NZone Sports Childcare Facility, Malahide Road

Gerry Cooley talks to Karl Nugent from NZone on the Malahide Road. Nzone is a sports based childcare facility that offers a range of activities for children of all ages.
You can get more information here http://www.nzone.ie/

Councillor Deirdre Heney Fianna Fail Candidate in 2014 Local Elections

Noel McGuinness talks to Councillor Deirdre Heney, who is a Fianna Fail Candidate in the 2014 Local Elections for the Clontarf ward. Deirdre discusses her campaign and some of the current issues that are important to her.
You can get more information about Deirdre Heney and her campaign here

Lifeline: Mental Health Interviews

Debbie McMahon interviews Nicola about her experience with Schizophrenia and follows up with by Interviewing Ciaran (9min.41sec) who discusses life with Bi-Polar.

Both Interviews are in connection with the See change campaign to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health in Ireland. They are rolling out a month long national campaign to get people talking about mental health.

One City One Book Event, Saturday April 5th – Part 2

Live from the Sculpture Gallery at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North.

Presenters: Patrick Lynch and Antaine MacMathuna
Technical Coordinator on site: Gay Graham. Paul Sherlock and Anize Amestoy.
Floor Management: Dorothee Meyer-Holtkamp

 

- Gabriel Rosenstock, poet, haikuist, translator

- Máire Ní Chróinín to sing “A Bhríde Bheag Chróin”

- Dr. Declan Collinge, poet, essayist

- Catherine Ann Cullen, poet, radio programme producer

- Luke Cheevers to sing the Spanish Lady

 

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One City One Book Event, Saturday April 5th – Part 1

Live from the Sculpture Gallery at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North.

Presenters: Patrick Lynch and Antaine MacMathuna
Technical Coordinator on site: Gay Graham. Paul Sherlock and Anize Amestoy.
Floor Management: Dorothee Meyer-Holtkamp

 
- Jane Alger, Director of Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Pat Boran, editor of the book “If Ever You Go”

- Paul Murray, poet

- Róisín Gaffney to sing “Biddy Mulligan”

- Michael O’Loughlin, poet, essayist, translator

- Jessica Traynor, poet, dramaturg, creative writing teacher

- Jerry O’Reilly to sing “Molly Malone”

- Nessa O’Mahony, poet, creative writing teacher

 

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Understanding Irish Muslims

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Near FM are delighted to present, Understanding Irish Muslims, a four part series telling the story of Muslims living in Ireland and which 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 people who have served in armies in Muslim countries and Muslims who participate in traditional and contemporary Irish activities.

Episode 1 – Muslim History, Beliefs & identity – Explains the history of Muslims in Ireland, important beliefs and their experiences here so far.

Episode 2 – Irish Connections – demonstrates connections between Ireland and the Muslim world including Irish people who converted to Islam as well as those who worked or served there.

Episode 3 – Arab Spring – talks to Irish people who have a connection with the Arab Spring from a military, political and family point of view. It also speaks to Irish people who served and fought in Muslim countries.

Episode 4 – Muslim Integration – takes a look at Muslims who are fully integrated into Irish society through sport, education and family life. They tell us about their experiences.

Produced for Near FM by Peter Kearney, the series was made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Sound & Vision scheme.

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Left of the Dial: Matty James

10168208_633284613408098_277481374_nFermanagh Troubadour Matty James joined Ray on the show last Sunday. Matty’s current stomper, single ‘Up in Smoke‘ came out last Friday (April 4th). His new album ‘Last One to Die’ is due out on his own label Pirate Heart Records at the end of May 2014.

 

We began by talking about the formation of his first recording enterprise, Filthy Angels…

Songs: Filthy Angels – Destroy, Filthy Angels – Lie Down and Lie, Matty James – Up in Smoke

More music from Matty here 

Matty James on Facebook and Twitter

Pirate Heart Records 

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Maureen O’Halloran and Karen Nicholson

Leslie Murphy speaks to Maureen O’Halloran fashion stylist and Karen Nicholson Stewart winner of Maureen’s wonderful makeover competition. Karen’s tells us her amazing life story and we chat about style tip’s too.

Bernie McDermot – Stop Smoking Services

Leslie Murphy speaks to Bernie McDermot program coordinator for Stop Smoking Services Dublin 17.

 

Events at Northside Partnership

Heidi Bedell of Northside Partnership talks to Noel McGuinness on Northside2Day about upcoming events in Northside Partnership, including free computer courses, the community garden and the Rock The Vote event on Monday 14th April.  For further details see www.northsidepartnership.ie

 

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