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Drivetime Monday 21 August 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

John Murray presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day

CAO Points

CAO Points

Tens of thousands of people today received offers of places on 3rd level courses. The CAO first round is the principal pathway into college and university for most Irish students. Niall Murray is education correspondent of the Irish Examiner and Professor Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University and they spoke to the programme.

Barcelona Update

Barcelona Update

Police in Catalonia hunting the Barcelona terror attack suspect have shot dead a man who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt in Subirats, west of Barcelona. Our Europe Correspondent Tony Connelly joined us from Barcelona.

Trump, Russia, and the World

Trump, Russia, and the World

Irishwoman Samantha Power was ambassador to the United Nations during Barack Obama's second term in the White House. Samantha Power is in Ireland at the moment... and will give a public interview in Waterville, Co Kerry, next weekend. But before that, she spoke to Drivetime.

Poor Box Figures

Poor Box Figures

We have new figures from the Courts Services today detailing how much was paid into the poor box system in District Courts last year. Journalist Anne Lucey and Ken Murphy, of the Law Society of Ireland spoke to Drivetime.

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will sweep across parts of the US later day. The rare phenomenon will see day turned into night for two minutes in 14 states on a path stretching from the west to east coasts. Frances McCarthy, Education officer and astronomer at Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork spoke to Drivetime.

Programme Highlights

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

Hen and Stag Parties

This week we've been in both Carrick-on-Shannon and Carlingford to hear how locals are coping with the invasion of the feather boas brigade

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