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RedFM News Extra

June 2nd 2021

In News- The social protection minister is insisting that changes to the local property tax are being done in the interest of fairness and hoteliers in Cork expect the vast majority of their rooms to be full during the summer.

In sport- The GAA have confirmed that 100 supporters will be able to attend matches from next Monday and Live Score has received the broadcasting rights for the Champions League in the Republic of Ireland.

On the Neil Prendeville show- This morning Mick Mulcahy spoke to Aaron Mansworth, Managing Director of Trigon Hotels, about today’s reopening of hotels and what it means for the industry.

RedFM News Extra

June 1st 2021

In News- The Government is planning to reduce the pandemic unemployment payment by €50 a week from September and a member of NPHET has warned the reopening of the country will be delayed if people socialize too much in the coming weeks.

In Sport- The launch of the Red FM hurling leagues took place last night in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Rafael Nadal begins his attempt to make history in becoming an outright record holder in men’s grand slam tennis.

On the Neil Prendeville show- This morning Mick Mulcahy spoke to Kieran about his concerns over Gatso Vans Parking Illegally to catch speeding motorists.

RedFM News Extra

May 31st 2021

In News- A Cork Historian and Councillor is questioning whether the historic Sexton Pub needed to be knocked and an investigation is underway into an alleged sexual assault at Allihies beach in West Cork.

In Sport- Cork Senior Footballers face a relegation play-off in division two of the Allianz Football League and the upcoming Copa America will no longer be played in Argentina due to a surge in covid 19 cases.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Mick Mulcahy spoke to travel expert Eoghan Corry about Friday’s announcement and what it will mean for the re-opening of the travel industry.

RedFM News Extra

May 28th 2021

In News- International travel is set to return on July 19th under plans set to go to cabinet this afternoon and Gardai are to carry out a technical examination on a car that was recovered from the water in Crosshaven.

In Sport- Cobh Ramblers host Cork City tonight in St. Colman’s Park with kick off at 7.45 and crowds are expected to return to Croke Park after the August bank holiday weekend.

On Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Wayne Lloyd, owner of two salons in Cork, about the staffing crisis in the hairdressing industry.

RedFM News Extra

May 27th 2021

In News- The Government is to announce plans for the latest easing of restrictions on Friday and a teenage boy will stand trial in Croke Park tomorrow after he was charged with violent disorder and the production of a knife on the night Cameron Blair was murdered.

In Sport- Manchester United lost 11-10 on penalties in last nights Europa League final and Zinedine Zidane has left his role as Real Madrid manager.

On Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Aine McLoughlin from The Harp Bar about the hospitality guidelines that were released yesterday.

RedFM News Extra

May 26th 2021

In News- Up to 60 fishing vessels sailed into the city today to protest against what crews say is the destruction of their industry and two Gardai were injured during a shooting in Dublin last night.

In Sport- Manchester United are looking to win the Europa League for the second time in 5 years tonight.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Patrick Murphy, the CEO of the South & West Fish Producers Organisation, about the protest taking place by fisherman in opposition to the conditions they face under Brexit.

RedFM News Extra

May 25th 2021

In News – Any reduction in the level of connectivity at Cork airport will have ripple effects for business in the region and shipwrecks like the MB Alta will blight the Irish coast for decades unless existing laws around abandoned vessels are strengthened.

In Sport- La Rochelle coach Ronan O’Gara has spoken of his disappointment on narrowly losing the European Champions Cup final and Ryan Johansson has been included in the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for friendlies against Switzerland, Australia and Denmark.

On Neil Prendeville show- Neil looked at the stories making the local and national newspapers.

RedFM News Extra

May 24th 2021

In News – A man in his 20’s is due in court after knocking a woman off her bike last week on Sarsfield Road and management at Skibbereen’s Ludgate hub say people have missed the social aspect of work.

In Sport- Golfer Phil Mickelson says he will cherish his win at the US PGA championship for the rest of his life and in the SSE Airtricity league premier division Shamrock Rovers are looking to put their loss to Dundalk behind them as they host Sligo Rovers.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Una Butler about parents with mental illness. Una lost her two children to murder suicide at the hands of her husband back in 2010.

RedFM News Extra

May 21st 2021

In News- The OPW minister has hit out at trolls and has accused them of having no interest in protecting the environment and former Debenhams staff have vowed to campaign for a reform on redundancy legislation.

In Sport- Cork City and Cobh Ramblers are both in action today and the Cork Ladies Footballers play their first game of the Lidl National League against Tipperary.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Senator Jerry Buttimer after he said that Cork City is quite a frightening place at the moment.

RedFM News Extra

May 20th 2021

In News- A status yellow wind and rain weather warning is in place for Cork today and last weeks cyber attack on the HSE is continuing to impact on services at Cork University Hospital.

In Sport- Cobh Ramblers announced that they are entering into a strategic partnership with Premier League team Burnley and today’s fixtures from the US PGA Golf championship.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Orla Donohoe from My Lovely Horse Rescue about an incident on the northside where dogs were let loose and attacked pregnant cats.

RedFM News Extra

May 19th 2021

In News- Calls are being made for the introduction of supports for aviation workers and West Cork Gardai were praised for their work in identifying the remains of an Indonesian fisherman.

In Sport- The fixtures for the Republic of Ireland’s friendly matches with Andorra and Hungary have been confirmed and there’s 6 games tonight in the penultimate round of fixtures in the Premier League.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Kieran, a pilot with Aer Lingus, about 198 Cork based staff being laid off without pay between September and November.

RedFM News Extra

May 18th 2021

In News- The Taoiseach says it’s shocking that people’s lives have been disrupted so much by the HSE hackers and UCC are selling limited edition pieces of flooring from the former on campus bar.

In sport- Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær is calling on supporters to be sensible on the return of fans to matches and Harry Keane has told Tottenham he wants to leave the club at the end of the season.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke about the convincing scam text messages people are receiving that appear to be sent by their bank .

RedFM News Extra

May 17th 2021

In News- Non- essential retail is opened for the first time in months on Monday with a hope that pent-up demand will boost trade in the City and disruptions expected in hospitals in the coming days following the HSE cyber attack.

