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Organ Donation

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

A coalition of seven patient groups in Ireland is asking people to consider how organ shortages leave hundreds of seriously ill patients sitting on waiting lists. The government continues to seek public opinion on plans to introduce a new opt-out system for organ donation. John Cooke has this report.


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Free GP Care

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The closer we get to budget day... the louder the clamour for extra coins from Paschal Donohoe's purse. The Finance Minister has very little wriggle room, but the health services are usually to the front of the queue, when it comes to asking for budget increases. Dr Ann Hogan, IMO President spoke to Drivetime.


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Kildare Fire

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

On the 20th of September 1987, Aiden and Elizabeth Byrne went to a local 21st birthday party when a fire broke out at their home between 3 and 4am. Their children, and the children's babysitter, all perished in the fire. Gardai today revealed how they've mounted a murder investigation into what happened 30 years ago.


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Justice Laffoy at Committee

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Today saw the first meeting of the joint Oireachtas committee on the 8th amendment of the Constitution. Its deliberations and recommendations will likely lead to another referendum on abortion next year. Mary Minihan of the Irish Times has been watching the committee's proceedings today and she spoke to Drivetime.


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Eviction

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

In the past few weeks a number of people in direct provision have been sent a letter by the Reception and Integration Agency. These asylum seekers, who are on deportation orders, have been given a month to vacate the centres they call home. NASC CEO is Fiona Finn spoke to the programme.


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The Suppliant Women

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Fifty women leave everything behind to board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. That's the plot of The Suppliant Women, one of the world's oldest plays, written in Greek around two and a half thousand years ago. Brian Lally has been to rehearsals for a timely revival of the play.


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Housing & Homelessness

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Rents are on the rise again and the Housing Minister has outlined plans for new controls on landlords, along with the introduction of restricted increases in two more rent pressure zones Drogheda and Greystones. Our reporter John Cooke, and People Before Profit TD, Richard Boyd Barrett spoke to Drivetime about this.


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Tax Cuts

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The Nevin Economic Research Institute today warned that the case for cutting taxes in the upcoming budget is extremely weak. The union-backed body said tax cuts will limit our ability to pursue social objectives and will reduce our resilience to future economic shocks. Its Policy Director Cora O'Brien spoke to Drivetime.


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Ibrahim Halawa Acquitted

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

After four years in prison in Egypt, the verdict in the case of Ibrahim Halawa and his three sisters was finally returned earlier today and all four of the Irish citizens were acquitted. Darragh Mackin who is solicitor for Ibrahim Halawa and Declan Walsh, Cairo Bureau Chief with The New York Times spoke to Drivetime.


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Fianna Fáil Think In

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Ahead of the resumption of the Dail on Wednesday, Fianna Fail are holding their Think In this afternoon. Housing, Brexit and the economy are the three main issues for the pariamentary party meeting in Longford. Our reporter Fergal Keane was there for Drivetime and the party's Brexit spokesperson, Stephen Donnelly spoke to the programme.


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Fixed Charge Notices

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

As the controversy on fixed charge notices continues, another controversy which arose recently related to the wrongful conviction of 14,700 people who received convictions and court-imposed penalties despite never having received a fixed charged notice. Padraig O'Connell is a solicitor based in Killarney in County Kerry spoke to Drivetime.


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Dail Preview

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

TDs will make their way back to the Dáil for a new term this Wednesday. Fine Gael are riding high in the latest polls, but the Budget is just three weeks away and a tug of war on taxation could put Confidence and Supply arrangements to the test. The Irish Times' Sarah Bardon spoke to Drivetime.


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Modular Homes

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The government announced plans for Rapid Build Homes or Modular houses in 2015, but rather than being a speedy solution their roll out was hit by numerous delays. Almost two years later significant numbers of Modular homes are finally being offered to families and Dublin City Council. John Cooke has been at a new modular estate in Finglas.


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Prisoners Slopping Out

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The High Court has today ruled that the right to privacy of a former Mountjoy prisoner was breached when he was made to 'slop out' while detained in a cell with no toilet facilities. Mary Carolan is Courts Reporter with The Irish Times and former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan spoke to Drivetime.


