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Friday 24th February

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 24 February, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Conor Brophy

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 24 February, 2017

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Conor Brophy

The Department of Foreign Affairs statement on Ibrahim Halawa

The department say Ibahims's consular case 'continues to be a top priority for the Government' and the Ambassador is planning to undertake a visit to him in the coming days

Cork crane's bound for Puerto Rico

Pat O'Leary, Liebherr CEO, explains the engineering feat involved in the transportation of three assembled port cranes from Cork to Puerto Rico by sea

Will Ruth Negga's 'Loving' performance be an Irish Oscar for Best Actress?

Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent speaks to Oscar nominee Ruth Negga ahead of Sunday's ceremony

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

Deadly nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur airport

Jason Struthers, a journalist based in South Korea, discusses the investigation into Kim Jong- nam's death

Aer Lingus reports operating profits of €233m for 2016

Willie Walsh, CEO of the IAG group, discusses aviation issues and how Aer Lingus is performing

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

News Bulletin

Presented by Ciara Ní Bhroin

Weather Forecast

Presented by Evelyn Cusack of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

Funeral of Cardinal Desmond Connell will take place later today

Joe Little, Religious Affairs Correspondent, says about 400 people attended the reception of the body of Cardinal Desmond Connell in Dublins Pro Cathedral last night

Ibrahim Halawa moved to prison hospital

Somaia Halawa, sister of Ibrahim Halawa, discusses her brother's deteriorating health condition due to his hunger strike

Is a United Ireland possible if Britain leaves the EU?

Dr Katy Hayward, of Queen's University Belfast, discusses a cross-border conference on Brexit which is taking place in Armagh

Bill proposed to end mandatory retirement ages

John Brady, Sinn Féin TD, discusses cross party support for a bill to end mandatory retirement ages

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

Thursday 23rd February

High winds cause severe travel disruption

Ciara Ni Bhroin, reports on the impact on Storm Doris around the country

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 23 February, 2017

Presented by Rachael English and Audrey Carville

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 23 February, 2017

Presented by Rachael English and Audrey Carville

Works underway to restore power

Bernadine Moloney, Corporate Communications Manager with ESB gives the latest update on faults around the country

Brendan Ogle joins Glen Hansard on stage at pre-Oscar event

Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent, reports on the American Ireland Fund pre-Oscars event where Glen Hansard and Brendan Ogle talked about their worries for the future of Ireland

Public Accounts Committee to meet today to discuss Project Eagle

David Murphy, Business Editor, discusses latest on the AIB move and looks ahead to Project Eagle's final report

Newly-found planets could support life

Leo Enright, space commentator, says astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

FG contenders content with Kenny's exit plans

Cian McCormack speaks to Minister Leo Varadkar, who says he's pleased FG has avoided any divisiveness over the leadership issue; Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent, looks at the Fine Gael parliamentary party last night and assesses the reaction from TDs to comments by the Taoiseach

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

News Bulletin

Presented by Jan O'Connell

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joan Blackburn of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

Retail and transport industrial unrest continues

Michael Doherty, Professor of Law, specialising in IR at Maynooth University discusses the latest in the Bus Éireann and Tesco disputes

Storm Doris disrupts rail services

Barry Kenny, Iarnród Éireann spokesman, gives the latest update on delays caused by the weather conditions

Enda Kenny set to announce exit after St Patrick's Day

Members of the FG parliamentary party react to last night's comments by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on his leadership; Fine Gael parliamentary party Chairman, Martin Heydon TD, discusses the on-going leadership issue

AIB to close half of its NI branches with 130 voluntary redundancies

Larry Broderick, General Secretary of the Financial Services Union, gives his reaction to AIB's decision to axe half its banks in the North

British MPs visit Dublin for Brexit talks

Hilary Benn, Chair of the UK'S House of Commons Brexit Committee, discusses Brexit ahead of his trip to Dublin to meet politicians and business leaders

Tens of thousands of homes without power

Bernadine Moloney, Corporate Communications Manager with ESB, gives an update on the power outages around the country

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

Wednesday 22nd February

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 22 February, 2017

Presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 22 February, 2017

Presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings

Enda Kenny to set out intentions at Fine Gael meeting

Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent, looks ahead to today's Fine Gael's Parliamentary Party meeting

Appeals for more resourses to tackle Rhododendron situation in Killarney National Park

Kevin Tarrant, a member of the Killarney Nature Conservation Group, discusses the spread of rhododendron in Killarney National Park

FormerEC President: Ireland is a 'special case' in the Brexit debate

David Byrne, Ireland's former EU Commissioner, says that as the EU recognises Ireland as a special case and the Government needs to ensure that all of its demands are brought to the table in the Brexit negotiations

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

Strike action looms at Bus Éireann

James McGinley, a private bus operator, says his company will increase services on the Dublin to Derry route if Bus Éireann pull out of providing the service; Ingrid Miley, Industry and Employment Correspondent, discusses the possible next steps in the Bus Éireann dispute

Two arrested after body found at Cork truck stop

Jennie O'Sullivan, reports on the incident in which a body of a man with head injuries was found at a truck stop in Fermoy, Co. Cork

8:10am It Says In the Papers

Presented by Caroline Murphy

Weather Forecast

Presented by Jean Byrne of Met Éireann

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

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Is an iron a good gift for Valentine's Day?

Stephen Murphy asks people in Dublin whether they think Valentine's Day is the most loving day of the year, or just a cynical 'Hallmark Holiday'?

First production of Playboy of the Western World ends in riot

Aisling Kenny reports on a new, online exhibition marking the 110th anniversary of the riot sparked JM Synge's use of the word 'shift'

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