Drivetime Tuesday 16 July 2019



Sarah McInerney presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day

Thurles Homes Dispute

Controversy over six houses costing €2.3 million in Thurles looks set to drag on as Traveller Families refuse to leave a halting site across the road, despite a High Court Order. John Cooke joined Sarah from Thurles to tell her more.

Domestic Violence in Rural Areas

A lack of funding, limited support workers and sparse refuge space are just some of the challenges for domestic violence support services operating in rural parts of the country. Della Kilroy visited West Cork last week and joined Sarah in studio to tell her more.

Minister Paschal Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform spoke to Sarah about 'Home Building Finance Ireland' and the Tracker Mortgage scandal.

Apollo 11 Moon Mission

This day 50 years ago the Apollo 11 moon mission took off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. There have been celebrations of this amazing technological achievement and, as Philip Boucher-Hayes reports, NASA and the Trump Administration have been quick to harness the positive feeling of the anniversary.

Programme Highlights

Olivia O'Leary

In her weekly political column, Olivia O'Leary asks why Ireland doesn't have a big, ultra nationalist, anti immigrant party.


Philip Boucher-Hayes gets a guided tour of a Komori printer similar to the one at the centre of the Dail controversy.

Tom Clonan

Tom Clonan, security analyst, talks to Mary his experiences of being a whistleblower in the Irish army.



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