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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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  • Gateways

    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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  • Sound & Vision this August

    Sound & Vision this August

    This August Near FM will be re-playing your favourite documentaries which were produced with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Sound & Vision Scheme. For a full run down of the dates and times of broadcast please check the table below

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  • Telling our own Story

    Telling our own Story

    ” Near FM presents a four part radio series celebrating 30 years of community media on the Northside of Dublin “Since community radio emerged as a separate strand it has added to the plurality of voices that are on air it has also provided significant opportunity for people to develop their skills and it has provided opportunities for communities to access the airwaves…Nearfm was one of the first ones to embrace the idea that community radio was a community development […]

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  • Art Spaces

    Art Spaces

    Art Spaces – a new six part radio series that explores six unique art spaces in the North of Dublin. Monday the 16th of June – Monday July 21st at 6.30pm on Near FM Art Spaces is a new six part radio series produced for Near FM. The aim of the series is to promote awareness and an appreciation of the visual arts in North Dublin.  It does so by examining the rich diversity and innovation in existence in the area, looking […]

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  • Mad Scientists of Music

    Mad Scientists of Music

    Starting on Thursday the 29th of May a new 6 part show about experimental music in Ireland, entitled ‘Mad Scientists of Music’. It will be covering everything from bedroom tinkering with Fruity Loops to technically and aesthetically sophisticated electronic ‘noise’ to Harry Partch style microtonal music. It’s produced by Gareth Stack and for more information you can read the production updates he’s been writing on his blog. Mad scientists of Music will broadcast on the following dates: Thursday May 29th , June 5th, […]

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  • Diamond in the Rough

    Diamond in the Rough

    Niamh Griffin travelled to Sierra Leone in September 2013 to explore how women and men are tackling sexual violence. High rates of these crimes in Sierra Leone are a sad legacy of a brutal decade-long civil war which ended in 2002, leaving thousands mentally and physically scarred. She met with people determined to change this, visiting rape crisis centres known as Rainbo Centres. They are funded by Irish Aid, and run by American NGO International Recue Committee with local group […]

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  • Understanding Irish Muslims

    Understanding Irish Muslims

    This four part series tells the story of Muslims living in Ireland and demonstrates in a positive light how they embrace and contribute to Irish society. The series aims to improve understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in Ireland and assist societal harmony. A general overview of Islam is given and the series also looks at the Irish connection to Islam through those Irish who have converted to the religion, the involvement of Irish Muslims in the Arab Spring, the Irish […]

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  • Feminist Heart

    Feminist Heart

    Feminist Heart is a 4 part series which deals with Ireland’s contemporary history from a women’s perspective with a particular focus on woman’s voices from our own area, the Northside of Dublin. Broadcasting Saturday March 8th (International Womens Day), 15th, 22nd and 29th at 3pm. It will look at events that were not only historical and social milestones, but which also made a difference in the way women were perceived in society. The show will do this through interviews with some of […]

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  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect – Friday 21st Feb @ 6pm on Near FM In August 2013, through the support of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Joseph O’Connor and Paul Loughran travelled to Tanzania to discover how one butterfly farming project is educating local communities on the importance of protecting the environment whilst giving women a stronger voice in their villages. The Amani Butterfly Project is a non-profit organisation, established in 2004, that helps four hundred rural Tanzanians from six villages in […]

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