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    Drivetime Thursday 5 May 2016



    Philip Boucher Hayes presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day

    Political Update

    Independent TDs were given a draft programme for government this afternoon. Fergal Keane joined us.

    Bray Baby Investigation

    Gardai are carrying out intensive searches of the waste recycling centre in County Wicklow -- where the body of a baby girl was discovered yesterday morning. Barry Lenihan had this report.

    Shannon Flood Action Group

    The Chair of the Office of Public Works has said there is no doubt the Shannon will flood again, but she said the aim of the work being carried out by the various government agencies is to ensure that people will be protected in their homes from flooding.

    US Ambassador

    As the president prepares to depart at the end of this year, so too will all government appointees... including ambassadors. Among them is Kevin O'Malley, the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland.

    Farmers Mental Health

    Last night at the Corrin Mart and Event Centre in Fermoy, County Cork... hundreds of local farmers attended an event to raise awareness of mental health issues... organised by a local branch of Macra Na Feirme. Graham Clifford had this report.


    Northern Irish voters go to the polls today, to elect a new assembly. And they will return to the polls exactly 7 weeks from now, on Thursday, June 23, to have their say on whether Britain should remain in the European Union. Philip speaks to Dr John Temple Lang is a lawyer, and a member of the Irish Centre for European Law at Trinity College.


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