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    Drivetime Friday 22 February 2013



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

    Paddy Duffy column

    This week, columnist Paddy Duffy tries to explain certain distinctly Irish things to his new neighbours in Manchester

    Cecil Day Lewis - The man and poet.

    Pauric Dempsey of the Royal Irish Academy discusses Cecil Day Lewis whose Irishness was so important to him that he named his son Daniel after Daniel O'Connell, The Liberator.

    Regional Newspaper review

    John O'Connor takes a look through the week's local and regional newspapers

    The increasing number of reporters dying in war zones

    Today is the one year anniversary of the deaths of war correspondent Marie Colvin and photo-journalist Remi Ochlik. "A day without news" is the name of a campaign to raise awareness of the dangerous conditions that many reporters work under. Before we came on air, former news photographer Aidan Sullivan outlined the background to the campaign:

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    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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