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Drivetime Friday 19 May 2017

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Fine Gael Leadership

Fine Gael Leadership

The early blitz by Leo Varadkar in the Fine Gael leadership contest continued today with another high profile Cabinet member joining his campaign.

Jonathan Dowdall Case

Jonathan Dowdall Case

Sentencing has been adjourned in the case of a former Sinn Fein Councillor who has admitted he falsely imprisoned and threatened to kill a man who came to his home to buy a motorbike. Paul Reynolds joined us.

Coveney's Campaign

Coveney's Campaign

Not naïve about Leo's momentum - but not giving up. The words of Simon Coveney as he continued his Fine Gael Leadership campaign in County Clare this afternoon - and John Cooke met him along the way. John Cooke was on the trail.

City of Sanctury

City of Sanctury

A group of 50 refugees and asylum seekers travelled to Leinster House this week to speak to TDs and Senators about issues ranging from the right to work, to access to third level education. Rhona Tarrant reports.

HPV Vaccine

HPV Vaccine

The campaign to rebuild confidence in the HPV vaccine programme has begun to yield some encouraging results. At a HSE conference today, provisional data was shared that shows that that the drop in uptake has stabilised.

On This Day

On This Day

Today Myles Dungan looks at the treachery of one of the most notorious informers of the 1798 rebellion, Francis Magan.

The Green Ribbon Campaign

The Green Ribbon Campaign

The Green Ribbon campaign is taking place this month with the aim of raising awareness around mental health. Dr Rosie Plunkett and Rick Rossiter spoke to us this evening.

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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