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    Thursday 28th August

    Killybegs hosting two major cruise ships this week

    Barry Whyte, reporter with Highland Radio and Frank Greene, President of Galway Chamber of Commerce discuss large cruise ships visiting their counties

    Limerick as the City of Culture Part 2

    Petula Martyn reports on theatre inspired by the River Shannon as part Limerick City of Culture

    Latest from Ukraine

    Daniel McLaughlin, Foreign Correspondent with The Irish Times, reports on the latest push by pro-Russian rebels into eastern Ukraine

    Child abuse investigation in Rotherham

    Paraic O'Brien, reporter Channel 4 News, discusses the ethnic dimension to the child exploitation in Rotherham

    Courthouse attacked in Co Clare

    Pat Flynn, journalist in Co Clare, reports on an early morning petrol bomb attack at Ennis courthouse

    IS militants commit “mass atrocities” in Syria

    Rosemary Hollis, Professor of Middle East Policy Studies City University London, analyses the continued success of Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq

    How much tax do people really pay?

    Micheál Collins, economist with the Nevin Economic Research Institute discusses a new study outlining the tax people pay

    8.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Jean Byrne of Met Éireann

    Second round of CAO offers

    Cian McCormack reports on students who cannot progress onto third level education as more CAO offers are released today

    Clondalkin Paper Mills Oral History Collection opens today

    Justin McCarthy reports on the launch of a new Oral History Collection documenting the stories of workers at the Clondalkin Paper Mill which closed its doors in 1987

    European Affairs Ministers meet in Brussels today

    Dara Murphy, Minister of State for European Affairs, discusses today's meeting of European Affairs Ministers in Brussels today where the issue of EU commissioners will be discussed

    Irish troops in Golan Heights on “high alert

    Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst discusses the situation for Irish involving Irish troops in the Golan Heights

    7.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Wednesday 27th August

    LRC negotiations on consultants' pay breakdown

    Barry O'Brien, National Director of Human Resources, HSE, outlines why negotiations with the IMO on consultants' pay and career structure broke down at the Labour Relations Commission

    8.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Is a ceasefire in Ukraine on the horizon?

    Daniel McLaughlin, Foreign Correspondent with the Irish Times, says Ukraine is facing pressure from all sides, as negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents get under way

    WHO calls for e-cigarette regulation

    Dr Armando Peruga, programme manager of the World Health Organisation's Tobacco Free Initiative, discusses the potential dangers of e-cigarettes

    Process for assessing doctors' experience proves stumbling block

    Steve Tweed, Director of Industrial Relations at the Irish Medical Organisation, discusses why talks with the HSE broke down

    Two days to go until Electric Picnic

    Jackie Fox gets a sneak peek of this weekend's Electric Picnic at Stradbally in Co Laois

    Doubt in Israel over Gaza ceasefire

    Daniel Nisman, security analyst and president of Levantine Group consultancy, reports that Israelis are sceptical about whether the ceasefire will hold

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann

    Gardaí appeal for information after alleged sexual assault

    Cathal McMahon, from the Irish Daily Mirror, discusses the latest developments in a garda hunt for three men following an alleged sexual assault on a young woman in Dublin on Sunday night

    Limerick city thrives as the National City of Culture: Part 1

    Petula Martyn reports on dramatic street art projects, as part of National City of Culture, that have transformed sites in Limerick city

    Good news in sight for Castlerea residents

    Conor Barrins reports from Castlerea as reccuring boil water notices continue in the Co Roscommon town, and speaks to Irish Water on a possible solution

    How to pay the second home tax

    Paul McSweeney, Chief Executive of the Local Government Management Agency, discusses the methods for paying the NPPR charge and what to do if you're having difficulty meeting the expense

    What next for Gaza following ceasefire agreement?

    Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, says Gaza can start to rebuild now that a long term truce has been agreed between Hamas and Israel

    7.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Tuesday 26th August

    Amazon pays almost $1bn for Twitch

    Anthony Quigley, Founder and Director of the Digital Marketing Institute, analyses why Amazon wants the game streaming platform and how it intends to make money from it

    Animation industry continues to grow in Ireland

    Denis Mahon reports on Ireland's unique place in the world of animation

    Albert Reynolds' mourners hear heartfelt homily

    Fr Brian D'Arcy recalls his introduction to the late Taoiseach, and his enduring friendship with him

    Anger simmers over Mayo-Kerry replay

    Aidan McLoughlin, PRO Mayo County Board, criticises the decision of the GAA to turn down a request by the county to have the All-Ireland Football semi final played in Croke Park

    Mortgage holders overtake cash buyers in housing market

    Simon Stokes, Chair of the Residential Property group of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, says the latest figures show a return to normality in the market

    Tens of thousands of schoolchildren await bus tickets

    Nicola Cooke, spokesperson for Bus Éireann, discusses the problems that have arisen in the issuing of annual school transport tickets

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    Limerick thrives as National City of Culture

    After a rocky start, Limerick took off as Ireland's first National City of Culture. Petula Martyn went to Limerick to see what's been on offer there and how art and culture has transformed the city

    Countdown to this year's Electric Picnic

    Jackie Fox gets a sneak peek of this weekend's Electric Picnic at Stradbally in Co Laois

    Is an end to Castlerea's water problems in sight?

    Conor Barrins reports from Castlerea as reccuring boil water notices continue in the Co Roscommon town, and speaks to Irish Water on a possible solution

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