Journalist and broadcaster Alison O’Connor talks to Mick Clifford in this week’s podcast about two stories that have dominated the news agenda for the last week and will continue to do so in one form or another long into the future.
One element of the fall-out from the sentencing of two boys for the murder of Anna Kriegel that requires detailed analysis is the responsibility of parents to have hard, even awkward, conversations with their teenage children about sex.
With pornography available at the touch of a phone button, are teenage boys and girls being given a view of sex that is completely at odds with the real world and relationships.
Alison talks about why parents are duty bound to have the hard conversations with their children.
The other story that dominated the week was that of immigration following a storm in the Dáil over a question raised by independent TD Noel Grealish.
Are attitudes towards immigrants changing in this country and are some politicians prepared to exploit any changes for electoral gain?