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Bedsits

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

One of the ideas being considered by government to ease the Housing Crisis is the return of bedsits, but can it provide thousands of extra single room homes or will it condemn "another generation to a lifetime of poor quality accommodation." Our reporter John Cooke has been looking at the issue and has this report.


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Hurricane Irma

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, clean-up operations are getting underway. Residents are leaving shelters and returning to scenes of devastation in their neighbourhoods. Catherine Sanz is a journalist with the Times Ireland Edition who is currently on holidays in Miami and she spoke to Drivetime.


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Missing Bank Information

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

AIB has apologised to over 500 customers whose private banking details were listed on documents lost by a staff member in Galway. The bank is insisting the savings of its clients are safe and the incident has been referred to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. Our reporter John Cooke had this report.


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Blackmail

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

A Fianna Fail policitican has become the victim of a so-called 'honeytrap blackmail plot'. A video was sent from the politician's private social media account to an individual he had met online. Pat McKenna is a cyber security specialist and founder of Child Watch.ie and he spoke to Drivetime about this issue.


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Tory - DUP Deal

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

When the Conservative Party struck a £1 billion deal with the DUP last June, the agreement was heavily criticised. Today, details have emerged that show this deal is far from "done". Gina Miller is a campaigner and businesswoman who challenged the legality of this pact and she spoke to Drivetime.


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Ethnic Cleansing

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The Dalai Lama has become the latest Nobel Laureate to call on Aung San Suu Kyi to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Myanmar. More than 310,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. Vivienne Tan is a Senior Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner and she spoke to the programme from Bangladesh.


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Hurricane Irma

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Many parts of the Caribbean woke up today to huge amounts of destruction in the wake of Hurrican Irma. Irma, which has left ten people dead as it swept through Caribbean islands, is currently a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm packing maximum sustained winds of 285km/h. BBC's Will Grant in Havana spoke to the programme.


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Garda Reports Reaction

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

It's taken them almost 24 hours but, slowly, senior government figures have begun to comment on those damning Garda reports, which were published yesterday evening. Michael Ring is the Minister for Rural and Community Development. He was in county Clare this afternoon, where Drivetime's John Cooke got his reaction to those Garda reports.


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Anonymous Sperm Donation

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Although thousands of couples now get a child by means of Assisted Human Reproductions the area is considered by some to be quite under-regulated. One new law that has become contentious is the requirement that sperm donations can no longer be made anonymously. Philip Boucher-Hayes has been looking at the arguments on either side.


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US Immigration

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Up to 800,000 young American residents face an uncertain future -- and a possible threat of deportation -- after U.S. President Trump announced an end to the so-called "Dreamers" Programme. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Policy stemmed from the Obama era. US Immigration Lawyer Caro Kinsella spoke to Drivetime from New York.


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Sinn Fein

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The Sinn Fein think in has been ongoing in County Meath, the first such conference of the new political season. Earlier Gerry Adams told the conference that it was his intention to put his name forward for the party leadership again this year. Sinn Fein's Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald and our reporter Fergal Keane spoke to Drive Time.


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Bridge Strikes

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

This week, at least one truck will hit a railway bridge somewhere in Ireland. These strikes, whether in the city or in the country, have huge knock on effects for workers, traffic and business generally. Iarnrod Eireann have a new partner in reducing the number of such incidents, Brian Lally has more.


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North Korea

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

An emergency session of the United Nations Security Council has been told that North Korea is "begging for war". Pyongyang said it carried out a "successful trial" of a "hydrogen" bomb, on Sunday. Jonathan Marcus, Defence & Diplomatic Correspondent with BBC News discussed the tensions between the US and North Korea with Drivetime.


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Homelessness

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Yesterday - Stephen "Jack" Watson, who had been sleeping rough, died after he was found unconscious on a Dublin Street. A candlelight vigil will be held tonight outside the Dail in his memory tonight at 8 o'clock. Philip Boucher-Hayes has been talking to a friend of Jack's who shared his story.


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New Motorway

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Galway fans will be travelling in their droves to support the countys hurlers against Waterford this weekend - but for anyone travelling around the City of Tribes this evening - good news is being promised with the early opening of the new M18/M17 motorway. Our reporter John Cooke was there and had this report/


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