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# prime-time - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

“We’re not getting transparency at Irish Water,” Barry Cowen and Phil Hogan face off on Prime Time
# More Water
# More Water

“We’re not getting transparency at Irish Water,” Barry Cowen and Phil Hogan face off on Prime Time

Jan 14th 2014, 10:56 PM 14,382 Views 118 Comments

After earlier releasing copies of redacted letters, Barry Cowen got to air his grievances over Irish Water to the Minister for the Environment tonight.

# prime-time - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Meghan O'Sullivan warns of 'darker downside' to Northern Ireland stalemate
# Compromise
# Compromise

Meghan O'Sullivan warns of 'darker downside' to Northern Ireland stalemate

Jan 9th 2014, 10:32 PM 8,213 Views 73 Comments

The vice-chair of recent talks told RTÉ’s Prime Time that some parties are continuing to focus on the parts of the deal they disagree with.

# prime-time - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Extra powers sought as ex-CRC chief 'puts two fingers up to the PAC'
# Brian Conlan
# Brian Conlan

Extra powers sought as ex-CRC chief 'puts two fingers up to the PAC'

Dec 10th 2013, 8:05 AM 7,503 Views 41 Comments

Brian Conlan has said he will not appear at a PAC hearing tomorrow morning as the other directors and officers know everything he does.

# prime-time - Friday 15 November, 2013

Funding of €900,000 for childcare staff training
# Creches
# Creches

Funding of €900,000 for childcare staff training

Nov 15th 2013, 12:03 PM 5,826 Views 37 Comments

The money is part of wider reforms for the pre-school childcare sector following Prime Time’s exposé earlier this year.

# prime-time - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety
# Health Service
# Health Service

Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety

Nov 5th 2013, 10:14 PM 8,419 Views 18 Comments

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time this evening claimed that hospital chief executives have warned of delays in cancer treatment due to budgetary reductions.

# prime-time - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Fiscal Advisory Council clarifies Spring's Prime Time Budget comments
# Budget
# Budget

Fiscal Advisory Council clarifies Spring's Prime Time Budget comments

Oct 9th 2013, 9:36 PM 4,686 Views 9 Comments

It said that its preferred policy is to continue with the planned adjustment of €3.1 billion.

# prime-time - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Sinn Féin: Let us take part in the Prime Time debate
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Sinn Féin: Let us take part in the Prime Time debate

Oct 1st 2013, 2:06 PM 6,250 Views 102 Comments

Meanwhile Fianna Fáil has slammed Fine Gael’s “play acting” over who takes part in tonight’s TV debate. Luckily this will all be over in a few days…

Richard Bruton is representing the government on the Prime Time debate
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Richard Bruton is representing the government on the Prime Time debate

Oct 1st 2013, 10:35 AM 9,110 Views 152 Comments

And it’s on tonight.

# prime-time - Monday 30 September, 2013

"I've made mistakes...I have to change those rough edges" - Michael O'Leary
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

"I've made mistakes...I have to change those rough edges" - Michael O'Leary

Sep 30th 2013, 11:11 PM 19,922 Views 84 Comments

The Ryanair chief executive told Prime Time on RTÉ that the company could grow Aer Lingus and was reviewing policy in the wake of the Muhammad Sattar incident.

# prime-time - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Bruton: I haven't been asked to take part in RTÉ debate
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Bruton: I haven't been asked to take part in RTÉ debate

Sep 29th 2013, 1:29 PM 4,995 Views 76 Comments

Enda Kenny has said ‘no’ to an invitation to appear in the Prime Time programme, but Richard Bruton says he’s not in a position to confirm who might represent Fine Gael on Tuesday.

# prime-time - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Kenny says 'no' to TV debate on Seanad abolition
# Yes But No
# Yes But No

Kenny says 'no' to TV debate on Seanad abolition

Sep 28th 2013, 1:46 PM 8,784 Views 162 Comments

RTÉ say they’ve been told the Taoiseach won’t be taking part in the Prime Time debate, and will make other arrangements to have the ‘yes’ side represented.

# prime-time - Friday 27 September, 2013

Martin: I'm turning up for Seanad TV debate... but no one knows if the Taoiseach will
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Martin: I'm turning up for Seanad TV debate... but no one knows if the Taoiseach will

Sep 27th 2013, 3:25 PM 6,356 Views 71 Comments

Micheál Martin has also said he has been invited by TV3 and Vincent Browne to debate Seanad abolition with the Taoiseach next week, in addition to the planned Prime Time debate on Tuesday.

