Drivetime Thursday 22 February 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Vulture Funds and Mortgages

Vulture Funds and Mortgages

How mortgage holders should be protected while also allowing Permanent TSB to reduce down their level of non-performing loans has led to a stand off between Deputy McGrath and Paschal Donohoe who met on the matter yesterday. Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty, says the focus on regulation is entirely pointless and he spoke to Drivetime this evening.

Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster

"Get back to basics" was the message to Northern politicians today from Eileen Paisley, vice-president of the Democratic Unionist Party and wife of the late Ian Paisley. Sam McBride, political editor of the Belfast Newsletter spoke to Drivetime.

Bullying in Politics

Bullying in Politics

Senator Catherine Noone claimed last night at the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting that she has been the victim of bullying and sexism by a party colleague. RTÉ Political correspondent Micheal Lehane and Ciarín de Búis who is the CEO of Women for Election discussed the issue with Philip Boucher-Hayes.

Policing Authority

Policing Authority

Senior Gardaí are in the dock at the Policing Authority at the moment answering questions about anomalies in homicide statistics. Revelations emerged last year that 41 domestic killings and 89 road traffic fatalities had been wrongly classified in Garda records.

Brexit

Brexit

Theresa May and her cabinet hunker down in Chequers today to agree a Brexit strategy, is genuine consensus really on the cards? John Rentoul of the Independent 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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