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Monday 10th May

Morning Ireland, Monday 10th May

Live news, sports, and business presented by Audrey Carville and Mary Wilson.

Estate Agents resume bookings

Pat Davitt, CEO of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, on the reopening of estate gents.

Exciting yet nervous time for hairdressers and retailers

Cathy Halloran, Mid West Correspondent, reports from Ennis in Co. Clare on the reopening of hairdressers and shops there.

8:35am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill.

Government donates over €100,000 to charity to help India in Covid battle

Gora Das, Logistics Manager of The Hope Foundation in Kolkata, discusses the Covid-19 situation in India.

Tánaiste says today is a 'a day of freedom' as further restrictions ease

Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise discusses the next phase of reopening the country as today marks a significant easing of restrictions.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle.

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

7:50am Business News

Adam Maguire speaks to Sarah-Jayne Larkin, Director General of the Irish Venture Capital Association.

Concern over use of antigen testing and possible false reassurances

J.P. Scally, Chief Executive Officer of Lidl Ireland, discusses the sale of antigen testing equipment in supermarkets.

Too late for some businesses that won't survive pandemic

Richard Guiney, Chief Executive of the Dublin Town business umbrella group, says while the country is slowly re-opening many businesses will not return.

7:35am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill.

How reliable are antigen tests?

Kingston Mills, professor of experimental immunology at TCD, outlines his views on the use of rapid testing for Covid-19.

Border causes complications as inter-county travel returns

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Sinn Féin TD for Donegal, discusses a political row over whether the lifting of the inter-county travel ban means people in the Republic can now travel to Northern Ireland.

Country prepares for reopening as lengthy lockdown comes to an end

Mairead Owens, Dublin City Librarian, Ian Madden, cross fit trainer in Greystones and Fr Pat O Donnell, Parish Priest in Rathmore, on the reopening of their sectors as today marks a significant easing of restrictions.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S. Doyle.

Friday 7th May

Morning Ireland, Friday 7th May

Live news, sports and business presented by Aine Lawlor and Mary Wilson.

National Gallery of Ireland prepares to reopen doors

Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, says the Gallery will reopen on Monday with a new exhibition.

Early election results provide huge bounce for Boris Johnson

George Parker, Political Editor at the Financial Times, gives his reaction to the early results in the latest UK Elections.

Preparations for tomorrow's Darkness Into Light walk

Amy Ní Riada reports from Killarney ahead of the annual Pieta House Darkness Into Light event.

8:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill

The Week In News

Our selection of stories: Amnesty for British soldiers?; Tories take Hartlepool; Accessing vaccination centres; Releasing vaccine patents; Is Ireland's hotel quarantine too harsh?; Racism in Ireland; Manchester Utd fans protest SuperLeague; Helping women back to work; Council fails to stop huge wedding celebration; Travelling to see loved ones

Move away from Stormont House Agreement described as a 'breach of trust'

Doug Beattie MLA, Justice Spokesperson for the Ulster Unionist Party, reacts to reports of a possible ban on prosecutions for crimes committed during the Troubles prior to the Good Friday Agreement.

'There is hope based on the evidence we are seeing' - HSE's Paul Reid

Paul Reid, HSE Chief Executive, discusses the latest Covid trends and the vaccine rollout.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly.

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Ciara Ní Bhroin.

Weather Forecast

Presented by Aoife Kealy of Met Éireann.

7:50am Business News

Adam Maguire speaks to Dermot O'Leary, Chief Economist at Goodbody.

Country prepares for further reopening

Fintan Gavin, Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross, Caroline Hynes, Retailer from Mullingar, and Frank Hackett, Limerick-based barber, on why they are looking forward to the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions on Monday.

7:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

Reunions on the horizon as intercounty travel returns next week

Éilís Sheehy speaks with people about their plans for next week and beyond as Covid-19 restrictions will be further eased from Monday.

Housing and by-election dominate domestic political headlines

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent, reports that the options the Government is examining to stop so called 'Cuckoo' funds from bulk buying new homes are unlikely to be concluded quickly.

Major win for Boris Johnson's Conservatives in UK

Sean Whelan, London Correspondent, reports on the result of the UK by-election in Hartlepool and other events of Super Thursday.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly.

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Aine Lawlor and Mary Wilson.

Thursday 6th May

Morning Ireland, Thursday 6th May

Live news, sportsa nd business presented by Aine Lawlor and Mary Wilson.

Integration in education and tackling racism

In the last in her series on racism in Ireland Ailbhe Conneely, Religion & Social Affairs Correspondent, looks into how one Cork school has achieved integration amongst students and teachers.

UK heads to the polls

Sean Whelan, London Correspondent, discusses Super Thursday elections in the UK.

Traveller Community encouraged to get Covid vaccine

Ronnie Fay, Co-director of Pavee Point, says the recent increase in cases among the Travelling Community shows that Travellers need to be vaccinated as a matter of urgency.

'We want to stop large investors buying up housing estates' - Minister Eamon Ryan

Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate & Communications, and Transport - discusses the latest with Covid and the vaccine rollout.

Sinn Fein says decision around former soldiers is 'divisive and toxic'

John Finucane, son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane and Sinn Féin MP for North Belfast, gives his reaction to the news that prosecutions of former soldiers in The Troubles are to be banned.

8:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly.

7:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

Weather Forecast

Presented by Emer Flood of Met Éireann.

7:50am Business News

Adam Maguire speaks to Marina Finn, Co-Chair of AIPCO.

Lifting of restrictions not hotly anticipated by all

Éilís Sheehy explores how for some people the easing of Covid-19 restrictions can bring about apprehension and anxiety.

Biden supports global waiver on patent protections for Covid vaccines

Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times Washington Correspondent, reports that US President Joe Biden's administration has announced its support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines.

Gardaí investigating Longford wedding with up to 200 people

Ciaran Mullooly, Midlands Correspondent, reports on a gathering following a wedding in Longford.

SDLP welcomes British Irish InterGovernmental Conference

Colum Eastwood, SDLP Leader, on the on-going issues with North/South and Inter Governmental relationships.

Prosecutions of former British Soldiers in Troubles to be banned

Vincent Kearney, Northern Editor, discusses reports that the UK authorities are to ban prosecutions of former British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.

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Programme Highlights

Integration in education key to tackling racism

In the last in her series on racism in Ireland, Ailbhe Conneely, Religion & Social Affairs Correspondent, looks at how one Cork school has achieved integration amongst students and teachers.

Reported incidents of racism rising in Ireland

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent, explores how the number of reported racist incidents in the country is on the rise

Online racism a growing problem in Ireland

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent, reports on what's been done across sport, the arts, and media to tackle racism in Ireland.

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