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    Drivetime Wednesday 1 May 2013

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

    Workers in Bangladesh protest over conditions as the Clean Clothes Campiagn briefs the Oireachtas. Della Kilroy reports.
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    Abortion : Heads of the bill explained.

    RTÉ's Health correspondent Fergal Bowers
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    Will the proposed legislation give clarity to the medical profession?

    Barrister and medical doctor Simon Mills.
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    Minister of State at the Dept. of Health Kathleen Lynch

    Minister Lynch was involved in drawing up the draft legislation
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    What's next for the draft legislation and what is the political reaction?

    Drivetime's Fergal Keane
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    Reaction from 1 of only 3 perinatal psychiatrists in Ireland about the proposed abortion legislation.

    Dr Joanne Fenton, consultant perinatal psychiatrist at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.
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    Barrister Maria Steen of the Iona Institute.

    Barrister Maria Steen of the Iona Institute.
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    Marches to mark May Day across Europe as unemployment reaches record highs.

    We focus on 2 bail out countries - Greece and Portugal. Helena Smith, Athens correspondent for the Guardian newspaper and Peter Wise The Financial Times correspondent in Lisbon.
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    Jobs for 3 in every 5 Job Bridge Interns

    Philip Boucher-Hayes analyses if the government is entitled to claim a victory for its scheme.

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