Monday - Friday, 4.30 - 7pm
Drivetime Friday 30 August 2013
Audrey Carville presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day
Professor Anthony Roche from UCD assesses Seamus Heaney's influence on Ireland and Irish literature.
The former president pays tribute to the late poet
From Niall MacMonagle, Olivia O'Leary, Pat Moylan and Colin Davidson
with John O'Connor
Barry Lenihan reports from the launch of the Democracy Matters campaign
Frances Shanahan reports. Plus reaction from Tourism Minister Michael Ring.
RTE's Europe Editor Tony Connelly in Beirut
Jeffrey Martini is a Middle East analyst at the RAND Corporation focusing on political reform in the Arab world.
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 .
Barry Lenihan reports on stag and hen parties in Carrick on Shannon
Hen and Stag Parties in Carlingford Della Kilroy brought us this report
Presenter: Mary Wilson