Drivetime Thursday 18 July 2019



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

Keran Byrne

Sarah spoke to Keran Byrne, the wife of Keith Byrne, the 37-year-old Irishman from Fermoy in County Cork was arrested in a raid by US Immigration and Enforcement while on his way to work last week.

Rural Domestic Abuse - Monaghan and Cavan

In the final part of her series Della Kilroy visits domestic violence support services and abuse survivors in Monaghan and Cavan. Sarah also spoke to Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone who is a member of the Dail Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

Traveller Language recognised by UNESCO

Traveller Tinsmithing and the Traveller language Gammon have been accepted into the UNESCO Inventory of Intangible Culture. Sarah spoke to Oein de Bhardún, Vice Chair of the Irish Traveller Movement to learn more.

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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