# prime-time - Friday 20 September, 2013

Martin accepts RTÉ invite to debate on Seanad abolition but Taoiseach not keen
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Martin accepts RTÉ invite to debate on Seanad abolition but Taoiseach not keen

Sep 20th 2013, 4:40 PM 9,807 Views 138 Comments

Micheál Martin has accepted an invitation to a head-to-head debate between the party leaders on 1 October but will the Taoiseach?

'We've been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years': IRFU chief on Heineken Cup
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'We've been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years': IRFU chief on Heineken Cup

Sep 20th 2013, 11:49 AM 2,868 Views 2 Comments

Philip Browne says that the Heineken Cup situation has been coming since 1995.

# prime-time - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Sep 4th 2013, 11:00 PM 9,394 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Enda Kenny promising to act on Priory Hall and the death of Ariel Castro.

David McCullagh to replace Pat Kenny as new Prime Time presenter
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

David McCullagh to replace Pat Kenny as new Prime Time presenter

Sep 4th 2013, 11:29 AM 6,396 Views 32 Comments

The RTÉ political correspondent starts his new gig next week.

# prime-time - Thursday 15 August, 2013

This former Fianna Fáil government minister is now working for a PR company
# Pat Carey
# Pat Carey

This former Fianna Fáil government minister is now working for a PR company

Aug 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 13,623 Views 55 Comments

Pat Carey, a Cabinet minister with multiple briefs in the final days of the Cowen government, has joined DHR Communications.

# prime-time - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Miriam on replacing Pat Kenny: 'I haven't actually thought about it'
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

Miriam on replacing Pat Kenny: 'I haven't actually thought about it'

Aug 8th 2013, 9:30 PM 13,458 Views 58 Comments

Miriam O’Callaghan claims she hasn’t even thought about filling in for the departed Pat Kenny on his lucrative mid-morning slot on RTÉ Radio One.

Tubridy: Others might be tempted to leave RTÉ after Pat Kenny departure
# Changes
# Changes

Tubridy: Others might be tempted to leave RTÉ after Pat Kenny departure

Aug 8th 2013, 3:16 PM 13,291 Views 63 Comments

The Late Late Show host confirmed that he is not looking to leave the State broadcaster but admitted that others might be.

# prime-time - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Pat Kenny on his Newstalk move: 'The money is not the overriding factor'
# Pat Kenny
# Pat Kenny

Pat Kenny on his Newstalk move: 'The money is not the overriding factor'

Jul 31st 2013, 3:51 PM 20,002 Views 98 Comments

The broadcaster has been speaking to Newstalk about his shock decision to leave RTÉ and join the radio station.

Pat Kenny is leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk
# Moving
# Moving

Pat Kenny is leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk

Jul 31st 2013, 2:20 PM 28,870 Views 159 Comments

The veteran broadcaster will present a mid-morning show on Newstalk from September, it has been confirmed.

# prime-time - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Shatter dismisses link between anti-malaria drug and soldiers' suicides
# Lariam
# Lariam

Shatter dismisses link between anti-malaria drug and soldiers' suicides

Jun 18th 2013, 3:20 PM 6,017 Views 43 Comments

The minister says an investigation has shown it is “extremely unlikely” that Lariam was linked to mental health concerns.

# prime-time - Monday 17 June, 2013

HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident'
# Childcare
# Childcare

HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident'

Jun 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,777 Views 14 Comments

An inspection report handed to parents whose children attend a Dublin creche identified breaches of child-adult ratios yet marked the facility compliant. The HSE said this was an “administrative error”.

# prime-time - Friday 14 June, 2013

Gerry Adams issues discipline warning as one Sinn Féin TD rejects abortion law
# Peadar Tóibín
# Peadar Tóibín

Gerry Adams issues discipline warning as one Sinn Féin TD rejects abortion law

Jun 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,058 Views 93 Comments

Peadar Tóibín says he cannot support the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# prime-time - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Crèche inspection reports to be put online from next month
# Childcare
# Childcare

Crèche inspection reports to be put online from next month

Jun 11th 2013, 6:06 PM 8,448 Views 13 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald has outlined plans to change the childcare regulation system following RTÉ’s exposé last month.

