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    Wednesday 10th February

    Migrant Vote

    Nelteh Chadamoyo and Artur Banasckiewicz spoke to Philip about their vote.

    Dublin West Candidate Debate

    Leo Varadkar, FG, Ruth Coppinger AAA, Joan Burton, Labour, Jack Chambers, FF, David McGuinness, Ind and Paul Donnelly, SF

    Opinion Poll, Crime and Google Search

    Fergal Keane was in studio going through the happenings of the day for those on the campaign trail.

    Dublin West Voters

    Barry Lenihan has been meeting with voters in Dublin West.


    Luas strike is to take place tomorrow. Brian Lally spoke to commuters today.

    Tuesday 9th February

    Candidate Debate Roscommon - Galway

    Denis Naughten, Shane Cake Curran, Maura Hopkins and Michael Fitzmaurice joined Mary around the table today.

    Gangland Crime - Hutch Interview from the Archive

    Profile of Gerry The Monk Hutch from the RTÉ Archives and Mick O'Toole was at the Garda briefing this evening with Commissioner Noreen O'Sullivan.

    A Look at the Constituency of Roscommon - Galway

    Editor of the Roscommon Herald Christina McHugh has her finger on the pulse. And we spoke with voters around the county.

    Gangland Crime

    Strong words and promises of additional measures to tackle gangland crime from the government today. Conor Feehan of the Irish Independent joined Philip.

    Monday 8th February

    Louth Candidate Debate

    The 5 Seater Louth Constituency - Ged Nash, Labour, Maeve Yore, Independent Alliance, Imelda Munster, Sinn Fein, Peter Fitzpatrick, Fine Gael and Micheal O'Dowd, Renua

    Labour Economic Policy Launch

    Fergal Keane was there.

    Regency Hotel Murder

    The assumption had been that David Byrne's murder in The Regency Hotel had been in retaliation for the murder of Gary Hutch in Sept last year. Then came the unverified statement made to the BBC by the Continuity IRA claiming Byrne had been targeted in revenge for the murder of Alan Ryan in 2012. Conor Feehan spoke to Philip.

    Olivia O'Leary on the Campaign Trail

    Olivia O'Leary goes around with Arthur Spring.

    UCD Revenge Porn

    An investigation is under way at University College Dublin following a report in The College Tribune that male students allegedly shared explicit images of women they had sexual relations with. Up to 200 students are members of a private Facebook group used to share stories about and rate photos of young women.

    Looking at the Constituency of Louth

    Mary spoke with Richard Dowling, North East correspondent to take a look at the issues facing this constituency. We also heard from voters in Louth who aired their views.

    Friday 5th February

    Minister Brendan Howlin

    Labour Party launches its General Election Campaign, Minister Brendan Howlin was in studio.

    Election 2016 - Campaign Launches

    Several of the political parties launched their General Election campaigns today, with Sinn Fein and the Labour Party throwing accusations at each other. Fergal was at them.

    Mel Christle - Eye Witness

    Mel Christle, President of the Boxing Union of Ireland was there this afternoon at the weigh in. He told us what happened.

    Meath East

    Working parents are expected to be a key target for election hopefuls over the next three weeks, Barry Lenihan had this report from the constituency of Meath East and West.

    Julian Assange

    Mr Assange - who faces extradition to Sweden over a rape claim, which he denies - claimed asylum in the embassy in 2012.

    Shooting at Regency Hotel Dublin

    Paul Reynolds had the latest from a boxing weigh in taking place at the Regency Hotel, Dublin.

    Friday 5th February

    On this Day

    Myles Dungan looks at the first feature length documentary ever made in the Irish language but which is probably better known for its music than its commentary, Mise Eire

    Thursday 4th February

    The Canvas Continues

    More of what the politicians have been saying on the second day of the election, John Cooke was in studio.

    Meath East Candidates

    Della Kilroy speaks to some of the candidates. 'Find out more about the candidates in Election 2016 on RTÉ's online election page at or on the RTE News Now app... where you can view individual political broadcasts by candidates in every constituency.'

    Olivia O'Leary in Dublin West

    On the campaign trail with Eoin O'Broin, Dublin West.

