Going nuclear in Ireland
Sean Duke, Science Journalist, joins Mary to talk about the environmental argument for Ireland investing in nuclear power.
Prematurity at The Rotunda Hospital
On World Prematurity Day, Fergal Malone, Master of Rotunda, joins Mary to speak about the hospital's highest ever survival rate for babies born at 28 weeks.
Enduring appeal of vinyl
This weekend, lovers of music and vinyl will be gathering at the Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival where the likes of Lenny Abrahamson, Bronagh Gallagher and Julie Feeney will be in conversation... In anticipation of that, our reporter Liam Geraghty has been looking into what makes vinyl so special.
Galway 2020 relaunch
Following controversy over budget cuts, resignations and criticism from the Arts community, Patricia Philbin, CEO of Galway 2020, speaks to Mary about their plans to rejuvinate the Galway 2020 project.
Peadar Tóibín resignation
Peadar Tóibín, Meath West TD, speaks to Mary about his resignation from Sinn Féin after twice being suspended from the party over his views on abortion.
In her political column this week about Brexit....Olivia O'Leary says reasoned argument has nothing to do with it.
Homeless Families Take Refuge in a Dublin Mosque
With the number of homeless families continuing to rise a growing number of muslim women and children have been using a Mosque in Dublin as a place of refuge during the day. Drivetime's Della Kilroy had this report.
With news just filtering through that EU and UK negotiators have agreed on a text that deals with the Irish border, RTE's Europe Editor, Tony Connelly, brought Mary a Brexit Exclusive... Can Theresa May see white smoke?
As reports came in that EU and UK negotiators have agreed on a text that deals with the Irish border, Mary was joined on the line by Sammy Wilson, DUP MP, to hear his reaction...
Stan Lee RIP
Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics has died aged 95. Lee was the co-creator of characters including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil and the X-Men. Our reporter Liam Geraghty has been looking back on the life of the comic book giant.
Karl Collins Inquest
30-year old Karl Collins was a a surf instructor, originally from Dublin but living in Co Leitrim, who took his own life while in the care of St Columba's mental health unit in Sligo.
A jury at the inquest into his death has recommended new protocols in patient observation to prevent similar tragedies.
His sister, Maria, spoke to Mary about Karl, and the family's reaction to the inquest...
Barry Lenihan reports as school secretaries nationwide prepare to launch a campaign against their precarious employment and pay.
Re-weighing the Kilo
Philip Boucher-Hayes reports on a revolution in the way we measure all weights
Philip Boucher-Hayes and Della Kilroy report
Barry Lenihan reports on a Government Clampdown on Rickshaws.
New Alcohol Rules
Barry Lenihan reports on the Public Health Alcohol Act- and what will and won't happen as a result of the new law.
Barry Lenihan reports new evidence in the case of Patsy Kelly, the Independent Nationalist Councillor abducted and murdered in Tyrone in 1974.
Barry Lenihan outlines the five separate police investigations into the killing of Nationalist Councillor Patsy Kelly in Tyrone in 1974, including a bar room admission and a missing police file.
Barry Lenihan reports on the killing of Independent Nationalist Councillor Patsy Kelly.
60% of all animals wiped out since 1970
Philip Boucher-Hayes looks at the World Wildlife Fund's 'Living Planet 2018' report
The rise of gender neutral clothes
Grainne Ahern of Gimme Fashion.com on the increasing popularity of gender neutral clothing
Presidential Campaign Trail - Peter Casey
Reporter Barry Lenihan joins Presidential hopeful Peter Casey on the campaign trail as he visits Cork and Tipperary
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Professor of Journalism Colum Kenny debate the issues around the blasphemy referendum
Psychology of Shame
Dr Paul D'Alton, Principal Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent's University Hospital and UCD joined Mary for his Monday series and this week he looks at the psychology of shame.
Drugs in Galway
Concerns have been raised about teenage drug use and children as young as 13 using Valium across the West of Ireland, Drivetime reporter John Cooke went to investigate.
ADHD - Professor Eric Taylor
Professor Eric Taylor speaks about diagnosing and living with ADHD and how it can form the basis of a creative career
Disclosures - Part 3
Our reporter Barry Lenihan joins us with reactions to the publication of the Disclosures Tribunal.
Disclosures - Part 2
Returning our coverage of the latest tribunal report, and Francesca Comyn we concentrate in this segment on the smears against Sergeant Maurice McCabe and also what Justice Peter Charlton said about the need for leadership in the Gardai.
