Chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn are in the Central Otago region of New Zealand cooking for descendants of the Reverend Thomas Burns, one of the founders of the Scottish Settlement in Dunedin and nephew of Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s national poet. On the menu are tatties and leeks, posh fish and chips and the chefs discover some of the fruits of New Zealand.
Ahead of a big week in Parliament for Brexit, we hear from representatives from five of the main parties in Northern Ireland on the proposed backstop solution, plus ITV Europe Editor James Mates analyses the growing pressures facing Theresa May. Also, in a wide-ranging interview, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar talks at length to our Deputy Political Editor Tracey Magee about Brexit, a border poll and the need for a joint initiative from the British and Irish governments to restore Stormont. And following another round of quiet talks involving senior republicans and loyalists, we ask what a successful outcome might look like.
On UTV Life - It's a cracker - its the way Dan Gordon portrays Frank Carson on stage. Pamela will be chatting to the photographer who has worked with Hollywood A-listers on movies like Mission Impossible and Star Wars. Rita went to the Ards Peninsula to meet hard working honey bees. And Singer Triona performs her latest song live
Chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn are in Dunedin in New Zealand’s south island cooking for descendants of Presbyterian Minister Rutherford Waddell who was born in Co. Down and who helped bring about important social reforms in New Zealand.
This week DUP MP Ian Paisley and Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir debate claims that some nationalists may vote for the DUP over their stance on abortion following the Republic's abortion referendum. With time running out in the Brexit negotiations to get a solution on the border issue we talk to experts Katy Hayward and Jamie Delargy. And a group of business leaders tell us why they're calling for a change in the law to allow the civil service to take critical decisions in the absence of devolution.
Pammie chats to actress Caroline Curran and director Andrea Montgomery on the latest installment of the smash hit Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue and crime writer Steve Cavanagh plus there's music from Ryan McMullan and an exclusive interview with Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody,
After the landslide vote in favour of abortion reform in the Republic, this week's programme focuses on the implications of the result for Northern Ireland where demands for a change to the law are growing. We get reaction from the DUP and Sinn Féin as well as both pro choice and pro life campaign groups. Also, Brian Rowan exclusively reveals the beginning of a quiet dialogue between republican and loyalist leaders on finding a political way forward. And the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn tells Tracey Magee that Unionists need to exercise their power at Westminster to achieve the restoration of devolution.
Royal Wedding guests Catherine and Julie-Ann from Londonderry tell Pammie all the goss from the big day in Windsor, Rita meets the cast of Coronation Street ahead of a dramatic week of episodes plus Nashville-based Glenarm singer Ben Glover performs a song from his new album.