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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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    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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