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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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Halloween festival in Darndale 2012

John Healy speaks to MADELEINE EBBS of Dublin City Council to learn about the Darndale Halloween festival 2012. They discuss the dangers of Bonfires and Fireworks at Halloween and also talk about the four supervised bonfires happening in the area, organised as part of the Halloween Festival 2012. They discuss what will be a part of the festivities…

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Tales of Medievil Dublin 2013

GILLIAN KENNY of Friends of Medievil Dublin joins Pat Meehan to discuss “Tales of Medievil Dublin”. A series of talks that have been run each year since 2010. All of the talks are free to the public. Gillian outlines some of the talks, in particular one based on Medievil coins. Seperately, Gillian will give a…

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Innovative parking options in Dublin City

Sabrina Ryan interviews GER LEDDIN about innovative parking options available in Dublin City. A system called Smart Parking has been tested in San Francisco, Birmingham and London, and this system gives you information about the  availability of parking spots, so there is no need searching for a free parking slot anymore…

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See Strasbourg and Enjoy Life

Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine (ACAL) region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Located close to the border with Germany, it is the capital of the Bas-Rhin département. The city and the region of Alsace were historically predominantly Alemannic-speaking with various dialects, hence the…

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Hands Up for Children Campaign

Mark speaks to ROSEMARY GAFFNEY, Principal of St. Joseph’s National School; LOUISE MCGUIRK from Doras Bui and NOEL KELLY from the Northside Partnership about the Hands Up for Children campaign. They talk about the influence they’re trying to put to ministers about the need for funding children, the delight of the parents over the campaign, how…

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Tradfest 2013 preview

PAUL LOUGHRAN speaks to Noel McGuinness about the upcoming broadcast live from Tradfest 2013. We hear how it will be broadcast across a number of Community stations in the Dublin region. We hear some of the planned performers on the day and what will be heard on the day…

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Sounds Good Summer School: Harlem Shake Comes To Malahide

MICHAEL DAWSON and the Sounds Good Summer School students join Noel McGuinness in studio. They tell Noel about their version of the “Harlem Shake” which will be performed in a concert in Malahide as part of the school’s summer programme. They perform a live version of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ in studio…

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Liffey Swim Is A Unique Event In Dublin’s Life

EOIN GAFFNEY of Leinster Open Sea Committee talks to Pat Meehan about the next Liffey Swim. The Dublin City Liffey Swim (Irish: Snámh na Life, Bhaile Átha Cliath) is one of the most famous open sea races throughout the world. It was first run in 1920 when it was devised by Bernard Fagan an engineer…

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A Clontarf Rose Festival By Any Other Name

NOEL McAVOY of the Parks & Landscape Division, Dublin City Council talks to Noel McGuinness about the famous St Anne’s Park Rose Festival. This annual Rose Festival is held in St Anne’s Park & Rose Garden in Dublin. Explore the horticultural exhibitions and trade and craft stands, join guided walks around the gardens, or enter…

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Ballymun Tidy Towns 2012

John Healy speaks to MARY COUCH about Tidy Towns.  They discuss the different categories available to enter, appeal for volunteers, and how they manage to receive funding and dealing with graffiti. Mary spoke about the problems they have with dumping and also offered up some clever ideas for other tidy town organisations. Mary also talks about the…

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Aramu Muru exhibition at the Graphic Studio Gallery

Barbara interviews swedish graphic artist LARS WIKSTROM about his latest exhibition at the Graphic Studio Gallery, called “Aramu Muru”. They are 18 woodcuts inspired by Aramu Muru in Haya Marca, near Lake Titicaca in Peru; it reflects the Inca culture and the spiritual world attached to it…

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Ireland’s No.1 Badminton Player Ready For Irish Open In Baldoyle

Conor speaks to SCOTT EVANS, Ireland’s No.1 badminton player about the upcoming Irish Open in the Baldoyle Badminton Centre. He talks about the schedule changes in the tournament, his move to Denmark early in his career to fully pursue the sport, the locations and tournaments that he participated in, the interest of badminton in China and why…

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“Dusk Ahead”, A Imaginative Dance & Music Performance

Noel speaks to MEGAN KENNEDY, artistic director from the Junk Ensemble Dance & Theatre Company about the tour of “Dusk Ahead”. She talks about the idea behind the imaginative dance & music show, the people behind the visuals and stage production, the music being played during the performance, the locations where they will be performing…

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Near FM & MediaCorp Intercultural Project

GRACE WILENTZ pops in to update Noel McGuinness on the progress of the Near FM & MediaCorp Intercultural Project. With her she has two members of the latest group to come together: Celine, from Donaghmede, and Sylvia from Balina. At this point there are 17 participants in the project. They are learning a wide range…

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A Visit To Bloom 2015 Blows The Cobwebs Away

PAT MEEHAN takes a trip round the Bloom 2015 Festival site interviewing exhibitors and visitors. Bloom in the Park is not only one of Ireland’s biggest annual tourist attractions, it is also one of the leading horticulture and food festivals which takes place each year over the June Bank Holiday. Bloom, which is organised by…

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