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    Drivetime Tuesday 26 February 2013



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

    Pope Benedict post the Papacy

    BBC's Rome Correspondent David Willey.

    End to the blanket bank guarantee

    Michael Noonan announces the state will no longer guarantee deposits above €100,000 from the end of March

    Selling off the family silver

    Eoin Reeves of UL on the sale of elements of Coillte and other state assets

    Olivia O'Leary column

    In her political column this week, Olivia looks at fear and loathing in 1950s Ireland

    Could the next farming leader be a woman?

    Frances Shanahan reports on growing support for Mairead Lavery to run for president of the IFA

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