Featured

Launch of Irish Feminists Judgement Project

Mark Finnegan talks to Dr AOIFE O’DONOGHUE , Snr Lecturer at Durham Law School. Aoife is Co- Director of The Northern/Irish Feminists Judgement Project, and chats about the idea behind the project and its findings to date. The project aims to  bring a new critical methodology to bear on Irish and Northern Irish legal studies…

Read More
Featured

Hundreds Facing Eviction in Tyrellstown

Cllr PAUL DONNELLY from Sinn Féin talks to Noel McGuinness about the facing of the eviction in Tyrellstown. More than 100 families in Cruise Park Drive face losing their homes as the fund that owns the properties seeks to sell 103 houses in the area over four years. It is understood 40 households in the estate have…

Read More
Featured

What is Finglas Heritage Trail?

JACKIE O’REILLY joins Pat Meehan to discuss the launch of the Finglas Heritage Trail, a trail of fourteen heritage sites. The trail was officially launched by councillor Naoise O’Muiri along with Dublin City Council. They move on to discuss the book “The Peoples Portrait” of Finglas. Jackie carries on to explain the tour itself and how one…

Read More
Featured

The reality of Horses in Darndale in 2013

NICKO MURPHY of the Darndale Comunity Pride project joins Yvette Reid to discuss the issue of loose horses in the area which at the time of the interview is a large problem. They discuss the lack of a tagging system in identifying the owner and how 78 horses were reported in the course of five…

Read More

Social Justice Media conference

PETER CUNNINGHAM, Near Co-op treasurer rounds up the planned events for the Social Justice media seminar, the day before the event occured. He outlines the various speakers lined up, tells us how Minister Pat Rabbitte will deliver the opening speech. Amongst other speakers involved on the day will be Peter McVerry, Gavin Titley and Nessa…

Read More

Near FM’s culture night broadcast 2013

PAUL LOUGHRAN of NEAR FM joins Noel McGuinness to outline NEAR FM’s involvement with Culture night 2013 and the events that they will be facilitating on the night. Paul tells that the station will be broadcasting live from the Hugh Lane Gallery and will be broadcast live across a number of Dublin Community stations. Paul…

Read More

Extreme Wave Events In Ireland

PROFESSOR FREDERIC DIAZ from the School of Mathematics in Trinity College, Dublin speaks to Eoin Drinan about a scientific paper that they have recently published. Frederic talks about the occurrence of extreme wave events in Ireland they the report recorded as part of a study, the wave buoys assigned to the west coast of Ireland to gather…

Read More

Dead Interesting: Stories from the Graveyards of Dublin

Local historian SHANE MAC TOMAS, talks about his new book, ‘Dead Interesting: Stories from the Graveyards of Dublin’. A collection of 50 stories about people who are buried in graveyards around Dublin. Shane recalls the story of Richard Simpson, who ended up in Dublin from Belfast. Richard was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force. He died unexpectedly…

Read More

MultiCultural Week

Mark speaks to MEG OFFIAH, English & History teacher & organiser of the MultiCultural Week at Mercy College, Beaumont. Mark also speaks to Mercy College students, AMY BYRNE, PAULINA PERELIGIRIA, TUBA KHAN, AISHWARYA CHRISTOPHER and YURIKA OLANO. They talk about the background of the event coming back to 2005, the diversity of the school, why it’s…

Read More

Flight Training Exhibition 2013: A Preview

IAN SEAGER joins Noel McGuinness to discuss the Flight Training Exhibition at the National Convention Centre. Ian talks about the purpose of the exhibition, how there’s no particular age group that would have to apply, how there is likely to be a shortage of airline pilots over the next few decades and how the technology…

Read More

Tradfest 2013 preview

PAUL LOUGHRAN speaks to Noel McGuinness about the upcoming broadcast live from Tradfest 2013. We hear how it will be broadcast across a number of Community stations in the Dublin region. We hear some of the planned performers on the day and what will be heard on the day…

Read More

Religion in schools creating faith formation

Ronnie O’Brien speaks to MICHAEL MORIARTY, the General secretary of the Irish Vocational Education Authority. They discuss an article which reports that 67% of parents want religious instruction for their children during the school day. Michael spoke of the pilot programme being run by the organisation, which involves faith formation…

Read More

Upcoming Events in the City with Barbara Jennings

John Healy speaks with BARBARA JENNINGS about whats going on around Dublin city. She speaks about The trad sessions taking place in Temple Bar,front row sessions, also about Bewley’s cafe theatre  & Airfield Dundrum working farm which has vintage cars, food markets & woodlawn walks…

Read More

Ireland’s Drinking Culture: Addiction or Genetics?

Doctor GARRETT MCGOVERN, a specialist in substance abuse, joins Sabrina Ryan to discuss the link between substance addiction and genetics. Dr McGovern believes there is a possible link between nature and nurture, suggesting that a family environment where drinking heavily is prevalent can have a knock-on effect on the next generation of the household. Dr…

Read More

To Children With Love’s Challenger Programme Of Education

Noel speaks to DEBBIE DEEGAN from To Children With Love about the Challenger Programme of Education for children from disadvantaged areas. She talks about the background of To Children With Love in Russia, the idea behind the programme, what they have learned about the disadvantaged areas around Dublin, the keys to giving children their own…

Read More

Dublin City Council’s Children’s Art in Libraries

Noel speaks to IRMA GORTHUIS, coordinator for the Dublin City Council’s Children’s Art in Libraries. She talks about the details of the exhibition called Lugo, the age range of the children involved in the exhibition, how the exhibition is encouraging the children to use their imagination and the different types of art that the children will be…

Read More

“City Of Faith”, children’s novel

Sabrina Ryan interviews NICOLA PIERCE  a writer that presents her second children’s novel called “City of Faith” set in the battle of Stalingrad, which was one of the key battles in World War II. She talks about the challenge of adapting these events to a simple language for kids, and about her feelings on the…

Read More