Drivetime Wednesday 4 October 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Merlin Park Hotel

Merlin Park Hotel

All orthopaedic surgeries at Galway's Merlin Park Hospital are off for the forseeable future due to a leaky roof at the hospital. Two operating theatres at Merlin Park were closed on health and safety grounds due to significant leaks. The roof is yet to be fixed and there's no solution in sight. Our reporter Barry Lenihan had this report.

Ryanair Cancellations

Ryanair Cancellations

The bodies that oversee aviation in Ireland are appearing as we speak in front of an Oireachtas Committee which is looking into Ryanair's cancellation of flights in recent weeks, and the impact on passengers. Drivetime was joined by Eoghan Corry, Editor of TravelExtra.ie

Catalonia Update

Catalonia Update

Could Catalonia be headed for a declaration of independence within a matter of days... and what would that mean for that region, for Spain and for Europe? The BBC's Fergal Keane is in Barcelona and he spoke to Drivetime.

Labour Budget Submission

Labour Budget Submission

The Labour Party has just launched their Alternative Budget, with no proposals for tax cuts for any group of taxpayers. Our reporter Fergal Keane was at the launch and he had this report.

Theresa May Speech

Theresa May Speech

Theresa May's keynote speech this morning to the Tory Party Conference was memorable for all the wrong reasons. At first she was interrupted by a comedian handing her a P45, then she lost her voice. Philip Boucher-Hayes was watching for us.

Syrian Refugees Part 3

Syrian Refugees Part 3

Our reporter John Cooke has been to Ballaghaderreen to speak with Syrian refugees this week. Here is the concluding report in his series.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel

Brian Lally talks Music , Politics and Protest with Billy Joel

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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