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Friday 16th August

Concern electric vehicles could drain Exchequer of motor tax and fuel excise

Electric Car Expert at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering School at UCC John Hayes discusses report from Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

USI advice for accommodation search

Union of Students in Ireland Vice President for the Dublin Region, Craig McHugh offers advice for next batch of third level students.

Danes stunned by reports Trump wants to buy Greenland

The Financial Times' Nordic and Baltic Correspondent Richard Milne discusses reaction from the region

Quoirin family hoping for answers to 'many questions' about Nóra's death

Malaysia-based journalist Sumisha Naidu discusses statement from Quoirin family

Western Building Systems accuses Department of Education of 'distraction and secrecy'

Education Correspondent Emma O Kelly says structural defects have been discovered at more than 40 schools built by Western Building Systems

Watchdog finds Public Services Card breached data protection laws

Fianna Fáil Spokesman on Employment and Social Protection Willie O'Dea and Chair of Digital Rights Ireland TJ McIntyre react

Ryanair to seek High Court injunction blocking Irish pilot strike

Business journalist Adam Maguire says approximately 180 Dublin based pilots directly employed by the airline have proposed a 48-hour strike commencing on midnight on 22 August.

Thursday 15th August

Mystery over Russian nuclear explosion intensifies

The Guardian Newspaper's Moscow Correspondent, Andrew Roth reports that a a specialised ship used to retrieve radio active material has reportedly been seen in Arkangel region where a fatal nuclear accident occurred seven days ago.

Archive of author JP Donleavy to be donated to National Library of Ireland

The National Library of Ireland Director, Sandra Collins, says the archive of 'The Ginger Man' author JP Donleavy is to be donated to them.

Shannon Airport reopens after plane catches fire

Director of Operations at Shannon Airport Niall Maloney says flights were suspended from early morning after a Boeing aircraft caught fire.

17 additional schools found with structural defects

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, says action is being taken to ensure the problems found at the school never reoccur... Education Correspondent Emma O'Kelly reports that many schools have been left in the dark.

Nora Quoirin probably died from hunger, stress- police

Jackie Fox reports from Malaysia on the results of the results of the post mortem examination on the body of the missing teenager. Fr Marcus Holden says the Quoirin family are active members of the church community in Clapham Park in South London and parishioners are mourning the passing of the 'much loved' teen.

Wednesday 14th August

Former chancellor Hammond says No Deal Brexit risks breaking up the UK

Conservative MP and former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve reacts to Philip Hammond's Sunday Times article and its trenchant warnings on the risks of 'No Deal' on the 31st of October

Lack of sunshine blamed for Vitamin D deficiency

Donegal GP, Dr Martin Coyne tells us about what he is seeing among patients with low levels of Vitamin D and gives advice on how to include it in your diet

Property price growth at its lowest level in six years

RTÉ Business Reporter Adam Maguire, reports on the latest CSO figures which show that the pace of house price inflation is continuing to slow

Arrests following attempted ATM theft

Sunday Times journalist, John Mooney talks to us about the spate of ATM robberies this year on both sides of the border

An update from Malaysia where police are briefing the media

Jackie Fox reports the police have said that the autopsy is continuing but so far no cause of death has been established

The stand off between protesters and the police in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Security Consultant, Steven Vickers gives his assessment on what needs to happen to restore the peace in the territory where he was once a senior police officer

Grants for installing energy efficient systems in homes suspended

Green Party MEP, Ciaran Cuffe gives his assessment on how the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland scheme should develop

Post mortem examination continues in Malaysia

RTÉ Reporter, Jackie Fox reports from Malaysia as the result of the autopsy in relation to deceased teenager, Nóra Quoirin is awaited.

Tuesday 13th August

The Leaving Results are Out!

We hear from some of those from Tarbert Comprehensive School in County Kerry who received their results today

Night of violence in Derry leads to PSNI warning

Security Correspondent with the Irish News, Allison Morris describes the violence which prompted the PSNI to say young people were being used to carry out orchestrated attacks on the police

Vodafone launches 5G services across five main cities here

RTÉ's Adam Maguire explains how 5G's much faster connectivity will transform the volumes and speed with which data can be shared

Body found in search for missing Nóra Quoirin

RTÉ reporter Jackie Fox recounts today's grim events in Malaysia where police believe the body of a woman found in the jungle is that of missing teenager Nóra Quoirin. Matthew Searle of the Lucie Blackman trust describes the ongoing support his organisation will provide to the Quoirin family.

