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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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Donal Daly of the Environmental Protection Agency

DONAL DALY of the EPA chats with John Healy about the exhibition, ‘Watertight: The Future of Irish Water’ which is taking place in The Science Gallery in Dublin. Donal outlines what the EPA do and what the purpose of the event is.  He then goes on to talk about the panel involved and about also how…

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The Everyday Drama of a Kidney Transplant Patient’s Life

LISA HOWARD, who underwent a successful kidney transplant procedure in Beaumont Hospital last year talks to Heidi Bedell about the day-to-day tension of spending almost four years in dialysis and then going for an emergency operation that could be called off at any time until the stitches are put in. Heidi also peaks to LISA about…

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Raising Funds For Autism Service Dog Training

CHANTAL McQUIRK talks to John Healy about raising funds for an Autism Service dog for two of her children. Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland is a national charity providing highly trained assistance dogs for children with autism and their families. Their dogs are specially trained to provide safety, independence and companionship to children who would otherwise…

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Safer Blanchardstown Spring Break Festival 2013

PHILLIP JENNINGS joins Yvette Reid to discuss the music festival and who will be a part of it. It’s an over 13’s event and was launched as an alternative music experience, being Alcohol and Drug free. Phillip speaks about running a number of events for the community and highlighting community safety through the year. Bands…

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Exploring the Graphic Studio Art Gallery

Barbara Jennings joins PAULA KENNEDY at the Graphic Studio Gallery to discuss the upcoming exhibition featuring the work of Jean Barton. Other artists exhibiting include Margaret Becker and Bernadette Madden. All pieces displayed will be on sale for the Christmas period. The gallery is located to the rear of Bloom’s Hotel in Temple Bar. www.graphicstudiodublin.com…

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Campaign from the Bike Theft Working Group

Noel speaks to Councillor CIARÁN CUFFE from the Green Party about cycling in Dublin and the campaign from the Bike Theft Working Group. He talks about the focus of the campaign to encourage bike safety, the increase of bike crime, what’s needed to prevent your bike from being stolen, where stolen bikes may end up, tips…

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The future of the 1916 Moore street buildings: 2013

Councillor Nial Ring speaks to Pat Meehan about the fate of the buildings on Moore street so closely associated with the 1916 rising, primarily as the location of the main rebel surrender. Controversy surrounds the plans of the government to demolish the buildings on the site to make way for a shopping centre. Nial outlines…

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Finding Thomas Kent

Conor speaks to SEAN SHERWIN who was a huge influence around the Thomas Kent funeral. He talks about how Kent was the one of the very few people executed outside of Dublin from the 1916 rising, his involvement in the rising with his brothers, how he was captured after the rising, how his mother kept…

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The Real Cost Of Education In Ireland

JUNE TINSLEY from Barnardos speaks to John Healy about the real cost of education in Ireland. June talks about the average costs for parents with children returning to school according to a survey, how the introduction of book rental schemes could cut these costs, the issue of school books becoming out of date due to revised editions…

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Poor Creche Care Concerns Working Parents

EMMA NOLAN, Organiser of the Maternity and Infant Awards joins Yvette Reid in studio to discuss recently released statistics that suggest some 80% of parents are concerned about the quality of care in creches. Emma says parents paying up to €1200 per month for creche care and many of them feel that too much time…

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Five Lamps Festival, North Strand Dublin 3

Pat Meehan speaks to ROISIN LONERGAN about the five lamps festival taking place in North Strand . The festival will start of in the Custom house with samba drummers, fire dancers, music & John Connor from Love/Hate will launch the festival. Also Peter Sheridan will talk about his one man show…

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The YAP Programme: Mentoring for Youths

JOHNNY MEEHA and JENNY NULTY speak to John Healy about the YAP programme, a young programme in Dublin. They talk about the amount of families that the YAP programme works, their work with youths who suffer from mental health, the issue of cyber bullying and how it can be addressed, the positive reports that have…

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