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    Drivetime Friday 30 August 2013

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

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

    The former president pays tribute to the late poet
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    Heaney - a range of tributes to the Nobel Laureate

    From Niall MacMonagle, Olivia O'Leary, Pat Moylan and Colin Davidson
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    Referendum on Seanad abolition

    Barry Lenihan reports from the launch of the Democracy Matters campaign
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    The Tourism Season - Part 2

    Frances Shanahan reports. Plus reaction from Tourism Minister Michael Ring.
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    Britain may not be ready to take military action against Syria, but France is.

    RTE's Europe Editor Tony Connelly in Beirut
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    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 Fennelly Report

    Extensive analysis of the contents of the Fennelly Report - the questions that remain unanswered, the reputations that have suffered and the impact it will have.

    The Refugee Crisis

    On Thursday, after the photograph of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach caused an international outcry, we spoke to a number of reporters travelling on packed trains with refugees and also to Shams Shanin who had been speaking to Aylan's father.

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