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Drivetime Tuesday 7 November 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Rail Strike

Rail Strike

Iarnród Éireann staff are on the picket line in the second of five planned actions over pay. Mark Gleeson of Rail Users Ireland, and our industry and employment correspondent Ingrid Miley spoke to the programme.

Teacher Shortages

Teacher Shortages

Primary schools are experiencing serious problems hiring subsitute teachers - that's according to a new survey by school managers. Kathering Donnelly is the Education Editor of the Irish Independent sp[oke to Drivetime.

Paradise Papers

Paradise Papers

The fall-out from the 'Paradise Papers' leaks continued around the globe today and - in the Dáil the Taoiseach responded to questions about Ireland's role in tax avoidance. Brooke Harrington is Professor of Economic Sociology at Copenhagen Business School discussed this with Mary Wilson.

Precarious Employment

Precarious Employment

For the last few weeks regular listeners will be aware that we have been focussing on the extent of this exploitation of vulnerable employees. Today Philip Boucher-Hayes looks at what the state is doing to deal with the phenomenon.

The Stardust

The Stardust

A new report into the Stardust Tragedy, where 48 people died and 128 were seriously injured in 1981, has decided that no new enquiry is warrented into the fire. Fergal Keane had 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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