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Tuesday 17th January

Second Hour Podcast: Tuesday, 17 January, 2017

Presented by Paul Cunningham and Gavin Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Tuesday, 17 January, 2017

Presented by Paul Cunningham and Gavin Jennings

Ireland has one of the lowest rates of divorce in Europe

Dr Paul Ryan, Lecturer in Sociology at Maynooth University, reflects on 20 years since the first divorce was granted in Ireland

Charity regulator imposes sanctions on animal charity

Paul Murphy, reporter with the RTÉ Investigations Unit, outlines the concerns raised about a Kerry-based animal charity, Animal Heaven Animal Rescue; John Farrelly, CEO at the Charities Regulator Authority, explains the decision to sanction the charity

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

Ticketmaster does not support tout bill

Jackie Fox looks at the issue of concert tickets being sold on secondary markets

8:10am It Says in the Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Brexit deal should 'satisfy both Remain and Leave voters'

Theresa Villiers, Conservative Party MP and former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, discusses the political situation at Stormont, and looks ahead to Theresa May's key Brexit speech

Almost 300,000 public servants to get pay restoration early

Ingrid Miley, Industry and Employment Correspondent, reports on the decision which followed talks between the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and public service unions to address issues arising from the Garda pay deal

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joan Blackburn

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Cabinet to meet ahead of first Dáil session of 2017

Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent, discusses the legislative programme for the new Dáil term

The legacy of Barack Obama

Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent, looks back on the legacy of US President Barack Obama

7:40am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

New Year nightclub suspect arrested

Stuart Williams, Deputy Bureau Chief with AFP in Turkey, reports on the arrest of a man who allegedly killed 39 people in a nightclub in Turkey

What lies ahead for Northern Ireland?

Jon Tonge, Professor of British and Irish Politics at the University of Liverpool, reflects on a dramatic day for Stormont, and looks ahead to the coming Assembly elections

Theresa May Brexit speech: No 'half in, half out' EU deal

Fiona Mitchell, London Correspondent, looks ahead to Theresa May's Brexit speech to be delivered later this morning

7:15am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

7:10am It Says in the Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Monday 16th January

Second Hour Podcast: Monday, 16 January, 2017

Presented by Paul Cunningham and Gavin Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Monday, 16 January, 2017

Presented by Paul Cunningham and Gavin Jennings

‘I’m heading for nearly 990 gigs in 37 years’, U2 mega fan

Jackie Fox speaks to U2 fans hoping to get tickets for this year’s gig in Croke Park

British PM to set out Brexit plan in major speech on Tuesday

George Parker, Political Editor with the Financial Times, discusses the possibility of the UK becoming a so-called 'tax haven' after Brexit

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

Stormont bracing for second election in eight months

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, looks ahead to a turbulent day for Stormont

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Bruton: ‘unfair that parents can’t get access to their local school’

Richard Bruton, Minister for Education, says he intends to reform school admissions to limit or remove the role that a child's religion plays in the process

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joan Blackburn of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Eight men hold same wealth as world's poorest 3.6bn people

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland Chief Executive, says that this 'obscene level of global inequality is a more serious concern than climate change'

Minister to remove or limit role of religion in school admissions

Emma O Kelly, Education Correspondent, reports on the Government's plan to reform the school admissions process so that a child's religion plays a less significant role

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

Stormont coalition government set to be dissolved

Patricia MacBride and Alex Kane, political commentators, look ahead to what is likely to be a dramatic day for Northern Ireland

NBRU will oppose any cuts to wages of Bus Éireann workers

Dermot O'Leary, General Secretary of the National Bus and Railworkers Union, calls for all stakeholders at Bus Éireann to sit down and discuss a plan to save services

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Friday 13th January

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 13 January, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 13 January, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

What has been the Monasterevin experience of the refugee relocation programme?

Stephen Murphy visits the town of Monasterevin, where relocations have been taking place for 18 months

Tillerson before Congress as Le Pen visits Trump Tower

Marion McKeone, journalist and broadcaster, reports that a US watchdog will probe the FBI over its handling of Hillary Clinton's emails, as Congressional confirmation hearings continue

SF: public ‘need to pass judgement on DUP arrogance'

Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Féin Minister for Health in Northern Ireland, discusses the current political situation as the prospect of assembly elections gets closer

Fiat Chrysler facing US emissions probe

Michael McAleer, Motoring Editor with The Irish Times, provides an overview of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s investigation which discovered that Fiat Chrysler used software to limit testing of diesel emissions

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Sharon Tobin

Weather forecast

Presented by John Eagleton of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

How has Mexico reacted to US President-elect Trump?

Ioan Grillo, journalist in Mexico city, outlines how the building of a border wall, remittances and trafficking are among the issues posed by Trump's presidency for Mexico

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Joe Biden surprised by Medal of Honour award

Jackie Fox reports that President Obama surprised his vice president Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Honour at a ceremony in the White House last night

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Ireland's 'finest public servant' dies, aged 100

Mícheál Lehane, of RTÉ's political staff, and David McCullagh, historian and Prime Time presenter, look back at the life and extraordinary career of economist TK Whitaker

'La La Land' becomes first film to win seven awards

Sinéad Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, discusses the winners at last night's Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles

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