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    Drivetime Friday 31 July 2015

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

    Here Comes The Weekend

    MUSIC

    Indiependence Music & Arts Festival

    Castlepalooza Music & Arts Festival

    Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival

    Cahersiveen Festival of Music and Arts

     

    ARTS / STREET FESTIVALS

    **TOP PICK** - Spraoi International Festival of Street Arts

    The Spraoi International Street Festival once again takes over the centre of Waterford City for the August Bank Holiday Weekend. With over 200 FREE events featuring performers from 10 different countries, it's sure to be a great weekend!

    The highlight of the festival will be the parade on Sunday night, where 200 costumed performers and an array of specially constructed floats weave their way through the City down to the banks of the River Suir. To finish the night a fireworks display will be launched over the Quays.

    Boyle Arts Festival 2015

    Skibberneen Arts Festival

    Bray Summerfest 2015

    47th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival

     

    FOOD / DRINK

    **TOP PICK** - Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Fest

    The Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Fest combines not one, not two but THREE festivals this weekend, in Co. Wexford – Those are the The Enniscorthy Rock ‘n’ Roll Town Festival, The Enniscorthy Food Festival and The Vinegar Hill Live Battle Re-Enactments.

    It is described as a family fun weekend with plenty of Free Entertainment for all ages:

    • Live Rock “n” Roll Music
    • Dancing
    • Food, Craft & Beer Markets
    • Children’s Entertainers
    • Weekend Gig Trail
    • Free Outdoor screening of ‘Grease’
    • Vintage Car Show – and lots and lots more!

    Fiestaval - Temple Bar Food Festival

    Feile na Mara / Achill Island Festival of the Sea

     

    FILM / CINEMA

    **TOP PICK** - Outdoor Cinema: ‘Love On The Lawn’, Co. Meath

    'A date night with difference' - If you love movies but you're a bit bored of the cinema.. get yourself along to the ground of Tattersalls House in Co. Meath, and watch a romantic movie outdoors under the stars!

    'Love on the Lawn' takes place on Saturday night at 9pm... where they will be showing the classic rom com When Harry Met Sally. There'll also be foodstalls serving burgers and drinks and couples can snuggle up and enjoy the movie.

    Tickets are available from: http://tattersallscountryhouse.ie/movies

     

    **NEW RELEASE** - Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation

     

    RACING FESTIVAL

    The Galway Races

     

    OUTDOOR

    Outdoor Yoga at Phoenix Park / Stephen’s Green

    Carlow Garden Festival

    Kilcommon Festival 10-5km Run & Fun Walk

    Raw 100 (Race Around Wicklow)

     

    THEATRE / THE ARTS

    Enniskillen Happy Days Festival of Beckett  

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    Sentencing of Three Anglo Officials

    Three former Anglo officials were sentenced today. Orla O'Donnell was there for the verdicts and we hear also about the background to each of the three individuals, with further reaction from John Devitt of Transparency Ireland
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    Victim Support at Court

    Today is the last day of the law term before the summer break. But when they're sitting, courts are often very busy and very intimidating places, especially for victims of crime and their families. Brian Lally reports on the work being done by Victim Support at Court, a group of volunteers who help families through the process.
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    Guilty but Insane

    Thirty six year old Saverio Ballente, the Sicilian man who killed Thomas O'Gorman was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity today. Paul Reynolds reports on what went on in court - and we hear also from Criminal Defense solicitor, Dara Robinson who explains how our legal system deals with those found guilty but insane.
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    On This Day - Francis Ledwidge

    Myles Dungan recalls the life and political leanings of the war poet who fought for the British Army but wrote poetry for the 1916 rebels...
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    Donald Trump

    Next week, the inaugural TV debate in the Republican presidential nomination race will take place. Sixteen candidates are currently fighting in the polls to be included in the broadcast. We spoke to Chris Nixon Cox, the grandson of the late President Richard Nixon about why Donald Trump is on the march...

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