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    Drivetime Thursday 20 December 2012



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


    Column by Alison O'Connor

    In a seasonal column for Drivetime, Alison O'Connor spies some reasons to be cheerful.


    A look back at the Eurozone in 2012

    Cliff Taylor Editor with the Sunday Business Post. Brenda Kelly markets strategist with IT and Quentin Peel, Chief correspondent in Germany with the Financial Times.


    Unions ask graduate nurses to boycott new employment scheme

    Liam Doran of the INMO explains why


    Church of Ireland, Archbishop of Dublin Dr Michael Jackson responds to abortion issue

    Welcoming legislation, the Archbishop says he hopes that it will only be allowed where there is a 'real and substantial risk to life'

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