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Wednesday 21st February

Traffic congestion a 'symptom of economic success'

Political reporter Edel McAllister reports from Leinster House where representatives of Dublin City Council and key public transport operators are giving evidence to the Oireachtas Transport Committee

Supreme Court considering appeal over rights of unborn

Legal Affairs Correspondent, Orla O'Donnell reports from the Supreme Court

RaboDirect Ireland set to exit the country in May

Business Editor David Murphy reports on closure of online savings bank RaboDirect Ireland on May 16th

Finance Minister reacts to Permanent TSB sale of impaired home loans

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, gives his reaction to the sale by Permanent TSB of some 14,000 impaired home loans

Tuesday 20th February

The extent of the crisis in mental health services in Northern Ireland

Chief Executive of Action Mental Health, David Babbington on how campaigners are to meet politicians in Westminster to press for service improvements

Broadcaster Claire Byrne cross-examined in libel action hearing arising from 2015 broadcast

RTE Courts Reporters says Ms Byrne rejected claims her judgement was 'fundamentally flawed' during questioning by counsel for former IRA member, Nicky Kehoe who is taking proceedings against RTE

Air raids in Syria lead to 'heaviest loss of life' there in three years

Shashank Joshi, Senior Research Fellow with the Royal United Services Institute explains how rebel-held Eastern Ghouta has been surrounded by pro-government forces

Michael McGrath talks 'Vulture Funds' to Paschal Donohoe

RTE's Political Correspondent, Mícheál Lehane on the latest in the confidence-and-supply row over the proposed sale of Permanent TSB's distressed mortgages to investors

Oireachtas Committee to hear of teacher shortages in secondary schools

President of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, Mary Keane on how to resolve the crisis finding supply teachers and attracting people to teaching as a career

Graham Dwyer takes case against Garda Commissioner over phone data used in his trail for murder

RTE Legal Affairs Correspondent, Orla O'Donnell says Dwyer's lawyers will argue the legislation under which the data was kept, breached his rights under the Constitution, the European Convention on Human Rights. Dwyer was convicted of murdering Elaine O'Hara in 2012

UK Brexit Secretary says no 'Mad Max' world in major speech on EU Withdrawal

Fine Gael's European Affairs spokesman in the Seanad, Senator Neale Richmond discusses David Davis' Brexit speech in Vienna

Monday 19th February

Power outages and traffic lights out of action in Dublin city centre

RTÉ reporter Helen Donohoe says businesses are having to be creative after the unscheduled power cut

Further calls for ban on micro-plastics as study shows 73 per cent of fish examined in the North West Atlantic had ingested plastic

Dr Simon Boxall is from the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton

Our Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds reports from the Special Criminal Court

The gun was in a shoe box with nappies and hanging on a buggy with her three year old child

TUI says schools can't deliver on alternative subject for those opting out of religious tuition

General Secretary of the Teachers' Union of Ireland John MacGabhann said the Education Minister needs to be very careful not to go beyond what is constitutionally required

Young mother caught handing over loaded gun to be sentenced at the Special Criminal Court

Our Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds reports that Nikita Murtagh from Mariners Port, Sheriff Street in Dublin pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol on 19th of July last

Tánaiste hopes Government and Fianna Fáil can work through distressed mortgages sell-off issue in way that protects home owners

Simon Coveney has been speaking to our Southern Editor Paschal Sheehy. Political correspondent Micheál Lehane reports from Leinster House.

Almost 4,000 premises are without power in Dublin City Centre

Derek Hynes, network operations manager with ESB networks says crews are ensuring that the faults reported to them are made safe before they begin to restore power

Friday 16th February

Ireland 2040 is being welcomed locally but Sligo Chamber of Commerce warns the changes need to take place quickly so the region can recover

RTE reporter Cian McCormack spoke to its incoming president Fiona Candon

Investment in the north west is badly needed: Sinn Fein TD

Sinn Fein TD for Sligo-Leitrim Martin Kenny says it's good to have the cabinet in Sligo but what's needed in the north west is an economic corridor to counterbalance the east coast

Post mortem examination to take place today on the body of 38 year old Joanne Lee

RTE's Carole Coleman says Gardai have issued an appeal for information about the woman whose body was found in a wardrobe in a house in south Dublin yesterday afternoon

Plan includes spend of €116bn by 2040, €1bn for rural development

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin says the launch is a cynical marketing exercise; he estimates that at least 179 projects and up to €40bn in funding are being re-announced

The government says the Ireland 2040 plan will ensure the building of schools, houses, roads and hospitals to meet a population growth

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said this plan will reduce the dominance of Dublin and rebalance Ireland by investing heavily in the country

The Cabinet is meeting in Sligo ahead of the launch of an infrastructure plan that will see €116bn spent

Institute of Technology Sligo students spoke to RTÉ reporter Cian McCormack about how the plans might affect their future

Three new hospitals, four new Luas lines and a road from Donegal to Waterford are just some of the government's infrastructure plan

RTÉ's Environment & Agriculture Correspondent George Lee says it's going to take a lot of time and money to complete the Project 2040 plan

Thursday 15th February

Planning for the future we talk to the man who had the last big plan for the country

