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    Monday 2nd May

    Redeveloped Richmond Barracks to open today

    Éadaoin Ní Chléirigh, Project Director, looks forward to the official opening today, the anniversary of the court-martial of some of the 1916 Rising leaders

    Full programme podcast: Mon 2 May, 2016

    Presented by Gavin Jennings

    The Edge rocks the Sistine Chapel

    Paddy Agnew, Rome Correspondent for The Irish Times, says the U2 guitarist thanked Pope Francis, whom he referred to as the 'local parish priest', at the musical event which ended a conference on medical research

    Government formation: is this the end game?

    Niall O'Connor, Political Correspondent with the Irish Independent, discusses the concessions Independents will be seeking in exchange for their support; and he reports that Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has triggered controversy over a tweet using a derogatory term for people of African origin

    Leicester already in celebratory mood ahead of tonight's match

    Peter Soulsby, Mayor of Leicester, says the city is confident its football team will win the Premier League title, and preparations are underway to celebrate a fairytale victory

    Row over governance delays relocation of National Maternity Hospital

    Susan Mitchell, Health Editor with the Sunday Business Post, reports that alternative sites are being mooted amid a row between the NMH and the St Vincent's Hospital Group

    Talks between Fine Gael ministers and Independent TDs get under way

    Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent Alliance TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim, says it's optimistic to expect talks to finish this week

    Two men die in Macroom house fire

    Paschal Sheehy, Southern Editor, reports that a man in his 60s and a man in his 20s died, and two other people were taken to hospital

    Friday 29th April

    Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 29 April, 2016

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Fran McNulty

    First Hour Podcast: Friday, 29 April, 2016

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Fran McNulty

    Lighthouse festival to take place this weekend

    Ethna Murphy, Brand Manager with the Great Lighthouses Shine a light on Summer festival, talks about the Lighthouse Festival which will take place this weekend

    GOAL's Syrian aid programme under investigation by the US Inspector General

    Barry Andrews, Chief Executive of Goal, discusses the suspension in place in regard to procurement of food and non-food items from Turkey for the GOAL Syria programme

    Prison Officers Association accuse Prison Service of rewarding bad behaviour

    Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent reports from the Prison Officers Association conference

    Calls for a mini Criminal Assets Bureau to help tackle drugs trade locally

    Anna Quigley, Co-ordinator with City Wide Drugs Crisis Campaign, speaks ahead of a press conference to highlight the escalating violence in Dublin's north inner city

    LÉ Róisin will begin humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean on Sunday

    Lieutenant Commander Ultan Finegan of the LÉ Róisin, discusses the new humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean

    O'Dea: Forming a stable Government is the top priority

    Willie O'Dea, Fianna Fáil, discusses the on-going talks to form a new government

    Investigations continue over claims of baby burial

    Toni Maguire, forensic archaeologist, and anthropologist discusses the case in which Gardai search for babies remains, alleged to have been buried in a garden

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

    Weather Forecast

    Pesented by Harm Luijkx of Met Éireann

    All 49 seats filled in Seanad election

    Adrian Kavanagh, from the Department of Geography at Maynooth University, discusses the Seanad election

    200 school rugby players to take part in a study into concussion

    Dr Andy Franklyn Miller, Director of Rehabilitation & Research at the Sports Surgery Clinic, outlines a new study which will conduct brain exams on rugby players from five Dublin secondary schools in an effort to assess the affect of concussion

    UN: Situation in Aleppo is 'catastrophic'

    Fawaz Gerges, Professor of Middle East Relations at the London School of Economics, outlines the latest attacks in the Syrian city of Aleppo

    Housing issue to be addressed at government talks

    Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent, has the latest on talks to form a new government

    Fianna Fáil backbenchers react to Varadkar comments

    Cian McCormack reports on the mood in the Fianna Fáil backbenches

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

    Thursday 28th April

    Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 24 April, 2016

    Presented by Audrey Carville and Fran McNulty

    First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 24 April, 2016

    Presented by Audrey Carville and FranMc Nulty

    Call for criminal gang members to be isolated from general prision population

    Stephen Delaney, President of the Prison Officers Association, discusses how gangs in prisons are a major threat to his members

    What is your favourite poem?

    Aisling Kenny talks to people on the streets of Dublin about their favourite poems on National Poetry Day Ireland

    Planning permission granted for hospital is 'a great day for children'

    Eilísh Hardiman, CEO of the Children's Hospital Group, discusses the decision to grant planning permission for a children's hospital on a campus shared with St James Hospital in Dublin

    New report show smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit

    Professor John Britton of the Royal College of Physicians, discusses the report he co- wrote on the use of e-cigarettes to aid quitting smoking

    Luas drivers strike affecting tens of thousands of commuters

    Stephen Murphy speaks to drivers picketing at the Red Cow Luas Depot

    Harty not happy to support a govt that has 'fudged Irish Water'

    Dr Michael Harty, Independent TD for Clare, says the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil compromise on water charges is a fudge

    Flanagan hopeful of an agreed written document within 48 hours

    Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, discusses the deal with Fianna Fail for a new minority government

    Strong hopes for Govt formation with support of Independents

    Cian McCormack reports how yesterday's parliamentary party meetings were calm and hopeful for the formation of a new Government with the help of Independents

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Clodagh Walsh

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Gerry Murphy of Met Éireann

    'Water supply to over 700,000 people is at risk of contamination every single day'

    Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, discusses how maintaining a single water utility is the best way to efficiently deliver the necessary investment in the water network

    How can gangland crime be stopped?

    Jim Browne, Retired Detective Superintendent, discusses how gardaí in Limerick solved gangland crime

    Rent allowance in Dublin should be increased: John Curran

    Deputy John Curran, Chairman of the Housing and Homelessness Committee, discusses the committee's efforts to address the housing crisis and the latest in government formation talks

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