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Friday 2nd December

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 2 December, 2016

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 2 December, 2016

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Cathal Mac Coille

350 people contact UK police over 'sexual abuse' in football

Danny Taylor, Chief Football Writer with The Guardian, discusses the fallout from the sexual abuse scandal now surrounding UK football clubs

Agriculture Minister meets UK counterpart to discuss Brexit

Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, discusses the implications of Brexit for the agri-food and fisheries sectors

Late Late Toy Show gets into the swing of things

Aisling Kenny gets a sneak preview of the 2016 Late Late Toy Show set ahead of the programme on RTE One tonight

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Austrians to elect President at the second attempt

Kerry Skyring, journalist based in Vienna, outlines the context of this weekend's presidential election and the role of the President

Canney calls for water bills to be repaid

Sean Canney, Independent Alliance Minister of State with responsibility for the OPW, explains why he believes repayments or tax credits should be issued to people who paid water bills

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

Weather Forecast

Presented by Klara Finkele of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies

Andrew Sachs, who was best known and fondly remembered for playing the part of Manuel, a Spanish waiter in the 1970s BBC comedy series, Fawlty Towers, dies age 86

Hickey loaned money for Brazilian bail payment

Ray Kennedy reports that a loan for Pat Hickey's bail has been provided by the Association of National Olympic Committees

7:40am Sport News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Voters go to the polls in Italy and Austria on Sunday

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, reports from Italy ahead of votes there and in Austria

Galway councillors call for emergency transport to Inis Mór

Seán Kyne, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, says he is deeply concerned over the suspension of the Inis Mór winter ferry service

7:15am Business News

Presented by Conor Brophy

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

Hollande will not seek re-election as president of France

Agnès Poirier, journalist in Paris, reports that the decision came as the President's satisfaction rating plunged to just 4%

Thursday 1st December

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 1 December, 2016

Presented by Audrey Carville and Cathal Mac Coille

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 1 December, 2016

Presented by Audrey Carville and Cathal Mac Coille

Could 'less harmful' alternative replace the conventional cigarette?

Louise Byrne reports on Philip Morris's stated intention to end production of cigarettes; Martin Inkster, Managing Director of Philip Morris UK and Ireland, discusses his company's new, heated tobacco product

Alleged assault at Dublin boarding school investigated

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent with The Irish Times, reports on an alleged sexual assault of a 13 year old boy at King's Hospital school in Palmerstown

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Fracking will not happen while I am minister - Naughten

Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, welcomes the new EPA report of the issues with fracking

Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?

Mark Gaynor tells Justin McCarthy about his four-year-old son, Ronan, who takes cannabis oil to relieve symptoms associated with his brain tumour; Gino Kenny, People Before Profit TD, discusses his proposed bill to legalise cannabis for medical use

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

Weather Forecast

Presented by Pat Clarke of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Should supervised drug injection rooms be established?

Conor McMorrow reports on an Oireachtas Health Committee session which heard that more people die from drug overdoses in Ireland than in road accidents

Special programme on the history of the Kinahan crime gang

Barry Cummins, Prime Time reporter, looks ahead to tonight's programme on the history of the gang, which is blamed for more than half a dozen murders in Dublin and Spain this past year

7:40am Sport News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Galway County Council to discuss ferry levies

Jason O'Sullivan, spokesperson for Island Ferries Teo, and Thomas Welby, Independent Councillor for Connemara and member of Galway County Council, discuss the withdrawal of ferry services to Inis Mór

New dog breeding guidelines don't go far enough - DSPCA

Brian Gillen, Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, discusses new proposals to overhaul dog breeding guidelines

Rent prices still rising but at slower rate

Rosalind Carroll, from the Residential Tenancies Board, discusses the latest rental price figures

7:15am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

Wednesday 30th November

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 30 November, 2016

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Rachael English

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 30 November, 2016

Presented by Gavin Jennings and Rachael English

Excessive use of water is 'trojan horse' - AAA-PBP

Paul Murphy, Anti-Austerity Alliance People Before Profit TD, reacts to the Water Commission report and tells Morning Ireland that discussions are under way for a major anti-water protest in the new year

Is Bertie Ahern going to rejoin Fianna Fáil?

Brian Mohan, Chairman of Fianna Fáil in Dublin Central, discusses plans to invite Bertie Ahern to rejoin Fianna Fáil

ICTU: Public Service pay talks expected to start this month

Bernard Harbour, Spokesperson for the ICTU Public Services Committee, discusses the Government's invitation to public service unions to talks over pay restoration

8:40am Sports News

Presented by Darren Frehill

Coveney: Water metering programme will continue to monitor water usage

Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, discusses the Water Commission report

Fiscal Advisory Council warns economic growth is losing momentum

Professor John McHale, Chair of the Fiscal Advisory Council, explains the impact pay rises in the public sector will have on future budgets

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann

Central Bank hearing into Irish Nationwide

David Murphy, Business Editor, reports on hearings into the management of Irish Nationwide Building Society

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

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The dogs helping to find missing loved ones

Jackie Fox reports on the Galway Dog Search and Rescue Unit, which has been involved in the search for more than 20 missing people this year

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