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Drivetime Thursday 25 August 2016

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

ebay job losses

ebay job losses

Breaking news this evening of Ebay's plan to close its Dundalk office, with a large potential loss of employment. Our science and technology correspondent Will Goodbody has the details

Italy

Italy

The death toll in the Italian earthquake has reached 247 and looks set to increase. Hundreds more have been injured following the devastating earthquake which struck central Italy yesterday. A huge amount of aftershocks have shaken the region since the quake. Mary spoke to reporter Oscar Lopez

Rio Latest

Rio Latest

Pat Hickey's legal team in Brazil has asked the Brazilian courts to put him under house arrest instead of being held at a maximum security prison. Ray Kennedy is in Rio.

Medical Council Report

Medical Council Report

The number of complaints against doctors increased last year. So too did the number of doctors struck off the register. We spoke to Dr. Ray Walley of the IMO.

Colm's Column

Colm's Column

Colm's talking tolls in his column this week.

When Half a Town Disappears

When Half a Town Disappears

CSO statistics reveal a worrying population decline for some rural areas including one coastal community in the West that's lost over a third of its permanent residents in just a decade. John Cooke has been to the County Clare seaside resort of Kilkee.

Italy Reaction

Italy Reaction

With the death toll in the central Italian earthquake now at 247, rescue workers are still searching for survivors following the devastating earthquake which struck central Italy yesterday. Officials say they expect the death toll in the Italian earthquake to rise further

Home Choice Loans

Home Choice Loans

According to the Irish Independent; just two mortgages have been issued in the last two years under the State-backed Home Choice Loan mortgage scheme.No mortages at all were issued last year. The paltry return has led to calls for the government to scrap the scheme. Karl Deeter spoke to us.

ebay job losses p.2

ebay job losses p.2

Around 150 staff are currently employed at ebay, but it is not clear exactly how they will be impacted. The closure follows the separation of eBay and PayPal businesses. Peter Fitzpatrick is the Fine Gael TD for Louth

The OCI

The OCI

Pat Hickey's legal team is to ask a court to place him under house arrest in the absence of bail, rather than the maximum security prison he is currently being held at. A former Minister for Sports has told this programme that in the light of the controversy the continued existence of the Olympic Council of Ireland needs to be addressed.

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