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    Friday 4th September

    Second Hour Podcast: Friday 4 September, 2015

    Presented by Cathal MacCoille and Fran McNulty

    First Hour Podcast: Friday 4 September, 2015

    Presented by Cathal MacCoille and Fran McNulty

    Kilkenny will contest their 15th senior hurling final in 18 years

    Damien Tiernan, South East Correspondent, previews the atmosphere in the home of the Cats as they seek to bring the Liam McCarthy back to Kilkenny this weekend

    Gardaí appeal for information following fatal assault

    Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports on the fatal assault of a man in Tallaght

    Local authorities have all resources they need to deal with homeless crisis - Kelly

    Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, discusses the provision of funding for homeless services and social housing and the Government response to Europe's refugee crisis

    Binding set of rules for all member states to deal with refugee crisis

    Matthias Hopfner, German Ambassador to Ireland, discusses the German approach to the refugee crisis gripping Europe

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S Doyle

    Migrants refuse to leave station

    Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News International Editor, describes the scenes at the town of Bicske in Hungary, when a train filled with refugees arrived at the station

    Homeless campaigner advising people to sleep rough over bad accommodation

    Fr Peter McVerry, of the Peter McVerry Trust, has advised people who are homeless to sleep rough rather than stay in hostels because of the low quality of accommodation

    Number of refugees Ireland will take will increase - Fitzgerald

    Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality, discusses the latest on the migrant crisis

    UNHCR calls on EU to accept 200,000 refugees

    Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, discusses the changing European response to the refugee crisis

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S Doyle

    Thursday 3rd September

    Second Hour, Thursday 3 September, 2015

    Presented by Cathal MacCoille and Audrey Carville

    First Hour, Thursday 3 September, 2015

    Presented by Cathal MacCoille and Audrey Carville

    IPHA calls for quicker assessment of new medicines

    Oliver O'Connor, CEO of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association, discusses the opening of talks with the health service on a new drug pricing deal

    Excitment builds in Galway ahead of hurling finals

    Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, has been checking out the mood around Galway ahead of the big games

    Politicians need to show leadership - McGuinness

    Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, discusses the current political situation at Stormont

    No question over competence of AG - Howlin

    Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, discusses the motion of no confidence tabled in Attorney General, Máire Whelan

    The human face behind the migration crisis

    Helena Smith, Guardian Correspondent in Greece, reports on the publication of shocking photos of a Syrian child who drowned attempting to reach Kos

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by John S Doyle

    AG faces criticism following interim Fennelly report

    Tom O'Malley, Senior Law Lecturer, NUI Galway, analyses criticisms of the Attorney General following the publication of the interim Fennelly Report

    Talks on replacement drug pricing agreement to begin

    Professor Michael Barry, clinical director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics looks ahead to a new round of talks aimed at securing a drug pricing agreement for the health service

    Europol investigates criminal networks involved in people smuggling

    Brian Donald, Chief of Staff Europol, discusses efforts to clamp-down on the criminal networks exploiting the demand by people seeking to flee from their own nations

    EC proposals on migrant crisis

    Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, discusses fresh proposals set to be announced by the European Commission to tackle the migrant crisis and the Taoiseach's meeting with the French President in Paris

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Prsented by John S Doyle

    Wednesday 2nd September

    Leo Varadkar responds to findings of Fennelly report

    Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health, presents the Government's response to the publication of the interim Fennelly Report

    Is the Taoiseach in trouble after the Fennelly report?

    David Davin Power, Political Correspondent, analyses the interim Fennelly Report and possible political fallout

    Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, September 2, 2015

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille.

    First Hour Podcast: Thursday, September 2, 2015

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille.

    Analysis of Fennelly report

    Vicky Conway, Lecturer in Law at Dublin City University, says the interim Fennelly report suggests significant failings in accountability among civil servants and gardaí

    Jonathan Marry wins Farmer of the Year

    Jonathan Marry, a Pig Farmer from Co Louth, discusses his overall win in the 2015 FBD Young Farmer of the Year awards

    Aisling Brady McCarthy arrives at Shannon airport

    Joe Mag Raollaigh reports from Shannon Airport as Aisling Brady McCarthy is due back in Ireland

    Michael Fingleton to appear before banking inquiry

    David Murphy, RTÉ's Business Editor, looks ahead to today's appearance before the banking inquiry of the former Irish Nationwide chief executive, Michael Fingleton

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Pat Clarke, Met Éireann meteorologist

    'Taoiseach's position on Fennelly report not credible' - Micheál Martin

    Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil leader, says the Taoiseach's position following the publication of the interim Fennelly Report is not credible

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