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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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Dublin Flamenco Festival

Noel speaks to NATHALIE MOYANO GONZÁLEZ, Director of the Dublin Flamenco Festival. She talks about some of the dancers coming to the festival that helped develop Flamenco dancing, the various events for everyone in the family, the roots of Flamenco dancing in Spain and the different rhythms and emotions that come into Flamenco dancing. She…

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Pope Francis To Wash The Feet Of Prisoners On Holy Thursday

Father PETER MCVERRY of the Society of Jesus speaks to Ger Leddin to discuss Pope Francis washing the feet of prisoners on Holy Thursday 2013. Fr. Peter explains the significance of washing the prisoners’ feet, the direction of Pope Francis’ papacy, Pope Francis’ style in comparison to his predecessors, Pope Francis’ time in Ireland a…

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Dublin City Library’s Genealogy Open Day

Dublin City Library librarian, TARA DOYLE talks to John Healy about the library’s upcoming genealogy open days. Tara talks about how the library has adjusted to today’s modern technology, the various services available in the library that may be unfamiliar to most visitors and the success of their book clubs. She also talks about the…

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Discovery CTC Darndale

John Healy speaks to TINA WALSH from discovery ctc in Darndale about courses that take place there. The centre provides vocational training for early school leavers, from the age of 16 -21. Their aim is to give them skills to get them ready for the workplace. All courses are open to males & females All…

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Equinox Charity Cycle

RONAN O’NEILL of Brown Bag Films and event organisaer of the Equinox Charity Cycle talks to Noel about this, the fourth year that the event takes place. Equinox cyclists use the 12-hour days opf the Autumn equinox to cycle across Ireland – coast to coast – in a sponsored event that raises monies on behalf…

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Bram Stoker Centenary Celebrations

PAUL MURRAY, Biographer of Bram Stoker talks to NOEL McGUINNESS about Bram Stokers Centenary. Paul was commissioned to write a biography of Stoker in the 1990s. There were many surprises uncovered in the research for the novel. Stoker was an important figure in Dublin in his day and is, oddly, more celebrated abroad than at…

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Greyhound strike drags on

Striking Greyhound worker RAY REILLY talks to John about the lock-out which has dragged on for 12 weeks now and the bringing in of scab workers whilst negotiations are actually underway…

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Free Living History Weekend @ Phoenix Park

ROY BARRON a guide with the OPW tells Mark Finnegan about the Living History weekend at Phoenix Park this weekend. There will be a ‘Living History’ weekend at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Saturday, 19th & Sunday, 20th September from 10am – 5pm. Military Life from the Viking era, Age of Chivalry, Napoleonic War,…

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Conor Doyle speaks of the History of the Theatre Royal

CONOR DOYLE joins Noel McGuinness to speak about the Theatre Royal and the series of programmes which they made about its history. Conor explains his own interest in the Thetre Royal and where it has come from. They then speak of the location of the Theatre Royal and whether there is the possibility of a…

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Swords 1014 commemoration

Noel McGuinness interviews PAUL BARNES, events officer at Fingal County Council about the Swords 1014 commemoration, which mark the connection of Swords with the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Boru as well as Fingal’s strong links to the Vikings. He explains the different events that will take place as well as…

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