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Tuesday 21st February

Thousands of empty 'Buckfast' bottles uncovered during remedial works at Claddagh basin in Galway

Councillor Niall McNelis is with Galway City Council hopes new by-laws will help prevent further dumping of this nature

New basket of consumer goods selected by CSO includes avocados, sweet potato and craft beer

Our business editor David Murphy reports

Vice President of European Commission says Commission recognises Ireland is a 'special case in the Brexit debate'

Frans Timmermans addresses at a joint sitting of the Oireachtas European Affairs and Foreign Affairs Committees from where Justin McCarthy of our political staff sent this report

Marine le Pen gaining ground in French presidential polls

The leader of the French far right National Front party refused to wear a head scarf to meet a Muslim religious leader on a visit to Lebanon

Extra bus lanes are planned for the busiest sections of Dublin's Quays to prepare for the Cross City Luas

Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs for AA Ireland says Dublin City Council is doing nothing for motorists driving near the quays

Marie Collins remembers the former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell

Cardinal Connell in his own words in April 2002 comments on the issue that 'devastated' his period of office as Archbishop. Abuse survivor Marie Collins reflects.

RTÉ News poll finds large proportion of Fine Gael parliamentary party not yet decided or hasn't indicated support on future leadership

Our Political Correspondent Martina Fitzgerald reports

Monday 20th February

1997 RTE Nationwide clips gets nearly a million views on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

1997 RTE Nationwide clips gets nearly a million views on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

Famine in South Sudan

Sean Farrell is Director of Trocaire's International Division

Should schools should discriminate on religious grounds

Professor Heiner Bielefeldt is a German philosopher, historian and Catholic theologian

A month after describing Donald Trump as an existential threat to Europe Donald Tusk meets Mike Pence in Brussels

FT correspondent Arthur Beesley reports

Bus Eireann says its losses are bigger than first thought

RTE's Ingrid Miley

Minister Simon Harris responds to the suggestion he wants to leave health

RTE's Martina Fitzgerald and Ministers Coveney and Bruton react

Friday 17th February

Donegal team doctor and concussion expert warns of impact injuries on GAA pitch

Dr Kevin Moran says Croke Park should consider using interchange substitutes to ensure that there is time to properly assess injured players

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell says he no longer has confidence in the ability of Taoiseach to lead Fine Gael

Our political correspondent Martina Fitzgerald says Alan Farrell now believes Enda Kenny's position is now untenable

Sinn Fein's Northern Ireland leader Michelle O'Neill calls on Taoiseach to help secure special status for North in EU

Michelle O'Neill says there are potentially catastrophic implications for the island of Ireland

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair urges pro-Europeans to rise up and reverse Brexit decision

Alistair Campbell journalist, broadcaster and former Downing Street Press Secretary for prime minister Tony Blair says Britain is choosing a dark and dangerous route for itself with Brexit

Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath calls on Fine Gael to sort out their internal difficulties

Deputy McGrath says any early election would be no one's fault but Fine Gael's

Leadership race already underway as Taoiseach holds off on announcing date for departure

Analysis from Micheál Lehane of our political staff

Thursday 16th February

Latest political developments

Political Correspondent David Davin-Power reports

Trial of Sean Fitzpatrick continues

Legal Affairs Correspondent Orla O'Donnell reports

How President Trump is tearing up the rule book on diplomacy

Shashank Joshi, Senior Research Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute in London

Further reaction to terms of reference of Charleton Tribunal

Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Patrick O'Donovan gives reaction to the terms of reference for the Charleton Tribunal

Cabinet agrees terms of reference of Tribunal into Sgt Maurice McCabe affair

Jonathan O'Brien is Sinn Fein's Spokesperson on Justice gives his reaction to the terms of reference of the Charleton Tribunal & calls for Justice Minister to bring forward legislation to make tribunals more effective

Enda Kenny under pressure

Micheál Lehane of our Political staff reports on the pressures facing Enda Kenny's leadership of Fine Gael

Wednesday 15th February


Tuesday 14th February

US National Secuurity Adviser resigns

US Correspondent with the Daily Telegraph says General Mike Flynn had to resign after media reports the FBI were investigating his phone calls with the Russian ambassador

