Drivetime Friday 1 December 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Brexit and the Border

Brexit and the Border

The Taoiseach and the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, are meeting in Dublin this evening to discuss Brexit and the Border. Our reporter Fergal Keane had this report.

Utilities and Transport Costs Increase

Utilities and Transport Costs Increase

It's December 1st, Toy Show night - but before you get distracted by the Festive Cheer - it could be a Costly Christmas too with price hikes happening across a whole range of utility bills and public transport from today. Mark Whelan of Bonkers.ie spoke to Drivetime this evening.

Regional Papers

Regional Papers

John O'Connor joined us from our Waterford studio to take us through the news making the regional newspapers

Michael Shine

Michael Shine

Retired consultant Michael Shine sentenced to 20 months in jail indecently assaulting two patients. Our Courts Reporter Vivienne Traynor had this report.

Tribunal

Tribunal

An investigation by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission has found widespready exploitation of the fixed charge penalty notice system by senior gardai. Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent for the Irish Examiner and Clare Daly, Independents for Change TD for Dublin Fingal 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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