Podcast: The This Week Show 24th February

The This Week Show with Kevin McDermott is a look back on the week that was on Shannonside Northern Sound FM.

On the Show this week we returned to:

On Wednesdays JF Show and Margaret Norton joined Joe Finnegan in studio. The Longford woman was reunited with her birth family late last year.

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A new UCC report has examined which towns are most of risk of automation, claims that two out of every five Irish jobs are at high risk of being replaced by machines.

It has highlighted towns most and least affected. The authors says if you work in Edgeworthstown, Ballyjamesduff or Carrick-On-Suir in Tipperary, then you’re most at risk of being replaced by a machine.

Richie McCaffrey is Managing Director of Dynamic Control solutions – an automative company based in Edgeworthstown contested those claims on Lets Talk with Maryclaire Greally.

During the recession the number of apprenticeship positions declined. However, while the industries did suffer during the downturn and couldn’t take on as many trainees, they were also one of the first industries to come out of recession.

On Thursday the widerviews Sheila Naughton spoke to Liam Hetherington Director of GPD Construction about apprenticeships.

Athlone Institute of Technology have begun work on a special mission. The European Space Agency (ESA) has contracted the college to develop the world’s first large-scale, zero-gravity 3D printing machine for use on the International Space Station.

Dr Sean Lyons, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Informatics told Maryclaire Greally on Lets Talk all about it.

Malta’s Foreign Affairs Carmelo Abela spoke with the widerview about Brexit after his visit to Cavan on Tuesday.

Dancing with the Stars Country music star Cliona Hagan spoke to Joe Finnegan on Friday morning.

Singer Simon Casey caught up with Paul Carrington on the 11-1 show.