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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 […]

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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


    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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  • National Podcast Day

    National Podcast Day

    Podcasting turns 10 years old this year. Near FM have always embraced this technology and we were the first media organisation in Ireland to podcast back in early 2005. National Podcast Day is a day to celebrate and promote podcasts worldwide. A huge amount of our content is now podcasted and we now never remove older programmes that are uploaded so there is a huge back catalog quality programming available to listen to. Here’s a selection of some of the programmes […]

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  • Radio Culture Night 2014

    Radio Culture Night 2014

    Radio Culture Night 2014 Culture Night 2014. The special broadcasts will take place from BLOCK T in Smithfield on Friday Sept 19th 5-9pm. The broadcast will go live by on Near FM Dublin South FM, Phoenix FM, West Dublin Access Radio & Raidio Na Life. This year we will be concentrating on the Heuston/Museum quarter The programmes will feature artists, musicians, actors, writers and museum and gallery curators to showcase the best of what Culture Night has to offer. As […]

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