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    Drivetime Thursday 8 November 2012



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


    Irish people spend the most in Europe at Christmas

    Booze, fine dining, and presents are no go areas for savings at Christmas time in Ireland


    Pensions and Allowances in the HSE - Sara Burke

    Sara Burke reports on the cost of pensions in the health services and a discussion of allowances at the Public Accounts Committee.

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    Mairia Cahill - Exclusive Interview

    Labour's nominee for the Seanad, Mairia Cahill broke her silence on Thursday and spoke to Drivetime's Philip Boucher Hayes about her links with the dissident group, Republican Network for Unity.

    Built during the Boom Series

    Drivetime's Barry Lenihan took a tour of the country to look at the legacy left by the construction boom - the ghost estates, abandoned hotels and a huge shopping centre in Kilkenny that never opened.

    CNN's Samantha Barry

    One of the speakers at this week's Web Summit was Samantha Barry - CNN's head of social media who is originally from Cork. She spoke to Mary about who uses social media well, in this country and in the U.S. and how tweeting has changed everything.

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    Presenter: Mary Wilson

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