Perceptions 16/12/14

Listen back to the final Perceptions show with Rhona Coughlan

St Doulagh’s Church, 14th December 2014

St Doulagh’s Church, Balgriffin

Service of Carols & Readings by candlelight with music by 1st Coy Boys’ Brigade Brass

Opening prayers & welcome: Rev. Ken Sherwood

How the Grinch stole Christmas: Sharon Williams

A Christmas Poem: Jayne Mangan

Prayers: Evan Watkins

Closing Prayers and blessing: Rev. Norman Gamble



Fiona Cunningham, Member First Credit Union ,AGM 2014

Mark Finnegan talks to Fiona Cunningham from the Member First Credit Union. MFCU are having their AGM on Monday December 15th. The event is being held in the Crowne Plaza, Santry.

Sinead Beasley European Kick Boxing Champion 2014

Sinead Beasley from Baldoyle recently won the European Kick Boxing Championship. She joins Heidi Bedell to talk about her success. Sinead talks about her love of the sport, what it takes to get to the top nad her hopes for the future.

Cllr Cian O’ Callaghan (IND)

Heidi Bedell is joined on the phone by Independent Fingal County Councillor Cian O’ Callaghan. The pair discuss the new Balbriggan/Skerries cycle route.

Lisa Howard Kidney Transplant Recipient

Heidi Bedell talks to Lisa Howard. Lisa Howard a liver transplant recipient and tells Heidi all about her experience. They also talk about Lisa life and her future.

John Ring and Richard Talbot from TinderPoint

Heidi Beddell is joined in studio by John Ring and Richard Talbot from Tinderpoint. They started out over a decade ago as RingJohn, since then TinderPoint has gone from strength to strength as a specialist digital marketing collective with offices in Dublin and London – and creativity that knows no borders. They work with businesses from start-ups to Fortune 250 and FTSE 100 organisations.
Check out their website here.


Barnardos Family Support

Pat Meehan interviews Emma Jane Nulty, project leader of Barnardos Family Support Centre.

Atpeace Makita, The Detroit Water Brigade

Noel Mc Guinness talks to Atpeace Makita from Detroit. Atpeace is a member of the Detroit Water Brigade.

They are a volunteer-led alliance of compassionate citizens of Detroit and their international allies working to bring emergency relief to families facing water shut offs while advocating for an income-based Water Affordability Plan in Detroit.

They deliver bottled water, water coolers, jugs, rainwater catchment barrels, filters, and other supplies to families. Supplies are donated to their various Water Stations or their central hub at 1514 Washington Blvd downtown from their online registry.

They believe that water is a human right. They work towards a Water Affordability Plan for all. The plan, created by Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and others, caps your utility payment at 2.5% of monthly income.

You can get more information about the Detroit Water Brigade here.

Anger Management

Ogo Enwerem talks to Mary Maher about anger management.

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