The government has decided that we are to go it alone when we exit the bailout programme next month - We will not seek the comfort blanket of an emergency fund safety net. Fergal Keane has the chronicle of what happened throughout the morning.
This week there were more headlines about the impact on people of health insurance price hikes and the loss of medical cards. Drivetime's health policy analyst Sara Burke was in studio to discuss both these issues.
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