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    Drivetime Friday 8 February 2013



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

    Demonstrations in Tunisia

    Wednesday's assassination of left wing politician Chokri Belaid has thrown the country into turmoil. Protesters are gathering in the streets as an increasingly shaky government struggles to maintain order. Journalist Mischa Benoit Lavelle reports from Tunis.

    Regional Newspaper Review

    Dave O'Connell's pick of the week's regional and local newspapers

    Paddy Duffy's radio column

    ...and this week, Paddy's feeling a little sorry for Strabane

    This Week in History

    Pauric Dempsey marks 30 years since the disappearance of Shergar

    Fracking in the USA Part 1

    In the first of two reports, Carole Coleman hears from both sides of the debate on shale drilling or fracking

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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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