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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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Festival of Flowers in Malahide

VICTOR BLACK, director of the Festival of Flowers in St Doolough’s Church in Malahide talks to Pat about the logistical problems involved in putting together a top-class floral event. This 2014 Malahide show brought together top flower arrangers from all over Ireland to display their art to a very wide audience. The international flower show…

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Rabble Magazine a self-titled “Underground Rag”

JAMES REDMOND of Rabble, an “Underground Rag”, joins Noel McGuinness to discuss the volunteer based newspaper. He explains that at the time they have begun using crowdfunding to fund the venture. The print costs for the magazine are covered by this fundraising so the magazine itself is free to the public. James speaks of the…

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Free Living History Weekend @ Phoenix Park

ROY BARRON a guide with the OPW tells Mark Finnegan about the Living History weekend at Phoenix Park this weekend. There will be a ‘Living History’ weekend at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Saturday, 19th & Sunday, 20th September from 10am – 5pm. Military Life from the Viking era, Age of Chivalry, Napoleonic War,…

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Assistance Dog for Autistic Child

Noel speaks to CATHY MURRAY from Irish Guide Dogs. She talks about her assistance dog, Zeta who helped her autistic son. She discusses why it was recommended for her son, the process and waiting period to get an assistance dog and how Zeta has helped her son. She also talks about the process in which assistance dogs…

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Youth Advocate Programmes Recruitment Day

John Healy talks to AMT WALSH, team leader with YAP Ireland, Dublin North about the latest recruitment drive and the work of YAP Ireland (Youth Advocacy Programme) on Near FM’s Northside Today. Youth Advocate Programmes (YAP) Ireland is a leading provider of intensive support programmes for young people and families. YAP Ireland uses a strengths based, family…

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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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Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society

Conor Doyle speaks to JIMMY CARTHY & ALAN MARTIN from Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society about the upcoming meeting, which will include keeping cranes down in the docks instead of knocking them down. ALAN & JIMMY are looking for photographs & memorabilia from the docks. There is a lot of history from Dublin Port to date. On…

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Hurry Down To Rush For The Harbour Festival 2015

The much anticipated Rush Harbour Festival kicks off on Friday, 31st July and is jam packed with lots of activities for all ages. The official opening is at 7pm with St Maur’s Pipe Band followed by an energetic display of drumming from the Japanese drummers. ANNE McCrUDDEN tells Mark Finnegan more. There will be some…

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Artane Man Swimming To Scotland For Charity

Noel McGuinness talks to FERGAL SOMMERVILLE about swimming from Co. Down To Scotland in aid of Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Services. Fergal only took to long-distance swimming five years ago to help with his back problems. Since then he has swum the English Channel and done a number of other long-distance swims in aid of a…

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A Suspicious ‘School For Spies’ in Dungarvan

Journalist GER LEDDIN joins Sabrina Ryan to discuss the “School for Spies”, an international conference held every second year in Co Waterford for members of the global security organisations such as the FBI and CIA. The conference’s appearance in Dungarvan is the result of Dungarvan ‘twinning’ with a town in the USA. Ger says there…

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Drop in crime rates in Ballymun and Finglas in 2012

John Healy speaks to JOHN LYONS, a local Labour Councillor, about crime rates falling in Ballymun and Finglas. They discuss the statistics and also what Garda services in the area have to do with the good improvement. They discuss the Joint Policing Committees and the forums connected to them. They also discuss the community alcohol…

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Clontarf Area Tourism

John speaks to DENNIS MCINTYRE from the Clontarf Area Tourism Patrol and the Bram Stoker Museum. He talks about his background and interest with Clontarf, how he feels the area is underrated as a tourism area in Dublin, the ambition to set up a year round tourism centre in Clontarf, his disappointment on the little…

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Dublin Harvest Festival at Wolfe Tone Square 2012

Eoin Drinan speaks to MARION KELLY [slight crackle on the phone] from the Harvest festival who explains what will be happening at the festival in Wolfe Tone Square. She speaks about the community growers sharing their skills as well as Dublin Council sharing views on how to conserve water and how to be more “green”…

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