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Mid Year Expenditure Report

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Refunds of water charges will be made later this your and funded with unspent money from other government departments, Finance Minister Pascal Donohue announced today. In his mid year economic review, the Minister said government had spent €300 million less so far this year than had been projected. Our reporter Fergal Keane, had this report.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

A Brazilian woman, who was taken to jail following arrival at Dublin Airport was released last night. Paloma Silva-Carvalho, formerly an au pair for the Muller-Wieland family of Moycullen in Galway was due to visit her former host family but was detained by Garda Immigration Officers and brought to the Dóchas Unit of Mountjoy Prison.

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Brexit Talks

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

After the latest round of Brexit talks, the EU's Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has said more detailed discussion are needed on how Britain leaving the union will affect the Good Friday Agreement. He also said more work needs to be done to protect cross-Irish border co-operation "in particular".

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Hen and Stag Parties

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

This week we've been in both Carrick-on-Shannon and Carlingford to hear how locals are coping with the invasion of the feather boas brigade and Kilkenny is a very popular destination. Our reporters Barry Lenihan and Della Kilroy heard the economic highs and behavioral lows associated with stags and hens.

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National Mitigation Plan

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The National Mitigation Plan deals with reducing emissions in electricity production, in transport, agriculture and the construction industry. It is the work of four government departments and it will inform policy for the next decades. Fergal Keane has been reading through the plans and brought this report.

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RTÉ Annual Report

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

RTE's Annual Report 2016 was released this afternoon - and it noted that the organisation posted a Net Deficit after Tax of 19.7 million euro last year. A range of special events, including the centenary celebrations and commemorations, the General Election and the Olympic Games all contributed to RTÉ's financial results for 2016.

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Pay Deal

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Members of the country's largest trade union are accepting the new public pay deal IMPACT repesents sixty thousand workers.....fifty thousand of those work in the public sector. And members have voted overwhelmingly to back the new pay agreement Kevin Callinan Deputy General Secretary IMPACT spoke to John Murray

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Disability Protest

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Disability rights campaigners gathered at the front gates of the Dail today for an almost end-of-term demonstration. They were protesting the fact that Ireland is the only EU country left to ratify the UN Convention on rights for Disabled people ten years after it was drafted. Brian Lally heard from some of those present.

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Dail Jobstown Row

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has used Dail Privilege to accuse Gardai of committing perjury during his trial for false imprisonment of Joan Burton and Karen O'Connell. The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sharply criticised Deputy Murphy for his comments- saying he should use the Dail to make a public apology to Ms. Burton.

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Rainy Day Fund

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appears to have backed down in the face of Fianna Fail opposition and will establish an economic rainy day fund. Later this week the Government will put forward their summer economic statement, where it is expected they will announce increased capital expenditure. Fergal Keane brought us this report.

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