Intercultural Media Project Update

RONNIE O’BRIEN talks to GRACE WILENTZ, Coordinator of Near FM’s Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media initiative, and EOIN DRINAN on updates on the second round of the Intercultural Media Projects and the issue of migrants and the media. The Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund…

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The Trim Swift Satire Festival

Paula speaks to PADDY CULLIVAN about the Johnathan Swift inspired satire festival in Trim. They discuss the  origins of the festival, who is on the line up and what is in store for the audience. Paddy tells Paula about some of the acts who are performing including Barry Murphy, Dara O’Brian and a host of other…

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Clare Daly in the North County Leader

Noel McGuinness talks to PATRICK FINNEGAN about this current issue of The North County Leader. Clare Daly gave an exclusive interview about her connection with Mick Wallace and its portrayal in the media. She said it was of great value to her to be linked to Wallace, but that she would never put any individual…

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Deaf Sports Ireland’s Santa Fun Run

Conor speaks to LAURA LEI FOX ROBERTS from Deaf Sports Ireland about their 2nd annual Santa Fun Run. She talks about the details of the event, how it’s a fundraiser of Deaf Sports Ireland, how people can register and where in Phoenix Park that will take place. www.irishdeafsociety.ie…

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What is the Washington Ireland Programme?

RAY MORAN, Student and member of the Washington Ireland Programme speaks to Eoin Drinan and explains the purpose of the programme. Having applied for it in his final year in college, he shares with listeners that his interest was sparked by “having a passion for something and doing  something about proactively changing things” – a…

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History of Doras Bui

  Mark Finnegan speaks to LINDA DEVLIN, a community development worker with Doras Bui. LINDA talks about the history of Doras Bui, including how was set up by lone parents nearly thirty years ago, it’s affordable childcare if you are receiving a social welfare payment and the support service provided for teen parents to help them financially…

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Call For Tenants’ Unions To Be Formed

A small group of tenants in Stoneybatter quietly came together earlier this year to form the Dublin Tenants Association. Now they’re ready to go public. Having come to the end of what they referred to as a “pilot phase”, they say they now know the ins and outs of tenants’ rights, and have helped about…

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Water Charges & TTIP Meeting In Parnells

John Healy speaks to MICHAEL O’ BRIEN about a meeting taking place in parnells club about water charges & TTIP. Joe Higgins will be giving an indroucetery  talk on the TTIP agreement & about how the government are saying they will never privitise irish water…

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Airing Of Culture Shots’ First Episode

PAT GUERIN talks to GRACE WILENTZ, Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media Coordinator at Near Media Co-op, and presenter EAMON KEATING on the airing of the first episode of Near Fm’s new intercultural programme series “Culture Shots”, a 13 week series examining the meaning of culture and promoting intercultural understanding…

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Community Spirit and the Water Protests

MARK FINNEGAN and NOEL McGUINNESS discuss the current state of morale amongst protesters who are determined to stop water charges being introduced. Eye-witness reports, unadulterated by national media agendas, suggest that the water protesters remain determined and steadfast. Community spirit remains strong in north Dublin…

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New path proposal between Malahide Castle and Newbridge House

Noel McGuinness  interviews Counselor ANTHONY LAVIN (Fine Gael) from the Fingal County Council. Noel and Counselor Lavin are talking about the proposal to build a path linking Malahide Castle and Newbridge House. They were hosting a public consultation in Malahide Library, so everyone could have a  look at the proposal…

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Cuts to the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP)

Addiction councillor DECLAN BYRNE from the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP) comes to studio to talk to Pat Meehan about the community employment cuts to the programme. Declan gives a short history of the project, explaining how the project rose out of the heroine epidemic in the 1980’s. Local people joined forces with the Health Board…

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Women in Power Report

Noel McGuinness interviews PRIYA NATH, Policy and Advocacy Advisor, VSO International and Author of Women in Power. Their report brings together research carried out by VSO over the past number of years and put forwards recomendations about how the global society address this inequality to ensure that the role and participation of women in decision making is…

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Africa Week 2012

Minister for Trade & Development JOE COSTELLO joins Ronnie O’Brien to discuss Africa week 2012. Joe explains that a number of official events will be taking place over the weekend. Africa Week is celebrated across Ireland and is organised by both the local government and the local authorities. Joe explains how some of the events happening include a…

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A New Star of Circus Ring and Burlesque Stage

FIFI LA ROUX is an Irish based Aerialist, Artist and Circus performer that has recently turned her interests to the sparkly world of Burlesque. Having made her burlesque debut at 2015’s Miss Burlesque Ireland finals Fifi has since worked on combining her circus skills and knowledge to the wonderful world of rhinestones to create new…

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