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    Drivetime Friday 21 December 2012



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


    Ash Cloud research from NUIG

    Scientists in NUIG get grant to study ways of predicting whether volcanic ash cloud will effect air travel. Drivetime spoke to Professor Colin O'Dowd from NUI Galway.


    Theft of metal from churches on the increase.

    The theft of metal and lead from churches accross the country has also been on the increase. We spoke to Paul Collins from Ecclesiastical Insurance, about the rate of theft of metal from churches

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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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