Health Heroes getting Dublin moving

CIARA DOYLE AND OWEN O’KELLY of the Health Heroes organising committee come in to studio to publicise the Health Heroes Coastal Walk on September 20th. Health heroes promote healthy lifestyles via meetings, newsletters, and public events and open days. They also discuss the value of the council initiative of putting sports equipment in public parks…

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Tir na nÓg Caife Opening

John speaks to TONY HEGARTY, a local entrepreneur opening Tir na nÓg Caife in the Northside Civic Centre, Coolock. He talks about the opening taking place, how it can be a huge benefit to the community, the reason for the cafe’s name, the other operations that have moved on in locations like St. Anne’s Park and…

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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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Getting Ready For The Lord Mayor’s 5-Alive Challenge

AIDEEN O’CONNOR a Sports & Active Living Co-ordinator, chats to Pat Meehan about getting involved in the Lord Mayor’s 5-Alive Challenge. The Challenge is a five-kilometer run that takes place in a variety of locations around the country. Participants can sprint, run, jog, walk, or stroll the 5K course and all are welcome. The main…

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Dublin City Council Easter Tea Dance

John Healy speaks to MADELINE EBBS from Dublin city council about the upcoming Easter tea dance taking place in parnells in Coolock on the 26th March. This month Connor Doyle will give a talk on the theatre royal for the first hour & theN music with the Moynihan brothers with all the show band music…

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Accessing the success of “The Gathering”

FIONAN NESTOR, engagement manager with “The Gathering” joins John Healy to discuss how the gathering has been going over the course of the year. The Gathering has helped tourism number increase by a massive seven percent in the first eight months of the year. They discuss who organises the individual events and Fionan tells John that it…

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AXA Bikecare Skerries 100 Bike Races

Noel speaks to THOMAS GARRY about the AXA Bikecare Skerries 100 Bike Races He talks about the background of the races, it’s expansion over the years and how it has become more of a family weekend with activities for adults and children. He also talks about the competitive nature of the sport, the preparation for…

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SIPTU Lobby Minister Hogan on Alignment of Local Services

DARRAGH O’CONNOR, campaign coordinator with SIPTU, joins Pat Meehan to discuss the union’s lobbying of Minister Phil Hogan over plans to align development companies with local authorities. Darragh says SIPTU is concerned about potential job losses and loss of power for community groups if the plans become a reality. They also discuss Minster Joan Burton’s…

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Culture Night Dublin 2013

AMAY VAN WYLICK, Coordinator for Culture Night speaks to Noel McGuinness in the run up to the event. They discuss some of the major attractions of the festival including a live concert with the RTE Concert Orchestra in Meeting House Square with guest spots by Julie Feeney and Lúnasa. We hear that there will be…

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“This is Banter” On Tour: Jim Carroll In Studio

JIM CARROLL, journalist with the Irish Times, speaks to Eoin Drinan about his series of live talks and discussions entitled “This is Banter”. The series is a live spin-off from a radio series in which people are involved in freewheeling conversations on topics of the day. The events are taking place all round Ireland…

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The North County Leader Paper

Noel Mc Guinness speaks to  PATRICK FINNEGAN about this weeks stories from the north county leader, which include, a summer festival for Swords, Text alert scheme & Swords are also looking to get a tourist information office in the village…

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A German Perspective on Irish Cycling Culture

JOACHIM HOCHSTEIN, Cycling Policy Adviser for the city of Frankfurt in Germany, speaks to Eoin Drinan about the difference in the ways cycling policies are implemented in Germany and Ireland. Joachim’s initial impressions of the health of cycling infrastructure in Dublin city are positive. He sees many cyclists on the streets regardless of the weather…

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Entering the Wet World of the Rock Pools

LORRAINE BULL, Development Officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT), talks to Mark Finnegan about the Irish Wildlife Trust and in particular about the rock-pooling event for families on Saturday 5th September. Rock pools (or tide pools) are a home for hardy organisms such as sea stars, mussels and clams. They must be able to…

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Dumping At Sea Campaign

Barbara speaks to DONNA COONEY from the “Dumping at Sea” campaign in Dublin Bay. She talks about why the campaign was set up, the dangers that the dumped waste could do, what they plan to do during the campaign, why the government don’t realize the dangers and how many communities would be affected. She also…

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