700 Million Euro - that's the potential bill for payments to consultants arising from breach of contract claims - according to an estimate by the HSE. Martin Wall of the Irish Times spoke to Drivetime.
With the government's Health Budget Under Pressure next week, sufferers of the most common genetic lung disorder in Ireland are hoping that money will be also be found for a life changing treatment that could prevent the need for transplant surgery.
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 .