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#Prime Time

# prime-time - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Efforts to improve standards after RTÉ creche investigation "have not been enough"

Early Childhood Ireland has said that the funding made available has been a “trickle of the stream” that is needed.

# prime-time - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday Tv Picks

What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday

Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

# prime-time - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter

The Transport Minister has defended his Cabinet colleague after the Data Protection Commissioner found that he broke the law by revealing information about Wallace on live television.

# prime-time - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

HIQA will carry out a review of the quality of service provided at the hospital.

# prime-time - Friday 25 April, 2014

Failings at UK care home run by Rehab 'raises questions' for Ireland

A Prime Time investigation revealed that standards of care were not met at a care home run by Rehab Group.

# prime-time - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Post offices could link up with credit unions to provide banking services

The Irish Postmasters’ Union is set to work with Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte to diversify services.

# prime-time - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Prime Time investigation reveals details of fifth baby death at Portlaoise Hospital

Amy Delahunt and Ollie Kelly were told by the hospital that they would have to request the review into the death of their daughter under the Freedom of Information Act.

# prime-time - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

'Motorists were wrongly fined' --- speed camera whistleblower

Alan Shatter says he’s pursuing claims detailed tonight on Prime Time with the new Garda Commissioner

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action

The Health Minister was questioned on a range of health care topic in the Dáil today.

# prime-time - Friday 28 March, 2014

Ambulance service responds to damning Prime Time investigation

The NAS noted that the controversial OVR units were used over 600 times so far this year.

Firefighters and emergency workers 'extremely concerned' about Ireland's ambulance service

RTÉ’s Prime Time programme documented a litany of failures of shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment

Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

Missed last night’s Prime Time investigation into ambulance delays? Here’s what we learned….

‘Rapid Response Vehicles’ — which cost the taxpayer over €100,000 each — are effectively being used by managers as ‘company cars’…

# prime-time - Monday 24 March, 2014

Emaciated ex-racehorse dumped in field left to die finds new home

The case of Forest is common one, said the ISPCA who will be talking about Forest and animal cruelty on RTE’s Prime Time this evening.

# prime-time - Friday 14 March, 2014

Creches under investigation again following more revelations about care

The HSE is now investigating a number of serious cases.

# prime-time - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?'

The chief medical officer was questioned on the deaths of babies at Portlaoise this morning.

# prime-time - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge RTÉ has explained Prime Time 'Irish Ukrainians not Russians' meltdown Irish Ukrainians

RTÉ has explained Prime Time 'Irish Ukrainians not Russians' meltdown

Viewers were left baffled by the repeated words.

From The Daily Edge Have a rave to the techno remix of #IrishUkrainiansNotRussians Techno Techno Techno

# prime-time - Monday 3 March, 2014

RTÉ One had a repetitive, 'infuriating' meltdown... and there's already a remix

Irish Ukrainians, not Russians. Irish Ukrainians, not Russians. Irish Ukrainians, not Russians. Irish Ukrainians, not Russians.

# prime-time - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Team Panti invaded the Prime Time audience last night Stealth Supporters

Team Panti invaded the Prime Time audience last night

You can run, you can hide, but you can’t escape Team Panti.

# prime-time - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Mum learned about baby's death investigation on RTÉ show

Prime Time Investigates looked into the deaths of babies at Portlaoise Hospital – the mother of Katelyn discovered that one baby was her daughter Katelyn.

Garda Ombudsman in 'state of heightened awareness' over Boylan inquiry

Kieran Fitzgerald said his office would have a “list of suspects” if it was found that surveillance had taken place.

# prime-time - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

‘We will get all the answers’ – Reilly says HIQA will review death of babies in Portlaoise

Reilly was speaking after one family, whose tragic story was outlined in a Prime Time special last week, met with members of the Oireachtas earlier today.

Taoiseach: Independent report into baby deaths would only happen after HSE inquiry

Health Minister James Reilly has ordered a HSE investigation, but there have been calls to have health watchdog HIQA brought in straight away

# prime-time - Friday 31 January, 2014

Portlaoise midwives wrote to Cowen and Harney over 'fears that a mother or baby would die'

Last night’s Prime Time showed how four babies died in 6 years at Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

Missed the Prime Time investigation last night? Here’s what you need to know

The programme investigated the deaths of four babies at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# prime-time - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Was Pat Rabbitte called "Fat Rabbitte" on Prime Time last night? Run Rabbitte

Was Pat Rabbitte called "Fat Rabbitte" on Prime Time last night?

He was. He definitely was.

# prime-time - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

The HSE is in danger of ‘regressing to a previous era’

The stark warning is made in a confidential internal report that details difficulties in recruiting consultants.

# prime-time - Friday 24 January, 2014

Rehab are waiting 'too long' to reveal their CEO's salary

Jerry Buttimer, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, said the move is needed to restore confidence in the organisation.

# prime-time - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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…

# prime-time - Monday 30 September, 2013

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

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.