Drivetime Thursday 21 January 2021

Drivetime

Drivetime

Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra bring you all the latest news and stories of the day from around the country and beyond.

Special Educational Schools in Northern Ireland

Special Educational Schools in Northern Ireland

Paul Cunningham, RTÉ Political Correspondent, and Shirelle Stewart, Director, National Autistic Society NI, discuss Northern Ireland's lockdown and special educational schools.

Mandatory Quarantine

Mandatory Quarantine

Dr. Niall Conroy, a consultant in Public Health Medicine working in Queensland, Australia, and Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fail Senator and member of the Transport Committee, discuss the news that the Tánaiste has ruled out mandatory quarantine in hotels for incoming visitors.

Carers and the Vaccine

Carers and the Vaccine

Drivetime's John Cooke speaks to sole carers about why they should be prioritised for the vaccine, and Pat McLoughlin, CEO of the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland, talks to Cormac about their call for a review of the Covid 19 Vaccine rollout.

Brexit Port Chaos

Brexit Port Chaos

Eugene Drennan, President of the Irish Road Haulage Association, and Chris Slowey, owner of Manfreight, discuss chaos at Dublin Port caused by Brexit.

Planning Reform

Planning Reform

James Benson, Director of Housing & Planning & Development for the Irish Homebuilders Association, talk to Sarah about the government's 'use it or lose it' requirement for large scale housing permissions.

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Presenters: Sarah McInerney and Cormac O'Eadhra

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