Drivetime Thursday 6 May 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.

IPHA urges Govt to oppose vaccine patent waiver

IPHA urges Govt to oppose vaccine patent waiver

Oliver O'Connor, Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association's Chief Executive, responds to the US government's support of a proposed waiver of patents on Covid vaccines.

Children eating more junk food since pandemic began - study

Children eating more junk food since pandemic began - study

Joana De Silva, Safefood chief specialist in nutrition, tells us that 50% of children are eating more junk food since the pandemic began .

Reports of UK plan to ban Troubles-era prosecutions

Reports of UK plan to ban Troubles-era prosecutions

Brendan Boyle, US Congressman, on a possible ban on prosecution of ex British Soldiers in Northern Ireland

Move from Stormont Agreement would be 'breach of trust'

Move from Stormont Agreement would be 'breach of trust'

As the Taoiseach warns London against a Unilateral amnesty over Troubles killings, we speak to the daughter of slain IRA man, Joe McCann.

Irish athletes to be vaccinated ahead of Olympics

Irish athletes to be vaccinated ahead of Olympics

Della Kilroy reports that athletes and their support teams will get the Pfizer jab thanks to a new agreement between the pharmaceutical company and the International Olympic Committee.

Will the government act to stop investment funds buying up housing estates?

Will the government act to stop investment funds buying up housing estates?

Seán Fleming, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, and Rory Hearne, Assistant Professor Social Policy Maynooth University, on how quickly can the government deal with the issue of investors snapping up housing estates built for home-buyers?

Can rapid Covid testing get students back to a real college experience?

Can rapid Covid testing get students back to a real college experience?

John Cooke is on campus at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology to find out if rapid Covid testing pave the way for a return to a real college experience?

Why are violent thefts of bikes and e-scooters on the rise?

Why are violent thefts of bikes and e-scooters on the rise?

Maria Delaney, Journal.ie. and Zara Flynn, whose son was attacked and bike robbed, discuss the increase of bike and e-scooter thefts in Dublin

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