Carers Association Information Day

Carers Association Information Day: On Thursday November 20th , The Carers Association hosted an information day in Northside Shopping Centre.

Near 90.3 FM attended the event and interviewed some of the contributors.
1.Jacqueline Millman -Carers Association
2.Mary Kelly – Golden Years @ Darndale/Belcamp Village Centre
3. Siobhan Roddy – Teen Parent Support Project @ Doras Bui
4.Sinead Hanley – Diabetes Ireland
5. Michael Burke – Ferry Solicitors
6. Bernie Shiel – Emergency Response

Perceptions 18/11/2014

Listen back to this weeks show with Rhona Coughlan

John Jackson Interview

Fergus Carroll talks to local man John Jackson. John is an avid supporter of Dundalk FC and he discusses the clubs success in winning this seasons Airtricity Premier Division title.

Dan McCormack , Director of “The Chalk Garden”

Noel McGuinness is joined in studio by Dan McCormack. Dan is the Director of a new production entitled  “The Chalk Garden”  by Enid Bagnold. The Chalk Garden is a mystery of hidden pasts, lost loves and false identities.Mrs. St. Maugham, an ageing eccentric hires a governess (Ms. Madrigal) with a mysterious past to look after her disturbed teenage granddaughter (Laurel) who has driven away every other applicant by exposing them for their weakness. Ms. Madrigal takes on the task of raising Laurel into womanhood and growing life into the chalk soil garden at the risk of revealing her secret and sealing her fate. As Mrs. St. Maugham’s daughter arrives to claim back her once abandoned daughter, Ms. Madrigal soon discovers that there are more secrets to be found in the Chalk Garden.

The play is presented by the No Drama Theatre Group and will run from Wednesday November 26th to Saturday November 29th in the Sean O’Casey Theatre, Spencer Dock. You can get more information about No Drama and the play “The Chalk Garden” here.

John MacCormaic, Chairperson of TARGET Education

Mark Finnegan is joined in studio by John Mac Cormaic. John is Chairperson of TARGET. TARGET, is a local community charity which offers three essential services to the community and environs.

Adult education

The counselling service also offers support services to its volunteer counsellors i.e. Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.We also offer training through Community Employment Schemes where our vision is to enhance the skills of the participants.
TARGET was formed in 1996 by Gerry and Marie MacNamee who were the pioneers with a vision of offering much needed support in the community.

You can get more information about TARGET here.

Cheryl Gunning – Winner Vodafone Ireland Foundation World of Difference Award

Cheryl Gunning talks to Mark Finnegan about winning the Vodafone Ireland Foundations World of Difference Award. 

The Vodafone Ireland Foundation (VIF) was established in 2003 to help support Irish charities to respond to the needs in Irish society. It was the first Foundation of its kind in Ireland. It is among 27 Vodafone Foundations around the world and is part of Vodafone’s commitment to be a responsible global citizen and member of society. To date the Vodafone Ireland Foundation has committed over €8m in funding to the sector.
Cheryl who is from Portmarnock, Co Dublin will work with DEBRA Ireland; a charity who works to support families living with the debilitating skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Cheryl’s goal is to give young EB sufferers a voice and to create fundraising channels through social media to help parents and families of young sufferers.Cheryl will spend 12 months dedicating herself full time to supporting her charity in their existing work or helping to implement new campaigns.
You can get more information about DEBRA Ireland here.
To find out more about VIF click here.

Alice Dawson – Communication Executive @ Oxfam

Mark Finnegan is joined by Alice Dawson, Communication Executive from Oxfam to talk about an upcoming event. Oxfam Malahide’s Designer Event on Thursday 20th November. Customers are warmly invited to stop by and enjoy some mulled wine and a mince pie while browsing through the host of Christmas designer bargains on offer as well Oxfam’s exciting new Christmas gift range.Starting at midday there is plenty of time to browse through the rails and rails of both designer women’s- and menswear on offer.Customers can also pick up stocking fillers like novelty socks, sparkly stationary and retro games as well as a host of other festive essentials from Christmas cards, crackers and decorations to hamper goodies like Fairtrade Divine Ginger Thins and Chocolate Coins from the Christmas at Oxfam gift range. There really is something for everyone at Oxfam Ireland this Christmas, including our Unwrapped range.The best bit? Every single item sold at the designer event or from the Christmas at Oxfam range will make a positive difference in helping families affected by severe poverty and injustice as well as those caught up in emergencies, such as the recent crisis in South Sudan and Syria.More information about the event and Oxfams work in general can be found here

Patrick O’Sullivan – Organiser of the Toy Show @the RDS

Mark Finnegan talks to Patrick O’Sullivan one of the organisers of the Christmas Toy Show @ the RDS. Irish families will experience the World’s top toys and a host of entertainment at the fun-packed Christmas Toy Show 2014, which will run at the RDS from November 22-30. The Christmas Toy Show at the RDS will see families experience Christmas magic with fun, games, and activities for all ages and tons of live entertainment and music, not to mention Ireland’s best Santa Experience.More information here.

Raw Vision

Listen back to Lifeline on Tuesday 18th November where Paul speaks with Andrea Baines of the Raw Vision about living the raw food lifestyle.

Pop Up Library in Temple Bar

Listen to Eleanor Creighton talking to Noel McGuinness on Northside Today about Pop Up Library in Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar on 15th and 16th November.  This is the second in the “New in the Old City” events, a series of mini-festivals and events bringing craft, culture, good food and great fun onto the streets. These events highlight the best of what the Old City has to offer in a lovely, family-friendly atmosphere. It is brought to you by Dublin City Council.

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