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    Friday 31st July

    Donald Trump

    Next week, the inaugural TV debate in the Republican presidential nomination race will take place. Sixteen candidates are currently fighting in the polls to be included in the broadcast. We spoke to Chris Nixon Cox, the grandson of the late President Richard Nixon about why Donald Trump is on the march...

    On This Day - Francis Ledwidge

    Myles Dungan recalls the life and political leanings of the war poet who fought for the British Army but wrote poetry for the 1916 rebels...

    Guilty but Insane

    Thirty six year old Saverio Ballente, the Sicilian man who killed Thomas O'Gorman was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity today. Paul Reynolds reports on what went on in court - and we hear also from Criminal Defense solicitor, Dara Robinson who explains how our legal system deals with those found guilty but insane.

    Victim Support at Court

    Today is the last day of the law term before the summer break. But when they're sitting, courts are often very busy and very intimidating places, especially for victims of crime and their families. Brian Lally reports on the work being done by Victim Support at Court, a group of volunteers who help families through the process.

    Sentencing of Three Anglo Officials

    Three former Anglo officials were sentenced today. Orla O'Donnell was there for the verdicts and we hear also about the background to each of the three individuals, with further reaction from John Devitt of Transparency Ireland

    Thursday 30th July

    Mark Burke - One year On

    Mark Burke's body was discovered in a skip at a Dublin recycling plant one year ago. His family have renewed their appeal for any information on the death of the father of seven. Della Kilroy spoke to them...

    Afghan Prisoner Attacked at Cloverhill

    During the riot at Cloverhill prison yesterday, a 21-year-old was held hostage and badly beaten by a group of prisoners. His solicitor spoke to Mary....

    Anglo Officials found Guilty

    Three former Anglo Irish Bank officials were today found guilty of trying to hide accounts connected to the bank's chairman, Sean Fitzpatrick. We hear the report of the verdict and the background to the case....

    Simon Harris

    The Minister of State at the Department of Finance reacts to the latest CSO figures which indicate Ireland is the fastest growing economy in the EU

    Today at the Banking Inquiry

    Fergal Keane takes us through the evidence of businessman and friend of the former Taoiseach Brian Cowen, Fintan Drury with further analysis by Tom Lyons of The Sunday Business Post

    Wednesday 29th July

    Is there a fix for Irish Water?

    Various opponents of Irish Water have been putting forth alternative models they say could still be rolled out...Michael Taft of the UNITE trade union and Right2Water gives his view at this point...

    Harney and Gormley at Banking Inquiry

    Fergal Keane brings us the day's events at the Banking Inquiry where members heard from Mary Harney and John Gormley

    Injection Rooms for Drug Addicts

    Minister of State with Special Responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy, Aodhan O'Riordáin today hosted a Think Tank on the National Drug Problem. One proposal discussed was the idea of Injection Rooms for drug addicts. Della Kilroy explains...

    Central Bank Report

    The Central Bank has raised its economic growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016 and its latest predictions present a very positive picture. Is it really all that good? Stephen Kinsella, Senior Economics Lecturer at University of Limerick joined Mary to give his view...

    Housing Needs

    The first National Statement of Housing Supply and Demand was published today. It shows that 21,000 new homes will be needed each year for the next three years to meet demand. We got some analysis of the figures...

    Assaults at Youth Detention Centre

    Micheal Lehane tells us about the concerns expressed by staff at Oberstown Youth Detention Centre after a number of serious assaults

    Tuesday 28th July

    Apparition in Sligo

    Graham Clifford brings us back to 1985, to Carns, Co Sligo where four teenage girls believed they saw Our Lady and St Bernadette in the night sky.

    Yacht for Auction

    We hear about the yacht that is to be sold off in Cork this week - a yacht seized by Gardai as it approached land last year and was found to contain €290million worth of cocaine. Fergal Keane spoke to the auctioneer, Dominic Daly.

    US Serial Killer

    Police in West Virginia believe a shooting incident involving an escort and a client has led them to a serial killer wanted for the murder of several women...we hear the details

    Developers - Back in Business

    Barry Lenihan reports on the developers who are back in business...while Mary was also joined in studio by Stephen Donnelly, TD and Tom Parlon of the Construction Industry Federation about the developers who went through the NAMA process and are now looking to build again.

    Eurostat & Irish Water

    Fergal Keane reports on the rejection by Eurostat of the government case for keeping Irish Water off the state books. Analysis also by RTE's Economic Editor, Sean Whelan.

    Paintings found in Wicklow ditch

    Mary spoke with Dennis Russell who randomly discovered four precious paintings in a black bag in a ditch in Wicklow this afternoon....

    Monday 27th July

    The Case for Decent Work

    Brian Lally reports on the UNITE trade union's drive to reverse the insecure work contracts that became common during the recession. Analysis by Professor Michael Doherty of the Department of Law at Maynooth University.

    US Politics

    President Barack Obama continues his tour of Africa...while back on US soil, the 16 jostling for the Republican nomination continue to draw attention with their words and actions.