    Meath East Candidate Debate

    Regina Doherty, Ben Gilroy, Darren O'Rourke, Thomas Byrne and Dominic Hannigan joined us in Ashbourne to debate the issues.

    AAA PBP Events

    Both the Taoisech and the Minister for Finance were launching a major Fine Gael economic policy document today. At that launch the Taoiseach was asked for his reaction to that poll. Fergal Keane had more.

    Ashbourne Annie

    Are the issues more complex than before?

    Wednesday 3rd February


    One the big issues facing the new government will be Immigration. Brian Lally travelled to Ballyhaunis.

    Mayo Candidate Debate

    Lisa Chambers, Rose Conway Walsh, Jerry Cowley and Michelle Mulherin discussed the issues facing their county this General Election.

    Election Promises

    Fergal Keane & Brian Dowling brought us through four of the leaders promises being made today.

    Zika Virus

    We turn to the United States now where reports have emerged that the Zika virus has been transmitted through sexual contact. Leana Sun spoke to Philip.

    Election Announced

    Mary came to us from Castlebar this evening where she spoke to Edwin McGreal.

    Tuesday 2nd February

    Olivia O'Leary's Column

    In her political column, Olivia O'Leary says, apathy isn't a crime, but it is a shame...

    Travellers at the Dáil

    Dail business continued today as an election call was put off until tomorrow, but outside Leinster House around 150 people held a protest demanding government action on the issue of Traveller Accommodation.

    Foster Care Case

    Retired Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness and Justine McCarthy spoke to Mary.

    Free GP Care

    Free GP care for all was a centre piece of the present Government's promises back in 2011, Barry Lenihan had more.

    Dail Reaction

    We expected that the Taoiseach would be on his way to Aras an Uachtarain this afternoon to ask the President to dissolve the Dail. However, that will now not happen until tomorrow, with the inquiry into the abuse alleagions before PAC being the reason why. Fergal Keane was with us this evening.

    New Murder Trial

    To the Courts where a 29 year old man has pleaded not guilty to murder by reason of insanity

    PAC Tony O'Brien

    The Public Accounts Committee has been questioning the Health Service Executive today about foster care failures in the South East. Daniel McConnell was in our Dail studio.

    Dublin Central Constituency

    Philip Boucher Hayes was on the Road to the Election today from Jones' Rd, Dublin Central with Mary Lou McDonald, Paschal Donohoe, Maureen O'Sullivan, Christy Bourke, Mary Fitzpatrick, Joe Costelloe and Cieran Perry.

    Monday 1st February

    Young Ballymun

    Young Ballymun is a child poverty programme in a part of the Capital that's still very disadvantaged. Brian Lally reports.

    Minister Kathleen Lynch

    The Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch, has announced that she is recommending that the Government establish a statutory Commission of Investigation into events in a foster home in the South East at the centre of abuse allegations. And the minister joins me now from our Dail studio.

    Galway & Mayo Constituencies

    Today, we're looking at the four-seat constituency that is Mayo,.the three seater of Galway East and the five-seater of Galway West.

    Terry Wogan Tributes

    Robert Mulhern visited North London to hear reflections from a generation of emigrants around Kilburn... where the broadcaster was once very much part of the social scene.

    Fiscal Space

    The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan says in the next 5 years the government will have a Fiscal Space of some 8.6 billion euro - that's money available to invest and spend. The Fiscal Advisory Council disagrees. It says the new government will have more in the region of 3.2 billion available. Seamus Coffey joined us.

    Pilot Nursing Scheme

    Varadkar launches new 2 Million euro pilot scheme hoping to transform nurse staffing.

    Review of the Dáil

    How has the past 5 years been in the House, who have been some of the stand-out performers, and what have been the key events? Fergal Keane has searched the archive.


    A review of 320 cases of alleged Garda misconduct, including historic investigations of unsolved death and rape cases has been described as 'pointless' by the Justice 4 All group which represents many of the victims and families involved. John Cooke reports

    Foster Care South East

    An announcement is expected later today on some form of a public inquiry into abuse allegations at a foster home in the South-East. This afternoon HSE head Tony O'Brien has been meeting with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minster for Social Care Kathleen Lynch.

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