Trade Unionism in an Era of Economic Austerity – 2013

PADRAIG YEATES, historian, speaks to Ger Leddin on the occasion of a conference to commemorate the 1913 lockout. Padraig and Ger talk about the importance of the history of the State during Ireland’s current economic hardship. Padraig highlights employee rights and their importance and also trade union rights in modern times. They discuss collective bargaining…

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Astronomy Ireland

Noel speaks to DAVID MOORE from Astronomy Ireland. He talks about the background to Astronomy Ireland, the events that they run annually, their telescopic sights of the International Space Station, the lecture they plan to give during Science Week and their preparation for a lecture in the future about possible life out in space. He…

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Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society

John Healy speaks to ALAN MARTIN and JOHN WALSH about an upcoming photography exhibition featuring historical photographs of Dublin’s Docklands and the history attached to the area. Alan and John speak about the exhibition, the society and it’s work and some of the specific photographs in their collection. They also speak of their intention to hopefully…

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Bee keeping in the Phoenix Park

GERALDINE FLEMING, who is a gardener in the Phoenix park speaks to Noel about Bee keeping in the park. They discuss some of the work associated with keeping bees and also the different types of bees being kept in Ireland. They talk of keeping hives in the presidents grounds and Ashtown in the Phoenix park…

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Mother You Opens at Dublin Fringe Festival 2015

FRANCES KEOGH talks to Mark Finnegan about a new production ‘Mother You’ at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2015. Set in a disused warehouse and fusing live performance, installation, video art and ritual, the audience are invited to be guests of this strained community; to collectively witness the action and to piece together fragments as the…

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Legislation against FMG Required

GRACE WILENTZ, NEAR FM Cultural Coordinator, and PEG McMANUS from the Intercultural Group tell Pat Meehan what’s coming up on the Culture Shots programme. A major issue under the microscope is FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). It is estimated that some 3000 women in Ireland have undergone this ritual, many of them being abducted in order…

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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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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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Flood wall Clontarf

BARBARA JENNINGS speaks to Independent Councillor DAMIAN O’ FARRELL about the flood wall on the promenade down in Clontarf & about how flooding can be reduced…

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Exploring the Aural World: Sound Art at MOMA, New York

BARBARA LONDON, an associate curator at the Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City joins Eoin Drinan to discuss a new sound art exhibition taking place there. Barbara explains what sound art is, and the problems inherent in staging a sound exhibition in a space geared towards visual art. As an industrial society…

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