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    This Week Sunday 1 March 2015

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    This Week

    A look at events making the news in the past week with Colm Ó Mongain and Richard Crowley.
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    Labour Party Conference

    RTÉ reporter Cian McCormack attended the Labour Party Conference in Killarney and asked some of the delegates in attendance whether the party had improved under the leadership of Joan Burton.
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    Brendan Howlin and the future of the Labour Party

    Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brednan Howlin tells us about the Labour Party's row with the teachers, the introduction of a second year of free pre-school, the crisis in the health service, Aer lingus, Irish water and the idea of a possible alliance with Sinn Féin.
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    Michael McDowell

    Former Attorney General and Minister for Justice Michael McDowell joins us in studio to respond to proposals from Children's Minister James Reilly, who wants to block legal firms currently advising several tobacco companies from working for his department.
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    The Fennelly Commission

    RTÉ reporter John Burke spoke to us about the Fennelly Commission, which was set up last year to investigate, among other things, the recording of phone calls at garda stations since the 1980s.
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    The murder of Boris Nemstov

    Joining us on the phone from London is Edward Lucas, a long time friend of Boris Nemtsov to discuss reports from recent years linking Vladimir Putin and his inner circle to corruption and Boris Nemstov's recent fears for his own life.
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    Roland Olyphant on the rally in Moscow

    Following the brutal murder of Russia opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov on Friday, we spoke to the Telegraph's Roland Oliphant who is at the rally in Moscow which was organised by former deputy prime minister.
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    Junior Certificate Changes

    After the publishing of an independent document by Dr Pauric Travers aimed at ending the dispute over changes to the junior certificate. We are joined in studio by Pat King the general secretary of the ASTI to discuss the Travers document and any agreement with the Minister Jan O'Sullivan.

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