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    Drivetime Tuesday 18 December 2012



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


    Ireland's 8th International Monetary Fund review

    Dr Stephen Kinsella Lecturer in Economics in the University of Limerick.


    Olivia O'Leary radio column

    In a seasonal column for Drivetime, Olivia remembers a man she looked up to


    SDLP leader on the ongoing flag protests and attacks

    SDLIP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell, MP for South Belfast, responds to the ongoing violence, following the Belfast City Council Union flag decision

    Olivia O'Leary


    Turkey and ham for Christmas dinner?

    Frances Shanahan reports that most people will have traditional turkey and ham for Christmas dinner - but fewer will eat a fruit cake


    Government decides to legislate for abortion

    The government has decided to legislate for abortion on the basis of the X Case decision. Drivetime's team outlines the decision.

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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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