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Friday 5th March

The Week In News

Is there a link between Covid and stillbirths?; Bank of Ireland closes 103 branches; Limerick party violates Covid restrictions; Yemen crisis 'worst in world'; UK/Ireland World Cup bid; Pope in Iraq; Central Bank fines Davy €4.1m; Disinformation growing in Ireland; War of the Windsors

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Vivienne Traynor.

Weather Forecast

Presented by Linda Hughes of Met Éireann.

7:50am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn who speaks to Colin Hunt, CEO of AIB.

8:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

7:35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

8:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sinéad Egan.

7:10 It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sinéad Egan.

Embracing an unplugged life

Eoin Boyle, a teacher who spent three months on the remote Blasket Islands last year, says National Unplugging Day is good for people's mental health

How much electricity are data centres consuming?

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at the effects that data centres will have on the country's electricity infrastructure.

Pope Francis visits Iraq after years of war and terror

Sofia Barbarani, a journalist based in Baghdad, reports on how the Pope's visit to Iraq will impact on the Christian minority there.

What's next for the Northern Ireland Protocol?

Peter Foster, Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times, on the British Government's unilateral decision to extend the Irish Sea border grace period.

Northern Ireland protocol leading to rising tensions

Peter Sheridan, Chief Executive of peace-building charity Co-Operation Ireland, on the anger among unionists over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Surprise vaccine delivery in Co. Kerry

Sean O'Sullivan, owner of Dan Murphy's Bar in Sneem, Co. Kerry, on how all the over 70s in the town have been vaccinated.

Dublin parishes told not to give communion

Cian McCormack reports on a warning from the Archdiocese of Dublin to parishes not to give communion after online masses to parishioners turning up inside or outside churches.

Is peaceful protest possible during a pandemic?

Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, wants the Government to issue guidelines for 'peaceful protests' during the pandemic.

Pregnant women urged to attend visits as normal and raise any concerns

Prof. Keelin O'Donoghue, Consultant Obstetrican at Cork University Maternity Hospital, says that four stillbirths in Ireland recently may be linked to a condition called Covid placentitis.

Concerns over possible link between Covid-19 and stillbirths

George Lee, Science Correspondent, discusses preliminary reports of four stillbirths that are potentially linked to Covid-19, and what was said at yesterday's NPHET briefing.

Growing frustration over vaccine rollout

Joan O'Sulivan speaks to two GPs who have yet to received vaccines for their patients who are over 85.

Thursday 4th March

Full Programme Podcast: Thursday 04th March 2021

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Mary Wilson and Gavin Jennings.

Buckingham Palace investigates allegations of bullying by Duchess of Sussex

Jonny Dymond, Royal Correspondent for BBC News, previews the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Oprah Winfrey interview.

EU considers legal action in row over Northern Ireland Protocol

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, on yesterday's move by the British government to unilaterally change how the Northern Ireland Protocol is implemented.

Choice Music Prize – Celebrating Irish Music

Sinéad Crowley looks ahead to the Choice Music Prize which celebrates the Irish album of the year and because of Covid-19 restrictions it's taking place on 2FM's Tracy Clifford show and live on the RTE Player.

8.35am Business News

Presented by Petual Martyn.

8.35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill.

EU negotiating with partner it cannot trust - Coveney

Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs, talks about the UK changes to the Protocol and also the role of the Defence Forces in Covid-19.

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

8.10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Sinéad Egan.

7.50am Business News

Presented by Petual Martyn who spoke to Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft.

Weather Forecast

Presented by Liz Colman of Met Éireann.

Irish Govt describes humanitarian crises in Yemen as 'worst in the world'

Orla Guerin, International Correspondent, with the BBC, reports on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Yemen.

'All non-essential arrivals into Ireland need to be subject to mandatory quarantine'-O'Rourke

Darren O'Rourke, Sinn Féin's spokesperson on Transport, discusses the 10 per cent increase in passenger arrivals into Dublin airport last week.

7.35am Sports News

Presented by Des Cahill.

7.30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn.

Plans to raise target for offshore renewable energy

Robert Shortt,Economics Correspondent looks at Ireland's offshore power plant, in the second of a three part series on the country's power infrastructure.

McGuiness: talks to continue 'in a more difficult atmosphere.'

Mairead McGuinnes, EU Commissioner, discusses her reaction to the UK decision to change the Brexit terms.

Green TD Costello lodges papers concerning CETA with High Court

Mícheál Lehane, Political Correspondent reports that the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, has suggested that a coalition TD taking a High Court challenge against the Government is worse than voting against it in the Dail.

7.10am Its Says In The Papers

Presented by Sinéad Egan.

Wednesday 3rd March

Dublin International Film Festival goes online

Grainne Humphreys, Dublin International Film Festival Director, discusses the festival's move to a fully online experience due to Covid-19, and how the industry has been hit a year into the pandemic.

Effect of Climate Action Plan upon country's electricity system

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at how the national grid will function if the Climate Action plan targets are reached.

Nicola Sturgeon prepares to appear before Holyrood Inquiry

Paul Hutcheon, Political Editor of the Daily Record, reports on a red letter day for SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon.

Minister says behaviour by Davy gravely falls short of expected standards

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, on Davy's €4 million fine for breaching market rules and AIB's decision to buy stockbroking firm Goodbody for €138 million.

Jesuit Order appeals to abuse survivors to come forward

Maeve Lewis, Chief Executive officer of One in Four, sayswe could be looking at very large numbers of people abused by Fr Joseph Marmion.

Limerick residents concerned for safety following street party

Elena Secas, Labour Party Councillor with Limerick City and County Council, says the Castletroy street party is the latest of many worries for local residents.

Government accused of putting the banks before people

Ged Nash, Labour Spokesperson on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, on AIB's deal to buy Goodbody Stockbrokers for €138 million.

Adopted children continue to look for answers and call for tracing legislation

Aoife Hegarty reports on Ireland's illegal adoptions.

Covid-19 having life-changing impacts upon some

Helen Donohoe speaks to people suffering the effects of 'long Covid'; Dr. Liam Townsend, Specialist Registrar of Infectious Diseases St James's Hospital, says one year on from the start of the pandemic there are a number of patients who still have persistent symptoms.

Three arrests after street party in Limerick

Cathy Halloran, Mid West Correspondent, reports on a major Garda operation launched in Limerick last night following a street party which contravened public health regulations.

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings.

Weather Forecast

Presented by Andrew Doran-Sherlock of Met Éireann.

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn who speaks to Eamonn Crowley, CEO at Permanent TSB.

8:35am Sports News

Presented by Pauric Lodge.

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Programme Highlights

Effect of Climate Action Plan on country's electricity system

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at how the national grid will function if the Climate Action Plan targets are reached.

Plans to raise target for offshore renewable energy

Robert Shortt,Economics Correspondent looks at Ireland's offshore power plant, in the second of a three part series on the country's power infrastructure.

How much electricity are data centres consuming?

Robert Shortt, Economics Correspondent, looks at the effects that data centres will have on the country's electricity infrastructure.

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