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    Drivetime Wednesday 19 December 2012



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


    Verdicts of accidental death quashed for 96 Hillsborough victims

    A fresh inquest has been ordered and a new inquiry announced - which is a major step forward for the families of the deceased


    Theo Dorgan's radio column

    In a seasonal column for Drivetime, poet and broadcaster Theo Dorgan waits for Herod.


    Peering over the fiscal cliff

    Carole Coleman reports on the fiscal cliff and what ordinary Americans know about looming tax rises and spending cuts


    Another difficult day at the Beeb

    Steve Hewlett reports on two reports critical of the BBC2 Newsnight programme

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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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