After Sinn Féin's electoral breakthrough in the Republic, this week's programme examines what the party's stunning performance could mean for the future of Irish politics. We have an in-depth interview with Vice-President Michelle O'Neill whilst our team in Dublin will be reflecting on how the big two parties came to loose their long-time grip on power.
Pamela chats to music composer Mark Dougherty and stars of the Fame-meets-Hollyoaks musical Strive, film critic Brian Henry Martin on his tips for the Oscars, Rita visits the cast of Riverdance in Dublin, plus music from Nigel Connell and band.
May: As the contractors are busy with silage season in Antrim, Jack and his family are going for glory at Balmoral Show.
Eamonn Mallie meets hotelier Bill Wolsey.
With stage one of Brexit now complete and the Assembly back up and running we discuss the many challenges that lie ahead with the the First Minister Arlene Foster. In a wide-ranging interview the DUP leader admitted that her party will never agree with Sinn Féin on legacy issues. There's a special report on the countdown to the General Election in the Republic and the Victims' Commissioner joins us in the studio to share her views on the pension scheme for those injured in the Troubles.
Former Ulster and Ireland Rugby player Andy Ward and UTV Sports Correspondent Ruth Gorman discuss Ireland’s chances in the Six Nations, Pamela chats to Herstory founder Melanie Lynch, writer and director Marie Jones and pupil and artist Eliza McGourty about the festival which is casting a light on women in history, Rita meets the craftsmen in Co Down who are making beautiful musical instruments and singer George Hutton performs.
This Brexit special gets the view from Brussels, London, Dublin and the border.
The first Vice-President of the European Parliament, Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness provides the mood from Europe.
While DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson and Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney tell us what the path to solving post Brexit trading arrangements might look like.
April: Spring arrives and the contractors are busy near the Dark Hedges in Antrim.