In Sport – Cork’s Football manager Ronan McCarthy says he’ll be looking for an improvement this week as his side go in search of their first win on the Allianz league and in hurling Galway beat All- Ireland Champions Limerick on a scoreline of 0-26 to 1-17.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Cork Entrepeneur Pat Phelan, who has experience in telecoms and communications, about the cyber-attacks on the HSE and the Department of Health.

RedFM News Extra

May 14th 2021

In News – The HSE is dealing with the fallout from a major cyber attack today and four fishermen had a lucky escape when their trawler caught fire off the coast of Cork in the early hours of Friday morning.

In Sport- The Cork Footballers get their national league campaign underway tomorrow against Kildare in Thurles and Cork City are back in action tonight against UCD.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Paul Byrne from Virgin Media News as he celebrates 40 years in broadcasting.

RedFM News Extra

May 13th 2021

In News- The Tánaiste says a Covid vaccine could be offered to everyone that wants one by the end of June and a calls been to give wedding couples clarity on the easing of restrictions for the remainder of the summer.

In Sport- Cork footballers face Kildare on Saturday afternoon while the hurlers face Tipperary in the Allianz League and Manchester United and Liverpool play their rescheduled game in the Premier league tonight.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Jade about religious education in catholic schools.

RedFM News Extra

May 12th 2021

In News- It’s hoped reforms to the insurance sector will be fully implemented within the next 12 months and the cost of renting has doubled in the past 10 years.

In Sport- Cork City manager Colin Healy has challenged his side to build on their win over Wexford last weekend and it’s been confirmed that this year’s Munster Hurling championship will begin on Sunday 27th of June.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Keith spoke to Neil about leaving hotel quarantine after arriving back to Ireland from Italy.

RedFM News Extra

May 11th 2021

In News- A man remains in Garda custody following a stabbing in the City yesterday and the Government is being encouraged to bring in new laws to protect workers when firms go out of business.

In Sport- Cork manager Ronan McCarthy’s 12 week ban is to end on Thursday and in golf Dustin Johnson has opted to skip this week’s Byron Nelson Classic due to knee discomfort.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Richard Hogan from the Therapy Institute about social anxiety as Covid restrictions lift.

RedFM News Extra

May 10th 2021

In News- A Cork hairdresser says he’s booked out until June and will be working until midnight many nights to try and clear the backlog and Gardai arrested eight adults and a juvenile for questioning following an incident where it was reported shots were fired in a housing estate in the Ravensdale Close area of Mahon.

In Sport- The Six Nations looks set to remain on free to air on TV in Ireland and Rory McIlroy is back in to the top 10 of world rankings after his first win in 18 months.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Paul Byrne from Virgin Media News, about the feud in Mahon yesterday that saw at least one gun shot fired.

RedFM News Extra

May 7th 2021

In News- The Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan says it’s time for people to be optimistic and start planning for the summer and Pieta House says they are hopeful the success of last year’s Darkness Into Light event can be replicated tomorrow morning.

In Sport- Cork City boss Colin Healy wants to see an improvement from his side this evening as they host Wexford at home and Cobh Ramblers look to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Galway United.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to people who are separated from their families overseas and say that international travel is not all about holidays in the sun, it’s a way of seeing their loved ones.

RedFM News Extra

May 6th 2021

In News- A Cork TD has accused the Housing Minister of being in “cloud cuckoo land” over his handling of the private rental crisis and a Cork hotelier says government supports are still needed as the country emerges from Covid 19.

In Sport- Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says they can’t afford to be complacent as they look to book a place in the Europa League final and Chelsea and Man City will contest this years Champions league final on May 29th.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Fiona about the state of broadband outside of urban areas.

RedFM News Extra

May 5th 2021

In News- A Cork TD has described plans to cap the price of affordable homes in Cork City at €400,000 as “a sick joke” and ESB network technicians are out on the picket line today.

In Sport- Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says tonight’s Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid will be a fascinating tactical battle and Castlehaven and Nemo Rangers will meet in the 2020 Premier Senior football championship in August as last year’s final was postponed.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Linda Foley, who is a wedding celebrant, about how the wedding industry is coping through the restrictions.

RedFM News Extra

May 4th 2021

In News- A man who died after his car entered the water at Kennedy Quay has been named as Christy Moorehouse from Mahon and part of a house in Knocknaheeney collapsed yesterday while under construction.

In Sport- Manchester City are looking to make the Champions League final for the very first time and Mark Selby wins his 4th world snooker championship title.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Timmy, who owns a gardening business, about how hard it is for him to find youngsters who are willing to put in a hard days work.

RedFM News Extra

April 30th 2021

In News- 4 men and a woman remain in Garda custody after an armed Garda raid in Rochestown and a Cork restaurateur has expressed concern about the reopening date of June 7th.

In Sport- Cork City are looking to avoid a 5th consecutive league defeat tonight and the Champion Hurdle is the feature race in the penultimate day at Punchestown Festival.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Samuel, a taxi driver who had his car broken into in Douglas yesterday. The thieves made off with his bank cards, money, and passport.

RedFM News Extra

April 29th 2021

In News- Intercounty travel is set to return on May 10th and a broad welcome to news of EU plans for a vaccine passport.

In sport- Manchester United and Arsenal are both in Europa League semi-final action this evening and the semi-finals in the World Snooker Championship kick off with the 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham facing the 3 time champion Mark Selby.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Fergal O’Connor from Origin Hairdressers about the expected announcement on the easing of restrictions.

RedFM News Extra

April 28th 2021

In News-  New figures released in relation to ambulance response time for call outs and 50 new jobs have been announced in Cork with H& MV engineering opening a regional office in Little Island.
In Sport- Cork athlete Aoife Cooke says qualifying for the Olympics is a dream come true and the second Champions League final kicks off tonight with Paris Saint Jermain taking on Manchester City.
On the Neil Prendeville show-  Travel Expert Eoghan Corry spoke to Neil about the collapse of Joe Walsh Tours and if Ireland can prepare for a summer of staycations.

