Drivetime Monday 1 March 2021

Drivetime

Drivetime

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

Back to School

Back to School

Della Kilroy spoke to pupils and parents outside two primary schools in the Liberties area of Dublin this afternoon.

Anti-lockdown protests

Anti-lockdown protests

Aoife Gallagher, Analyst at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Dr Vicky Conway, Associate Professor at the School of Law & Government DCU, discuss how the How do you think the Gardai handled events on Saturday

Gordon Elliott photo

Gordon Elliott photo

Brendan McArdle, RTÉ Racing Reporter, discusses a controversial photo of, horse racing trainer, Gordon Elliott sitting on top of a dead horse.

Migratory Birds

Migratory Birds

Niall Hatch, Bird Watch Ireland, tells us how tens of millions of migratory birds will be landing on these island in the coming months.

Bank of Ireland branch closures

Bank of Ireland branch closures

John Cooke reports on Bank of Ireland's decision to close 103 branches in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Seán Fleming, Minister of State at the Dept of Finance, and Michael McNamara, Independent TD for Clare, give their reaction

AstraZeneca jab

AstraZeneca jab

Adrian Hill, The director of the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford, discusses how Germany has handled the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Sarkozy guilty of corruption

Sarkozy guilty of corruption

Elaine Cobb, CBS reporter in Paris, tells us that former French President, Nicholas Sarkozy has been found guilty of corruption.

1 year since first diagnosed case of Covid-19 in Ireland

1 year since first diagnosed case of Covid-19 in Ireland

Dr Paul D'Alton, Associate Professor of Psychology UCD and head of psychology at St Vincent's University Hospital, discusses the the Covid-19 'anniversary effect'

Women in Politics

Women in Politics

Caitriona Gleeson, CEO Women for Election, and Regina Doherty, Fine Gael Senator and leader of the Seanad, discuss new research into the experience of women candidates for election.

Cuomo inquiry

Cuomo inquiry

Harriet Alexander, journalist in New York, reports that calls for an independent investigation have been made after New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, was accused of sexual harassment by two of his former aides.

Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert

Yvonne Farrell, Second Level Students Union Officer and Sixth Year Student from Mount Sackville Secondary School, tells us what it was like be back in school today.

DUP facing pressure

DUP facing pressure

Sam McBride, Belfast Newsletter, reports that the DUP face pressure to back down on plan to halt building of border control posts

Limited easing of restrictions before May - Varadkar

Limited easing of restrictions before May - Varadkar

Mícheál Lehane, Political Correspondent, reports that Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste, has told TD's to stay on message when it comes to any future easing of covid restrictions

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