The Stormont talks descend into disharmony as the DUP accuses Sinn Féin of being stuck on narrow issues. Our Political Editor Ken Reid joins us with his analysis. On the eve of the second Tory leadership vote, we get the thoughts of Kevin Maguire and Andrew Pierce plus there’s a special report on whether all Irish Passport holders outside the Republic should be allowed to vote for the Irish President.
Pamela Ballantine and Marc Mallett host the annual awards which shine a light on the unsung heroes and inspirational people of Northern Ireland who have made a difference to others through their good deeds, devotion or struggle over adversity.
With celebrity guests from the worlds of sport, television and comedy plus a stunning performance from Snow Patrol.
This week we speak to the DUP’s Nigel Dodds and John O’Dowd from Sinn Féin about the continuation of the Stormont talks and the chances of securing a deal anytime soon. Also, we’ve the latest on the battle to be the next Conservative party leader followed by expert analysis from Kate Devlin, Allison Morris and Ben Lowry. Plus, there’s a special report on the women from Northern Ireland who are backing the legal challenge to the government’s decision to raise their retirement age.
Up Close has a special programme on our troubled past and asks will there ever be a time when Northern Ireland can move on or will it always be part of the present?
If you or someone you know has been affected by the issues covered in this programme, you can find help and advice from The Victims and Survivors Service.
This week we are at Royal Portrush Golf Club where excitement is mounting for the 148th Open, with only six weeks to go until the biggest sporting event we've ever had the opportunity to host. Pamela talks to the people who have the challenge of making this a major success, while Rita meets the grandson of the legendary golfer Fred Daly and new talents in the golf world.
We get the view from London as US President Donald Trump meets the Prime Minister during his state visit. Our Political Editor Ken Reid who was at the joint press conference shares his thoughts on Trump's comments. Responding to Deborah McAleese's special report on struggling food banks in Belfast, Professor Eileen Evason and Kevin Higgins from Advice NI warn of the cliff edge facing Northern Ireland when the welfare mitigation package ends next March. Plus, we've an in depth interview with Naomi Long after her stunning European election victory.
World famous restaurateur Asma Khan is here straight from Netflix's 'Chef's Table' to talk about her latest projects, broadcaster Joe Lindsay gives a preview of an upcoming event on Rathlin Island, and Rita met up with singers Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella. Plus - we have music from 80s sensation The Adventurers.