Drivetime Friday 9 April 2021

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

Britain's Prince Philip dies aged 99 UK

Britain's Prince Philip dies aged 99 UK

Richard Fitzwilliams, Royal Commentator, on the death of Britain's Prince Philip

French under-55s given AstraZeneca shot to get different vaccine for second dose

French under-55s given AstraZeneca shot to get different vaccine for second dose

Sharon Gaffney, Journalist with France 24, reports that France has directed under-55s who received AstraZeneca for their first coronavirus jab to get a different vaccine, like Moderna or Pfizer, for their second appointment. Dr Anne Moore, Vaccine Specialist and Senior Lecturer at UCC School of Biochemistry, gives her reaction

Monday sees the return of all students to school

Monday sees the return of all students to school

Cathal Walsh, Professor of Statistics in the Health Research Institute of Limerick, tells us that all children can safely return to the classroom after the Easter Break.

Protesters clash with police despite calls for calm

Protesters clash with police despite calls for calm

Suzanne Breen, Political Editor for Belfast Telegraph, reports the latest on Northern Ireland's disturbances and the prospects for the weekend. Thomas Byrne, Minister of State Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for EU Affairs, gives his reaction

Calls for funding for the state's dental treatment scheme

Calls for funding for the state's dental treatment scheme

Fintan Hourihan, CEO of the Irish Dental Association, tells us what type of dental treatment are patients on this medical card scheme currently entitled to and how has that changed

'The start of changing in the relationship' - Ahern

'The start of changing in the relationship' - Ahern

Bertie Ahern, Former Taoiseach, on his encounters with Britain's Prince Philip whose death was announced today.

Teen with autism is denied place in a special school for second year in row

Teen with autism is denied place in a special school for second year in row

Gary Murphy, father of Daragh Murphy, a child with autism and a mild intellectual disability, says he is frustrated by the process through which parents appeal a school's decision not to enrol their child.

Floyd died from low level of oxygen - Irish-born expert

Floyd died from low level of oxygen - Irish-born expert

Harriet Alexander, Independent Journalist, reports on the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murdering George Floyd

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