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    The mid-morning current affairs magazine with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest. Presented by Keelin Shanley

    Property Bubble?

    A 24% spike in Dublin house prices over the last twelve months has begged the question - are we in the middle of another property bubble?

    One commentator who believes that is the case is Thomas Molloy, Group Business Editor at Independent Newspapers, and he spoke to Keelin this morning.

    Festival of Curiosity and Ageing

    What will our world look like by 2050? The pace of progress of science and technology have increased exponentially in the past 20 years, so it is difficult to picture planet earth in 36 years time. At the Dublin Festival of Technology, they will do their best to answer this question in an event called Curious Futures, Imagining Tomorrow’s World. It will be hosted by host of RTE’s Science Squad, Jonathan McCrea and by Suzanne Campbell. Also speaking was one of the contributors to the festival, adventurer, athlete, rower, kayaker, author and international motivational speaker, Mark Pollock.

    Tanning

    In a week in which the use of suntanning beds has been made illegal for persons under the age of 18 due to fears of possible health risks, Paddy O'Gorman has been meeting people who use suntanning salons on a regular basis...

     

    Money and Tough Love – On Tour with the IMF

    Before the International Monetary Fund became part of our everyday lives as part of the Troika, most Irish people never gave the faceless financial institution a second thought.

    Sadly, we’re all economic experts now.

    In 2012, Liaquat Ahamed, author and investment manager, went ‘on tour’ with the IMF to several financially troubled locations, including Dublin, and his book, Money and Tough Love – On Tour with the IMF, documents that trip.

    Mexican Students

    Tequila, Chihuahua, Tijuana...these are the hometowns of Ireland’s latest influx of foreign students...from Mexico.  Valerie Cox has been to visit the Galway school which is extending a hearty Bienvenidos to the Mexicans.

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