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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Forest Eireann, Plain Cigarette Packaging

Mark Finnegan speaks to JOHN MALLON who is the spokesman for the speakers group Forest Eireann. He talks about plain packaging cigarettes & how it would be a huge  & unnecessary risk for the government to take. If this was to happen it would make it a lot harder for sales assistants to distinguish the…

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The future of the 1916 Moore street buildings: 2013

Councillor Nial Ring speaks to Pat Meehan about the fate of the buildings on Moore street so closely associated with the 1916 rising, primarily as the location of the main rebel surrender. Controversy surrounds the plans of the government to demolish the buildings on the site to make way for a shopping centre. Nial outlines…

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Lir Perform a Nick Drake Tribute in Aid of Aware

Local singer songwriter and member of the band Lir DAVID McGUINNESS talks to Noel McGuinness about the forthcoming Nick Drake Tribute concert in aid of Aware Ireland. David says that Nick Drake, who died tragically young forty years ago, was a huge influence on many modern singer songwriters. His lyrics cover the whole gamut of…

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Dublin Community Television: An Introduction

DONAL HIGGINS of Dublin Community Television speaks to Ger Leddin about the programming in which the station outputs. Donal talks about the programme “The Live Register” which he produces, the importance of people in media, the services and equipment which DCTV provide, why people tend to get involved and the upcoming piece about the the right…

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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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Digital TV Switchover

MICHAEL QUILLIGAN talks to Pat Meehan about the TV switch-over. The switch is being made from analogue to digital TV. Michael is helping older people especially with the digital switch-over and is asking others in the various communities to help individuals and groups to get involved with helping with the switch-over. They discuss the cost of…

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The Making of the low budget Irish film, “The Hit Producer”

Noel McGuinness talks to screenwriter NIALL QUEENAN about making the low budget Irish film The Hit Producer. NIALL tells how the funds were crowd-sourced, the cast and crew, including the Director Kevin de la Isla O’Neill worked for free, and the script tailored to use ready-made locations. All involved worked for free ion the hope that…

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Local Hardware Shops Boom Even In The Bust

Local Hardware entrepreneur JOHNNY McLOUGHLIN talks to Noel McGuinness about the hardware business he opened despite the ongoing recession. After a year in business, Johnny says that he is surprised at how well things have been working out. Because people are short of cash, he says, I’m guessing that they’re doing home repairs themselves to…

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LIFT Youth Arts Festival Rocks Ballymun

EMMA CONNORS, the Arts Development Coordinator at Axis, Ballymun talks to Noel McGuinness about the forthcoming 7th LIFT Youth Arts Festival in Ballymun. Thousands of young people take part in projects at Axis each year. Some of these – aged 16 – 17 years – form part of the Festival’s organising committee. They present workshops,…

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PAX Good Behavior Game

Noel speaks to NOEL KELLY, the Preparing for Life Manager from the Northside Partnership He talks about a new programme where they are introducing the PAX Good Behavior Game which teaches children on how to be in charge of their own behavior and self regulation, it’s possible effects on both students and teachers, what age…

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Social Justice Irelands views on how to invest in Irelands Future

MICHELLE MURPHY of Social Justice Ireland talks to Ger Leddin about a press release from the group Ireland has the lowest investment level of all 28 European countries. Michelle explains the findings of their research, finding that over the previous six years government investment has fallen over 40%. Michelle speaks of a lack on investment…

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Ballyfermot Folk Group’s “Home for Christmas”

Noel speaks to GERRY SIMPSON about the Ballyfermot Folk Group’s Christmas song “Home for Christmas” that is in aid of homeless charities. He talks about how the folk group reunited only recently, what they get up since they got back together, the charities that the proceeds of the song will go towards, the details of…

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