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    Wednesday 29th October

    Discretionary Medical Cards

    Sara Burke with details of an unpublished report

    Problems with the Fair Deal

    Tadhg Daly and Minister Kathleen Lynch

    Tax on the Internet?

    The BBC's Nick Thorpe in Budapest tells us about the Hungarian proposal to tax the net.

    Tuesday 28th October

    Lydia Foy settles transgender birth cert case against State

    Sara Phillips from Transgender Equality Network Ireland on Dr. Lydia Foy's 21 year battle for legal recognition of her gender.

    ECB to decide on release of Trichet-Lenihan letter

    Tom Lyons from the Irish Times on the letter sent from J.C. Trichet to the late Brian Lenihan, before Ireland entered a bailout programme in 2010.

    Monday 27th October

    South African football captain shot dead

    David Smith from the Guardian reports.

    The Demise of the Progressive Democrats

    Barry Lenihan looks at the story of the PDs almost 5 years since it officially collapsed.

    Friday 24th October

    Sinn Fein's woes

    Political commentator Alison O'Connor

    Thursday 23rd October

    Eye-witness in Kobane

    Fergal Keane reports from the Turkey-Syria border

    Mairia Cahill cyber bullying

    Philip Boucher-Hayes and Brian Dowling report

    Wednesday 22nd October

    No merger for Carlow IT and Waterford IT

    Dr Patricia Mulcahy, president of IT Carlow

    Tuesday 21st October

    Fergal Keane in Kobane

    Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports from Kobane on the Turkey Syria border

    Lung Transplant Stats

    Jim Egan of Transplant Ireland and HSE and Transplant Patient Martin McHale reflect on Ireland's top 3 place in the Euro Lung Transplant table

    Cabinet Meeting and Leaders Questions

    Brian Dowling takes a political look at the Irish Water debacle

    Monday 20th October

    Hauliers protest and Transport Minister reacts

    Hauliers staged a 4 hour protest at Dublin Port and the we hear from the Transport Minister Paschal Donohue

    Talking Money

    Karl Deeter looks at Central Bank Mortgage Caps and new regulations for landers

    Irish Water and Mairiah Cahill

    Minister Simon Coveney on the Irish Water situation and we also hear from commentators John Downing and Malachi O Doherty

    Thursday 16th October

    Young People and Budget 2015

    Barry Lenihan examines what Budget 2015 means for students and young people

    Growing political unease over Irish Water.

    Fergal Keane reports on Fine Gael backbench disquiet, and Irish Water spokesperson Elizabeth Arnett tells Drivetime they may extend their Oct 31st deadline.

    Wednesday 15th October

    Olivia O'Leary

    Politics after austerity. In her weekly column Olivia O'Leary takes the temperature in Leinster House.

    Health Policy analyst Sara Burke gives her judgement on Budget 2015

    For the first time in years of budget coverage, health has not -- so far -- become the lightening rod of public discontent. We asked Sara Burke why is there a muted response to the health elements of this years budget?

    How the Budget affects families.

    Consumer columnist with The Herald, Sinead Ryan, talks to Drivetime about the changes to Income Tax, USC and Childrens' Allowance.

    Tuesday 14th October

    Loughrea reacts to the Budget

    In Loughrea Co Galway - local boy Brian Lally gets some reaction to the Budget measures

    Monday 13th October

    Tuam Babies

    Philip Boucher-Hayes reports on discrepancies between what the Bon Secour order says publicly and privately

    Monday 13th October

    Edward Snowden's lawyer speaks at a counter terrorism conference in Dublin.

    Della Kilroy speaks to Edward Snowden's lawyer Ben Wizner at a conference hosted by the Centre for Irish and European Security.

    Friday 10th October

    Mexicans gather in Dublin in protest at missing students.

    Barry Lenihan reports.

    On This Day

    Myles Dungan recalls Ben Franklin's visit to Ireland

    Thursday 9th October

    Ebola - is Ireland prepared?

    Dr John Lambert, Head of the National Isolation Unit at the Mater Hospital, Dublin, talks to Drivetime, about the medical protocols in place here.

    The battle for the Kurdish Syrian town of Kobani.

    Middle East analyst Hazir Temourian

    Wednesday 8th October

    Shane Tuohey Death

    Shane Tuohey Death - Philip Boucher-Hayes reports

    Finance & provision of Social Housing

    Donal McManus, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Social Housing. Henrietta Podd, M.D with Canaccord Genuity

    Breifne O Brien gets 7 year jail term

    Derbhaill McDonald of the Irish Independent tells us about the life and crimes of BreifnieO Brien

    Tuesday 7th October

    Tuam people react to calls for an inquest and exhumation at St Mary's Nursing Home.

    A call by solicitor Kevin Higgins for an inquest on the remains of children who died at St Mary's nursing home in Tuam, is being strongly opposed in the County Galway Town by the members of the Children's Graveyard Committee. Mike McCartney reports.

    Olivia O Learys Column

    Olivia O Leary says its not a sin to want to keep your seat

    Ink in his veins ....

    Brian Lally hears about a restored Printing Press in the Print Museum , and meets a man with ink in his veins .

    Monday 6th October

    Online Security

    Digital guru Bruce Schneier tells us what to look out for in the realm of On Line Security

    Talking Money

    Jill Kerby and Karl Deeter on the potential costs of water

    Friday 3rd October

    Pres. Higgins opens new Drop in Centre for Migrants

    Celebrations at MRCI as Pres. Higgins opens a new dropin centre for Migrants and Asylum seekers

    On This Day

    Myles Dungan recalls the exploits -- and short career -- of the Monaghan-born celebrity highwayman James McLaine

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