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Drivetime Friday 26 August 2016

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Pat Hickey's Family Speaks Out

Pat Hickey's Family Speaks Out

The family of Pat Hickey say they're gravely concerned about his health and continued detention in Brazil. They're looking to meet The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and they're urging Cabinet Ministers to help the former Olympic Council of Ireland chief. Ray Kennedy joined us.

Burkini Ban Overturned

Burkini Ban Overturned

France's highest administrative court has suspended a ban on full-body "burkini" swimsuits that was imposed in a town on the Mediterranean coast.

Italy Earthquake

Italy Earthquake

The first funerals of some of the 268 people who died in central Italy after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday are set to take place today. Reporter Oscar Lopez is in Amatrice .

On this Day

On this Day

Today Myles Dungan examines the history and impact in Ireland of one of the most dreaded diseases of the 18th and 19th centuries, smallpox.

Home Care

Home Care

Concerns about the roll out of homecare packages in various HSE regions have been expressed throughout the week on Drivetime. With many families struggling to cope Drivetime reporter John Cooke found out more in County Mayo.

Hungary Borders

Hungary Borders

Hungary plans to build a second barrier on its southern border with Serbia to keep out migrants. Reiseal Ni Cheilleachair, Trocaire's Humanitarian Policy Advisor, who is currently in Serbia near the Serbia- Hungary border spoke to us.

An Taoiseach pays his respects to Peter Barry

An Taoiseach pays his respects to Peter Barry

The death was announced today of former Tanaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and deputy leader of Fine Gael, Peter Barry. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny spoke to us this evening.

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