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  • The Jomac Show

    The Jomac Show

    The Jomac Show is still going strong – 60 years since it was formed by two young altar boys in Inner City Dublin. With a strong voluntary tradition, entertainers have performed in orphanages, hospitals and nursing homes across Dublin and Ireland. In this special two part radio series, Robert Mc Loughlin and Joe Maguire share their memories of The Jomac Show. The series features interviews with well know entertainer Joe Cuddy, Dec Cluskey from The Bachelors, and many of the […]

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  • Live Broadcast – Five Lamps Festival

    Live Broadcast – Five Lamps Festival

    Outside Broadcast from the ‘Five Lamps Festival’ in Marino. Date and Time: Tuesday April 9th from 11.00-2.00pm. Venue: Marino College, Connolly House, 171 North Strand Road, D 1 Tune in to part one of ‘Northside Festivals’ when we will be speaking to artists and performers who will be telling us what to expect during their events and shows during the ‘Five Lamps Festival’. Listen live on Near FM 90.3 or online at www.near.ie. This is the first part of a […]

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  • LIVE Traditional Music from the EU

    LIVE Traditional Music from the EU

    Stage times announced: Friday Night – Clasac – Broadcast live – 8 -11pm 8.00 – 8.30pm – Zoltán Szabó & Katalin Juhász – Hungary 8.45 – 9.15pm – Harzer Jodler Trio – Germany 9.30 – 9.45pm – Bidaia – Basque Country 10.00 – 10.45pm – Perfect Friction – Ireland Saturday Night – Unitarian Church 7.30 – 8pm – Perfect Friction – Ireland 8.15 -8.45 – Harzer Jodler Trio – Germany 9.00 – 9.30 – Zoltán Szabó & Katalin Juhász – Hungary […]

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  • 1913 Unfinished Business

    1913 Unfinished Business

    1913 Unfinished Business is a series made for the centenary of the Dublin Lock-out. The team look at Ireland and Dublin in the early twentieth century and introduce two of the key protagonists of the battle, the ITGWU’s Jim Larkin and the employers’ leaders William Martin Murphy. Historian Dr. Conor Kostick speaks about the genesis of the Lock-out, its politics and how it developed. We finish by asking what relevance the 1913 Lock-out has in our society one hundred years […]

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  • Been There, Seen There

    Been There, Seen There

    Join intrepid reporter Angus Beef, and his junior assistant semi-producer intern Beany Tuthail, as they show you a side of Dublin you’ve never seen before. ‘Been There, Seen There’ is a new six part series of guided tours of historic Dublin locations. The show takes you on a whirlwind tour of parks, monuments and museums, with a twist. Each episode is completely fictional. Listeners will be intrigued by false facts about Casino Marino (the infamous 18th century pleasure dome), thrilled […]

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  • CRC Talks 3

    CRC Talks 3

    CRC Talks 3 on NEAR 90.3 fm March 2013 A group of young adults with disabilities from the Central Remedial Clinic’s (CRC) Rehabilitative Training centre will launch a third series of CRC Talks 3 on 6th March on NEAR 90.3 fm CRC Talks 3 comprises of five 30 minute shows featuring the themes of youth; art’s, culture, transport, access and employment from the perspectives and experiences of young adults with disabilities. Programme 1: 6th March at 3.30pm – Youth & […]

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  • Return to the Pine Trees

    Return to the Pine Trees

    Return to the Pine Trees is a selection of 6 short stories about growing up in the North Dublin areas of Turnapin Lane, Clonshaugh, Coolock Lane and Santry in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Dublin born Gerry Cooley. These stories capture a happy, innocent childhood  and they bring to life a time in these areas on the outskirts of Dublin City before they all changed forever. This series is a follow on to 2011’s Turn at the Pine Trees and […]

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  • Contemporary Capitalism

    Contemporary Capitalism

    Contemporary Capitalism is a 4 part series of talks, each part critiquing an aspect of how capitalism affects society today. The series was edited for broadcast by artist and Near FM volunteer Craig Cox. [www.craigcoxart.com] The talks were originally held in Dubzland studios, north inner city Dublin, in late 2012, and were organised by the Provisional University, a group of researchers and social activists. [www.provisionaluniversity.wordpress.com] Contemporary Capitalism, Episode 1: Welfare to Debtfare. Part 1 is given by Mick Byrne and […]

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  • Not for The Money

    Not for The Money

    Not for the Money is a six part series starting on Tuesday 5th March at 6.30pm consisting of in-depth profiles of each of the following organisations: Dogs Aid Residents Against Racism Exchange Dublin, Seomra Sproai, Summer Row Garden Rainbow13. In each programme we speak to a member of each organisation to see what was their motivations and expectations when joining the organisation, why do they believe it is important to volunteer and what have they gained through their experience volunteering […]

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  • Communicating Europe

    Communicating Europe

    Ireland’s EU Presidency: A Political Party Perspective. During the first half of 2013 Ireland hold the EU Presidency and to highlight this Near FM have produced a six part series where the different Irish political parties can put forward their ideas of what focus Ireland put on the role. Every country during the presidency tries to achieve something that would be remembered as something positive in the development of the European project. In this series we will ask the five […]

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