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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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Baldoyle Racecourse Community Garden

Baldoyle Racecourse Community Garden organizer JENNIFER NOTHER joins Yvette Reid to talk about how the community garden was put together. Jennifer talks of the committee that guided the project, how the garden operates,  how the community organize to meet at particular times of the month to carry out specific tasks such as cutting grass, her hopes of the garden growing in the…

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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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Paradise Alley republished

Pat Meehan talks to JOE MOONEY, who comes on to NST to talk about how East Wall celebrates its history in Paradise. ‘Paradise Alley’ by John D Sheridan was first published by Talbot Press in 1945 and a new edition has been published by Seven Towers. The book is a history of a school and…

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Dublin Book Festival 2013: Celebrating Ireland’s Future Writers

JULIANNE MOONEY, Programme Director of this year’s Dublin Book Festival joins Eoin Drinan to share details of some of the events taking place. Julianne says the Festival launch will take place on Thursday evening with RTE’s Arena radio show broadcasting live from the event. On the Friday there will be readings from some of Ireland’s…

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National Soup Week 2013

Eoin Drynan speaks to GARETH CROWE from Gorta Ireland about the upcoming Soup Week in March 2013. They discuss the purpose of the campaign and mention how 5c for each cup of soup you drink at home (bought from Erin soup) goes towards the campaign. Every organisation (restaurants, canteens etc) involved will donate 1euro for…

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“Fresh Start” back to work training course in Coolock

John Healy speaks to DAVID BURKE of Fresh Start – a project aimed at helping people get back into the workplace through career preparation. They are based in the Northside Enterprise Centre in Coolock and it is a vocational training course funded by FÁS. They discuss what being on the course entails and how it…

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Cuts to the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP)

Addiction councillor DECLAN BYRNE from the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP) comes to studio to talk to Pat Meehan about the community employment cuts to the programme. Declan gives a short history of the project, explaining how the project rose out of the heroine epidemic in the 1980’s. Local people joined forces with the Health Board…

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Learning about the Asylum seeking process for children in Ireland

CAROLINE REID, Communications officer with the Irish Refugee Council, speaks to Sabrina Ryan about a new multimedia guide released by the organisation. Caroline explains how the guide came about and the process by which it was created in collaboration with children who were going through the asylum process at the time. Caroline explains how people…

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Ireland’s Oldest And Best Amateur Panto

RICHIE SMITH of the Baldoyle Musical Society talks to Conor Doyle about this year’s production of the panto Robin Hood. The BMS was founded in 1973 and its panto is dearly loved by the thousands of youngsters who visit each year. Kids love live entertainment, says RICHIE. It’s the excitement of the interaction between players…

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“The Importance of Being Earnest” As Contemporary Opera

FERGUS SHIEL, founder and artistic director of Wide Open Opera, joins Eoin Drinan to discuss their upcoming opera style production of “The Importance of being Ernest”. The Crash Ensemble are providing the music for this production. With a running time of 90 minutes, the play is quick, witty and very well paced. Director Ger Barry…

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Culture Shots Introduces New Course Options

Near Media Co-op Intercultural Coordinator Grace Wilentz talks to NOEL MC GUINNESS about the next Intercultural Course and the upcoming programme on Libya. Grace is very excited about the range of options on offer now for those with an interest in finding out more about the ways people from other cultures see the world, think…

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