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# this-week - Sunday 30 June, 2019

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries

Jun 30th 2019, 6:07 PM 19,544 Views 83 Comments

The deal with hit the Irish beef sector.

# this-week - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable
# Interview
# Interview

Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable

Feb 3rd 2019, 2:14 PM 18,571 Views 94 Comments

Varadkar said the terms of reference of the review would be changed.

# this-week - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks

Nov 18th 2018, 4:29 PM 8,160 Views 27 Comments

The war of words between the two main parties continues, but Varadkar said he still wants a 2020 general election.

# this-week - Sunday 9 September, 2018

More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe
# Bus That Wouldn't Slow Down
# Bus That Wouldn't Slow Down

More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe

Sep 9th 2018, 3:32 PM 25,305 Views 60 Comments

More than a third of the buses tested had ‘major or dangerous defects’.

# this-week - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Concerns raised that private health insurance patients are being 'bullied' by hospitals
# Health
# Health

Concerns raised that private health insurance patients are being 'bullied' by hospitals

Jun 11th 2017, 6:06 PM 28,481 Views 83 Comments

RTÉ’s This Week reported concerns around bullying of private health insurance holders.

# this-week - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response
# Care Of The State
# Care Of The State

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response

Apr 30th 2017, 3:24 PM 10,859 Views 16 Comments

The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told RTÉ’s This Week that she wants to appear before committee to set the record straight.

# this-week - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government

Feb 12th 2017, 6:19 PM 40,107 Views 339 Comments

The Taoiseach meanwhile says he isn’t ruling out a criminal investigation into the Tusla saga.

# this-week - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Fears raised over transfer times for children needing transplants
# Organ Transplant
# Organ Transplant

Fears raised over transfer times for children needing transplants

Feb 5th 2017, 7:21 PM 5,995 Views 4 Comments

A confidential hospital report has said that current travel arrangements are “unsustainable”.

# this-week - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy
# Charities
# Charities

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

Jul 3rd 2016, 7:05 PM 24,447 Views 0 Comments

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

# this-week - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Teenager with intellectual disabilities left in foster home despite allegations of sexual abuse
# Southwest
# Southwest

Teenager with intellectual disabilities left in foster home despite allegations of sexual abuse

May 8th 2016, 2:52 PM 11,031 Views 0 Comments

The young person had been living in the home in the Cork/Kerry area since 2003.

# this-week - Sunday 17 May, 2015

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths
# Midland Regional Hospital
# Midland Regional Hospital

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

May 17th 2015, 8:25 PM 16,724 Views 41 Comments

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# this-week - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Irish Water says over 1 million have registered ahead of tomorrow's deadline
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Irish Water says over 1 million have registered ahead of tomorrow's deadline

Feb 1st 2015, 5:56 PM 21,460 Views 186 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed today that those who do not register will not have their water cut off.

# this-week - Sunday 25 January, 2015

'There's no way USC can be abolished overnight'
# Pay Packet
# Pay Packet

'There's no way USC can be abolished overnight'

Jan 25th 2015, 7:45 PM 31,898 Views 113 Comments

The suggestion of more taxes to offset any further reduction in the charge hasn’t been ruled out.

# this-week - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'There’s a growing sense across the country that something is seriously wrong'
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'There’s a growing sense across the country that something is seriously wrong'

Oct 5th 2014, 7:45 PM 27,846 Views 250 Comments

A Bishop has called for the conditions in Direct Provision centres to be improved.

# this-week - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants
# Big Spend
# Big Spend

Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants

Sep 28th 2014, 8:42 PM 19,972 Views 77 Comments

New documents have reportedly revealed that he was aware of the spend as far back as December 2012.

# this-week - Sunday 7 September, 2014

It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal

Sep 7th 2014, 7:45 PM 57,451 Views 133 Comments

The former minister had the biggest job interview of his life this week, as he bids to become Agriculture Commissioner. But the issue of Irish Water just won’t go away, it seems.

# this-week - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Aug 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 14,234 Views 113 Comments

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

"I don't think we're back to cheese mountains": Coveney plays down Russian sanctions
# Exports
# Exports

"I don't think we're back to cheese mountains": Coveney plays down Russian sanctions

Aug 10th 2014, 2:16 PM 7,333 Views 31 Comments

The Agriculture Minister has said the effect on the Irish market this year might only be €8.2 million.

# this-week - Sunday 3 August, 2014

The State isn't talking to abuse victims - Louise O'Keeffe
# Slow Response
# Slow Response

The State isn't talking to abuse victims - Louise O'Keeffe

Aug 3rd 2014, 1:58 PM 6,264 Views 21 Comments

She’s now written to he Taoiseach and to Minister for Education to requesting a meeting.

# this-week - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes

Jun 8th 2014, 8:20 PM 23,196 Views 431 Comments

Diarmuid Martin said that any investigation needs to ensure that the culture that existed in past has been stamped out.

# this-week - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Witness threatened to "blow the Bailey case out of the water" if any attempt was made to arrest her
# Ian Bailey
# Ian Bailey

Witness threatened to "blow the Bailey case out of the water" if any attempt was made to arrest her

Apr 13th 2014, 8:40 PM 39,385 Views 0 Comments

RTÉ’s This Week programme says that they have seen memos from a garda in Schull which show warrants against a witness went unexecuted.

# this-week - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Regrets, friends and the Dubai connection: 6 things we heard at the Anglo trial
# This Week
# This Week

Regrets, friends and the Dubai connection: 6 things we heard at the Anglo trial

Feb 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 6,304 Views 0 Comments

A look back at seven days of evidence at the Criminal Courts of Justice.

# this-week - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Arts Minister read about Limerick City of Culture resignation 'in the paper'
# Limerick City Of Culture
# Limerick City Of Culture

Arts Minister read about Limerick City of Culture resignation 'in the paper'

Jan 5th 2014, 1:55 PM 12,019 Views 39 Comments

The Arts Minister says he won’t be seeking changes to the board, other than including the ‘Limerick arts community’.

# this-week - Monday 21 October, 2013

ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme
# ESB
# ESB

ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme

Oct 21st 2013, 9:13 PM 6,738 Views 6 Comments

Reports over the last couple of days suggested the company had changed the nature of the scheme and failed to tell its auditor KPMG about opposition to the changes from unions.

# this-week - Sunday 11 August, 2013

'Missing' Michaella McCollum Connolly visited by British embassy in Peru
# Cocaine
# Cocaine

'Missing' Michaella McCollum Connolly visited by British embassy in Peru

Aug 11th 2013, 2:52 PM 46,152 Views 71 Comments

The larger the amount of drugs the longer the sentence in Peru, and if convicted, the women could face up to 25 years in prison.

# this-week - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Calls for Justice Minister to release Belturbet bombing files
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Calls for Justice Minister to release Belturbet bombing files

Dec 30th 2012, 7:59 PM 8,621 Views 40 Comments

A Freedom of Information request submitted by RTÉ’s This Week programme was refused earlier this year.

# this-week - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention
# Constitution
# Constitution

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention

Dec 2nd 2012, 2:25 PM 4,549 Views 23 Comments

Convention chairman Tom Arnold says citizen members are entitled not to be bombarded with unwanted contact.