Drivetime Wednesday 16 September 2020

Drivetime

Drivetime

Philip Boucher-Hayes presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day

Coco's Law

Coco's Law

Brendan Howlin, Labour TD and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brexit and Northern Ireland spoke to Philip about his hopes of passing a bill targeted against online bullying and harassment.

Entertainment protest

Entertainment protest

Our Reporter, Della Kilroy reports on a live music and entertainment protest calling for additional government support amidst COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 unemployment payments

COVID-19 unemployment payments

Philip spoke to Heather Humphreys, Minster Social Protection surrounding thousands unemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic having their payments cut.

COVID-19 and college

COVID-19 and college

Lorna Fitzgerald, USI President and Frank Jones, Deputy Secretary-General Irish Federation of University Teachers spoke to Philip about college students confusion caused by COVID-19.

Restaurants confusion

Restaurants confusion

Our Reporter, Fergal Keane spoke to Philip surrounding the confusion of what level 3 in the governments COVID-19 plan could bring to the restaurant industry.

Pat Smullen and Cancer Trials Ireland

Pat Smullen and Cancer Trials Ireland

Philip spoke to Prof. Ray Mc Dermott, Clinical Lead with Cancer Trials Ireland and Consultant Oncologist, St Vincents Hospital, Dublin about the fundraising efforts that former Champion Jockey, Pat Smullen did for Cancer Trials Ireland.

ICU Capacity across the EU

ICU Capacity across the EU

Philip spoke to David Chazan, France Correspondent, the Telegraph and Guy Hedgecoe, Spanish based journalist about how countries across the EU are dealing with increased COVID-19 cases.

Vikings DNA

Vikings DNA

Philip spoke to Dr Lara Cassidy, Assistant Professor, School of Genetics and Microbiology and Maeve Sikora, Keeper of Irish Antiquities about how DNA shows the Vikings that came to Ireland were actually brunette.

Climate Report

Climate Report

Caroline O'Doherty, Environment Correspondent, Irish Independent spoke to Philip following the publication of a report by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which shows that Ireland must make a considerable effort to protect its wildlife and natural habitats.

Programme Highlights

Air Travel Industry

Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, talks to Cormac about how Covid-19 has impacted the air travel industry.

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Presenters: Sarah McInerney and Cormac O'Eadhra

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