• An Irish Sanctuary

    An Irish Sanctuary

     An Irish Sanctuary: The History and Natural History of the North Bull Island is a 3-part series which looks at the fascinating history and natural history of the North Bull Island, home to over 1100 species of organisms including plants, insects, birds and mammals. In winter the island holds more than 35,000 wildfowl including internationally significant numbers of the iconic Brent Goose. It also plays host to thousands of human visitors each year who come to take in the rugged […]

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  • Local Club Football History

    Local Club Football History

    In this series, Dave Hooper explores the history of 3 local Dublin football clubs who have all had recent success. Local Club Football History brings you on a historical journey of three of Northside Dublins most recognisable football clubs. The series captures the essence and community spirit which upon the clubs were founded, and recounts the triumph and adversity each club has tasted. Told through the voices of the key men and women in each club, Local Club Football history […]

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  • Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    DCU student, Jack O’Dea,  carried out some research to analyse the impact NEAR FM has on the Northside of Dublin. In his dissertation, the fundamentals of community radio were outlined, the objectives and foundations of the practice and the possible future of the concept.  This research was qualitative in order to gain an insight into the workings of the people who have liaised with NEAR FM. Two groups of interviewees were questioned, to ensure a broad understanding of the organisation. […]

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  • CAPTCHA – Community Radio Archives

    CAPTCHA – Community Radio Archives

    Tune into Near FM this Thursday @ 3.30pm for a special one hour programme on CAPTCHA – the EU wide community media archiving initiative. Listen to Radio Corax, in Germany as they discuss radio archives. The Show is bilingual, Helen Hahmann talks to Ralf Wendt, project coordinator of Radio Corax about his ideas around archiving, the archiving infrastructure and archiving approaches of Radio Corax and what is being archived and which fascinating radio archives already exist? Ralf Wendt is Programme […]

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  • Water Charges

    Water Charges

    We’ve put together a play list of a selection of our coverage on the water charges. We’ll be continually updating this playlist. What Matters ‘Water Charges Special’ – 29th Oct 2014 In this the third episode of ‘What-Matters’ Near FM’s topical and current affairs program, Ger Leddin looks at the water charges issue. The program contains interviews with Limerick Councilor John Loftus, Mary Honan and Pat O Connor of the Anti Austerity Alliance along with Elizabeth Arden Communications Director with […]

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  • Gateways

    Gateways

    Broadcasting at 3.30pm starting Thursday the 16th of October and airing every Thursday for 4 weeks. October 16th, 23rd, 30th and November 6th 2014 “Gateways” is a four part radio documentary on Dublin. The documentary hears from the people who live near, work at and are connected to the Airport. We talk to present and former employees of not only the major corporate entities  at the Airport but also those who work in some of the ancillary businesses based at the […]

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Recent Posts

  • “Liam Brady to feature on Near FM football series” – Radio Today 27/11/2014

    “Liam Brady to feature on Near FM football series” – Radio Today 27/11/2014

      Irish soccer legend Liam Brady is to feature in a local football history series on Dublin community station Near FM. Brady – who was once assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland football team, during Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as manager, and who is a frequent contributor to RTÉ Televisions football coverage – hails Whitehall in Dublin. In the Near FM programme, he tells the story of the beginning of his football career with St.Kevins Boys. St.Kevins feature along with Raheny United […]

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  • “Hats off to Near FM for their tilt at the EU monster” – Irish Independent 19/04/2014

    “Hats off to Near FM for their tilt at the EU monster” – Irish Independent 19/04/2014

    In a column like this, you tend to fixate on the big stations – understandably, I suppose, as those are nationwide, have the broadest reach and the deepest impact on the radio landscape. Still, it’s nice to focus on smaller stations from time to time, so hats off this week to Near FM. A community station based in North Dublin, it makes a very refreshing change from the usual local radio, which is mostly computer-programmed pop music with little content […]

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  • An Irish Sanctuary

    An Irish Sanctuary

     An Irish Sanctuary: The History and Natural History of the North Bull Island is a 3-part series which looks at the fascinating history and natural history of the North Bull Island, home to over 1100 species of organisms including plants, insects, birds and mammals. In winter the island holds more than 35,000 wildfowl including internationally significant numbers of the iconic Brent Goose. It also plays host to thousands of human visitors each year who come to take in the rugged […]

    Continue reading »

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  • Local Club Football History

    Local Club Football History

    In this series, Dave Hooper explores the history of 3 local Dublin football clubs who have all had recent success. Local Club Football History brings you on a historical journey of three of Northside Dublins most recognisable football clubs. The series captures the essence and community spirit which upon the clubs were founded, and recounts the triumph and adversity each club has tasted. Told through the voices of the key men and women in each club, Local Club Football history […]

    Continue reading »

  • Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    Research Finds Many Community Benefits Provided By NEAR FM.

    DCU student, Jack O’Dea,  carried out some research to analyse the impact NEAR FM has on the Northside of Dublin. In his dissertation, the fundamentals of community radio were outlined, the objectives and foundations of the practice and the possible future of the concept.  This research was qualitative in order to gain an insight into the workings of the people who have liaised with NEAR FM. Two groups of interviewees were questioned, to ensure a broad understanding of the organisation. […]

    Continue reading »

  • CAPTCHA – Community Radio Archives

    CAPTCHA – Community Radio Archives

    Tune into Near FM this Thursday @ 3.30pm for a special one hour programme on CAPTCHA – the EU wide community media archiving initiative. Listen to Radio Corax, in Germany as they discuss radio archives. The Show is bilingual, Helen Hahmann talks to Ralf Wendt, project coordinator of Radio Corax about his ideas around archiving, the archiving infrastructure and archiving approaches of Radio Corax and what is being archived and which fascinating radio archives already exist? Ralf Wendt is Programme […]

    Continue reading »

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  • Water Charges

    Water Charges

    We’ve put together a play list of a selection of our coverage on the water charges. We’ll be continually updating this playlist. What Matters ‘Water Charges Special’ – 29th Oct 2014 In this the third episode of ‘What-Matters’ Near FM’s topical and current affairs program, Ger Leddin looks at the water charges issue. The program contains interviews with Limerick Councilor John Loftus, Mary Honan and Pat O Connor of the Anti Austerity Alliance along with Elizabeth Arden Communications Director with […]

    Continue reading »

  • Gateways

    Gateways

    Broadcasting at 3.30pm starting Thursday the 16th of October and airing every Thursday for 4 weeks. October 16th, 23rd, 30th and November 6th 2014 “Gateways” is a four part radio documentary on Dublin. The documentary hears from the people who live near, work at and are connected to the Airport. We talk to present and former employees of not only the major corporate entities  at the Airport but also those who work in some of the ancillary businesses based at the […]

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  • Outside with Near 3

    Outside with Near 3

    Near FM will broadcast LIVE from The Autumn Fair at Educate Together, Glasnevin October 19th 2014 12.00-3.00 pm Noel Mc Guinness and Leslie Murphy will present a 3 hour special, as part of OUTSIDE WITH NEAR, LIVE from Glasnevin Educate Together, The fair is organised as a fundraising event to raise money for materials required by the school- the Aistear programme, the Arts Day, the resource room and other materials that help to make the school a better place. Listen online HERE The fair […]

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  • A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree

    A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree

    Near Drama Company present, Denis Byrne’s radio play, A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree LIVE on air !!!! The play is set in the cooking area of a Refuge Centre for married women who have suffered at the hands of violent spouses. It is the present and past stories of three women from different backgrounds. Marge, the oldest, has little or no education, and has sought asylum in the Centre together with her three children, who are referred […]

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