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    Monday 30th November

    First Hour Podcast: Monday, 30 November, 2015

    Presented by Keelin Shanley and Cathal MacCoille

    Division in British Labour Party over possible airstrikes against IS

    Fiona Mitchell, RTE's London correspondent discusses the possibility of British airstrikes against IS in Syria being extended

    What do students think of opting out of religion in school?

    Emma O'Kelly, Education Correspondent, speaks to secondary students about religion as a school subject

    Turkey hopes to use summit to talk to Putin

    Laura Wells, a freelance journalist based in Turkey, discusses if the Paris climate change summit can be used to mend the strained relations between Russia and Turkey

    Disproportionate number facing child protection proceedings suffer from mental health problems

    Dr Carol Coulter, Director of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, discusses a new report on cases where children were taken into state care

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

    UCC has team of delegates going to COP21

    Brian Ó Gallachoir, Professor of Energy Policy and Modelling at University College Cork, discusses the climate change summit in Paris

    Second Hour Podcast: Monday, November 30, 2015

    Presented by Keelin Shanley and Cathal MacCoille

    What type of deal is expected from Paris Climate Change summit?

    George Lee, Environment Correspondent, reports from COP 21 in Paris

    How will Ireland make 2016 another record-breaking year for tourism?

    Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, explains how sights are set for another record year for Irish tourism in 2016

    Climate change summit begins in Paris

    Jean-Pierre Thébault, French Ambassador to Ireland, discusses the climate change summit in Paris

    Minister says he did not leak report and does not know if it even exists

    Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, discusses Ireland's response to climate change and reports concerning a leak of polling data

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

    Friday 27th November

    Second Hour Podcast: Friday 27 November, 2015

    Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Keelin Shanley

    Race for Black Friday bargains begins

    Conor Pope, The Irish Times Consumer Affairs Correspondent, discusses the Black Friday shopping phenomenon

    Irish nun addresses Pope Francis in Nairobi

    Sr Mary Killeen, Director of the Mukuru Promotion Centre, talks about her address to Pope Francis on her work with the poor of the Mukura slums in Nairobi, Kenya

    It’s Toy Show time!

    Cian McCormack has a preview of this year’s bedazzling spectacle, the Late Late Toy Show

    8.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    Russia is preparing economic sanctions against Turkey

    Ivor Crotty, Head of Social Media at Russia Today, reports that Russia has threatened economic sanctions on Turkey in response to the shooting down of its jet

    Pat Smith wants to give half of severance payment to charities

    George Lee, RTÉ Agriculture Correspondent, reports on the latest in the IFA salary saga

    First Hour Podcast: Friday 27 November, 2015

    Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Keelin Shanley

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Pat Clarke of Met Éireann

    Is the new Eircode system working?

    Petula Martyn reports on the use of the new postcode system, Eircode, by customers, businesses and An Post

    Five Irish people die in the Perth-area this week

    Liz O'Hagan, spokesperson for the Claddagh Association, outlines the supports offered to Irish people when bereaved in Australia

    PSNI treating attack on two officers as attempted murder

    Tommie Gorman, RTÉ Northern Editor, reports on a gun attack in west Belfast in which two police officers were fired at up to eight times

    Meeting over building 50 houses on modular housing project

    Hugh Brennan, Voluntary Manager of O'Cullen Co Housing Alliance, outlines how the decision to build modular housing at a site in Ballymun in Dublin, has put a 13 year plan to build co-operative houses on the same site back to square one

    ICMSA reacts to IFA controversy

    John Comer, President of the Irish Creamery Milk Supplier Association, previews the ICMSA's AGM and the recent pay controversy in the IFA

    7.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    Thursday 26th November

    First Hour Podcast: Thursday 26 November, 2015

    Presented by Cathal MacCoille and Audrey Carville

    Irish run choir to perform for Obama

    Donal Noonan from Kildare discusses how the Atlanta choir of homeless men he directs will be singing for President Obama next month in the White House

    River Shannon option for new Dublin/Midlands water supply

    Donal Whelan, Board Member of the River Shannon Protection Alliance, reacts to Irish Water’s plans for the River Shannon

    Fiscal Advisory Council concerned over government’s budget plans

    Professor John McHale, Chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, discusses the current economic environment

    Shannon pipeline could supply Dublin and Midlands

    Gerry Grant, Head of Asset Management at Irish Water, discusses the preferred option for a new supply of water for Dublin and the Midlands

    IFA gets go-ahead to elect new president

    Margaret Donnelly, Editor of and Richard Connell, West Cork Chairman of the IFA discuss the fallout from the resignation of IFA president Eddie Downey

    8.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    First Hour Podcast: Thursday 26 November, 2015

    Presented by Cathal MacCoille and Audrey Carville

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Harem Louch of Met Éireann

    Support for Fine Gael and Sinn Féin on the up

    Stephen Collins, Political Editor with the Irish Times, discusses the latest political opinion poll out this morning

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