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Highlights from the daily news programme with Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra. Featuring all the latest stories, interviews and special reports. Listen live Monday to Friday at 4.30pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

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Highlights from the daily news programme with Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra. Featuring all the latest stories, interviews and special reports. Listen live Monday to Friday at 4.30pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

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English

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RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 185 071 5105


Episodes
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Changing Places Ireland - campaign fighting for accessible toilet facilities

7/19/2024
While many families might be busy planning days out this summer, thousands of other families could be missing out all down to a lack of proper facilities. Two parents, the driving force behind 'Changing Places Ireland' a campaign fighting for accessible toilet facilities for people with physical needs, Ann Healy and Aisling McNiffe join Cormac.

Duration:00:08:08

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Top Democrats relay doubts to President Biden

7/19/2024
Joe Biden is set to return to the campaign trail next week following a Covid-19 diagnosis on Wednesday, Despite reports over the past 24 hours that high profile names are urging him to step aside. For the latest on this Amber Phillips, Political Reporter with The Washington Post John Nichols, National Affairs Correspondent with The Nation.

Duration:00:12:25

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Fears are growing of further unrest in Coolock after a week of disturbances

7/19/2024
Fears are growing this evening of further unrest in Coolock in North Dublin after a week of disturbances, sparked by plans to house over five hundred asylum seekers in the area. A public meeting is planned at the site shortly reporter Barry Lenihan is in Coolock.

Duration:00:06:22

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The global IT malfunction - Computer science professor Michael Madden on why it happened

7/19/2024
As we've been hearing, transport companies, health organisations and banking systems around the world have been struggling to overcome the "blue screen of death", after a major IT outage. To tell us more Leigh McGowran, Technology Journalist with Silicon Republic, and Michael Madden, Professor of Computer Science from the University of Galway.

Duration:00:11:53

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Hurling legends from Cork and Clare preview Sunday's All-Ireland Hurling final.

7/19/2024
The All-Ireland Hurling Final weekend with Cork and Clare facing off for top honours. To tell us more by two legends of the game from Cork, Mark Landers All Ireland Final winning captain with Cork in 1999 and two-time All-Ireland winner for Clare - Seanie McMahon.

Duration:00:06:33

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Mystery surrounding two Bronze Age axe-heads anonymously delivered to the National Museum

7/18/2024
The mystery surrounding two Bronze Age axe-heads anonymously delivered to the National Museum last week continues. The discovery has reignited arguments around the use of metal detectors in Ireland, to tell us more Dr Ros Ó Maoldúin, Chair of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and Liam Nolan, Member of the Irish Metal Detecting Society.

Duration:00:08:39

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The latest research on why we blush

7/18/2024
a new study may have helped them reach new levels of mortification - as it required them to sing karaoke and then watch the videos back all in a bid to figure out the science behind why we blush. To tell us more the lead author of that new study Milica Nikolic Developmental Psychologist at the University of Amsterdam

Duration:00:07:47

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Oisin McConville talks about the need for more funding to treat gambling addiction

7/18/2024
National charity - The Gambling Awareness Trust has announced former Armagh All-Ireland winner Oisin McConville as its new brand ambassador. This comes in the same week where the Rutland Centre's annual report showed.. 20% of its outpatient admissions were for gambling addiction. Oisin McConville joins Cormac.

Duration:00:11:52

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HSE and Government are being urged to make comprehensive statements after parents resign from disability service steering group

7/18/2024
Two leading campaigners resigned from a national steering group for improving children's disability services. They say their concerns were ignored during two years advocating for parents on a special group established by Disabilities Minister Anne Rabbitte. Reporter Barry Lenihan.

Duration:00:12:34

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One of the migrants attacked in his tent, talks about the frightening experience

7/18/2024
Tents sheltering 15 asylum seekers were attacked on City Quay in Dublin earlier this week. One of those men, David spoke about his experience and the terror he and other IPA applicants encountered.

Duration:00:08:46

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Ursula Von der Leyen re-elected - MEP's Barry Andrews and Lynn Boylan react

7/18/2024
Ursula Von der Leyen has been re-elected for a second term as European Commission President. We get reaction from Fianna Fáil MEP, Barry Andrews and Sinn Féin MEP, Lynn Boylan.

Duration:00:06:22

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Dr Colin O'Gara on dramatic surge in cocaine, gambling and alcohol addictions

7/17/2024
A new report from the Rutland Centre shows a dramatic surge in the number of people seeking treatment for multiple addictions. The study says 62% of people presented with multiple addictions last year, up from 48% in 2022. Professor Colin O'Gara Head of Addiction Services at St John of God Hospital & Clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCD.

Duration:00:11:04

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Why playing Dungeons and Dragons is good for you.

7/17/2024
Whether you are an Elf, Barbarian, a Wizard, or a Human, the benefits of playing "Dungeons and Dragons" can be great for your mental health! That's according to UCC research which identified escapism and social support as key aspects of the table top game. Orla Walsh is PhD researcher in UCC School of Applied Psychology has been looking into this.

Duration:00:08:45

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Accomodation for Ukrainians and migrants in Dundrum Co. Tipperary

7/17/2024
Locals in a County Tipperary village have criticised a government pledge to improve engagement with communities where International Protection Applicants are to be accommodated, after 7 weeks of protests outside their local hotel. Reporter John Cooke has been to Tipperary to meet the locals.

Duration:00:11:49

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Migrants in tents attacked in Dublin last night - details from one volunteer, and reaction

7/17/2024
Tents sheltering 15 asylum seekers were attacked on City Quay in Dublin last night. We hear from volunteer named Grainne who has been involved with a group of other volunteers helping other international protection applicants and get reaction from CEO of the Irish Refugee Council, Nick Henderson.

Duration:00:16:12

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Fact & Fiction campaign - an initiative that challenges the narratives around immigration in Ireland.

7/17/2024
The Fact & Fiction campaign is an initiative that looks at challenging the narratives that exist around immigration in Ireland. Created by the South Dublin County Council, the campaign looks to stop misinformation about international protection applicants that has spread online. To tell us more Alan Edge, South County Dublin Independent Councilor.

Duration:00:05:08

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The Forgotten West

7/16/2024
This week the Northern and Western Regional Assembly is urging the government to fast-track the delivery of 13 major infrastructure projects after a new study found that investment in the region is now on par with the least well-off areas of Europe in terms of infrastructure. John Daly, Economist with the Northern and Western Regional Assembly.

Duration:00:05:49

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The Department of Education has today published 'TRES' it's Traveller and Roma Education Strategy for 2024 to 2030.

7/16/2024
Dr Sindy Joyce - Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick and member of the Council of State.

Duration:00:07:38

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Concerns are growing over delays in the publication of a major new report into the Kerry Child Mental Scandal.

7/16/2024
The review of treatment received by patients of North Kerry CAMHS is expected to contain even more harrowing details than the Maskey Review of two years ago. Our reporter Barry Lenihan has followed this story closely.

Duration:00:10:58

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Youth Justice Project Leader in Coolock Keith O'Driscoll FF TD and Jim O'Callaghan on the violence and public disorder

7/16/2024
Minister for Integration Roderic O'Gorman has rejected suggestions that there was limited engagement with the local community in Coolock on a proposed new accommodation centre. For more on this, Youth Justice Project Leader with the KEEP Project, Keith O'Driscoll and Fianna Fáil TD, Jim O'Callaghan.

Duration:00:13:59