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Friday 15th February

The Week in News

A selection of stories from the week, as chosen by the Morning Ireland team

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, February 15 2019

Presented by Carol Coleman and Gavin Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Friday, February 15 2019

Presented by Carol Coleman and Gavin Jennings

Man found not guilty of murder of Irishman in Western Australia

Louise Rennie, reporter with Channel 9 Perth on fisherman who has been found not guilty of murdering an Irish father-of-two in Australia

7:50am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

Pope names Dublin-born Cardinal Kevin Farrell as new 'Camerlengo'

Religious and Social affairs correspondent, Joe Little on the appointment of Dubliner, Cardinal Kevin Farrell, as the new Chamberlain of the Catholic Church

Woman diagnosed with cervical cancer receives generic letter from Cervical Check advising no further action

Juliette Gash reports on how a woman diagnosed with cervical cancer was enraged to receive a generic letter from Cervical Check telling her she didn't need to take further action

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

PNA ambulance staff to strike in union row

Martin Wall, Irish Times Industry Correspondent, discusses the latest ambulance strike

Trump to declare 'national emergency' to fund border wall - White House

Robert Schmuhl, Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame discusses President Trump's Border Security Funding Bill

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Susan Jackson

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Des Cahill

Divisions continue as May to pursue strategy to change Brexit backstop

Fiona Mitchell, London Correspondent, on another Brexit defeat for Theresa May in the House of Commons

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

Weather

Presented by Gerry Murphy

Man challenges extradition to UK due to Brexit

Anthony Hanrahan, barrister, discusses the implications for the European Arrest Warrant system post Brexit

7:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

HSE opposition to union recognition 'inexplicable' - PNA

Peter Hughes, General Secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association, discusses their ambulance personnel striking and a new deal for its nurses

May loses symbolic Brexit vote in parliament

John Peet, Political and Brexit editor The Economist, discusses how bleak the mood in Brussels is as Britain runs out of time for Brexit

Amazon pulls plan for New York offices following opposition to subsidies

Brian O'Donovan, RTÉ's Washington correspondent, discusses Amazon pullout of New York and President Trump's declaration of a National Emergency

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

Thursday 14th February

Second Hour Podcast: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Samantha Libreri and Gavin Jennings

First Hour Podcast: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Samantha Libreri and Gavin Jennings

Dolly's books for tots in Tallaght

Marion Quinn, CEO of Childhood Development Initiative, speaks about Dolly Parton donating free books to children in Dublin 24.

1,300 jobs up for grabs at Agri Careers Expo

Cian McCormack reports from the Agri Careers Expo at Dublin's RDS

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Des cahill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

Resident complaints continue ahead of new runway build

Paul O'Kane, Chief Communications Officer at DAA, discusses the new runway at Dublin Airport as local people protest

Minister defends €400m spend on HAP scheme

Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, on the latest social housing figures

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

7:50am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

Weather

Presented by Jean Byrne of Met Éireann

Valentine's Day

Aengus Cox examines Valentines Day - is it a day of love, or a cynical commercialisation

7:35am Sport News

Presented by Des cahill

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

Women's Aid launch #TooIntoYou campaign highlighting the darker sides of relationships

Margaret Martin, Director Women's Aid, discusses the launch of a new guide to help victims of abuse get a safety order

7:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

PSNI admits failures over loyalist killings

Police Ombudsman and PSNI at odds over investigations into controversial murders, Tommie Gorman reports

Government ‘failing to meet real social housing needs’

Eoin O'Broin, Sinn Féin's Housing Spokesperson, discusses the latest social housing figures

HEA: Computing courses have highest level of student drop out

Emma O'Kelly, RTÉ's Education Correspondent, discusses the latest figures on 3rd Level education drop outs

Wednesday 13th February

Second Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Audrey Carville

First Hour Podcast: Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Audrey Carville

Spain's minority Socialist government expects to lose a key budget vote today

Anna Lladó Ferrer, freelance journalist in Barcelona, on the difficulties facing Spanish Prime Minister in passing the National Budget

Forty volunteers have recorded 100 hours of short stories for blind children

Cian McCormack hears how visually impaired children are enjoying Irish stories on audio book

8:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

May facing new move by MPs to block a no-deal Brexit

Fiona Mitchell, London Correspondent, on Theresa May asking MPs for more time to secure changes to backstop and also Bertie Ahern's appearance before the Exiting the EU Committee

8:35am Sport News

Presented by Pauric Lodge

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by John S Doyle

'I accept what went wrong here and my role in it' - Minister Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, explains how the deficit in the Children's Hospital build will be paid for

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

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Programme Highlights

"I still shed a tear for that baby"

Tommy Meskill talks to some of the survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home as NUI Galway launches a new oral history project documenting their personal stories.

It's good to talk in West Cork

Cian McCormack reports from West Cork where a local publican has banned the use of mobile phones so that people will talk to each other

"Small schools cannot survive in the 21st century"

Emma O Kelly, Education Correspondent, visits parts of West Dublin, where a number of schools are seeking to merge in the face of demographic changes.

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