Drivetime Tuesday 6 February 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Julian Assange

Julian Assange

Westminster Magistrates' Court has upheld a UK arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Our London Correspondent Fiona Mitchell had this update.

Market Turmoil

Market Turmoil

Markets have just closed in Dublin and London, on a volatile day of trading. The fall in share prices began in the US on Friday, with values falling a further 4.6% last night. The Irish Times Cliff Taylor spoke to Drivetime.

Leaders' Questions

Leaders' Questions

Rural Ireland, broadband and train services, were on the agenda in the Dail this afternoon with the Taoiseach being asked about the delays in delivering high speed internet services countrywide, and tolday's revelations that most of the country's rail services could be under threat without significant investment.

Sheehy Skeffington

Sheehy Skeffington

One hundred years ago some women finally won the right to vote in this country. And it was feminists like Hannah Sheehy Skeffington who led the campaign and the suffage movement. Brian Lally had this report.

Rural Ireland

Rural Ireland

From the latest doubts over broadband to another stark warning about the viability of regional rail networks those who live and work in rural areas say they need support and attention like never before. Conor McCarthy of Jennings O'Donovan, Engineers, and Sligo Chamber of Commerce spoke to Drivetime.

Merlin Park

Merlin Park

To the hospital with a leaking roof, which has cancelled hundreds of surgeries. The good news the roof is fixed. The bad news surgeries are still off and so, throngs of patients are in chronic pain. Our reporter Barry Lenihan had the details.

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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