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Morning Ireland Friday 20 April 2018

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English, Gavin Jennings, Audrey Carville and Bryan Dobson.

40% decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin

40% decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin

Pat Doyle, CEO Peter McVerry Trust, gives his reaction to new rough sleeper figures seen by Morning Ireland.

Mental Health Commission: failure to regulate community homes putting residents at risk

Mental Health Commission: failure to regulate community homes putting residents at risk

John Saunders, Chairman of the Mental Health Commission, discusses the findings of inspection reports published today

Irish Times' poll: Public favour repeal of Eighth despite slip in support

Irish Times' poll: Public favour repeal of Eighth despite slip in support

Pat Leahy, Irish Times Political Editor, discusses the findings of the opinion poll on repealing the 8th Amendment

Lawyers debate both sides of the 8th amendment referendum

Lawyers debate both sides of the 8th amendment referendum

Benedict O'Floinn, a pro-retain barrister and Grainne Gilmore, a pro-repeal barrister discuss issues concerning the eighth amendment.

Barnier: Risk of Brexit failure if Ireland issue unresolved

Barnier: Risk of Brexit failure if Ireland issue unresolved

Tony Connolly, Europe Editor, discusses an article on the EU rejecting the UK's hard border avoidance proposals

Search for remains of Disappeared Joe Lynskey ends unsuccessfully

Search for remains of Disappeared Joe Lynskey ends unsuccessfully

Geoff Knupfer, Lead Investigator with the ICLVR on ending the search for the remains of Joe Lynskey.

Over 1000 vulnerable adults in community homes 'at risk of abuse'

Over 1000 vulnerable adults in community homes 'at risk of abuse'

John Saunders, Chairman of the Mental Health Commission, discusses the findings of inspection reports published today, which reveal what he describes as 'serious deficiencies' in community homes for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health difficulties

World's largest short sea Ro-Ro ship christened in Dublin today

World's largest short sea Ro-Ro ship christened in Dublin today

Eamonn O'Reilly, CEO of Dublin Port, speaks to us ahead of the christening of the world's largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel, the MV Celine

Big Tom's funeral to be held in Co Monaghan

Big Tom's funeral to be held in Co Monaghan

Cian McCormack reports from Castleblaney in County Monaghan as the town prepares to say its final farewell to the King of country music Big Tom who died this week

Iranian family reunited in Ireland after ten years apart

Iranian family reunited in Ireland after ten years apart

Philip Bromwell tells the story of an Iranian family about to be re-united and housed in Ireland, after ten years apart as exiles around the world

7:10am It Says In the Papers

7:10am It Says In the Papers

Presened by Deirdre Purcell

8.10am It Says In The Papers

8.10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Deirdre Purcell

7:30am Business News

7:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

8:30am Business News

8:30am Business News

Presented by Petula Martyn

7:40am Sports News

7:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

8:40am Sports News

8:40am Sports News

Presented by John Murray

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

Presented by Jean Byrne of Met Éireann

8am News

8am News

Presented by Ciara Ní Bhroin

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 20 April, 2018

First Hour Podcast: Friday, 20 April, 2018

Presented by Audrey Carville and Bryan Dobson

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 20 April, 2018

Second Hour Podcast: Friday, 20 April, 2018

Presented by Audrey Carville and Bryan Dobson

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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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