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    Direct Provision

    Earlier in the week we heard from Minister Aodhan O Riordain on his plans to try and reform the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers. The new Minister was on this programme following a report by Brian O’Connell who was inside two centres at the weekend. Brian has been doing a series of reports on Direct Provision and today Brian brought us more cases and the story of a Cork solicitor who is taking on cases few others are willing to.

    Direct Provision

    In recent weeks our reporter Brian O’Connell has been reporting on the Direct Provision system in Ireland. With new Minister of State for Equality, New Communities and Culture, Aodhán O Riordáin, calling it a priority for Government to change the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers in Ireland. Keeling was joined by Brian O’Connell who has been looking at this issue.

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    Two Men in a Camper Van

    It’s day four for our 2 men in a campervan, and reporters Brian O’Connell and Paddy O’Gorman are coming to us live from Tramore this morning.

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    Two Men in a Camper Van

    Now day three for our two men in a campervan, and this morning our reporters Brian O’Connell and Paddy O’Gorman came to us live from Cobh.

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    Children Seeking Asylum in Ireland

    While much focus has recently been placed on how the Irish State treated children in its care during the 20th century, there have been renewed calls for a review of the living situations of children seeking asylum in Ireland. This week our reporter Brian O’Connell has been speaking to some children living in Direct Provision Centres and he joined Keelin this morning.

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    Garda Memorial

    It is estimated that 87 Gardaí have been killed since the foundation of the force.  While collectively they are remembered at a Garden of Remembrance in Dublin Castle, one of the first Gardai killed in active duty was in danger of being forgotten until recently. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has the story.

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    Bloomsday

    Today, June 16th is Bloomsday, a day first celebrated in 1954 when a group of writers in Dublin got together and followed in the footsteps of Joyce’s famous character, Leopold Bloom. Sixty years on and Bloomsday is a day long series of events taking part all over Dublin.

    We go now to our Brian O’Connell was in Sweny’s pharmacy on Lincoln Place earlier and he joins me now.

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    Labour Party Hustings

    The first in a series of Labour Party hustings to elect a new leader and deputy leader took place last night at the Radisson Blu Hotel near Dublin Airport.

    Our reporter Brian O’Connell went along and got the views of many grassroots members of the party.

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    Bausch and Lomb

    Waterford may be Ireland’s oldest city, but uncertainty around its economic future and ability to retain and create jobs has increased in recent days. Our reporter Brian O’Connell was in Waterford yesterday and he joined Sean from Cork.

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