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    Monday 30th March

    Soldiers Songs

    Derek Scally, Berlin Correspondent with the Irish Times, discusses the discovery of a number of recordings of Irish prisoners of war in Germany in 1917

    Is Govt's drug pricing policy costing the sector jobs?

    Prof Michael Barry, clinical director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics at St James's Hospital in Dublin, responds to claims from the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association that 500 jobs have been lost as a result of the Government's drug-pricing policies

    Irish Council for Social Housing says it is not a debt collector

    Kevin Ryan of the Irish Council for Social Housing discusses the concerns of housing associations in relation to their responsibility when it comes to tenants not engaging with Irish Water

    Failure to raise rent supplement will lead to economic evictions - Focus Ireland

    Mike Allen, Head of Advocacy with Focus Ireland, says the decision to not raise the maximum rents payable by families in receipt of rent supplement will effectively sign the eviction notice for hundreds of families

    Red C Poll shows decline in support for Fianna Fáil

    Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson, discusses disappointing results for the party in the latest opinion polls

    SAFE Ireland: Domestic violence regarded as a nuisance rather than a crime

    Aisling Kenny talks to people who have had direct experiences of domestic abuse

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    'Connect Ireland' job creation

    Elaine Keogh reports from Kells in Co Meath where 20 new jobs are being created as a result of the 'Connect Ireland' initiative

    Red C Poll: Increase in support of political parties

    Pat Leahy, Political Editor, Sunday Business Post, discusses the latest poll suggesting a rise in support for Government parties

    Counting continuing in Nigerian presidential elections

    Yinka Ibukun, journalist in Lagos, has the latest on the Presidential elections in Nigeria

    British Prime Minister David Cameron to call to Queen to dissolve parliament

    George Parker, Political Editor with the Financial Times, analyses the political landscape as the UK General Election gets officially under way

    AGSI calls for amalgamation of oversight bodies

    John Redmond, General Secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, calls for the amalgamation of three bodies tasked with oversight of gardaí

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Caroline Murphy

    Friday 27th March

    North-South overhead lines best option - EirGrid

    Padraig O'Reilly, spokesperson for the North East Pylon Pressure Group, responds to Eirgrid's plans

    Garda training methods change

    Ciara Ni Bhroin reports from Templemore as Garda recruits continue their training

    Dublin shooting linked to organised crime: gardaí

    Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports on the death of a 27-year-old man who was shot in Dublin yesterday morning

    07:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

    EirGrid publishes new draft strategy for the development of Ireland's transmission grid

    Fintan Slye, chief executive of EirGrid, discusses the publication of a new draft strategy for the development of Ireland's transmission grid

    IRC chief resigns from asylum working group

    Sue Conlon, chief executive of the Irish Refugee Council discusses her resignation from the Government-appointed group looking at the direct provision system and at supports for asylum seekers

    Opposition grows towards Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    Matt Carthy, Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West, reacts to a new report concerning the potential impact on Ireland of a trade deal between the EU and US

    Germanwings crash investigation focuses on co-pilot

    Jonathan Miller, Channel 4 News reports from Montabaur, the hometown of the German Wings co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Pat Clarke of Met Éireann

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

    Investigation continues into Germanwings disaster

    Philip Baum, Aviation Security Expert, on the latest news in the investigation into the Germanwings plane disaster

    Govt backs Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, discusses a new report on the potential economic impact on Ireland if agreement is secured between the EU and US on the TTIP

    Thursday 26th March

    Zayn Malik leaves One Direction

    Markus Feehily, former Westlife star, talks about life as a member of a boyband, and compares the similarities between Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and Brian McFadden leaving Westlife

    Saudi Arabia bombs targets in Yemen

    Iona Craig, Journalist, analyses the beginning of a Saudi bombing campaign against targets in Yemen

    Rising rents hitting prospective house buyers

    Senator Aideen Hayden, Chairperson of Threshold, reacts to the PRTB rent index which shows rents continue to rise in Dublin

    Fine Gael support up to 24%

    Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture and Fine Gael director for the forthcoming referendum on same sex marriage, discusses the latest Irish Times poll and the party's plans for the May 22 referendum

    What happened to Germanwings flight 4U 9525?

    Fintan Ryan, Aviation expert, discusses what investigators are likely to find on the black box voice recorder from the crashed Germanwings aircraft

    Jill Meagher murderer convicted of further rapes

    Kate Jones, Reporter with 7 News in Australia, reports on the three rape convictions handed down to murderer Adrian Bayley who brutally killed Meath-woman Jill Meagher

    08:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

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    Garda training methods change

    Ciara Ni Bhroin reports from Templemore as Garda recruits continue their training

    Is there life after One Direction for Zayn Malik?

    Markus Feehily, former Westlife star, talks about life as a member of a boyband, and compares the similarities between Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and Brian McFadden leaving Westlife

    Should the 9% hospitality VAT rate remain in place?

    Louise Byrne reports that the reduced, 9% VAT rate for the hospitality industry could have cost the State more than half a billion euro since its introduction

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