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    Drivetime Friday 17 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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    New laws for inquiries, impeaching judges and the president unveiled.

    The legislation was published by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin who said the legislation is essential to conducting a parliamentary banking inquiry. He told Mary Wilson what the bill is designed to achieve.
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    Regional Papers

    This week's round-up of the regional papers with John O'Connor of The Munster Express
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    Oireachtas hearings on draft abortion law

    Philip Boucher Hayes reports on the Obstetricians reaction to governments draft abortion legislation.
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    We cast a legal eye over the draft legislation for Oireachtas inquires

    Constitutional barrister Paul Anthony McDermott
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    Radio column from Yvonne Nolan

    Yvonne Nolan looks at what it means to be a hero in the Ireland of today.

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    The Fennelly Report

    Extensive analysis of the contents of the Fennelly Report - the questions that remain unanswered, the reputations that have suffered and the impact it will have.

    The Refugee Crisis

    On Thursday, after the photograph of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach caused an international outcry, we spoke to a number of reporters travelling on packed trains with refugees and also to Shams Shanin who had been speaking to Aylan's father.

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