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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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Cycling Against Suicide – Console

Pat Meehan is talking to CEO PAUL KELLY about Consoles Cycling Against Suicide.The Console 24/7 Suicide Helpline is available to anyone who is in suicidal crisis, to anyone who is concerned for someone else who may be in suicidal crisis, and for those who have been bereaved by suicide. It is a free professional counselling…

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Last Ballymun Towerblock Begins To Tumble

Almost 50 years since it was built, demolition has started on Joseph Plunkett Tower, the last of the notorious Ballymun flats. BRIAN MONGEY, senior community officer with DCC talks to Mark Finnegan about this momentous occasion. Joseph Plunkett tower, completed in 1967, was one of seven 15-storey blocks, along with 19 of eight storeys and…

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Dublintellectuals transition to The Culture Lab

MARISSA RONAN of Dublintellectual.ie, joins Eoin to speak about the work of the website promoting the arts and Humanities in a time of recession. We hear how the group began to meet at Shibeen Chic in Dublin City and how it grew and after 33 events UCD engaged with them on a collaboration to expand…

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Book Launch for Zest 4 Kids

Pat Meehan talks to ROBERT CARLEY, from Zest 4 Kids, a charity working with children at risk or who have suffered trauma. Robert chatted about the launch of a book being sold in aid of the organisation…

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Report From The Paris Climate Summit

Noel speaks to WILLIAM HEDERMAN, a journalist reporting from the Paris Climate Summit. He talks about the situation he and many other activists are in due to the high security in France following the Paris attacks, the people organising the protests, how they plan to assemble under the circumstances, other ways to protest climate change,…

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Find My Past, New Free Online Archive Service

John Healy interviews CLIONA WELDON, from Find My Past, about the service they offer on family history online, a hobby that more and more people are interested on. They offer the posibility of building your own family tree online. Thanks to their new partnership with the National Archive of Ireland, they also offer a new…

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Astronomy Ireland

Noel speaks to DAVID MOORE from Astronomy Ireland. He talks about the background to Astronomy Ireland, the events that they run annually, their telescopic sights of the International Space Station, the lecture they plan to give during Science Week and their preparation for a lecture in the future about possible life out in space. He…

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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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Dollymount Sea Scouts Undertake Historic Sponsored Walk

DERMOT DURACK of the 5th Port Dollymount Sea Scouts talks to Noel McGuinness about the forthcoming Tom Crean Sponsored Walk. The funds raised by the walk will all go to St Francis Hospice in Raheny, where one of the troop’s leaders passed away last year. Usually, the Sea Scouts put their fund-raising efforts towards financing…

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