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Morning Ireland Wednesday 17 April 2019

Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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

Full Programme Podcast: Wednesday 17 April 2019

Full Programme Podcast: Wednesday 17 April 2019

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

Macron hopes to rebuild 'more beautiful' Notre-Dame in five years

Macron hopes to rebuild 'more beautiful' Notre-Dame in five years

Mathieu Lours, lecturer in the history of religious architecture at the University of Cergy Pontoise, discusses the mammoth task of restoring Notre Dame.

Pledges pour in to help rebuild Notre-Dame after fire

Pledges pour in to help rebuild Notre-Dame after fire

Colm Ó Mongáin, deputy foreign editor, is in Paris with the latest on the Notre Dame fire.

Galway 2020 opening ceremony pushed to February

Galway 2020 opening ceremony pushed to February

Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent, assesses news that the opening ceremony for Galway's 2020 European Capital of Culture will not be held until next February.

"The last thing we want to do is upset things that have traditional position in the calendar"

"The last thing we want to do is upset things that have traditional position in the calendar"

Arthur Lappin, Chair of Galway 2020, addresses concerns raised over both the management and funding of the project.

Concern over reliance on technology in schools

Concern over reliance on technology in schools

Emma O'Kelly, Education Correspondent, reports on a re-think of the merits of sidelining books for tablets at schools.

"60 percent of our exports of seafood go to continental Europe"

"60 percent of our exports of seafood go to continental Europe"

Jim O'Toole, CEO of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, discusses the new Business of Seafood report which provides an overview of the economic performance of the Irish seafood sector in GDP terms.

Garda Commissioner responds to criticism on promotions

Garda Commissioner responds to criticism on promotions

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, talks to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about vexatious complaints and his own security arrangements.

Report set to reveal concerns over mother-and baby home burials

Report set to reveal concerns over mother-and baby home burials

Joe Little, Religious & Social Affairs Correspondent, discusses the fifth interim report of the Mother & Baby Home Commission that is to be published today.

"It would be impossible for the system to continue running in the same way"

"It would be impossible for the system to continue running in the same way"

Eoin Hand, Former Ireland manager, discusses the changes he would now like to see adopted by the FAI after it was revealed the entire board is to step down in July with questions still outstanding over the poor corporate governance in the organisation.

The campaign to keep music venues in Dublin open

The campaign to keep music venues in Dublin open

Robbie Kitt, Musician and DJ, previews a meeting taking place later with Arts Minister Josepha Madigan and over thirty representatives from arts, culture and business organisations.

CAB in search operation targeting Cork-based crime gang

CAB in search operation targeting Cork-based crime gang

Paschal Sheehy, Southern Editor, reports on an operation in Cork as part of an investigation into an organised crime gang.

"The water temperature will be half of what the air temperature is at its hottest"

"The water temperature will be half of what the air temperature is at its hottest"

John Leech, Chief Executive Officer of Water Safety Ireland, on the risks of cold water drowning as the weather warms up this weekend.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

8:10am It Says In The Papers

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Clodagh Walsh

7:30am Business News

7:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

7:50am Business News

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

8:30am Business News

8:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

7:35am Sport News

7:35am Sport News

Presented by John Murray

8:35am Sport News

8:35am Sport News

Presented by John Murray

Weather

Weather

Presented by Liz Walsh of Met Éireann

8am News Bulletin

8am News Bulletin

Presented by Ciara Ní Bhroin

Morning Ireland

Programme Highlights

Divorce Referendum: your questions answered

Ms Justice Tara Burns, Chairperson of the Referendum Commission, answers listeners' questions about the vote this week proposing to change the Constitution in relation to divorce

Queen of the Shears looking forward to overseas conquest

Philip Bromwell meets Joanne Devaney, the 'Queen of the Shears', who is turning heads in the male dominated world of sheep shearing

Cycling campaigners call for change to bell regulations

Colman O'Sullivan reports on the concern of cyclists that a legal requirement forbidding use of anything other than a bell on their bike puts them at risk of not being heard in traffic

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