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    Drivetime Thursday 2 May 2013



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

    President Higgins anti-austerity stance

    Philip Boucher-Hayes examines whether the President's interview with the Financial Times craetes problems for the government.

    Drivetime hits the Beach

    Brian Lally reports on some good and bad beached according to the latest EPA Water Quality report

    April Jones

    The jury in the trial of the man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones in Wales today visited his home... Mark Bridger denies abducting and murdering April, who disappeared near her home in Machynlleth on October 1st, last year. We talk to John Brain, BBC reporter in Wales.

    ECB lowers its main interest rate to historic low

    Cliff Taylor Editor of the Sunday Business Post

    Justice Minister says community service option under utilised by Judges.

    Dearbhail McDonald Legal Affairs Editor of the Irish Independent.

    Drivetime's Health Policy analyst Sara Burke.

    Despite claims from Health Minister James Reilly that the public health system is successfully doing more with less, recent documents seen by Drivetime's Health Policy analyst Sara Burke reveal the true impact of austerity on health services.

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    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.

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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.

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    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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