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Morning Ireland

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Friday 18th September

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Vivienne Traynor.

8:35 Sports News

Presented by Damien O'Meara.

7:35 Sports News

Presented by Damien O'Meara.

7:50 Business News

Gill Stedman speaks to Nick Ashmore, CEO of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland.

8:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle.

7:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle.

100 years on from the 'Sack of Balbriggan'

One hundred years on from the notorious 'sack of Balbriggan' by Black and Tans, in which homes and businesses were burned and two local men were killed, North East Correspondent Sinéad Hussey reports on the legacy of the incident.

A Culture Night like no other

Sinéad Crowley, Arts Correspondent reports on the events taking place to mark a very unusual Culture Night.

Lady Gregory: Theatre re-imagined by Druid

Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent reports on an ambitious staging of one act plays that is underway in Galway, as part of European Capital of Culture.

Can the entertainment industry survive the pandemic?

Denis Desmond, Managing Director of concert promoters MCD, discusses the impact Covid-19 has had on the live entertainment industry and calls for supports and limited re-opening.

Colleges further impacted by coronavirus

Professor Daire Keogh, President of Dublin City University, discusses the implications of a level 3 restriction phase on third-level colleges in Dublin.

HSE's plan for continuing to deal with Covid

Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, discusses the latest Covid figures and the plans the HSE has to place for the coming period.

ICU Capacity under pressure as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Dr Fergal Hickey, Emergency Consultant at Sligo Hospital, discusses his fears for the months ahead as capacity is a major issue.

Last Orders: Dublin pubs and restaurants to face fresh restrictions

Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, on news that NPHET has recommended that the Government shut down indoor dining in pubs and restaurants in Dublin.

Dublin set for tighter Covid restrictions

Pat Leahy, Political Editor of The Irish Times, ahead of this morning's cabinet sub-committee which is likely to decide on further Covid-19 restrictions for Dublin.

The Week In News

A selection of stories from the week: Govt publishes five-level Covid plan; HSE chief plots path through Covid; US wildfires; Can the UK really 'disapply' international Brexit laws?; St Mary's redevelopment welcomes back residents; Harsher penalties for conspiracy to murder; Is there life on Venus?; Young Syrian refugee praised by EU Commissioner

Thursday 17th September

Meath teenager enjoys 'crazy' musical success

Sinéad Hussey, North East Correspondent speaks with Calum Agnew about his song 'Crazy' that he recorded during lockdown and is now enjoying huge success.

Students want Leaving Cert grades re-checked

Carl O'Brien, Education Editor of The Irish Times, reports that tens of thousands of this year's Leaving Certificate students have applied to have their grades re-checked.

Von der Leyden praises Syrian refugee studying medicine at RCSI

Suaad Alshleh, who fled Syria and arrived in Ireland in 2016, speaks of her joy that the President of the EU Commission mentioned her in the State of the Union address.

Weather Forecast

Presented by Matthew Martin of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

8:35 Sports News

Presented by Damien O'Meara who also speaks to George Hamilton ahead of a special night for Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.

7:35 Sports News

Presented by Damien O'Meara.

7:50 Business News

Gill Stedman speaks to Dr Ali Ugur, Chief Economist at Banking and Payments Federation Ireland.

8:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle.

7:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle.

Shamrock Rovers welcome AC Milan to Tallaght

A dream fixture, but due to Covid-19 restrictions there will no fans inside Tallaght Stadium for their clash with Serie A giants AC Milan, Sharon Gaffney reports.

US Democrats keen to protect Good Friday Agreement

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, has the latest as the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab prepares to meet the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, about the impact of Brexit upon Northern Ireland.

Longer prison sentences possible for Conspiracy for Murder

Helen McEntee TD, Minister for Justice, on draft legislation which will raise the maximum sentence for Conspiracy for Murder convictions from 10 years up to life.

Economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Sebastian Barnes, Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, discusses their Pre-Budget 2021 Statement which is being launched today.

Attempting to deal with surging Covid cases

Dr Tomás Ryan, Neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin, discusses the latest Covid figures and the current strategy for dealing with it.

Is Dublin heading for more restrictions?

Amy Ní Riada speaks to Dubliners engaged in sport, the arts and church services, who could be affected by further restrictions in the capital under the Govt's new Covid-19 roadmap.

Covid-19: Cases around the world continue to rise

George Lee, Science Correspondent, looks at the latest coronavirus figures nationwide, after NPHET expressed 'serious concern' over rising virus cases in Dublin and elsewhere; Dr Margaret Harris, WHO, discusses how Covid is doing here in Ireland and elsewhere.

Wednesday 16th September

Glendalough exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland

Matthew Seaver, Curator of 'Glendalough: Power, Prayer and Pilgrimage', discusses the introduction of the new exhibition into the National Museum of Ireland.

Weather Forecast

Presented by Siobhán Ryan of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

8:35 Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill who speaks to former Jockey Ruby Walsh about the tragic passing of Pat Smullen.

7:35 Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill.

7:50 Business News

Brian Finn speaks to Fergal O'Brien, Director of Policy and Public Affairs with Ibec.

8:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle.

7:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle.

€23 million housing project in Dublin inner city

Aengus Cox reports on the launch of housing body Clúid's €23 million regeneration project at St Mary's Mansions in Dublin's north inner city.

Ursula von der Leyen gives first State of the Union address

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, discusses President of the European Comission Ursula von der Leyen's first State of the Union speech.

Rise in education complaints to Ombudsman for Children

Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, discusses his office's 2019 Annual Report, which reveals an increase in complaints relating to education.

Covid-19: Where to from here?

Paschal Donohoe T.D., Minister for Finance and member of the cabinet sub-committee, following the publication of the Government's six-month plan for living with Covid-19.

Pandemic provides a boost to tourism in Northern Ireland

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor reports on the increase in visitors from the south travelling to Northern Ireland.

Opposition critical of Government's Covid plan for Dublin

Duncan Smith TD and Labour Party Spokesperson on Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport, on the Government's medium term plan to deal with Covid-19.

Covid-19 cases continue to surge in Dublin

As new covid restrictions impact travel, household visits and the reopening of so-called wet pubs in Dublin, Eilis Sheehy talks to people in the north west of the capital, which is among the worst affected areas of Dublin.

Political confusion and chaos following Covid plan

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent, has the latest following last night's news that the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has tested negative for Covid-19.

Tuesday 15th September

Weather Forecast

Presented by Paul Downes of Met Éireann.

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

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Programme Highlights

Is it okay to laugh during a pandemic?

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs Correspondent, finds out if it's possible to laugh in these stressful times and the benefits that might flow from it.

Study abroad offers alternative to CAO

Cian McCormack reports on advice to those awaiting the offers and how Poland has been an option for some students, ahead of CAO offers on Friday.

Can James Bond rescue the cinema industry?

Helen O'Hara, Empire Magazine Film Journalist, discusses the release of the 'No Time To Die' trailer, featuring Daniel Craig in his final 007 contribution to the franchise.



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