The effects of house re-possession in 2012

Ronnie O’Brien speaks to BOB JORDAN of national housing charity, “Threshold” about the effects of re-possession.  Bob speaks of their work with people in the private rental sector, and problems with repossession in the Buy to Let market.  Bob also speaks of the possibility of government intervention to solve the problem and also about a…

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Rivitin History – A Radio Drama

John Healy speaks to PAT MEEHAN about his radio play entitled “Rivitin History”. They briefly describe the premise of the two part play and how within it they travel to the past using the main characters magical motor bike. We hear an extract from the play beginning at 4minutes. They discuss what has been produced…

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Ballymun Men’s Centre

Pat Meehan talks to ANDREW EARLY about the Ballymun Men’s Centre. The centre has ran out of funding. Set up in 1996, it is a drop in centre for men in the local area. For men who are unemployed or retired or separated etc. It is somewhere to go and get guidance free of charge from…

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The Benefits Of Having An Allotment

CATRIONA REDMOND of the Balbriggan Allotment Association speaks to Noel McGuinness about the benefits of having an allotment. Catriona talks about how having an allotment is great for bringing people together, the uses of an allotment such as growing food, the speakers that they have invited regularly to the Balbriggan allotments to teach members how to…

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“City Of Faith”, children’s novel

Sabrina Ryan interviews NICOLA PIERCE  a writer that presents her second children’s novel called “City of Faith” set in the battle of Stalingrad, which was one of the key battles in World War II. She talks about the challenge of adapting these events to a simple language for kids, and about her feelings on the…

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Chris Wilson’s New Doorway Gallery Exhibition

Local artist CHRIS WILSON talks to Pat Meehanabout his new exhibition at the Doorway Gallery. Bronze sculptures are a major feature in this year’s show. Chris tells Pat about some of his latest works, where he gets his inspirations from, and when to know when a piece of work is finished. http://chriswilsonartist.com…

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Live from the Adult Education Fair in Northside Civic Centre

Noel McGuinness on Reporter Phone talking to HEIDE BEDEL, CHRISTINA SANTA-MARIE, JOAN DONNELLAN, DAVID O’CALLAN, DEPUTY AODHAN O’RIORDAIN TD, KATARYZYNA SUDAK, MICHELLE MORRISEY, COLM SILLGANIN, PAUL HAYZE. This was a great and informative day out for anyone interested in issues ranging from doing volunteer work, adult literacy, learning how to use computers for fun and business, entering…

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Comic Con Comes To Dublin 2015

The times have a-changed and this year’s Dublin Comic Con is predicted to attract 16,000 visitors. Once a sub-stratum of society, a whole army of geeks are alive and kicking in Ireland. There are comic book geeks, Whovians and Trekkies, Dungeons and Dragons fanatics, cosplay enthusiasts and “Bronies” – that’s “Bros” who are fans of…

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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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Kilbarrack Jobs Club

Noel McGuinness speaks to JACKIE RYAN from Kilbarrack Jobs Club about an employers networking event which is taking place next week. Job seekers that are on the jobs club and involved with the Northside Partnership will network with local employers that are actively hiring. They will have guest speakers which will include Clare Byrne from…

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Jobseekers Get To Network With Employers

JACKIE RYNN, co-ordinator of Greendale Jobs Club chats to Mark Finnegan about the forthcoming Employers/Jobseekers networking event. The Northside Partnership is a local company working with local people, representatives from communities, the state, employers, trade unions and elected representatives. They work to improve the opportunities for people and communities in north east Dublin to bring…

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