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    Drivetime Monday 11 August 2014



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

    The plight of the Yizidi people

    Richard Spencer is in Western Kurdistan

    Haider al-Abadi becomes Iraq's PM designate

    Fawaz Gerges is a Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics

    As Gaza truce holds, what is the humanitarian situation?

    Oxfam's Alun McDonald spoke to us from Jerusalem about the scale of destruction in Gaza and the everyday difficulties people are facing.

    Irish Water - operating costs & political costs

    Philip Boucher Hayes looks at reports of Irish Water's operating costs, and Brian Dowling examines the political implications as metering is set to begin in October.

    Mandatory counselling for divorcing couples considered.

    The Irish Independent reported that the reforms for Ireland's divorce and separation system were the brainchild of former Justice Minister Alan Shatter but are now being considered by his successor, Frances Fitzgerald. Della Killroy reports.

    Talking Money

    Jill and Karl discuss the benefits of car clubs

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    Mairia Cahill - Exclusive Interview

    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.

    Built during the Boom Series

    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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