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Paschal Donohoe

10/20/2017
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The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe, took Budget 2018 on the road today with a series of regional events in Limerick and Galway. John Cooke attended the Limerick event and spoke to the programme.

Duration: 00:08:58


Ibrahim Halawa

10/20/2017
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After four years, Ibrahim Halawa is to be finally reunited with his family. Our reporter Philip Boucher-Hayes looked back at the political landscape which led to Ibrahim's arrest and Declan Walsh, Cairo Bureau Chief of the New York Times spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:13:53


Regional Papers

10/20/2017
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John O'Connor joined us from our Waterford studio this evening to discuss the stories that are making the news in the regional newspapers.

Duration: 00:05:25


Brussels

10/20/2017
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In Brussels, the two day summit of EU leaders has closed with great talk of efforts made, but little progress to show. Frustrations remain over the lack of progress made on the Irish border, and on the divorce bill facing the UK. Our Europe Editor Tony Connolly had this update.

Duration: 00:06:30


Rail Disruption

10/20/2017
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Union members at Iarndrod Eireann have voted in favour of industrial action- and within the past few minutes, the unions have revealed how this action will take shape. Dermot O'Leary is the General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union and he spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:06:35


Making The Leap From Primary To Secondary School

10/19/2017
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Making the leap from primary to secondary school is a major landmark in the lives of young people. An ESRI report, published today, looks at some of the challenges students might face as they make that move. Emer Smyth lead author of the report spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:07:47


Committee On The Eighth Amendment

10/19/2017
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Last night, the Joint Committee on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution took a vote. It voted by 15 to 3 not to recommend the retention in full of the amendment which effectively prohibits abortion in Ireland. Fergal Keane had this report.

Duration: 00:13:54


Tracker Scandal

10/19/2017
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The tracker mortgage saga continued today with representatives from the Central Bank appearing before the Oireachtas Finance Committee. Aengus Cox from our business staff had this update.

Duration: 00:06:17


Catalonia

10/19/2017
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Catalonia looks set to lose its autonomy next week when Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, asks the Senate to trigger Article 155. Antonio Barosso, of Teneo Intelligence, has been assessing the significance of Madrid imposing direct rule on a Spanish region and he spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:06:38


EU Leaders Meet in Brussels

10/19/2017
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The Taoiseach is joining 27 other EU leaders for the first of a two day European Council Summit. The British Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants greater urgency in reaching an agreement on citizens' rights. She's to address the other leaders over dinner later. Our Europe Editor, Tony Connolly had this update.

Duration: 00:08:08


Maltese Murder

10/18/2017
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The son of a Maltese investigative journalist killed by a car bomb has denounced his mother's death as an assassination. Philip Boucher-Hayes had this report.

Duration: 00:05:41


Pensions

10/18/2017
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It's five years since changes were made to how Contributory State Pensions are calculated. Mairead Hayes,CEO of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament discussed the issue with the programme.

Duration: 00:14:23


Irish Women's Rugby Coach

10/18/2017
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The IRFU has announced it's decision to advertise the position of head coach for the Irish Women's Rugby team as a part-time six-month Contract. Our sports reporter Greg Allen discussed this with Philip Doyle, head coach of the Irish Grand-Slam winning team from 2013, World Cup semi-finalists in 2014.

Duration: 00:06:10


2012 Double Murder

10/18/2017
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A 32-year-old man has gone on trial for the murder of two men found in a burned out car in Co Louth five-and a-half years ago. Our crime correspondent Paul Reynolds spoke to Drivetime from the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

Duration: 00:03:50


Ophelia Clean Up

10/18/2017
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It's just around 48 hours since Storm Ophelia lashed many parts of the country and still the recovery continues. Fears are growing that efforts to restore power and water will be disrupted by yet more stormy weather. Jane Cregan of Iarnrod Eireann and the ESB's Bernadine Maloney spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:07:10


Northern Ireland

10/18/2017
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Northern Ireland has another new deadline. Today, the British Northern Secretary James Brokenshire said parties now have until the beginning of November to restore power-sharing or else London will impose a budget directly. RTÉ's Northern Editor Tommie Gorman spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:09:42


Climate Change

10/17/2017
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The warnings have been sounding for many years. We have been given targets and we've been slapped on the wrists and we've been threatened with fines. Philip Boucher Hayes talks to the experts on the climate action we should be taking to avoid further Storm Ophelias.

Duration: 00:06:56


Storm Ophelia Update

10/17/2017
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Paul Bradley, Director of Corporate Affairs at Eir and Dervla Brophy, Communications Manager with the Luas operator Transdev spoke to Drivetime about the progress their companies are making towards resuming to normal service after the storm.

Duration: 00:14:37


The OCI and THG

10/17/2017
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The Olympic Council of Ireland has announced that it is terminating its contract with sports hospitality group, THG. Daniel McConnell is political editor of the Examiner and spoke to Drivetime this evening.

Duration: 00:04:51


Electricity Outage

10/17/2017
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The clean-up is underway after Storm Ophelia lashed many parts of the country. Irish Water confirmed that the number of people without water is gradually falling. Bernadine Maloney Corporate Affairs manager of ESB, spoke to Drivetime's Mary Wilson.

Duration: 00:03:38

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