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    Monday 30th March

    Small Parties and Independent Candidates

    Barry Lenihan reports on prospects for the Green Party; while Gary Murphy of DCU and Adrian Kavanagh of Maynooth University discuss whether smaller parties could be the kingmakers of the next Dail.

    Drivetime reporter Philip Boucher Hayes on Ian Bailey losing his High Court action

    Philip Boucher-Hayes was in court for much of the last five months of Ian Bailey's action for damages. He took us through the decision.

    Paschal Sheehy on the mystery of Sophie Toscan du Plantier's death.

    Our Southern Editor Paschal Sheehy reports on the mystery surrounding the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

    Ian Bailey loses his High Court action for damages.

    This long-running case opened on the 4th of November last year... and the 11 jurors heard from dozens of witnesses. Mary Carolan of the Irish Times spoke to Drivetime.

    Friday 27th March

    How technical forensics played a big part in the Graham Dwyer murder trial.

    The murder trial heard from a number of technical experts about issues such as the recovery of deleted images or files from Graham Dwyer's computers. We spoke to Dermot Williams, MD of IT Security company Threatscape, about these issues.

    Graham Dwyer guilty of murder - Sean Gillane SC

    Senior Counsel Sean Gillane spoke to Drivetime about how a successful case was built on circumstantial evidence.

    Elaine O'Hara murder trial - RTE's Barry Cummins spoke to Drivetime.

    RTE's Barry Cummins who has been following the trial and the investigation closely, ahead of his Primetime special report on Elaine O'Hara's murder.

    Graham Dwyer found guilty of murdering Elaine O'Hara - Fergal Keane reported.

    Shortly after the jury of seven men and five women found Graham Dwyer guilty of the murder of Elaine O'Hara, our reporter Fergal Keane, who covered the entirety of the trial, spoke to Drivetime.

    Thursday 26th March

    Dr. Mona El-Farra

    Head of Children's Charity in Gaza speaks to Barry Lenihan.

    Barrytown Trilogy is Dublin's One City One Book

    Roddy Doyle's slice of Dublin life will be celebrated in the Capital this April. Brian Lally reports

    Wednesday 25th March

    Louis Walsh on Zayn Malik quitting One Direction

    One Direction fans were shocked and saddened as one of the members of the massive boy-band quit. Drivetime spoke to X-Factor judge Louis Walsh about the pressures of band life.

    Garda Commissioner Before Justice Committee

    Barry Lenihan reports on Noirin O'Sullivan's appearance before the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

    Tuesday 24th March

    Olivia O'Leary March 24th 2015

    In her political column this week, Olivia O'Leary asks: where were all the 'bright people' when Irish Water was being set up?

    Anti-Austerity Alliance Calls for Election Candidates

    Barry Lenihan reports on the Anti-Austerity Alliance as water charge debate continues.

    Collective Complaint launched against Ireland

    Twenty residents groups launch a Collective Complaint - a class action if you like - againt Ireland

    Monday 23rd March

    Polish Complementary Schools

    Barry Lenihan looks at the growth of Polish Complementary schools as the first ever 'Polska Eire' festival begins

    What the fantastic results mean for 4 rugby clubs

    Brian Lally asks 4 Rugby clubs what the great events of the Rugby weekend might mean - a success dividend , if you like !

    Monday 23rd March

    Monica Lewinsky's Ted Talk

    Philip Boucher-Hayes reports on her insights into our Culture of Humiliation

    Wednesday 18th March

    A look ahead to the weekend's Anti Water Charges march

    Brian Lally meets some Anti Water protesters in Rush , North Co Dublin and Brendan Ogle and Dan McLoughlin look at this weekend's march in Dublin

    Monday 16th March

    Roscommon Repossession Cases

    Della Kilroy reports on the 97 repossession cases listed in Roscommon's court.

    RSA Poster Competition Winners !!

