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    Thursday 26th March

    Zayn Malik leaves One Direction

    Markus Feehily, former Westlife star, talks about life as a member of a boyband, and compares the similarities between Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and Brian McFadden leaving Westlife

    Saudi Arabia bombs targets in Yemen

    Iona Craig, Journalist, analyses the beginning of a Saudi bombing campaign against targets in Yemen

    Rising rents hitting prospective house buyers

    Senator Aideen Hayden, Chairperson of Threshold, reacts to the PRTB rent index which shows rents continue to rise in Dublin

    Fine Gael support up to 24%

    Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture and Fine Gael director for the forthcoming referendum on same sex marriage, discusses the latest Irish Times poll and the party's plans for the May 22 referendum

    What happened to Germanwings flight 4U 9525?

    Fintan Ryan, Aviation expert, discusses what investigators are likely to find on the black box voice recorder from the crashed Germanwings aircraft

    Jill Meagher murderer convicted of further rapes

    Kate Jones, Reporter with 7 News in Australia, reports on the three rape convictions handed down to murderer Adrian Bayley who brutally killed Meath-woman Jill Meagher

    08:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by David Rogers of Met Éireann

    Further criticism of delays in progress of Oberstown

    Ciara Ni Bhroin reports on the progress at Oberstown Detention School in Dublin and why it has taken so long to end the practice of holding 17 year olds in adult prisons

    Rents still on the up across Ireland: PRTB

    Ann Marie Caulfield from the Private Residential Tenancies Board on the increases in the cost of renting private property in Ireland last year

    Kerosene contamination in water supply at Galway housing estate

    Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, discusses the condition of drinking water in a Galway city housing estate

    Uncertainty over cause of Germanwings crash

    Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, brings us the latest from the crash site in the French Alps

    Support for Fine Gael and Sinn Féin up

    Stephen Collins, Political Editor with The Irish Times, discusses the findings of the latest Ipsos MRBI/Irish Times poll

    07:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    Wednesday 25th March

    UPDATE: Process to identify crash victims underway

    Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, with the latest update from the crash-site in Seyne-les-Alps

    Extra resources for pupils with Down Syndrome

    Pat Clarke, CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland, welcomes the announcement that all children with Down Syndrome are to be granted additional teaching hours by the Department of Education

    ESRI critical of new Central Bank mortgage rules

    Professor Kieran McQuinn, Research Professor ESRI, discusses the latest quarterly economic commentary from the Institute

    Mystery over cause of Germanwings crash

    David Barry, senior lecturer in aviation safety management at Cranfield University, Bedford, discusses the crash of a Germanwings flight 4U9525 in the French Alps

    Irish Water to send thousands of incorrect bills

    Elizabeth Arnett, Head of Communications, Irish Water, says thousands of people who are not supposed to get bills, will get bills in April, until data on all households is updated

    08:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Klara Finkele of Met Éireann

    Henry Shefflin expected to announce inter-county retirement

    John Knox, Sports Editor with the Kilkenny People, discusses the expected resignation of Henry Shefflin from inter-county hurling, and the high regard that he is held-in by the people of Kilkenny

    67 Germans feared dead in Germanwings crash

    Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times European Correspondent, reports from Haltern am See in Germany, where 16 school local children were killed in the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525

    Ireland commits further €1.5 million to UN World Food Programme

    Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, outlines what the WFP will do with €1.5 million that the Irish Government has provided in funding

    ESRI forecasts strong economic growth

    Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent, discusses the latest quarterly economic commentary from the ESRI

    Rescue effort in Seyne-les-Alps resumes

    Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, reports from Seyne-les-Alps in France where a Germanwings plane has crashed killing 150 people

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    Tuesday 24th March

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Evelyn Cusack of Met Éireann

    Disagreement over Galway bypass plans

    Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, reports on efforts to find agreement on plans for a new Galway City bypass

    Survey finds wide gaps in car insurance quotes

    Fergal O'Leary, Director of Communications at the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, discusses a price comparison survey which found huge differences in quotes for motor insurance

    Social housing case before European committee

    Aisling Kenny reports on a complaint taken by Irish residents of local authority housing to the European Committee of Social Rights in Strasbourg

    Stand-off at a squatted property in north Dublin

    Dan Griffin, Irish Times journalist, discusses a stand-off at a squatted property on Grangegorman Road Lower in north Dublin

    Should the 9% hospitality VAT rate remain in place?

    Louise Byrne reports that the reduced, 9% VAT rate for the hospitality industry could have cost the State more than half a billion euro since its introduction

    National Maternity Hospital in Dublin non-compliant with government pay policy: HSE

    Jerry Buttimer, Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, says questions arise from a HSE report which states that three employees at the National Maternity Hospital are not compliant with Government pay policy

    HSE chief: Report implies reckless endangerment

    Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent, outlines the contents of letters sent to HIQA from the HSE about the authority's findings in relation to baby death issues at Portlaoise hospital

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    Is there life after One Direction for Zayn Malik?

    Markus Feehily, former Westlife star, talks about life as a member of a boyband, and compares the similarities between Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and Brian McFadden leaving Westlife

    Further criticism of delays in progress of Oberstown

    Ciara Ni Bhroin reports on the progress at Oberstown Detention School in Dublin and why it has taken so long to end the practice of holding 17 year olds in adult prisons

    Should the 9% hospitality VAT rate remain in place?

    Louise Byrne reports that the reduced, 9% VAT rate for the hospitality industry could have cost the State more than half a billion euro since its introduction

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