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Drivetime Wednesday 8 November 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Teaching Council

Teaching Council

It's day one of the first ever fitness to practice hearing into the alleged bad conduct of a national school teacher. It has been heard today is that this teacher allegedly used sellotape to stop five girls in her classroom from chatting. Our Education Correspondent, Emma O'Kelly spoke to the programme.

Reuniting Refugees

Reuniting Refugees

Once asylum seekers have been granted refugee status in this country, which family members should they be entitled to bring here to join them? That's the question that was being debated this afternoon in the Seanad. Oxfam Chief Executive, Jim Clerkin discussed this with Mary Wilson this evening.

The Pope and Mobile Phone

The Pope and Mobile Phone

Pope Francis is not happy. In his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square today, the Pontiff had some choice words for mass goers who take pictures with their mobile phones during services. Francis Rocca is Vatican Correspondent with The Wall Street Journal and he spoke to Drivetime this evening.

Public Health Alcohol Bill

Public Health Alcohol Bill

New restrictions on the way alcohol is sold and advertised in Ireland are back before the Seanad for Discussion this evening five years after they were first put forward. Our reporter John Cooke had this report.

UK Politics

UK Politics

The UK's International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, arrived back to London after being summoned home by Prime Minister, Theresa May. The Spectator's Fraser Nelson spoke to Mary Wilson on the line.

Trump's Wall: A Year on From his Election

Trump's Wall: A Year on From his Election

Barry Lenihan reports from San Diego California and Tijuana in Mexico as eight prototype walls for Donald Trump proposed border wall are erected.

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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