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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


Leaders' Questions

10/17/2017
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No surprise that Storm Ophelia and the national response to the red alert for hot topics for political leaders in the Dail today with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar agreeing to a full evaluation of the national response. Fergal Keane has been watching Leaders' Questions and had this report.

Duration: 00:08:13


Tracker Mortgage Scandal

10/17/2017
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Earlier today, the Central Bank issued an update on its examination of the tracker mortgage scandal, where lower tracker mortgage rates were wrongly withheld from customers of several major banks. Jack Horgan-Jones, Chief Reporter for the Sunday Business Post has been looking at the new update for Drivetime.

Duration: 00:06:10


The EU and the Regions

10/13/2017
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This week over 5,000 represerntatives from local governments and NGOs visited Brussels for the EU's week of the regions. Suzanne Campbell had this report.

Duration: 00:07:36


Health

10/13/2017
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The cabinet was meeting in Cork today and top of their agenda, we're told, was the question of how to implement 'SláinteCare'. The Minister for Health, Simon Harris discussed this with Mary Wilson.

Duration: 00:11:59


Regional Newspapers

10/13/2017
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John O'Connor joined the programme from our Waterford studio to discuss what's making the news in the regional newspapers this week.

Duration: 00:03:34


Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

10/13/2017
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The Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis begins in Dublin this evening, just days after the party helped deliver the second Budget promised under its Confidence and Supply Agreement with the govt. Billy Kelleher TD, spoke to Drivetime and Fergal Keane cast his eye over the proceedings.

Duration: 00:10:39


Danny Keena

10/13/2017
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A young woman whose mother was murdered by her father is urging victims of domestic abuse to seek help. Jade Maguire, Brigid Maguire's 25 year old daughter, says her family will never forgive Danny Keena for what he has done. Our Legal Affairs Editor Orla O'Donell was in court.

Duration: 00:03:44


Housing and Building

10/12/2017
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Budget 2018 included a package of measures related to the property and construction sector. One of the few high-profile developers building and selling new homes rather than just the hotels and offices that are springing up in our major cities is Michael O'Flynn, and he spoke to the programme.

Duration: 00:14:14


Apple Athenry

10/12/2017
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Almost three years on, the Commercial Court today backed An Bord Pleanala's decision to grant permission for Apple to build an 850 million Euro data centre near Athenry, Co Galway. John Cooke was in Athenry for Drivetime.

Duration: 00:08:57


Cairo

10/12/2017
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The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have signed a deal in Cairo today that is being heralded internationally as a significant step forward for peace and the prospect of a better life, particularly for the people of Gaza. Ian Black is Senior Fellow at the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and he spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:07:23


Tiernan O'Mahony

10/12/2017
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A former official of Anglo Irish Bank has gone on trial, charged with conspiring to destroy, mutilate or falsify records of bank accounts connected to Anglo's former chief executive Sean FitzPatrick. Tiarnan O'Mahoney denies all charges against him. Our Legal Affairs Correspondent Orla O'Donnell was in court and she gave us this update.

Duration: 00:03:38


Abortion Committee

10/12/2017
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The work of Oireachtas Committee on abortion was called into question today by two of its members. The committee is tasked with drafting the wording of a constitutional referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Independent TD Mattie McGrath and Independent Senator Rónán Mullen have made a statement on their faith in the process.

Duration: 00:07:01


Budget 2018

10/11/2017
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What does Budget 2018 tell us about the direction the coalition government wants to take the economy and is it the right approach, considering the growing list of external threats? Minister-of-state for finance and public expenditure, Michael D'arcy and, Labour spokeswoman on finance, Joan Burton spoke to Drivetime.

Duration: 00:14:56


Social Justice Ireland

10/11/2017
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A "budget of low tax, low investment and low ambition" is the verdict of Social Justice Ireland which rejected the Finance Minister's claims that his plans for 2018 would promote a sustainable social and economic recovery. John Cooke heard from Social Justice Ireland at their Budget briefing this morning.

Duration: 00:07:09


Carmen Hall

10/11/2017
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local residents in the Liberties area of Dublin have won their legal challenge to the use of a former parish hall as a hostel for the homeless. Our Legal Affairs Correspondent Orla O'Donnell was in court and Pat Doyle, CEO for the Peter McVerry Trust spoke to the programme.

Duration: 00:09:05


Unaccompanied Learner Drivers

10/11/2017
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A Cork man whose wife and daughter were killed in a road crash has said he is bitterly disappointed that a new law concerning unaccompanied learner drivers have not yet come into force.Noel Clancy has been speaking to RTE's Paschal Sheehy

Duration: 00:03:47

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