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    Friday 28th November

    Don your Christmas jumper, it's the Late Late Toy Show

    Cian McCormack gets a sneak preview of tonight's Late Late Toy Show, featuring Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Ryan Tubridy, and lots of jumpers

    Cork organisation to distribute food to needy

    Karen Horan, Bia Food project manager, and Brendan Dempsey, St Vincent de Paul, discuss a new initiative that distributes excess supermarket food to charities

    Gerry Adams writes to Taoiseach over 'hooded men' case

    Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Féin and TD for Louth, calls on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to urgently conclude the Government's deliberations on a decision to reopen the 'Hooded men' case with the European Court of Human Rights; and he discusses yesterday's suspensions of the Dáil

    Minister urges compromise from teachers

    Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan says it's in the interest of students for the reforms to take place

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Weather forecast

    Presented by John Eagleton of Met Éireann

    Exhibit marks 80 years of Mount Street Club

    Justin McCarthy reports on a special exhibition on the history of the 'Mount Street Club'

    Laws toughened for sex crimes

    Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, welcomes the publication of the heads of the New Sexual Offences Bill 2014

    Strike actions by teachers set to go ahead next week

    Philip Irwin, ASTI President, discusses the impasse between unions and the Education Minister over planned junior cycle reform

    Child in desperate need of liver transplant could lose out

    Louise Byrne reports on a six-year-old child from Co Offaly who is in danger of losing out on a life-saving liver transplant because his family is homeless

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Thursday 27th November

    Feeder league tables out

    Brian Mooney, education analyst, discusses this year's school feeder league tables

    Ebola vaccine trial promising

    Dr Graham Fry, of the Tropical Medical Bureau, discusses the first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola

    Cautious welcome for HSE service plan by nurses

    Liam Doran of the INMO says he'll be seeking further detail on proposals for more nurses, contained in the HSE service plan

    The EMC: why is it still here?

    Petula Martyn reports on the role of the Economic Management Council and asks if there is still a case for it in an improving economy

    Blood tests for crash drivers

    Pascal Donohoe, Transport Minister, discusses the introduction of new road safety rules

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Dad has carer's allowance re-instated after media coverage

    Catherine Cox, of the Carers Association of Ireland, discusses recent allowance controversy

    City centre tenants vulnerable over 'economic' rent charge

    Louise Byrne reports that former residents of Fr Scully House in Dublin's inner city now find they can't afford the rent being proposed by the Catholic Housing Aid Society

    Ireland in line for restrictive mortgage lending regime

    Patrick Devitt of the Institute of Auctioneers and Valuers, and Sven Johns of the European Confederation of Real Estate Agents discuss the Irish Central Banks' mortgage proposals

    HSE to target waiting times

    Martin Wall of the Irish Times reveals details of a service plan to be announced later by the Health Service Executive later

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Wednesday 26th November

    New EU Ambassador to US takes up post

    Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent, speaks to the new EU ambassador to the US, Irishman David O'Sullivan

    Future plan for social housing to be revealed later

    Simon Brooke, head of policy at Cluid Housing Association and Bob Jordan, Chief Executive of Threshold, look ahead to Government’s strategy on social housing which is set to be announced later

    AGSI reacts to new Commissioner appointment

    John Redmond, General Secretary of Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, discusses the appointment of Nóirín O'Sullivan as new Garda Commissioner

    Inheritance rights of convicted killers to be examined

    Justice Marie Baker of the Law Reform Commission on fresh discussion as regards whether convicted killers should benefit from inheritance

    Dozens more Ferguson arrests

    Brittany Packnett of the Ferguson Commission speaks about the unrest in Ferguson following a jury decision not to indict a police man who shot dead a black teen

    Single application process among medical card reforms

    Professor Frank Keane, chair of the Expert Panel on Medical Need for Medical Card Eligibility, discusses the recommendations for reform

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Up to 26,000 undocumented migrants living in Ireland

    Cian McCormack reports on the number of illegal immigrants in Ireland, and how the Justice Department has ruled out US-style regularisation reform

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    A very special performance - 500 children to sing with orchestra

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    Glasnevin cemetery commemorates Armistice Day

    George McCullagh, Chief Executive of the Glasnevin trust, discusses some of the artefacts on view at an exhibition to mark the end of World War I

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