€70 million in cuts to fees for GPs and pharmacists were announced in last month's budget. The Irish Medical Organisation warns further cuts in will herald the introduction of waiting lists for patients and the unavailability of GP services in parts of the country. We talk to their Chairman Dr. Ray Walley.
Today the German Catholic Church decided to terminate its own inquiry into sexual abuse within its ranks citing a breakdown of trust between itself and the investigating body. Allan Hall, of the German Daily Mail and Chris Weisner, Spokesman for the Lay German Catholic Organisation 'We Are Church' discuss the issue.
The war in Syria and the subsequent migrant crisis prompted Ireland to offer shelter to 4,000 people here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme two years ago. John Cooke revisits residents of Ballaghaderreen's Emergency Reception Centre .