RedFM News Extra

April 27th 2021

In News- The ombudsman for children has requested an immediate end for the use of commercial emergency hotels for asylum seekers and the National Immunisation Advisory Committee is expected to recommend the Johnson and Johnson vaccine be used by those over 50.

In Sport- Brendan Rogers says he is happy with Leicester City despite speculation linking him with Tottenham growing and racing in Punchestown gets underway this afternoon..

On the Neil Prendeville show -Neil spoke to Lucia whose Dad has been suffering from Covid since December. She says it is also important to remember the psychological effects of the virus.

RedFM News Extra

April 26th 2021

In News- Locals in West Cork and Douglas are coming to terms with the tragic death of a young man who died in a fall near Garrettstown beach on Saturday night and Level five Covid restrictions are easing today.

In Sport- Munster’s first win over Leinster in 7 games with a 27-3 win in the Rainbow Cup and Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer are the first two players to be inducted into the Premier League’s new hall of fame.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Mark Gannon from Courtmacsherry Lifeboat spoke to Neil about a number of incidents that occurred along our coast at the weekend including the tragic death of a 22 year old male.

RedFM News extra

April 23rd 2021

In News – An Bord Planeala has granted plans for one of the largest developments in Cork in recent history and Svetlana Murphy has been returned to her family safe and well.

In Sport- Cork City are looking to get back to winning ways after 3 consecutive defeats and Derry City have appointed Ruaidhrí Higgins as their new manager following the departure of Declan Devine yesterday.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil looked at the stories making this morning newspapers.

RedFM News Extra

April 22nd 2021

In News- A young Cork man who overcame a stammer says he hopes to meet US President Joe Biden and hairdressers and barbers will be prioritised for re-opening next month, along with places of worship.

In Sport – Ronan O’Gara has signed a new 3 year contract with La Rochelle and Ireland head coach Adam Griggs will name his team to face Italy this afternoon.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Peter Warburton, who owns a small self-cratering company in Skibbereen, spoke to Neil about the self-catering tourism sector in West Cork and the struggles they are facing.

RedFM News Extra

April 21st 2021

In News- Plans for housing on the site of the former Bessborough mother and baby home are welcome, however any burial grounds on the site must be protected says a mother and baby homes survivor and NPHET will discuss the merits of Johnson and Johnson’s Covid vaccine this week.

In Sport- All 6 English clubs have withdrawn from the European Super League and Ed Woodward is stepping down as Executive vice-chairman of Man United .

On the Neil Prendeville show – Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Times spoke to Neil about the court appearance of the man accused of kidnapping a dog.

RedFM News Extra

April 20th 2021

In News – Researchers are looking into a new variant of Covid and over $32,000 has been raised to help a mother exhume her daughter in West Cork to rebury her in America.

In Sport- Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp won’t resign over the European Super League controversy and the fixtures for the Leinster senior Football and Hurling championship.

On the Neil Prendeville show – James spoke to Neil about a new rental scam that people should be wary of.

RedFM News Extra

April 19th 2021

In News- The National Immunisation Advisory Committee will discuss whether the gap between the first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can be extended and a man is due in court in Dublin following the death of a woman at the weekend.

In Sport- The draws for the Munster senior Hurling and Football championships have taken place and 12 of Europe’s leading Football clubs are to join a new super league competition.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Kieran, who is a First Officer for Aer Lingus, based in Cork, about the closure of Cork Airport and how aviation is coping during the pandemic.

RedFM News Extra

April 16th 2021

In News – There are fears Ireland could lose another bank and the National Public Health Emergency Team have praised the efforts of the public.

In Sport- Cork City welcome Shelbourne to Turners Cross in the SSE Airtricity league first division tonight and Cobh Ramblers are looking for their first win of the season against Wexford.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Kevin Cullinane, the Marketing Manager at Cork Airport spoke to Neil about the 10 week closure to re-build the runway.

RedFM News Extra

April 15th 2021

In News- Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment say they are closely watching the passage of an application through the courts by Indaver and Ireland’s first tubing park is set to open in Rosscarbery in a matter of weeks.

In Sport- Pep Guardiola is happy his side Man City have overcome a mental barrier to reach the Champions League semi-finals and the Ireland team to face France in the Women’s Six Nations will be named this afternoon.

On Neil Prendeville show- Neil looked at how locals, business owners and visitors are enjoying Clonakilty now that the 5km restriction has been lifted.

RedFM News Extra

April 14th 2021

In News- Residents in East Cork are opposed to plans for running the cable for the Celtic Interconnector project past their homes and the Taoiseach is to meet with the HSE and the vaccine task force later to discuss altering the country’s Covid 19 vaccine programme.

In Sport- Liverpool are looking to progress to the Champions League finals and the Ireland’s Women’s Six Nations game with France lies in the balance.

On the Neil Prendeville show Dr John Sheehan spoke to Neil about the vaccine roll out and the current situation surrounding the AstraZeneca Jab.

RedFM News extra

April 13th 2021

In News – All AstraZeneca vaccination clinics due to take place today have been cancelled and a 52 year-old Cork woman who fraudulently claimed €69,000 in carers allowance has been remanded on bail.

In Sport- Ireland Women’s Rugby star Beibhinn Parsons said the support they have received this week has been phenomenal and in the Champions league Quarter final second legs Chelsea have a 2-0 lead over Porto heading into tonight’s game.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Grainne spoke to Neil about being shocked when her Doctor called her ‘fat.’

RedFM News Extra

April 12th 2021

In News- People can travel outside their 5km from today with the easing of level five restrictions however they are being asked to continue to work from home.

In Sport- Japan’ Hideki Matsuyama won the masters by a single shot at Augusta and Cork’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan combined to win gold for Ireland in the final of the lightweight men’s double sculls.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Denis spoke to Neil about the kidnap of his dog while they were out on a walk yesterday. Luckily ‘Rocco’ was returned safely later that evening.

RedFM News extra

April 9th 2021

In News- A Cork Garda is recovering in hospital this morning after being injured carrying out a search of a car yesterday and Debenhams workers are marking one year since they lost their jobs in the city.

