Drivetime Wednesday 7 March 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Supreme Court Judgement

Supreme Court Judgement

The Supreme Court was in Limerick today for an historic sitting at the new courts complex in the city. Orla O'Donnell reported from Limerick and Dr Laura Cahillane lecturer in Law at the University of Limerick also spoke to Drivetime.

Water Shortages

Water Shortages

Met Eireann has lifted all its weather alerts, seven days after it issued the Status Red warning for the entire country over Storm Emma. However problems remain with 15,000 people without water supply.

Supreme Court Judgement Reaction

Supreme Court Judgement Reaction

Today's ruling by the Supreme Court on the rights of the unborn removed a significant potential hurdle to the calling of a referendum on the issue of abortion. Sarah Bardon of the Irish Times' political teamspoke to Drivetime from Leinster House.

Garda Homicide Figures

Garda Homicide Figures

Misclassification and inaccurate recording of crimes by the gardaí left some women at risk of domestic violence, two civilian officers in the gardaí's statistics unit have told the Oireachtas Justice Committee. Philip Boucher-Hayes had this report and Caitriona Gleeson of Safe Ireland spoke to Drivetime.

Ulster Rape Trial

Ulster Rape Trial

The Ireland and Ulster Rugby player has taken the stand in the Belfast Rape Trial. He and another Ireland and Ulster Rugby player, Stuart Olding are accused of raping the same woman at a house in South Belfast in June 2016. Both men deny the charges, Francesca Comyn is Legal Affairs Editor of the Sunday Business Post and she spoke to Drivetime.

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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