Drivetime Wednesday 17 January 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

Mary Wilson presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day

Kerry Babies

Kerry Babies

Following the Garda apology to Joanne Hayes yesterday, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also apologised on behalf of the state today. Fianna Fail TD for Kerry, John Brassil and Emily O'Reilly, the European Ombudsman spoke to Drivetime.

Taoiseach at the European Parliament

Taoiseach at the European Parliament

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, was the first EU leader to take part in a series of European Parliament debates on what Europe will look like after Brexit. RTE's Paul Cunningham spoke to Drivetime from Strasbourg

Regency Murder Case

Regency Murder Case

Two detectives have told the Special Criminal Court that they immediately recognised Patrick Hutch as the man dressed as a woman carrying a gun at the Regency Hotel on the day David Byrne was shot dead there. Our Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds had this report.

Catalonia

Catalonia

The Parliament of Catalonia sat today for the first time, since pro-Independence parties narrowly won a snap election, before Christmas. Barcelona based journalist, Hannah Strange spoke to the programme.

Fitness to Teach

Fitness to Teach

A teacher fitness to practice inquiry, has asked a teacher not to repeat conduct which saw him drinking alone, at his home on a school campus, with a 19 year old student. This afternoon, the teacher was cleared of allegations of professional misconduct Our education correspondent Emma O'Kelly had this update.

Youth Immigration Resources

Youth Immigration Resources

For many young migrants living in Ireland they face uncertainty and lack of clarity when applying for their resident status when they turn 18. Today the Immigrant Council of Ireland launched a new resource book to help young people navigate our complex immigration system. Drivetime's Della Kilroy has this report.

Asylum Seekers Working

Asylum Seekers Working

Justice Minister, Charlie Flanagan, recommended that the state opt in, to an EU Directive, which would grant asylum seekers a right to work. Fiona Finn, CEO of NASC spoke to Drivetime.

Programme Highlights

Syrian Refugees

The war in Syria and the subsequent migrant crisis prompted Ireland to offer shelter to 4,000 people here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme two years ago. John Cooke revisits residents of Ballaghaderreen's Emergency Reception Centre .

Hen and Stag Parties

Barry Lenihan reports on stag and hen parties in Carrick on Shannon

Hen and Stag Parties

Hen and Stag Parties in Carlingford Della Kilroy brought us this report

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