Drivetime Monday 22 August 2016



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

Home Care Services

The HSE has told doctors at University Hospital Waterford that any new home help and home care packages are to be suspended due to finite resources. That's according to Dr Mark Doyle, clinical director at University Hospital Waterford and president of the Irish Association of emergency medicine. He spoke to Drivetime.

Suicide Bombers

At least 22 people who died in a suicide bomb attack in Turkey at the weekend were children. Fifty four people were killed in the attack on a wedding party in Gazientip in the south east of the country. One hundred more were injured. Charlie Winter, associate fellow at the international centre for counter-terrorism at The Hague spoke to us.

OCI versus the Rio Police

Irish consular staff met former OCI president Pat Hickey in prison today as the fallout from the alleged Olympic ticket touting scandal continues. Passports have been seized, and a three-person crisis management sub-committee has now been set up to deal with the controversy. Sinead O'Carroll of The Journal spoke to us from Rio.

Dublin Shooting

a 30 year old father of one remains critically ill in a Dublin hospital... after being shot twice at his home in Crumlin early yesterday. The shooting happened at around 2.30am on Stannaway Road in Crumlin, named as Jason Kearns. Nicola Tallant is Investigations Editor with the Sunday World.

Rural Crime

A new campaign to tackle farm-related crime and thefts was launched toda. This initiative follows an operation to combat livestock theft... with the focus now on the thousands of tools, vehicles, farm machinery and equipment that are stolen from farms throughout Ireland every year. John Cooke reports.

Programme Highlights

Syrian Refugees

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 .

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



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