Will there be an early Election?08/28/15
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is insisting the FG/Lab coalition will see out its full term until Spring 2016, but Drivetime's John Cooke got the views of all the main parties today on when the election will be called...
On This Day
This week, Myles Dungan issues a warning to the faint-hearted as he approaches - with trepidation - the literary career of one of our great Gothic novelists, Sheridan Le Fanu, a creator of ghosts, ghouls and ghastliness
Clerys Workers' Demostration
Former Clerys workers held a protest this afternoon outside the offices of the store's new owners in Dublin. They are demanding a meeting with the Natrium Consortium. Some of them spoke to our reporter, Brian Lally.
We take a look at the opportunities and resources that exist for teenagers who drop out of education. Graham Clifford visited the Youthreach Centre in Fermoy...
The classic film will have a special screening this Saturday night in Dublin...and to add to the magic, the visual action will be accompanied by a live performance of the score by the National Concert Orchestra. Brian Lally reports...
24-hour social work cover
The lack of 24-hour social work cover has been categorised as "an urgent situation for children at risk" and "a national scandal". Drivetime's John Cooke reports on when Tusla, the Child and Family Agency will deliver the vital service.
Martin Ferris Interview
With political tensions ongoing over the alleged continued existence of the Provisional IRA, we spoke to Sinn Fein TD and former member of the IRA, Martin Ferris
Bringing nurses back
The HSE says it is pleased at the take-up of its recruitment campaign to attract Irish nurses working in the UK back to Ireland. But is it that successful? Barry Lenihan has been looking into the tug of love between the HSE and the NHS...
First Day at School
Amongst the 76 junior infants who started school at Midleton's Educate Together NS today were the former cojoined twins, B
The future for Post Offices
Mike McCartney visited post offices in Fermanagh to see how they have adapted their opening hours to bring in custom. We hear his report and speak to Paddy McCann, a postmaster in Roscommon about how rural post offices here can save themselves.
It's just over two weeks until British Labour Party members elect a new leader...and the momentum behind the front runner, Jeremy Corbyn shows no signs of letting up. Reporter Robert Mulhern was at a rally for the candidate in Islington last night. He...
White Paper on Defence
Drivetime's Fergal Keane takes a look at the government's White Paper on Defence which was published today. Further analysis from Security Analyst, Declan Power...
Emigration and Employment
Today's CSO figures show that over 35,000 Irish people emigrated in the 12 months to April 2015 - a decrease of 13% on 2014, but still the spectre of both youth emigration and employment still looms large. We spoke to Marie Claire McAleer of the...
Following a review of the criteria around Rural Practice Allowances, the grants may now be offered to more doctors to keep them in smaller towns and villages. Drivetime's John Cooke looked at whether this incentive will entice doctors to take up...
Earlier today, Hungarian police fired tear gas into a group of migrants at a reception centre in the south of the country. Hungary is building a fence along its border in Serbia in a bid to keep refugees out. Government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs...
Northern Ireland Executive in Trouble?
With the news today that the Ulster Unionist Party intends to leave the N.I. Executive, Drivetime spoke to the DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson
Two journalists were shot dead while live on TV in Virginia in the United States earlier today. Mary spoke to Irish reporter, James Mahon who now works as a TV reporter in Virginia.
Invest in My Mental Health
The group, Mental Health Reform today called on government to invest in mental health services. They were at Leinster House and Brian Lally went to meet them.
Irish Water National Demonstration
We spoke to Brendan Ogle, coordinator of Right2Water about the national demonstration due to take place in Dublin this Saturday.
Women and heart health
Women are six times more likely to die from a heart attack or a stroke than from breast cancer. We spoke to one 50-something year old who suffered a heart attack in February last year...and also to Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Jonathan Lyons.
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