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    Thursday 27th November

    HSE Service Plan - Minister Leo Varadkar and FF's Billy Kelleher

    We were joined from Leinster House by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar... and the Fianna Fail health spokesman, Billy Kelleher

    HSE Service Plan 2015 launched - Sara Burke takes a look.

    There's an additional €115m for the HSE compared to last year, but will it be enough. Our Health Policy Analyst Sara Burke probes the detail.

    Wednesday 26th November

    Call to regularise undocumented migrants in Ireland

    The Migrants Rights Centre of Ireland have published the first major survey of its kind finding that 1 in 5 undocumented people in Ireland have lived here for over 10 years.

    Cannabis worth €4.5m found in olive tins

    Revenue's Investigations and Prosecutions Division tell us about the find at Dublin Port.

    How to become a Judge in Ireland ?

    Dr Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Barrister and former Fine Gael adviser.

    Reaction to housing plan

    Will the Government's social housing plan end homelessness? Reaction from the Peter McVerry Trust

    Social Housing Plan

    Brian Lally reports on Alan Kelly's plan to house more than 90 thousand families; plus reaction from housing co-operative NABCO.

    Tuesday 25th November

    Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on changes to Discretionary Medical Card Scheme

    Minister Leo Varadkar joined us in studio, to outline and explain the changes to the discretionary system.

    Changes to Discretionary Medical Cards

    Fergal Keane reports on the changes to the Discretionary Medical Card scheme, and Dr Ray Walley responds on behalf of the IMO.

    Women's Aid 'One in Five' public awareness campaign

    Margaret Martin Director of Women's Aid

    Political reaction to new Commissioner announcement

    Mick Wallace TD for Wexford

    New Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan

    New Commissioner speaks to RTE's Paul Reynolds

    New Garda Commissioner announced

    RTÉ's Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds

    Monday 24th November

    Talking Money

    Jill Kerby and Karl Deeter discuss mortgage arrears

    National Broadband Plan

    Communications Minister Alex White

    Minister Aodhan O'Riordain on the asylum seeker system

    Junior Minister Aodhan O'Riordain Minister of State at Dept of Justice and Equality, visited an asylum seeker centre in Emo, Co. Laois, and spoke to Drivtime

    Asylum Seeker Centre visit

    The direct provision system for asylum seekers was back in the spotlight, as a junior minister visited a centre in Emo, Co. Laois. Our Midlands Correspondent Ciaran Mullooly reported for Drivetime.

    Friday 21st November

    U.S. Immigration Reform

    A divided family and the Minister for the Diaspora

    Welcome Home !

    Brian Lally reports from a happy Casement Aerodrome - where nearly 200 Irish soldiers flew home after a 6 month tour in South Lebanon

    Thursday 20th November

    The rise of IS in Syria

    Leading Middle Eastern expert Dr Nader Hashemi on the rise of Islamic State

    Bilingualism damaging native Irish speakers.

    Joe MacDonnacha of NUI Galway has co-authored several reports on the Gaeltacht.

    Abuse survivor meets Taoiseach

    Abuse survivor Louise O'Keeffe talks about her meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

    Wednesday 19th November

    Government spokesperson on the new charges

    Minister Paschal Donohoe

    What are the new water charges ?

    Drivetime's Fergal Keane and Dáil clips

    Ian Bailey Case

    Mary Carolan of the Irish Times reports from the High Court.

    Water charges climb down

    Philip Boucher-Hayes assesses how big is the gap between public opinion and the government's position.

    Tuesday 18th November

    Ian Bailey v Ireland - Day 9

    Philip Boucher-Hayes reports

    Radio Column

    Olivia O'Leary looks at the food we eat.

    New report on child sex exploitation in Northern Ireland

    Brendan Wright of our Northern staff spoke to the report's author Professor Kathleen Marshall

    Unions advise nurses and midwives 'Hold Tight' and 'Do Not Pay'

    Des Kavanagh General Secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses' Association

    State of Emergency in Missouri

    State of Emergency in Missouri ahead of decision whether to prosecute a white policeman who shot an un-armed black teenager.

    Monday 17th November

    Rising rent in very county in Ireland

    Dr. Lorcan Sirr, a lecturer in the School of Real Estate at the Dublin Institute of Technology

    GAA as Gaeilge

    Barry Lenihan visits a GAA club in Dublin where pride of place gives way to pride of language.

    Talking Money

    Jill Kerby and Karl Deeter look at ways to beat the bank.

    New life for the Band Aid classic!

    Brian Lally looks back at other charity records

    Dr Conor McGee President of the NAGP

    NAGP calls for postponement of free GP care for the under 6s

    NAGP call for the postponement of free GP care for the under 6s

    Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

    Concerns over fresh military build-up in Eastern Ukraine

    Edward Lucas is senior editor at The Economist & author of 'The New Cold War'

    Rising public anger over water charges

    Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports. Leader of the Socialist party Joe Higgins

    Friday 14th November

    Victims Rights Directive

    Brian Lally attends a conference on the implementiation of the Victim's Rights Directive.

    On This Day - Oliver Plunkett

    Myles Dungan looks at the life and times of Oliver Plunkett

    Barry Lenihan and the great postcode debate !

    Barry Lenihan looks at the different sides in the Post Code debate

    Teachers to Strike - the Minister responds

    Education Minister Jan O Sullivan responds to the decision by secondary teachers to go ahead with two days of strike action

    Privatising Bus Routes

    Talks resume over the opening of more bus routes to private operators

    Second Level Teachers to strike for two days

    Teachers strike for 2 days in December and January .

    Ian Bailey v Ireland - Day 8

    Philip Boucher-Hayes reports

    Thursday 13th November

    Ian Bailey V Ireland - Day 7

    Ian Bailey alleges a French Connection to the death of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier

    Wednesday 12th November

    Ireland scores poorly in European 'Hidden Taxes' report

    Ireland scores poorly in a new report claiming that EU governments are hurting countries of the Global South. Della Kilroy reports.

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