This Sunday, and each Sunday in the run-up to Christmas, CNN journalist Fionnuala Sweeney will present a new radio programme Brainstorm on RTÉ Radio 1 at 6pm.
Evolving from the RTÉ Brainstorm website, the programme will explore new ideas, insights and thinking about Ireland and the world with a panel of academics, young and old. As well as in-studio discussion, reporters for the programme will also add to the conversation by delving further into the subject matter.
This four-part series will look at topics such as the impact of the internet on aspects of life, politics and society, lifestyle and what the biggest problems in Ireland are at the moment.
Joining Fionnuala Sweeney in studio this Sunday will be Dr Gwen Bouvier, Assistant Professor in Social Media in Maynooth University, Dr Jennifer Edmond, Associate Professor of Digital Humanities in Trinity College Dublin, Kevin Curran Professor of Cyber Security at Ulster University, Professor Kevin Murphy, Kemmy Chair of Work and Employment Studies at the University of Limerick and Dr. Mike Quayle from the Department of Psychology at the University of Limerick.
Speaking of the programme, Fionnuala Sweeney said “Brainstorm is unique; it’s the first time academics throughout Ireland have come together to discuss their research into topical and pressing issues impacting the country and the world – from nutrition and our housing needs to technology and social media. Brainstorm is a conversation based on their research and will be of interest to listeners curious about their world as it is now and in the future”.