Drivetime Thursday 15 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.

26,000 register within hours of vaccine portal opening

26,000 register within hours of vaccine portal opening

George Lee, Environment and Science Correspondent, reports that around 26,000 people registered for a Covid-19 vaccination within hours of the online portal for 69-year-olds going live this morning

Would you consider getting hypnotised at your next trip to the dentist?

Would you consider getting hypnotised at your next trip to the dentist?

Dr Mike Gow, Director of Dental Anxiety Management at the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow, tells us about getting dental treatment done under hypnosis

42% of teenagers got drink from their parents

42% of teenagers got drink from their parents

Dr Bobby Smyth, child and adolescent psychiatrist, tells us that more than half of teenagers who started drinking at 13 years of age said they were provided alcohol by their parents or they took it from home

People who refuse vaccine offered 'go to back of queue'

People who refuse vaccine offered 'go to back of queue'

Michael Boylan.. partner with the Michael Boylan Law firm; and Dr. Ray Walley, Member of the HSE GP Liason Committee, discuss the idea that people who refuse the vaccine offered to them are essentially putting themselves "to the back of the queue".

Couple challenge requirement for mandatory quarantine

Couple challenge requirement for mandatory quarantine

Orla O'Donnell, Legal Affairs Correspondent, reports that an Irish couple who travelled to Ukraine for the birth of their boy through surrogacy have been given permission to take a legal challenge to the requirement to pre-book a room in hotel quarantine before they can fly home.

More Irish birds are endangered than ever before

More Irish birds are endangered than ever before

Éanna Ní Lamhna, Environmentalist, tells us how we can make Ireland more friendly for birds.

Is there a post-pandemic future for Irish airlines?

Is there a post-pandemic future for Irish airlines?

Pat Byrne, founder & CEO CityJet; and Kieran O'Donnell, Fine Gael TD & vice chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, discuss the future for Irish airlines

Are drone deliveries the future for takeaway food and shopping?

Are drone deliveries the future for takeaway food and shopping?

John Cooke reports on the "space age" trade in the skies over Galway that's coming soon to a town near you

Derek Chauvin has invoked his 5th amendment right

Derek Chauvin has invoked his 5th amendment right

Harriet Alexander, Freelance journalist based in New York, reports on today's developments in the George Floyd murder trial

The EncroChat bust

The EncroChat bust

David James Smith, Author and Journalist, reports how UK police hacked the secret gangster messaging network and arrested Thomas Maher.

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