Drivetime Wednesday 17 July 2019



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

Restructuring of the HSE

Are the new plans for the HSE ground-breaking or are we just going back to the days of the old health boards? Sarah was joined by Tony O'Brien, former chief executive of the HSE to discuss.


Pressure is mounting on the President of the FAI, Donal Conway, to stand down after Sport Ireland backed Minister Shane Ross' demands for Mr. Conway to vacate his position. For more on this Sarah was joined in studio by Drivetime reporter, Barry Lenihan.

Rural Domestic Violence - Sligo

In Ireland domestic violence support organisations say limited resources, isolation, and fewer transport links mean victims are being let down. This week Drivetime's Della Kilroy is bringing us a series reporting on her visits to services working in rural areas of the country. Della spoke to Sarah about her recent visit to Sligo.

Irish Citizenship

A leading Irish Immigration lawyer says the rules to obtain Irish citizenship have been drastically altered and tightened following an unexpected High Court judgment delivered last week. For more on this Sarah spoke to Aoife Gillespie, Head of Immigration at law firm Philip Lee and Majo who is from Paraguay and applied for citizenship last year.

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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