In Sport- Cork City are looking to get back to winning ways as they host Athlone at Turners Cross, while Cobh Ramblers head to Limerick to face Treaty United in the SSE Airtricity First division.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Paul Byrne From Virgin Media News about a story from overnight involving an injured Garda in West Cork.

RedFM News Extra

April 8th 2021

In News- Residents living in the vicinity of the Lough say they have had enough of the smell of urine in a laneway near their homes and St. Vincent De Paul is calling for their charity shops in Cork to be deemed essential.

In Sport – It’s day one of the masters in Augusta with Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry looking for their first green jacket and Monaghan GAA chairman says he was unaware of any team training session that took place in recent weeks.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Susan Ryan, from Susan Ryan Beauty, about the black market in hair and beauty treatments.

RedFM News Extra

April 7th 2021

In News – The one millionth covid vaccine will be administered in Ireland today and teacher unions and the Department of Health look set to clash later over vaccine prioritisation.

In Sport- A recent trip to Tiger Woods` house has given Rory McIlroy a fresh perspective on focusing on the main events and Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new contract with Man City until the summer of 2025.

On Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to publicans in rural Cork about how the summer might look for the industry.

RedFM News Extra

April 6th 2021

In News- The three main teaching unions are holding their annual conferences this week and five Cork sailors had a lucky escape when they were rescued from the water off Youghal yesterday afternoon.
In Sport- Man City and Liverpool are both in action in the Champions league this evening and North Korea won’t be taking part in this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil looked at the stories making Tuesdays papers.

RedFM News Extra

April 2nd 2021

In news – It’s hoped the discovery of two guns in a ditch outside the city could lead to the reopening of cold-case murder files and one of the organisers of an anti-lockdown protest in the city says tomorrow’s event is not about creating trouble.

In Sport – Cork City are facing Cabinteely in the SSE Airtricity first division tonight and in the Champions Cup Leinster take on Toulon in the last 16.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke about the hotel quarantine for those arriving into Cork from red list countries.

RedFM News Extra

April 1st 2021

In News – A man who allegedly attempted to rob a shop in the city armed with a syringe will appear in court today and Gardaí have issued fines to 30 people who attended a house party in the city on Tuesday night.

In Sport- A number of high profiled Dublin footballers took part in a collective training session yesterday in breach of Covid regulations and Northern Ireland are without an international win since October 2019.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil looked at the stories making the local and national newspapers.

RedFM News Extra

March 31st 2021

In News – Cork Business Association is to seek clarity from the Government on the future plans for outdoor dining and there’s frustration with the lack of a plan for the opening of Pubs and the retail sector also.

In Sport- The Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny is now 11 games without a win and in GAA a club in West Cork is under investigation by Gardai after possible breaches of Covid 19 regulations.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurant Association spoke to Neil to talk about last night’s announcement and what it means for the hospitality industry.

RedFM News extra

March 30th 2021

In News- There may be no easing of restrictions on April 5th as the Government takes a phased approach to easing some measures and residents within the UCC vicinity have once again appealed to landlords not to rent out their properties for summer parties.

In Sport- Stephen Kenny insists he is still the right man to lead the Republic of Ireland forward and in Rugby Simon Zebo has been linked with a move to London Irish.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Lisa, a 37-year-old woman who is 3 months pregnant and is homeless on the streets of Cork spoke to Neil about using drugs and how she wants to get clean for her unborn baby.

RedFM News extra

March 29th 2021

In News- The cabinet will decide on easing restrictions tomorrow following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team and the pandemic has given people more time to think about their job, according to a new survey.

In Sport- Munster’s JJ Hanrahan is to join Clermont Auvergne at the end of the season and Ireland boss Stephen Kenny still has the backing of the FAI despite Ireland’s shock loss to Luxemburg on Saturday .

On the Neil Prendeville show- Michael O’Donovan, the Vintners Chairperson in Cork spoke to Neil about comments made on Friday’s Six One news that suggested pubs were partly to blame for Covid figures.

RedFM News Extra

March 26th 2021

In News – A Kinsale woman who stole over €6,000 from a woman who moved to the area from the UK has been handed a four month suspended sentence and the long running battle between UCC and the ESB will go to the High Court to settle a liability claim related to severe flooding in Cork City in 2009.

In Sport- Cork City manager Colin Healy says he is expecting a very tough battle against Cobh Ramblers tonight and the deciding game of this years Six Nations takes place as France take on Scotland in Paris.

On The Neil Prendeville Show – Neil spoke to the brother of Adrian Moynihan on the 20th anniversary of Adrian’s death after an incident outside Sidetrax nightclub on Grafton Street.

RedFM News Extra

March 25th 2021

In News -Healthcare workers in Cork will receive their Covid vaccines at Páirc Ui Chaoimh Thursday and Friday and a man is due in court in Bandon next month after he was charged with PUP fraud.

In Sport- Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny says there are positives to take after their 3-2 loss to Serbia last night and Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry hope to bounce back today at eh WGC in Texas.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent for the Irish Times spoke to Neil about Liam Manley’s killer having his murder conviction quashed.

RedFM News extra

March 24th 2021

In News- It’s hoped the Government will announce some easing of the current level five restrictions and Penneys have announced plans to significantly increase their presence in Cork city.

In Sport- The Republic of Ireland kick off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign against Serbia in Belgrade with a number of players out injured tonight.

On the Neil Prendeville Show- Samantha spoke to Neil about helping to rescue a woman who had jumped into the river Lee.

RedFM News Extra

March 23rd 2021

In News- The Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says he hopes a new quarantine hotel system will act as a deterrent to people coming to Ireland and the Oireachtas will hear from the hospitality sector later today.

In Sport- The build-up is continuing ahead of Friday night’s local derby between Cork City and Cobh Ramblers and Cork’s Ethon Varian has been called up to the Ireland U21 squad.

On the Neil Prendeville show-Neil took a look at the stories making Tuesday’s papers.

