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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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  • The History Show

    The History Show

    The History Show on Near FM presented by Cathal Brennan and John Dorney. Each episode we look at a different aspect of Irish history. Episode 1: The Civil War in Dublin and Cork. Episode 2: History of local government in Dublin. Episode 3: Eunan O’Halpin on the dead of the Irish Revolution / Eve Morrisson on the Bureau of Military History. Episode 4: Aoife MacCormac on the history of infectious diseases in Ireland / James Durney on When Aungier Street […]

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  • Kay Farrell Trilogy

    Kay Farrell Trilogy

    A new 3 part radio drama anthology series dedicated to the memory of founding member of the Near Drama Company, Kay Farrell. Oct 24th 6pm: Part 1 – Twin Candles by Henry Hudson September, 2009. Mary and Sarah have been friends for years. Both are spinsters. Mary is seventy-three, ill and housebound. Sarah is sixty-four. She visits Mary every day. Mary is about to reveal a shocking secret about her past. Oct 31st 6pm: Part 2 – The Hanging Gardener […]

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  • The Brief – The Legal Affairs Show

    The Brief – The Legal Affairs Show

    The Brief is Ireland’s only legal current affairs show. Presented by barristers Andrew Robinson and Peter Leonard every Thursday at 7pm. Each week the presenters and guest panelists look at the latest in current affairs, here and abroad through what is happening in the Courts. Questions and comments to askthebrief@near.ie Produced by Killian Donoghue and Andrew Robinson.

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  • New Radio Drama – Rivitin’ History

    New Radio Drama – Rivitin’ History

    Rivitin History is a hilarious two part satirical drama by Pat Meehan. Meet Marion Monroe and ‘Duck the Bullets’, as they are taken in by Professor Henri DuFornicate’s ability to travel back through time in ancient Ireland. Tune in Wednesday 10th & 17th October @ 6pm.

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  • This Sporting Life 20th Oct @ 3.30pm – American Football

    This Sporting Life 20th Oct @ 3.30pm – American Football

    This Sporting Life: The Story of Minority Sport in North Dublin A 30 x 15 minute documentary series featuring sports as diverse as Archery, Orienteering and Lawn Bowls. Tune in from saturday September 1st @ 3.30pm and every saturday for 30 weeks during the Sports Local Live programme. Keep an eye on the Near FM website for details of which sport will be featured week to week. The Dublin Rebels are the most successful team in the Irish American Football […]

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  • Radio Culture Night & Culture Night TV 2012

    Radio Culture Night & Culture Night TV 2012

      Northside Community Media platforms Near FM & Near TV will present live coverage from Culture Night 2012. These special broadcasts will take place from the Project Arts Centre and the Community Media shopfront studio in Temple Bar. 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 well as studio content there will be roving reporters and cameras in Temple Bar where the general […]

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