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  • Respect Words

    Respect Words

    Respect Words is a twenty part series of programmes produced and presented by Near FM on the topic of Hate Speech. Each episode Near FM presenters discuss various aspects of Hate Speech. Every form of communication is discussed such as the written word, the spoken word and of course social media. They are joined each week by experts on the subject including people from minority groups, legal experts, and indeed people who have been subjected to Hate Speech.  About Respect […]

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  • Ronnie & Julia – Audio Drama

    Ronnie & Julia – Audio Drama

    On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Near FM presents a modern retelling of his iconic work Romeo & Juliet, written by local playwright Denis Byrne. Broadcasting July 10th at 6.30 pm The lovers, Ronnie & Julia, are members of feuding families, who live across from each other in Moncap Drive, Northside Dublin. Both families are involved in drug-pushing, but are subservient to the major drug lord of the district, whose word is law and, as in the original […]

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  • James Joyce Week

    James Joyce Week

    All this week we will be celebrating the life and work of James Joyce with a series of special programs featuring readings and discussions, full details on nearfm.ie/schedule: Mon: 7pm – The Dead Tue: 3.30pm – Eveline Wed: 1pm – Araby and An Encounter Thu: 10 am – A Little Cloud and After the Race Thu: 6pm – The Sisters and Two Gallants Fri: 10am – Bloomsday morning with Mature Voices Fri: 10.30am – The St James Rejoyce Boarding House Fri: 4.30pm – A Mother and The Boarding House  

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  • Dublin and the Great War

    Dublin and the Great War

    In the first of a three part series about Dublin and the Great War Ciaran Murray speaks to Padraig Yeates and John Dorney on the topics of anti-conscription and also the Russian revolution. Fergus Russell from An Góilín sings songs from the era. In the second programme, Ciarán speaks to Fionnuala Walsh and Niamh Murray about the suffragette movement and women at work. Máire Ni Chróinín from An Góilín sings songs from the era. In the third programme Ciaran is […]

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  • The Bunratty Maisonettes

    The Bunratty Maisonettes

    A five-part series documenting the many people and organisations that have existed in the Maisonettes since they were first built in the late 1960s. Near FM recorded these stories before the Maisonettes were knocked down. The entire series will be aired on April 14th from 9.30 am. Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

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  • Irish Latin American Connection mentioned in Irish Independent

    Irish Latin American Connection mentioned in Irish Independent

    http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/radio/radio-space-the-final-frontier-in-the-war-of-the-sexes-35517201.html The ever-excellent Near FM began its own four-part series this week, The Irish Latin American Connection (Mon 2pm), which explores those of our compatriots who have lived and achieved great things over there in the recent past. This first episode looked at human-rights activists in Mexico and Ecuador. Future programmes will address food, debt relief, international aid, the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, Roger Casement’s time in Peru and much more. Near FM really do put other local stations (and more than […]

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  • Journalists and Media Activists Wanted to Join ‘No To Hate Speech’ Debate

    Journalists and Media Activists Wanted to Join ‘No To Hate Speech’ Debate

    Near FM are hosting an upcoming series of seminars Respect Words- Ethical Journalism in Media. These are aimed at online, print, and broadcast journalists interested in discussing ethics, codes and regulations and the responsibilities of traditional and online media in the context of hate speech. Over the three days there will be speakers from a wide range of media outlets, regulatory bodies, NGOs and universities including Colum Kenny (DCU), Roisin Boyd (Lecturer/ Broadcaster), Michael Foley (NUJ), Teresa Buczkowska (Immigrant Council […]

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  • New Audio Drama: Shopping for Beginners

    New Audio Drama: Shopping for Beginners

    Shopping for Beginners by Maurice Newman is a new 2 part audio drama that takes place in a shopping centre in north County Dublin as two older men from drastically different backgrounds strike up an unlikely friendship. It broadcasts at 6.30pm on February 2nd and 9th on Near FM 90.3 and will be available here and on the podcast shortly afterward. Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

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  • Joe McGinley Tribute

    Joe McGinley Tribute

    Joe McGinley was a long time Near FM volunteer presenter who passed away earlier this year.   Joe was best known for his Friday Lunchtime Miscellany programme, but was also very active as part of the team behind John Markey on the Magic Moments programme on Sunday mornings.  He also occasionally helped out with other programmes and the pieces here include an interview about his Dad, who fought in the GPO in 1916.

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  • Rivitin’ History Returns!

    Rivitin’ History Returns!

    Rivitin’ History by Pat Meehan returns on October 27th and November 3rd at 6pm. Follow the continuing adventures of Marrion Monroe and Duck the Bullets as they are taken in by Professor Henri DuFornicate’s ability to travel back through time to ancient Ireland. You can catch up on the previous episodes here: This series is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme.

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