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Campus today January 19th
February 05, 2011 11:07 AM PST
Starts at 00:00 and finishes at 26:09
In the top stories, the green party stated that an election must be held before the end of March in the fall-out of the failed leadership challenge by Micheal Martin, four hotel workers now appeared in court charged with the murder of Micheala McAreavey but the process was expected to take some time and two more Aer Lingus flights were cancelled in the wake of the stand-off between management and cabin crew continued
In national news, the Cork medical centre was set to recruit an adiitional 100 staff, Gardai arrested five men and one woman on suspected dissident activities following the murder of Gerard Stanton in Cork last year, a man was arrested following the discovery of diesel laundering site in Monaghan, Gardai in Co. Kilkenny have appealed to the public to assist them with the case of a missing 15 year old girl and over-night water restrictions were set to continue in Dublin
We got the opinions of those on campus regarding what Micheal Martin's next move was going to be
In world news, Jean Devaulier or "Baby Doc" returned to Haiti for the first time in 25 years where he is expected to face charges regarding corruption and other offenses that took place in his charge, a new summit involving leaders from the US and China was set to take place at the white house in the back-drop of controversy over the visit and previously un-seen photos of Adolf Hitler taken by his private photographer Heidreich Hoffman were sold at an auction for €6,000
In sports, Declan Kidney announced a 32 man squad for the forthcoming 6 nations campaign with Mike McCarthy of Connaught getting his first call up, Newcastle striker Andy Carroll lost his battle to be fit ahead of their game against Tottenham and Roger Federrer survived a 5 set battle to secure his place in the next round of the Australian openCampus today January 12th
February 04, 2011 04:05 PM PST
Starts at 00:20 and finishes at 27:56
In the top stories, Police in Mauritius were expected to charge three men who worked in the hotel with the murder of Michaela McGreavey following the discovery of her body 2 days earlier, Enda Kenny said he would be asking questions regarding the contacts between Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Sean Fitzpatrick and Brian lenihan admitted that it might be possible for a new governement to re-negotiate terms with the IMF-EU rescue fund providing all European members agreed on it
We sought the opinion of those on campus for their opinion on what was happening with the student grant system
The interview we had was with Aoife McNamara, a lung cancer specialist nurse, on the release of lung cancer awareness week 2011
In the national news, Gardai were questioning 8 people in Limerick following the discovery of 2 bodies in the city, the new criminal justice service bill was published allowing greater community serices for minor offenses, investigations were still being held into the death of a woman in the Trident hotel in Kinsale at the weekend, a 46 year old woman pleaded guilty in Galway circut court of neglect of her 8 children and employees of Quinn insurance were invited to a meeting regarding its future
In world news, the European Union executive called for greater lending poer to underpin its lending arrangements with member states, floods poared into Brisane, leaving a trail of destruction, as their weather continued to reak havok across the country and Sarah Palin hit back at crtics after the attempted murder of democrat Gabrielle Giffard despite her online campaign targeting certain states
Paddy McGinn and Pat McCourt were shocked but not put off their football careers by the fact that they received bullets in the post intended for them, Andrew Trimple secured his future with Ulster after a series of good performances becoming the latest to sign a long-term deal with the province and Kauto Star completed his last jumping session before the record attempting 5th King George chase victoryCampus today January 5th
February 04, 2011 01:45 PM PST
Starts at 00:33 and finishes at 26:14
In the top stories, Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams stated that his party want to be involved in the next government but that it is up to the electorate to make that happen, the Irish nurses and midwives organisation said that there was a record number of patients (569) waiting on trollies to be treated this morning and that the Irish Exporters Association saw Irish exports reach the highest number ever recorded in €161 BN
Brian Wall spoke with Micheal Gowing, president of Macra na Feirma, regarding the proposal to bring land into the equation when it comes to grant applications
In the national news, water restrictions still remained in many areas around the country despite the slight thaw, the company at the front of the controversy surrounding the water shortages remained in the spotlight, President Mary McAlesse called on the country to create a positive and forward looking image abroad rather than the headlines that it produced in the last year, 26 people died in farm accidents last year which was a large increase in previous years and a report from website DAFT, claimed that house prices fell by 14% last year nationwide
In world news, North Korea called for un-conditioned and early talks with South Korea after a period of extended tensions between the two regions, Australia continued to experience severe conditions with many areas experiencing flooding including those coal mining regions and a week of amateur bull fighting in Columbia as part of a festival has seen 47 injured so far.
