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    Monday 25th May

    Second Hour Podcast 25 May 2015

    The second hour of Morning Ireland featuring an update on the plane crash on the Blackstairs Mountains, the latest on Greece's potential debt default and Alan Shatter reacting to the Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

    First Hour Podcast 25 May 2015

    The first hour of Morning Ireland featuring reaction to the weekend's referendums

    A look back at the weekend's historic vote

    Louise Byrne looks back on a landmark weekend for Ireland's gay community

    Greek Interior Minister says they can't make June IMF repayment

    Tony Connelly, Europe Correspondent talks about the situation in Greece with the country's debt repayments and an interview Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin gave to the Vatican Insider

    Reforms announced for student immigration system

    Emma O'Kelly, Education Correspondent, analyses new Governmental reforms of the student immigration system for international students

    Alan Shatter and Fr Iggy O'Donovan discuss the next steps for same-sex marriage

    Alan Shatter, former Justice Minister, discusses the next step for the marriage bill which will extend civil marriage to gay couples and Fr Iggy O'Donovan, Augustinian Priest based in Limerick, says it's time for the Catholic Church to reflect the reality of modern Ireland

    Two men killed in plane crash on Blackstairs Mountains

    Damien Tiernan, RTÉ South East Correspondent, has the latest on the light plane crash in which two men died

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    Competition authority says GPs could be in breach over Under-6s Contract

    Isolde Goggin, Chairperson of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, ciscusses the Commission's view of National Association of General Practitioners opposition to the agreement ot provide free healthcare to under-sixes

    The North reacts to same-sex Marriage Referendum

    Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, reports on reaction in the North following the passing of the referendum on same-sex marriage and looks ahead to the potential collapse of the Stormont Executive

    Special medical cards for Magdalene survivors

    Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State for Primary and Social Care, discusses the special medical cards survivors of Magdalene laundries will be able to avail of from July

    Reaction to the the weekend's referendums

    Pat Leahy, Political Editor of the Sunday Business Post, discusses the outcome of the weekend's referendums and by-election

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    Friday 22nd May

    Are wind farms good for Ireland?

    Dr Brian Motherway from the Sustainable Energy Authority discusses wind farms following the planning rejection for one in County Mayo

    Second Hour Podcast 22 May 2015

    The first hour podcast for Morning Ireland featuring Fianna Fail's Michael McGrath on what Michael Noonan should do with the banks on interest rates, how fast is the fast train from Cork to Dublin and good night Vienna..down and out at Eurovision

    Molly Sterling fails to reach Eurovision final

    Marty Whelan speaks to us from Vienna after Ireland failed to qualify for Saturday's final of the Eurovision Song Contest

    Talks to resume next week to break deadlock over welfare reform at Stormont

    David Ford, Leader of Alliance, warns of a further crisis in Stormont if agreement is not found over welfare reform

    First Hour Podcast 22 May 2015

    The first hour podcast for Morning Ireland featuring Mairia Cahill on her expectations from an investigation into her case, will the banks cut interest rates - we'll find out today, and is wind energy good for Ireland?

    New express train from Cork to Dublin

    Barry Kenny from Irish Rail gives details of the new early morning express train from Cork to Dublin

    Five person Army medical team will return from Sierra Leone today

    Captain Eugene O'Connor, medical officer with the Defence Forces, talks to us ahead of his return from Sierra Leone where a team of Irish medics have been assisting with the response against the spread of Ebola

    IS seizes last border crossing between Syria and Iraq

    Chris Doyle, Director of the London-based Council for Arab British Understanding, analyses why ISIS is making strategic gains in Iraq and Syria

    Will the banks cut interest rates?

    Michael McGrath, Fianna Fail's finance spokesperson, on the what is expected on the high variable mortgage rates

    8:10 It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

    Luis Figo withdraws from FIFA presidential elections

    Gavin Hamilton, Editor of World Soccer magazine, reports on Luis Figo's high-profile withdrawal from the election for president of FIFA

    Review into North's PPS handling of alleged rape cases and IRA cover-up to be published

    Mairia Cahill discusses the expected publication of a review of how the North's Public Prosecution Service (PPS) handled cases linked to an alleged rape and IRA cover-up

    Voting is underway in referendums

    Mícheál Lehane reports on the process of casting your vote

    Mandate claims Dunnes Stores in Gorey to close

    John Douglas, Mandate General Secretary, has said some staff have been asked to come to work but doors at the store remain closed

    Union leaders to meet over junior cycle reform

    Joe Humphreys, Education Correspondent with The Irish Times, discusses today's meeting of the executive committees of the ASTI and the TUI on new junior cycle reforms

    7:10 It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

    Thursday 21st May

    Second Hour Podcast 21 May 2015

    The second hour podcast from Morning Ireland featuring a discussion on tomorrow's referendums, clinical trials for cancer patients and a look ahead to the Eurovision semi-final

    First Hour Podcast 21 May 2015

    The first hour podcast for Morning Ireland featuring an update on the state visit of Prince Charles, the latest from Palmyra as ISIS advance and a look at whether young people will vote tomorrow

    David Letterman ends 33-year run on the Late Show

    Some of the audio from David Letterman's final Late Show

    Eurovision semi-final in Vienna tonight

    Molly Sterling, Ireland's representative in this year's Eurovision, talks to us ahead of tonight's semi-final in Vienna, Austria

    Clinical trials for cancer patients making progress

    Petula Martyn reports on the significant strides that have been made in cancer treatment thanks to cancer patients who have participated in clinical trials

    22-year-old found guilty of killing Irishman in Perth

    A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of killing an Irishman in a one-punch assault in Australia. Journalist Jonathan Morrell of Channel 7 News in Perth speaks about the verdict.

    Coillte denied permission to construct 150 wind turbines in Mayo

    Eddie Farrell, Chairman of the Moy Valley Protection Group, on the Bord Pleanala rejection of 150 Wind Turbine development in North Mayo

    The Marriage Referendum and Carlow-Kilkenny by-election

    Louise Byrne takes a look back at Morning Ireland's coverage of the referendums. Martina Fitzgerald, RTÉ Political Correspondent, and Daniel McConnell, Political Correspondent with Independent Newspapers, discuss the final stages of the marriage referendum campaign ahead of Friday's vote

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

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