Northside Today 11/09/14

Listen back to Northside Today presented by Heidi Bedell

Guests: Tracey Carey, Novaka, Christine Ryan & Bernie McDermot



Northside Today 11/09/14 by Near Fm on Mixcloud

Behind The Groove With Megacone

Listen back to Behind The Groove with Pat Farrell and local band Megacone


Behind The Groove with Megacone by Near Fm on Mixcloud

An Chéad Céad – The First 100: An Exhibition Of Photographic Portraits Of Irish Language Writers

Niamh ni Chonchubhair of axis:Ballymun talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about the exhibition of photographic portraits by the late Máire Uí Mhaicín.  The photos are of Irish-language writers and authors whose work explores Ireland’s cultural heritage in prose, poetry, dramas, essays, biographies, literary criticism, folklore, children’s literature and other forms.  The exhibition will take place at axis in Ballymun starting on Thursday 18th September. Telephone (01)8832100.

Greendale Jobs Club

Jackie Rynn and Diane Traynor are two of the facilitators in Greendale Jobs Club.  They are joined by participants Michelle Cooke, James Murphy and Ludwina Pieprz who talk to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about themselves and about the Jobs Club.  They explain that the aim of Greendale Jobs Club is to keep the community working and linking-in with employers and local businesses to assist jobseekers.  Their two-week programme includes networking, CV preparation, preparation for job readiness and new opportunities, targeting and sourcing jobs through networking and the internet, competency in interview techniques, identifying skills and strengths, and building confidence and motivation.  They also have outside speakers who provide further information to help with getting a job.

Fresh Start

David Burke, Fresh Start Instructor Coolock, of the National Learning Network, talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about recruitment for the Fresh Start Programme. Fresh Start is a ten month confidence building and career exploration course suitable for people who are out of work and looking to re-engage in work or training.

Finglas liason Officers: interview re withdrawal of liason officer service

Pat Meehan interviewed Kevin Nolan and Marie Kearns about the withdrawal of the Dublin City Council liason officer service in sheltered housing complexes in Finglas.

Outside with Near Part 2

Listen back to Part Two of ‘Outside with Near’, Outside Broadcast from Santry Community Garden in Santry Park, Saturday August 30th 12.30-3.30pm.

Presenters Noel McGuinness and Leslie Murphy are talking to Donna Callan, Chairperson of Santry Community Garden, Councillor Justin Sinnott, Independent Fingal Councillor for the Swords WardSusanne Fuchs of Dublin Community Growers, Ven Vilela, a  Community Garden members and amateur photographer, Tony Harris,  one of the lead gardeners of Santry Community Garden, Councillor Darragh Butler, Councillor (Fianna Fáil) on Fingal County Council, Yvonne Lappin, local Scout Leader (Whitehall Beavers), Hans Visser Biodiversity Officer, Fingal County Council and Conservation Volunteers, John Kelleher, North Fingal Beekeepers, Jim McManus, a members of Santry Community garden, Aideen Foran on what vegetables are growing and how to use them, David Howell, tree specialist and pruner to talk about the orchard and how to care for your fruit trees, Deirdre Fox, a member of Santry community garden, Jean Brophy to talk about activities of the ICA Irish Country Association on Local History and Gerry Cooley, tour guide and Nearfm radio presenter on local history of Santry and Santry Park and Community Garden.

This programme has been made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision Scheme.

Perceptions 02/08/14

Listen back to this week’s episode of Perceptions presented by Rhona Coughlan

Nicky Coughlan from Colaiste Dhulaigh

Mark Finnegan is joined in studio by Nicky Coughlan from Colaiste Dhulaigh in Coolock. The college runs a wide range of further education courses. There is a limited amount of spaces still available on some of the courses. Nicky talks about whats available, how people can apply and the process involved.

Paul Hayes, Education and Careers Counsellor at the Northside Partnership

Mark Finnegan is joined by Paul Hayes who is Education and Careers Guidance Counsellor at the Northside Partnership. Firstly Paul talks about the recent study that showed only 15% of young people in the Dublin 17 area go on to Third Level Education. He discusses some of the factors that are behind these figures and what can be done to buck this trend. Paul also talks about the Education and Careers Event that is being held this Thursday, September 4th in the Civic Offices on Bunratty Road.

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