RedFM News Extra

March 22nd 2021

In News- The HSE is to ramp up the roll-out of vaccines this week after the Astra Zeneca vaccine was declared safe for use and residents at long term care-facilities and nursing homes will be able to have visitors from today.

In Sport – Callum Robinson says he is hoping to start for Ireland this week and Leister are into their first FA Cup final since 1982.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil took a call about rental scams that are appearing online.

RedFM News Extra

March 19th 2021

In News – Residents in a housing estate in Ballincollig expressed concern after a gang gathered for a second time in the estate on St Patrick’s night and health officials are to give an update on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Ireland today.

In Sport- Willie Mullins trained Album Photo is looking to chase his 3rd successive Cheltenham Gold Cup today and the SSE Airtricity League gets underway this evening with Shamrock Rovers hosting St Patrick’s Athletic.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil took a look at yesterday’s Reclaim the Streets Rally on the Grand Parade.

RedFM News Extra

March 18th 2021

In News- Summer holidays could be a possibility this year according to an Irish airline executive and a protest against gender based violence is taking place in Cork city centre today.

In Sport- The number of Irish winners at Cheltenham stands at 11 at the halfway stage and Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Rangers can all secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League tonight.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Cllr Mick Finn spoke to Neil about the large gathering at the Lough on St Patrick’s Day.

RedFM News Extra

March 16th 2021

In News- Health officials and Gardai are asking people not to gather for several planned protests today and Thursday and Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou MacDonald says it’s ‘beyond the beyond’ that anyone would defend Leo Vardakar over his leaking of a confidential document.

In Sport- Irish rugby player CJ Stander has announced he’ll retire this summer and the Cheltenham Festival begins behind closed doors today.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Heather who is one of the organisers of the Reclaim the Street Rally that is due to take place in Cork on Thursday.

RedFM News Extra

March 15th 2021

In News- The temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine over concerns about blood clots, all primary school and 5th year students return to class and plans to cut 18 newly qualified doctors on Leeside.

In Sport – Ireland claimed their second Six Nations win yesterday with a 27-24 win over Scotland and Manchester United remain 2nd in the Premier League.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke about acts of vandalism in Graveyards, the latest was in Ballincollig over the weekend.

RedFM News Extra

March 12th 2021

In News- Today marks the one year anniversary since Covid 19 restrictions were imposed by the then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Finance Minister says the Government is determined to get as many vaccines as possible in a very competitive market place.

In Sport- Keith Earls, Rob Herring and Cian Healy are all back in the starting 15 in Ireland’s Six Nations Clash against Scotland on Sunday and in the PRO 14 Munster host Scarlets in Thomond Park.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Michael O’Donovan the Cork Chairman of the Vintners Association, about extending pub opening hours once they are allowed to re-open.

RedFM News Extra

March 11th 2021

In News- Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says it will be the end of April or Early May, at the earliest before non- essential retail or hairdressers can reopen and it’s hoped Johnson and Johnson’s Covid vaccine will be given the green light today.

In Sport – Ireland are continuing preparations for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Scotland and the last 16 of the Europa League kicks off this evening.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Fiona spoke to Neil about legalising cannabis in Ireland.

RedFM News Extra

March 10th 2021

In News – Every county will be under a status yellow wind warning later today and Piers Morgan is continuing to dominate headlines after he controversially quit ‘Good Morning Britain’ after backlash over his Meghan Markle comments.

In sport- Ryan Giggs will not be involved in Wales’ upcoming international camp and will miss their two World Cup qualifiers and Becky Cassin has been named as Cork City Captain ahead of the start of the 2021 SSE Airtricity League.

On the Neil Prendeville show -Neil spoke to Sonja who was amongst a group of people who helped rescue a woman who had jumped into the Lee near the Mary Elmes Bridge.

RedFM News Extra

March 9th 2021

In News- A “vaccine bonus” is to be examined by NPHET in the coming weeks and more than 79,000 applications have been submitted to the CAO for college courses in 2021.

In Sport- West Ham boss David Moyes says a top-half finish would be a strong Premier League season and Ireland’s Séamus Coleman is set to return from injury ahead of boss Stephen Kenny naming his team for the world cup qualifiers next week.

On the Neil Prendeville Show- Neil spoke to Martin Condon who walked into Anglesea Street Garda Station with a cannabis plant in protest over the Misuse of Cannabis Act.

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March 5th 2021

In News- The Organisers of tomorrow’s “rally for truth” protest in Cork City have refused a Garda request to cancel the event and there are no plans to move pregnant women up the vaccine que despite reports linking Covid 19 to stillbirth.

In sport- Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp says he’s at a loss to explain their poor run of form with a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last night and Munster can secure a place in the PRO 14 final, they face Connacht in Thomand Park at 7.35 tonight.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil looked at the headlines and stories making Friday’s newspapers

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March 4th 2021

In News- The aunt of 16 year-old Kimberley O’Connor who lost her life in a car crash last year says despite the incident traffic has not slowed down in the area and a Cork city based residents association are calling on parents not to allow their children to rent a party house in the city this summer. 

In Sport- Munster’s  Billy Holland says the time is right for him to step away from the professional game and Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield in the Premier League.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil took calls about the ‘Pyramid Schemes’ that are catching people out across Cork, with many people losing money.

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March 3rd 2021

In News- Former Garda Sergeant Christy Galligan says this weekend’s anti- lockdown protest is cause for concern despite assurances from organisers and Cork County Council has been refunded €23,000 after a statue of silver Screen legend Maureen O’Hara was criticised for not looking like her.

In sport- Manchester City have gone 21 games undefeated in all competitions and the Irish Horse Racing Regulatory Board will meet on Friday to decide what sanction should be applied to trainer Gordon Elliott.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Travel Expert Eoghan Corry and Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications at Cork Airport about the work that is due to go ahead on the runway at Cork Airport.

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March 2nd 2021

In News- Gardai are investigating the possibility that the remains of a woman in her 70’s found near Midleton may have been dug out of a grave and Gordan Elliott says he will spend the rest of his life regretting the error he made after a picture emerged of him on top of a dead horse..

