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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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20 things to do in Dublin before you go for feckin pint

Sabrina Ryan interviews COLIN MURPHY co-author of the book “20 things to do in Dublin before you go for feckin’ pint” . This is a collaborative project of himself and Donal O’Dea. He talks about how sometimes we miss things being close to were we live  just because we don’t value them. Therefore this  book…

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National Media Conference 2012: A Preview

JACK LEAHY of the National Media conference 2012 talks to Eoin Drinan about the upcoming event which will be talking place over the next weekend. The event is organised by students of Trinity College and features the likes of Storyful, Nearfm, Newstalk, TCDFM and many other panel discussions across the day. Jack speaks of how…

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Fossetts Circus At 125 years Of Age

CHARLES O’BRIEN of Fossetts Circus speaks to Ger Leddin on the occasion of their 125th year in existence. Charles talks about the history of Fossetts Circus with the oldest official documentation of it reaching back to 1888, the new audience members attending the circus from outside of Ireland, the generations of families passing on memories…

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Radical Food Co Puts Nature on the Children’s Menu

Local entrepreneur TONY MONAHAN brings some samples of his company’s products in to be tested on air by Mark Finnegan. The Radical Food Company offers a range of oat and yoghurt-based snacks – that are low in fat, high in protein, and very tasty, apparently – that has grown from Tony and his wife Miriam’s…

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Innovative parking options in Dublin City

Sabrina Ryan interviews GER LEDDIN about innovative parking options available in Dublin City. A system called Smart Parking has been tested in San Francisco, Birmingham and London, and this system gives you information about the  availability of parking spots, so there is no need searching for a free parking slot anymore…

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Tir na nÓg Caife Opening

John speaks to TONY HEGARTY, a local entrepreneur opening Tir na nÓg Caife in the Northside Civic Centre, Coolock. He talks about the opening taking place, how it can be a huge benefit to the community, the reason for the cafe’s name, the other operations that have moved on in locations like St. Anne’s Park and…

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Irish Records Fair

Noel speaks to BRIAN O’KELLY about the Irish Records Fair taking place in Smithfield, Dublin. He talks about the resurgence of vinyl records, the accessibility of vinyl record players nowadays, how this fair will be the biggest of its kind that they will put together, the price range of different records and the different types…

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Outside Broadcast in St. David’s BNS

In a special edition of Northside Today, Noel talks to the teachers and students of St. David BNS in Artane. Noel firstly speaks to DECLAN CAHILL who is the coordinator of the Bookworms Programme. He talks about the origins and objectives of the programme and his admiration for the staff to encourage students to read and how…

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Olivier Cornet Art Gallery opens in Temple Bar

OLIVIER CORNET speaks to Barbara Jennings about her new art gallery. We hear that the gallery is named after Olivier and that she has been involved in the art scene in Ireland since 2004. Her gallery, which has just opened, is based in Temple Bar and Olivier explains what inspired her to open the gallery space…

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The Peter McVerry Trust and World Homeless Day 2013

ANNE MARIE CONNOLLY of the Peter McVerry Trust joins Noel McGuinness on the eve of World Homeless Day 2013.She tells Noel about of some of the events the Trust organised to mark the occasion, including a treasure hunt, a schools’ rugby competition, Tesco collections and a Zombie Run at Marino College. A number of sponsored…

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Lughnasa Full Moon Walk Helps Homeless

Noel McGuinness talks to GRAINNE DENNING, Fundraising manager of Threshold, about the Lughnasa Full Moon walk in aid of the homeless crisis in Ireland. This walk – in pre-Christian times – was somewhat of a match-making event that coincided with the harvest festival. The walk takes place around Glendalough. Threshold are facing ever-increasing demand for…

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Adult Education in Donahies Community School

Mark speaks to GEMMA O’ CONNER, coordinator of the Adult Education program and EDDIE MOORE, who teaches Bridge @ The Donahies Community School. They talk about how long the adult education program has been on for, the variety of courses available as part of the program, how open they are in starting new courses, the details about…

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