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Friday 20th October

Drugs-related deaths in US: 2016 recorded highest number ever

Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent, reports from New Hampshire, where the opioid epidemic has been particularly devastating

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 20 October, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Colm Ó'Mongáin

At least 20,000 will be affected by tracker scandal

David Hall, Director of Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, and Brendan Burgess, founder of Askaboutmoney.com, discuss the controversy over tracker mortgages

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 20 October, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Colm Ó'Mongáin

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

Egyptian bureaucracy to further delay Halawa return

Bel Trew, Middle East Reporter for The Times in Cairo, has the latest on the release of Ibrahim Halawa

EU summit talks continue

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, discusses day two of the European Council summit in Brussels

Storm Brian 'unlikely to cause widespread disruption'

Evelyn Cusack, Deputy Head of Forecasting in Met Éireann, gives an update on how Storm Brian is forecast to affect the country over the coming days

8:30am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

Ibrahim Halawa expected to return to Dublin 'Sunday or Monday'

Louise Byrne gets the reaction of the community at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh, and Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs, outlines the expected timeline for the return of Ibrahim Halawa to Ireland

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

'Their lives were turned upside down' - Boylan

Lynn Boylan, Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin and campaigner for the release of Ibrahim Halawa, reacts to the news of his release from prison

Storm Ophelia continues to cause disruption in Cork

Stephen Shorten, farmer based in west Cork, says he is struggling to cope with no electricity since Storm Ophelia hit on Monday

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

7:30am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

Talks on potential rail strike break down without agreement

Ingrid Miley, Industry and Employment Correspondent, reports on talks between Iarnród Éireann and trade unions at the Workplace Relations Commission which concluded last night without agreement

Storm Brian to bring strong winds to coastal regions

Paschal Sheehy, Southern Editor, reports on the continuing clean up effort from Storm Ophelia and warnings of further extreme weather

Ibrahim Halawa released from prision

Louise Byrne reports from the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh, and Peter Greste, freelance journalist reacts to the news of Ibrahim Halawa's release

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

Thursday 19th October

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Colm Ó Mongáin

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Colm Ó Mongáin

Dubliners musician Eamonn Campbell dies aged 70

The former member of The Dubliners and Louth native has died following a short illness

IRFU seek part-time women's head coach to replace Tom Tierney

Ruth O'Reilly, retired Irish International rugby player, gives her reaction to the IRFU's decision to advertise the national women's coach job as a six month, part-time position

Trinity College to commemorate punk concert

Emma O Kelly, Education Correspondent, reports on the 40th anniversary of two The Clash concerts in Dublin that are regarded as seminal gigs in Irish music history

Northern Ireland's top police officers under investigation

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, has more on the investigation into alleged misconduct in public office by a number of PSNI officers

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

8:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Central Bank dragging its feet on tracker probe - Doherty

Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson and member of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, discusses the ongoing Tracker Mortgage scandal and what he will be asking the Central Bank Governor

Mobile location system aims to help with emergency response times

Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, discusses the new Emergency phone service being launched to assist people in dangerous situations

'KBC told us we were spending too much money on household bills and food'

Aisling Kenny speaks to people affected by the mortgage tracker rate scandal and Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson and member of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, outlines what he will be asking the Central Bank Governor

8:10am It Says In the Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by John Eagleton

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

EU summit to decide on Brexit progress

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, looks ahead to the EU leaders summit in Brussels where Brexit, the future of Europe and beef are on the agenda

ComReg warns against returing phone calls from unknown numbers

Barbara Delaney, Director of Retail and Consumer Services with the Communications Regulator, discusses a scam phone call that is targeting Irish consumers

7:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

7:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Overseas crews arrive to assist with reconnecting power

Sean Hogan, Chairperson of the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group, has the latest on the clean-up after Hurricane Ophelia

Committee to make recommendation supporting abortion referendum

Micheál Lehane, Political Correspondent, discusses the vote at the Committee on the Eight Amendment and that new drink-driving legislation has moved a step closer

Committee agrees not to recommend the retention of Eight Amendment

Justin McCarthy reports on the vote of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amendment not to recommend the retention of the Eight Amendment in full

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

Wednesday 18th October

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Rachael English

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Rachael English

An Post says over 95% of mail will be delivered today

Anna McHugh, Head of Corporate Communications at An Post, explains how An Post has been managing with the power outages after Storm Ophelia and says that An Post was using thier own trucks to light offices after Ophelia

Financial Services Ombudsman says culture in some banks has not changed

Ger Deering, Financial Services Ombudsman, explains the role of his office in relation to tracker mortgage issues

American author George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize

Sinead Crowley, Arts Correspondent, reviews this year's winning Man Booker Prize novel

How can Irish fans get to Denmark for the World Cup play-off?

Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra, looks ahead to what the green army can expect travelling to Copenhagen.

Fiscal Advisory Council 'relatively sanguine' about budget

Seamus Coffey, Chairman of the Fiscal Advisory Council, gives his assessment of Budget 2018

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Native Irish bee not extinct after all

Cathy Halloran, Mid West Correspondent, reports on a study which found that a significant population of the pure native Irish honey bee continues to thrive in this country

Should tackling be banned in schools rugby?

Louise Byrne reports on a row over calls for the banning of tackling and scrums in underage rugby games

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