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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

    Minister Leo Varadkar

    Leo Varadkar new job as Minister for Health, has been described as a "poison chalice" and he is cutting short his summer holidays to try and read himself into the brief of what is arguably the toughest position at cabinet. He joins Keelin this morning to talk about the challenges that lie ahead for him.


    A three day ceasefire has come into effect in the GAZA strip after four weeks of fighting which Gaza officials say killed 1,800 Palestinians. 67 Israelis, many of them soldiers, have also died in the conflict. John Cutliffe a Buncrana man joins Keelin from East Jerusalem

    Political Funding

    Recently Kerry County Council proposed a nationwide ban on political parties raising money through church gate collections. The church gate was once a significant source of funds for political parties - so too were membership fees and corporate donations, as membership decreases and the rules on donations tighten, to whom and to what entities do political machines now look for the money which drives them? Des Peelo, Noel Whelan and Teresa Reidy join Keelin to discuss

    Home Rule

    Former Taoiseach John Bruton has called on the government to commorate the centerary of the HOme Rule Bill coming into law on teh 18th September 1914, rather then focus on what he describes as a "completely unnecessary" Easter Rising & War of Independence. John Bruton and historian Tim Pat Coogan join Keelin.

    Last Minute Holidays

    If you're worried you've left it too late to take a summer holiday - fear not. There is still time to book a few weeks in the sun Consumer journalist Sinead Ryan is here with her tips for getting the best offers

    Health Follow Up

    Dr. Steven Murphy from teh National association of GPs join Keelin.

    How the Dating App Tinder Works

    These days, we use our phones for everything from hailing taxis to getting fit. And now you can add browsing potential lovers to that list as the so-called 'hook-up' app Tinder has revolutionised the dating scene in Ireland - Tinder user Tanya Sweeney, and matchmaker Willie Daly from the Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival and comedian & Tinder user Danny O Brien all join Keelin

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