Coming up on the News Review at 1pm

  • The Government has come under fire this week, after it was revealed that they plan to cut the mental health budget for 2017. We’ll be joined by Sinn Féin Deputy Spokesperson on Mental Health, Pat Buckley who says, it’s simply not good enough.
  • Could a referendum be on the cards, on the public ownership of water? Independent TD, Joan Collins will be speaking to Luke Ryan later on.
  • Earlier this year, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan introduced new rules for pensions. What are they and how will they affect your pension scheme? We’ll be discussion this with Johnny Mulholland from Early Retirement.ie
  • A new initiative aims to increase access to further education through the use of digital technology. An Cosán Virtual Community College says it can break down the economic and social barriers facing young people today.
  • Dublin rents are now 10% higher than their 2008 Celtic Tiger peak. Stephen Large from housing charity, Threshold talks to us about the struggles many families are facing to keep up with current market rents.
  • The Dublin Simon Community has opened a new counselling service in Dublin 8. Sam McGuinness from the charity will have more on this later on.