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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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Autumn At Axis: Cultural Highlights for Ballymun 2013

Barbara Jennings talks to Axis Centre director PHILLIP KEOGH in Ballymun to discuss their forthcoming autumn programme. Philip syas he is delighted at the huge demand for Axis event tickets, with audiences coming from near and far. They discuss “Positive Aging Week” which is being launched with live music and a movie screening. On the…

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Clontarf Players

Noel Mc Guinness speaks to BREFFNI MC GUINNESS from the Clontarf players who are a group of actors who are interested in drama & acting from the Clontarf & Northside  area. BREFFNI   talk’s about the Easter play ” The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, written by local man Sean Walsh. This play takes the…

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Lift Youth Arts Festival

Noel Mc Guinness speaks to EMMA CONNORS about lift youth arts festival which are celebrating their 10th year anniversary. They will kick off with workshops & events in the Axis in Ballymun which will include rap, drama workshops, & showcases…

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TASC discuss adjustments in tax announced in Budget 2012

Ronnie O’Brien speaks to NAT O’CONNOR, Director of TASC  (Think Tank for Action on Social Change) and they begin by discussing recent taxes brought in by the government, soon after the release of the yearly financial budget for 2012. They look at the pros and cons of these taxes (property tax etc.) and the difference…

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Dublin Zoo The Changes Over The years

Pat Meehan speaks to LEO OOSTERWEGHEL who is director of Dublin zoo about the changes that have taken place over the past twenty years, how it has transformed in to a world class centre of learning about wild life & conservation & how they had over one million visitors to  the Zoo in 2014 breaking…

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Anam Cara Helping Bereaved Parents

Noel McGuinness talks to SHARON VARD, CEO of Anam Cara, a support group for parents who have lost children. The loss of a child is every Mum and Dad’s worst nightmare, the pain goes deep. Family and friends try to understand, and indeed are going through their own grieving process, but the only person who…

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Seeking Fair Trade and Fair Treatment in the Asian Garment Industry

KATE NOLAN, organiser of Clean Clothes Campaign Ireland, speaks to Eoin Drinan about this lobbying group and its goals. The Clean Clothes Campaign is an international organisation dedicated to informing consumers and importers all over the world about the dreadful working conditions imposed on workers in the garment industry across Asia. Kate tells Eoin that…

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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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Removal of Literacy Post in TARGET, Donaghmede

Noel speaks to Cllr. MICHAEL O’BRIEN from the Anti Austerity Alliance about the removal of a literacy post in TARGET, Donaghmede. He talks the situation where the Education and Training Board is not funding a replacement for TARGET, the disruption that it may cause to people taking adult education in the area and the lack of…

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