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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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St Vincent de Paul Shops at Christmas

Vincent’s shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community. The shops are managed by a small number of professionals; assisted…

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History of Moore Street

Pat Meehan talks to BARRY KENNERK about his new book, which is on the history of Moore Street entitled ‘Moore Street: The Story of Dublin’s Market District’. The book charts the history of Moore Street and the open fruit, vegetable and fish markets that made Moore Street famous. Pat and Barry also discuss the present day…

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A German Perspective on Irish Cycling Culture

JOACHIM HOCHSTEIN, Cycling Policy Adviser for the city of Frankfurt in Germany, speaks to Eoin Drinan about the difference in the ways cycling policies are implemented in Germany and Ireland. Joachim’s initial impressions of the health of cycling infrastructure in Dublin city are positive. He sees many cyclists on the streets regardless of the weather…

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The Russians Are Coming To Dublin

VERA SMITH, organiser of the third annual Russian Cultural Festival talks to Noel McGuinness about the differences and similarities between Ireland and Russia. The Russian Cultural Festival introduces Irish visitors to a wide range of Russian cultural activities and artifacts, from food to dancing. Vera tells Noel a few things about Russia that he didn’t…

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The Post Budget Political Landscape: Autumn 2013

Dáil correspondent BRIAN MOSS joins Sabrina Ryan to discuss the recent budget. Brian highlights the “Medical card” fiasco and the mobilisation of the over 70s to protest the decision. The knock on effects of medical card overuse on the health system are debated. Brian talks about Gerry Adams and allegations that his brother is involved…

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Port Authority Opens At The Viking Theatre

Actor DICK TOBIN chats to Conor Doyle about his part in the new play ‘Port Authority’ by playwright CONOR McPHERSON that is opening at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf. In Port Authority we meet Kevin, Dermot and Joe, three generations of Irishmen. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Dublin, each mans story is a beautifully…

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Darndale Arts Fest Has Something For Everyone

Noel McGuinness is joined in studio by DARINA SHOULDICE. Darina is a member of the organising Committee for Darndale Arts Fest running from June 15th to 19th. Darina highlights a number of exciting and interesting events that will take place during the course of this year’s festival…

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Mo Kelly Exhibition at Ice Bar – 2012

AOIFA NIC CANNA has been a leading force in the Irish dance music scene since its initial emergence in the early 1990s and she continues to open up new paths for the scene with a range of club nights and DJ projects. Here, in a recording from 2012, Aoifa talks to DJ/artist MO KELLY. Mo…

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A Visit To Bloom 2015 Blows The Cobwebs Away

PAT MEEHAN takes a trip round the Bloom 2015 Festival site interviewing exhibitors and visitors. Bloom in the Park is not only one of Ireland’s biggest annual tourist attractions, it is also one of the leading horticulture and food festivals which takes place each year over the June Bank Holiday. Bloom, which is organised by…

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Innovative parking options in Dublin City

Sabrina Ryan interviews GER LEDDIN about innovative parking options available in Dublin City. A system called Smart Parking has been tested in San Francisco, Birmingham and London, and this system gives you information about the  availability of parking spots, so there is no need searching for a free parking slot anymore…

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Missing Teddy Bear Reunited With Its Owner

Conor speaks to AUSTIN MAGUIRE from Enjoy Malahide about a missing teddy bear that was reunited with its owner. He talks about the story about the missing teddy bear, how he discovered the teddy bear, how he used Facebook to find its owner, the pride he felt when returning the teddy bear to its owner and…

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Citizens Information Centre updates

CHRISTINA SANTA MARIA from the Citizens Information Centre joins John Healy to discuss updates in the services for 2013. They begin by discussing changes to the one parent family payment. She shares the detail of the Social Welfare scheme. They move on to speak about changes to the Jobseekers Benefit in 2013. They also speak…

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NEAR Media Co-op Round Up December 2013

DAVE O CONNOR, secretary of the NEAR Media Co-op, gives Noel McGuinness a round up of events at the co-op in the previous months. Dave says it has been a tough year financially for the sector but that thankfully NEAR has been able to keep going. Dave tells of the Sound and Vision fund, to…

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Arson incident at Stardust Memorial park

Pat Meehan joins local councillor LARRY O’TOOLE who speaks of outrage at an Arson attack at the Coolock memorial space for the Stardust Tragedy which took place in the local area in 1981. They discuss other anti-social behaviour in the park surrounding the memorial and go on to discuss possible ways to dissuade this behaviour…

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