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# prime-time - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

'Sucker punch': Unions criticise new vaccine strategy but Varadkar says decision based 'on the science'
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Sucker punch': Unions criticise new vaccine strategy but Varadkar says decision based 'on the science'

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:34 AM 44,368 Views 158 Comments

Last night, the Tánaiste said that the previous strategy might have slowed the vaccine programme down.

# prime-time - Monday 22 March, 2021

Sarah McInerney and Fran McNulty to join Prime Time presenter lineup
# Primed
# Primed

Sarah McInerney and Fran McNulty to join Prime Time presenter lineup

Mar 22nd 2021, 1:10 PM 40,467 Views 30 Comments

The two new presenters are joining Miriam O’Callaghan on the current affairs programme.

# prime-time - Thursday 18 March, 2021

RTÉ to pay €20,000 to charity after republican party Éirígí is wrongly linked to murder on Prime Time
# John McGuirk
# John McGuirk

RTÉ to pay €20,000 to charity after republican party Éirígí is wrongly linked to murder on Prime Time

Mar 18th 2021, 7:33 PM 33,867 Views 0 Comments

The broadcaster has come to a settlement with the group and issued an apology.

# prime-time - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital

Mar 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 28,738 Views 13 Comments

A private charity with Catholic values should not be given ownership of a State-funded maternity hospital, writes Dr Peter Boylan.

# prime-time - Thursday 22 October, 2020

RTÉ apologises to Declan Ganley over Prime Time programme broadcast 12 years ago
# High Court
# High Court

RTÉ apologises to Declan Ganley over Prime Time programme broadcast 12 years ago

Oct 22nd 2020, 1:31 PM 35,916 Views 0 Comments

No other details of the settlement were aired in open court.

# prime-time - Friday 11 September, 2020

Pubs in parts of Dublin with coronavirus outbreaks should not reopen, says expert
# Sam McConkey
# Sam McConkey

Pubs in parts of Dublin with coronavirus outbreaks should not reopen, says expert

Sep 11th 2020, 9:13 AM 44,505 Views 74 Comments

A further 196 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland yesterday, with 107 of those in Dublin.

# prime-time - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'It just beggars belief': Head of road safety group says questions remain over Cowen drink driving ban
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

'It just beggars belief': Head of road safety group says questions remain over Cowen drink driving ban

Jul 8th 2020, 8:38 AM 51,019 Views 121 Comments

The Agriculture Minister served a three-month driving ban in 2016 after being caught drink-driving.

# prime-time - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:44 PM 83,458 Views 134 Comments

Varadkar also cautioned about lifting air travel restrictions during the interview.

# prime-time - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'Belt and braces approach': Taoiseach says tighter monitoring of anyone entering Ireland is needed
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Belt and braces approach': Taoiseach says tighter monitoring of anyone entering Ireland is needed

Apr 21st 2020, 10:49 PM 62,826 Views 193 Comments

It was confirmed earlier today that licenced festivals and concerts will not go ahead until September at the earliest.

# prime-time - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'It'd be like asking John Delaney to take over the FAI again': The key points from the RTÉ debate
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

'It'd be like asking John Delaney to take over the FAI again': The key points from the RTÉ debate

Feb 4th 2020, 10:35 PM 69,650 Views 166 Comments

It was the final time the three debated before Saturday’s election.

# prime-time - Monday 3 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Mary Lou McDonald to appear in RTÉ party leaders' debate

Updated Feb 3rd 2020, 6:13 PM 56,406 Views 246 Comments

The decision came after a meeting of the RTÉ Election Steering Group.

# prime-time - Friday 1 November, 2019

Sean Quinn says those threatening QIH 'not doing it in my name' and urges them to 'cease immediately'
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Sean Quinn says those threatening QIH 'not doing it in my name' and urges them to 'cease immediately'

Nov 1st 2019, 7:15 AM 29,376 Views 38 Comments

Quinn made the comments after further threats to QIH directors were made this week.

# prime-time - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Family speak of anger over daughter's killer being granted escorted day release
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Family speak of anger over daughter's killer being granted escorted day release

Sep 25th 2019, 9:12 PM 39,129 Views 42 Comments

Peter Whelan murdered 19-year-old Nichola Sweeney on 7 April 2002.

