Drivetime Thursday 17 October 2019

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

DUP and Brexit Deal

DUP and Brexit Deal

Sammy Wilson, DUP MP, talks to Mary about the new Brexit deal.

Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion

Olivia Kelly, Irish Times Dublin Correspondent, and Paul McAuliffe, Lord Mayor of Dublin, speaks to Mary about objections to Extinction Rebellion's camp in Merrion Square during their 'rebellion week'.

Yvonne McGuckin Compensation Case

Yvonne McGuckin Compensation Case

Aidan O'Connor, Chief Reporter for the Kerry's Eye, reports on the compensation case Yvonne McGuckin, daughter of Joanne Hayes, is taking against the State for trauma she suffered as a result of the Kerry Babies scandal.

Brexit Deal

Brexit Deal

Anna Soubry, Leader of The Independent Group for Change and Former Tory Minister, Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, and Tim Bale, Professor of Politics Queen Mary University of London, discuss the new Brexit Deal.

Borrisokane Direct Provision

Borrisokane Direct Provision

Reporter Mike McCartney talks to Borrisokane locals about the proposals to open a direct provision centre in the town, and Michael O'Meara, Independent Councillor, speaks to Mary about why he opposes the new centre.

Hospice

Hospice

Drivetime's John Cooke reports on the opening of the new Mayo Roscommon Hospice facility.

Brexit Deal Explained

Brexit Deal Explained

Drivetime's Philip Boucher-Hayes explains the the new Brexit deal that has been made between Boris Johnson and the EU.

Donegal rape Case

Donegal rape Case

Declan Brennan, journalist, reports on a rape trial currently underway in the Central Criminal Court in which a woman has alleged that two men raped her in a Donegal town in 2015.

Mater Helipad

Mater Helipad

Della Kilroy reports from the first practice exercise at the Dublin's Mater Hospital's helipad where an army Air Corps helicopter brought a simulated patient to the city centre based hospital.

Dublin Lesbian Line 40th Anniversary

Dublin Lesbian Line 40th Anniversary

Joni Crone, playwright and co-founder of Dublin Lesbian Line, and Ger Moane, former volunteer with Dublin Lesbian Line and writer and producer of Outitude, discuss how Dublin Lesbian Line was founded and the challenges they faced when they volunteered on the helpline.

Programme Highlights

Dara Quigley

Aileen Malone, mother of the late Dara Quigley, and Elizabeth Farries, Information and privacy rights programme manager from the ICCL, discuss why they are calling for a change in the laws around online privacy laws.

Olivia's Column

In her column this week, Olivia O'Leary reflects on the master of the stage, Gay Byrne.

Olympic Tickets

Peter Sherrard, CEO of Olympic Federation of Ireland, speaks to Mary about the ticket allocation process for the 2020 Olympics games in Tokyo.

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