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Thursday 9th July

Full Programme Podcast: Thursday, 9th July 2020

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

Animal groups warn of 'pandemic of stolen dogs'

Cian McCormack reports on the increased number of suspected dog thefts across the country in recent months.

Report launched on the impact of disability service closures

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs and Religion Correspondent, meets one family adversely affected by the closure of services for people with intellectual disabilities. Enda Egan, CEO of Inclusion Ireland, on concerns that day service capacity will be reduced.

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

The race for a Covid-19 vaccine

George Lee, Environment and Science Correspondent, discusses efforts at Trinity College Dublin to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

Aran Islands residents disagree about reopening

Teresa Mannion reports on the conflict on the Aran Islands between those who want the Islands to reopen to tourists and those who feel it’s too soon.

26 pubs may be prosecuted for public health breaches

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, on the news that 26 pubs may be prosecuted for breaches of the public health regulations and licensing laws following the easing of Covid restrictions.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8am Bulletin

Presented by Karen Creed

Weather Forecast

Presented by Siobhan Ryan of Met Éireann.

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

House prices down 3.3% so far this year, rents up 0.2%

Eoin O'Broin TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing, on delays in the delivery of the 'Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund'

Thousands of jobs at risk in tourism industry due to Covid

Ruth Andrews, Chair of the Tourism Recovery Taskforce and John McGrillen, Chief Executive, Tourism Northern Ireland discusses the challenges facing the sector post Covid.

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

7:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

'Worrying trend' in crack cocaine use

Dr Anne Marie Carew, Research Officer at the Health Research Board, outlines the latest findings on the level of drug use in Irish society.

Fianna Fáil hears of plans to rejuvenate the party

Fionnan Sheahan, Irish Independent's Ireland editor, with details of what happened at last night's Fianna Fail Parliamentary Party.

Paschal Donohoe in ballot for Eurogroup presidency

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, provides a preview of today's Eurogroup election as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe seeks presidential role.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Wednesday 8th July

Full Programme Podcast: Wednesday, 8th July 2020

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

Beach parties 'putting sensitive coastal landscape at risk'

Proinsias Ó Tuama, Ballynamona Clean Coasts, tells us about having to clean up after a spate of parties on beaches in the area.

'Hidden gem' restored in Dublin's St Stephen's Green

Philip Bromwell reports on a conservation project to restore the WB Yeats Memorial in St Stephen's Green.

Dramatic rise in online scams during pandemic

Cian McCormack reports on how scammers are targeting delivery, postal and other companies.

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

AGSI critical of garda management over Covid-19 support

Antoinette Cunningham, General Secretary Association of Garda Sergeants & Inspectors, on the findings of their survey of over eleven hundred members.

Green Party leadership contest hustings get under way

Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, reacts to last night's Green Party leadership hustings.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8am Bulletin

Presented by Mary Calpin

Weather Forecast

Presented by Michael Martin of Met Éireann.

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Germany takes over the EU presidency

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, ahead of Angela Merkel's appearance before MEPs to set out priorities of Germany's presidency of EU.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Tim Vickery, journalist in Brazil, discusses President Bolsonaro's positive COVID-19 test result as the death toll there surpasses 65,000.

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

7:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Blood Transfusion Service see a 13% drop in donations

Amy Ní Riada reports on the challenges facing the Irish Blood Transfusion Service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Challenges faced by the Arts industry due to Covid-19

Angela Dorgan, Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts, outlines the challenges facing the sector due to COVID-19.

Martin accepts Cowen's remorse 'is genuine'

Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent, discusses reaction to Minister Barry Cowen's apology in the Dáil about his ban for drink driving and provides the latest from the Green Party leadership hustings.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Pauric Lodge

Tuesday 7th July

Full Programme Podcast: Tuesday, 07th July 2020

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

Louth winner of architecture award

Ciaran O'Connor, President of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, and Adrian King, Partner in McKevitt King Architects, react to the 2020 results of the institute's 2020 Public Choice Award.

Minister defends privacy protections on new app

Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health, describes as 'really quite impressive' the privacy protections built into the new Covid-19 track and trace app.

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Darren Frehill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

Three Kinahan members guilty of drugs offences

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, discusses the conviction of three men at Ipswich Crown Court for drugs and money laundering offences.

Water supply to 1m people 'vulnerable to failure' - EPA

Andy Fanning, Programme Manager of the EPA's Office of Environmental Enforcement, discusses the 2019 report of the quality and supply of our drinking water.

NAPD to meet with the Oireachtas Special Committee

Alan Mongey, President of National Association of Principals and Deputies, discusses the lack of resources in schools to implement the government's return to school protocol.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8am Bulletin

Presented by Carla O'Brien

Weather Forecast

Presented by Paul Downes of Met Éireann.

7:50am Business News

Presented by Adam Maguire

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Programme Highlights

Animal groups warn of 'pandemic of stolen dogs'

Cian McCormack reports on the increased number of suspected dog thefts, as demand for pets soars under Covid-19

Aran Islands: will you be welcome?

Tourists want to visit the Aran Islands but some locals worry it's too soon, as Teresa Mannion reports

Donating blood in the time of Covid-19

Amy Ní Riada reports on the challenges facing the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, which has seen a 13% drop in donations

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