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Friday 20th January

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 20 January, 2017

Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Audrey Carville

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 20 January, 2017

Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Audrey Carville

What can we expect from the next presidency?

Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame University, discusses the forthcoming Trump presidency ahead of today's US Presidential inauguration

The extended version: Bernstein and Morici

Cathal began by asking them about the legacy of President Barack Obama

Campaign group opposed to North-South interconnector considering legal action

Sinéad Hussey reports on the public meeting held in Kells, Co Meath last night, where a group opposed to the North-South electricity interconnector said it is considering legal action

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

What does the future hold for Sinn Féin?

Mary Lou McDonald, TD and Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin, looks ahead to what the future holds for her party following the resignation from politics of Martin McGuinness

Ahern describes McGuinness as a 'tough, firm but courteous' negotiator

Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach who played a major role in negotiating the Good Friday Agreement, says Martin McGuinness was a man of patience and a good negotiator

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

News Bulletin

Presented by Sharon Tobin

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Weather Forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan on Met Éireann

Will Trump be judged by his record on jobs?

Peter Morici, Economist and Professor of International Business at the University of Maryland, and Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discuss the forthcoming US presidency of Donald Trump

7:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

The legacy of Martin McGuinness

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, and Denis Bradley, who was a conduit between the IRA and the British authorities for over two decades, reflect on the legacy of Martin McGuinness who stood down from active politics yesterday

Trump addresses nation in shadow of Lincoln

Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent, looks ahead to Presidential inauguration day in the United States

7:15am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Thursday 19th January

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 19 January, 2017

Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Audrey Carville

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 19 January, 2017

Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Audrey Carville

World yacht race 'Vendée' draws to a close

Stewart Hosford, Cork native and Chief Executive of the Hugo Boss yachting team, which is in second place in the round-the world-yacht race Vendée, talks to us from the finish line as the race nears completion

Who is performing at Trump's inauguration?

Jackie Fox reports on who will, or won't, be performing at Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday

Italy quake: Up to 30 feared dead in avalanche-hit hotel

Paddy Agnew, Irish Times Correspondent in Rome, gives an update on the powerful avalanche that hit Hotel Rigopiano

Refugees sleeping rough in freezing temperatures

Alex Thomson, Chief Correspondent with Channel 4 News, reports from Belgrade on the situation there for stranded migrants and refugees

8:40am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

HSE refers 'probable missed cancers' to Medical Council

Dr Orla Healy, Chair of the HSE Safety Incident Management Team, says there was no equipment failure nor any issue with other endoscopists at the hospital

NBRU: 'There will be no talks next week'

Dermot O'Leary, General Secretary of the National Bus and Railworkers Union, discusses the latest offer to workers at Bus Éireann

8:10am It Says in the Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

US ambassador to Ireland departs office

Kevin O'Malley, outgoing US ambassador to Ireland, discusses his time in office before he departs from his role tomorrow

Kenny to make speech at corporate dinner in Davos

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, reports from Davos where the Taoiseach and the Finance Minister have arrived

7:40am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

40% of Irish agri-food exports go to UK

Joe Healy, Irish Farmers' Association President, looks ahead to the challenges of Brexit for Ireland's farming community

13 'possible missed cancers' at Wexford General Hospital

Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent, outlines the findings of the final review into bowel cancer misdiagnosis at Wexford General Hospital

7:10am It Says in the Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

7:15am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Wednesday 18th January

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 18 January, 2017

Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Gavin Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 18 January, 2017

Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Gavin Jennings

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

What will Brexit mean for business in the border region?

Jeffrey Peel, CEO of Quadriga Consulting, and Mark Dearey, owner of the Spirit Store in Dundalk, reflect on the opportunities and challenges of Brexit following the British Prime Minister's keynote speech yesterday

The Irish in Obama's White House

Caitríona Perry, Washington Correspondent, reports on the staff with Irish roots who are preparing to leave their posts as the Trump administration takes over

7:10am It Says in the Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

8:10am It Says in the Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Issue of trade remains unclear - Murphy

Dara Murphy, Minister of State for European Affairs, discusses the Government response to Theresa May's speech on Britain's Brexit plans

Taoiseach should argue for special status for Northern Ireland - Adams

Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Féin, says the Irish Government needs to do more to hold Britain to account over the situation in the North

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather forecast

Presented by Gerry Murphy of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

What are the implications of Theresa May's Brexit strategy?

David McAllister, MEP for the German Christian Democratic Union, and Andrew Bridgen, pro-Brexit Conservative party MP for North West Leicestershire, discuss the political implications of Brexit

7:40am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

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Programme Highlights

'The worst music festival ever'

Jackie Fox reports on who will, and who won't, be performing at Donald Trump's inauguration

Ireland's 'finest public servant' dies, aged 100

Mícheál Lehane, of RTÉ's political staff, and David McCullagh, historian and Prime Time presenter, look back at the life and extraordinary career of economist TK Whitaker

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