, Chair of the Women’s Caucus, Senator Fiona O’Loughlin & Alison Cowzar, Chair of Women for Election.
Knocknagoshel and Ballyseedy. Kerry place names, yes, but also names that are synonymous with moments of great tragedy. Over the following days, the centenaries of some of the darkest days of the Civil War are ahead of us and what occurred in Kerry a century ago still resonates today - with a recent motion concerning the events at Ballyseedy coming before Kerry County Council. Donal Fallon joins Gavan for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.
Joining Gavan Reilly On the Record to run through the top stories from the Sunday papers is Aideen Finnegan, co-host of 'In the News' podcast from the Irish Times & Ellen O’Malley Dunlop, former chair of The National Women's Council of Ireland; former CEO of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, and member of Council of Europe GREVIO committee
Joining Gavan On the Record is Cian O'Callaghan, Social Democrats party spokesperson for Housing and a member of the Dáil committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Together they discuss Holly Cairns confirming that she will run for the leadership of the Social Democrats.
This weekend marked the birthday of Anthony Burgess - author of one of the most celebrated and contested novels of the twentieth century, and someone whose life was linked to Ireland in many ways. While the novel 'A Clockwork Orange' was banned in Ireland, the circumstances surrounding the film are astonishing, with its banning lasting until 1999 - more than a quarter of a century after the censor first rejected it. But the way in which it came to be "banned" in Britain is one of the most curious tales in film history. Donal Fallon joins Gavan for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.
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