Drivetime Tuesday 6 April 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.

7 Gardai forced to self-isolate

7 Gardai forced to self-isolate

Antoinette Cunningham, General Secretary of the AGSI, us about the 7 Gardai who are having to self-isolate

Question marks over the quality of the water, in some areas around Dublin

Question marks over the quality of the water, in some areas around Dublin

Fergal Keane has been speaking to swimmers and experts about water quality

Repair My Stuff

Repair My Stuff

Vincent Macklin, Panic Sound and Light and Niall O'Connor, Environmental Services, Monaghan County Council, tell us about using the pandemic to fix up everything from radios to exercise bikes

Vaccine decision based on science, Minister says Education

Vaccine decision based on science, Minister says Education

Evelyn O'Rourke reports that Minister for Education has defended the Government decision to change the vaccine roll-out schedule from an occupation-based one to one led by age, saying it was "not a value judgement on any given profession". John Boyle, General Secretary INTO, gives his reaction.

Facebook data hack

Facebook data hack

Adrian Weckler, Technology editor with the Irish Independent, reports that the data protection commission has criticised facebook's response to leaking of account holder details.

Parisian dinner parties

Parisian dinner parties

Elaine Cobbe, CBS News is in Paris, reports how an undercover report showing members of the Paris elite enjoying secret dinner parties in luxury restaurants and flouting Covid-19 restrictions has sparked fury in France.

Vaccine cert should not lead to discrimination - ICCL

Vaccine cert should not lead to discrimination - ICCL

Liam Herrick, Executive Director of Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and Adrian Cummins, CEO of Restaurants Association of Ireland, tell us if you should be allowed to go to pubs and restaurants if you can prove you've been vaccinated

The expansion of mandatory hotel quarantine

The expansion of mandatory hotel quarantine

Paul McAuliffe, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North West, and Regina Doherty, Fine Gael Senator, discuss the expansion of mandatory hotel quarantine

Preserving Neon signs

Preserving Neon signs

Carl Raftery, Executive Architectural Conservation Officer, and Dr Lisa Godson, NCAD, tell us why two Neon Signs - "Why Go Bald?" and "the Happy Ring House" - have been given public money under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme.

Hay fever levels are rising

Hay fever levels are rising

Prof. Jonathan Hourihane -Professor of Pediatrics at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, tells us why hay fever levels are rising

Chauvin trial witness seeks to avoid giving evidence

Chauvin trial witness seeks to avoid giving evidence

Harriet Alexander, Journalist in New York, reports how a key witness in the trial of US police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murdering George Floyd, sought today to avoid giving evidence as his lawyers said he could incriminate himself on separate charges.

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