# prime-time - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Three complaints about RTÉ Prime Time's report on transgender issues rejected by BAI
# Bai
# Bai

Three complaints about RTÉ Prime Time's report on transgender issues rejected by BAI

Sep 24th 2019, 8:42 PM 18,854 Views 21 Comments

One complainant argued the programme was “harmful to transgender people”.

# prime-time - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme

Updated Jul 25th 2019, 2:18 PM 53,840 Views 43 Comments

Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.

# prime-time - Thursday 11 July, 2019

'My mam deserves justice': Daughter of Irene White appeals to public for information
# Jennifer McBride
# Jennifer McBride

'My mam deserves justice': Daughter of Irene White appeals to public for information

Jul 11th 2019, 10:20 PM 19,308 Views 0 Comments

“The ultimate goal would be to have [the mastermind] before the courts and charged,” Jennifer McBride told RTÉ’s Prime Time.

# prime-time - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ireland South debate: Carbon tax and EU army dominate as nine candidates battle it out ahead of Friday's vote
# The Big Debate
# The Big Debate

Ireland South debate: Carbon tax and EU army dominate as nine candidates battle it out ahead of Friday's vote

May 20th 2019, 1:08 AM 17,795 Views 34 Comments

Nine candidates took part in the Sunday night debate on RTÉ One.

# prime-time - Friday 1 February, 2019

'There's something in your heart that tells you that you're not ready to give it up'
# Prime Time
From The42
# Prime Time

'There's something in your heart that tells you that you're not ready to give it up'

Feb 1st 2019, 8:00 PM 3,988 Views 0 Comments

Donegal captain Karen Guthrie gets her 14th season of inter-county football underway tomorrow.

# prime-time - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

RTÉ receives more than 500 pieces of feedback over Prime Time programme about transgender issues
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

RTÉ receives more than 500 pieces of feedback over Prime Time programme about transgender issues

Jan 23rd 2019, 4:40 PM 55,036 Views 137 Comments

The programme examined the growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender.

# prime-time - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Trans activists hold protest outside RTÉ studios ahead of Prime Time programme tonight
# Protest
# Protest

Trans activists hold protest outside RTÉ studios ahead of Prime Time programme tonight

Jan 22nd 2019, 8:33 PM 38,512 Views 202 Comments

Dozens of activists gathered outside RTÉ’s Donnybrook studios this evening.

# prime-time - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Leah Remini is warning Ireland about Scientology after last night's Prime Time
# Scientology
From The Daily Edge
# Scientology

Leah Remini is warning Ireland about Scientology after last night's Prime Time

Dec 19th 2018, 3:00 PM 16,530 Views 6 Comments

‘You should be concerned…’

# prime-time - Thursday 15 November, 2018

'It was horrific': Family of Kilkenny mother-of-two murdered in 1984 speak of ongoing anguish
# Marie Tierney
# Marie Tierney

'It was horrific': Family of Kilkenny mother-of-two murdered in 1984 speak of ongoing anguish

Nov 15th 2018, 11:03 PM 20,176 Views 4 Comments

Marie Tierney was found strangled on 21 December 1984.

# prime-time - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Pensioner had visiting hours cut at wife's HSE-run care home after protesting over lapses in her care
# Cherry Orchard Hospital
# Cherry Orchard Hospital

Pensioner had visiting hours cut at wife's HSE-run care home after protesting over lapses in her care

Oct 25th 2018, 4:33 PM 45,119 Views 69 Comments

Patrick Fitzgerald is only allowed to visit his wife for four hours a week after questioning the standard of care given to her.

# prime-time - Friday 28 September, 2018

Prime Time was wrong to ask if #MeToo has gone too far - it hasn't gone far enough
# Me Too
From The Daily Edge
# Me Too

Prime Time was wrong to ask if #MeToo has gone too far - it hasn't gone far enough

Sep 28th 2018, 5:16 PM 7,563 Views 8 Comments

‘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 - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland 'at the request of the DUP'
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland 'at the request of the DUP'

Jun 27th 2018, 4:19 PM 10,480 Views 24 Comments

May said that she would visit the region in the next few weeks.

# prime-time - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Teachers, judges and actors are all falling victim to online sex blackmailers
# Sextortion
# Sextortion

Teachers, judges and actors are all falling victim to online sex blackmailers

May 31st 2018, 3:00 PM 31,520 Views 45 Comments

The sextortion scams are typically run by criminal gangs working out of several different countries.

