President Higgins Visits St Thomas School, Clonshaugh

Principal BERNIE McCLUSKY and students from St Thomas’s School in Clonshaugh talk to Barbara Jennings about the President’s visit on the 30th anniversary of the school. St Thomas’s is unusual in that it is a targeted educational initiative for Travellers. Young Traveller people are accessing education here as part of the process of increasing equality…

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Surveys of Parental Preferences on Primary School Patronage

Minister RUAIRI QUINN T.D. is interviewed here about the survey for parents in Whitehall. Surveys undertaken in five pilot areas on primary school patronage show that there is parental demand for a greater choice of patron in each town. The surveys were conducted in Arklow, Castlebar, Tramore, Trim and Whitehall as part of the Minister…

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Near FM & MediaCorp Intercultural Project

GRACE WILENTZ pops in to update Noel McGuinness on the progress of the Near FM & MediaCorp Intercultural Project. With her she has two members of the latest group to come together: Celine, from Donaghmede, and Sylvia from Balina. At this point there are 17 participants in the project. They are learning a wide range…

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Near FM’s Intercultural Project Reaches Out To The World

GRACE WILENTZ comes in to the studio to talk to Noel McGuinness about the latest group of students that has signed up with Near FM’s Intercultural Project. The students come from all over the world, from India to Canada, From Romania to Suriname. The students learn about radio production and presentation, as well sharing their…

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Intercultural Media Project Update 28th November

Pat Meehan is joined by GRACE WILENTZ, Coordinator of Near FM’s Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media initiative. She updates everyone on the Intercultural Media Projects that she is working on and what is coming up in the following weeks. The Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media Project is co-financed by the European Commission, under the European Integration…

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Intercultural Media Project Update 21st November

PAT MEEHAN is joined by GRACE WILENTZ, Coordinator of Near FM’s Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media initiative. She gives updates about the second round of the Intercultural Media Project she is working on and how the training with the participants is going. The Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media project is co-financed by the European Commission under…

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