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  • The Irish Latin American Connection

    The Irish Latin American Connection

    Broadcasting Monday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of March @ 2pm The Irish Latin American Connection is a 4 part series of programmes that looks at the experiences of Irish people who have in the recent past lived and campaigned for causes in Latin America.   We will examine their motives for travelling, their contribution to the countries they lived in and how these experiences have shaped their lives and careers back in Ireland.  And while doing this, we will touch on some global issues […]

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  • Visa Factories or English Schools

    Visa Factories or English Schools

    Over the last three years, the English language Industry in Ireland has suffered many school closures, exposing the malpractice taking place in some schools and resulting in hundreds of international students losing large sums of money. This hour-long documentary, produced by Sarah-Jane Fortune and funded by The Mary Raftery Investigative Journalism Fund, explores the effects of the closures on students while discovering how the industry is regulated and assessing what the future holds for the industry in Ireland. To be […]

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  • Port Out Starboard Home

    Port Out Starboard Home

    Broadcasting every Friday in June @ 1pm on Near FM 90.3 Port Out Starboard Home (P.O.S.H) is a new 4 part documentary series which looks at the lives of the people who work in, and live around Dublin Port. It gives an in-sight into a major Irish transport hub and explores the social commitment of the Dublin Port Company and its service users by focusing on the interaction of these corporate bodies with the wider Dockland’s community. Historical, architectural, bio-diversity, heritage and […]

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  • Drama and Seminar in Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising

    Drama and Seminar in Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising

    Near FM in partnership with Dublin City Council are delighted to present the one act stage play ‘Killing Connolly!’ and the seminar ‘Who owns the Easter Rising?’   What: Drama and Seminar Date: Wednesday March 30th 2016 Time: 12.45 -2.00pm Where: Conference Room 1, Northside Civic Centre, Coolock.   This public event will combine the original one-act stage play ‘Killing Connolly!’ written by Jack Byrne (approximately 15 minutes) and the talk ‘Who owns the Easter Rising’ (approximately 30 minutes) by Dr […]

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  • Documentaries on Near FM

    Documentaries on Near FM

    Tune in to Near FM all next week Jan 18th– 22nd at 12.30pm for a week of radio documentaries produced by the Broadcasting & Journalism Degree students of Colaiste Dhulaigh in conjunction with Near FM. These documentaries which are made by Colaiste Dhulaigh students for a degree certified by the University of Wolverhampton cover a wide range of topics with Northside Dublin being the common theme. On Monday we visit Howth to find out about the life of the fishermen. Tuesday […]

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  • Abeer Abu Ghaith

    Female Founders to Bank On

    FEMALE FOUNDERS TO BANK ON Broadcasting Thursday Nov 26th @ 3.30pm on Near FM Faced with the challenges of cultural constraints, political barriers, gender issues and access to capital, the odds are stacked against female entrepreneurs in Palestine. Palestinian women own just 5.4 per cent of all enterprises in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and, according to the International Labour Organisation, only around 20 per cent of Palestinian women work outside the home, compared to nearly 70 per cent […]

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  • Tom Crean series on Near FM 90.3

    Tom Crean series on Near FM 90.3

    Exploring with Tom Crean is an eight part series which uses the novel ‘Ice Man’ by Michael Smith, to educate children on the natural environment, the human environment and history.   These are all themes depicted and taken from the novel ‘Ice Man’ which portrays the remarkable adventures of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean. The children of third class in St David’s BNS in Artane read this book in this academic school year as part of their curriculum. Declan Cahill talks with Michael […]

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  • New Perspectives on Irish History

    New Perspectives on Irish History

    Broadcasting Friday Feb 20th @ 6.30pm for 8 weeks. New Perspectives on Irish History is a brand new 8 part radio series devised by John Haughton, which takes a unique look at how our ancestors viewed their natural environment and how different periods of history co-existed with the natural environment of our island. In this instance this series relates to the themes of Irish History, heritage, experience and the natural environment and will raise public awareness to a unique historical […]

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  • Language Jewels

    Language Jewels

    Tuesday Jan 13th, 20th and 27th at 3pm “I’ve listened to the first Language Jewel and I’m not going to wait until this time next week to listen to the next one! It’s a really interesting documentary and you’ve arranged the interviews in a seamless manner.”- Dr Deirdre Kirwan, Principal , Scoil Bhríde Cailíní Language Jewels is a three part series which follows the experience of Scoil Bhríde Cailíní, a primary school based in Blanchardstown that has passed in a […]

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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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