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Monday 22nd May

Second Hour Podcast: Monday, 22 May, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Cathal Mac Coille

First Hour Podcast: Monday, 22 May, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Cathal Mac Coille

Fears that Everest will become even more dangerous to climb

Pat Falvey, Irish mountaineer and adventurer, discusses the collapse of the famous Hillary Step on Mount Everest

What lessons have been learned by the construction industry?

Jackie Fox, looks at how the Construction industry has fared since the recession

Trump calls on Arab and Muslim leaders to drive extremists out of their countries

Shashank Joshi, fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London reflects on President Trump speech on dealing with extremists

8:40am Sports news

Presented by Darren Frehill

Coveney has 'very big task' ahead of him

Mícheál Lehane, of RTÉ's political staff, reports that Leo Varadkar put in place advance ground work which Simon Coveney doesn't seem to have done

'The people have a right to have their say'

Maria Bailey, Fine Gael TD, who supports Simon Coveney in the party's leadership contest, says the 21,000 FG members are entitled to question both men running for leadership She said that there are over 21,000 members of the Fine Gael party and those members are entitled to question both men running for leadership.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

8am News bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather forecast

Presented by Joan Blackburn of Met Éireann

7:50am Business news

Presented by Conor Brophy

Sinn Féin to back Shane Ross drink driving bill

Imelda Munster, Sinn Fein Transport spokesman, says drink driving is already against the law, and her party is supporting a change in the penalty for the offence

Polls show runaway Tory win is not a done deal

Fiona Mitchell, London Correspondent, reports on weekend polls which show the Conservative party lead reduced to single digits

7:40am Sports news

Presented by Darren Frehill

More than 100,000 Turkish public sector workers sacked

Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International's researcher on Turkey, outlines the difficulties for public sector workers there since the failed coup

President Higgins set for private audience with Pope Francis

Tony Connelly, European Editor, reports on the visit to the Vatican by President Michael D Higgins

FG MEP waiting for hustings before deciding who to back

Sean Kelly, MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, says the contest between Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar is an exercise in democratic engagement

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

7:15am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

Friday 19th May

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 19 May, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Cathal Mac Coille

'Frantic start' to FG leadship race and 40 is 'magic number'

Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent, discusses the race to replace Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael

Judicial Appointments Bill to be brought to Cabinet on Tuesday week

Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, gives his reaction to a speech by a High Court judge concerning the future of judicial appointments

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 19 May, 2017

Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Audrey Carville

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

President Trump to visit Israel as part of trip to Middle East

Raphael Ahren, Diplomatic Corr of the Times of Israel, discusses the purpose, in so far as it's clear of President Trump's visit to Israel and the West Bank

Minister Donohoe backs Leo Varadkar in FG leadership race

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, says he's supporting Leo Varadkar for leader of the Fine Gael Party

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

7:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

'No other school is having their football pitches sold out from underneath them'

Jackie Kennedy, chairperson of the Parents Association at Clonkeen College in Deansgrange, gives her reaction to news that playing pitches at the school are being sold.

Weather forecast

Presented by John Eagleton of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Govt set to sell off 25% stake of AIB

Brendan Howlin, Labour Party leader, outlines why his party want the proposed sell off delayed so that EU rules restricting how the resulting money can be spent are changed

Bad weather delays reopening of The Skelligs

Frank Shalvey, of the OPW Heritage Service, says they don't know when Skelligs will be reopen to the public

GPs say the profession is now unviable due to funding cuts

Emmet Kerin, President of the National Association of General Practitioners, says the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest is 'strangling' general practice

US-led coalition strike militia convoy in Syria

Rosemary Hollis, Middle East expert, looks ahead to President Trump's nine day trip which will take him to the Middle East and Europe.

7:15am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

Thursday 18th May

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 18 May, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Cathal Mac Coille

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 18 May, 2017

Presented by Audrey Carville and Cathal Mac Coille

Kenny remembered 'as FG leader when they overtook FF'

Diarmaid Ferriter, historian,, looks back at Enda Kenny's legacy as Taoiseach and reflects on his place in modern political history and Martina Fitzgerald, political correspondent, looks ahead to the leadership succession in Fine Gael

'For the first time in my life, I've typed up a CV'

Stephen Murphy talks to 'John', Mountyjoy inmate and jobseeker; and organisers of the first ever jobs expo being held inside an Irish Prison

Kenny 'never really understood how the world sees him'

Oliver Callan, Comedian, looks back at the most memorable moments of Enda Kenny's political career

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Charity Glen to close following review into financial issues

Jillian Van Turnhout,author of the report into alleged financial irregularities at Glen, told Morning Ireland that the second the controversy went public 'not a cent' came in from funders to the organisation

Dara Murphy backs Simon Coveney as next FG leader

Dara Murphy , Minister of State for European Affairs, discusses the resignation of Enda Kenny and looks ahead to the leadership race now underway

'There was a lot of people very emotional' in FG as Kenny retires

Cian McCormack gathers reaction from Fine Gael parliamentary party members at Leinster House following Enda Kenny's resignation

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Liz Walsh of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

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The cranes are back in Irish skies

Reporter Jackie Fox begins her five-part construction series with a look at the housing sector, 10 years after the crash

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Mt Everest just got even more dangerous

Pat Falvey, Irish mountaineer and adventurer, discusses the collapse of the famous Hillary Step on Mount Everest

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