Cold case‘I think something must have happened to her. There’s no way she would have walked out’

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Over thirty years ago, a mother of seven living in Carna, Connemara, went missing from her family home and the mystery of her disappearance has never been solved. Prime Time reporter Barry Cummins spoke with Mary Wilson about the cold case, in which to this day her children have no answers as to what happened to their mother Barbara Walsh. …

Syrian Refugees in Ballaghaderreen‘The people I meet there are still very appreciative of the hospitality they’ve received, but they’re bored and they’re anxious to get working’

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War-torn Syria is very far away from small-town Ireland, but in a County Roscommon town, some Syrians – fleeing the civil war in their country – have been housed in a former hotel for almost six months. Under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme, Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon welcomed the refugees earlier this year. The former hotel is now an Emergency Reception …

Modular Houses‘The first meal in your new home, you don’t know what you’re going to make, or how to switch the cooker on.’

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As homelessness and the housing crisis rumble on, it seems that solutions are thin on the ground. In Dublin, the city council has recently completed estate of modular houses. Despite being billed as “rapid-build”, the construction of the houses was plagued by delays and missed deadlines. Drivetime reporter John Cooke visited St Helena’s Court in Finglas to talk to people …