Drivetime Thursday 4 March 2021

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

Husband to use money from settlement for surrogacy

Husband to use money from settlement for surrogacy

Vivienne Traynor reports that a husband whose wife died from cervical cancer has said he plans use money from a High Court settlement to honour their wish to have a child by availing of surrogacy.

'I would love to see people calm it down' - Ahern

'I would love to see people calm it down' - Ahern

Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, discusses the Northern Ireland Protocol.

11,000 people arrived in Ireland through Dublin airport last week

11,000 people arrived in Ireland through Dublin airport last week

Fergal Keane has been back at Dublin Airport to see who was arriving.

Do you need skill to play Fantasy Football?

Do you need skill to play Fantasy Football?

Joseph O'Brien, a PhD student based at the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry in UL, tells us if you actually need skill to play Fantasy football or is it just dumb luck?

Concerns over vaccine supplies in Ireland

Concerns over vaccine supplies in Ireland

Kingston Mills, Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin and by Priscilla Lynch, Clinical Editor of the Medical Independent, discuss complaints from GPs about vaccination supply to clinics, while the HSE and the Government defend the rollout programme.

Calls for hildren to be allowed to start football training again

Calls for hildren to be allowed to start football training again

Della Kilroy reports that a leading school-age soccer club is calling for children to be allowed start training again.

Are schools going ahead with mock Leaving Cert exams?

Are schools going ahead with mock Leaving Cert exams?

Michael Gillespie, TUI General Secretary, tells us what his union are saying to teachers about whether schools should hold 'Mocks'?

Who are the Irish far-right?

Who are the Irish far-right?

Ross Frenett, founder of Moonshot CVE, tells us who the Irish far-right are.

6 in 10 adults here obese or overweight

6 in 10 adults here obese or overweight

Donal O'Shea, HSE National Clinical Lead for Obesity, outlines the Gov's new approach to Ireland's obesity problem.

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