TUSLA criticised for failures to notify Gardaí in time on suspected abuse of children

RTÉ Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent, Joe Little describes HIQA's criticism of the Child and Family Agency's failings in parts of Dublin, Wicklow and in County Kildare to notify the authorities of child abuse concerns in a timely way

Uncertainty around ability of Lough Ree Power Station to get back into production

RTÉ Midlands Correspondent, Ciaran Mullooly says the ESB had hoped a new EPA licence application would solve the issues which led to the plant's closure two months ago. However, An Taisce today says it will be objecting

Hong Kong Airport is once again paralysed by protesters

Bloomberg's Aaron McNicholas describes the chaos at the airport where a second sit-in has led to renewed warnings from Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam of a 'dangerous situation' which may push the territory 'down a path of no return'

Monday 12th August

Leaving Cert safety appeal

With more than 55,000 Leaving Certificate students set to receive and celebrate their results tomorrow, Mayo County Council's Road Safety Officer, Noel Gibbons, has issued a plea for their safety.

India monsoon floods kill over 180

Rahul Bedi, a journalist in Delhi, reports that vast swathes of southern and western India are swamped by floods, leading to hundreds of deaths and forcing a million people into relief camps.

British Liberal Democrat leader visits border

Northern Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports that the British Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has said there is no 'good Brexit' for Northern Ireland.

Children in Republic more likely to suffer 'lazy eye'

Siofra Harrington, an Optometrist and lecturer and lead author of a report in the British Medical Journal, which says Children who are diagnosed with 'lazy eye' in Ireland have less successful outcomes than children with the same condition in Northern Ireland.

Man dies in Cork road collision

Jennie O'Sullivan reports that it's the sixth road death in North Cork in the last 28 days, making it one of the worse periods for road deaths in Cork in recent years.

Hong Kong airport shut down after thousands protest

Irish journalist with Bloomberg in Hong Kong Aaron McNicholas reports that all flights out of one of the busiest airports in the world have been cancelled today as protesters crowded into Hong Kong international airport.

Talks aim to resolve beef prices dispute

Business Editor, Will Goodbody reports that talks are due to get underway within the hour between beef farmers and the meat industry in an effort to break the deadlock over beef prices.

Irish child fighting for his life after swimming pool accident in Spain

The Irish Independent's Ralph Riegal reports that a four year old Irish boy was found floating in a pool in Alicante early this morning.

'Our hearts are breaking'- Nora Quoirin's mother makes an emotional appeal

RTE's Jackie Fox is in Malaysia, she reports that Nora's parents have announced details of a reward offered for information about her whereabouts.

Friday 9th August

Car sales decrease 9.7% in July

Ger Toher, Chief Commercial Officer with CarsIreland.ie says Brexit is the main factor behind the figures

Sterling falls close to 10 year low against euro

Seven Investment Management founder Justin Urquhart Stewart says the UK economy has also contracted for the first time since 2012

Beef Plan Movement withdraws protests at several plants

Irish Farmers Journal News Correspondent Pat O'Toole says other protests are still ongoing

Eight cattle dead following lightning strike

Gerry Larkin says his cattle were due to calf

4,000 remain without power following high winds

Aisling Kenny reports on ESB efforts to restore power

Michael Gove visits Northern Ireland

Northern Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports

Ryanair pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

FORSA's Head of Communications Bernard Harbour says industrial action could be avoided if management engage in talks

Police to focus on house where Nóra Quoirin was staying when she disappeared

In Malaysia, Jackie Fox reports on day six of the search

Thursday 8th August

Young Opera singers to get debut

Our reporter, Sharon Gaffney, spoke to young opera singers rehearsing with the RTE Concert Orchestra ahead of a gala concert in Dublin tomorrow night.

Meat processors to seek injunction against protesting farmers

South East Correspondent, Conor Kane speaks to farmers protesting outside Dawn Meats in Grannagh in County Kilkenny. Cormac Healy, Senior Director of Meat Industry Ireland, has said companies have little option but to go to court to seek an injunction against the Beef Plan Movement.

Pony found covered in dog bites rescued in Cork

Kelly Mellerick with My Lovely Horse Animal Rescue says the charity is caring for a miniature pony which was found covered in dog bites and with part of its flesh rotting in Cork city yesterday.

PSNI surrounds anti-internment bonfire in Belfast

BBC Correspondent Mark Simpson reports that a large number of PSNI officers are at the scene of a bonfire in the New Lodge area of north Belfast built to mark the anniversary of the introduction of internment in 1971.

Hundreds detained in US immigration raids

Harriet Alexander, US Correspondent with the Daily Telegraph reports that around 680 undocumented migrants have been detained in a major series of raids at food processing plants in the state of Mississippi.

'No positive leads' in Nora Quoirin search

Sumisha Naidu, a journalist in Malaysia, reports that officials in Malaysia are playing recordings of missing Irish schoolgirl Nóra Quoirin's mother over megaphones on the fifth day of the search.

UN in warning over food security and climate change

Environment Correspondent, George Lee reports that the latest United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report says that global food production and consumption must change to curb global warming.

Wednesday 7th August

Irish Film Institute releases new tranche of early film footage

Head of the IFI's Irish Film Archive, Kassandra O'Connell, says 'The Early Irish Free State Collection', provides a new insight into a sometimes turbulent time in Irish history.

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