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Morning Ireland Wednesday 4 January 2017

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Sinn Féin criticises worsening trolley crisis

Sinn Féin criticises worsening trolley crisis

Louise O'Reilly, Sinn Fein's Spokesperson for Health, discusses the increase in the number of people waiting on trolleys in hospital emergency departments

'Deckchair moving' not going to solve the trolley crisis

'Deckchair moving' not going to solve the trolley crisis

Fergal Hickey, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Sligo University Hospital, discusses the record number of patients on trolleys

40% of cancer risk can be reduced by 'lifestyle changes'

40% of cancer risk can be reduced by 'lifestyle changes'

Gráinne O'Rourke, Communications Manager with the Irish Cancer Society, discusses the charity's new 'I Want To Get Cancer' campaign

RSA proposes database of disqualified drivers

RSA proposes database of disqualified drivers

Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive, Road Safety Authority, discusses the rise in the number of road fatalities in 2016 and proposals to name and shame disqualified drivers

Foster says calls for her to stand down motivated by misogyny

Foster says calls for her to stand down motivated by misogyny

Brendan Wright, Northern Staff, reports on the response by the First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster, to calls for her to stand aside pending a public investigation in the 'cash for ash' scandal

'Muddled thinking' over Brexit, says Ivan Rogers in resignation note

'Muddled thinking' over Brexit, says Ivan Rogers in resignation note

Dr Simon Usherwood, Senior Fellow at 'The UK in a Changing Europe', and a Reader in European Studies at the University of Surrey, discusses the resignation of the UK's ambassador to the EU ahead of Brexit talks

Poll says Fine Gael would be stronger without Enda Kenny

Poll says Fine Gael would be stronger without Enda Kenny

Brian Dowling analysis the findings of a new poll conducted for the Irish Daily Mail, which show voters would be more likely to support Fine Gael if Leo Varadkar were to become leader

Number of farm deaths rise in 2016

Number of farm deaths rise in 2016

Joe Mag Raollaigh reports that 21 people lost their lives in farming accidents last year - an increase on the previous year

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Trump changes minds of US Republican members

Trump changes minds of US Republican members

Marion McKeone, journalist and broadcaster, reports on the fallout from the first day of the Trump-era Congress

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Sebastian Barry wins the Costa Novel Award for a second time

Sebastian Barry wins the Costa Novel Award for a second time

Sebastian Barry, Irish novelist and playwright, on winning the Costa Novel Award for his book his book 'Days Without End'

Hundreds of 'designer puppies' seized at ports last year

Hundreds of 'designer puppies' seized at ports last year

Mark O'Flynn reports on the seizure of almost 300 so-called "designer puppies" at ports in Ireland last year

7:10am It Says in the Papers

7:10am It Says in the Papers

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8:10am It Says in the Papers

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7:15am Business News

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7:50am Business News

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7:40am Sport News

7:40am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

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8:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by John Eagleton of Met Éireann

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 4 January, 2017

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 4 January, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 4 January, 2017

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 4 January, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

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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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