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    Wednesday 28th January

    Home Adaptation Grants: Part One

    Barry Lenihan reports. More on Shirley Feery's story here:

    Is the primary school online database asking for too much?

    There are conerns over the Dept of Education's plans for creating an online database of primary school students. Solicitor Simon McGarr and INTO Asst Gen Sec Peter Mullen talked to Drivetime.

    Government urged to introduce rent regulation

    Della Kilroy reports on a briefing session on rent regulation for Oireachtas members.

    Transgender concerns with Recognition Bill

    Transgender people tell Neil Doherty their concerns with the Gender Recognition Bill.

    IPU wants to ease delays and save money !

    The Irish Pharmacy Union proposes a Minor Ailment Scheme and declassification of certain medicines to ease daleys and save money . Brian Lally years more

    Tuesday 27th January

    Olivia O'Leary

    In her column this week Olivia O'Leary says 'we must always ask the question'...

    Monday 26th January

    Transplant crisis: Irish organs could be exported

    Mark Murphy, chief executive of the Irish Kidney Association

    Wednesday 21st January

    Drug use in homeless hostels

    Della Kilroy reports on the challenge to remain drug free for homeless addicts and Mary Wilson speaks to Cathal Morgan, Director of the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive.

    One million people can't afford basics - CSO

    Dr Mary Murphy from Maynooth University

    What does the future hold for the trade union movement?

    Jed Nash Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. SallyAnne Kinahan Assistant General Secretary at ICTU. Dr Michael Doherty Professor of Law, Maynooth University. He specialises in employment law and industrial relations.

    Tuesday 20th January

    Corrie's Anne Kirkbride remembered

    ITV presenter Richard Arnold remembers his friend and colleague Anne Kirkbride

    Monday 19th January

    Government urged to honour Magdalene pledges

    The government has been called on to honour its promise to provide survivors of Magdalene laundries with the healthcare and the services recommended in the Quirke report eighteen months ago. Della Kilroy reports.

    Talking Money

    Jill Kerby and Karl Deeter with advice for older people with mortgages

    Teacher wins case at equality tribunal

    Joe Humphreys, education correspondent, Irish Times

    Islamic state militants release some Yazidi captives

    Donatella Rovera - senior crisis response adviser with Amnesty International

    Mali says it is Ebola free

    Gregory Hartl - spokesperson with the World Health Organisation

    Friday 16th January

    Blogger flogged in Saudi Arabia

    Philip Boucher-Hayes reports on the case of Raif Badawi

    Wednesday 14th January

    Homecare Packages and Emergency Departments Part 2

    Barry Lenihan looks at the link between homecare problems and the trolley crisis.

    As Greek election looms we talk to Syriza candidate

    Yanis Varoufakis is a Professor of Economics at the University of Athens

    Frontline Defenders Annual Report

    Front Line Defenders launched its 2015 Annual Report examining what they've found to be a deteriorating situation for human rights defenders around the world. Drivetime's Della Kilroy reports.

    Ian Bailey Trial

    Witness Martin Graham claims Gardai threatened his life with the Provos

    Tuesday 13th January

    Homecare Packages & Emergency Departments Part One

    Barry Lenihan looks at the link between homecare problems and the trolley crisis.

    Ian Bailey V Ireland

    Witness Martin Graham alleges being given hash to 'loosen Ian Bailey's lips'

    Olivia O'Leary

    In her column Olivia O'Leary says we will always have Paris...

    Paris post Charlie Hebdo and supermarket attacks

    Charlie Hebdo columnist and RTÉ's Europe editor Tony Connolly

    Monday 12th January

    A Village Holds Its Breath

    Barry Lenihan reports from Stephanie Roche's homeplace of Shankill in Dublin as she awaits the result of the FIFA Puskas Award.

    A week of extreme violence and bloodshed in Nigeria

    BBC's Will Ross is in Lagos

    Primary pupils improve in reading and maths

    Primary school pupils have significantly improved their performance in English reading and mathematics for the first time in 30 years. Della Kilroy reports.

    'I just want to be buried with my baby'

    Philip Boucher-Hayes talks to a former resident of Bessborough Mother & Baby home.

    Thursday 8th January

    Freedom of Speech in Ireland

    Mark Kelly from the Council for Civil Liberties

    Sara Burke

    The challenges faced by hospital emergency departments

    Wednesday 7th January

    12 dead in Paris attack

    Tony Connelly reports from Paris, where 12 people were killed in the office of Charlie Hebdo magazine.

    Health Minister Leo Varadkar

    Minister Varadkar on trolley crisis in emergency departments.

    English Language Schools

    Barry Lenihan looks at delays to new system of regulation for private English Language Colleges.

    Tuesday 6th January

    Gardai getting power to fine law breaking cyclists

    Dr Mike McKillen of the Dublin Cycling Campaign and and Finian McGrath discuss the forthcoming legislation that will see €50 on the spot fines.

    Four Irish Energy Innovators

    The current oil price is at an historic low - but its only a blip . Brian Lally meets some Irish Energy Innovators

    Happy Birthday IFA

    Damien O Reilly reports from the IFA 60th Birthday Celebrations

    More Trolley crisis coverage

    Continuing coverage of the hospital crisis - Paul Bell of SIPTU

    Hospital Crisis continues

    600 and counting - hospital trolley numbers at an historic high. We hear from Galway , Drogheda and Limerick

    Monday 5th January

    Childcare law reports

    Della Kilroy reports on the latest child care law project cases

    Ireland granted full access to US beef market

    Damien O'Reilly of RTE's Countrywide reports.

    The ICC - a double edged sword for the Palestinian authority ?

    Prof Ray Murphy of Irish Centre For Human Rights - NUIG

    Could the next Dail see an end to the traditional party whip model?

    Dr Liam Weeks, lecturer, Department of Government at UCC

    Is a radical shake up in the party political system on the horizon?

    Fergal Keane reports

    Friday 2nd January

    450 migrants abandoned by people smugglers

    William Spindler Spokesman for UNHCR, the United Nations' refugee agency.

    Review of regional newspapers

    John O'Connor reviews.

    On This Day

    Myles Dungan examines the whirlwind tour undertaken in 1880 by Charles Stewart Parnell to raise money for the Irish Land League and hundreds of dispossessed tenants, who were victims of the Land War.

    Challenges facing a new political party

    Professor in Politics at UCD David Farrell looks at the prospects for 'Reboot Ireland'


    Barry Lenihan gives details on Lucinda Creighton's 'timeline' for a new party.

    Lucinda Creighton and Eddie Hobbs #reboot Ireland

    Philip Boucher-Hayes reports

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