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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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Mink Fur Farming in Ireland

JOHN CARMODY speaks to Ronnie O’Brien about the Animal Rights Network and footage taken from a mink farm in Ireland. John talks about conditions seen in the video and the negligence which the animals are experiencing. They discuss how the Animal Rights Network is lobbying government to prevent fur farming. John says up to 200,000 mink and a…

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Keeping Kids Healthy And Cool At School

BERNARD DUGGAN of the IPU offers advice on common ailments suffered by children in the school environment. The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) was established in 1973. As a membership organisation, the IPU has you, our members, as our number one priority. Our aim is to assist you in delivering the best possible service to your…

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Ballymun Tidy Towns 2012

John Healy speaks to MARY COUCH about Tidy Towns.  They discuss the different categories available to enter, appeal for volunteers, and how they manage to receive funding and dealing with graffiti. Mary spoke about the problems they have with dumping and also offered up some clever ideas for other tidy town organisations. Mary also talks about the…

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Removal of Literacy Post in TARGET, Donaghmede

Noel speaks to Cllr. MICHAEL O’BRIEN from the Anti Austerity Alliance about the removal of a literacy post in TARGET, Donaghmede. He talks the situation where the Education and Training Board is not funding a replacement for TARGET, the disruption that it may cause to people taking adult education in the area and the lack of…

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Book ‘Exercise of Authority’ – Finnian O’Cionnaith

Conor Doyle is talkin to FINNIAN O’CIONNAITH, who is launching his new book “Exercise of Authority”. Finnian O’Cionnaith is author of two books and multiple papers specialising in eighteenth-century surveying, cartography and the use of spatial data in urban management. This book tells the story of the formative years of the Georgian Paving Board who…

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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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Priory Hall Residents Association

Pat Meehan speaks to GRAHAM USHER of the Priory Hall Residents Association about the latest updates in the campaign, and about a march that took place in support of the residents to raise awareness that they are still living in rented accommodation which is being paid for by Dublin City Council. Priory Hall is a…

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The Irish Red Cross and Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

ANNE MARIE O’CONNELL of the Irish Red Cross joins Noel McGuinness to talk of their work in The Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Anne says 11 million people are affected across 40 provinces with 500,000 people displaced. Thus far they have confirmed over 2,000 deaths, with that figure expected to increase. Anne says…

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Grooming All Dogs – Great and Small

Three years ago, JOANNE COLLINS was made redundant from her job as a sales manager. She didn’t let this get her down and decided to go into business for herself. She did a three-month small business course and then, in conjunction with another pal who’d been made redundant, she opened All Dogs Great And Small…

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The Making of the low budget Irish film, “The Hit Producer”

Noel McGuinness talks to screenwriter NIALL QUEENAN about making the low budget Irish film The Hit Producer. NIALL tells how the funds were crowd-sourced, the cast and crew, including the Director Kevin de la Isla O’Neill worked for free, and the script tailored to use ready-made locations. All involved worked for free ion the hope that…

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Walk to School Week

Sabrina Ryan interviews ALLY MENARY about the initiative called Walk to School Week, where they try to inform parents about the benefits of walking to school with the kids, avoiding the car when possible…

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