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Banning the Baptism Barrier

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Banning the so-called Baptism Barrier in school enrolments... along with other measures limiting the power of schools to give preference to children of certain faiths... have been proposed by the Education Minister today. Aine Hyland and Seamus Mulconry - General Secretary, Catholic Primary Schools Management Association spoke to us.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The names of 66 candidates in the General Election have been forwared to the gardai by the political watchdog, SIPO, for failing to fully disclose election expenses. The names include Senator James Reilly, who received a cash donation which was over the legal limit. Fergal Keane joined us.

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ASTI Comments

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000

It's a new year... but there's still no end in sight to the long-running dispute between government and the Association of Secondary Teachers. ASTI members have repeatedly voted to reject deals on pay and conditions... and continue to oppose planned reform of Junior cycle examinations. Carl O'Brien joined us.

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Public transport usage increased in 2016

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000

10 million more passengers opted to go by public transport last year compared to 2015. The National Transport Authority today published full-year figures for each of the state-supported public transport operators for 2016 and 10 million more passengers opted for public transport last year. NTA Chief Executive Anne Graham spoke to the programme.

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Reporting from War Zones

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Covering wars zones can win attention, respect and awards in a crowded competitive field for journalists but some pay the highest price. Reporters Without Borders is an organisation that monitors press freedom and the conditions within which journalists work across the globe and their spokesperson Pauline Adès-Mével spoke to Drivetime.

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