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Drivetime Thursday 9 November 2017

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Drivetime

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

Train Talks

Train Talks

Talks have been taking place at the Labour Court in Dublin today in another effort to avoid further strike action at Iarnrod Eireann. Our reporter Joe Mag Raollaigh was at the Labour Court and Gerald Flynn of Align Management Solutions both spoke to the programme.

Ireland Vs Denmark

Ireland Vs Denmark

The Danish Football Union warned today that Irish fans who have bought Danish tickets for Saturday's match in Copenhagen run a very real risk of being turned away from the stadium. Tom Carstensen is a Danish journalist and author of a book on Danish football hooliganism and he spoke to Drivetime this evening.

Public Health Alcohol Bill

Public Health Alcohol Bill

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill made it past its first tentative step last night, a full two years after it was first proposed. Minister for Health Simon Harris, faced a considerable revolt from his own Senators, backed by Fianna Fail, in the day long debate. Senator Frances Black spoke to the programme.

Minister John Halligan

Minister John Halligan

Minister of State John Halligan has form and he's under pressure. The Waterford TD has indicated he's prepared to cover the seven thousand five hundred euro that his Department paid in compensation to a woman he interviewed last year.

Theresa May's Government

Theresa May's Government

In London Theresa May has just appointed a replacement for the International Development Secretary, Pritti Patel, who was forced to resign last night. But as Philip Boucher-Hayes reports it far from restores order to the ranks of the British Government.

Foster Care

Foster Care

A report into the provision of Foster Care Services in Ireland, published today, shows a care system that is overstretched, lacking in cohesion and in dire need of investment. Dr Valerie O'Brien of the school of Social Work in UCD and a member of "Social Workers in Foster Care" spoke to Drivetime.

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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