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Zimbabwe Mugabe Resigns

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Zimbabwe's 93 year old President Robert Mugabe has resigned this afternoon. The move came as a process to impeach him was about to begin. Thousands of people have poured onto the streets of Harare to celebrate his departure. Aisling Laing, Africa Correspondent with The Times of London discussed this from Harare.


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Kieran Creavan Leeds Court

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

An Irishman has appeared in court in Leeds charged with two offences in relation to attempting to engage in sexual activity with a 13 year old girl. 54-year old Kieran Creaven is a senior figure within RTE's sports department. To hear more about what happened in court, Kim Pilling, a reporter with the Press Association spoke to Drivetime.


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Precarious Work

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

On Drivetime in recent weeks, we've been taking a close look at precarious employment in its various forms - including so-called 'zero hours contracts' and 'if and when' contracts. Adrian Cummins, of the Restaurant Association; and by Gerry Light, of the Mandate Trade Union discussed this on the programme.


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Rugby World Cup Bid

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

There was further World Cup disappointment today when Ireland was beaten into third place in the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. France emerged as the surprise winners, edging out the recommended hosts, South Africa, is a vote in London. Fergal Keane has been getting reaction and he had this report.


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Zimbabwe

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe remains under house arrest, detained by the military. Tanks were stationed around key government buildings in the capital Harare and reports came through of explosions and gunfire. Late last night, the army took control of the state broadcaster.


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Tracker Mortgages

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Today, the Central Bank confirmed that it is preparing an enforcement investigation into state-owned AIB as it pursues the Irish banks for over-charging tracker mortgage customers -- a number of whom lost their homes as a result.Financial advisor and consumer rights campaigner Padraig Kissane spoke to Drivetime.


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Learner Drivers Amendment Bill

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

A proposal making it an offence for the owner of a vehicle to allow it to be driven by an unaccompanied learner driver is to come before the Dáil. Eight-year-old Zoe Scannell, was killed in a car crash in June 2014 when an unaccompanied learner driver lost control of the car he was driving. Her mother Alisha spoke to RTÉ's Sharon Tobin.


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Earthquake

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Overnight, an Earthquake near the Iran/Iraq border caused death and destruction in both countries. The quake, which registered 7.3 on the Richter scale struck at a quarter past 9 in the evening, local time. The Red Crescent is co-ordinating relief efforts, and their regional Head of Communications, Rana Cassou spoke to the programme.


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Freedom Of Dublin City

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Bob Geldof has handed back his Freedom of Dublin award in protest at the inclusion of Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi on the roll. The singer and activist said he did not want to be on a 'select roll of wonderful people with a killer,' following reports of ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslems in Burma. Fergal Keane had this report.


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Saudi Arabia

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The Five Star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh is, today, the world's most unlikely prison. It's prisoners include well-connected Saudi Princes and billionaires, who have been accused of corruption by the country's Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Christina Lamb, of the Sunday Times spoke to Drivetime.


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Brexit

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Overnight, a leaked EU Position paper, revealed a proposal that - post Brexit - Northern stay inside the Single Market and Customs Union, to avoid a hard border. That leak overshadowed today's negotiations in Brussels between the EU's Michel Barnier, and his UK counterpart, David Davis.


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FIne Gael National Conference

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The Fine Gael faithful are en route to Cavan this evening for the party's 2-day national conference. Taoiseach Leo Varadakar's leader's address will take place tonight after the traditional Saturday night slot was taken by the World Cup play-offs. Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe spoke to Drivetime.


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Ireland Vs Denmark

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The Danish Football Union warned today that Irish fans who have bought Danish tickets for Saturday's match in Copenhagen run a very real risk of being turned away from the stadium. Tom Carstensen is a Danish journalist and author of a book on Danish football hooliganism and he spoke to Drivetime this evening.


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Foster Care

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

A report into the provision of Foster Care Services in Ireland, published today, shows a care system that is overstretched, lacking in cohesion and in dire need of investment. Dr Valerie O'Brien of the school of Social Work in UCD and a member of "Social Workers in Foster Care" spoke to Drivetime.


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Teaching Council

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

It's day one of the first ever fitness to practice hearing into the alleged bad conduct of a national school teacher. It has been heard today is that this teacher allegedly used sellotape to stop five girls in her classroom from chatting. Our Education Correspondent, Emma O'Kelly spoke to the programme.


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Private Rental Standards

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Dangerous and substandard conditions, overcrowding, breaches of fire safety..."like living in a submarine". These were the conditions exposed in 'Nightmare to Let' - an RTE investigation which aired last night. Sinn Fein Councillor Daithi Doolan and Fergal Scully from the Dublin Tenant's Association spoke to the programme.


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White Collar Crime

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

A set of measures to tackle white collar crime have been put forward by the government in the wake of the collapse of recent fraud trials. A new agency to replace the Office of Corporate Enforcement and new offences of corruption are to be introduced. Fergal Keane had these details and Richard Curran also spoke to the programme.


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