# prime-time - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Cora Sherlock says she didn't agree with pro-life campaign decision to remove her from RTÉ debate
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Cora Sherlock says she didn't agree with pro-life campaign decision to remove her from RTÉ debate

May 26th 2018, 11:40 AM 48,462 Views 151 Comments

There had been rumours of in-fighting within the campaign.

# prime-time - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

17 of the thirstiest Simon Harris tweets from last night's debate
# Simon Harris
From The Daily Edge
# Simon Harris

17 of the thirstiest Simon Harris tweets from last night's debate

May 23rd 2018, 8:00 AM 52,326 Views 10 Comments

“I am so sorry for all the times I called Simon Harris a vampire.”

# prime-time - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

8 things you should do instead of watching another abortion debate tonight
# Not Again
From The Daily Edge
# Not Again

8 things you should do instead of watching another abortion debate tonight

May 22nd 2018, 3:00 PM 3,968 Views 2 Comments

It’s never too late to figure out what GDPR is.

# prime-time - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme

May 8th 2018, 10:45 PM 30,194 Views 43 Comments

The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.

# prime-time - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

HSE apologises 'unreservedly' to women raped while they were children in foster care
# Galway
# Galway

HSE apologises 'unreservedly' to women raped while they were children in foster care

Apr 25th 2018, 10:52 AM 25,634 Views 41 Comments

“It’s not a life, I’m doing the prison sentence.”

# prime-time - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years

Mar 8th 2018, 8:37 PM 23,693 Views 96 Comments

While 9% of drivers on the road are learners, only 5.8% of fatal crashes involved learner drivers.

# prime-time - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'It makes no sense': Husband of missing Tina Satchwell says she would not have gone to woods
# Missing
# Missing

'It makes no sense': Husband of missing Tina Satchwell says she would not have gone to woods

Mar 6th 2018, 10:32 PM 56,963 Views 0 Comments

Tina Satchwell was last seen at her home in Youghal, Co Cork on 20 March 2017.

# prime-time - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Gang of armed locals chase burglars through town in Leitrim
# Burglary
# Burglary

Gang of armed locals chase burglars through town in Leitrim

Feb 22nd 2018, 8:25 PM 77,746 Views 67 Comments

An RTÉ Prime Time programme due to air tonight looks into the problem of repeat burglary offenders.

# prime-time - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Muslim spokesman criticised for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM
# Dr Ali Selim
# Dr Ali Selim

Muslim spokesman criticised for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM

Feb 10th 2018, 12:47 PM 51,643 Views 308 Comments

Healthcare professionals and the Islamic community have criticised the comments made by the Clonskeagh Mosque’s spokesman.

# prime-time - Friday 26 January, 2018

Husband of missing Tina Satchwell believes she had 'helping hand' in disappearance
# Missing
# Missing

Husband of missing Tina Satchwell believes she had 'helping hand' in disappearance

Jan 26th 2018, 8:48 AM 40,936 Views 66 Comments

The 45-year-old woman has been missing from her home in Youghal, Co Cork since 20 March 2017.

# prime-time - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers
# Carers
# Carers

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers

Dec 6th 2017, 10:15 AM 16,680 Views 43 Comments

Almost 200,000 people dedicate their lives caring for loved ones in Ireland.

# prime-time - Friday 3 November, 2017

'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords

Nov 3rd 2017, 9:07 AM 27,811 Views 96 Comments

The Prime Time Investigates programme highlighted how some landlords were charging over 20 people hundreds of euro a month.

# prime-time - Thursday 2 November, 2017

16 people in a single bedroom, 64 people renting a house: Documentary shows state of Ireland's rental 'nightmares'
# Rté Investigates
# Rté Investigates

16 people in a single bedroom, 64 people renting a house: Documentary shows state of Ireland's rental 'nightmares'

Nov 2nd 2017, 10:35 PM 56,824 Views 118 Comments

A new investigation shows widespread breaches in terms of health and safety standards across the private rental sector.

# prime-time - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Serious concerns about safety raised as long as five years before Rescue 116 crash
# Lifejackets
# Lifejackets

Serious concerns about safety raised as long as five years before Rescue 116 crash

Oct 26th 2017, 10:15 PM 12,652 Views 42 Comments

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time highlighted issues with the lifejackets and navigation systems onboard the helicopters used.

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