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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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Minister for Communications on Lima Climate Conference

Jack Byrne interviews ALEX WHITE, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. Alex White, is a Labour TD for Dublin South, and a Senior Counsel. He attended the Conference on Climate Change in Lima, Peru. The Lima conference was designed to set the agenda for the Paris Conference on Climate Change scheduled for December 2015. It was…

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Two meerkats born at Dublin Zoo in 2012

EDDIE O’BRIEN from Dublin Zoo joins Paula Wiseman on the phone to discuss the arrival of two meerkats pups at the zoo in recent days. Eddie begins by sharing some history of the Zoo itself and paints a picture of his job as team leader at the zoo. We hear that there are 58 full…

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Winter Tales For All The Family

Pat speaks to RAB FULTON, author of Winter Tales For All The Family. He talks about what inspired him to write the book, the plot and description of the one of the tales in the book, his storytelling gigs that he does in Galway that are filmed live to people across the world, Florence Welsh’s…

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Volunteer Of The Year

John speaks to NINA ARWITZ from Volunteer Ireland and MATT CULLEN who recently won the Volunteer Of The Year award. Nina talks about the background of Volunteer Ireland, the hard work that is put in volunteers, how thanking the volunteers for their hard work makes it worthwhile to be involved, the wide range and diversity…

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Cluid Housing Association

SIMON BROOKE, Head of Policy with Cluid Housing Association chats with Ronnie O’Brien. Simon explains that Housing Association’s are independent, not for profit charities that provide social housing for people on housing waiting lists. Simon also discusses the ‘mortgage to rent’ scheme which targets people who are experiencing mortgage difficulties. In order to qualify for the scheme you…

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Dublin City Council Chooses Sites for First Modular Homes

Mark speaks to Cllr CHRISTY BURKE (Independent) about the Dublin City Council choosing sites for their first modular homes. He talks about the process involved in how and why the sites were chosen for the houses, his response to people’s reactions of the homes being chosen in areas such as Ballymun and Ballyfermot, how homelessness…

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Could an Icelandic Approach Work in Ireland’s Economy?

Professor TOTI MATTIESSEN joins Ger Leddin to discuss the recovery of the Icelandic economy. Professor Mattiessen also publicises his forthcoming coming talk in Dublin. We hear how the Icelanders dealt with their economic recovery by sending their banks into receivership. They contrast the Irish economic situation with the Icelandic response. Professor Mattiessen makes some observations…

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Local artist makes entrance at Doorway Gallery

Artist KEN BROWNE talks to Pat Meehan about his new exhibition “Ninety Degrees in View” at the Doorway Gallery in Frederick Street Dublin. Self-taught, KEN paints abstract landscapes which capture the feeling of the scenery rather than photographically capturing the image.   There are 18 paintings in the show…

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Active Parents service

ODREN REID talks about the closure of the Active Parents service in Finglas. The service is facing major funding cuts. He tells Pat Meehan about what the service provides for parents, including teaching young adults parenting skills, linking back into families, a drug and alcohol awareness programme and various activities for service users. Child charity…

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Fingal County Council Development Plan 2017-2023

Mark Finnegan speaks to RACHEL KENNY, a senior planner with Fingal County Council. RACHEL talks about Fingal’s development plan for 2017 – 2023, the physical development of the county in areas such as houses, roads, public transport, etc and the four meetings that took place around the county for the public to attend where questions…

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The Making of the low budget Irish film, “The Hit Producer”

Noel McGuinness talks to screenwriter NIALL QUEENAN about making the low budget Irish film The Hit Producer. NIALL tells how the funds were crowd-sourced, the cast and crew, including the Director Kevin de la Isla O’Neill worked for free, and the script tailored to use ready-made locations. All involved worked for free ion the hope that…

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