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Garda station closures – Two years on

Today in Templemore, the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is welcoming 100 more Garda recruits, along with the Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. But it’s been five years since any new Gardaí have joined the force. We are asking tonight whether that, combined with the closure of some Garda stations is beginning to take its toll on communities around the country? We will be joined by people in our audience who have been victims of crime and some will say they …

Joan Burton and Gerry Adams go head-to-head on Claire Byrne Live

It’s all hands on deck in the Claire Byrne Live office today as we prepare for the second edition of the show. First up tonight, we will have a debate between two of the most interesting politicians of our times – the Tánaiste and Labour leader, Joan Burton and Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams. With the clock running down on the life of this government, the stakes couldn’t be higher for both party leaders. Labour has been suffering major poll …

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