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    Drivetime Tuesday 4 December 2012



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


    Law students take legal action in Ireland over Facebook privacy issues

    Legal action is being taken against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, over their audit of how Facebook deals with private data. We spoke to Max Schrems of Austrian group, "Europe vs Facebook", and to the Data Protection Commissione, Billy Hawks.


    The Gathering - what is the reaction in the U.S.?

    Niall O'Dowd, founder of is in New York to give the view there of The Gathering, events for which were launched today.


    Olivia O'Leary's political column

    In her political column, Olivia O'Leary wonders what it's like to be a labour back bencher tonight.


    NATO, Obama, and France warn Syrian President not to use chemical weapons

    As fighting between rebel forces and al-Assad's army intensifies, Syria is warned about the international response to such a move

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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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