Drivetime Thursday 7 November 2019

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

RTÉ Cuts Explained

RTÉ Cuts Explained

Drivetime's Philip Boucher Hayes reports on on how RTÉ management plan to save the public broadcaster from bankruptcy.

Sex Education Reform Criticism

Sex Education Reform Criticism

Fiona O'Loughlin, Fianna Fáil TD, talks about the criticism she has received for supporting sex education reform.

RTÉ Cuts

RTÉ Cuts

Dee Forbes, Director General of RTÉ, talks to Mary about RTÉ's new cost cutting proposals.

RTÉ Cuts Reaction

RTÉ Cuts Reaction

Shirley Bradshaw, Chair of the Trade Union Group in RTÉ, and Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, discuss the news that RTÉ plan to cut 200 jobs, close the Limerick studio, and sell the RTÉ Guide.

RTÉ Cuts and the Media Industry

RTÉ Cuts and the Media Industry

Dr. Roddy Flynn, lecturer in the School of Communications in Dublin City University, and Michael Grade, former TV executive, discuss the RTÉ cuts the problems that face the wider media industry.

Facebook and Fake News

Facebook and Fake News

Roger McNamee, author of New York Times bestseller 'ZUCKED-Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe', talks to Mary about the need for the regulation of Facebook.

Misplaced Transgender Patient Referrals

Misplaced Transgender Patient Referrals

Gordon Grehan, Operations Manager with TENI, speaks to Mary about the news that the National Gender Service misplaced the referrals of 109 transgender patients.

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.

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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