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    Drivetime Wednesday 12 December 2012



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


    Medicines Sans Frontiers surgeon on his work in Syria

    In October retired surgeon Professor Paul McMaster travelled to the north of Syria with Medecins Sans Frontieres. Over a six week period, he performed over 100 operations on wounded Syrians from an inflatable tent within a cave in the mountains.


    Remembering Pat Finucane

    As the de Silva review is published, Della Kilroy looks back on the murder of Pat Finucane in 1989 and his family's struggle for justice


    Results of poll on school patronage

    Fr Michael Drumm of the Catholic Schools Partnerships responds to a Dept of Education survey of parents on primary school patronage


    Theresa Villiers responds to the de Silva review

    Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers gives the British Government's response to the de Silva review of the killing of Pat Finucane


    Sara Burke: Ombudsman v Dept of Health

    Sara Burke reports on a recent appearance by Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly before an Oireachtas committee, where she made trenchant criticisms of the Dept of Health

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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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