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Friday 15th December

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 15th December, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Bryan Dobson

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 15th December, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Bryan Dobson

Survey shows more than half transgender people feel intimidated in the workplace

Regina Doherty TD, Minister for Social Protection, reacts to Frank's story, and also discusses measures to support transgender people in the workplace

Decision made to avoid disruption at Christmas - Ryanair

Eddie Wilson, Chief People Officer at Ryanair, signals that the airline will also recognise unions representing cabin staff and baggage handlers

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

8:30am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

Ryanair agrees to recognise pilot unions

Ingrid Miley, Industry and Employment Correspondent, reports that the move is intended to avert a threatened strike days before Christmas

Plight of elderly renters a 'ticking time-bomb' - Alone

Cian McCormack speaks to Frank, a 71-year-old man who has lost his home; Sean Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer of Alone, talks about the growing number of older people becoming homeless

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

News Bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Weather Forecast

Presented by Deirdre Lowe of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

Concerns raised over resistant superbug 'CPE'

Professor Martin Cormican, National Clinical Lead for Healthcare Acquired Infection, raises concerns over superbug 'CPE' which is resistant to most or all antibiotics

New proposals aim to address homeless crisis

Orla Hegarty, Architect and Assistant Professor at School of Architecture at UCD, gives her opinion on proposals that would allow vacant shops to be turned into homes without planning permission

7:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

7:30am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

Waiting times for people seeking asylum criticised

Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council, says refugee decision-making waiting times are at 'crisis point'

Committee says constitutional reform 'necessary'

Ailbhe Conneely, RTÉ political staff, discusses the draft report of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment

EU leaders to formally move Brexit talks to Phase 2

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, reports that the British Prime Minister Theresa May will not be present today, but the Taoiseach met her briefly last night

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

Thursday 14th December

Second Hour Podcast: 14th December, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Bryan Dobson

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 14th December, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Bryan Dobson

Locals out in force at exclusive Star Wars screening

Bren Whelan, who helped the cast and crew during the filming of the new Star Wars movie, discusses the special screening of the movie locals received last night

Military Archives unveil remarkable new collection

Donal Byrne describes some of the 13,000 items from early Irish history which are due to go on display at the Military Archives in Dublin

National Charity Awards celebrate the work of volunteers and charities

Cian McCormack reports from Dublin city on the awards ceremony which recognises the work of community, voluntary and charitable organisations

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

8:30am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

MSF says 6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of army crackdown

Sam Taylor, Director of MSF in Ireland, says the main cause of death was by gunshot wound, and at least 730 of the victims were children below the age of five

Brexit transition period could last 'at least four years'

Professor Gavin Barrett, from the Sutherland School of Law at UCD, says the period of two years mentioned so far is 'absolutely impossible'

Committee recommends legalising unrestricted terminations up to 12 weeks

Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent, discusses the political ramifications of the Committee's recommendations

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle

News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather forecast

Presented by Gerry Murphy of Met Éireann

Possible, but not probable, that Brexit could be stopped

Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats, says the British public never voted to leave the single market and, if they started to turn against Brexit, then things could move quite quickly

Irish sign language to be officially recognised

Senator Mark Daly, Fianna Fáil, says the passing of the Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill will have a major impact

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle

7:50am Business news

Presented by Conor Brophy

7:40am Sports news

Presented by John Murray

7:30am Business news

Presented by Conor Brophy

EU leaders set to endorse move to next phase of Brexit talks

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, previews the EU Summit which begins in Brussels this evening

Referendum on abortion expected next year

Sarah Bardon, political reporter with The Irish Times, and Joe Little, RTÉ's Social Affairs Correspondent, analyse the decision taken by the Oireachtas Committee to recommend repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution

Wednesday 13th December

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Presented by Bryan Dobson and Gavin Jennings

New measures to provide up to 19,000 additional nights respite

Simon Harris, Minister for Health, says that these new measures are not the end of the journey to support carers, but the start

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Presented by Bryan Dobson and Gavin Jennings

Facebook to stop re-routing some ad revenue through Dublin

Conor Brophy reports that the move is unlikely to result in the company paying much more tax

Should the new Garda Commissioner be Irish?

Jim O'Callaghan, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality, gives his view on the recruitment process for a new Garda Commissioner

Childminder admits assault but avoids conviction

Anne Lucey, Journalist in Killarney, reports that a childminder who apologised for assauting an 18-month-old baby has been ordered to pay compensation but avoided conviction

Hurricane Ophelia blows in top of Google charts for 2017

Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent, reports on the most searched-for Google terms in 2017

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

Irish-based Ryanair pilots to hold one-day strike before Christmas

Ingrid Miley, Industry and Employment Correspondent, and Eoghan Corry, editor of Travel Extra, discuss the upcoming Ryanair strike by certain Irish-based Ryanair pilots

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

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A lizard is for life, not just for Christmas

Elaine Keogh reports from Ireland's only exotic animal santuary in Co Meath which has seen a big increase in the number of exotic animals in this country

Santa makes a special appearance in Cavan

Cian McCormack reports from the Christmas Market in Cavan, where traders are persuading people to shop locally

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