Drivetime Tuesday 28 March 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Garda Controversies

Garda Controversies

To have confidence... or not to have confidence... that is the question! In the Dail today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that the government continues to have confidence in the Garda Commissioner, Noirin O'Sullivan.

Blacksod Update

Blacksod Update

The search and rescue operation for the remaining two missing crew members of Rescue 116 is now entering its third week. Pat McGrath spoke to Drivetime.

Bus Eireann Strike

Bus Eireann Strike

It's day five of the Bus Eireann strike; and so a fifth day of travel woe for tens of thousands of commuters. Martin Wall, Industry Correspondent for the Irish Times; has the story as things could get even worse tomorrow afternoon; as some Dublin Bus and Iarnrod Eireann workers are also set to down tools.

Organ Donor Week

Organ Donor Week

Around 600 people are currently awaiting life-saving heart, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants in this country. Today, the Irish Kidney Association launched Organ Donor Awarness Week. Brian Lally was at the launch.

Olivia O'Leary

Olivia O'Leary

In her political column , Olivia O'Leary reflects on an Ireland pulled between two Empires ...

Health Forum West

Health Forum West

A long awaited new Emergency Department for Galway could still be 5 years away despite the recent visit to the over crowded University College Hospital by the Health Minister. - John Cooke joined us from Galway.

Swaziland P.2

Swaziland P.2

Today Graham Clifford reports from the country's southern region which recently suffered a two-year-drought. He joined a team from Medicines Sans Frontiers as they headed out into the region's most rural and inhospitable areas.

Brexit

Brexit

Tim Farron, leader of Liberal Democrats spoke to Mary Wilson.

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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