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Drivetime Thursday 5 October 2017

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Drivetime

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

Alternative Budgets

Alternative Budgets

The Budget is next Tuesday and today several of the smaller parties presented their budget proposals. Solidarity - People Before Profit, the Social Democrats and the Greens all laid out their plans today, Fergal Keane has the details.

Cork Homelessness Awards

Cork Homelessness Awards

Today in Cork, the Homeless community gathered at the Port buildings to celebrate the annual Cork Simon Awards. Drivetime's Graham Clifford went along to this morning's award ceremony

Death of Liam Cosgrave

Death of Liam Cosgrave

Liam Cosgrave former Taoiseach, leader of Fine Gael and son of a founding father has died. Older than the state he once led, Mr Cosgrave was 97. His death was announced just before 9 last night... and in the hours since politicians, colleagues and friends have delivered tributes to the 5th Taoiseach of Ireland.

Finance Committee

Finance Committee

Ulster Bank today revealed that the number of customers wrongly removed from their tracker interest rates is not 2,000 as previously estimated, but 3,500. The bank's Chief Executive, Gerry Mallon, was speaking at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

Catalonia and Secession

Catalonia and Secession

It had been expected that independence would be officially declared at a session of the Catalan Parliament on Monday, but this afternoon, Spain's Constitutional Court has moved to stop that session from going ahead. Joe Haslam, Professor of the IE Business School in Madrid spoke to Drivetime and Philip Boucher-Hayes reported on secession.

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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