Drivetime Thursday 8 February 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Lucan Stabbing

Lucan Stabbing

A teenager is being questioned in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in the west of the county last night. The 52-year-old died after he was stabbed several times in Balgaddy. Our crime correspondent Paul Reynolds had this update.

Meath Water Update

Meath Water Update

Over a thousand housholds remain without water this evening as the no drink no wash restrictions continue in parts of County Meath. As it stands, Irish Water are advising customers not drink the water, use if for food preparation or wash in the water until further notice.

Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics

At 11am tomorrow, Irish time, the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony will kick in "Pyung-chung", South Korea. The Games have been hailed as a historic opportunity, for a de-escalation of tensions between North and South Korea. Korean-based journalist, Donald Kirk spoke to Drivetime.

Climate Change

Climate Change

"Hell to the Yes" was the enthusiastic Twitter response of Cher to an appeal for her to support a Solidarity/PBP bill going through the Dail today on oil and gas exploration. Sinead Mercier is a Green Party researcher who has worked on this issue and brought the bill to Cher's attention and she spoke to Drivetime this evening.

Rural Broadband

Rural Broadband

A Fianna Fáil motion seeking a review of the tendering process for the National Broadband Plan was backed by 77 votes to 48. Despite having said earlier this week that he would not agree to a review, Communications Minister Denis Naughten seemed less rigid in Committee today. John Cooke has been speaking to some of those affected.

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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