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    Drivetime Friday 19 July 2013



    Philip Boucher Hayes presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day


    Russian Court Unexpectedly Releases Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny

    Navanly, who has been an outspoken critic of President Putin, and wants to run as a candidate for mayor of Moscow, was jailed for five years for embezzelment. Drivetime spoke to Moscow journalist Tim Wall.


    What Angling is Worth to the Economy.

    It's estimated that anglers are worth a cool three-quarters of a billion euro to the Irish economy... and an equally cool ten thousand jobs in mostly in rural areas. Brian Lally reports.


    Michael Kelly's Radio Column

    Throughout July, we're hearing from Michael Kelly, editor of the Irish Catholic. This week, Michael lets the sun go to his head...

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    New Witness in Toscan Du Plantier case

    "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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