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    Drugs Trade

    The violent ways drug dealers are forcing people to pay off debts, Brian O'Connell speaks to families and drug users.

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    Eircode

    It is just over 6 months since the launch of Eircode, at a cost of tens of millions of euro, who exactly has benefitted from the introduction of the postcode system and is it working in practice?

    Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been looking in to it.

     

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    Limerick Pills

    Some people are calling it the “new heroin” - in recent weeks concerns have been expressed at the availability of cheap prescription drugs on the streets of Limerick, with younger and younger people buying and taking them. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been to Limerick to examine the issue.

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    GAA and Gambling

    Last week in an interview in the Irish Independent, GPA chief executive Dessie Farrell identified problem gambling as a significant growing issue within the sport. This week, GAA President Aogan O'Fearghail disputed this and denied that this was the major issue facing players. I’ll be joined shortly by Colm Regan from the GAA, first though our reporter Brian O’Connell has been looking at this issue.

    For help with gambling see: problemgambling.ie

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    Mercy Hospital Cork ED

    Our reporter Brian O’Connell spent time outside the Mercy Hospital Emergency Department yesterday talking to patients, families and staff.

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    Dublin Fire Brigade

    The festive season can be a busy period for frontline workers and last Thursday night our reporter Brian O’Connell spent time with Dublin Fire Brigade’s ambulance service.

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    Radicalisation in Ireland

    While Irish security forces continue to monitor ISIS sympathisers in Ireland, with reports that as many as 40 people from Ireland may be fighting with ISIS, our reporter Brian O’Connell brings us an exclusive report concerning radicalisation here in Ireland.

    Fawaz Gerges, lecturer at the LSE and Dr. Ali Selim of the Clonskeagh Islamic Centre joined Keelin in response to the report.

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    Turkey D-Day

    It’s that time of year when many turkeys’ days are numbered. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been to a farm near Youghal as the Collins family slaughter, pluck and ready turkeys for Christmas.

    There are several ways to kill a turkey, Brian told us how they do it.

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    Flooding

    Brian O'Connell was in Clare and Limerick over the weekend and he brought us his report on the floods there having spoken to those who have been affected by it. 

    Floods in Corbally, Limerick

    Floods in Clonlara, Co. Clare

    Floods in Clonlara, Co. Clare

    Traveller Housing Scheme

    In recent months, our reporter Brian O'Connell has been looking at the issue of Traveller housing. Today, Brian brought us some good news of sorts brought about in some ways by the expansion of Apple. 

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