# prime-time - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Burton: "Questions to be asked" about privatisation of creches
# Childcare
# Childcare

Burton: "Questions to be asked" about privatisation of creches

Jun 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,551 Views 28 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, the Minister said that some parents are leaving their jobs because of the cost of childcare.

# prime-time - Monday 3 June, 2013

Poll: Should a second free pre-school year be included the next budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a second free pre-school year be included the next budget?

Jun 3rd 2013, 10:39 AM 9,959 Views 92 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald has ruled it out, but do you think she should change her mind?

Lisa McInerney: Caring for children is a tough job - so why don't we value it more?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Caring for children is a tough job - so why don't we value it more?

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:15 AM 226 Views 41 Comments

Childcare is more of a vocation than a 9-to-5 – but many workers are still underpaid and underqualified, writes Lisa McInerney.

# prime-time - Sunday 2 June, 2013

HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online
# A Breach Of Trust
# A Breach Of Trust

HSE director 'sorry' for not putting creche reports online

Jun 2nd 2013, 3:03 PM 9,497 Views 21 Comments

“I apologise for that…It was in a queue of things to happen. It was resource-restricted. It will happen now.”

# prime-time - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Profit-making childhood services to pay 'significant registration fee'
# A Breach Of Trust
# A Breach Of Trust

Profit-making childhood services to pay 'significant registration fee'

Jun 1st 2013, 2:17 PM 6,858 Views 30 Comments

Chief executive-designate of the Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes described the portrayal of childcare in RTÉ Prime Time’s investigation as “truly horrifying”.

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Jun 1st 2013, 11:00 AM 7,834 Views 28 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

Poll: Should CCTV be installed in Irish creches?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should CCTV be installed in Irish creches?

Jun 1st 2013, 10:12 AM 11,356 Views 112 Comments

The idea has been mooted in light of revelations in this week’s Prime Time investigation.

Alan Shatter 'humbled', HSE versus the China baby video: The week's news skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Alan Shatter 'humbled', HSE versus the China baby video: The week's news skewed

Jun 1st 2013, 10:00 AM 7,238 Views 10 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: HSE officials too busy watching video of Chinese baby to appear on Prime Time, and parents using clothes recycling containers to mind children…

In letter to parents, creche 'does not accept general thrust' of RTÉ footage
# Little Harvard
# Little Harvard

In letter to parents, creche 'does not accept general thrust' of RTÉ footage

Jun 1st 2013, 7:20 AM 25,439 Views 84 Comments

Little Harvard has defended itself in a letter sent home with children who attend its five creches this week in the wake of the ‘A Breach of Trust’ programme.

# prime-time - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Nationwide JobBridge ban for creche chains featured in RTÉ programme
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Nationwide JobBridge ban for creche chains featured in RTÉ programme

May 30th 2013, 6:42 PM 10,840 Views 42 Comments

The Department of Social Protection says no interns have been sent to the creches involved, and none will be.

McDonald criticises JobBridge's 'no experience required' childcare positions
# Childcare
# Childcare

McDonald criticises JobBridge's 'no experience required' childcare positions

May 30th 2013, 12:29 PM 10,084 Views 49 Comments

A number of internships advertised on the site require only secondary level qualifications.

# prime-time - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Did you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here's what happened
# A Breach Of Trust
# A Breach Of Trust

Did you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here's what happened

May 29th 2013, 6:14 PM 89,181 Views 93 Comments

With RTÉ not making the programme available to view again, TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth recap of the programme for those who missed it.

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary
# Childcare
# Childcare

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

May 29th 2013, 5:37 PM 8,069 Views 44 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald says both the Gardaí and the HSE are investigating the footage broadcast on Prime Time last night.

Links Childcare plans CCTV streaming as it tries to 'repair loss of trust'
# A Breach Of Trust
# A Breach Of Trust

Links Childcare plans CCTV streaming as it tries to 'repair loss of trust'

May 29th 2013, 1:41 PM 20,532 Views 66 Comments

The under fire creche has issued a statement about RTÉ’s damning Prime Time investigation into practices of its staff.

Taoiseach on creche controversy: ‘God knows what has happened in other locations’
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach on creche controversy: ‘God knows what has happened in other locations’

May 29th 2013, 11:19 AM 11,071 Views 73 Comments

Enda Kenny told the Dáíl this morning that the government needed to the get the provision of childcare in Ireland right.