Podcast from Near FM

The Better Side: Máirín de Burca

A discussion with feminist and activist Máirín de Burca about her campaigning life – feminism, housing action campaign, and throwing an egg at President Richard Nixon. Máirín served three months in prison for her anti-war activity, helped to ...

The Better Side: Aodhán Ó Ríordáin with Razan Ibraheem & Síomha Hennessy

Razan Ibraheem & Síomha Hennessy An open and frank discussion with Syrian journalist Razan and Refugee Rights Campaigner Síomha. Razan discusses her upbringing in Syria, her life in Ireland and her hopes for her country as it experiences the most ...

The Better Side: Aodhán Ó Riordáin & Hilary Benn MP

Hilary Benn MP: The British Labour Party MP Hilary Benn joins Aodhán for a discussion on his background, his politics and his hope for the future. Hilary speaks about growing up in a political household, the influence of his American mother on his life, ...

The Better Side: Aodhán Ó Ríordáin & Lise Hand

Lise Hand: Journalist and commentator Lise Hand joins Aodhán to talk about politics, her friendship with Veronica Guerin and her new short film entitled ‘The Eleventh Hour’. Lise gives an insight into the culture of Leinster House, her route ...

The Better Side with Aodhán Ó Ríordáin – Valerie Mulcahy

Aodhán speaks with Cork footballing legend Valerie Mulcahy – winner of ten senior All-Ireland medals – and an outspoken advocate for gender equality in sport and LGBT rights in society. Valerie talks about her football career, the ethic of ...

“The Better Side” with Aodhán Ó Ríordáin – Ger Gilroy

In this episode of The Better Side Aodhán speaks with renowned sports journalist and Newstalk FM broadcaster Ger Gilroy. Ger discusses the fallout from his recent explosive interviews with Lance Armstrong and Tyrone footballer Cathal McCarron, his Belfast ...

“The Better Side” with Aodhán Ó Ríordáin – Nick Clegg MP

The Better Side is a series of interviews discussing hope and delivering change with a respected voice. In this episode Aodhán speaks with Nick Clegg MP, former leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Nick discusses ...

“The Better Side” with Aodhán Ó Ríordáin – Tara Flynn

The Better Side is a series of interviews discussing hope and delivering change with a respected voice. In this episode Aodhán meets actor, comedian and author Tara Flynn. Tara discusses growing up in Kinsale, her professional life and her activism with ...

“The Better Side” with Aodhán Ó Ríordáin – Brian Kerr

In the first of a series of interviews discussing hope and delivering change with a respected voice, Aodhán meets former Republic of Ireland football manager Brian Kerr. Brian discusses his childhood, his football life and his work with “Sport ...

Communicating Europe Debate 2015

As part of the Communicating Europe initiative, Near FM held a live panel discussion from Coolock Library on Wed May 13th. The facilitated discussion featured a Q&A from a live audience and centered on topics such as the value of the EU in our lives, ...

Contemporary Capitalism Part 4: The Commons

Contemporary Capitalism is a 4 part series of talks, each part critiquing an aspect of how capitalism affects society today. The talks were originally held in Dubzland studios, north inner city Dublin, in late 2012, and were organised by the Provisional ...

Contemporary Capitalism Part 3: Mental Health

Contemporary Capitalism Part 3: Mental Health. Contemporary Capitalism is a 4 part series of talks, each part critiquing an aspect of how capitalism affects society today. The talks were originally held in Dubzland studios, north inner city Dublin, in ...