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Drivetime Friday 29 September 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

EU Digital Summit

EU Digital Summit

EU leaders assembled today in Tallinn, Estonia, for a "digital summit" to discuss cyber security. innovation, and digital taxation - about which Taosieach, Leo Varadkar, spoke earlier. Our Europe Editor Tony Connolly had this report.

Stepaside Garda Station

Stepaside Garda Station

Questions remain today on why of the 139 Garda stations closed during the recession - it was Stepaside Garda Station that was prioritised for re-opening first. Michael Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner spoke to Drivetime.

Regional Papers

Regional Papers

Dave O'Connell joined us from our Galway studio to take a look at what's making the news in the regional newspapers.

Ryanair Developments

Ryanair Developments

Ryanair is to pay compensation, arrange alternative flights and reimburse over 700,000 customers hit by the recent wave of cancelled flights. It comes after the UK Aviation Regulator threatened legal action over the airline's behaviour. Barry Lenihan had this report and Eoghan Corry who's editor of Travel Extra spoke to Drivetime.

Asylum Seekers

Asylum Seekers

Last week on Drivetime we learned that Department of Justice officials are writing to asylum seekers and refugees asking them to vacate their direct provision centres. Drivetime's Graham Clifford has been speaking with people who are effectively trapped in Direct Provision.

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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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