Drivetime Tuesday 17 September 2019

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Religion in Schools

Religion in Schools

Ciara Roosli, parent in Tramore, and Michael Nugent, Chairperson of Atheist Ireland, speak about religious education in schools and the parent's right to opt-out their children from religion classes.

Beef Dispute

Beef Dispute

Drivetime's John Cooke reports from the ploughing championships on the ongoing dispute between beef farmers and beef processors.

UK Parliament Suspension

UK Parliament Suspension

Lord Jonathan Sumption, author of 'Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics' and former member of the UK Supreme Court, talks to Mary about the prorogation of the UK parliament.

Public Services Card Report

Public Services Card Report

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports on the publication of the public services card report, and Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, talks to Mary about the findings of the report.

Tom McFeely and Priory Hall

Tom McFeely and Priory Hall

Tom Lyons, financial journalist with The Currency, discusses the controversy that surrounded the Priory Hall development and, Tom McFeely, the original developer of Priory Hall.

GoSafe van

GoSafe van

Brendan Carr, SIPTU organiser, talks to Mary about why GoSafe employees are threatening the company with industrial action.

Ploughing Championship

Ploughing Championship

Suzanne Campbell reports from the ploughing championship.

Co-Living

Co-Living

Eoin O' Broin, Sinn Fein's Housing Spokesperson, talks to Mary about why Bartra Capital has been refused planning permission for a seven storey 102 bed-space build-to-rent shared living residential development in Rathmines.

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Olivia O'Leary

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

PrinterGate

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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