    Brian Lally meets the winers of a Road Safety Authority poster competition . Well done to Barryroe NS and Schoil Mhuire Broadford !!

    Friday 13th March

    Kate Bush as Gaeilge

    Brian Lally hears about Catriona O Leary's evening of Kate Bush songs as Gaeilge

    Launch of Renua

    Renua TD Terence Flanagan talks to Mary

    Thursday 12th March

    NALA campaign for plain english

    Did you ever get a form or questionaire? Perhaps from a government department? that had you puzzled, if not entirely flummoxed? Brian Lally reports on the NALA Plaign English Campaign.

    Christina Noble documentary

    Philip Boucher-Hayes talks to the children's activist.

    Wednesday 11th March

    US tanks in Baltics as NATO exercises begin.

    In one of the biggest NATO exercises since the Cold War days, 100's of US military vehicles, including heavy tanks, have begun arriving in the Baltic states Military analyst Tom Clonan, joined us in studio.

    Monday 9th March

    Yes, Equality launch referendum campaign

    Della Kilroy reports from the launch of them Yes, Equality campaign in the gay marriage referendum.

    Talking Money

    Karl Deeter on what to do if a vulture fund buys your mortgage

    Home Adaptation Grants

    Barry Lenihan reports from Cork

    Nights at the Round Table

    Brian Lally hears about the round pool table in Kilgarvan Co Kerry that was just too much fun to leave . pic by Irish Examiner

    Friday 6th March

    Sinn Fein Ard Fheis

    Finance spokesman Pearse Doherty

    Thursday 5th March

    Iran nuclear negotiations

    Did the Netanyahu speech to Congress actually push the US and Iran closer together

    Wednesday 4th March

    'Fresh' language rules

    Noel Smith, founder and Managing Director of Fresh Opportunities Ltd

    A New Drugs Minister ?

    Barry Lenihan reports on political confusion surrounding appointment of Drugs Minister. Anna Quigley of Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign outlines the case for such a minister.

    Ian Bailey V Ireland - Day 53

    Retired Sergeant Maurice Walsh denies sexually assaulting witness Marie Farrell

    Tuesday 3rd March

    The battle for Gorse Hill

    RTÉ's Samantha Libreri reports from the High Court. Ray Kennedy reports from Killiney.

    Olivia O'Leary

    In her political column, Olivia O'Leary looks at Labour's Alan Kelly.

    Ebola by the numbers

    Philip Boucher-Hayes reports 1 year on from the WHO officially recognising the outbreak

    Monday 2nd March

    A New Group for Rural Ireland

    Barry Lenihan reports on the new CEDRA implementation group-chaired by Pat Spillane.

    The murder of Boris Nemtsov. A Kremlin hit or an external attempt to destabilise Russia ?

    Olga Ivshina of the BBC Russian Service

    The battle for Tikrit

    Fawaz Gerges, Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics

    The problem with turbines

    Philip Boucher-Hayes talks to protestors, experts and the minister

    Friday 27th February

    On This Day

    Myles Dungan discusses the career of an Irishman -- who is far better known south of the Equator -- than in the land of his birth

    TV Sports Rights

    Barry Lenihan reports on the review into the desiganted list of free-to-air sporting events in Ireland.

    Grant Shapps - Tory Party Chairman

    The Conservative Party Chairman, Grant Shapps, was in Dublin for the annual conference of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce. He spoke to Drivetime.

    Regional Papers with John O'Connor

    Money owed for unpaid fire brigade call-outs and the future of the arts in Wexford - it's the regional papers with John O'Connor.

    Thursday 26th February

    Are lives at risk because of problems in our hospitals?

    Sara Burke's analysis

    Icelandic banker in jail

    Philip Boucher-Hayes reports

    Wednesday 25th February

    Lives are at risk - Tony O'Connell's diagnosis of the problems in Irish hospitals

    Political reaction plus response from Tadhg Daly of Nursing Homes Ireland

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