Drivetime Monday 5 March 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Tina Satchwell Dig

Tina Satchwell Dig

Gardai searching for the missing woman, Tina Satchwell, have sealed off an area of woodland in Bridgetown, Castlemartyr, Co Cork. Our Southern Editor, Pascal Sheehy and Jenny O'Sullivan interviewed the missing woman's niece, Sarah Howard.

Weather update

Weather update

After almost a week of extreme weather conditions, some regions are slowly returning to normality. The recovery and clean up operations continue, with a focus on clearing roads and reaching stranded residents.

Italian Election Result

Italian Election Result

The final result in the Italian election is just about in and what we are seeing is a surge in support for anti-establishment parties and a final shake-up that could leave the country with a hung parliament. John Hooper is the Italy and Vatican correspondent for The Economist and he spoke to the programme.

Disclosures Tribunal

Disclosures Tribunal

After several months of public hearings the Disclosures Tribunal finally heard today from the man at the centre of its considerations, Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Sinead Morris was at Dublin Castle and had the latest for Drivetime.

Weather Infrastructure Update

Weather Infrastructure Update

The clean-up operation following Storm Emma continues across the country today. While a thaw is underway, a Status Orange snow-ice alert remains in place in Leinster, where there's still deep lying slow in places and fears of flooding. Barry Lenihan had the latest on the national recovery from the extreme weather.

Syrian Refugees want Red Cross removed from Resettlement Plan

Syrian Refugees want Red Cross removed from Resettlement Plan

Refugees living in County Roscommon are calling on the Department of Justice to take urgent action to resettle them and remove the Irish Red Cross from managing their cases. Our reporter John Cooke had this report.

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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