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    Drivetime Tuesday 11 December 2012



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

    Supreme Court Judgement on the McCrystal Case

    James McDermott, School of Law, UCD and Dr Theresa Reidy, UCC discuss the unanimous decision which found the government acted wrongfully in spending 1.1 million euro in public money on its own information campaign for the Children's Referendum.

    High Court Case on the Right to Assisted Suicide

    RTE's Vivienne Traynor reports on the High Court case being taken by Marie Fleming, the 58 year old Wicklow woman who is seeking the right to an assisted suicide. This afternoon the court heard from an expert witness in medical ethics, Professor Margaret Battin from the University of Utah.

    Olivia O'Leary

    In her weekly political column, Olivia O'Leary asks if it's time to take the Alliance party out of the 'so what' pile ?

    Attack on PSNI officer treated as attempted murder

    As the riots and protests on flying the Union flag continue, security journalist Alan Murray tells us more

    Upto 5% decline in childhood obesity in parts of USA

    For the first time in 30 years, a decline has been noted in childhood obesity. Dr James Marks whose team was over this research explains why

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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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