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Thursday 24th June

HSE calls for Mid-West First Communions and Confirmations to be deferred

We talk to Fr. Brendan Quinlivan, Communications Officer for the Diocese of Killaloe after the HSE in the Mid-West wrote to bishops asking that communions and confirmations be deferred until September.

Ex-scout leader jailed for 5 years over sexual abuse

Our South East Correspondent Conor Kane reports that former scout leader David Barry(72), of Montrose, Firgrove Gardens in Bishopstown, Cork, has been jailed for five years for 29 sexual offences he committed against ten boys in Cork over 22 years.

Tánaiste says 'not aware' of alternative sites for NMH

Minister Varadkar tells the Dáil the government is committed to re-locating the National Maternity Hospital on the site of St Vincent's Hospital. We hear from Rachael Walsh, Assistant Professor of Law at TCD on the implications of a Compulsory Purchase Order and we get political reaction from Labour Party leader Alan Kelly.

Concerns over prospect of Delta variant delay to July 5 re-opening

Our reporter Cian McCormack hears the concerns of the hospitality sector as public health experts warn that the Delta variant could potentially delay plans to further re-open hospitality on July 5.

Garda engagement in 999 call failure inquiry 'unsatisfactory'

Our Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds reports that the Policing Authority has expressed its 'deep dissatisfaction' with the responses it received from An Garda Síochána on the cancellation of 999 emergency calls, which were mainly from domestic violence victims. We get reaction from Sarah Benson CEO of Womens' Aid.

Wednesday 23rd June

Scelig Mhichíl could reopened to visitors from the start of next month.

We speak to Fergus McCormick, Senior Conservation Architect on Skellig Mhichíl..

Concerns the next stage of re-opening may be delayed

Donal O'Keefe, Chief Executive of the Licenced Vintners Association, expresses his concerns.

Ireland is at peak vaccine supply

Gail Conway reports on what was said before Oireachtas Health Committee today

Maternity hospital deal fundamentally flawed - Roisin Shortall

Our reporter Sineád Spain brings us the latest on what was said in the Dáil this morning

Govt insists time is right to sell part of its 13.9% stake in BOI.

We get the views of Sinn Féin's Finance Spokesman Pearse Doherty

Could the next phase of reopening be delayed due to Delta?

We speak to Professor James McInerney, head of the school of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham.

Tuesday 22nd June

Antigen testing to be used a pilot music festival

Antigen testing will be used at a pilot music festival to be held at IMMA on July 3rd. The gig will have a capacity of 3,500 and will be hosted by IMMA in conjunction with MCD promotions. Our Arts and media Correspondent Sinead Crowley has more info.

Nun fined €500 over planning law breach in Cork

A Carmelite nun of the Holy Face of Jesus has been fined 500 euro and ordered to pay another 500 euro in legal costs, after she was convicted of a breach of planning laws by establishing a hermitage near the village of Leap in West Cork. Our Southern Editor Paschal Sheehy has been following this story.

UEFA block rainbow illumination at Munich stadium

UEFA has declined a request to illuminate the Euro 2020 stadium in Munich in rainbow colours for the Germany v Hungary match because it believes the gesture has a political context. Rob Harris, AP's Global Sports Correspondent joins Gavin Jennings with more details.

Fresh appeal in disappearance of Galway woman 36 years ago

On this day 36 years ago, Barbara Walsh went missing from her home in Rusheenamanagh, Carna, Co Galway. Detective Sergeant Colm Mac Donnachadha tells News at One the investigation into her disappearance remains active and they are continuing to appeal for information.

Aer Lingus reiterates closure of cabin crew base at Shannon

The Chief Executive of Aer Lingus has reiterated that the company will not reverse its decision to close the Cabin Crew base at Shannon Airport. She was speaking at a hearing of today's Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, as Tommie Meskill of our political staff now reports.

Jeffrey Donaldson is the new DUP leader

Jeffrey Donaldson has been confirmed as the next leader of the DUP. The long standing MP for Lagan Valley was the only candidate to put their name forward for the leadership. Alex Kane, political commentator and former UUP advisor has been following the developments.

Delta variant makes up 1 in 5 new cases

Cabinet ministers have been assessing the threat posed by the Delta coronovirus variant. Our political correspondent Mícheal Lehane has the latest. While Professor Emer Shelley - Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland discusses challenges posed by the delta variant.

Monday 21st June

Sinkhole forces family out of home

A Cork family has been forced to evacuate their family home after a large water leak incident collapsed their driveway creating a large sinkhole. Margaret Attridge, Irish Water's Regional Operations Manager explains the level of damage on the property.

Inquest into death of George Nkencho adjourned

An inquest into the death of George Nkencho has heard that his cause of death was due to multiple gunshot wounds in the trunk. The inquest has been adjourned until December. Our reporter Aengus Cox was there.

Ombudsman concerned about lobbying in Brussels

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, is concerned about the growth of lobbying in Brussels. She discusses how robust management is needed to maintain trust in EU institutions.

Equality Minister addresses anti LGBTQI+ incidents in Waterford

THE Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman is visiting Waterford to raise pride flags following a series of anti LGBTQI+ incidents in the city. He spoke to Gavin Jennings ahead of the event.

Clarity called for on outdoor drinking

The Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys, is to consult with the Attorney General on licencing laws surrounding outdoor hospitality. Our reporter Cian McCormack speaks with members of the hospitality industry and Cllr Neil McNelis outlines what was discussed at a meeting of the Galway City Joint Policing committee.