    Hepatitis C Week

    Della Kilroy reports on the first National Hepatitis C Awareness Week and we hear from Aodhan O'Riordáin on what he wants to achieve with the new strand added to his Ministerial brief - responsibility for Drugs

    Legal Advice on David Drumm

    Fergal Keane brings us up to date on the legal advice the Banking Inquiry has received today on whether or not they can take evidence from former Anglo chief, David Drumm via video link

    Adoption Bill

    Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly has put forward legislation which he says will help up to 100,000 adopted people trace their birth parents. We get reaction and also hear the experiences of three adopted people and their struggle to find details of their natural mother and father.

    Croagh Patrick Climbers

    Despite yesterday's plea for people to reschedule their Reek Sunday climb of Croagh Patrick, thousands still insisted on scaling the holy mountain and many were injured in the poor conditions...we heard from Elfyn Jones, an expert on the mountain and just how safe it now is.

    A University for the South East?

    Following today's report on the viability of a Technological University for the South East - despite a falling out between Waterford and Carlow ITs last year - we hear the views of some business people in Waterford and also the view from Dr Patricia Mulcahy, President of Carlow IT on how the relationship can be fixed and the project advanced...

    Friday 24th July

    Free GP Care

    Health Minister Leo Varadkar has proposed extending Free GP care to all Under-18s - if the present government is returned to power. Sinn Fein's Caoimhghín O'Caoláin gave us his reaction...

    Domestic Violence

    Margaret Martin of Women's Aid reacts to Minister Frances Fitzgerald's proposed new Bill on Domestic Violence which the Justice Minister says will improve protection for victims

    David Drumm

    Tom Lyons of The Sunday Business Post joined Mary to talk about David Drumm, the former Chief Executive of Anglo Irish Bank, who has proposed giving evidence to the Banking Inquiry via video link

    On this Day - John Philpot Curran

    Myles Dungan recalls the life and times of John Philpot Curran, once regarded as Ireland's greatest barrister who, if things had turned out differently, might have been Robert Emmet's father-in-law

    Bob Dylan Goes Electric

    Fifty years ago tomorrow, Bob Dylan shocked his fans by plugging in an electric guitar...Brian Lally takes us back to that day at the famed Newport Folk Festival

    Thursday 23rd July

    The Moving Statues

    It's 30 years since crowds started flocking to Ballinspittle to see the moving statues. Graham Clifford went back to the County Cork town to visit some of those who believed they saw movement three decades ago...

    Denis Naughten

    The Independent TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim reacts to the two HIQA reports this week on nursing homes within his constituency

    Reforms on Bail

    Last year, 10,600 offences were committed by persons while out on bail. Minister Frances Fitzgerald has announced plans for reform of the system. Barrister, Tom O'Malley spoke to Drivetime about what needs to be changed...

    Fair Deal - An Analysis

    Health policy analyst, Sara Burke has been looking carefully through the Department of Health's review of the Fair Deal Scheme...

    Fears for safety of Irish truck drivers

    Drivetime's Della Kilroy reports on why Irish truck drivers fear coming through the French port of Calais because of a number of attacks by migrants

    HIQA Report on Roscommon

    Joe Little tells us about a HIQA report on the HSE run Sacred Heart Hospital on the Golf Links Road in Roscommon

    The Taoiseach's Town

    Drivetime's Fergal Keane travelled to Castlebar in County Mayo to report on how the town is doing and whether it has gained anything from having theTaoiseach as its TD

    Today at the Banking Inquiry

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tanaiste Joan Burton, Minister Richard Bruton and Pat Rabbitte were all at the Banking Inquiry today. Barry Lenihan and John Downing of the Irish Independent take us through what they had to say...

    Wednesday 22nd July

    Boom-time developer at Banking Inquiry

    Barry Lenihan reports on the appearance of property developer Sean Mulryan before the banking inquiry. Ian Guider of the Sunday Business Post provides analysis.

    Bethany House

    The Bethany House Survivors 98 Group held their first commemoration at their Memorial Stone in Mount Jerome Cemetery in Harold's Cross, Dublin. Our Brian Lally went along....

    Arrest Warrants

    As of June 30th this year, there are over 115,000 arrest warrants yet to be executed by the Gardai. Ali Bracken, Crime Correspondent with The Irish Daily Mail has the story...

    Minister James Reilly

    The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs spoke to Mary about a new report which proposes a number of reforms to reduce the burden on working parents

    On the Run

    A Limerick man who spent six days on the run has been jailed for four months for throwing a wheelchair in a busy Emergency Department. Kathryn Hayes reports

    Online Bullying

    Online bullying has been increasingly highlighted in recent months, by the likes of Senator Lorraine Higgins and others. Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has now vowed to tackle the issue. Della Kilroy reports...

    Tuesday 21st July

    Boom Time Builders

    We take a look forward to the appearance of three boom time builders at the Banking Inquiry with the former Environment Editor of The Irish Times, Frank McDonald

    Assisted Human Reproduction

    We take a look at the current legal situation with regard to Assisted Human Reproduction in Ireland with Dr Andrea Mulligan of Trinity College Dublin

    Special Olympics

    We caught up with some of our Special Olympians before they jetted off to LA for the World Summer Games

    Ged Nash

    Minister for Business, Ged Nash on today's recommendations from the Low Pay Commission

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