Drivetime Tuesday 20 October 2015

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

IRA Activity in the North

IRA Activity in the North

In the House of Commons this afternoon, Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers confirmed that all the main paramilitary groups which operated during the Troubles are still in existence. We got analysis and reaction from Sinn Fein MLA, Conor Murphy...

Mike Nesbitt UUP reaction

Mike Nesbitt UUP reaction

Ulster Unionist Party Mike Nesbitt gave us his reaction to the report on paramilitary activity in the North - and also to the news that DUP Ministers are again to take up their positions on Stormont's power-sharing Executive.

Leaders' Questions Today

Leaders' Questions Today

The Northern Ireland report into paramilitary activity was the main topic raised in Leaders' Questions in Leinster House this afternoon. Fergal Keane talked us through it...

Garda Assessment of IRA activity

Garda Assessment of IRA activity

Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald has this afternoon published a Garda report on IRA activity on this side of the border. Paul Reynolds told us what it contains...

Olivia O'Leary's Column

Olivia O'Leary's Column

In her Radio Column this week, Olivia O'Leary remembers a famous pair of eyebrows.

Cystic Fibrosis unit remains unopened

Cystic Fibrosis unit remains unopened

Over a year and a half after it was completed at a cost of 2.3million euro, a special Cystic Fibrosis ward is due to open in Cork University Hospital this weekend. We spoke to Alan Kelly who is a CF patient based in Cork.

Boxer Jason Quigley

Boxer Jason Quigley

The 2013 World Silver Medallist who has now turned pro spoke to us from L.A. and gave us his reaction to the resignation of Billy Walsh

Rent Certainty report

Rent Certainty report

Negotiations are said to be continuing between departments on ways to provide rent certainty for those living in rented accommodation, many of whom are struggling to find homes -- or keep them. Our Reporter John Cooke has been meeting some of those affected in Limerick.

Relocating Refugees

Relocating Refugees

A milestone was reached in the Migrant crisis yesterday. The UN High Commission for Refugees announced that Greece alone had taken in excess of a half a million refugees this year. The UN is warning that its relocation programme is on the brink of collapse as European governments. Philip Boucher Hayes has this report.

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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