Over 340,000 Covid-19 vaccines administered last week

Around 3 and a half million vaccines have been admistered so far and over 30's can now register. Damien McCallion, the HSE's national lead on the vaccine programme discusses rollout progress.

Friday 18th June

White Water Rafting plans postponed

The tendering process for Dublin's White Water Rafting project has been postponed because of recent increases in construction costs.Our Dublin Correspondent John Kilraine has been following this story.

Only 13% of Dublin Hotel rooms booked

Dublin city hotels say they are facing a disastrous summer with only 13 per cent of rooms booked. General manager of Buswell's Hotel in Dublin city centre Paul Gallagher says they haven't benefitted from staycations.

EU claims Insurance Ireland breached competition rules

An investigation by the European Commission has found that competition in the motor insurance market here was restricted by limiting access to a key data sharing platform. Our business editor Will Goodbody has more.

Avant Money to offer 30-year fixed rate mortgage

Spanish owned Avant Money has become first lender in the Irish market to offer a fixed rate covering the entire length of a standard 30-year mortgage. Rachel McGovern, Director of Financial Services at Brokers Ireland, discusses this new mortgage product.

Concern over further delays for National Maternity Hospital

Our political reporter Sandra Hurley updates on the latest developments in relation to plans to move the National Maternity Hospital from Holles Street in Dublin's City Centre to the campus of St Vincent's Hospital.

Poots resignation leaves instability at Stormont

Northern Ireland is facing a new period of political instability after DUP leader Edwin Poots announced his resignation after just 21 days in the job. The move followed an internal party revolt after a deal between Sinn Féin and the British government on Irish language legislation. Our Northern Editor Vincent Kearney has the latest.

Thursday 17th June

Brandon Lewis wants to see 'devolution work'

Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis discusses securing the continuation of power-sharing between the DUP and Sinn Fein as Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill accept the First and Deputy First Minister positions at Stormont

Tributes to teenager who died in equestrian accident

Horse Sport Ireland has paid tribute to 15 year old Tiggy Hancock who has died after falling from a horse at an equestrian centre in Dublin yesterday. Joe Reynolds is the CEO of Horse sport Ireland spoke to Gavin Jennings.

University of Limerick asks consultants to investigate €8m city land purchase

The Public Accounts was told today that the University of Limerick has no written valuation on file for the purchase of a site in Limerick city for 8 million euro in 2019. Our Education Correspondent Emma O’Kelly reports on the hearing.

Burglaries down over 45% in pandemic

The levels of recorded crime have dropped sharply during the pandemic, according to the latest CSO crime figures released this morning. Burglaries are down by over 45%, fraud however rose by over 13% - our Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds has full details on the trends.

Covid restrictions on foodservice more impactful than anticipated

Maureen Gahan, Foodservice Specialist with Bord Bia discusses the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the Irish food service industry and growth predictions for the year ahead.

First and deputy first minister installed at Stormont

The DUP's Paul Givan and Michelle O'Neill of Sinn Féin have been installed as First and Deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland at a special sitting of the Stormont Assembly. Our Northern Editor Vincent Kearney has the latest.

Wednesday 16th June

Holohan warns antigen tests 'not a green light'

Our reporter Gail Conway has been following Dr Holohan's appearance before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks where the issue of antigen tests is being discussed

US President and his Russian counterpart sitting down for their first, highly-anticipated summit

Our Europe Editor Tony Connelly brings us the latest.

Cyber attack fall-out continues for country's children's hospitals

We hear from Eilish Hardiman, CEO of Children's Health Ireland

The post-Covid workplace- what are the main challenges?

We hear from the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, and contributions from this morning's Oireachtas Committee on the matter. We also speak to ICTU's Patricia King.

Economic recovery may be 'bumpy and uneven' - Central Bank

We speak to Central Bank Governor Gabriel Makhlouf

Malaysian court overturns Nora Quoirin 'misadventure' verdict

We speak to Nora's mother, Meabh.

Tuesday 15th June

Center Parcs to spend €85m on Longford resort expansion

We talk to Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs UK and Ireland, as the company announces an 85m expansion in Longford.

Walking football keeping older players on the ball

Our reporter Joseph Okoh reports from Finglas where a group of older fans play an alternative form of traditional football known as walking football, aimed at keeping people involved in the game but without the usual running, sliding or heading.

Focus on narrowing gap between AstraZeneca doses

Our Health Correspondent Fergal Bowers has the details, along with an update on our vaccination roll-out.

Thousands of mica-affected homeowners gather for Dublin protest

Our reporter Gail Conway reports as protesters from Donegal and Mayo have gathered in Dublin today for a 100% redress scheme for homes and other buildings affected by blocks defective due to the mineral mica.

Scientists at RCSI discover why Covid patients develop clots

We talk to Dr Sorcha Ward - senior research fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons- and co-author of the study which explains why some Covid patients develop blood clots, a significant cause of death from the virus.

Emergency procurement bid to restore regional air links

Our Political Correspondent Paul Cunningham has the latest, along with the rest of the details following today's cabinet meeting.

New restrictions on GB arrivals amid variant concern

We hear from Justice Minister Heather Humphreys following today's cabinet meeting, along with details of new garda powers and the lifting of emergency visa requirements.

Monday 14th June

Pharmacists begin vaccinations

Cathy Maher of Haven pharmacy in Duleek in Co Meath tells us how it will work

Cabinet to discuss travel restrictions with UK

Our political Correspondent Paul Cunningham on a busy cabinet agenda

UK day of freedom likely to be delayed

Professor James McInerney from University of Nottingham on the impact of the Delta variant in Britain

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