Drivetime Tuesday 20 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.

Dose gap could favour emergence of mutations - Butler

Dose gap could favour emergence of mutations - Butler

Mary Regan, Political Correspondent, reports on the Oireachtas Health Committee. Darragh O'Loughlin, Secretary General of the Irish Pharmacy Union and community pharmacist in Tuam, gives his reaction

EMA: Benefits of J&J vaccine outweigh risks Coronavirus

EMA: Benefits of J&J vaccine outweigh risks Coronavirus

Naomi O'Leary, Europe Correspondent for the Irish Times, reports that the The European Medicines Agency has said the benefits of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks. Dr. Maeve Crowley, Cork University Hospital, gives her reaction.

The legal limbo around e-scooters

The legal limbo around e-scooters

John Cooke speaks to a man fined €200 for driving his e-scooter without insurance, as the government says no cover will be required under new laws.

The impact of the new Climate Action Bill on rural Ireland

The impact of the new Climate Action Bill on rural Ireland

Michael Healy-Rae, Independent TD for Kerry; and Senator Pauline O'Reilly, Green Party, discuss the new Climate Action Bill .

Stamping out the ticket touts

Stamping out the ticket touts

Robert Troy, Minister of State with responsibility for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, says that it's critical that the new legislation to ban ticket touting is brought through the Oireachtas in a timely fashion.

Trawler catches to be weighted at dockside

Trawler catches to be weighted at dockside

Fergal Keane speaks to fishermen, after the EU ordered that all catches must now be weighed on the dockside, rather than waiting until they arrive in processing plants.

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