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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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Ballymun Men’s Centre

Pat Meehan talks to ANDREW EARLY about the Ballymun Men’s Centre. The centre has ran out of funding. Set up in 1996, it is a drop in centre for men in the local area. For men who are unemployed or retired or separated etc. It is somewhere to go and get guidance free of charge from…

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Otherworld Festival: Halloween in Ballymun

BRIAN MONGHEY, organiser of the “Otherworld” Halloween Festival taking place at the Axis Centre in Ballymun, joins Eoin Drinan. The festival begins with a parade through the Ballymun estates leading to the Plaza where five marquees will be offering entertainment until 9pm culminating in a spectacular fireworks display. The annual festival was inaugurated in 1996…

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The Log Cabin Republicans movement in American politics

GREGORY T ANGELO speaks to Eoin Drinan about the Log Cabin Republicans movement who represent LGBT republicans in America. Gregory shares the history of the formation of the group and its connections with Ronald Reagan. They discuss the purpose of the party and their working fighting for the rights of LGBT within the political landscape…

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An Overview Of The Irish Coastline

MICHAEL WALSH is the Regional Coordinator for North Dublin for Coastwatch Ireland. He tells Pat Meehan that Coastwatch aims for informed public participation in environmental protection and management, especially in the coastal zone. He says that the Coastwatch annual survey is now used in 23 European countries. The survey is designed to give an overview…

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Re-opening of Smock Alley Theatre

John Healy speaks to PATRICK SUTTON of the Smock Alley Theatre based in Dublin City Centre. They begin by talking about the new theatre opened in 2012 and first off make a plea for people to contribute any stories which people have from the buildings past. They mention “Flash Kavanagh” the priest who supposedly told…

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Law & Mediation Center Coolock

John Healy speaks to ROSS PALMER from community law & mediation in the civic center here in Coolock.  They have been in Coolock  for the past forty years ,originally known as Coolock law center & then renamed a couple of years later as North side community law center . They have widened their services over…

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Raidió na Life Celebrates its 20th Birthday

MUIRIS O FIANNACHTA, Station Manager of Raidió na Life talks to Noel McGuinness about the station’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Broadcasting in Dublin since 1993, Raidió na Life is a community-of-interest radio station set up to provide a community-oriented Irish language radio service to the Irish-speaking community of Dublin and surrounding areas on a non-profit basis…

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“Love/Loss/Life” from the Rhythm Room & St. Michael’s House

John speaks with NICOLA KIELY, director of the Rhythm Room, LEE FRAYNE, musician in the Rhythm Room and SANDRA HEALY, assistant director/address for the play “Love/Loss/Life” taking place in the Axis Theatre, Ballymun. They talk about the origins and objectives of the Rhythm Room, its relationship with St. Michael’s House, the locations in where they…

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Family Festival in Darndale Park – 2015

Listen to MARK FINNEGAN talking to some of the participants at the 2015 Darndale Arts Festival. THE second family fun day to take place in Darndale Park has been hailed a “great success”. Some 1,000 people attended the park for a day of arts and crafts, free food and even a Harry Potter bouncy castle…

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Andrew Carson launches his new installation “Pathfinder”

Pat Meehan chats with ANDREW CARSON about his new exhibition Pathfinder in Talbot Gallery. Pathfinder is an installation of new work by Andrew Carson following on from his research into the use and effects of modern means of communication; Andrew’s work is an exploration of social structures, systems, possibility, and probability…

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Housing Emergency and Rights Conference

Flavia interviews several people from the Housing Emergency and Rights Conference that took place on Saturday 3rd October. She firstly chats with JOHN BISSETT from Housing Action. He talks about the reasons for the conference to be called, the problems with housing from all over the country and how the conference was a working progress…

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YouBloom festival 2013

PHIL HARRINGTON, CEO of music festival YouBloom joins Eoin Drinan to discuss the festival and its aims. He explains that the festival is a showcase for upcoming bands which includes live gigs and a large music conference with speakers from the USA, UK and Ireland sharing knowledge of the industry. They discuss the possibility that…

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