Cabinet meets over whistleblower controversy

Independent Ministers Shane Ross and Finian Mc Grath call for full public inquiry Our Political Correspondent Martina Fitzgerald reports from Leinster House

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire in Dublin for Brexit discussions

Our Northern Editor Tommie Gorman reports

Garda Whistleblower John Wilson calls for Leveson style inquiry

RTÉ's political correspondent Martina Fitzgerald joins again along with Irish Independent columnist John Dowling

Donegal Country Archives uncover Valentines poem

Archivist Niamh Brennan on how the poem the poem was discovered

Sinn Fein say public inquiry into whilsteblower controversy a necessity

SF's Deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald explains why her party feels a motion of no confidence in the Government must be put to the Dáil

Monday 13th February

Fine Gael backbencher says Enda Kenny needs to set out time line for new party leader

Noel Rock TD says he would support Leo Varadkar for the Fine Gael leadership but says the timing of Enda Kenny's departure as party leader is a matter for his own choosing

Boy, 16, who stabbed a man to death at a Halloween bonfire given 6 years detention with 18 months suspended

Our Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds says the who cannot be identified pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Lorcan O Reilly at the Oliver Bond flats in the early hours of 1 November 2015

An Taoiseach says Sgt Maurice McCabe was seriously maligned

Speaking in Cork, Enda Kenny said he wants the Commission of Investigation to start its work as quickly as possible

North Korea claims success of its first ballistic missile launch since Donald Trump took office

Tokyo based journalist David McNeill gives his analysis

SIPTU gives HSE 3 weeks to reach agreement to avert next month's industrial action

Health organiser Paul Bell says work stoppage in hospitals planned on same day as nurses' work to rule

Economy here to grow more than 3% this year and next

European Commission's winter forecast says Ireland will grow at double the rate of the EU as a whole according to RTE Economics Correspondent, Sean Whelan

Fianna Fail and Fine Gael in contact over differing accounts of contact between FF's Jim O'Callaghan and Francis Fitzgerald

RTE Current Affairs Political Correspondent Katie Hannon on the threat to the stability of the Government over the Tusla revelations and how Fine Gael TDs have been told to be available to support the Government this week in the face of a no-confidence motion

Friday 10th February

RTE's Brian Dowling says there is focus on Minister Katherine Zappone

Brian says it is difficult to gauge how developments will unfold but people want an indication from the Minister for Children about what she told the Cabinet.

Minister for Health confident all facts will be revealed

Simon Harris says Tusla could and should put more information into the public domain

FF leader says Sgt McCabe has been to 'hell and back'

Michael Martin also says he does not believe the Garda Commissioner should step aside during Charleton Inquiry

The Child Protection Agency Tusla concedes mistakes were made

Prime Time's Political Correspondent, Katie Hannon, says there will be relief in political circles at Tusla rejection it colluded with gardai.

Tusla chief issues written apology to Maurice McCabe

Fred McBride offers to meet the Sgt McCabe and try to explain what happened and what Tusla will do about it.

Thursday 9th February

The Health Minister Simon Harris has committed to a reduction in waiting lists

RTE's Ailbhe Conneely

Border row in the south east causing divisions in Fine Gael

This follows a decision by the Government's Bounday Committee to recommend that Waterford take over some of south Kilkenny

Former Northern Ireland Secretary Lord Peter Hain on Brexit

Lord Hain says he'll put forward an amendment to protect the border and the Good Friday Agreement in the House of Lords

Commission of Inquiry discussed in the Dail

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Mary Lou McDonald TD, Clare Daly TD and RTE's David Davin Power

Wednesday 8th February

In London MPs vote today allowing the Government there to trigger Article 50

In Westminster, Theresa May was asked about the role of the devolved assemblies in the Brexit talks, and about migration and the position of EU citizens living overseas. Shaun Connolly Political Correspondent with The Press Association explains

Two state bodies avail of a controversial tax loophole

IBRC bank and the National Treasury Management Agency, both have used Section 110 facilities that were recently closed off by the Government. RTE's Business Editor David Murphy explains

The HP Inc job losses were also debated in the Dail

Also in the Dail, serious allegations were made by the Labour Leader Brendan Howlin. Ailbhe Conneely reports from the Dail

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