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    Friday 23rd January

    Two years since the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe

    Louise Byrne reports on the investigation into the killing of Garda Adrian Donohoe ahead of the second anniversary of the shooting in Lordship, Co Louth

    Draft EU Commission report raises concerns over Irish Water

    Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson, reacts to a draft European Commission report raising questions over changes to Irish Water

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    HSE investigate deficiencies in maternity care at a Galway hospital

    Pat Nash, Clinical Director of the Saolta University Health Care Group, discusses HSE investigation into deficiencies in maternity care at Portiuncula Hospital in Co. Galway

    Report shows continued breaches on penalty points

    Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reveals details from the new report on Penalty Points

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies age 90

    Fawaz Gerges, Professor of Middle East Relations at the London School of Economics, discusses the death of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    Prince Andrew refutes allegations in Davos

    Fiona Mitchell, London Correspondent, analyses an extraordinary public response by the UK's Prince Andrew to allegations that a 17-year-old girl was forced to have sex with him

    Draft report shows EU Commission questions Govt changes to Irish Water

    David Murphy, Business Editor, discusses a draft EU Commission report which raises questions about changes to Irish Water

    A look ahead to Greece's General Election

    Nikos Konstandaras, Greek journalist, on this Sunday's General Election in Greece

    Review finds serious care issues at Portiuncula Hospital

    Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, has the latest on the news that the HSE West has said that a review of care delivered to seven babies at Portiuncula Hospital in Galway has identified two deaths and five babies who had evidence of oxygen deprivation

    Thursday 22nd January

    Debate on same sex marriage

    Dominic Hannigan, Labour TD, and Breda O'Brien, discuss the upcoming referendum on same sex marriage

    Political reaction to Coveney's comments on FG/FF coalition

    Justin McCarthy reports from Leinster House on the political fall out following Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney's comments on Fine Gael forming a future coalition with Fianna Fáil

    Teachers strike over Junior Cycle reform

    Cian McCormack reports on the teachers strike from a picket line outside a school in Maynooth, Co Kildare

    Europe prepares for QE

    Ann Pettifor, Economist, previews the expected announcement of a quantitative easing programme by the European Central Bank

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    Is professional medical indemnity too high?

    Maurice F Neligan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Beacon Clinic in Dublin and IHCA board member, speaks about the rising cost of professional medical indemnity insurance

    Man in court for driving down the wrong side of motorway

    Gordon Deegan, freelance journalist, reports on the case of a man who appeared before Ennis District Court charged in connection with driving down the wrong side of motorway

    Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany issued a joint call to end fighting in the east

    Shaun Walker, Moscow Correspondent with the Guardian, who is in Donetsk, gives the latest on ongoing fighting in Eastern Ukraine

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    How do parents feel about today's teachers strike?

    Don Myers, President of the National Parents Council Post-Primary, says students are being treated as 'pawns' while teachers strike for a second day

    ECB set to launch huge QE programme

    Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, previews the second day of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos, and the expected announcement of a quantitative easing programme by ECB President Mario Draghi

    Wednesday 21st January

    Night café opens for the homeless

    Cathal Morgan, Director of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, discusses the opening of a new night café for people who are sleeping rough in Dublin

    Sotheby's to auction Bacon self-portrait

    Dr Barbara Dawson, Director of the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin, speaks about the ongoing appeal of Francis Bacon, as Sotheby's announces that a Bacon self-portrait is to be auctioned next month with an estimate of £13m-£18m

    A look ahead to this morning's Cabinet meeting

    Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent, discusses this morning's Cabinet meeting

    Teachers set to strike on Thursday

    Gerry Quinn, TUI President, looks ahead to the one-day strike action by second level teachers tomorrow

    Laya Healthcare taken over by AIG

    Dermot Goode, health analyst with, discusses the sale of Laya Healthcare

    Murder investigation under way in Dún Laoghaire

    Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports on the fatal stabbing of a woman in her 60s in Dún Laoghaire

    Children and Family Relationships Bill before Dáil in February

    Dr Geoffrey Shannon, family law expert, discusses the Taoiseach's announcement that the Children and Family Relationships Bill will be before the Dáil next month

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S Doyle

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