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Top news, current affairs and sport from RTÉ Radio 1

Top news, current affairs and sport from RTÉ Radio 1
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Dublin, Ireland

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Top news, current affairs and sport from RTÉ Radio 1

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Ranelagh Body

2/16/2018
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Gardaí say the inquiry into the death of 38-year-old Joanne Lee has been upgraded to a murder inquiry. Superintendent Gerry Delmar spoke at the scene today and Michael O'Toole, Crime correspondent of The Irish Daily Star was there.

Duration:00:02:37

Ulster Rugby Rape Trial

2/16/2018
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The woman who was allegedly raped by Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding couldn't stop staring at Mr Jackson during the night, one of the men's co-accused told police. Conor Gallagher was in court today for the Irish Times and he went through the evidence of the PSNI officer.

Duration:00:05:24

Project Ireland 2040 Opposition Reaction

2/16/2018
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This afternoon, to much fanfare, we finally got sight of the National Planning Framework and the National Development Plan. For reaction, the former Environment Minister, Labour Party TD Alan Kelly; and former Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Green Party leader, Eamon Ryan spoke to the programme.

Duration:00:12:47

Regional Papers

2/16/2018
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John O'Connor joined the programme from our Waterford studio to take us through the stories that have been making the news in the regional papers.

Duration:00:04:50

Project Ireland 2040

2/16/2018
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The Cabinet today chose Sligo to launch a vision for the country called, Project Ireland 2040. Barry Lenihan was there for Drivetime and Philip Boucher-Hayes also reported on what the project contains.

Duration:00:14:06

Drones

2/15/2018
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"Economic and Environmental treason" That's the phrase that Denis Naughten, the Minister for Communications , Climate Action and Environment used today to describe illegal dumping. He was speaking at the announcement of a two million euro allocation to use drones in the fight against dodgy Dumping. Brian Lally had this report.

Duration:00:05:19

Direct Provision Book Club

2/15/2018
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"The Melting Pot" is a book club with a difference which includes women from County Clare, as well as various African nations, and its weekly meetings take place in a centre for Asylum Seekers. John Cooke joined the club to find out more.

Duration:00:06:54

Mitchell Reiss

2/15/2018
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Power sharing collapsed in 2002 after a controversy about alleged intelligence-gathering by republicans at Stormont. After five-years of direct rule from London, power-sharing was restored in 2007 after Sinn Fein agreed to support policing in Northern Ireland. Former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, Mitchell Reiss spoke to Drivetime.

Duration:00:13:38

Florida Update

2/15/2018
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The 19-year-old suspect in a school shooting in Florida has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. Nikolas Cruz was a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where the shooting took place however he had been expelled for "disciplinary reasons". The Guardian's Richard spoke to Drivetime from Florida.

Duration:00:07:38

Northern Ireland

2/15/2018
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Leaders north and south have been reacting today to the collapse yesterday of power sharing talks in Stormont. Alison Morris is columnist at the Irish News had this update for Drivetime.

Duration:00:09:27

Pro-Voice campaign

2/13/2018
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The US campaign putting real voices and experiences in to the abortion debate.

Duration:00:07:39

George Soros

2/12/2018
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Philip Boucher-Hayes profiles the controversial billionaire philanthropist and financier.

Duration:00:07:07

Winter Olympics

2/9/2018
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The Winter Olympics got under way in Pyung Chang today, after an opening ceremony which featured Doves, John Lennon's Imagine, and athletes from North and South Korea marching under one flag. Allanah Hill of Korea's KBS World Radio spoke to Drivetime this evening.

Duration:00:06:13

Drumm Trial

2/9/2018
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Today was the opening day of the trial of David Drumm, the former Chief Executive of Anglo Irish Bank. Our reporter, Orla O'Donnell was in court, and she joined the programme.

Duration:00:04:57

Regional Papers

2/9/2018
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John O'Connor joined the programme from our Waterford Studio for our weekly round-up of the regional papers.

Duration:00:06:13

Canada Serial Killer

2/9/2018
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Canadian Police say they've found the remains of six people in large flower pots at a property connected to a suspected serial killer. Tornoto Based journalist Leyland Cecco is following this story for The Guardian and he spoke to the programme.

Duration:00:05:10

Gerry Adams Legacy

2/9/2018
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Brian Lally has been on the streets of Dublin asking people for their views on Gerry Adams and his legacy and Tommie Gorman gave us the view from Stormont.

Duration:00:08:20

Gate Theatre Report

2/9/2018
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The Board of the Gate Theatre has apologised unreservedly to people who made allegations to it of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power by the former Artistic Director, Michael Colgan. The Chariman of the Board is Peter Crowley and he spoke to Sinead Crowley.

Duration:00:06:34

Rural Broadband

2/8/2018
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A Fianna Fáil motion seeking a review of the tendering process for the National Broadband Plan was backed by 77 votes to 48. Despite having said earlier this week that he would not agree to a review, Communications Minister Denis Naughten seemed less rigid in Committee today. John Cooke has been speaking to some of those affected.

Duration:00:10:46

Climate Change

2/8/2018
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"Hell to the Yes" was the enthusiastic Twitter response of Cher to an appeal for her to support a Solidarity/PBP bill going through the Dail today on oil and gas exploration. Sinead Mercier is a Green Party researcher who has worked on this issue and brought the bill to Cher's attention and she spoke to Drivetime this evening.

Duration:00:06:45

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