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    Drivetime Thursday 1 November 2012

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    Mary Wilson presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day

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    The use and abuse of alcohol in Ireland

    A conference on the abuse of alcohol in Ireland saw 27 national charities, community and medical representative organisations back calls for minimum pricing... Organised by Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, we spoke with their Director, Fiona Ryan.

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    How Mitt Romney's wife Ann Romney campaigns.

    Fergal Keane spent an evening in the company of a group of Republican women, awaiting a visit from Ann Romney

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    Thousands of students wait for grants

    Cat O'Driscoll, is Vice President of Academic Affairs with the Union of Students of Ireland...and Jacinta Stewart is the Chief Executive of the City of Dublin VEC talk about the long delays for students getting their grants.

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    Human remains discovered in Catherine Gowing search in Wales

    Matthew Richards from BBC Wales has the latest on the discovery

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    The public accounts committee comb through Garda expenses seeking cuts

    Even a spokesperson from the Garda Representative Assocation says some should get the chop

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