Highlights from the mid-morning show with Claire Byrne, featuring stories of the day, sharp analysis, features, sports and consumer interest items. Listen live Monday to Friday at 10am on RTÉ Radio 1.
Tax Breaks for Developers
Rory Hearne, Assistant Professor of Social Policy at Maynooth University & Michael O'Flynn, Chairman and CEO of the O'Flynn Group and member of the Irish Housing Commission
Denise Calnan, News Editor of independent.ie and the Irish Independent & Dr. Carol Blackburn, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at CHI Crumlin
Loughan House Open Prison
Report by Brian O'Connell
The Perfect Mince Pie
Graham Herterich, baker
World Cup Update
Gavin Cooney, sportswriter with the42.ie
Marie Staunton and Diarmuid Gavin
Enjoy the show as I travel on the continent. Claire asks the important questions without seeming to let her own opinions take over too much.
However, two minor flaws let the show down:
The volume of the callers using the internet is always too low in comparison to Claire’s voice. Please ask sound to turn them up , regardless of “line” quality. I suggest at least 3db.
Other small quibble is that I’d like to hear slightly more European content as opposed to American. That may be ok for Newstalk but not so for our national broadcaster, in my opinion.
Good presenter with lots of good discussions and guests . Best not be taking from it with guests like Afric O’Connell, who delights in gossiping about peoples private lives, and giving her expert views and giggles on people’s personal and private difficulties.
Love the show, great up an coming Irish presenter..... lovely non-bias person, with a respectful and honest manner.