Drivetime Thursday 17 September 2020

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Recycling rates are dropping

Recycling rates are dropping

Philip spoke to Mary Francis Rochford, EPA about recycling rates dropping for the first time in nearly 20 years and what we can do about this worrying trend.

737 crashes

737 crashes

David Gleave, Aviation Safety Researcher, Loughborough University spoke to Philip about how a US Congressional report into two separate crashes by 737s found that they were caused by a "culture of concealment" at plane-maker Boeing, and a regulatory system that was "fundamentally flawed".

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Philip spoke to Jack Chambers, Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sports and Dr Paddy Mallon, professor of microbial diseases at UCD about what life will be like in the capital during level 3 restrictions.

Motor Insurance Sector

Motor Insurance Sector

Geraldine Herbert, Motoring Correspondent with The Sunday Independent spoke to Philip about how the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has found an anti-competitive co-operation between 5 insurance companies, one broker and an insurance industry trade association.

Rents

Rents

Philip spoke to Eoin O'Broin, SF Spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Govt and Pat Davitt Chief Executive of IPAV about how the Dail are due to vote next week on a proposed bill calling for ban on rent increases.

Coping with COVID

Coping with COVID

Prof Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin spoke to Philip about how we can cope amidst COVID-19.

Ballymun Culture Night

Ballymun Culture Night

Our Reporter, Della Kilroy reports on Ballymun's COVID-19 friendly culture night which will see an online self-guided audio tour taking you through the ever-changing landscape of one of Dublin's most famous urban towns.

To Kill a Curriculum

To Kill a Curriculum

Philip spoke to Cian Hogan, English teacher in St. Killian's German School and the Institute of Education in Dublin and Ola Majekodunmi, Irish radio presenter and film-maker about how the government are to drop Junior Cert novels with 'racial slurs,' from the Curriculum.

4 day working week

4 day working week

Jennifer Whitmore, TD and Social Democrats spokesperson on Children spoke to Philip about the possibility of a 4-day working week.

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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