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    Tuesday 21st October

    Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

    Fergal Keane, reports from the Turkish-Syrian border where the battle for Kobane continues to rage

    Government's handling of Irish Water criticised

    Barry Cowen, Fianna Fáil's Environment Spokesman, raises concerns about the Government's approach to dealing with problems in Irish Water

    Tibet: A rare insight

    Philip Bromwell takes an escorted visit to the so-called 'roof of the world', Tibet

    Water to top the agenda at Cabinet

    Micheal Lehane, of our political staff, looks ahead to today's Cabinet meeting which is expected to be dominated by Irish Water

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Monday 20th October

    Final Synod document disappoints gay community

    Fr Bernárd Lynch, an openly gay Catholic priest, reacts to the rejection by bishops of proposals for wider acceptance of gay people and divorcees

    Group works to prevent suicide in Louth

    Elaine Keogh speaks to the Save Our Sons and Daughters group, SO SAD, which is helping both young and old in suicide prevention

    US air drops arms and ammunition to Kurds battling IS

    Catherine James reports from Istanbul on the latest concerning the battle for Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border

    Ireland to get new scientific research labs

    Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation discusses the announcement of five new world class scientific research centres

    'IRA policing' revealed by Gerry Adams

    Dessie Ellis, Sinn Féin TD for Dublin North-West, discusses comments from Gerry Adams concerning how the IRA acted as a police force during the Troubles

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Weather forecast

    Presented by Eoin Sherlock of Met Éireann

    Swedish navy searching for Russian submarine

    Colm O'Callaghan, journalist based in Stockholm, reports on the search for a Russian submarine off the coast of Sweden

    Boko Haram ceasefire in doubt

    Chika Oduah, journalist, reports from Abuja on the aftermath of an apparent truce between Nigeria's government and Boko Haram

    Concern over handling of Maíria Cahill case

    Mark Durkan, SDLP MP for Foyle, discusses outstanding issues arising from the BBC abuse documentary

    Trucker protest under way in Dublin

    Eoin Gavin, President of the Irish Road Haulage Association, discusses today's protest to create awareness of their campaign to change the system of road tax in Ireland

    Fresh controversy for embattled Irish Water

    Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent, discusses the political unrest in Government over Irish Water

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Friday 17th October

    Water letter row on Wicklow County Council

    Tom Fortune, Independent Councillor, Wicklow County Council, discusses the letter sent to tenants liable for water charges

    Investors seek refuge in safe-haven German bonds

    Chrs Beacham, Market Strategist with IG, discusses the economic picture across the European Union

    A sneak peak in the corridors of power

    Phoebe Brady, Open House Dublin Coordinator, discusses what buildings will be open to the public to view as part of Open House

    Sierra Leone's man in Ireland explains the challenges of the Ebola crisis

    Joe Manning, Honorary Consul General to Ireland for Sierra Leone, discusses the challenges facing the west African country in tackling the Ebola virus

    Latest on violent death of south Dublin toddler

    Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports on the latest in the investigation in the violent death of a toddler in south Dublin

    Landlords raise concerns over Irish Water

    Fintan McNamara, Residential Landlords Association, says landlords should not have to assist Irish Water to track down tenants who have not paid their water charges

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

    Local authorities warn tenants ahead of Irish Water bills

    John Brady, Sinn Féin Councillor with Wicklow County Council, says some RAS tenants are alarmed by letters concerning water charges

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by John Fingleton at Met Éireann

    Children and the arts: Galway’s Baboró festival

    Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, reports on the Baboró Arts Festival for Children

    Children injured in Waterford petrol-bomb attack

    Damien Tiernan, South-East Correspondent, reports on a petrol bomb attack in Waterford last night

    ESRI warns of higher energy prices for Irish consumers

    John FitzGerald, Research Professor at the ESRI, discusses the challenges facing the Irish energy sector in the future

    Poor weather hampers US mission in Kobane

    Catherine James, freelance journalist on the Turkey-Syrian border, has the latest in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

    Thursday 16th October

    The latest on stock market volatility

    Emma McNamara has an update following significant losses on world stock markets

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