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Wednesday 28th September

The Irish Horse Industry

Analysis from Conor Brophy plus new HRI revalations from Barry Lenihan

Water charge debate in Dail

Analysis from Fiachra O'Cionnaith

Life in Dublin's north inner city - Part 2

Della Kilroy focuses on drugs and homelessness

Crime in Ireland

Sinn Fein's Jonathan O'Brien and crime victim Michael Hackett

Monday 26th September

Life in Dublin's north inner city - Part 1

With a new task force set up this summer to take on some of the issues facing local communities following gangland violence this week our reporter Della Kilroy is taking a look at life in the area.

First U.S. Presidential Debate

Archive report from Brian Lally plus analysis from Tom Foreman of CNN

Horse Racing Ireland

Barry Lenihan has more details on corporate governance issues at the semi-state agency

Friday 23rd September

Green Party Think In

One of the last of the party meetings takes place in Dublin tomorrow when the Greens gather to prepare for the new Dail term. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan joined us.

Horse Racing Ireland

Concerns are being raised at Cabinet level over the reappointment of the CEO of state body Horse Racing Ireland. Brian Kavanagh is to begin a third term as the CEO of HRI this Sunday. Barry Lenihan reports.


The OPW is inviting submissions from the public about managing flood risks at a series of events on-going throughout the country. John Cooke reports.


The Anti Austerity Alliance - People Before Profit group of TDs held their think in today, before the resumption of the Dail next week. Fergal Keane had more.

North Carolina

The family of Keith Scott have viewed the footage of his police shooting as Charlotte faces a fourth night of demonstrations. Lauren Dugan - a TV reporter with FOX 46 Charlotte has been covering the protests over the last three nights.

Naas Update

Services at Naas General Hospital have returned to normal today, after yesterday's tragedy which claimed the life of a man in his 70's. Shane Beatty presenter of 'Kildare Today' on Kfm joined us.

Thursday 22nd September

Ploughing Championships - Day 3

Frances Shanahan concludes her coverage, including a report on attitudes to drink-driving among farmers

Colm O'Regan

In his last radio diary of the season, Colm O'Regan's been think-in'

Government's Action plan on obesity

Philip Boucher-Hayes reports underwhelmed response from stakeholders. The minister responds.

Wednesday 21st September

After the Flood - Part 1

John Cooke re-visits the flood victims of last winter, as communities fear another wet one

Paralympians return from Rio

Brian Lally meets Ireland's medallists at Dublin Airport

Ploughing Championships - Day 2

Frances Shanahan reports from Screggan

Who murdered Denis Donaldson?

Gerry Adams denies sanctioning assassination of the MI5 double agent

Tuesday 20th September

Loughton House

Moneygall, Co.Offaly is world famous as President Obama's ancestral home... but just outside the village lies another historic site that's home to one of Ireland's best known politicians. John Cooke reports from James Reilly's family home.

Record numbers of rough sleepers in Dublin

Report by Brian Lally; reaction from Daithi Doolan of Sinn Fein

Budget 2017

The count-down is on to the Budget. Analysis from Tony Foley and Daniel McConnell

Olivia O'Leary

Olivia visits Hillaryland

Ploughing Championships - Day 1

Comprehensive coverage from County Offaly, presented by Frances Shanahan

Monday 19th September

Boxing legend Billy Walsh

The former Irish head coach on amateur boxing, cheating, poor judging, the Rio Olympics and his new job

Fianna Fail think-in

The party's health spokesman Billy Kelleher

Jack O'Connor on the buses

SIPTU president criticises Transport Minister Shane Ross

The Jihadi who changed his mind

Longer version of Philip Boucher-Hayes's interview with Jesse Morton

Thursday 15th September

All-Ireland Football Final Preview

Barry Lenihan reports from near Croke Park.

Laughton House

Downton Abbey Moneygall Style - we take a look inside the country mansion being sold by Fine Gael's Deputy Leader James Reilly.

Senator Michelle Mulherin

The former Fine Gael TD asked the GAA for two tickets for this weekend's All Ireland final and has expressed anger at having her request denied.

