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    Tuesday 16th September

    Fianna Fáil is in a 'much better state'

    Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil leader, says the party is 'a work in progress' but has come a long way since the last General Election

    Coastwatch Ireland calls for volunteer 'citizen scientists'

    Petula Martyn reports from Carlingford Lough on an audit of local shores as part of a Europe-wide initiative to gather information about the health of coastal shores

    Body of woman to be exhumed in Limerick

    Cathy Halloran, Midwest Correspondent, reports that the exhumation was ordered after gardaí received new information about the woman's death 21 years ago

    No side hopes pledge of devolution will sway vote

    Bob Geldof and David Cameron urge Scots to vote No, while Alex Salmond urges a Yes vote; Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent, assesses the level of devolution being offered by Westminster and how it's contributing to the debate

    US sends warplanes to fight Islamic militants

    Fawaz Gerges, Professor of Middle East Relations at the London School of Economics, says there are crucial absentees from the US-led coalition which has met in Paris to discuss combatting the Islamic State group

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Weather forecast

    Presented by Joan Blackburn of Met Éireann

    Fianna Fáil lays out priorities for new Dáil term

    Laura Whelan reports on the gathering in Roscommon and hears from party members about their priorities ahead of the new Dáil term

    More information needed on injury settlements

    Patricia Byron, CEO of the Injuries Board, calls on the insurance industry to publish details of 'behind closed doors' settlements

    Dairy industry to change the face of Irish agriculture

    Cian McCormack reports on issues affecting farmers and rural Ireland, looking today at the dairy industry

    Govt rejects Fianna Fáil claims about health

    Jerry Buttimer TD, chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, rebuts a claim by FF leader Micheal Martin that the Government had 'cooked the books' on health

    Whistleblower to help gardaí investigate penalty points

    Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports that Sergeant Maurice McCabe is to assist gardaí in their investigation into fresh allegations that penalty points were cancelled improperly

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Monday 15th September

    Druid stages 'Bailegangaire' and its prequel, 'Brigit'

    Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, reports on the world premiere of 'Brigid', a new play by Tom Murphy, which is set 30 years before his classic 'Bailegangaire'

    'The country has now begun a slow recovery': Burton

    Joan Burton, Tánaiste and Labour party leader, says her priority is to get people back to work and discusses a new dividend to encourage it

    The Battle for Scotland heats up

    Peter Geoghegan went out into the streets of Glasgow to assess the mood ahead of Thursday's independence referendum; Mure Dickie, Financial Times Scotland Correspondent, says it's generally been a positive campaign

    Fresh allegations date from period after introduction of reforms

    John Devitt, of Transparency International, says excuses being recorded in these latest allegations are 'a little more sophisticated' than in the past

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Weather forecast

    Presented by Jean Byrne of Met Éireann

    Community care for stroke victims could save money and lead to better outcomes

    Dr Maev-Ann Wren, lead author of an ESRI report on stroke rehabilitation, says a new approach could improve recovery and achieve a saving in health expenditure

    Labour parliamentary party gathers for think-in

    Fran McNulty spoke to members of the Labour party about their priorities ahead of the new Dáil term

    Rare recordings of 1916 Rising and war of Independence made public

    Brendan Wright, of RTÉ's Northern staff, reports on recordings of interviews with volunteers who fought in the 1916 Rising and the war of Independence which are to be made available to the public for the first time in a library in Armagh

    Labour's poll result to be talking point at think-in

    Mícheál Lehane, of RTÉ's political staff, discusses the findings of the latest opinion poll which shows a one percent rise in popularity for Labour

    Senior Gardaí to meet whistleblower over latest penalty point allegations

    Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports on fresh allegations made by Sergeant Maurice McCabe that penalty points are still being improperly cancelled

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Friday 12th September

    Taoiseach says bank recapitalisation still 'on the table'

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks to Cathal Mac Coille at the annual Fine Gael, pre-Dáil, 'think-in'

    Referendum race – Scotland prepares to vote on independence

    Mark Hennessey, London Editor of the Irish Times, on the Scottish Referendum

    150 people sleeping rough Dublin streets

    Tony Geoghegan, CEO of Merchants Quay Ireland, says the improving economic situation is not filtering down to the homeless

    8:10am It Says In the Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    Department of Health leak – Fianna Fáil responds

    Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, discusses a leaked report outlining the impact of proposed cutbacks to health services

    Angling banned following discovery of Asian Clams

    Dr Joe Caffrey, Senior Research Officer, Inland Fisheries Ireland, explains the threat from the Asian Clam discovered in Lanesborough, Co Longford

    Fine Gael gathers for party ‘think-in’ in Co Cork

    Justin McCarthy takes the pulse within Fine Gael as the party prepares for next week's resumption of the Dáil

    7:10am It Says In the Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

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    Ahead of the Ploughing Championships, Cian McCormack looks at issues affecting farmers and rural Ireland. Today, he reports on the outlook for the dairy industry

    Coastwatch looking for 'citizen scientists' to audit coastlines

    Petula Martyn reports from Carlingford Lough where volunteers were carrying out an audit of the shore, as part of a Europe-wide initiative to assess the health of its coastlines

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