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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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Hundreds Facing Eviction in Tyrellstown

Cllr PAUL DONNELLY from Sinn Féin talks to Noel McGuinness about the facing of the eviction in Tyrellstown. More than 100 families in Cruise Park Drive face losing their homes as the fund that owns the properties seeks to sell 103 houses in the area over four years. It is understood 40 households in the estate have…

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What is Finglas Heritage Trail?

JACKIE O’REILLY joins Pat Meehan to discuss the launch of the Finglas Heritage Trail, a trail of fourteen heritage sites. The trail was officially launched by councillor Naoise O’Muiri along with Dublin City Council. They move on to discuss the book “The Peoples Portrait” of Finglas. Jackie carries on to explain the tour itself and how one…

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The reality of Horses in Darndale in 2013

NICKO MURPHY of the Darndale Comunity Pride project joins Yvette Reid to discuss the issue of loose horses in the area which at the time of the interview is a large problem. They discuss the lack of a tagging system in identifying the owner and how 78 horses were reported in the course of five…

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Facts and Fictions of TTIP

Mark speaks to AUDREY MCCREADY, former EU commission employee about the facts and fiction of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). She talks about her experiences whilst in the EU commission, her uncertainties about where the interpretations are coming from with regards to TTIP allegedly forcing companies to privatize public services, how the economic…

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DCU Educational Trust and Access Programme

Vicky Kavanagh reports on the Access to Education programme being run by DCU for Northside Dublin residents in working class areas such as Ballymun. Vicky speaks to CATHY MCLOUGHLIN and PATRICK MCDERMOTT, head of the DCU Educational Trust, about the access programme. The trust gets no government funding, only corporate donations. Since the access scholarship…

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Civic Centre Hosts Service Providers’ Expo

Noel McGuinness reports live from the 2012 service providers exhibition in the Civic Centre on Bunratty Drive. In attendance are representatives from the credit union organisation who will be giving workshops on money management, demonstrating ways to help people save for homes and holidays in a relatively pain-free way. Noel also talks to a representative…

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National Academy of Dramatic Art at the Lir Theatre, Dublin

RACHEL O’BYRNE of the Lir Theatre speaks to Noel McGuinness about the theatre’s graduate programme and their new production of “Mary Stewart” – a very modern adaptation of an old play, covering the last few days of the Queen of Scots at the Lir Theatre until December 4. Rachel tells Noel about the history of…

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“Anne Frank and You” Exhibition at Pearse Street Library

ANNE MARIE KELLY of Dublin City Libraries joins Eoin Drinan to talk about the Anne Frank Exhibition taking place in Pearse Street Library. Anne says Anne Frank’s Diary continues to be a very popular book in the library system and that this exhibition is tailored towards new readers. There are two elements to the exhibition…

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Re-opening of Smock Alley Theatre

John Healy speaks to PATRICK SUTTON of the Smock Alley Theatre based in Dublin City Centre. They begin by talking about the new theatre opened in 2012 and first off make a plea for people to contribute any stories which people have from the buildings past. They mention “Flash Kavanagh” the priest who supposedly told…

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The Harp’s Place in the Shape of Irish Identity

Noel speaks to MARY LOUISE O’DONNELL, harpist, researcher and author where she talks about her book on the harp and its place in the shape of Irish identity. She talks about the history of the harp with its possibilities of originating from Africa or Middle East, how Ireland made the harp its own and produced…

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Royal Canal Useage

RODERICK O’GORMAN of the Green Party talks to Pat Meehan about the use of the Royal Canal in Dublin. Roderick is advocating a study to look at the Royal Canal’s use, specifically in the Royal Canal area in Dublin 15. The study will look at what development can be undertaken on the Royal Canal. The…

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Dublin City Council Chooses Sites for First Modular Homes

Mark speaks to Cllr CHRISTY BURKE (Independent) about the Dublin City Council choosing sites for their first modular homes. He talks about the process involved in how and why the sites were chosen for the houses, his response to people’s reactions of the homes being chosen in areas such as Ballymun and Ballyfermot, how homelessness…

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Rock n Roll Is Back In Dublin Town

It’s back! But this time with an even bigger bang! And a new name! Formerly known as the Rock-N-Roll Conference, held in Dublin last year, the whole shebang will be working under a new name, The Dublin Rock-N- Roll Festival! KEIRAN BLACK chats here with Conor Daly about all the events planned for this festival…

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Volunteer Programme To Mark International Volunteer Day

VALERIE VETTER, a volunteer from the St. Francis Hospice, Raheny talks to several other volunteers about their experiences in the hospice as part the Volunteer Programme to mark International Volunteer Day that took place on December 5th. BRENDA FARRELLY, head coordinator of the St. Francis Hospices talks about how long the hospices in Blanchardstown and…

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Occupy Dame Street Camp

RONNIE O’BRIEN has a piece from CRAIG COX on the Occupy Dame Street Campaign, with interviews with activists who were taking part in the protest camp set in the city centre of Dublin. The campaign was inspired by the broader, international Occupy Movement which began in the United States as Occupy Wall Street in September…

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