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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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