Drivetime Thursday 20 April 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

National Maternity Hospital

National Maternity Hospital

The issues around ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin continue to draw criticism today. Former Minister for Health, and deputy leader of Fine Gael, Senator James Reilly spoke to us on Drivetime.

Unaccompanied Minors P.3

Unaccompanied Minors P.3

In the final part of her series, Della Kilroy talks to Jordan's unaccompanied child refugees. Della visited a hospital helping refugee children living in Jordan's capital city Amman.

Health Minister Simon Harris on National Maternity Hospital row

Health Minister Simon Harris on National Maternity Hospital row

The Minister for Health Simon Harris spoke to Drivetime regarding the row over the new National Maternity Hospital.

Housing

Housing

Yesterday, CSO data showed house prices rose by more than 10% in past year, and today more figures - derived from Census 2016 - point to a chronic housing shortage and the lowest home ownership rate in 45 years. We spoke to Business staff Aengus Cox and John O'Connor of the Housing Agency.

Cork Drone Chaos

Cork Drone Chaos

Cork City's Airport was forced to close for a time today. Ciaran Carton is the Director of Operations at the Airport

Northern Talks

Northern Talks

Sinn Féin is accusing the British Government of 'doing nothing' to achieve a deal at Stormont and of wanting power-sharing in the North to fail. Our Northern Editor Tommie Gorman was in Stormont.

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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