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Friday 17th February

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 17 February, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Conor Brophy

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 17 February, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Conor Brophy

Reflection on a tumultuous week in Irish politics

Stephen Murphy looks back at turbulent week in Irish politics; Mary Regan, Political Columnist, with the Sunday Business Post, and Micheal Lehane, RTÉ Political Staff, discusses growing pressure on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to announce his departure date

Blair calls on British people to 'rise up' against Brexit

Alex Thomson, Chief Correspondent with Channel 4 News, discusses the Former British Prime Minister's mission to fight Brexit

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

Donohoe rules out replacing Kenny as Fine Gael leader

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, discusses measures for social regeneration in Dublin's north inner city and the McCabe controversy

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

News Bulletin

Presented by Jan O'Connell

Weather Forecast

Presented by Pat Clarke of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

How well does Ireland's state care system function and how do the children fare?

Ciara Ni Bhroin reports on Ireland's state care system function and how children fare

7:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

Trump defends record, and lashes out at media

Jackie Fox reports on Donald Trump's latest press conference; Gina London, former CNN Political Correspondent, discusses Donald Trump's ferocious attack on the media while defending his record during his first weeks in office

Terms of reference for McCabe inquiry criticised

Roisin Shortall, Social Democrats TD, says government and Fianna Fáil 'rushed' motion on terms of reference of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Sgt Maurice McCabe affair through the Dáil

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

Thursday 16th February

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Conor Brophy

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Conor Brophy

What now for the Taoiseach?

David Davin-Power, Political Correspondent, reflects on a turbulent week for Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Pat Deering: Enda Kenny 'should re-assess his position'

Pat Deering, Vice-Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, says a no confidence motion in Enda Kenny is 'coming down the line'

2,600 extra J1 visas allocated to Ireland

Aleisha Woodward, Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy, discusses the extra J1 visas allocated to Ireland this year

Passport Office hires more staff to meet demand in wake of Brexit

Jackie Fox reports on the rising numbers of people applying for an Irish passport from the United Kingdom

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

Martin Heydon: FG leadership was not discussed at parliamentary party meeting

Martin Heydon TD, Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Chairman, discusses the party's leadership issues

Is Fine Gael election ready?

Cian McCormack speaks to Fine Gael backbenchers about their parliamentary party meeting

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Jan O'Connell

Weather Forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Bus strike action deferred

Dermot O'Leary, General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union, says the deferral was agreed to allow for more negotiations

7:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

Trump's view on the two-state solution

US President Donald Trump sets out his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in which he drops decades of US policy

Trump rips up decades of US policy on Israel

Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent, discusses Trump's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and reports on more troubles within the new administration

Where to now for Fine Gael?

Conor McMorrow reports on last night's motion of confidence in the government; Fiach Kelly, Irish Times Political Correspondent, discusses a warning to Fine Gael party members to be ready for an early election

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

Wednesday 15th February

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 15 February, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 15 February, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

Heading the ball repeatedly can lead to dementia

Dr Barry O’Driscoll, former chief medical adviser at the International Rugby Board (now World Rugby), tells the programme that the impact of modern, lighter footballs is still significant due to the increased speed at which the balls travel

What brings thousands to annual Solemn Novena?

Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, reports on this year's Novena in Galway Cathedral

Ten thousand people set to attend the Dublin Tech Summit

Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent, reports from the new two-day international tech conference

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

IA ‘caught on the hop’ over Taoiseach ‘meeting that never happened’

Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent, discusses a motion of confidence in the Government over its handling of allegations against garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe

FF will ‘ensure stability’ of ‘shambolic’ FG Government

Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, discusses the latest in the Maurice McCabe controversy

FG parliamentary meeting this evening with leadership on agenda

Jackie Fox speaks to Fine Gael backbenchers about the Maurice McCabe controversy and whether it has put Enda Kenny's leadership and the stability of the Government under the spotlight

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Common myths around cancer

Dr Robert O'Connor, Head of Research at the Irish Cancer Society, says people are vulnerable to misinformation about alternative therapies for cancer

White House under pressure over Russia links

Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent, reports on the latest from the Trump administration

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

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Is an iron a good gift for Valentine's Day?

Stephen Murphy asks people in Dublin whether they think Valentine's Day is the most loving day of the year, or just a cynical 'Hallmark Holiday'?

First production of Playboy of the Western World ends in riot

Aisling Kenny reports on a new, online exhibition marking the 110th anniversary of the riot sparked JM Synge's use of the word 'shift'

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