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Sinn Fein are in County Meath this afternoon holding their annual think-in with issues such as Brexit, mental health, and housing on the agenda. Fergal Keane was there.

Colm's Column

Colm O'Regan makes a complete hames of things

NAMA and Noonan

The Taoiseach is meeting with opposition parties today over the make-up of an inquiry into the sale of NAMA's Northern portfolio. Whatever the eventual format of that inquiry, Michael Noonan is likely to be called before it and prior to that will answer questions at the Public Accounts Committee.

Spain Court

An Irish man has appeared in court in Spain this morning in connection with the investigation into the murder of Gary Hutch who was shot dead near Marbella last year. Reporter Rob Horgan from the Costa Del Sol English language paper 'The Olive Press' joined us.

Dublin Bus Strikes

Dublin commuters' fears have been realised with workers at Dublin Bus planning a further 13 days of strike action. Unions representing the various grades at Dublin Bus met today to decide on their next step. Industry Correspondent with The Irish Times, Martin Wall, joined us.

Tuesday 13th September

Mojo is Back!

The Taoiseach has once again defended his leadership of Fine Gael--- saying he won't walk away from the mandate he has been given. Yesterday; Enda Kenny claimed he'd got 'his mojo back'

Medical Council Hearing

A Medical Council inquiry resumed today into allegations that a consultant obstetrician at South Tipperary General Hospital wrongly diagnosed an ectopic pregnancy when it might have been viable. RTE's health correspondent, Fergal Bowers joined us.

Kilkee Coastguard

Sea searches have continued in Kilkee today at the site where a member of the Doolin Coastguard tragically lost her life yesterday.

First Time House Buyers

First time buyers are waiting to see what kind of incentives there could be for them in next month's budget.

Fine Gael Think In

The Fine Gael Think In has ended in Newbridge this afternoon, with questiion marks still hanging over the future of the Taoiseach and how long he intends to stay in office. Fergal Keane was there.

Monday 12th September

Families in Hotels and Getting to School

With over 2,000 children now living in emergency homeless accommodation across the country many families have this month been facing long and costly school commutes since the start of the new school year. Della Kilroy met a family living in a hotel.

Water Charges

The leader of Fianna Fail Michael Martin says a proposal from his party that water charges be abolished is a not a U-Turn. Paul Murphy - Anti-Austerity Alliance TD for Dublin South West and the Green Party's Oliver Moran joined us.

Waterford Consituents

The row between Minister of State John Halligan and his government partners over the provision of cardiac facilities at Waterford University Hospital continues. Reporter Frances Shanahan has been talking to his constituents in Waterford City.


The ceasefire brokered by US and Russia begins at sunset today in Syria. Martin Chulov - the Guardian's Middle East Correspondent spoke to Mary who began by asking him about this Kerry Lavrov deal and how will it work.

Minister Leo Varadkar

Minister Leo Varadkar spoke to Drivetime this afternoon, we began by asking him for his analysis of their poor election performance and failure to connect with the voters of 2011.

Fine Gael Think In and John Halligan

Members of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party have this afternoon gathered in Newbridge, County Kildare for a two day think-in. And after a year when a lukewarm General Election result saw them returned to a new land called 'new politics', there's plenty to think about and talk about.

Friday 9th September

Independent Alliance

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is urging Waterford TD John Halligan and other Government ministers to apply themselves to their jobs and to get down to business.

Apple - Slovakia Conference

Michael Noonan meets his finance counterparts in Slovakia as an EU commissioner labels Ireland's decision to appeal the Apple ruling 'strange'. Suzanne Lynch spoke to Drivetime.

Winter Plan

We now have details of that HSE Winter Initiative Plan.. it sets a number of targets aimed at addressing overcrowding in our hospitals. Susan Mitchell is Health Correspondent with The Sunday Business Post and she has the details for us

Paralympics - Helen Kearney

In 2012 Dunlavin's Helen Kearney came home from the Paralympics in London with a silver and two bronze medals. She has had a glittering career since she first became involved in para-equestrian dressage events in 2008.

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Programme Highlights

Loughton House

John Cooke reports from James Reilly's family home.

Kenny's Mojo is Back

The Taoiseach has once again defended his leadership of Fine Gael.



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