Drivetime Wednesday 19 April 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Kerry Garda Appeal

Kerry Garda Appeal

Gardai making a renewed appeal for information about the death of a man in rural Kerry five years ago, believe they have the murder weapon. Tadhg Evans of The Kerryman Newspaper joined us.

UK Election

UK Election

Philip Boucher-Hayes examines what were the political calculations behind Theresa May's snap election gamble and the likelihood they'll add up. And we spoke to George Parker, of the Financial Times

National Maternity Hospital

National Maternity Hospital

The new National Materity Hospital on the site of St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin will be built at a cost to the State of €300 million euro - but it will be owned by the Sisters of Charity. Kathleen Lynch, the former Labour TD and Junior Minister at the Department of Health spoke to Drivetime.

Unaccompanied Minors P.2

Unaccompanied Minors P.2

Jordan now hosts over 1.3 million Syrian refugees, over half are children and over 80 percent live in urban host communities. Our reporter Della Kilroy recently travelled to Jordan and this week her series examines life for unaccompanied minors in the country - today Amman

Brenda Berkman

Brenda Berkman

Colm Flynn meets the campaigning New York firefighter

North Talks

North Talks

The House of Commons voted by 522 to 13 votes in favour of holding an early poll on the 8th of June. Prime Minister May told the house how the snap vote was in the UK's national interest and that there should be unity rather than division over Brexit.

TUI Conference

The Teachers Union of Ireland will ballot for industrial action if pay equality for new teachers is not restored in talks with Government next month. Fergal Keane was in Cork.

Programme Highlights

Dara Quigley

Aileen Malone, mother of the late Dara Quigley, and Elizabeth Farries, Information and privacy rights programme manager from the ICCL, discuss why they are calling for a change in the laws around online privacy laws.

Olivia's Column

In her column this week, Olivia O'Leary reflects on the master of the stage, Gay Byrne.

Olympic Tickets

Peter Sherrard, CEO of Olympic Federation of Ireland, speaks to Mary about the ticket allocation process for the 2020 Olympics games in Tokyo.

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