In Sport- The 2030 World Cup could be coming to Ireland and Everton are within two points of a place in the Champions League.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil took calls regarding the announcement from Bank of Ireland that it would close 88 branches in Ireland including 9 in Cork.

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March 1st 2021

In News- There have been calls for a planned anti-lockdown protest in Cork to be banned and Bank of Ireland has announced the closure of over 100 branches in Ireland.

In Sport- Cork City manager Colin Healy says he is happy with how pre-season is going so far after being beaten by Shamrock Rovers yesterday 2-1 and horse trainer Gordon Elliott say he can’t apologise enough after an image emerged at the weekend of him sitting on a dead Horse.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Times, about the developments and timeline surrounding the deaths of three brothers in north Cork.

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February 26th 2021

In News- A double murder investigation is underway in North Cork following the discovery of the bodies of two brothers and all Direct Provision centres will close in the next 4 years.

In Sport- Munster are in action this evening against the Cardiff Blues and the draw for the Europa League last 16 takes place today.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Times, about two brothers found murdered on a North Cork farm overnight.

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February 25th 2021

In News- Concerns that level 5 restrictions were breached at Ballymalloe Cookery school and the Taoiseach has told his parliamentary party the 5 kilometre travel limit could eased on April 5th.

In sport- There’s 7 changes to the Irish rugby side that lost to France ahead of their Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday and Cobh Ramblers play their first game of 2021 against Longford town this evening.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Susan Ryan from Susan Ryan Beauty on the South Main Street that she is looking at opening her salon next week, regardless of restrictions.

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February 24th 2021

In News- A status orange rain warning has passed on Tuesday night without causing significant flooding to property in Cork and the Tánaiste says he doesn’t think the new living with covid plan is overly cautious.

In Sport- Hopes that the new GAA season will begin in May with the return of the Allianz Leagues and Tiger Woods is awake and responsive following his worrying car accident yesterday.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Michael Magner, owner of the Vienna Woods Hotel about the bleak future the hospitality industry will be facing it if does not reopen for summer.

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February 23rd 2021

In News- Heavy rain and high winds are expected to bring flooding to areas in the city and county and Former Acadia Group employees are demonstrating outside their former workplace today.

In sport- Six Nations organizers are due to make a decision on France’s clash with Scotland tomorrow after 11 of the French squad tested positive for Covid 19 and Thomas Tuchel takes charge of Chelsea for the first in Europe as they face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League at 8 PM.

In the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Paul Byrne from Virgin Media News about the two former Cork solicitors who were jailed for elaborate bank fraud.

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February 22nd 2021

In News- TDs are to get a pay rise in July, meaning they will now earn over €100,000 a year and the Government are to discuss the phased reopening of the country today.

In Sport – Cork City played their 1st match of 2021 yesterday taking on St. Patrick’s Athlete and the Irish Rugby squad train today in preparation for their Six Nations game against Italy on Saturday.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil looked at the big stories that were making Monday’s local and national newspapers.

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February 19th 2021

In News- A major investigation is underway after 172 kilos of Cocaine was discovered in a fruit container at Ringaskiddy port yesterday and Ulster Bank is pulling out of the Irish market.

In sport- Munster return to PRO 14 action this weekend, they face Edinburgh in Murrayfield and All Ireland champions Dublin have picked up 9 PWC All Star awards.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent for The Irish Times spoke to Neil regarding one of the biggest drug seizures in the Republic for years after cocaine valued at €12.04 million was discovered in Ringaskiddy.

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February 18th 2021

In News- Leaving Cert students are to be given a choice between written exams and predictive grades and the cabinet sub -committee on Covid 19 are to get advice from NPHET on what parts of the economy to re-open.

In Sport- Keith Earls has reporteldy been offered a new 1 year deal with Munster and the IRFU and Thierry Henry is in the running to be the next Bournemouth manager.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Times, about the jailing of a 42-year-old Cork man who sexually exploited a 14 year old girl with special needs.

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February 17th 2021

In News- The impact of Covid on the elderly in Cork is being highlighted as they receive their first dose of the vaccine and the former head of the HSE says the Johnson and Johnson vaccine could be a game changer.

In sport- Cork Ladies Footballer Saoirse Noonan steps down from Inter-county this year to help with her international prospects and Cork’s Aaron Hill is in action in the second round of the Welsh snooker open today he faces Ali Carter.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to John Lowe, The Money Doctor, about the tax owed by people after receiving PUP or wage subsidy payments.

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February 16th 2021

In News – Many Leaving Cert students want the option of choosing between written exams and predictive grades and the Children’s Minister will appear before an Oireachtas Children’s Committee today to discuss what happened to interview tapes with survivors of Mother and Baby Homes.

In Sport – Andy Farrell has let 12 Irish players return to their provinces for the PRO 14 but has kept a group of 24 for a mini camp on Thursday and Friday and in snooker Cork’s Aaron Hill kicks off his Welsh open campaign today.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Nikki who is a volunteer with a homeless outreach group in Cork called Seo Le Cuidiú.

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February 15th 2021

In News- Leo Varadkar says his solicitors have written to Garda Headquarters offering to meet and answer questions about the leaking of a confidential document and the over 85s will start receiving the Covid vaccine from today.

In Sport- Ireland have now lost back to back games in their Six Nations campaign after being beaten by the French yesterday and in the Premier league tonight West Ham and Chelsea both have a chance to go into the top 4.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Dr John Sheehan spoke to Neil about the rollout of the vaccine to the over 85s.

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February 12th 2021

In News- The association of secondary school teachers of Ireland says they will meet with the minister of education today to discuss issues with the leaving cert, but aren’t back in talks and this year’s Valentine’s day is expected to be one of the busiest for florists in years. 

In sport- The Irish team to face France in Sunday’s Six Nations game has been named. It includes Iain Henderson as Captain and Rhys Ruddock as Peter O’Mahony’s replacement and the Head of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics Yoshiro Mori is after resigning after making inappropriate comments about women. 
On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil  spoke to callers about the Taoiseachs potential Patrick’s Day trip to Washington

RedFM News Extra

February 11th 2021

In News – Students should get clarity on the Leaving Cert exams next week according to the Taoiseach and the Irish aviation industry could be badly hit by an increase in the non-essential travel fine.

