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# prime-time - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Kenny says 'no' to TV debate on Seanad abolition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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Pat Kenny is leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk

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

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'

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 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

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

# prime-time - Sunday 9 June, 2013

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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?

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

“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'

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should CCTV be installed in Irish creches?

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

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 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

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

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

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

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'

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’

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

Fitzgerald “witnessed emotional abuse of children” in crèche footage

The Minister said that the undercover footage “would strike horror into every parent watching”.

Poll: Are you worried that mistreatment of children in crèches is more widespread? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried that mistreatment of children in crèches is more widespread?

Last night’s shocking revelations in RTÉ’s Prime Time programme have brought the issue of treatment of children in Irish childcare facilities into the spotlight.

RTÉ: No repeats or online airing of Prime Time creche investigation

The one-off broadcast last night showed young children being mistreated by staff at three creches in Dublin and Wicklow.

Anger as RTE Prime Time shows mistreatment of creche children

The programme which aired last night showed staff aggressively handling children, shouting at them, and leaving them in high chairs for long periods.

# prime-time - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight

The station has promised parents it will only broadcast the programme once and it will not by uploaded to the RTE Player.

# prime-time - Sunday 26 May, 2013

'Horror movie in a pill': Side-effects of Lariam worse than malaria

A recent RTÉ investigation looks at the links between the anti-malarial and suicide.

# prime-time - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Childhood professionals concerned about RTÉ doc revelations

The Assocation of Childhood Professionals have called on the government to work with its members to achieve quality in care.

# prime-time - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Government shocked by creche claims: 'It's every parent's worst nightmare'

The HSE have been in contact with RTÉ and will be shown the undercover footage today.

HSE and Gardai investigating creches after RTE exposé

“Nightmare situation” for parents as RTE uncover possible mistreatment of children in Dublin creches.

# prime-time - Monday 20 May, 2013

Poll: Should Alan Shatter have made his Prime Time comments? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Alan Shatter have made his Prime Time comments?

As a row between Alan Shatter and Mick Wallace rumbles on, we ask was the Minister’s use of information appropriate?