Naughten Resignation With Mary Lou McDonald
As we continue our coverage of the resignation of Denis Naughten we are joined by Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald
Rules Of Political Lobbying
Today's developments with Denis Naughten resigning as Minister for Communications, raise huge questions regarding the issue of lobbying and the rules around it.
Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics at DCU and Paul Allen, of Paul Allen & Associates Public Relations; one of whose service offerings is lobbying join us to discuss.
Denis Naughten Resigns
Denis Naughten has resigned as Minister for Communications following the controversy surrounding his contacts with the lead bidder, David McCourt. Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Communications, Timmy Dooley and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue join us with their reactions.
Disclosures - Part 1
The Disclosures Tribunal has published its third interim report today, in which it strongly criticises the child and family agency Tusla, for its handling of a false rape claim made against the Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe, Francesca Comym reports.
5 minute Budget 2019 recap
Hold on to your hats - here's Paschal Donohoes 75 minute speech condensed in to less than 5 minutes.
Dr Paul D'Alton on the psychological impact of not having a place to call home
Dr Paul D'Alton is Principal Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent's University Hospital and UCD.
He says the need for a place to call home is carried deep in the human brain.
A Direct Provision Centre has announced it's to close before Christmas, but where will its residents go?
It emerged that a Dublin Direct Provision centre (in Clondalkin), which houses 225 people, is to close in just eight weeks' time, on December 3rd. Graham Clifford had this report.
The €1.7m housing estate lying idle because Traveller families won't move in without space for their horses
A group of Traveller families in Tipperary say they won't move into a new housing development unless stables and land are provided for their horses - a commitment they say the Council gave them ten years ago.
They spoke to our reporter John Cooke.
'Affordable' Housing - how do you make it work?
Hugh Brennan, CEO of the not-for-profit 'O Cualann Cohousing Alliance', who have built 49 affordable houses (costing €215k for a 3 bed house), joined us in studio to explain what it takes to build such houses.
Harold's Cross Greyhound Stadium
Barry Lenihan reports on the questions surrounding the sale of Harold's Cross Greyhound Stadium.
Warning over possible water contamination
Irish Water is to contact over 140,000 households and businesses over the coming weeks to inform them their water supply is 'at risk.'
Paul Melia, Environment Editor of the Irish Independent spoke to Drivetime
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy spoke to Drivetime on the day thousands raised the roof outside the Dail...
Raising the Roof protest
The housing campaign coordinated by agencies and bodies from across civil society brought thousands on to the streets this lunchtime...
Drivetime's Della Kilroy was amongst the crowds gathered outside Dail Eireann
Citizen Scientists wanted
The Environmental Protection Agency wants schools to monitor air quality, and work with scientists in measuring levels of pollution.
Stephanie Long is a senior scientist with the EPA and joins us now...
Brexpos - prepare for Brexit expos from Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland launched a nationwide series of Brexit Advisory Clinics, starting in Galway.
And from a wide variety of businesses selling anything from fake tan to farm machinery - many fear the worst as John Cooke found out...
Olivia O'Leary - 3rd October
In her political column this week....Olivia O'Leary asks have we been here before?
Mary Lou McDonald responds to Arlene Foster saying the Good Friday Agreement is 'not sacrosanct'.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph Arlene Foster said that the agreement could be altered to accommodate a final Brexit deal.
Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald spoke to Drivetime.
Gavin Duffy presidency campaign launch
Fergal Keane reports on the official launch of Gavin Duffy's bid to be president.
What does The Good Friday Agreement actually do?
DUP leader, Arlene Foster, said the Good Friday Agreement could be altered to accommodate a final Brexit deal...
Professor Pete Shirlow, Director of the University of Liverpool's Institute of Irish Studies, explained what the 20 year old deal has achieved.
Are GPs 'false self-employed'?
Freelance medical journalist Niamh Cahill spoke to Drivetime about a story she had in The Medical Independent - where the NAGP will be making a submission to the CCPC this week, seeking to have GPs recognised as being 'falsely self-employed'...
Bypass for Galway
Barry Lenihan reports as Cabinet approves proposal for a 600 million euro long-awaited bypass for Galway City...but not everyone is happy.
Does Mayo Minister Ring Favour Home County?
Barry Lenihan reports after Rural Development Minister Michael Ring gives highest slice of funding scheme to his home county- Minister Ring says he's not in the wrong.
Joan Freeman launches her campaign for Aras 18
Presidential hopeful Joan Freeman launched her campaign for the Aras in Dublin this afternoon.
Fergal Keane went along to the launch
Questions for Presidential Candidates
Barry Lenihan reports on the Questions facing the Aras Six ahead of the first full week of campaigning.
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