Drivetime Friday 28 August 2015

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Clerys Workers' Demostration

Clerys Workers' Demostration

Former Clerys workers held a protest this afternoon outside the offices of the store's new owners in Dublin. They are demanding a meeting with the Natrium Consortium. Some of them spoke to our reporter, Brian Lally.

On This Day

On This Day

This week, Myles Dungan issues a warning to the faint-hearted as he approaches - with trepidation - the literary career of one of our great Gothic novelists, Sheridan Le Fanu, a creator of ghosts, ghouls and ghastliness

Will there be an early Election?

Will there be an early Election?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is insisting the FG/Lab coalition will see out its full term until Spring 2016, but Drivetime's John Cooke got the views of all the main parties today on when the election will be called...

AIB and tracker customers

AIB and tracker customers

Fergal Keane discusses a potential bill for AIB to compensate tracker customers. Padraic Kissane provides analysis.

Here Comes The Weekend!

HERITAGE

**TOP PICK** National Heritage Week, National 

It is the final weekend of National Heritage Week. There are lots of events happening across the country. A few highlights include:

- Archaeofest 2015, Merrion Square, Dublin City

- 250 Years of Industrial Heritage at The 12th Lock & Environs, Dublin

- Boyne Currach Centre Open Day, Co. Meath 

- Fingal Vintage Harvest Festival, Skerries Co. Dublin

- Romans in Kilkenny – Fact or Fiction?, Purcellsinch, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

- Feis Teamhra- A Turn at Tara, Hill of Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland 

Loughrea Medieval Festival 'Gathering of the Clans', Loughrea, Co. Galway

Carlingford's Medieval Fayre, Carlingford, Co. Louth

 

MUSIC

**TOP PICK** Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

The 21st International Bluegrass Festival is underway in Co. Waterford. It takes place in the picturesque seaside village of Dunmore East and runs until Sunday.

The line-up features a host of International and National bluegrass, blues, country, and rhythm ‘n’ roots bands. There will be several music stages set up across the village, plus pub performances and impromptu sessions.

Stuck Inside of Moville - The DylanFest on the Lough, Moville, Co. Donegal

 

FOOD

**TOP PICK** Dalkey Lobster Fest 2015, Dublin

And further South, the Dalkey Lobster Festival returns to Dublin this weekend, with smooth jazz and happy tummies on the menu!

Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival, Dublin

A Taste of Donegal Food Festival, Donegal Town

 

INTERNATIONAL

Ratha Yatra Ireland, Dublin City

 

VINTAGE / AGRICULTURAL

Oughterard Agricultural and Horticultural Show, Oughterard, Co. Galway

Irish Game and Country Fair, Birr, Co. Offaly

 

SPORT / OUTDOOR

The Wrong Way Round Killarney Cycling Festival, Co. Kerry

Bogman 2 Day Cycle, Renvyle, Co. Galway

 

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