Drivetime Monday 26 March 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Expulsion of Russians

Expulsion of Russians

In the last few hours, a number of governments from Washington to Warsaw have announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats. Our London Correspondent, Fiona Mitchell had the latest.

Puigdemont and Catalonia

Puigdemont and Catalonia

Protests broke out across Catalonia last night after the arrest in Germany of former Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont. 89 people are reported to have been injured. Raphael Minder is the author of "The Struggle for Catalonia" and he's Madrid Correspondent with the New York Times, and he spoke to Drivetime.

Childminder Regulation

Childminder Regulation

Thousands of childminders could face mandatory training and inspections under new reccomendations made in a Government-commissioned report. Our reporter Della Kilroy had this report.

Simon Coveney on the Eighth Amendment

Simon Coveney on the Eighth Amendment

The Tanaiste Simon Coveney is shifting his position on abortion He's indicated he will support a law to allow terminations up to 12 weeks, if it's coupled with strict medical guidelines. Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer discussed this with Drivetime.

Russians

Russians

Russian diplomats have today been expelled from several countries, including from many EU states, in retaliation for the Salisbury nerve gas attack. The Cabinet here is to meet tomorrow to discuss the Russian situation and afterwards will decide whether Ireland will expel any diplomats.

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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