Drivetime Tuesday 5 March 2013

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

EU finance ministers formally request that the Troika works out "the best possible option" for Ireland

EU finance ministers formally request that the Troika works out "the best possible option" for Ireland

Tony Connelly RTÉ's Europe Editor in Brussels reports on what exactly is on the table?

With a deal from the Troika in the offing, what difference will a deal on extending the due date of our loans mean?

With a deal from the Troika in the offing, what difference will a deal on extending the due date of our loans mean?

Seamus Coffey Lecturer in economics at University College Cork

Boyband One Direction front anti bullying campaign

Boyband One Direction front anti bullying campaign

World famous boyband One Direction are set to appear on billboards, as part of the ISPCC's anti-bullying campaign. Drivetime's Brian Lally talks to Mullingar's Niall Horan. We also speak to Caroline O'Sullivan of the ISPCC.

The National People's Congress in China begins.

The National People's Congress in China begins.

Over the next two weeks, Xi Jinping will take over as head of state. Anaylsis from Shaun Breslin, Professor of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University.

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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