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Monday 9th December

Full Programme Podcast: Monday, 9th December 2019

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Audrey Carville and Bryan Dobson.

Puppeteer who performed Sesame Street's Big Bird dies aged 85

Caroll Spinney, famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on children's TV show Sesame Street, has died at the age of 85.

Golden Globe nominations to reveal Oscar hopefuls

Michael Doherty, Movie Editor with the RTÉ Guide, previews the Golden Globes nominations which will be announced this afternoon.

Ban on turf and other smoky fuels considered by Coalition

Fiach Kelly, Deputy Political Editor for the Irish Times, reports that the Government is to ask the public if it wants to ban the burning of all smoky fuels as it backs away from a nationwide ban on smoky coal only.

8:35am Sport News

Presented by John Murray

8:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Two defibrillators stolen in separate incidents

Dr David Menzies, Medical Director of the National Community First Responder Network, discusses the theft of two defibrillators in separate incidents in Wicklow and Louth over the weekend.

Five people killed after New Zealand volcano erupts

Keith Lynch, Deputy Editor with Stuff news website in Christchurch, reports that at least five people have died after a volcano erupted off the east coast of its North Island.

Ross preparing to restore grassroots football funding

Fran Rooney, former chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, discusses the Government's plan to fund grassroots groups without the FAI's help, and the future of the organisation.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

8am Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Jean Byrne of Met Éireann

7:55am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Christian Brothers complete redress scheme payments

Maeve Lewis, Executive Director of abuse survivors group One In Four, discusses the Government's confirmation that the Congregation of Christian Brothers has paid all of its voluntary compensation to the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund.

Tactical voting and the British election

John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde and Senior Research Fellow at National Cen Social Research, assesses the current state of play among the main parties ahead of Thursday's UK General Election.

7:35am Sport News

Presented by John Murray

7:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

'No capitulation': Ukrainians rally before Russia summit

Donnacha Ó Beacháin Associate Professor at the School of Law and Government, DCU discusses this week's summit between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on ending the war in eastern Ukraine.

Johnson says leaked govt documents on trade are wrong

Alex Kane, Northern Ireland Political Commentator, assesses the current state of play among the political parties in Northern Ireland ahead of Thursday's General Election.

FAI liabilities over €55m, Delaney paid €462k on exit

Denis Hynes, SIPTU spokesperson for Kilkenny who represents local development officers among others, discusses the Government's plan to fund grassroots groups without the FAI's help, and the future of the organisation.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

Friday 6th December

Full Programme Podcast: Friday, 6th December 2019

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Gavin Jennings and Bryan Dobson.

Cabinet to consider public road use for self-driving

Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs for AA Ireland, discusses a proposal to allow public roads in Ireland be used to test self-driving cars.

Ministers travel to Trim for special cabinet meeting

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, discusses a report on remote working commissioned as part of Future Jobs Ireland.

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

One in four children on waiting lists for longer than a year

Stephen Donnelly, Fianna Fáil's Health Spokesperson, discusses HSE figures which reveal over 200,000 children are on waiting lists for health services across the country.

Further protest at beef prices as Lidl centre blockaded

Damian O'Reilly, Lecturer in Retail Management at the Technological University in Dublin, discusses the impact of blockades at distribution centres.

Brain-damaged man in prison a 'social policy failure'

Fíona Ní Chinnéide, Executive Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, discusses yesterday's case of a jailed brain-damaged homeless man which the High Court President described as a staggering and truly awful situation.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8am Bulletin

Presented by Carla O'Brien

Weather Forecast

Presented by Joanna Donnelly of Met Éireann

7:55am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Sex abuse survivors call for access to State redress

Conor O'Mahoney, Director of the Child Law Clinic at UCC, discusses the delay in a financial redress scheme for sexual abuse survivors in the 1960s and 1970s.

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

7:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Farmers plan further blockade over beef prices

Fran McNulty, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent, discusses today's planned blockage by farmers in County Cork.

More than 200,000 children on health waiting lists

Mary Regan reports on new figures which reveal almost 215,000 children are on waiting lists for health services across the country.

Case of brain-damaged homeless man in jail 'staggering'

Mary Carolan, Courts Correspondent with the Irish Times, reports on the case of a brain-damaged man who's being kept in prison in an 'awful' situation.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

Thursday 5th December

Full Programme Podcast: Thursday, 5th December 2019

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Gavin Jennings and Bryan Dobson.

Bingo organisers to pay out 75% of winnings after vote

Martin Kenny, Sinn Féin TD, tells us about a Dáil vote which will allow large bingo competitions pay out up to 75% of their takings in prize money.

Youth Summit calls for ‘Climate Revolution’

Cian McCormack reports live from the RDS in Dublin, where over 400 young people have gathered to inspire action on climate change.

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

Farmers mount 12-hour blockade of Aldi distribution centre

Joe Healy, The Irish Farmers' Association, tells us why the IFA is mounting the blockade on the Aldi facility in Naas.

Rise in number of people turning to Simon Communities

Wayne Stanley, National Spokesperson for the Simon Communities in Ireland, discusses their annual report for 2018, which reveals that almost 17,000 people used their services in 2018, an increase of 26% on 2017.

'Mass distrust': Cervical Check losing staff due to stress

Dr Nóirín Russell, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital and Lead Colposcopist with Kerry Colposcopy Service with University Hospital Kerry, explains why doctors in charge of Cervical Check's colposcopy services are thinking about resigning.

7:55am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8am Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

7:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

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