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Morning Ireland Wednesday 21 December 2016

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings.

Merkel 'now a Chancellor by default'

Merkel 'now a Chancellor by default'

Michael Stürmer, historian and chief correspondent with the Welt Group, discusses Angela Merkel's immigration policies in the wake of the Berlin attack

'Sense of helplessness' as Berlin manhunt continues

'Sense of helplessness' as Berlin manhunt continues

Kate Connolly, Berlin correspondent with the Guardian, describes the police efforts to locate the person responsible for the attack on the Christmas Market

Apollo House receivers launch legal proceedings

Apollo House receivers launch legal proceedings

Orla O'Donnell, Legal Affairs Correspondent, reports on the legal proceedings by the receivers of Apollo House in Dublin city centre to have the building vacated

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Nearly 7,000 to spend Christmas Day in emergency accommodation

Nearly 7,000 to spend Christmas Day in emergency accommodation

Niamh Randall, National Spokesperson for the Simon Communities in Ireland, discusses the rise in the number of people availing of their services

34% increase in drink driving arrests since last year

34% increase in drink driving arrests since last year

Assistant Garda Commissioner Michael Finn discusses the surge in drink driving on Irish roads despite a hard-hitting Christmas campaign

Judicial review expected in North-South electricity interconnector

Judicial review expected in North-South electricity interconnector

Ciaran Mullooly, Midlands Correspondent, looks ahead to An Bord Planeala's decision on Eirgrid's controversial plans to build an overhead electricity connector through the northeast

Anti-pylon  campaign to seek judicial review of ABP decision

Anti-pylon campaign to seek judicial review of ABP decision

Padraig O'Reilly, of the North East Pylon Pressure Campaign, reacts to An Bord Planeala's decision

Prospect of upto 100 legal actions over ABP decision

Prospect of upto 100 legal actions over ABP decision

Ciaran Mullooly, Midlands Correspondent, analyses the likely impact of the decision by An Bord Planeala's decision on Eirgrid's North-South electricity interconnector

Mallon may not get passport returned before Christmas

Mallon may not get passport returned before Christmas

Sarah O'Sulllivan, journalist in Rio de Janeiro, discusses the payment of Kevin Mallon's bail bond money and the return of his passport from the Rio police

Death toll rises after Mexico fireworks market blasts

Death toll rises after Mexico fireworks market blasts

Adrienne Bard, reporter in Mexico City, says dozens were killed in an explosion at a fireworks market just outside the city

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Shoplifting estimated to cost €55m over Christmas period

Shoplifting estimated to cost €55m over Christmas period

Elaine Keogh reports on how Dundalk traders are banding together to combat shoplifting this Christmas

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Crowds gather at Newgrange for winter solstice

Crowds gather at Newgrange for winter solstice

Richard Dowling, North-Eastern Correspondent, joins us from the Newgrange Neolithic passage tomb in Meath, where a lucky few got to celebrate the winter solstice

Joy as loved ones return home for Christmas

Joy as loved ones return home for Christmas

Jackie Fox gathers some Christmas sounds in Galway city and Dublin Airport

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

7:15am Business News

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:50 Business News

7:50 Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:40 Sports News

7:40 Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

8:40am Sports News

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Gerry Murphy of Met Éireann

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 21 December, 2016

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 21 December, 2016

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Rachael English

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 21 December, 2016

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 21 December, 2016

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Rachael English

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Native Irish bee not extinct after all

Cathy Halloran, Mid West Correspondent, reports on a study which found that a significant population of the pure native Irish honey bee continues to thrive in this country

Should tackling be banned in schools rugby?

Louise Byrne reports on a row over calls for the banning of tackling and scrums in underage rugby games

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