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    Drivetime Wednesday 24 April 2013



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

    Psychiatrists react to proposed abortion legislation

    Details are still scant on the proposed Protection of Maternal Life Bill however today it emerged that up to twelve people might be involved in an assessment of a pregant woman with suicidal ideation. We talk to Professor Veronica O'Keane, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity Collge and consultant psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital.

    Bangladesh building collapse

    The death toll from the collapse of an eight-storey building on the outskirts of the capital of Bangladesh is now close to one hundred with over seven hundred injured. We speak to Morshed Ali Khan, Special Correspondent with the Daily Star in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Diocesan Audits

    Ian Eliot of the National Board for Safeguarding Children on the latest reviews of 6 dioceses and one religious order

    Bank of Ireland AGM

    Brian Lally meets angry shareholders, while Gregory Conor assesses the bank's health.

    Fodder Crisis

    Philip Boucher-Hayes reports on the devastating impact of the current fodder shortages on Irish farmers and suppliers.

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    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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