Colm O'Regan's Radio Diary
Colm O'Regan's Radio Diary
Labour Party launches its General Election Campaign, Minister Brendan Howlin was in studio.
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, President of the Boxing Union of Ireland was there this afternoon at the weigh in. He told us what happened.
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.
Mr Assange - who faces extradition to Sweden over a rape claim, which he denies - claimed asylum in the embassy in 2012.
Paul Reynolds had the latest from a boxing weigh in taking place at the Regency Hotel, Dublin.
More of what the politicians have been saying on the second day of the election, John Cooke was in studio.
Della Kilroy speaks to some of the candidates. 'Find out more about the candidates in Election 2016 on RTÉ's online election page at rte.ie/election or on the RTE News Now app... where you can view individual political broadcasts by candidates in every constituency.'
On the campaign trail with Eoin O'Broin, Dublin West.
Regina Doherty, Ben Gilroy, Darren O'Rourke, Thomas Byrne and Dominic Hannigan joined us in Ashbourne to debate the issues.
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.
Are the issues more complex than before?
One the big issues facing the new government will be Immigration. Brian Lally travelled to Ballyhaunis.
Lisa Chambers, Rose Conway Walsh, Jerry Cowley and Michelle Mulherin discussed the issues facing their county this General Election.
Fergal Keane & Brian Dowling brought us through four of the leaders promises being made today.
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.
Mary came to us from Castlebar this evening where she spoke to Edwin McGreal.
In her political column, Olivia O'Leary says, apathy isn't a crime, but it is a shame...
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.
Retired Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness and Justine McCarthy spoke to Mary.
Free GP care for all was a centre piece of the present Government's promises back in 2011, Barry Lenihan had more.
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.
To the Courts where a 29 year old man has pleaded not guilty to murder by reason of insanity
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.
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.
Young Ballymun is a child poverty programme in a part of the Capital that's still very disadvantaged. Brian Lally reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Varadkar launches new 2 Million euro pilot scheme hoping to transform nurse staffing.
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
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.
Today Myles Dungan recalls the career of one of this country's most talented and popular dramatists, the author of She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith
Before the election is raised on election 2016- What do we know will actually happen over the next few days? Hugh O'Connell and Teresa Reidy joined us.
The Social Democrats launched a document this morning on 'Managing our National Finances Responsibly'.
Independent Senator Fergal Quinn has introduced a bill to regulate this growing sector and he now joined John on the line.
The Chairperson of the Policing Authority has said it will challenging, intrusive and critical where necessary when holding the Garda Commissioner to account.
Independent TD Mick Wallace has had a judgement for €2 million granted against him in the Commercial Court today. The order was granted on foot of a personal guarantee the Wexford TD gave on a loan from Ulster Bank in 2009. Fergal Keane had the detail.
GAA championship games set to be removed from pay-per view TV?
This weekend sees the last party conference before the General Election with junior coalition partners Labour gathering in Mullingar.
The controversy over a young profoundly disabled woman placed in a foster home, despite the facility being subject to serious sex abuse allegations took another turn today when the Minister Kathleen Lynch would not rule out an independent inquiry.
speaks to Paschal Sheehy
A new round of talks is due to begin in Geneva today aimed at finding a solution to the Syrian crisis. Five years of internecine violence has killed over 250,000 people and displaced millions. Ian Black is The Guardian's Middle East Editor and he joined John on the line from Geneva.
There's calm this evening after Storm Gertrude swept across the country last night, leaving over 10,000 homes and businesses without power in the early hours.
The issue of sexual consent has been gaining increasing prominence in Ireland in recent months, Ellen O'Malley Dunlop joined us in studio. Helpling 1800 77 88 88
Della Kilroy reports on the government's new tourism action plan
Brian Lally reports
Keep The Universal Social Charge and Stop Targeting High Earners! What Businesses Want from the Election, Barry Lenihan reports.
A new study reveals that where you live in the country affects your chances of surviving a serious health emergency. Professor John Browne joined us.
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