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    Monday 20th April

    Second Hour Podcast, Monday 20th April, 2015

    Monday 20th April, 2015

    First Hour Podcast, Monday 20th April 2015

    Monday 20th April, 2015

    FF and SF debate fitness for government

    Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil party leader and Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin party president debate the 1916 anniversary commemorations and Sinn Féin's response to recent child abuse allegations

    Family of Brian Lenihan want role in Banking Inquiry

    Mary O'Rourke, former Fianna Fáil minister, explains why the family of the late Brian Lenihan has requested input into the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry

    Ireland has some of the worst survival rates for common cancers

    Dr Jerome Coffey, interim Director of the National Cancer Control Programme, says Ireland's cancer survival rates will compare more favourably to other European countries in the next global study once cancer care initiatives have taken effect

    European governments should support action to protect migrants

    Peter Sutherland, UN special representative for migration and development, discusses the international response to the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea, in which up to 700 migrants are feared drowned

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    8:15am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Fiona Kelly

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by David Rodgers of Met Éireann

    Happy Birthday 'Moore's Law'

    Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent, reports on the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law which has predicted the development of computer technology

    Damage caused by casual drinking highlighted

    Mark O'Flynn reports on the rising number of Irish people diagnosed with liver disease as a result of 'habitual' drinking as National Alcohol Awareness Week begins

    Tight contest expected in UK General Election

    Conor Hunt reports from the UK's tightest constituency, Hampstead and Kilburn ahead of next month's British general election

    Satellite technology used to investigate Killarney gorse fires

    Anne Lucey, Journalist in Killarney, discusses the use of satellite technology to assist the on-going investigation into the illegal gorse fires which threatened Killarney National Park in recent weeks

    Mass drowning feared after migrant boat capsizes

    Paddy Agnew, Rome Correspondent, Irish Times, has the latest from Catania in Sicily where the bodies of migrants who drowned while attempting to travel to Europe are being recovered

    Friday 17th April

    Second Hour Podcast: Fri 17 April 2015

    Presented by Fran McNulty and Christopher McKevitt

    First Hour Podcast: Fri 17 April 2015

    Presented by Fran McNulty and Christopher McKevitt

    Iceland's Eurovision entry uncertain

    Lawyer Erna Guðmundsdóttir explains why a strike by lawyers puts Iceland's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in doubt.

    Heaney returns to his beloved Glanmore

    Clodagh Walsh reports on the opening of a new Seamus Heaney exhibition in Wicklow by the poet Theo Dorgan

    Cowen and McCreevy to appear before Banking Inquiry

    Tom Lyons, Business Editor at the Sunday Business Post, discusses the scheduled appearance of Brian Cowen and Charlie McCreevy at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry

    The plight in the Mediterranean

    Enda Brady of Sky News reports from Sicily on the continuing deaths of migrants travelling from Africa

    Mothers and Fathers Matter launch campaign

    Keith Mills, spokesman for Mothers and Fathers Matter, discusses his group's campaign for a No-vote in the marriage referendum

    Vigil to be held for Karen Buckley

    Sandra White, Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, outlines plans for a memorial in Glasgow city centre for Cork student Karen Buckley

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

    Man attacked in Fairview Park

    Journalist Elaine Keogh describes how a 31-year-old man with special needs was attacked by teens in Fairview Park

    UK opposition leaders debate

    Michael Crick, Channel 4 Political Correspondent, discusses last night's debate between UK opposition leaders

    Cables secured for wave energy investment

    Western Correspondent Pat McGrath reports on the laying of a new data cable off Spiddal in Co. Galway

    24,000 possible undiagnosed diabetes cases

    Dr Bernadette Carr, Medical Director of VHI Healthcare, discusses the findings of the largest ever study on diabetes in Ireland

    Man due to face charges over Karen Buckley's death

    Sinéad Hussey reports from Glasgow where a man is expected to appear in court charged in connection with the death of Cork student, Karen Buckley

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

    Thursday 16th April

    Second Hour Podcast: Thurs 16 April 2015

    Presented by Fran McNulty and Christopher McKevitt

    First Hour Podcast: Thurs 16 April 2015

    Presented by Fran McNulty and Christopher McKevitt

    Update from Mourneabbey

    Jennie O'Sullivan describes the atmosphere of Mourneabbey in Cork, the hometown of missing student Karen Buckley

    Twitter supports same sex marriage

    Petula Martyn reports from this morning's briefing where Twitter and other technology companies advocated for a yes vote in the upcoming marriage referendum

    Barry Lyttle pleads guilty to recklessly causing grevious bodily harm to his brother Patrick

    Peter Stefanovic of Channel 9 News in Australia gives us the latest on the case involving the Lyttle brothers from County Antrim

    NBRU opposes the proposed privatisation of some bus routes

    Dermot O'Leary of the National Bus and Rail Workers Union discusses how the proposals could lead to further industrial action and unrest

    David Drumm appeals decision of US bankruptcy court

    Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry reports on former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm appealing the decision of a US bankruptcy court not to dicharge him of his debts of €10.5 million

    The latest from Glasgow

    Sinead Hussey reports from Glasgow on the discovery of the human remains in the search for missing Cork student Karen Buckley, and we hear from Les Gray, former chief inspector Strathclyde Police

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Valerie Cox

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