Drivetime Tuesday 19 March 2013

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Cyprus in turmoil as bail out deal includes a levy on Cypriot bank deposits

Cyprus in turmoil as bail out deal includes a levy on Cypriot bank deposits

Joe Lynam, Business Correspondent with BBC's Newsnight is in Nicosia. More analysis from Raoul Ruparel Head of Economic Research at Open Europe.

Cypriot Parliament has rejected taxing bank deposits as a condition of the country's bailout.

Cypriot Parliament has rejected taxing bank deposits as a condition of the country's bailout.

We get reaction from opposition MP Nicos Nicolaides. Bernadette Sharolanbus, an Irish woman living in Cyprus describes the situation she finds herself in.

A radio column from Olivia O'Leary

A radio column from Olivia O'Leary

In her column this week, Olivia O'Leary remembers days in the old school yard.

President Michael D Higgins

President Michael D Higgins

The President tells Mary about his meeting with the new pope at his inaugural mass in Rome.

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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