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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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Irish Girl Guides A-WEAR-NESS Day

Noel McGuinness is talking to FIONA MURDOCH about the Irish Girl Guides A-WEAR-NESS Day , where IGG (Irish Girl Guide) members throughout the country wore their Guide uniforms to school and work to mark A-WEAR-NESS Day. A-WEAR-NESS Day gives IGG members a chance to share how Guiding helps girls learn and develop life-skills through a range…

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What Will Be Stored at the Merrion Vaults?

SEAMUS FAHY, Director of Merrion Private Vaults, joins Ger Leddin to discuss the company and the services it provides. They discuss the type of clients which Merrion Vaults expect to receive, including people wishing to deposit deeds of houses and sentimental items. They also expect to be storing clients’ valuables and technological back ups of…

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Arson attacks on St. Moiras Church, Rush, Co. Dublin

DARRAGH O’BRIEN speaks to Pat Meeehan about arson attacks on churches within the town of Rush in County Dublin. Darragh shares the details of the attacks and tells of the Gardai’s ongoing work with the investigation. They speak of six individual fires being lit at the church on the night in question at St Moiras…

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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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Mother of Autistic Son Heading to Secondary School without SNA

John speaks to PAMELA MEATS who has an autistic son is about to attend secondary school and she feels that is a problem with special needs assistance. She discusses the process of appealing the refused application, the reasons why she feels the assistance is needed for her son and her frustrations about how the SNA description is constantly changing…

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Oral History project on the Magdalene Laundries

SINEAD PEMBROKE speaks to Ronnie O’Brien who is seeking interviewees for a  history project based on the Irish Magdalene Laundries. Sinead speaks a little about the known history of the Laundries and the ladies who became involved with them over the course of their lifetime. She then explains both the purpose of the project and…

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Ecological soundscapes

Eoin Drynan speaks to Author BERNIE KRAUSE beginning with talking about his recordings of ecological Soundscapes. He speaks of his recordings and what has inspired them. He speaks of “In the Wild Sanctuary” an album of soundscapes which he recorded and compiled using these natural sounds as an orchestration. They also speak of the sound…

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Flavours of Fingal Festival at Newbridge House

Noel McGuinness talks with NOLEEN MCHUGH from Fingal County Council about the ‘Flavours of Fingal Festival’ at Newbridge House, Donabate. This is the first year of this festival, which promotes the huge impact of food growing in Fingal. Over 600 people in North Co Dublin work in agriculture. This Farm, Food, and Family Fun weekend includes…

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Open House Festival Dublin 2013: Get To Know Your City

Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) NATHALIE WEADICK speaks to to Eoin Drinan about Open House Dublin, a free event where people can visit historic and interesting buildings that are not usually open to the public. Nathalie says the purpose of the IAF project is to interest more people in the architecture of their…

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Multicultural Week at Mercy College

Mark speaks to several people live from Multicultural Week at Mercy College, Coolock. Mark firstly speaks to ROSEMARY LYNCH, principal of Mercy College. She talks about the details and history of the event in the school, how important the event is and why it’s important for everyone to appreciate each other’s culture. Mark then speaks…

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“Anne Frank and You” Exhibition at Pearse Street Library

ANNE MARIE KELLY of Dublin City Libraries joins Eoin Drinan to talk about the Anne Frank Exhibition taking place in Pearse Street Library. Anne says Anne Frank’s Diary continues to be a very popular book in the library system and that this exhibition is tailored towards new readers. There are two elements to the exhibition…

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Northside Partnership report on Social Enterprise

Pat Meehan talks to ODREN REID from the Northside Partnership about ENTSE an EU group set up to lobby for social enterprise. They talk about the model of the Mondragon co-operative in Spain. More information http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=952&intPageId=2914&langId=en…

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The Real Cost Of Education In Ireland

JUNE TINSLEY from Barnardos speaks to John Healy about the real cost of education in Ireland. June talks about the average costs for parents with children returning to school according to a survey, how the introduction of book rental schemes could cut these costs, the issue of school books becoming out of date due to revised editions…

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Olivier Cornet Art Gallery opens in Temple Bar

OLIVIER CORNET speaks to Barbara Jennings about her new art gallery. We hear that the gallery is named after Olivier and that she has been involved in the art scene in Ireland since 2004. Her gallery, which has just opened, is based in Temple Bar and Olivier explains what inspired her to open the gallery space…

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Religion in schools creating faith formation

Ronnie O’Brien speaks to MICHAEL MORIARTY, the General secretary of the Irish Vocational Education Authority. They discuss an article which reports that 67% of parents want religious instruction for their children during the school day. Michael spoke of the pilot programme being run by the organisation, which involves faith formation…

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