Drivetime Tuesday 11 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.

Foreign investment funds become a major headache for Govt

Foreign investment funds become a major headache for Govt

Fergal Keane reports that foreign investment funds have become a major political headache for the Govt.

Ten killed at Ballymurphy 'entirely innocent' - inquest

Ten killed at Ballymurphy 'entirely innocent' - inquest

Suzanne Breen, Political Editor of the Belfast Telegraph; and John Finucane, son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane, Sinn Fein MP for North Belfast, react to the coroner findings that all of the ten people who were shot and killed in Ballymurphy in west Belfast almost 50 years ago were "entirely innocent" and that their deaths were unjustified.

Family reaction to Ballymurphy inquest findings

Family reaction to Ballymurphy inquest findings

Janet Donnelly, daughter of Joseph Murphy; and Eileen McKeown, daughter of Joseph Corr, give their reaction to the Ballymurphy inquest findings

Up to €40m available for summer programmes for schools

Up to €40m available for summer programmes for schools

Josepha Madigan, Minister of State at the Department of Education, on the Summer education programme expansion and coalition tension about the housing crisis.

No one to be denied access to birth data under new law

No one to be denied access to birth data under new law

Aoife Grace Moore, Political Correspondent with The Irish Examiner; and Susan Lohan, Adoption Rights Alliance, on legislation introduced to allow adopted people to access their birth certificates and other early life information.

US authorises use of Pfizer jab for those aged 12-15

US authorises use of Pfizer jab for those aged 12-15

Dr. Beth Brint, Immunologist at UCC, discusses how US regulators have authorised Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12.

Taoiseach calls on An Taisce to 'cease' its objection to Glanbia cheese plant

Taoiseach calls on An Taisce to 'cease' its objection to Glanbia cheese plant

Dr Elaine McGoff, Natural Environment Officer, for An Taisce; and Mattie McGrath, Independent TD for Tipperary, on calls from Micheál Martin that An Taisce would not appeal a decision by the High Court to allow planning permission for a Glanbia cheese factory in south Kilkenny.

Covid restrictions in maternity units

Covid restrictions in maternity units

Krysia Lynch, Associations for Improvements in Maternity Services, on Covid restrictions in maternity units

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