In Sport – All GAA fixtures are set to be postponed until at least Easter and defending women’s singles champion Sophia Kenin has been knocked out of the Australian Tennis Open by Kaia Kanepi.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Cllr Ken O’Flynn about a traveller funeral where it appeared covid restrictions were being broken.

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February 10th 2021

In News- People receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be in for a high tax bill if they return to work this year and the Tánaiste says personal services like hairdressers won’t be able to return at the beginning of March.

In Sport- Peter O’Mahony is to be handed a three game ban but will be available for Ireland’s final Six Nations game, the latest FA Cup fixtures as well as the Australian Tennis open.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Times about the sentencing of the man who put a belt around his ex-wife’s neck and threatened to kill her.

RedFM News Extra

February 9th 2021

In News- Cork City Council stopped short of Issuing an apology to survivors and victims of Mother and baby homes and Councillors have approved a €40 million plan to help the so-called ‘squeezed middle earners’ to own their own home.

In Sport – Peter O’ Mahony will find out today what punishment he will face for his red card in the Six nations game against Wales and Munster legend Ronan O’Gara told RedFM sport that Billy Burns needs to forget about the mistake he made on Sunday.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke about horses roaming free in parts of the northside.

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February 8th 2021

In News – The rollout of the AstraZeneca Vaccine starts today and people are being warned to expect very low temperatures over the next few days.
In sport-  The Ireland Rugby team are set to re-group today after losing their Six Nations opener to Wales and Tom Brady has won his 7th Superbowl title as Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs. 
On the Neil Prendeville show – Cormac from Cork Harbour Weather spoke to Neil about the impending cold and snowy weather.

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February 5th 2021

In News- A 72 year old woman who was found dead in a burnt out car outside Doneraile has been named locally as Mary O’Keeffe and education stakeholders are to meet today to discuss this year’s Leaving Cert.

In Sport- Ireland’s head coach Andy Farrell has named his team to face Wales on Sunday with Johnny Sexton as Captain.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Neil spoke to Barry Roche, the Southern Correspondent with the Irish Times, after the body of a woman was found in a burning car near Doneraile.

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February 4th 2021

In News- Ireland’s over 70’s could be vaccinated at GP clinics from next week and 18 people died on Cork’s Roads last year making it the county with the highest number of fatalities.

In Sport- Ireland’s team to face Wales in Sunday’s Six Nations clash is to be named on Friday and Tottenham are at home to Chelsea at the new White Hart Lane tonight.

On the Neil Prendeville show- This morning Neil spoke to Taoiseach Micheal Martin about the St Patrick’s Day trip to Washington.

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February 3rd 2021

In News – Opinion is still divided over whether Micheál Martin should leave the Country for Washington D.C for St Patrick’s Day and the Government is being urged to allow people to travel within Ireland this summer.

In sport – Paul O’Connell is excited to join Ireland’s coaching staff and Cork’s Football manager Ronan McCarthy is to be given a three month ban for breaking covid regulations.

On the Neil Prendeville show – David spoke to Neil this morning about Micheál Martin’s trip to the USA to meet Joe Biden.

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February 2nd 2021

In News- Students who sat their Leaving Cert at the end of last year are receiving their exam results today and Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan has put a dampener on hopes of holidaying abroad this year.

In Sport – Manchester United are looking to go joint first in the Premiere league with a win over Southampton later, and Cork senior Football manager Ronan McCarthy is to face a 12-week suspension after the Cork team were spotted carrying out a session in Youghal.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Pat Dawson CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association spoke to Neil about Ryanair refunds.

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February 1st 2021

In News – The number of confirmed cases of Covid -19 is expected to rise after the testing of close contacts and Huawei say they plan to increase the number of people they employ in Ireland to at least 310.

In Sport – Shane Long looks set for a transfer to championship side Bournemouth on loan, Liverpool are closing in on signing Ben Davies and in soccer this years President’s Cup will be played on March 12th.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Mairead spoke to Neil about Covid in Australia and how they are dealing with the virus down under.

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January 29th 2021

In News- Caroline Forrest, the mother of an eight year old Cork boy with cerebral palsy says she needs to find a new home to take care of her growing son and the redundancy process for former Arcadia Group workers starts today after the group collapsed in November.

In Sport- Liverpool lose Joel Matip to an injury in their Premier League win over Spurs, Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell is retiring after 17 years of leading the club and Reading host Bournemouth in the Championship with both sides looking for promotion.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Sinead spoke to Neil about the state of footpaths on the northside as they have become no go areas because of horse fouling.

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January 28th 2021

In News – Ireland has put in place a travel ban for 11 South American countries and South Africa and residents near UCC are calling for action against unscrupulous landlords.

In Sport- Ebony Marinoff’s 3 game ban has been quashed by the AFL’s appeals board and French authorities have yet to decide if they will field a team in this year’s Six Nations.

On the Neil Prendeville show Evelyn spoke to Neil about her daughter needing to travel overseas to receive medical treatments that aren’t available in Ireland.

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January 27th 2021

In News- Over 250 jobs are to be created across Cork City and County in two separate jobs announcements and the Taoiseach is leading the tributes to Cork Soprano Cara O’Sullivan who sadly passed away at the age of 59.

In Sport- Manchester United are looking to go top of the Premier League table tonight with a win over Sheffield United, Thomas Tuchel takes charge of Chelsea for the first time at home as they face Wolves and the GAA are to meet next week to discuss the extension of Covid 19 restrictions.

On the Neil Prendeville show travel expert Eoghan Corry joined Neil to help unravel the rules on international travel.

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January 26th 2021

In News – The Cabinet are expected to sign off on an extension of the current level 5 restrictions and Cork’s Dede restaurant in Baltimore was given a Michelin star at a virtual ceremony last night.