George Lee, Environment Correspondent talks to Noel Dempsey the former Fianna Fáil Minister on his views on planning for the future

Ultra-processed food could increase cancer risk - study

Dr Robert O'Connor, Head of Research with the Irish Cancer Society, on a new survey which claims that processed foods such as fizzy drinks, packaged bread and cake, processed meats could increase the risk of cancer

Defamation case hears transcript of RTÉ Radio debate

Vivienne Traynor, Courts Reporter, reports from the High Court where Nicky Kehoe, a political manager for Sinn Féin, has taken an action for defamation against RTÉ over comments made during a radio programme in October 2015

Florida gunman charged with 17 counts of murder

Harriet Alexander, US Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, on the details which have emerged about the 19-year-old suspect in the Florida school shooting

Where to now in the North?

We speak to Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty also, Alistair Campbell, British Prime Minister Tony Blair's press secretary during the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement

Wednesday 14th February

Commission president responds to Mr Johnson's suggestions

RTE's Sean Whelan reports that Jean Claude Juncker the European Commission president accused British politicians of talking 'total nonsense' when they accuse him of seeking to create a European superstate

Britain's foreign secretary Boris Johnson delivers first scheduled Governemnt speech on Brexit

RTE's Fiona Mitchell reports Boris Johnson has warned some people are becoming ever more determined to stop Brexit

The latest from Laganside Crown Court rape trial

RTE's Brendan Wright reports on the testimony of Steven Fisher a driver with the FON-A-CAB company

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma speaks for the first time about efforts to unseat him by the ANC

The Guardian's Africa Correspondent Jason Burke reports Zuma says he's being victimised and insisted he had already agreed a timeframe for his departure

Leaders Questions row over whether the National Planning Framework will be placed on a statutory footing

Sinn Féin's Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty accused the Government of denying the House the opportunity to vote on the plan, RTE's Eleanor Burnhill and Micheal Lehane report

2016 ruling designating part of Moore Street subject to preservation order has been over turned

RTE's Dyane Connor has been following proceedings in the Court of Appeal Brian O'Neill, chairperson of the 1916 Relatives Association

Tuesday 13th February

Senior Line highlights how Valentine's Day can be lonely for the elderly

Anne Dempsey of Senior Line says the elderly should engage with each other and engage in the use of social media

E18bn hit and thousands of jobs on the line: Copenhagen Economics report on Brexit

Heather Humphreys Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation says the government is already taking steps to see that the impact of Brexit are minimised

Tusla at Disclosures Tribunal: 'No evidence of any conspiracy or deliberate plan to harm the sergeant'

RTE reporter Sandra Hurley: Tribunal hears closing submissions from lawyers on creation and distribution of Tusla file with false allegation made against Sgt Maurice McCabe

Almost 7,000 children under the age of 17 waiting for HSE psychologist

Terri Mossissey chief executive of the Psychological Society of Ireland is concerned this leads to over prescription and over labeling of children

Cross examination of a woman alleging rape concludes at Belfast Crown Court

Brendan Wright of RTE's Northern Staff says the woman was cross examined by prosecution counsel Toby Hedworth

The Cabinet has discussed the National Planning Framework ahead of its launch on Friday

Fianna Fail Transport and Tourism spokesman Robert Troy accused the government of not doing enough for rural Ireland

350 new jobs are to be created by MSD at a new facility in north Dublin

RTE's Science & Technology Correspondent Will Goodbody says the plant will produce biologics-based medicines for the global market in Swords

Monday 12th February

Proposal to interview child and parents to prioritise children from Irish-speaking backgrounds for Gaelscoil places

Caoimhin O'Hara from An Forus Patrunachta is in favour of the plans

Appeal launched ten years after Donegal murder

Detective Inspector Pat O'Donnell from Letterkenny Garda Station says Andrew Burns was 27 when he was shot after being lured from his home in Strabane in Tyrone to Donegal

The jury in the Belfast rape trial has resumed hearing evidence today

Brendan Wright of RTE's Northern Staff reports that a woman who alleges she was raped by two rugby players has denied a suggestion by a defence lawyer that her memory of the night in question was frayed

Companies moving to ensure websites are secure after dozens were reportedly compromised by coin-jacking software

RTE's Science and Technology Correspondent Will Goodbody says infected devices are used to mine for a particular cryptocurrency on behalf of those behind the operation

Central Bank announces E20,000 fine and three year disqualification for former chairman of Irish Nationwide Michael P Walsh

RTE's David Murphy reports that Mr Walsh has admitted contravening financial services law and that the settlement concludes the Central Bank's inquiry against him

HSE to review potential safety concerns relating to certain foetal monitors

Aoife Hegarty from the RTE Investigations Unit says the monitors are being used in several Irish maternity hospitals

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Teresa May meet in Stormont

RTE's Northern Editor Tommie Gorman says they'll urge Northern Ireland's parties to settle their differences and end the devolved administration stalemate

Friday 9th February

Wild fluctuations on US stock markets this week

Justin Urquhart Stewart is from Seven Investment Management

35,000 spectators watch Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in South Korea

RTÉ's Clare McNamara reports from the Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang

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