Drivetime Monday 10 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.

Tourism Industry calls for a bank holiday in September

Tourism Industry calls for a bank holiday in September

Eoghan O'Mara Walsh, CEO Irish Tourism Industry Confederation, urges the government to introduce a one-off bank holiday this September.

Non-essential retail outlets open their doors to customers again

Non-essential retail outlets open their doors to customers again

After almost five months in a lockdown non-essential retail returns - Della Kilroy hears from eager shoppers

Coillte increase surveillance in illegal dumping blackspots

Coillte increase surveillance in illegal dumping blackspots

Mick Power, Coillte's National Estates Manager, tells us why Coillte has had to increase its surveillance of forests by using remote cameras to monitor illegal dumping activity and to help seek prosecutions.

Has your smartphone turned you into a human snail?

Has your smartphone turned you into a human snail?

Pauline Garvey, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Maynooth University, says we're retreating 'home' into our phones more and more - even while sitting in our physical homes

Museums reopen today, cinemas might be back in June

Museums reopen today, cinemas might be back in June

Catherine Martin - Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, on today's reopening, the mixed messages from Gov on 'antigen tests' and the growing unease regarding the housing crisis.

The role of women in the Catholic Church

The role of women in the Catholic Church

Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick; and Rose O'Connor, Chair of the Limerick Diocese Women in Leadership Working Group, discuss a report which says the Catholic Church needs to radically rethink the role of women

Google Maps upgrade to show more eco-friendly routes

Google Maps upgrade to show more eco-friendly routes

Martin Fitzpatrick, Principal EHO Dublin City Council, tells us about Google's Air View car which will monitor air quality in Dublin city

Possible amnesty for British soldiers who served in NI

Possible amnesty for British soldiers who served in NI

Johnny Mercer, Conservative MP; and Claire Hanna, SDLP MP for South Belfast, discuss a possible amnesty for British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland

In-person viewings return for prospective home buyers

In-person viewings return for prospective home buyers

Fergal Keane meets one estate agent at a house viewing and hears what she and her clients have to say about the housing market.

Gang member jailed for laundering over €750,000

Gang member jailed for laundering over €750,000

Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, reports that a criminal gang member has been jailed today for laundering over €750,000 of organised crime money using 27 bank accounts and five fake companies.

Ireland's shortage of acute mental health beds

Ireland's shortage of acute mental health beds

Dr Anne Doherty, IHCA member and Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at the Mater Hospital, on Ireland's shortage of acute mental health beds

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