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Friday 19th April

The Week In News

A selection of stories from the week, as chosen by the Morning Ireland team

Four ATMs stolen in Meath, Antrim and Armagh overnight

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports on the theft of ATM's in Meath, Antrim and Armagh

Full Programme Podcast: Friday 19 April 2019

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

Warning over strong spring tides as temperatures rise

Gerry Murphy, forecaster with Met Éireann, discusses this weekend's weather predictions as Thursday welcomed the hottest day of the year, so far.

Tributes pour in for Lyra McKee, the journalist who was shot dead during rioting in Derry

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, on tributes paid to journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead during rioting in Derry city last night.

8:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

Demand for lamb to remain strong with both Easter and the Muslim festival of Ramadan approaching

George Lee, Agriculture and Environment Correspondent, travelled to Co Tipperary to see how much tougher it is for early lamb producers to prepare their flocks in time for Easter.

The implications and aims of climate activism

Gerard Mullally, lecturer in Department of Sociology in UCC, discusses the implications and aims of climate activism as Extinction Rebellion groups take to the streets in Dublin.

PSNI probe dissident republican link to Derry shooting

Mark Hamilton, Assistant Chief Constable of the PSNI, spoke to journalists in Derry this morning.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Tommy Meskill

Weather

Presented by Harm Luijkx of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

Sentencing of Californian couple

Steve Futterman, CBS News West Coast Correspondent, previews the sentencing of the Californian couple who operated a house of horrors for almost a decade.

Stations of the cross finally completed after almost 60 years

Eleanor Mannion reports on a project started by an Irish woman in the 1960's to make linen stations of the Cross for a church in Kenya.

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

7:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

Mueller's Russia report released as attorney general defends Trump

Brian O'Donovan, Washington Correspondent, on reaction to the publication of the Mueller report.

Two ATMs stolen from banks in Kells

Robin Schiller, journalist with the Irish Independent, reports on the theft of two ATMs in Kells, Co. Meath.

29 year old woman shot dead during rioting in Derry

Vincent Kearney, Northern Correspondent, reports that a 29 year old woman was shot dead during rioting in Derry.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Thursday 18th April

Full Programme Podcast: Thursday 18 April 2019

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

Homeless children feel shame, guilt and anger - report

Dr Niall Muldoon, Children's Ombudsman, discusses the findings in a new report on family hubs as suitable homes for children.

29 German tourists killed in Madeira bus crash

Ana Basílio, journalist in Madeira for the Press Agency Lusa, reports on 29 tourists who were killed when their bus veered off a steep narrow road.

'You have all the big grand nationals but the Irish one is the one all the Irish lads would like to win'

Sinead Hussey, North East Correspondent, looks ahead to the Irish Grand National this Easter weekend.

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

Kim oversees new 'guided weapon' test - state media

Chad O'Carroll NK News, Seoul in South Korea, on the latest weapon testing in North Korea.

US Congressional delegation to visit Derry-Donegal border

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, reports on Nancy Pelosi's visit to the North today.

'We are at an important juncture in terms of our own history'

Joe McHugh, Minister for Education and Skills, on a draft report into the place of history in the secondary school Junior Cycle.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Ciara Ní Bhroin

Weather

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

Ruff Justice: Pets being banned from apartment blocks

Cian McCormack reports on 2 dogs who face eviction from their home unless their owners can be granted a reprieve by housing association Cluid.

Trump vetoes bill to end US involvement in Yemen war

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland Chief Executive, warns of the worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen amid fears that the world's worst cholera outbreak could be set for a massive resurgence.

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

7:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

Notre-Dame's precious rooster statue found in debris after blaze

John Beauchamp, conservation architect overseeing the restoration of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, discusses the measures that are taken in restoration projects of cathedrals.

Good Friday Agreement a 'beacon to the world', says Pelosi

Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer in NUI Galway, assesses the significance of the comments by Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the Dáil yesterday.

No change for Junior Cycle History - draft report

Tommy Meskill discusses a report from NCCA which advises leaving history as an optional subject at senior school level.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Wednesday 17th April

Full Programme Podcast: Wednesday 17 April 2019

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings.

'The water temperature will be half of what the air temperature is at its hottest'

John Leech, Chief Executive Officer of Water Safety Ireland, on the risks of cold water drowning as the weather warms up this weekend.

CAB in search operation targeting Cork-based crime gang

Paschal Sheehy, Southern Editor, reports on an operation in Cork as part of an investigation into an organised crime gang.

The campaign to keep music venues in Dublin open

Robbie Kitt, Musician and DJ, previews a meeting taking place later with Arts Minister Josepha Madigan and over thirty representatives from arts, culture and business organisations.

'It would be impossible for the system to continue running in the same way'

Eoin Hand, Former Ireland manager, discusses the changes he would now like to see adopted by the FAI after it was revealed the entire board is to step down in July with questions still outstanding over the poor corporate governance in the organisation.

'The last thing we want to do is upset things that have traditional position in the calendar'

Arthur Lappin, Chair of Galway 2020, addresses concerns raised over both the management and funding of the project.

8:35am Sport News

Presented by John Murray

8:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Pledges pour in to help rebuild Notre-Dame after fire

Colm Ó Mongáin, deputy foreign editor, is in Paris with the latest on the Notre Dame fire.

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Programme Highlights

Youth Citizenship Awards: "You can always be kind"

Cian McCormack went out with the 'Cookie Force', 10 year olds Ciara Miller and Abbey Ryan, as they carry out random acts of kindness

More nurses needed, says Parkinsons Ireland

Sinéad Hussey reports on calls from the charity which says there are only five specialist nurses for 12,000 Parkinsons sufferers

You're never too young or old for music

Louise Byrne reports on the launch of the National Concert Hall's programme for health and well-being

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