In sports, Jerry Flannery was expected to be missing for the next 6 weeks following an injury he picked up against Ulster, Cian Healy became the latest Irish star to commit to a new extended contract with the IRFU, Giovanni Trapatoni denied reports that he had suffered a stroke and Shane O'Neill was announced as the new Cork hurling captain for the upcoming campaignCampus today December 15th
February 02, 2011 02:13 PM PST
Starts at 03:24 and finishes at 29:38
In the top stories, it was announced from the Dail, that the EU-IMF vote was passed by a margin of 81 to 75, Brian Cowen revealed by 91 employees of AIB attempted to bring legal procedings over issues of bonuses and wages and a Westmeath family received an apology and €65,000 over two mis-diagnoses with their mother's cancer.
Jayne Haynes spoke with Tom Woodward, of the Cork rotary rememberance tree project, which was designed for members of the public to buy a ribbon to remember a loved one.
In national news, Met Eireann issued a severe weather alert following more falls of snow and ice around the country, the samaritans claimed that it has seen a large increase in the number of calls it has received directly related to the recession and 155 new jobs were set to be made with a Dublin based company in the finance and insurance business
Oliva O'Leary sought the opinion of those on campus regarding care in the home for the elderly.
In world news, striking Greek workers grounded flights and brought transport to a standstill in their continued action against cutbacks imposed by the government in response to their debt crisis, a school-board meeting in Panama City, Florida, was interupted when a gunman fired shots on board members before killing himself seemingly in response to his wife's emplaoyment status and Silvio Berlusconi narrowly surived a vote of no-confidence by a margin of 313 to 311
In sports, it was claimed that Steven Ireland was close to ending his self-imposed exile from the ROI soccer team and Roy Hodgson was confident that his job was not under threat and GAA president Christy Cooney warned Cavan that it would face fines if it was found guilty of training during the winter time-off periodCampus today December 8th
February 01, 2011 02:16 PM PST
Starts at 04:41 and finishes at 32:00
The essence of the show was predominately based around the announcement of the 4 year budget by the government.
I spoke with Deirdre Clune from Fine Gael on the announcements and later on in the show Ciaran Allen, from the people before profit organisation, also spoke with us.
Discussions was also held in studio with all those that were broadcastingCampus today December 1st
February 01, 2011 12:56 PM PST
Starts at 02:28 and finishes at 31:12
In the top stories, the government released details of the 85 billion bailout package that it received from the international monetary fund and the European Union and the measures sought as a result of it, figures from the live register showed that unemployment had fallen for the third month in a row to 438,000, debate still raged fiercely over the proposed decrease in minimum wages, snow and ice continued to reign havoc over the country with travel severely restricted, a women accused of the murder of a corkman in Kerry was released without charge following a judge's decision based on evidence and finally wikileaks revealed that Ireland attempted to restrict the use of shannon airport for military flights.
Daithi Lehanne, Deputy President of UCC, was in studio to discuss the march that took place in Cork City to protest against cutbacks in third level education grants and a proposed increase in fees.
Siobhan Brosnan from CCR was at the march and conducted interviews with students present and also Keith O'Brien from UCC.November 17th
January 31, 2011 02:21 PM PST
Starts at 08:12 and finishes at 31:59
In the tops, news covered included the meeting of European finance ministers to discuss the Irish economic crisis and what steps to take, the inquest into the deaths at Newcastlewest and Ballycotton in two seperate cases of murder-suicide and a report by a group of mortage specialists recommeded some leeway when it came to people falling in arrears.
The main interview that we held was with Sean Potts of the Gaelic players association following a study which stated that players were worth approximately €200 million to the Irish economy.
In other Irish news, the independent trustee in the case involving former AIB chief executive David Drumm stated that it was planning to countersue AIB for alleged improper dealings, Northern Ireland secretary Owen Patterson stated that it could be possible for people involved in incidents in the troubles to have their cases heard by a new independent body, Ryanair was to cut 48 services, mainly to the British mainland, out of Dublin, efforts were undergoing to re-float a ship that had gone to ground after leaving Drogheda port and a former hunger striker was set to take over the presidency of Sinn fein from Gerry Adams following his decision to see a seat in the election in Louth
In world topics, the first case of Cholera had been identified in the Domican Republic following a similar out-break in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake there, 33 women locked themselves into a mine in protest against the lack of funding coming forward following their earthquake in a nod to the male miners who were trapped at the time and a French defense minister stated that they were willing to hand control to Afghan troops of one of the areas that they had been operating in
In sports, hopes remained high ahead of the visit of New Zealand and Steven Hunt hoped to make his return from injury in the friendly against NorwayCampus Today November 24th 2010
January 26, 2011 03:15 PM PST
The show was predominately based around the announcement that day of the governments 4 year plan. We suspended the normal newsreads that we usually hold and instead took a call from Labour party deputy Ciaran Lynch and from Daithi Lehanne who is the deputy president in UCC to get the students perspective. In studio was myself, Eoghan Stafford, Jayne Hayes, Brian Wall and Bryan Delahunty
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