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Friday 25th May

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 25 May, 2018

Presented by Bryan Dobson and Gavin Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 25 May, 2018

Presented by Bryan Dobson and Gavin Jennings

Weinstein expected to surrender on sex assault charges

Steve Futterman, CBS news correspondent, discusses the allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein and his expected arrest

President to celebrate bicentenary of Dublin homeless charity

President Higgins honours 'forgotten homeless' as Dublin's oldest working charity - 'The Mendo' - marks 200 years

8:40am Sports news

Presented by Des Cahill

8:30am Business news

Presented by Adam Maguire

New data protection laws come into effect across the EU

Sinéad Ryan, Consumer Columnist with Independent News and Media, explains what the new General Data Protection Regulation means for consumers

Why Trump pulled the plug on summit with Kim Jong Un

Cristina Varriale, a Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Research Analyst at the Royal United Services Institute in London discusses the possible reasons and implications for US President Donald Trump pulling out of next month's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

News bulletin

Presented by Susan Jackson

Weather forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann

7:50am Business news

Presented by Adam Maguire

Price of petrol and diesel highest in three years

Conor Faughnan from AA Roadwatch discusses the rising cost of motor fuel

Performers gather for Dublin International Piano Competition

Sinéad Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, reports that the event, which takes place every three years, ranks among the most important piano competitions in the world

7:40am Sports news

Presented by Des Cahill

7:30am Business news

Presented by Adam Maguire

Drivers urged to slow down

Finbarr Murphy, Chief Superintendent with the Garda Roads Policing Bureau, says deaths and injuries would be reduced if motorists would just drive more slowly

President Trump cancels summit with North Korea

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, reports on a letter sent by Donald Trump to North Korean President Kim Jong-Un saying the planned 12 June summit in Singapore would not take place

EU expected to reject Theresa May border proposal

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, reports that a senior EU official says the Irish border solution can't be a UK-wide solution

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Thursday 24th May

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings

A guide to voting in the referendum tomorrow

Jackie Fox, speaks to a returning officer about the Do's and Don'ts at the polling station

Concerns over closure of BreastCheck due to litigation costs

Ann O'Doherty, the National Clinical Director of BreastCheck Professor, discusses her concerns that high litigation costs will threaten the BreastCheck programme

8:40am Sports news

Presented by Des Cahill

Representative for Irish charities calls on government to relieve growing pressure on sector

Ivan Cooper, Director of Public Policy at The Wheel, Ireland's largest representative body for charities, speaks to us ahead of the National Charity Summit, which takes place at Croke Park over the next two days

8:30am Business news

Presented by Brian Finn

Referendum campaign enters final stages ahead of vote

Ailbhe Connelly, from RTÉ's Political staff, reports on the campaign so far and Adrian Kavanagh, a lecturer in Electoral Geography at Maynooth University, analyses how constituencies around the country might vote in comparison to the 1995 referendum on divorce

Mark Hennessy was sitting in driver's seat when fatally shot

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, discusses the latest details relating to the fatal shooting of Mark Hennessy, the man who abducted and killed Jastine Valdez

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

News bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann

7:50am Business news

Presented by Brian Finn

Private search for flight MH370 to end next week

Fintan Ryan, retired airline pilot and aviation expert, discusses the mystery of MH370's disappearance as the four year search draws to a close

1920's restored sailboat launches Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival

Paschal Sheehy reports on the launch of a festival of wooden sailing ships in West Cork

7:40am Sports news

Presented by Des Cahill

7:30am Business news

Presented by Brian Finn

Belgian PM and UK Labour leader visit Northern Ireland today

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, looks ahead to the visit of Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel and British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn

Clock counts down to referendum vote

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar comments on the tone of the campaign; Mícheál Lehane, Political Correspondent, reports that politicians believe the result will be close

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Wednesday 23rd May

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Rachael English

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings

How did last night's Prime Time debate go?

Mícheál Lehane, Political Correspondent, analyses last night's Prime Time debate

American author Philip Roth dies aged 85

Dr. Kevin Power, Assistant Professor at the DCU School of English, pays tribute to novelist Philip Roth who has died at the age 85

'Substantial chance' of North Korean summit delay - Trump

Chad O'Carroll, Managing Director of NK News, discusses the comments by the President of the United States that there was a 'substantial chance' his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not take place as planned on 12 June

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

8:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Government setting up Rainy Day Fund

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, discusses the provision of a Rainy Day Fund

Vigils held to remember Jastine Valdez

Sinead Hussey reports from a vigil in Enniskerry yesterday evening for a vigil to remember Jastine Valdez

Fatal stabbing in west Kerry

Paschal Sheehy, Southern Editor, reports that a man has died after being stabbed in Cahersiveen

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

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Programme Highlights

Eighth Amendment: Answers to listeners' questions (Part 1)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy, chairperson of the Referendum Commission, answers questions sent in by listeners on aspects of the Referendum on the Eighth Amendment

Eighth Amendment: Answers to listeners' questions (Part 2)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy, chairperson of the Referendum Commission, answers questions sent in by listeners on aspects of the Referendum on the Eighth Amendment

Eighth Amendment: Two fathers' stories

Aisling Kenny speaks to two men about their experiences of coping with diagnosis of potential fatal foetal abnormalities

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