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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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Top news, current affairs and sport from RTÉ Radio 1

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RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 185 071 5105


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Dolores O'Riordan

1/15/2018
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The death has been announced of Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer with The Cranberries. She was 46 years old. Niall Stokes is the Editor of Hot Press and Gerard Keenan of the Irish Chamber Orchestra remembered the singer.

Duration: 00:10:51


Fostercare Investigation.

1/15/2018
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An investigation released today by the Ombudsman for Children found that a lack of coordination between Tusla and the HSE was responsible for denying adequate support to a woman fostering a teenager with Down syndrome and severe autism. Paddy Connolly, Chief Executive Officer of Inclusion Ireland spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:08:20


UKIP Leader

1/15/2018
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They were the political party, who spooked David Cameron into pledging the fateful referendum on EU Membership. But 20 months on from their shock victory, the United Kingdom Independence Party, or UKIP, is in crisis. Our London Correspondent Fiona Mitchell had this report.

Duration: 00:04:59


Fine Gael Parliamentary Party on the Eighth Amendment

1/15/2018
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Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs are discussing the recent report of the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment of the Constitution which proposed the deletion of Article 40.3.3 and the introduction of abortion on request up to 12 weeks. Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy and Deputy for Galway West Hildegarde Naughton spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:18:06


Barry McElduff Resignation

1/15/2018
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After 10 days of turbulence over a controversial video, Sinn Féin's Barry McElduff has resigned as MP for West Tyrone. The video featured McElduff with loaf of Kingsmill branded bread on his head. In a statement, Barry McElduff apologised for the hurt caused, but once again insisted that was not his intention.

Duration: 00:11:01


Regency Murder

1/15/2018
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The trial of Patrick Hutch of Champions Avenue in Dublin continued at the Special Criminal Court today. Mr. Hutch stands accused of the murder of David Byrne at The Regency Hotel in Feburary 2016. RTE's crime correspondent Paul Reynolds attended the proceedings and spoke to the programme.

Duration: 00:05:35


Aidan McAnespie

1/12/2018
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It's 30 years next month since the death of Aidan McAnespie a young Catholic man who was killed by a British soldier near a border checkpoint at Aughnacloy in Tyrone. Our reporter Barry Lenihan has been following this story for us.

Duration: 00:14:03


Germany

1/12/2018
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More than one-hundred days after Germany's federal elections in September, today came a break-through - of sorts - in the stalled attempts to form a government. Michaele Kufner, Political Correspondent at Germany's international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle spoke to the programme.

Duration: 00:08:17


Regional Newspapers

1/12/2018
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The editor of the Connaught Tribune, Dave O'Connell joined the programme to take a look at the regional newspapers.

Duration: 00:07:10


Oncology Scans

1/12/2018
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One of the country's leading oncologists has said lessons must be learnt from what happened in University Hospital Kerry and Cork University Hospital regarding a review of scans and X-rays. Professor Seamus O'Reilly said patient confidence has been affected by the process.

Duration: 00:02:43


Fitness to Teach

1/12/2018
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The teaching council today heard a case against a teacher who it's alleged allowed a student drink wine at on-school campus accommodation the teacher lived in. Our education correspondent Emma O'Kelly was at the hearing and she spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:05:26


Body found in Dalkey

1/12/2018
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An investigation is underway after the body of a man was found in a laneway in Dalkey in South County Dublin this morning. RTÉ reporter Dyanne Connor was at the scene and she had an update for Drivetime.

Duration: 00:03:11


Social Media and Young People

1/11/2018
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Hundreds of projects, thousands of students and visitors, it can only be the annual BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Brian Lally headed down to the RDS and found that one of the themes dominating this year is social media pressure and the role of "influencers".

Duration: 00:04:53


Handshakes and healthscares, how the flu crisis changes our behaviour

1/11/2018
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The crisis in our health service rumbles on, but, a glimmer of hope, figures today show some reduction in overcrowding at our hospitals. Our health correspondent Fergal Bowers and Brendan Kelly Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:08:56


The word "unborn" in Bunreacht na hEireann

1/11/2018
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The Supreme Court today agreed to fast-track the hearing of an appeal... by the state... to a High Court finding that the word "unborn" in the Constitution means a child with significant protections. Mary Carolan is courts correspondent with the Irish Times and she spoke to the programme.

Duration: 00:04:04


Finding and Keeping Teachers

1/11/2018
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This is the week that thousands of young students converge on the RDS to show off their scientic discoveries. But how are our schools getting on with the teaching of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, or the STEM, subjects, as they're collectively known? Education Minister Richard Bruton spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:11:38


David Drumm Trial

1/11/2018
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Yesterday, 15 jurors were sworn in for the trial of the former Anglo Irish Bank Chief Executive, David Drumm, which is expected to last 5 months. This morning, seven of those jurors asked to be excused. RTE's Legal Affairs Correspondent, Orla O'Donnell spoke to the programme.

Duration: 00:05:35


Online Risks

1/10/2018
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From September next, primary and secondary pupils across France will be banned from bringing their mobile phones to school. Dr Mary Aiken, Cyber Psychologist at UCD has been examining whether Ireland should follow suit and she spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:07:27


Cabinet Meeting the Eight Amendment

1/10/2018
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The Cabinet met today to discuss the findings of the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment. The committee recommended that the repeal of the article be put to the people in a referendum later this year. Fergal Keane and Christina Finn have been following the story and spoke to the programme.

Duration: 00:10:43


Rough Sleepers

1/10/2018
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The number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin City has hit its lowest point in several months. Anthony Flynn from the group called Inner City Helping Homeless spoke to the programme.

Duration: 00:06:06

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