Drivetime Friday 20 April 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Brexir Hype

Brexir Hype

"Ireland Brexit Proposals in Tatters" ran the front page headline on the Daily Telegraph this morning over a story that quoted EU sources as saying that Theresa May's plan for avoiding a hard border had been "systematically and forensically annhilated"

Funeral of Big Tom

Funeral of Big Tom

The funeral has taken place in County Monaghan of country-and-Irish musician Big Tom McBride. Ciaran Mulooly spoke to Drivetime this evening.

Regional Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

John O'Connor joined the programme from Waterford today to take us through the stories making the news in the regional newspapers this week.

Future of the Post Office Network

Future of the Post Office Network

More than a hundred post offices could close after An Post reached a deal with the Irish Postmasters Union to modernise the country's post office network. Aengus COx had this report.

Syria and Russia

Syria and Russia

The US has accused Russia and Syria of trying to "sanitise" the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma. British-born, Syrian journalist Danny Makki spoke to Drivetime this evening.

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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