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    Drivetime Tuesday 19 March 2013



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

    Cyprus in turmoil as bail out deal includes a levy on Cypriot bank deposits

    Joe Lynam, Business Correspondent with BBC's Newsnight is in Nicosia. More analysis from Raoul Ruparel Head of Economic Research at Open Europe.

    Cypriot Parliament has rejected taxing bank deposits as a condition of the country's bailout.

    We get reaction from opposition MP Nicos Nicolaides. Bernadette Sharolanbus, an Irish woman living in Cyprus describes the situation she finds herself in.

    A radio column from Olivia O'Leary

    In her column this week, Olivia O'Leary remembers days in the old school yard.

    President Michael D Higgins

    The President tells Mary about his meeting with the new pope at his inaugural mass in Rome.

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    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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