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    Friday 29th May

    Second Hour Podcast: Fri 29 May, 2015

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Fran McNulty

    First Hour Podcast: Fri 29 May, 2015

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Fran McNulty

    What's on this bank holiday weekend?

    Cian McCormack reports on events happening around the country

    Irish will no longer be primary language in Gaeltacht

    Ciarán Lenoach, of RTÉ Nuacht, reports on a study showing that, within a decade, no Gaeltacht community will have 67% of its population speaking Irish on a daily basis

    Women in poorer areas over four times more likely to smoke

    Kathleen O'Meara, of the Irish Cancer Society, discusses their 'We Can Quit' campaign

    Blatter must go, says FAI chief

    John Delaney, FAI Chief Executive, says Sepp Blatter runs soccer's world governing body 'like an Emperor' and is 'not the person to be leading FIFA going forward'

    Public servants could get €1,000 pay increase

    Professor Michael Doherty, employment law and industrial relations expert and head of the law department at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, discusses the details of the latest public sector pay talks

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    New initiative launched in honour of Nobel Prize winner

    Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent, reports on the launch of the Trinity Walton Club

    Weather forecast

    Presented by Klara Finkele of Met Éireann

    Catherine Murphy speaks in Dáil on Denis O'Brien and IBRC

    Orla O'Donnell, our Legal Affairs Correspondent, reports on the Dáil comments by Independent TD Catherine Murphy and why RTÉ is not allowed to report them

    Is switching your SVR mortgage the answer?

    Niall Brady, Money Editor of the Sunday Times, discusses the obstacles facing homeowners wishing to switch their Standard Variable Rate mortgages

    FIFA to vote on presidency

    Tony O'Donoghue, Soccer Correspondent, previews today's vote for the FIFA presidency, as soccer's world governing body reels from the latest corruption scandal

    Public sector pay talks break down overnight

    Gerald Flynn, employment specialist, discusses where negotiations stand in the public sector pay talks, which are due to resume this morning after ending at 2am

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    Thursday 28th May

    Bloom 2015 underway in Dublin

    Justin McCarthy reports from Bloom in Dublin

    What is the Ward of Court asset fund?

    Louise Byrne explains the the Courts Service 'Ward of Court' asset fund

    FIFA in turmoil following Zurich arrests

    Owen Gibson, Guardian chief sports correspondent, discusses the latest scandal to engulf FIFA

    Jill Meagher killer has jail term extended

    Emily Angwin, Court Reporter for Seven News in Melbourne, explains the details of the extended jail sentence of Adrian Bayley, the man convicted of the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher

    Aer Lingus Chief Executive discusses IAG takeover bid

    Stephen Kavanagh, Chief Executive at Aer Lingus on the current bid from IAG to takeover the airline

    Man shot dead in Tallaght

    Paul Reynolds, RTÉ Crime Correspondent, has the details of a fatal shooting in Tallaght

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    Former Financial Regulator Patrick Neary to appear before Banking Committee

    Richard Curran, business journalist and broadcaster, looks ahead to the appearance before the Banking Committee today of Patrick Neary- former Financial Regulator during the Irish banking crisis.

    Almost 1,000 images of children shared online before their fifth birthday

    Vicki Shotbolt, chief executive of Parent Zone, discusses the finding of a study that shows that almost 1,000 images of children are being shared online by their parents before their fifth birthday

    European Parliament looking at our Corporate Tax rate

    Alain Lanassoure, Chairman of a European Parliament tax committee delegation, discusses Ireland's Corporate Tax rate

    Dail to vote on sale of Aer Lingus stake

    Micheal Lehane, RTÉ political staff, looks ahead to today's Dail vote to approve the sale of the State's shareholding in Aer Lingus

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    Wednesday 27th May

    Transport Minister supports sale of Aer Lingus to IAG

    Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, discusses the planned sale of Aer Lingus and why the Government supports it

    Second Hour Podcast 27 May 2015

    Second hour podcast of Morning Ireland

    First Hour Podcast 27 May 2015

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    Aer Lingus sale could strengthen Shannon services

    Conor Healy, Chief Executive of Cork Chamber of Commerce, and Patrick Edmund, Director of Strategy at Shannon Group, welcomes IAG proposals to strengthen services out of Shannon Airport

    Crackdown on trouble makers ahead of Ireland/England game

    The officer leading UK's football policing operations, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts, details the crackdown on known trouble-makers ahead of the England/Ireland friendly in Dublin next week.

    Public vote on best RIAI architecture

    Robin Mandal, President of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, discusses the shortlist of architectural buildings for the public vote for their favourite

    Six arrested ahead of FIFA presidential elections

    Gavin Hamilton, Editor of World Soccer Magazine, discusses the arrests of six FIFA officials in Zurich

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S. Doyle

    Aer Lingus sale a bad deal says Sinn Féin TD

    Dessie Ellis, Sinn Féin Transport Spokesperson, says the Government decision to sell the State's share in Aer Lingus to IAG is a bad deal for the country

    Gorey Dunnes Stores branch to re-open today

    John Douglas, Mandate General Secretary, discusses developments concerning the Gorey branch of Dunnes Stores

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    Dublin flowers as Bloom 2015 gets under way

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