Drivetime Friday 16 February 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Project Ireland 2040

Project Ireland 2040

The Cabinet today chose Sligo to launch a vision for the country called, Project Ireland 2040. Barry Lenihan was there for Drivetime and Philip Boucher-Hayes also reported on what the project contains.

Regional Papers

Regional Papers

John O'Connor joined the programme from our Waterford studio to take us through the stories that have been making the news in the regional papers.

Project Ireland 2040 Opposition Reaction

Project Ireland 2040 Opposition Reaction

This afternoon, to much fanfare, we finally got sight of the National Planning Framework and the National Development Plan. For reaction, the former Environment Minister, Labour Party TD Alan Kelly; and former Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Green Party leader, Eamon Ryan spoke to the programme.

Ulster Rugby Rape Trial

Ulster Rugby Rape Trial

The woman who was allegedly raped by Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding couldn't stop staring at Mr Jackson during the night, one of the men's co-accused told police. Conor Gallagher was in court today for the Irish Times and he went through the evidence of the PSNI officer.

Ranelagh Body

Ranelagh Body

Gardaí say the inquiry into the death of 38-year-old Joanne Lee has been upgraded to a murder inquiry. Superintendent Gerry Delmar spoke at the scene today and Michael O'Toole, Crime correspondent of The Irish Daily Star was there.

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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