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    Friday 5th February

    Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 5 February, 2016

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Keelin Shanely

    Taoiseach rules out deal with Lowry

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

    What are people saying online about #ge16?

    Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent, reports on what parties and candidates are being talked about on social media in the lead up to the general election

    Economy dominating the election campaign

    Micheál Lehane, political staff, discusses the concerns of Fine Gael backbenchers as the Taoiseach struggles to answer questions on the economy

    Child dies from influenza

    Dr Kevin Kelleher, HSE, Assistant National Director for Health Protection discusses the advice being given in relation to the flu virus after the death of a child from influenza last week

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

    First Hour Podcast: Friday, 5 February, 2016

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Keelin Shanely

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Willemien Phelan of Met Éireann

    Dates and Deadlines: Voting in #ge16

    Sinead McNarmara, Cork County Returning Officer, explains the looming deadlines for participation in the General Election

    Day two of #ge16 campaigning

    Aisling Kenny reports from Enda Kenny's campaign trail

    What is important to people in the upcoming election?

    Flood victims and farmers: the electorate's mood in County Galway

    Ombudsman welcomes Direct Provision committment

    Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, discusses the committment allowing children living in Direct Provision Centres to have their complaints examined by the Ombudsman

    7.10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

    Thursday 4th February

    Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 4 February, 2016

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Keelin Shanley

    First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 4 February, 2016

    Presented by Gavin Jennings and Keelin Shanley

    Westport House goes on sale for €10m

    Sheelyn Browne discusses the reasons the Browne family have to sell the mansion in Co Mayo.

    8:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

    What is important to people in the upcoming election?

    Cian McCormack talks to commuters in Heuston Station in Dublin about the upcoming election

    Party representatives debate health, the economy and who will form the next government

    Representatives from the four largest parties, Brian Hayes, director of elections for Fine Gael, Billy Kelleher director of elecions for Fianna Fail, Matt Carthy director of elections with Sinn Fein and Alex White of the Labour party discuss the upcoming election

    Cancer survival rates improve

    Professor Seamus O'Reilly, Consultant Medical Oncologist, discusses cancer rates in Ireland on World Cancer Day

    Staff at Bank of Ireland vote to accept a new pay deal

    Larry Broderick, General Secretary Irish Bank Officicals Association, discusses the vote

    Barnardos calls for proposed Commission of Investigation to have its remit widened

    Fergus Finlay, Barnardos CEO, calls for a wider investigative remit for the proposed Commission of Inquiry into allegations of abuse at a foster care home in the South East of the country

    How do Independents and smaller groupings fund their campaigns?

    Justin McCarthy reports on how the smaller political groupings are gearing up for the campaign

    7:10am It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

    Fine Gael drops two points in poll

    Harry McGee, Political Correspondent, Irish Times, analyses the first opinion poll of the general election and voters in Galway speak to our western correspondent, Pat McGrath

    Wednesday 3rd February

    Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 3 February, 2016

    Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Audrey Carville

    First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 3 February, 2016

    Presented by Cathal Mac Coille and Audrey Carville

    'Uncool to be drunk' says Chief Executive of Heineken in Ireland

    Connor Cullen, Head of Communications and Advocacy with Alcohol Action Ireland, discusses the Public Health Alcohol Bill and issues regarding alcohol consumption in Ireland

    'Illuminating and depressing' findings of focus groups ahead of election

    Stephen Collins, Political Editor, Irish Times looks ahead to election 2016

    Weather Forecast

    Presented by Harm Luijkx of Met Éireann

    Reactions but no answers by TDs in relation to abuse case

    Petula Martyn, reports on the statements made by TDs in the Dáil yesterday evening in reaction to the abuse case involving 'Grace'. Colm O'Gorman, Chief Executive of Amnesty International Ireland, says we have a poorly developed understanding of accountability when dealing with cases sexual abuse

    Two confirmed cases of Zika in Ireland

    Dr. Kevin Kelleher, HSE, Assistant National Director, Health Protection discusses the emergence of the Zika virus in Ireland

    8:10 It Says In The Papers

    Presented by Deirdre Purcell

    Vote Leave Campaign group describes deal aimed at keeping the UK in the EU as trivial

    After the EU reform draft deal, Robert Oxley, Head of Communications with the Vote Leave campaign group, explains why they're pushing for the UK to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum

    First Election hustings event takes place ahead of Dáil dissolution

    Aisling Kenny reports from a political hustings as the parties gear up for the next general election

    Court rules sick pay changes apply to gardaí

    Dermot O'Brien, GRA President, discusses a Court of Appeal ruling that denied Gardai an exemption from reductions in public service sick leave entitlements

    IT lecturers take to the picket line

    Dr Tom O'Connor, Cork IT lecturer, discusses today's strike action by Institute of Technology lecturers over what they say is a funding crisis in the sector

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