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  • Gaelscoil Bharra – Inniu agus inné

    Gaelscoil Bharra – Inniu agus inné

    Broadcasting Thursday 21st February at 3pm on Near FM 90.3 Gaelscoil Bharra – Inniu agus inné documents the highs and lows of Gaelscoile Bharra and the local Irish speaking community of Cabra. By talking to those involved over the years since the school was not more than a pipe dream of a small group of committed language activists.  Down through the years when in poor conditions the school managed to deliver into the community hundreds of young (and old) new Irish speakers. And looking […]

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  • The Dublin Public House

    The Dublin Public House

    The Dublin Public House A new three-part radio series broadcasting on Near Fm at 3:30pm on November 6th, 13th and 20th  The series is produced by John Casey with researcher Oliver Reid. The Dublin public house is that most enduring and clear example of communal experience in the country’s capital. This new series touches on the myriad of changes experienced by the capital city since WW2, using the Dublin pub and it’s changing urban environment as an ideal focal point. […]

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  • Near FM launch Documentary Seminar

    Near FM launch Documentary Seminar

    Near FM have launched the Near Documentary Seminar. Taking place on Saturday September 29th. Early bird tickets now available. Join us for the Near Documentary Seminar on Saturday, September 29th 2018. Register now for the early bird rate! In this one day intensive workshop you will gain a basic understanding of audio documentary construction. Learn key skills and get advice on idea formation, finding the right contributors to tell your story, interviewing, creating a narrative, production/post-production hints and tips and use of […]

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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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