Pensioners Receive Pension Tax Bills by Post

MAIREAD HAYES of the Senior Citizens’ parliament discusses the taxing of state pensions with NOEL McGuinness. Under new rules under Section 261, the Department of Social Protection has started taxing State Pensions regardless of the marital status or health status of those in receipt of the pensions. In some cases the sums are as low…

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Tree Planting Ceremony in Malahide Castle

Conor Doyle talks to GEMMA CARR– Fingal County Council’s Senior Executive Parks Superintendent about Tree Planting Ceremony “Seven Trees for  the Seven Signatories” in Malahide Castle. The National Trees Council of Ireland is gifting seven Oak trees to each winner of the Tidy Towns since the competition began in 1958. Malahide was the overall winner…

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Marriage Equality Organisation “LGBT Parents” training event.

Pat Meehan speaks to MONINNE GRIFFITH of the Marriage Equality organisation about amazing young people with LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) parents and the campaign for marriage equality. They begin with Monnine explaining what is part of the campaign including workshops and working in the community trying to increase awareness of LGBT families in…

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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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Walk to School Week

Sabrina Ryan interviews ALLY MENARY about the initiative called Walk to School Week, where they try to inform parents about the benefits of walking to school with the kids, avoiding the car when possible…

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Phoenix Park Celebrates 350th Birthday

MAURICE CLEARY, Service Manager at the Phoenix Park, talks to Noel McGuinness about the planned celebrations for this year’s 350th anniversary of the Phoenix Park’s establishment. The park was created by the Duke of Ormond in 1662 as a hunting ground for the aristocratic classes. King Charles II hunted here. There are now 500 fallow…

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Fergus Carroll talking sport

Noel Mc Guinness talks to FERGUS CARROLL about what’s being happening in the sports world. FERGUS reviews the weekend games which include the rugby’s six nations, the hurling match from Croke park between Dublin & Galway,   the latest news from the horse raising from leopardstown, & lots more…

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Bram Stoker Centenary Celebrations

PAUL MURRAY, Biographer of Bram Stoker talks to NOEL McGUINNESS about Bram Stokers Centenary. Paul was commissioned to write a biography of Stoker in the 1990s. There were many surprises uncovered in the research for the novel. Stoker was an important figure in Dublin in his day and is, oddly, more celebrated abroad than at…

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