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    Drivetime Friday 1 February 2013



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

    Government says yes to Kalydeco

    In a surprise move, the government has approved the expensive CF drug Kalydeco. Mary gets the reaction of Minister James Reilly, Philip Watt of CFI, and Katie Murphy, who has cystic fibrosis

    Regional Newspapers

    Dave O'Connell takes a look through the week's local and regional newspapers

    Polish meat tests reveal no horse DNA

    Damien O'Reilly speaks to Jaroslaw Naze, deputy head of the polish General Veterinary Inspectorate based in Warsaw - he tells Drivetime that the tests conducted at Polish meat plants show no horse DNA

    Paddy Duffy radio column

    In his Drivetime column this week, Paddy sees some links between Berlusconi, Healy-Rae and Cameron

    Where next for B&Q?

    Examinership expert Neil Hughes on the problems at B&Q in Ireland - and the examionership process

    What is Life?

    Pauric Dempsey marks the 70th anniversary of Schrodinger's famoous What Is Life lecture at Trinity College

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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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