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Monday 24th April

Weekend Sport

Orla Bannon, Sports Journalist, Damian lawlor, Presenter RTE GAA Podcast, Hugo MacNeill, Former Ireland Rugby International

St. Mel's College in Longford

Brian O'Connell

Clinical Psychologist David Coleman

David Coleman

Political Round Up

Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent, Irish Times

FarmIreland.ie

Richard Corrigan, Chef

French Election

Stephen Carroll, Journalist with France 24, Emmanuelle Schon Quinlivan, Lecturer in Comparative European Government and French Politics UCC, Helene Conway-Mouret, French Senator, Socialist Party

Citizens Assembly

Cora Sherlock, Spokesperson for Pro Life Campaign, Alison O'Connor, Examiner Columnist

Friday 21st April

The Gathering

Breda O'Brien, Irish Time Columnist, John Halligan, Minister of State for Training and Skills, Brenda Power, Irish Daily Mail and Sunday Times Columnist, Mick Barry, Solidarity TD Cork North Central

Stage Comeback of The Chastitute by John B Keane

Billy Keane, son of John B

Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll Wedding at Ashford Castle in Mayo

Brian O'Connell reports from outside the Castle

Protecting Your Health Data

Jim Clegg, Irish Computer Society

The Brexit Election

Nick Clegg, Former Deputy Prime Minister

Terror Attack on The Champs-Elysées in Paris as Europe fears a French Election Nightmare

Hugh Schofield, BBC Correspondent in Paris, Emmanuelle Schon Quinlivan, Lecturer in Comparative European Government and French Politics at University College Cork

Thursday 20th April

Confessions

Dr. Rabbi Jonathan Romain, Fr. Joe McDonald, St. Matthews Parish Priest, Ballyfermot in Dublin

Gluten Free Diets

Professor Fergus Shanahan, UCC's Department of Medicine

Home Care for the Elderly

Ed Murphy, CEO Home Instead Senior Care, Justin Moran, Head of Advocacy and Communications, Age Action

House Prices Rising

Barry Cowen, F.F. TD Offaly

Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces Protest

Shelly Cotter and Judith Wharton

Family Carers Ireland

Lynnmarie Walsh

The National Maternity Hospital

Dr. Rhona O'Mahony, Master of Holles Street, Nicky Kearns, Deputy Chair of The National Maternity Hospital, Dr. Michael Harty, Independent TD Clare, Brendan Howlin, Labour Party Leader

Wednesday 19th April

Vulture Funds and Retail

Damian O'Reilly, Lecturer in Retail Management, DIT

Book: Inside the Monkey House

John Cuffe, Author

Difficult Mothers

Terri Apter, Psychologist and Author

Time for an Taoiseach to Go?

Noel Rock, F.G. TD Dublin North West

Classifieds

Brian O'Connell report

ASTI Teachers

Breda Lynch, Maths Teacher teaching for thirty three years, Keith Howley, Maths Teacher teaching for five years

The National Maternity Hospital

Kieran Mulvey, Mediator between Holles Street and St Vincents Hospital, Steven O'Riordan, Magdalene Survivors Group, Billy Kelleher, F.F. TD Cork North Central

UK Election

John Redwood, Conservative MP, Tom Brake, Lib Dem MP

Tuesday 18th April

Theresa May announces snap General Election

heresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement The Prime Minister had repeatedly denied that she would call an election before 2020. But following a Cabinet meeting at Downing Street she said she would go to the country this year.  We had reaction from Niamh Lyons, Fiona Mitchell, James Kirkup and Noel Whelan.

Library Series - The Readers Voice

The Laureate for Fiction - Anne Enright - in collaboration with Today with Seán O’Rourke and the Arts Council and Libraries Ireland is touring the country - it’s all about bringing authors to meet their readers and using the libraries as the meeting point. This morning Anne Enright joined us along with Claire Kilroy, author of The Devil I Know.

Prince Harry and Bereavement

The Laureate for Fiction - Anne Enright - in collaboration with Today with Seán O’Rourke and the Arts Council and Libraries Ireland is touring the country - it’s all about bringing authors to meet their readers and using the libraries as the meeting point. This morning Anne Enright joined us along with Claire Kilroy, author of The Devil I Know.

Travel: Amsterdam

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster. The Prime Minister had repeatedly denied that she would call an election before the next scheduled poll in 2020. But following a Cabinet meeting at Downing Street she said she would go to the country this year.  We had reaction from Niamh Lyons, Fiona Mitchell, James Kirkup and Noel Whelan.

North Korea

To the Korean peninsula, and the mounting tensions between North Korea and the US. North Korea’s vice foreign minister has vowed to carry out weekly missile tests and has warned 'all out war' would result if the US took military action. Jason Struthers is a journalist based in Seoul and he spoke to us this morning.

Cold Case: Murder

A cold-case investigation solved a 30-year-old murder after a jury returned a guilty verdict against a man for strangling a woman to death before setting her house on fire. John Joseph Malone of Newpark, Kilkenny was found guilty  last Thursday of the murder of Ann 'Nancy' Smyth  on September 11th, 1987 at her home on Wolfe Tone Street, Kilkenny.  Prime Time reporter, Barry Cummins has a special report on the case which will be broadcast on this evenings programme….He joined us in studio this morning.

ASTI Annual Conference

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton spoke to us ahead of the 95th Annual ASTI Convention taking place in the INEC Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Friday 14th April

The Gathering

Fiach kelly, Political Correspondent, Irish Times, Martin Heydon, F.G. TD Kildare South, Louise O'Reilly, S.F. TD Fingal, Colette Browne, Columnist Irish Independent

Turkish Referendum

Kareem Shaheen, The Guardeen

Easter Food

Caitriona Redmond, wholesomeireland.com

Dying Intestate

Tim Bracken, Author of The Probate Handbook

Mother of All Bombs

Declan Power, Security Analyst

Rescue 116 Preliminary Report

Graham Liddy, Aviation Safety Consultant, Lorna Siggins, Irish Times Marine Correspondent

Thursday 13th April

Easter Gardening

Pauric Horkan

Sense and Sensibility

Niall MacMonagle

History of Garda Controversies

Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History, UCD

Eric Trump's Visit to Doonbeg

Peter O'Connell, Clare Champion

Unclaimed Bodies

Brian O'Connell

Religion in Ireland

Michael Nugent, Chairperson, Atheist Ireland, David Quinn, Director Iona Institute

Minister for Public Expenditure and Public Reform Paschal Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe

Wednesday 12th April

Wicker Coffins

Marie Louise O'Donnell

Book: The American Girl

Rachael English, Author

Post Offices

Ned O'Hara, General Secretary Irish Postmasters Union

Garda Reform

Conor Brady, Former GSOC Commissioner

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Garda Series

Brian O'Connell reports on a series of nights spent on the beat with the Gardaí.

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