Drivetime Tuesday 5 December 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Wexford Car Crash

Wexford Car Crash

Last night four members of a family were killed in a car crash as they travelled to a funeral. The family, who lived in Illinois, had travelled to Ireland for a family funeral. Our South East Correspondent Damien Tiernan has been at the scene of the crash and he spoke to Drivetime.

Brexit

Brexit

The past 24 hours have been less choreography and compromise, more a coalition of chaos. Journalist Amanda Ferguson in Belfast and in London, George Parker, Political Editor of the Financial Times spoke to Drivetime.

Leaders' Questions

Leaders' Questions

Brexit also dominated questions to the Taoiseach in the Dail this afternoon. Responding to Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gave this update on the faltering negotiations.

Micheál Martin and Arlene Foster

Micheál Martin and Arlene Foster

Following the fall-out from yesterday's failure by the British Government and EU Commission to agree a text that would allow for progress to Phase 2 of the Brexit negotiations. Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin spoke to Mary WIlson and DUP Leader Arlene Foster discussed the negotiations with Tommie Gorman.

Olivia O'Leary

Olivia O'Leary

In her political column this week, Olivia O'Leary says: less is more as she considers Brexit and Unionism.

Precarious Employment: School Secretaries

Precarious Employment: School Secretaries

Barry Lenihan reports

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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