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

Treasure Island: Episode 4

Drivetime's Philip Boucher-Hayes retraces the footsteps of the Falcon Blanco's few survivors for clues of the ship's fate.

Drivetime Archives Series: We Shall Overcome

Tom Donnelly, RTÉ Producer, explores the origins of 'The Troubles'.

Keith Byrne Deportation

Keith Byrne, Irish man facing deportation from the US, and Joe Hohenstein, member of Keith's legal team and Philadelphia State Representative, talk about Keith's legal battle.



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