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Bus Eireann Strike

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Bus Éireann services remain at a standstill on the first day of an all-out indefinite strike by workers at the company. Thousands of customers across the country are affected as there is a knock-on effect on some rail services. Martin Wall of the Irish Times and Barry Kenny of Irish Rail spoke to Drivetime.

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Garda / Traffic Offence Stats

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Gardai exaggerated the number of drink driving tests carried out over the course of five years and mistakenly summonsed more than 14,000 people to court for road traffic offences. The Road Safety Authority has this evening said it is very concerned at what has been revealed in these figures. Paul Reynolds spoke to Drivetime.

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Search for Coast Guard Crew

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

A crew member of the Coastguard Rescue helicopter 116 that went down off the west coast in the early hours of morning has died. Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was a senior pilot with the coastguard with over 20 years of experience. The air and sea search for the three crew members who are still missing off Blacksod continues.

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Mother and Baby Homes

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, said today, she will examine how to broaden the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation into the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. We spoke to Sarah Mulready, of the Irish Women Survivors Network, and a member of the Council of State.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

It's 15 years since the deal was done with the religious orders to take some measure of compensation from them towards the total bill for the abuse redress scheme. So who owes what? Which of the orders has paid what? And what remains to be transferred? Philip Boucher Hayes takes a look.

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Abuse in Hospitality Industry

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Long hours, No Breaks, Low wages and even phsycial and sexual assaults. These are some of the complaints among workers in bars and restaurants revealed in a new survey of hospitality staff in the Galway area ahead of a public meeting there tonight. John Cooke reports. And, Galway Senator Trevor O'Clochartaigh spoke with us.

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Tuam Babies

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

In October of last year, a Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes began test excavations at the Dublin Road housing estate in Tuam, County Galway. Today, the commission confirmed that "significant quantities" of human remains were discovered. Philip Boucher Hayes was there last October.

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Protecting Older People

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000

When parents grow older or when an accident or incident leaves a loved one incapacitated, the culture in this country typically sees a response from family to step in, make decisions and take control. Mary Condell is the legal adviser for SAGE, a support and advocacy service, and she joined us this evening.

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Political Wrap

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The two main contenders to take over sometime - whenever the Taoiseach announces he is to make way for his successor, have been speaking today. We will know Mr Kenny's intentions after St Patrick's Day, but today both Simon Coveney and Leo Varadker have been speaking about the succession stakes. Fergal Keane took us through it.

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