In Sport – Chelsea are hoping to appoint former Paris Saint Germain manager Thomas Tuchel as their new boss today, this year’s all Ireland championships are set to be pushed back and Cork Camogie manager Paudie Murray is confirmed as Cork manager for 2021.

On the Neil Prendeville show Neil spoke to Dr Paul O’Keeffe, a GP at the Broadale Medical Centre about vaccination clinics.

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January 25th 2021

In News- The Government is expected to make a decision on the extension of Level 5 restrictions this week and the possibility of Leaving Cert students sitting the traditional exams this year.

In Sport – Frank Lampard has been sacked as Chelsea boss and Munster’s Craig Casey has been named in the upcoming squad for the Six Nations making this his first cap for the national side

On the Neil Prendeville show Caroline spoke to Neil about her hairdressing business in Cobh and how they are adapting during the lockdown.

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January 22nd 2021

In News- An outbreak of Covid- 19 at a halting site in Ballyvolane and calls have been made for the re-naming of a number of landmarks in Cork City after the publication of the Mother and Baby homes report.

In Sport- Munster have named their team to line out against Leinster in the PRO 14 tomorrow night, also the FA Cup 4th round gets underway tonight.

On the Neil Prendeville Show Cllr Ken O’Flynn spoke to Neil about an outbreak of Covid-19 on a halting site in Ballyvolane.

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January 21st 2021

In News – US President Joe Biden has overturned several policies signed into law by his predecessor Donald Trump and efforts to get children with special needs back to school continue today.

In Sport- Manchester United return to the top of the Premier League table and former Cobh Ramblers player James Cabia made his Scottish Premiership debut last night.

On the Neil Prendeville Show Margaret spoke to Neil about being caught by convincing scam artists who got into her bank account.

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January 20th 2021

In News- Teachers Unions are defending the decision not to return to the class this week to teach children with special needs and Joe Biden is to be inaugurated
as America’s 46th president this evening.

In Sport- The Adelaide Crows are to appeal the 3 match ban handed to Ebony Marinoff, a look at today’s premier league action and in hurling Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly is to take a year out from inter county Hurling.

On the Neil Prendeville Show Fiona spoke to Neil about the grave of her 6 week old son being vandalised in Bandon.

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January 19th 2021

In News- Plans to re-open schools for children with special needs are in doubt and Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan on resuming the testing of close contacts as soon as possible.

In sport- Adelaide Crow’s Ebony Marinoff has been suspended by the AFL for 3 matches following her incident with Cork’s Bríd Stack and tonight’s cross channel football action.

On the Neil Prendeville show Neil spoke to MEP Billy Kelleher about the roll out of the Covid-19 Vaccine in Ireland.

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January 18th 2021

In News- A member of NPHET says too many people see wriggle room in the current level 5 restrictions and the body of a 57 year old woman was discovered in Cork City yesterday.

In sport- Jürgen Klopp on Liverpool’s scoreless draw to Manchester United and Cork’s Bríd Stack suffered a serious injury in the Greater Western Giant’s pre-season game yesterday in the AFLW.

On the Neil Prendeville show Claire spoke to Neil about the difficulties of home-schooling children with additional needs, and the lack of special needs places in schools.

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January 15th 2021

In News- Education Minister Norma Foley on the re-opening of schools and this year’s Leaving Cert and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn says it’s too early to think about lifting restrictions.

In Sport- Tributes to former Cork Senior Ladies Football manager Eamonn Ryan who won 10 All Ireland’s and Cork’s Senior Footballer Ian McGuire is nominated for an All Star.

On the Neil Prendeville show- Emma spoke to Neil from her bed in a Covid ward at CUH.

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January 14th 2021

In News- There are calls from members of the Government for this year’s Leaving Cert to be cancelled and NPHET are meeting to discuss how best to deal with an increase in the number of people being hospitalised with Covid.

In sport- Aston Villa’s clash with Everton this weekend is cancelled due to a outbreak of Covid 19 at the club, Man City boss Pep Guardiola on stopping goal celebrations by players and Dublin’s Paddy Andrews retires from GAA.

On the Neil Prendeville show Neil spoke to Vivienne who used a sperm donor to become pregnant which opened up a debate into ‘natural’ conception.


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January 13th 2021

In News – Taoiseach Micheál Martin is due to apologise on behalf of the State to the survivors of mother-and-baby homes in the Dáil today and staff shortages mean frontline workers who are deemed close contacts of someone with Covid 19 will be called back to work.

In Sport- Manchester United are top of the Premier League following victory over Burnley, Alan Kelly has stepped down as Ireland’s goalkeeping coach and the latest on today’s snooker masters.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to County Mayor Mary Linehan Foley, who was born in Bessborough, about the report into Mother and Baby Homes.

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January 12th 2021

In News – The investigation into the discovery of human bones in Midleton is continuing and Taoiseach Micheál Martin will issue an apology to survivors of Mother and Baby homes today.

In sport – The faith of this year’s Six Nations is to be decided today, Manchester United can go top of the Premier League tonight and Brian Cody is set take charge of the Kilkenny senior Hurlers for a 23rd year.

On the Neil Prendeville show- The skeletal remains found near Midleton have led to much speculation in East Cork.

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January 11th 2021

In News – Concerns have been raised about the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines in Ireland and Cork Airport say they are working to ensure they are ready for the resumption of air travel.

In Sport- Cork senior hurler Stephen McDonnell speaks about calling time on his inter-county career and next years PGA Golf Championship won’t take place at Trump National Golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

On the Neil Prendeville show Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald spoke to Neil about the handling of the pandemic and the closure of schools.

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January 8th 2021

In News- The INMO says its members can no longer provide a safe service with thousands of nurses out and up to 85,000 people will be laid off today while the construction sector shuts down.

In Sport- A final decision on Aston Villa’s FA Cup third round tie with Liverpool is to be made later today and in golf Americans Justin Thomas and Harris English share the lead after round one of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

On the Neil Prendeville show – Neil spoke to Michael Collins’ grandniece Fidelma. The family are dismayed because his cap he wore when he was shot will no longer be on display.



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