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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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    New Witness in Toscan Du Plantier case

    "The guards didn't seem to believe it was her I had seen" Philip Boucher Hayes tracked down and spoke to a witness who believes he has significant information on the Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder case.

    The Irishman who discovered Blur

    The band we know now as Blur was actually discovered by Irish music journalist, Leo Finlay. As the super group played Electric Picnic last weekend, Leo's son, Colm made this moving piece about what the band meant to his dad, who died at the age of 32.

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