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Last Days of the Flats – A 360º short documentary

How to best view the footage? You can view 360/VR footage on any desktop or smartphone. Here’s a few tips on getting the best experience on whichever device you’re using. Desktop If you’re watching via YouTube on a desktop or laptop, make sure you have the quality settings turned up by clicking the little ‘cog’ in the bottom right corner and opening ‘Quality’. Most broadband connections can handle the 1440s quality. Some can handle 2160s, which is almost cinema quality. …

The Field of Dreams Investigation: An Update

Sharp-eyed Prime Time viewers may recall an investigation broadcast in September last year about a “strange transaction” involving a piece of land in Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. More than €500,000 of taxpayers’ money was spent on a sloped field and costs related to the application to build social housing on that field. The investigation resulted in an internal audit report being drawn up by the Department of Environment. That report has now been completed, it contains a number of interesting recommendations. For those …