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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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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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Bealtaine Fest’s 20th Birthday Celebrations

MICHAEL FOLEY, Head of Evaluation & Public Affairs, Age & Opportunity talks to Noel McGuinness about this year’s Bealtaine Festival events on Dublin’s north side. An estimated 120,000 people now take part in the Bealtaine festival, making it one of Ireland’s biggest arts festivals. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents…

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Dublin Zoo The Changes Over The years

Pat Meehan speaks to LEO OOSTERWEGHEL who is director of Dublin zoo about the changes that have taken place over the past twenty years, how it has transformed in to a world class centre of learning about wild life & conservation & how they had over one million visitors to  the Zoo in 2014 breaking…

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Live From Derry: The Festival of Light 2013

GER LEDDIN reports from the 2013 Derry Festival of Light. Derry is the UK City of Culture 2013. He details the purpose of the festival and gives a brief history of the city. The piece contains vox pops with people at the festival. Gene Wilde, the Festival’s public relations officer, speaks to Ger about the…

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Web summit 2012: a preview

DAIRE HICKEY of the Dublin Web Summit 2012 joins Eoin Drinan to discuss the upcoming festival. They begin by discussing what is taking place at this years summit, which aims to create networking opportunities for start ups and tech firms based around the world. At this years event there will be talks with Michael acton…

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Report From The Paris Climate Summit

Noel speaks to WILLIAM HEDERMAN, a journalist reporting from the Paris Climate Summit. He talks about the situation he and many other activists are in due to the high security in France following the Paris attacks, the people organising the protests, how they plan to assemble under the circumstances, other ways to protest climate change,…

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John Cummins Reads Latest Poems

JOHN CUMMINS has been writing for over 20 years and has been performing since early 2010. He has been Leinster Poetry Slam Champion for the past three years and the 2013/2014 All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champion. John is often a featured artist at showcase nights around his native Dublin as well as Galway and Cork. He…

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Business Information Centre

John Healy speaks to PETER O’REILLY of the Business Information Centre who are a reference service useful for people thinking of starting a business. They run the ‘Start your own business’ and career direction programme and were involved with the Innovation Dublin festival 2012. This years theme is ” Start your own business”. The course runs over…

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Lir Free To Make Music Again

Noel McGuinness talks to RO BYRNE, lead guitarist with Lir, the band which is only now celebrating release from an onerous contract obligation that has dragged on for years. Ro says it is hard for young bands who only think about rock and roll to keep an eye on the business end of things. However,…

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Protest against Corrib Gas Project

Mark Finnegan chats with RUARI MCKIERAN a social campaigner about the Corrib gas project.  The Corrib gas project cuts to the core of this republic and asks big questions about how the country is run. For more than 10 years now, campaigners have attempted to highlight the project’s many flaws.  It had been one of…

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Dealing with Noisy Neighbours in your community

JACKIE HAUGHEY from the Citizens Information Centre joins John Healy to talk about how people can combat issues with “Noisy Neighbours” in their community. Jackie talks about what options are available for people including legal steps if necessary, the legal route which would be followed in such a circumstance and how she urges people to discuss the issue with the person involved first…

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