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# Prime Time

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# O'Connell Street
TD says comment about 'druggies' on O'Connell Street was 'maybe a poor choice of language'
Senator Lynn Ruane says Deputy Kehoe should be more concerned about people with drug dependencies than tourists.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach struck by violence on O'Connell Street and says 'fabric of the street must change'
Róisín Shortall questioned the Taoiseach on the street following a Prime Time broadcast yesterday.
# school places
Family 'devastated' that school for children with autism not ready for September opening
Gillian and Darren Milne appeared on RTÉ’s Prime Time to speak about their experience.
# rescue 116
Father of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick 'relieved' following inquest ruling
The jury at the inquest into the deaths of Capt Fitzpatrick and the three other crew in the Rescue 116 helicopter crash recorded verdicts of accidental death today.
# Gillian and Darren Milne
Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state
No longer can it be an option for schools to say we’re not taking in children with special needs, the Taoiseach said.
All time
# Coronavirus
No plan to reintroduce restrictions but Covid figures are 'very concerning', Donnelly says
Public health officials earlier today confirmed 3,726 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
# Belgium
Cork University Maternity Hospital apologises after babies' organs were incinerated
The organs of 18 babies were sent to Belgium along with clinical waste, prompting an investigation.
# pandemic
'Just ignore the bell': Whistleblowers raise concerns about patient care in nursing homes
In some homes Covid-positive and Covid-negative residents were placed in the same areas, Prime Time reported tonight.
# Mica Scandal
'We don't have the definitive figure': Housing Minister says number of mica-affected homes could be higher
Minister O’Brien says the cost of damage caused by mica could exceed €1.5 billion.
# Prime Time
Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism
The department launched a fact-finding review following an RTÉ Prime Time broadcast this year.
# vaccine strategy
'Sucker punch': Unions criticise new vaccine strategy but Varadkar says decision based 'on the science'
Last night, the Tánaiste said that the previous strategy might have slowed the vaccine programme down.
# primed
Sarah McInerney and Fran McNulty to join Prime Time presenter lineup
The two new presenters are joining Miriam O’Callaghan on the current affairs programme.
# John McGuirk
RTÉ to pay €20,000 to charity after republican party Éirígí is wrongly linked to murder on Prime Time
The broadcaster has come to a settlement with the group and issued an apology.
Voices
Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital
A private charity with Catholic values should not be given ownership of a State-funded maternity hospital, writes Dr Peter Boylan.
# High Court
RTÉ apologises to Declan Ganley over Prime Time programme broadcast 12 years ago
No other details of the settlement were aired in open court.
# Sam McConkey
Pubs in parts of Dublin with coronavirus outbreaks should not reopen, says expert
A further 196 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland yesterday, with 107 of those in Dublin.
# drink driving
'It just beggars belief': Head of road safety group says questions remain over Cowen drink driving ban
The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.
# covid19
'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech
Varadkar also cautioned about lifting air travel restrictions during the interview.
# covid19
'Belt and braces approach': Taoiseach says tighter monitoring of anyone entering Ireland is needed
It was confirmed earlier today that licenced festivals and concerts will not go ahead until September at the earliest.
# Prime Time
'It'd be like asking John Delaney to take over the FAI again': The key points from the RTÉ debate
It was the final time the three debated before Saturday’s election.
# Prime Time
Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate
The decision came after a meeting of the RTÉ Election Steering Group.
# Prime Time
Sean Quinn says those threatening QIH 'not doing it in my name' and urges them to 'cease immediately'
Quinn made the comments after further threats to QIH directors were made this week.
# Prime Time
Family speak of anger over daughter's killer being granted escorted day release
Peter Whelan murdered 19-year-old Nichola Sweeney on 7 April 2002.
# Bai
Three complaints about RTÉ Prime Time's report on transgender issues rejected by BAI
One complainant argued the programme was “harmful to transgender people”.
# Under fire
'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme
Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.
# Jennifer McBride
'My mam deserves justice': Daughter of Irene White appeals to public for information
“The ultimate goal would be to have [the mastermind] before the courts and charged,” Jennifer McBride told RTÉ’s Prime Time.
# the big debate
Ireland South debate: Carbon tax and EU army dominate as nine candidates battle it out ahead of Friday's vote
Nine candidates took part in the Sunday night debate on RTÉ One.
# Prime Time
'There's something in your heart that tells you that you're not ready to give it up'
Donegal captain Karen Guthrie gets her 14th season of inter-county football underway tomorrow.
# Prime Time
RTÉ receives more than 500 pieces of feedback over Prime Time programme about transgender issues
The programme examined the growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender.
# Protest
Trans activists hold protest outside RTÉ studios ahead of Prime Time programme tonight
Dozens of activists gathered outside RTÉ’s Donnybrook studios this evening.
# Scientology
Leah Remini is warning Ireland about Scientology after last night's Prime Time
‘You should be concerned…’
# Marie Tierney
'It was horrific': Family of Kilkenny mother-of-two murdered in 1984 speak of ongoing anguish
Marie Tierney was found strangled on 21 December 1984.
# Cherry Orchard Hospital
Pensioner had visiting hours cut at wife's HSE-run care home after protesting over lapses in her care
Patrick Fitzgerald is only allowed to visit his wife for four hours a week after questioning the standard of care given to her.
# me too
Prime Time was wrong to ask if #MeToo has gone too far - it hasn't gone far enough
‘We have to keep talking about sexual violence and recognise it doesn’t always happen in a darkened alley but that often it happens in bedrooms’.
# Prime Time
Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland 'at the request of the DUP'
May said that she would visit the region in the next few weeks.
# sextortion
Teachers, judges and actors are all falling victim to online sex blackmailers
The sextortion scams are typically run by criminal gangs working out of several different countries.
# Prime Time
Cora Sherlock says she didn't agree with pro-life campaign decision to remove her from RTÉ debate
There had been rumours of in-fighting within the campaign.
# Simon Harris
17 of the thirstiest Simon Harris tweets from last night's debate
“I am so sorry for all the times I called Simon Harris a vampire.”
# Not again
8 things you should do instead of watching another abortion debate tonight
It’s never too late to figure out what GDPR is.
# Prime Time
'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme
The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.