Drivetime Wednesday 12 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.

Maternity Restrictions

Maternity Restrictions

Professor Fergal Malone, Master Rotunda Maternity Hospital, on why attendance at maternity appointments is still widely restricted across the country

Wedding reception marquee taken down after court order

Wedding reception marquee taken down after court order

Fergal Keane reports how a marquee that was erected for a wedding reception this evening has been dismantled by contractors after Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council was granted a court order for its removal.

'The Irish position is based on international law' - Coveney

'The Irish position is based on international law' - Coveney

Simon Coveney, The Minister for Foreign Affairs, tells us if more can be done to avoid all out war between Israel and Palestine

Housing Crisis

Housing Crisis

Leilani Farha, Former UN Special Rapporteur, who condemned the role of investment funds in housing here -two years ago.

Mental impact of moderating for Facebook

Mental impact of moderating for Facebook

Isabella Plunkett, Facebook as a content moderator, and Cori Crider, Co Founder of Foxglove; on the mental health impact of content moderating.

Families 'angered' by Johnson's Ballymurphy apology

Families 'angered' by Johnson's Ballymurphy apology

Eileen McKeown, daughter of Joseph Corr, reacts to the apology of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the events in Ballymurphy in 1971.

Dragonflies and damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies

Collie Ennis, Research Associate in TCD Zoology & Science Office Herpetological, tells us about dragonflies and damselflies.

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