Drivetime Wednesday 21 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.

Planned touting law infringes property rights - Viagogo

Planned touting law infringes property rights - Viagogo

Frankie Mulqueen, Head of Government Affairs for viagogo, says planned legislation to ban ticket touting is an infringement of property rights and will drive people to the black market.

Early rollout for vaccines in the Midwest despite supply doubts

Early rollout for vaccines in the Midwest despite supply doubts

As the rollout continues those aged 65 to 69 are next to get the jab and some of them were surprised to be called slightly ahead of schedule in Counties Tipperary, Limerick and Clare as John Cooke has been finding out

City council offers tenders to operate public toilets

City council offers tenders to operate public toilets

Claire Byrne, Green Party Councillor, discusses tenders to operate public toilets in Dublin city streets and parks.

500 people to lose their jobs after Carphone Warehouse shuts shop

500 people to lose their jobs after Carphone Warehouse shuts shop

Louise O'Reilly, Sinn Fein spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade and Employment; and Duncan Graham, Managing Director, Retail Excellence discuss what the retail sector will be like post-pandemic.

Investigation into policing in Minneapolis announced

Investigation into policing in Minneapolis announced

Bonnie Greer, author and commentator, tells us what Derek Chauvin's conviction, for the murder of George Floyd, mean for policing and race in America.

Call for 'pressure' on vaccine waiver to boost supply

Call for 'pressure' on vaccine waiver to boost supply

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, UN human rights commissioner and chair of The Elders, is supporting an international campaign calling for intellectual property rights on Covid 19 vaccines to be waived so that production could be speeded up across the globe.

British government promises to offer protection to Troubles veterans

British government promises to offer protection to Troubles veterans

Claire Hanna, SDLP MP; and Sir. Jeffery Donaldson, DUP MP, discuss a new Bill protects British army veterans from being criminally prosecuted after five years, but Northern Ireland veterans are excluded

Drivetime SpringWatch: hedgehogs and foxes

Drivetime SpringWatch: hedgehogs and foxes

Collie Ennis, Zoologist, is back for Drivetime SpringWatch and this evening he's looking at hedgehogs and foxes.

What is it like to grow up intersex in Ireland?

What is it like to grow up intersex in Ireland?

Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, School Law & Gov in DCU, discusses a study on what it is like for people to grow up intersex in Ireland?

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