Drivetime Friday 7 September 2018

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Ryanair

Ryanair

Unions representing Ryanair workers across Europe have threatened to hold the "biggest strike the company has ever seen" before the end of this month if the airline's board and shareholders do not change its business model. RTÉ employment and Industry Correspondent Ingrid Miley spoke to Drivetime.

Fine Gael Think In

Fine Gael Think In

The Fine Gael think in has ended in Galway, with undertakings from the Taoiseach that the housing crisis is being managed. The party has also expanded on its criticism of local authorities for not playing their part in providing social housing. Fergal Keane had this report.

Regional Papers

Regional Papers

The former editor of the Longford Leader, Sheila Reilly joined the programme this evening to take us through the stories that are making the news in the regional papers.

Social Housing Policy

Social Housing Policy

Tom Dunne, Head of the School of Construction Management, DIT and Michael McGrath, Fianna Fail spokesperson on Finance spoke to Drivetime about the mystery of social housing, why some councils succeed, and others are failing.

Swedish Elections

Swedish Elections

As Sweden goes to the polls on Sunday, could the country synonymous with progressive politics, lurch to the right? The Guardian's Richard Orange has been visiting the party's regional strongholds and he had this report.

The Presidency of Michael D. Higgins

The Presidency of Michael D. Higgins

Barry Lenihan reports on Michael D. Higgins' tenure as President, as he seeks a second seven year term.

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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