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    Drivetime Friday 30 August 2013



    Audrey Carville presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day

    Seamus Heaney remembered

    Professor Anthony Roche from UCD assesses Seamus Heaney's influence on Ireland and Irish literature.

    Heaney - Prof Mary McAleese

    The former president pays tribute to the late poet

    Heaney - a range of tributes to the Nobel Laureate

    From Niall MacMonagle, Olivia O'Leary, Pat Moylan and Colin Davidson

    Referendum on Seanad abolition

    Barry Lenihan reports from the launch of the Democracy Matters campaign

    The Tourism Season - Part 2

    Frances Shanahan reports. Plus reaction from Tourism Minister Michael Ring.

    Britain may not be ready to take military action against Syria, but France is.

    RTE's Europe Editor Tony Connelly in Beirut

    American to release its intelligence on alleged chemical attacks in Syria

    Jeffrey Martini is a Middle East analyst at the RAND Corporation focusing on political reform in the Arab world.

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    "The guards didn't seem to believe it was her I had seen" Philip Boucher Hayes tracked down and spoke to a witness who believes he has significant information on the Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder case.

    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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