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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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Grace O’Malley Brings The Music To Near FM

Local singer GRACE O’MALLEY comes into the Near FM studios (along with back up from Jimmy Sheerin and John Colbert) and plays a few tunes for Noel McGuinness. Grace tells Noel about her career has gone so far and where she gets her inspirations from. Three songs are performed live in studio: ‘Time Is Right…

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NEAR Media Co-op Round Up December 2013

DAVE O CONNOR, secretary of the NEAR Media Co-op, gives Noel McGuinness a round up of events at the co-op in the previous months. Dave says it has been a tough year financially for the sector but that thankfully NEAR has been able to keep going. Dave tells of the Sound and Vision fund, to…

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Darndale Belcamp Park Renewal Project

John Healy interviews MADELEINE EBBS from Dublin City Council and social activist LANCE SPRATT, and some students from Darndale National School accompanied by Gerry Cooley to talk about the claim to repair the playground and the football pitch. The football teams can’t use the pitches because the quad bikes destroyed them and the playground was too…

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Protest against sewage plant in Clochran

JOE JONES speaks to Gerry Cooley about a sewage plant that is planned to be installed in Clochran. The proposal is for a giant sewage treatment plant. Joe is requesting for people to put in an objection to the plant. His disagreement is that the plant will have a huge impact on the local residents…

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Rediscover Cycling Centre in Ballymun

Barbara Jennings reports from the Rediscover Cycling Centre in Ballymun, where she talks to Programme Manager PAUL CALLAN. They take bikes from donations and they rebuild them, repairing the bikes with recycled parts. They have been on since 2010 selling the bikes they repair, always with a special touch. They also offer trainings to learn…

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Photography: “Working Lives 1893-1913” Exhibition

MARY JONES, a social scientist with Archive Productions, speaks to Noel McGuinness about a new exhibition of photographs from 1893-1913. The exhibition documents the working lives of the population during this period. Mary tells Noel about the impact of industrialisation and urbanisation on working people in this period. She also discusses the increase in numbers…

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Swords Men’s Shed

Noel Mc Guinness talks to MICK KELLY & MICHAEL QUINN about Sword’s men’s shed that was set up a year ago. They tell us how it was set up with the help from Louise Edmond’s from the community department of Fingal  county council. Between them they set up the first meeting & from there they…

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Joe Duffy’s Children Of The Rising

Conor speaks with JOE DUFFY, RTE broadcaster and author of the book “Children of the Rising”. He talks about the theme of the book, what he discovered when researching the theme, some of the bits and pieces that the children collected before the rising, how the idea of the book started and how his research…

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Flower & Garden Festival, Christchurch

Noel speaks to LESLEY ANN CAREY, organiser of the Flower and Garden Festival in Christchurch Cathedral. She talks about the environment inside and outside of the cathedral for the festival, the activities and people involved in the festival, the activities available for children and adults and her hopes to keep the festival going every year. She…

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Ireland’s Oldest And Best Amateur Panto

RICHIE SMITH of the Baldoyle Musical Society talks to Conor Doyle about this year’s production of the panto Robin Hood. The BMS was founded in 1973 and its panto is dearly loved by the thousands of youngsters who visit each year. Kids love live entertainment, says RICHIE. It’s the excitement of the interaction between players…

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Airing Of Culture Shots’ First Episode

PAT GUERIN talks to GRACE WILENTZ, Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media Coordinator at Near Media Co-op, and presenter EAMON KEATING on the airing of the first episode of Near Fm’s new intercultural programme series “Culture Shots”, a 13 week series examining the meaning of culture and promoting intercultural understanding…

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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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Launch of the Novel ‘Citizens’ by Kevin Curran

Mark Finnegan is chatting with KEVIN CURRAN about second novel, Citizens, which tells the story of Neil, an apathetic Irishman in his twenties whose plans to emigrate are disturbed by the death of his grandfather. Familiar themes are made clever and refreshing through the interspersed narrative of Neil’s great-grandfather Harry, who participated in the Easter Rising…

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Ireland’s First Shotokan World Champion

John Healy interviews BERNARD GAFFNEY from Santry Shotokan Club and LEANNE ROYLE, Irelands First Shotokan World Champion. He explains the origin of Shotokan and how it’s arrived to Ireland. They have 16 Clubs in the Federation, most of them around Dublin and it’s getting bigger over the 12 years it has existed. Leanne explains the kata, which…

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