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    Drivetime Thursday 8 October 2015


    Rent Supplement

    A new study from the Simon Community has revealed that 93% of properties for rent in August were too expensive for those on Rent Supplement. Della Kilroy reports....

    FIFA Suspensions

    The head of FIFA, Sepp Blatter and the man hotly tipped to be his successor, Michel Platini have both been suspended for their alleged involvement in alleged corruption. We spoke to Chief Sports Reporter with the Press Association, Martyn Ziegler...

    Election Speculation

    It goes on...the ever growing expectation that the Taoiseach may call a General Election for November has the bookies, the media and TDs in a state of great excitement. Fergal Keane has been taking the pulse...

    Opposition Pre-Budget Submissions

    If things were different...both Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein have today outlined how they would handle Budget 2016 if the power were in their hands. We spoke to Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty and also heard from Fianna Fail's Michael McGrath.

    2016 Plans Around the Country

    Today, the local and community plans for marking the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising were unveiled. There will be 1,800 events around the country and Minister Heather Humphreys spoke to us about some of them...

    Sara Burke on the Susie Long Care Unit

    Our Health Policy Analyst, Sara Burke went along to the new Susie Long Day Services Unit at St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny today - she told us what it's like and what it offers.

    What Kilrush wants from the Budget

    Our reporter, John Cooke reports from Kilrush, Co. Clare on Mart Day about what the people there are hoping for from Budget 2016.

    Do Computers make Kids smarter?

    With the government's announcement that it is to invest heavily in supplying tablets to schoolchildren, we took at a look at how and whether computers help kids to learn. Professor Larry Cuban of Stanford University says they don't and we spoke to him this evening.

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