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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Winner of the young Scientist Award 2014

Noel McGuinness interviews PAUL CLARKE, student of St. Paul’s College and winner of the Young Scientist Award. He talks of his way to his success and how he come to do what he is doing now. He’ll be going to Silicon Valley as part of the prize to discover the work they do there…

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Hip Hop mentoring scheme at Axis, Ballymun

Noel McGuinness speaks to LETHAL DIALECT (Paulie Allright) about the rap scene in Ireland at the time. They begin by talking about the state of the Irish scene in 2013 and then speak a little about Lethal Dialects work and background. They move on to speaking about the Hip Hop mentoring scheme and teaching people…

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WORLD RADIO DAY: Nearfm and Community radio history.

JACK BYRNE speaks to John Healy on World Radio day about the history of the set up of NEARFM in Coolock. They speak of the creation of the CRAOL network. They discuss funding for Community Radio in 2013 and also the details of  a conference on Social Justice Media being organised to celebrate the 30th…

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2nd Annual Street Stories History Festival

Pat speaks to MARY MULDOWNEY about the 2nd annual Street Stories History Festival taking place in Stoneybatter and Smithfield. She talks about the 1916 theme of the festival, how Joe Duffy has helped with the festival, the content of some of the articles they plan to publish during the festival, the organisation of the festival…

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Dublin Seven

Pat speaks with FRANKIE GAFFNEY, author of “Dublin Seven” He talks about the theme of the book, the process of publishing the book, the plot of the book, the possibilities of a sequel and what brought him to start writing. He also talks about his upbringing and the difficulty of authors getting their first works…

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TASC discuss adjustments in tax announced in Budget 2012

Ronnie O’Brien speaks to NAT O’CONNOR, Director of TASC  (Think Tank for Action on Social Change) and they begin by discussing recent taxes brought in by the government, soon after the release of the yearly financial budget for 2012. They look at the pros and cons of these taxes (property tax etc.) and the difference…

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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…

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Public meetings about Sewage plants proposal in Clonshaugh

Sabrina Ryan interviews JOE JONES from Reclaim Fingal Alliance, about the proposal to build huge sewage plants in Clonshaugh, which would affect directly their family business, which happened many of his neighbors; he explains the huge mobilization happening all around the area and how they all are gathering in public meetings…

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Talk of Closures of Post office’s in Ireland

Noel Mc Guinness speaks to DERMOT HIGGINS who is a Postmaster in Ballymun & he is also the Dublin Spokesperson for the Irish Postmasters union. DERMOT talks about the threat of a lot of post offices closing & why the government want the country to go cashless. He talks about how important the post office…

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Open House Festival Dublin 2013: Get To Know Your City

Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) NATHALIE WEADICK speaks to to Eoin Drinan about Open House Dublin, a free event where people can visit historic and interesting buildings that are not usually open to the public. Nathalie says the purpose of the IAF project is to interest more people in the architecture of their…

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Irish Girl Guides book launch

Pat Meehan speaks to CATHERINE O’CONNOR, the support officer from the Irish Girl Guides about a new book that they have launched. The book is about disseminating the Millennium Development Goals to young people by making them young person friendly. Catherine also discusses the background of the Irish Girl Guides and what they do, including giving…

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Award winning play “Pondling” at Axis Ballymun

Noel McGuinness interviews GENEVIEVE HULME-BEAMAN, writer and solo perfomer of the play “Pondling”. She explains how she developed the idea for the play and feels encouraged to keep writing appart from har acting career. After succesfully acting in Galway she presents the play at Axis Ballymun. She considers it to be a family piece, with both…

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