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Wednesday 26th April

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

Presented by Rachael English and Audrey Carville

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

Presented by Rachael English and Audrey Carville

What will Trump's tax plan mean for the economy?

Tom Petruno, Financial Journalist, based in Los Angeles, discusses Trump's plans to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent

Hundreds of ads dating back to the Sixties restored and made available online

Louise Byrne reports on how hundreds of Irish TV advertisements from the 1960s, 70s and 80s will be available online from Wednesday

Report dismisses claims that saturated fats cause heart disease

Dr Aseem Malhotra, Consultant Cardiologist in London, discusses a new report which has sparked a furious backlash

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

GRA: 'It is imperative the public have faith in the Gardaí'

Pat Ennis, General Secretary of the GRA, gives his reactions to addresses made by the Justice Minister and Garda Commissioner at their conference yesterday

Master insists the new hospital will be entirely independent

Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital, looks ahead to a contentious meeting of its Board later

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

World remembers Chernobyl

Adi Roche, CEO of Chernobyl Children International, discusses the inaugural United Nations 'Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day'

Concerns over epilepsy drug Epilim

Disability campaigners say up to 400 people could be affected by foetal abnormalities caused by widely used anti-epilepsy drug called Epilim

Annual Cúirt festival gets underway in Galway

Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, reports from the Cúirt International Literature Festival in Galway

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

National Maternity Hospital board to discuss resignation call controversy

Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent, reports on the latest developments concerning the row over the ownership of the planned new National Maternity Hospital

AIB fined €2.3m for breaching money laundering regulations

David Murphy, Business Editor, discusses how AIB has been fined over €2million by the Central Bank over anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance failures

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Tuesday 25th April

Second Hour Podcast: Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

Presented by Rachael English and Cathal Mac Coille

First Hour Podcast: Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

Presented by Rachael English and Cathal Mac Coille

Boylan refuses to stand down from National Maternity Hospital board

Dr Peter Boylan, former master of the National Maternity Hospital, criticises the plan to give an order of nuns ownership of the National Maternity Hospital

Humphreys: 'The most important thing is that a new maternity hospital is built '

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, explains how rural towns and villages can avail of funding to help rejuvenate their areas and gives her views on the maternity hospital move

Families accuse Portiuncula Hospital of 'attempted cover-up' of maternity failings

Aoife Hegarty, of the RTÉ Investigations Unit, reports on serious failings at a HSE run maternity ward at Portiuncula Hospital

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

What will happen next following the Citizens' Assembly?

Stephen Murphy speaks to backbenchers about thier thoughts on recommendations from the Citizens' Assembly; Pat Leahy, Political Editor of The Irish Times, looks at the political reaction to the decisions of the Citizens' Assembly

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Gerry Murphy of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Major conference on Yemen crisis to be held

Shabia Mantoo, UNHCR spokesperson in Yemen, discusses the worsening humanitarian crisis in the country

Charity event aims to support injured jockeys

Michael Higgins, General Manager at the Irish Injured Jockeys charity, discusses an annual race set up to increase awareness and raise vital funds to support injured jockeys

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

GRA meets in Galway

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports from the Garda Representative Association conference in Galway

Aosdána and Arts Council in funding row

Sinead Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, reports on proposals to change Aosdána grants

Le Pen steps down as party leader

Stephen Carroll, journalist with France 24 in Paris, discusses Marine Le Pen's announcement to step down as Front National party leader

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Cathal Mac Coille

Monday 24th April

Second Hour Podcast: Monday, 24 April, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

Are SSIA-style pensions the solution?

Jill Kerby, personal finance journalist, says a pensions crisis has been building for at least 20 years and the SSIA scheme is worth considering

First Hour Podcast: Monday, 24 April, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

What's next for France after yesterday's election?

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, analyses the results of the first round of voting in the French presidential election

Fine Gael TD says referendum on abortion will take place

Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD, gives his reaction to the decisions of the Citizens' Assembly

8:40am Sports news

Presented by Darren Frehill

Politicians remain divided on abortion

Mattie McGrath, Independent TD, and Jan O'Sullivan, Labour TD, give their thoughts on the decisions of the Citizens' Assembly this past weekend and what should happen next

French election expected to be referendum on EU

Sharon Gaffney reports from the triumphant Macron camp in Paris; Bruno Gollnisch, of Marine Le Pen's National Front party, lays out why he thinks his candidate should win

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Weather Forecast

Presented by Liz Walsh of Met Éireann

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Eurovision: a political minefield

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A half century of nursing education

Cian McCormack reports on how nursing has changed over the years since St James's started training nurses

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