Drivetime Wednesday 5 May 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.

Temple Bar businesses plan for up to 3,000 outdoor diners this summer

Temple Bar businesses plan for up to 3,000 outdoor diners this summer

Della Kilroy reports how almost 3,000 diners could be seated outside restaurants, cafes and pubs in Dublin's Temple Bar when pandemic restrictions ease in June.

Could an album of Lego sounds be the surprise chart hit of the summer?

Could an album of Lego sounds be the surprise chart hit of the summer?

Dr. Enda Bates, Music & Media Technologies, at the School of Engineering in Trinity, tells us if an album of Lego sounds be the surprise chart hit of the summer?

Pledges made to deal with investment fund situation

Pledges made to deal with investment fund situation

Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin Finance Spokersperson; and Mary Fitzpatrick, Fianna Fáil Senator and member of the Oireachtas housing committee, on investment funds buying housing estates built for home-buyers.

Pleas made to be exempted from mandatory hotel quarantine

Pleas made to be exempted from mandatory hotel quarantine

Lisa Tierney Keogh, is flying to the USA next month for vital surgery for painful and debilitating Endometriosis, pleads to be exempted from mandatory hotel quarantine after her return.

Younger people in nursing homes 'shameful' - Minister

Younger people in nursing homes 'shameful' - Minister

Anne Rabbitte, The Minister of State with responsibility for disability, says the situation where people with a disability under the age of 65 had no option but to live in nursing homes due to a lack of State support is shameful.

Should 16 year olds get the vote?

Should 16 year olds get the vote?

Saoirse Exton, Transition Year Student and Equality Officer with the Irish Secondary Students Union; Noel Howard, Social Care Ireland; and Thomas Pringle, Independent TD for Donegal, on calls to make the voting age 16.

Growing amount  women treated for severe alcoholic liver disease

Growing amount women treated for severe alcoholic liver disease

Dr. Orla Crosbie, works as a consultant hepatologist at Cork University Hospital, tells us that a growing number of young women are being treated for severe alcoholic liver disease

Swifts, swallows and martins

Swifts, swallows and martins

Collie Ennis, Trinity Zoologist and host of The Critter Shed podcast, looks at our new arrivals from Africa: swifts, swallows, and martins.

New vision to reshape Galway City and its Harbour

New vision to reshape Galway City and its Harbour

John Cooke has been to the historic docklands of the City of the Tribes to find out more about the Galway Harbour Project

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