The Integration Centre on the “Putting people First” document

Ronnie O’Brien speaks to KILLIAN FORDE of the Integration Centre. They begin by discussing a document released by Minister Phil Hogan called “Putting people first” and what the results of this set of policies will be. They discuss any difference in integration throughout this period. They discuss some of the differences in modern day immigration…

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Local Hardware Shops Boom Even In The Bust

Local Hardware entrepreneur JOHNNY McLOUGHLIN talks to Noel McGuinness about the hardware business he opened despite the ongoing recession. After a year in business, Johnny says that he is surprised at how well things have been working out. Because people are short of cash, he says, I’m guessing that they’re doing home repairs themselves to…

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Right 2 Water Campaign – People Before Profit

Noel McGuinness chats with JOHN LYONS from People Before Benefit about the Right2water campaign. The Right2Water campaign has called for a series of nationwide demonstrations to take place on Saturday, 23rd January 2016 – including a major demonstration in Dublin city centre. 2016 is going to be the year of change in Ireland and that change…

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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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Make a move Hip Hop festival 2012, Limerick

Paula Wiseman speaks to CATHERINE O’HALLORAN about the creation of the hip hop festival, and how it grew in a short time from the original idea. Catherine spoke of how she  hopes that it will help some of the participants to redefine what Art means to them…

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Baldoyle Racecourse Community Garden

Baldoyle Racecourse Community Garden organizer JENNIFER NOTHER joins Yvette Reid to talk about how the community garden was put together. Jennifer talks of the committee that guided the project, how the garden operates,  how the community organize to meet at particular times of the month to carry out specific tasks such as cutting grass, her hopes of the garden growing in the…

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EU Presidency 2012 – Day Three: The Fianna Fáil View

The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national…

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Oil Drilling in Dublin Bay Raises Storm of Protest

WILLIAM HEDERMAN talks to Noel McGuinness about drilling for oil in Dublin Bay, and why it’s a bad idea. He says there are a number of areas of extreme concern regarding this issue: 1. Drilling for oil or gas in Ireland under the current licencing agreements is of little or no benefit to the people…

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Live from the Edenmore Fun Day 2013

TONY CAPTAIN introduces a segment recorded by Noel McGuinness at the Edenmore Fun day 2013. Noel is first joined by DERMOT McHUGH, one of the organisers of the festival who talks about the history and growth of the festival, detailing the many groups involved and what they are doing as part of the festival. Doctor…

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Bringing People Together For Positive Homeowner/Tenant Experience

John talks to SAOIRSE SHERIDAN from Elderhomeshare about bringing people together for positive homeowner / tenant experience. She talks about her experience since starting in Elderhomeshare, the objectives of the service, the types of tenants that they would be looking for, how everyone goes through a Garda vetting and how any issues throughout the process…

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On Bolus Head: talking to the illustrator

BRIAN GORMLEY, artist joins Barbara Jennings to discuss a book he has been involved in which looks at the culture of Ireland and focuses on County Kerry. The book is called “On Bolus HEad” and is written with Michael Carter. Brian tells of how the literary tradition is so very alive in Ireland and talks…

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Dublin City Council Chooses Sites for First Modular Homes

Mark speaks to Cllr CHRISTY BURKE (Independent) about the Dublin City Council choosing sites for their first modular homes. He talks about the process involved in how and why the sites were chosen for the houses, his response to people’s reactions of the homes being chosen in areas such as Ballymun and Ballyfermot, how homelessness…

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Kiruu, Singer/Songwriter

Noel speaks to KIERAN ALLEN (Kiruu), singer/songwriter. He talks about his background, how he started playing music, his involvement in different music projects to date, the diversity of his music, where you can find his music and what sort of music he listened to when he was younger. He plays his songs Sikupendi, a song about…

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