Drivetime Wednesday 6 March 2019

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Shane Ross and Imelda Munster

Shane Ross and Imelda Munster

The Transport Minister Shane Ross was sharply criticised in the Dail for labeling his Sinn Fein counterpart as a 'donkey'. Imelda Munster criticised the Minister's commitment to solving problems faced by cross border drivers after Brexit, who will be forced to carry Green Cards as proof of insurance. Imelda Munster spoke to Mary.

Nuclear Power in Clare

Nuclear Power in Clare

A lobby group wants the Clare power station 'Moneypoint' to be replaced by a nuclear energy plant. Better Environment with Nuclear Energy says Ireland must switch to nuclear power to stick to it's emissions targets. Denis Duff, chartered engineer in the power industry, spoke to Mary.

The Clash of the Ash

The Clash of the Ash

Forestry owners and hurley manufacturers are expressing concern about the potential crash of their sector due to the ongoing crisis around a disease that affects Ash Trees. John Cooke joined Mary to discuss.

Rental Market

Rental Market

What does the arrival of big, international, professional landlords mean for renters? And does it signal the beginning of a shift away from property ownership towards life-long renting in Ireland? Mary was joined in studio by Lorcan Sirr, Technological University Dublin, Duncan Lyster, Lisney and John Mark McCafferty, Threshold to discuss.

The Life of sex workers in Haiti

The Life of sex workers in Haiti

It's nine years since one of the world's biggest earthquakes devastated Haiti and local NGOs supporting women say that the numbers of sex workers working in the capital is on the rise. Our reporter Della Kilroy has just returned from Haiti and this week she is bringing us a series examining life for women in the country's capital.

Karen Bradley's comments

Karen Bradley's comments

The Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley stands accused of interfering with the legal process after saying no killings by British soldiers or police officers during the Troubles were crimes. Mary spoke to Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Féin's Deputy Leader to get her reaction to these comments.

Programme Highlights

Olivia O'Leary

In the wake of a controversial interview with Nigel Farage on the Andrew Marr Show Olivia O'Leary examines the BBC.

Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Jeff Widener, Photographer of the 'Tank Man' photo, talks to Philip on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

Acquired brain Injury

Lorna Siggins reporter, and Dr. Valerie Twomey, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, discuss acquired brain injuries.

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