Donnycarney Tradfest

Live broadcast from Donnycarney Tradfest. Music from OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION CHOIR followed by a talk on Donnycarney’s colourful history from Dr RUTH McMANIS. MUSIC FROM 00.08.00 TO 06.45.00…

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Good news from Middle East

Baldoyle student SCOTT LEESON doing work experience at nearFM was tasked with finding some good news from the Middle East. He obliged with pieces about a Bridal Fashion designer going to international competition in Dubai, and a circus school in Palestine. And there’s more for good news junkies!…

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Pebbledash house at Collins Barracks

Artist and town planner PAUL KEARNS discusses and exhibition and book ‘Beyond Pebbledash’, which sees a full-size pebbledash house erected in Collins Barracks. The exhibition is aimed at teenage people who live in Dublin. Those who live in the suburbs are aksked what they like and dislike about this, and those who live in the…

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Land League take direct action

Flavia Goretta interviews GERRY BEADES of the Land League about recent events where people were evicted from their homes in Coolkeeragh Lodge. Land League activists subsequently entered the house and ejected security staff, claiming the home back. There is also discussion of the rising level of evictions, and the further work of the Land League…

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Equinox Charity Cycle

RONAN O’NEILL of Brown Bag Films and event organisaer of the Equinox Charity Cycle talks to Noel about this, the fourth year that the event takes place. Equinox cyclists use the 12-hour days opf the Autumn equinox to cycle across Ireland – coast to coast – in a sponsored event that raises monies on behalf…

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Educate Together on course for further growth

GERRY MCKEVITT of Educate Together tells Pat Meehan about the organisation’s growth over the past four decade.¬†Educate Together was established as a multi-denominational school in the late 1970s. There are now 74¬†Educate Together schools in Ireland, and two second level schools as well as a new primary school in Bristol in the UK. The multi-denominational,…

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Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards

GER LEDDIN from Dublin Bus talks to John about that organisation’s initiative ‘the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards’ that is designed to put the excess ticket payments that accumulate over the years to good use in the community…

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Introducing Red Room

The lead singer of Red Room, ANTHONY BOOLS chats with Noel McGuinness and we get to hear a couple of tracks from the North Dublin band’s new album. Song one: 00:11:50 – 03:33:50 Song two: 15:25:00 – 18:35:00…

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Developing Phibsboro

PETER MURRAY and ¬†PATRICK GRANT talk to Mark Finnegan about proposed planning changes for the Phibsboro area. They feel that it is important to allow local people to have a say inj the planning process in order to avoid bringing further traffic chaos to the area (as exemplified by the daily jam at Doyle’s Corner)…

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Crisis in Iraq

JIM ROCHE of the Irish Anti-War Movement talks to Pat Meehan about the growing threat of war in the Middle East and the part that The US an UK governments are playing in arming the potential antagonists using ISIS as a catalyst. Oil is a major motivator in this political manouevering says JIM. And the…

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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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