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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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Senior Citizens Prove Art is Fun For All Ages

MICHAEL GAFFNEY of Raheny Retirement Group’s Art Class talks to Conor Daly about the forthcoming Exhibition of the Group’s work in Raheny Library. The group has been holding art classes for some time now and has produced some beautiful work and heretofore undiscovered talents. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings…

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Civic Centre Hosts Service Providers’ Expo

Noel McGuinness reports live from the 2012 service providers exhibition in the Civic Centre on Bunratty Drive. In attendance are representatives from the credit union organisation who will be giving workshops on money management, demonstrating ways to help people save for homes and holidays in a relatively pain-free way. Noel also talks to a representative…

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Live from the Origin Gallery

Barbara Jennings reports from the Origin  Gallery where she speaks to NOELLE CAMPBELL SHARPE about the hotels exhibition tour taking place all around Dublin. Some of the city’s top hotels have great art collections which are being opened to the public. There are works by artists as diverse as Yeat and O’Connor to more contemporary…

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Dublin Fringe Festival 2013

RÓISE GOAN, Director Dublin Fringe Festival speaks to Eoin Drinan about the upcoming festival for 2013. Róise outlines some of the big events in store for September of that year including a show about the Dublin GAA team, a cabaret spectacular in Vicar Street, as well as performances of theatre shows “Break” and a major…

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Education Programmes and Culture Night Events in St. Patrick’s Catheral

ANDREW SMITH Education Officer with St. Patrick’s Cathedral talks to NOEL MC GUINNESS about education programmes and Culture Night events in the Cathedral. ANDREW tells us about the Evensong programme in the Cathedral which features the oldest choir in Ireland. There are also some very interesting tours available. Some 400,000 people a year visit St…

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The Peter McVerry Trust and World Homeless Day 2013

ANNE MARIE CONNOLLY of the Peter McVerry Trust joins Noel McGuinness on the eve of World Homeless Day 2013.She tells Noel about of some of the events the Trust organised to mark the occasion, including a treasure hunt, a schools’ rugby competition, Tesco collections and a Zombie Run at Marino College. A number of sponsored…

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The Large Death Of Bees In 2012 & Their Importance To Society

Federation Of Irish Beekeepers Association member, MICHAEL GLEESON talks to Pat Meehan from the annual Beekeepers summer course in Gormanstown, Co. Meath. Michael talks about the history of the summer course, how the population of honey bees in Ireland was cut in half by 2013, the importance of bees in terms of planting, the mite…

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Digital Technology and the learning process

PATRICIA WROE speaks to Ronnie O’Brien about possible changes to the Junior Certificate curriculum with particular emphasis on Digital Technology. They discuss the requirements of what employers are looking for and cross reference that with the desired learning outcomes of the Junior Certificate. They talk of the intended framework of the certificate including the skill…

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Religious Freedom Also Means Freedom to Be Catholic

Ronnie O’Brien talks to DR. JOHN MURRAY of The Iona Institute about religious freedom. Tanaiste Eamonn Gilmore’s speech has worried the Iona Institute, who feel that separation of Church and State in Ireland has gone far enough. The Institute say that it is not wrong to have the Catholic ethos at the heart of Education and…

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Dublin’s First Festival of History: Presenting the Past, Looking to the Future

BRENDAN TEELING, Deputy City Librarian of Dublin City Libraries, joins Pat Meehan to discuss the upcoming Dublin Festival of History. Brendan says 70,000 history books were borrowed from Dublin libraries in the previous year. This number suggested that there is a huge amount of interest in our nation’s past and that a history festival, tied…

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‘Mortuus est Philippus” at the Axis Centre, Ballymun

PHILIP CONNAUGHTON joins Noel McGuinness to talk about his work as a Dance Artist in Residence at Axis Centre in Ballymun. He speaks about his piece”‘Mortuus est Philippus” or “The death of Philip” which is an upcoming production he has arranged. He joins Noel on the phone from The Botanic Gardens where he is working…

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“Know your neighbour” campaign 2012

ALAN JAGOE of Macra na Féirme joins Ronnie O’Brien to discuss their “Know your Neighbour” campaign. Alan shares where the idea came from, to encourage social events where local people have the ability to network and socialise with their neighbours. Alan talks of how the emigration within small parishes in rural Ireland can have a…

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