Brian o connell

Wednesday 10th August

Puck Fair

The Puck Fair remains one of our oldest and perhaps most unusual festivals. Starting today and running until Thursday, our reporter Brian O’Connell was up early this morning to meet ...

Wednesday 3rd August

Back to School Costs

Now a report out this morning by Barnardos paints a detailed picture of the costs associated with primary and secondary schooling in this country. Our reporter Brian O’Connell met parents ...

Tuesday 2nd August

Quangos

Now one of the promises given by the last Government was to reduce the number of so-called quangos and make significant savings in the process. Did they succeed and how ...

Tuesday 19th July

Driver Behaviour and Lower Speed Limits

Now with public asked to give their views on a proposal to extend a 30km per hour speed limit across Dublin what is the feeling around lower speed limits, particularly ...

Wednesday 13th July

Hospital Car Park Costs

Some hospitals here are earning millions in car parking charges every year. What happens to the money once it is collected and are the charges justified? Our reporter Brian O’Connell ...

Friday 8th July

Repossessions

Our reporter Brian O’Connell was back in the repossession courts. And we spoke to Ross Maguire, Senior Counsel and co-founder of New Beginnings.

Monday 4th July

A Night with the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance

Overdoses,  15 year old teenagers unconscious, assaults and gun attacks – just some of what one unit from Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with last Friday. As part of an on-going ...

Wednesday 27th April

Housing List Refusals

Last week, The Irish Examiner revealed reasons some people on the social housing list gave for not accepting a house offered to them. These included not having enough room for a trampoline, and rejecting a house with sea views because of fears around sea sickness. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been looking at this issue and visited some of those houses that people on the housing list turned down.

Thursday 21st April

Cloverhill Prison

With violent incidents having reduced by as much as 40% in some Irish prisons, a unique programme instigated by the Irish Red Cross is having a big impact in helping prisoners turn away from violence.

This week our reporter Brian O’Connell got exclusive access inside Cloverhill Prison and met with prisoners and staff.

Monday 18th April

Life After ISIS

He’ s one of the world’s best known foreign correspondents, has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones and interviewed Osama Bin Laden on three occasions.

Robert Fisk, author and Middle East Correspondent for the Independent is in Dublin to deliver a lecture entitled `Life After ISIS’ at UCD later this evening and he joined us in studio this morning.

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