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Monday 24th April

Second Hour Podcast: Monday, 24 April, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

Are SSIA-style pensions the solution?

Jill Kerby, personal finance journalist, says a pensions crisis has been building for at least 20 years and the SSIA scheme is worth considering

First Hour Podcast: Monday, 24 April, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

What's next for France after yesterday's election?

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, analyses the results of the first round of voting in the French presidential election

Fine Gael TD says referendum on abortion will take place

Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD, gives his reaction to the decisions of the Citizens' Assembly

8:40am Sports news

Presented by Darren Frehill

Politicians remain divided on abortion

Mattie McGrath, Independent TD, and Jan O'Sullivan, Labour TD, give their thoughts on the decisions of the Citizens' Assembly this past weekend and what should happen next

French election expected to be referendum on EU

Sharon Gaffney reports from the triumphant Macron camp in Paris; Bruno Gollnisch, of Marine Le Pen's National Front party, lays out why he thinks his candidate should win

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Weather Forecast

Presented by Liz Walsh of Met Éireann

Controversial Poolbeg incinerator to receive its first delivery of waste today

John Daly, Managing Director of Covanta Ireland, says waste that cannot be recycled or composted is typical of what the plant will receive

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

Citizens' Assembly recommendations now an issue for Dáil Committee

Joe Little, Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent, details the decisions which the assembly reached

Macron and Le Pen to face off in second round

Lisa Pereira speaks to people in Dublin voting in the French presidential elections; Agnès Poirier, Paris-based journalist, analyses the results of the first round of voting

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Friday 21st April

SIPTU's President Jack O'Connor to take on role of Labour Party Chairman

Jack O'Connor, General President of SIPTU, discusses his bid to become Chairman of the Labour Party and anlayses what lies ahead in terms of pay talks and demands

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 21 April, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Fran McNulty

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 21 April, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Fran McNulty

GSOC investigates murder of Garda Tony Golden

Paul Murphy, reporter with RTÉ's Investigation Unit, details the events which led up to the murder of Garda Golden, and the maiming of Siobhan Phillips, by Crevan Mackin

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

Celebrity wedding of the year to take place in Mayo this weekend

Ralph Riegel, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent, reports from Cong, Co Mayo, where golfer Rory McIlroy is due to marry Erica Stoll in Ashford Castle

What do Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands have in common?

Rem Korteweg, Head of the Europe in the World Unit/Senior Research Fellow at Clingendael, discusses today's meeting between An Taoiseach and the Prime Ministers of Denmark and the Netherlands

FF: 'Assurances should have been sought before any agreements were reached'

Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil Health Spokesman, details why he wants the Oireachtas Health Committee to examine the Holles Street Hospital move to St Vincent's Hospital

What impact will the latest Paris attack have on the French election?

Agnès Poirier, Paris-based journalist, brings us the latest on the attack and analyses its effect on the upcoming election for a new President

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

News Bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Weather Forecast

Presented by Gerry Murphy of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

Jack and Jill €50 art sale could see lucky buyers purchase a piece worth thousands

Hugo Gellett, CEO of the Jack and Jill Foundation, tells us about the 'Incognito' art sale which starts today at the Solomon Gallery

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

Kenny to discuss Brexit with Dutch and Danish leaders

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, reports that the three leaders may recommend an early move towards talks on the future trading relationship between the EU and the UK

Arkansas carries out first execution in 12 years

Phil McCausland, of NBC News, reports from outside the prison where the first of a series of executions took place overnight, following a state Supreme Court ruling

Paris shooter known to police

Elaine Cobbe, Paris Correspondent for CBS News, reports on last night's fatal gun attack on the Champs Élysées in the French capital

7:15am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

Thursday 20th April

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 20 April, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Paul Cunningham

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 20 April, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Paul Cunningham

Fox News parts ways with Bill O'Reilly

Steve Futterman, Correspondent with CBS, discusses the decision by Fox News to drop America's top-rated, cable news host, Bill O'Reilly

Giant Redwood trees to be planted at Birr Castle

Lady Alicia Clements, project manager Birr Redwood Grove, outlines plans to plant the world's largest grove of Redwood trees, outside of California, in the grounds of Birr Castle

Enda Kenny is now Fine Gael's longest serving Taoiseach

Fiach Kelly, Irish Times Political Correspondent, discusses Enda Kenny's time in office as he reaches his 2,234th day as Taoiseach

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

How will the UK election affect Brexit talks?

Danuta Hübner, President of the Constitutional Affairs Committee at the European Parliament, discusses the impact of the UK elections on Brexit

Religious influence 'inappropiate' in new maternity hopital

Peter Boylan, former master of Holles Street, rejects assurances that the Sisters of Mercy will have no role in the running of the new maternity hospital to be built at St Vincent's

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

Weather forecast

Presented by Joan Blackburn of Met Éireann

News bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

7:50am Business news

Presented by Conor Brophy

French presidential race tightens ahead of first round of voting

Hervé Amoric, France 24, looks at the current state of play as French voters prepare to go to the polls on Sunday

Estate agent must pay compensation after choosing couple over single parent

Karen Kiernan, CEO of One Family, discusses a ruling against an estate agent on grounds of discrimination against a lone parent

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