Intreo Pathways to Work Jobs Fair

Pathways to Work Jobs Fair, Mark Finnegan interviews the organisers and some of the exhibitors at the Intreo, Pathways To Work Jobs Fair in The Marine Hotel in Sutton.

Thomas Hynes, PRO @ Bohemians FC

Thomas Hynes PR Director Bohemian FC. Noel McGuinness talks to Thomas Hynes, P.R. Director for Bohemians Football Club. Thomas tells Noel about the work that Bohemians have done, and continue to do in the community. From fitness and training programs with young school kids to community work with old folks, Bohemians work with people from right across the community. The club also holds regular events to raise funds for the Saint Vincent De Paul. Most recently the club was involved in the Montpelier and O’Devaney Gardens Striving Together (MOST) youth justice program. Following a week of football training the young lads on the program took to the hallowed turf of Dalymount Park to play a match against local Community Gardaí. You can get more information about Bohemians Football Club and their work here

Week in Review – Blue Drum

Declan Ralph talks to Ed Carroll, Director with Blue Drum, an arts and culture organisation in Dublin, about their upcoming event “We are a family – The many faces of rights in family support and community art”, on Monday, September 29th, in Dublin Castle. 

Week in Review – 7th International Basic Income Week

Declan Ralph talks to Paul O’Brien, from Basic Income Ireland, about the 7th International Basic Income Week, which took place from the 15th to the 21st of September, 2014.

Interview with 3 Counselling Psychologists about their new book

In this special episode of Cover to Cover, Paula Wiseman chatted with Counselling Psychologists Maeve Halpin, Sandra Higgins and Nicole Paulie about a new book that they have put together called, “How To Be Happy and Healthy – The 7 Natural Elements of Mental Health”.  Each had their own part to play in compiling the book and they all spoke about their own work and experiences working as Psychologists.

Age & Opportunity

Michael Foley of Age & Opportunity talks to Noel McGuinness about older people and the work of this organisation. He talks about Positive Ageing Week which takes place from 1st to 9th October with many events and activities for older people to take part in and enjoy. In addition, Michael gives a reminder that applications close at 5pm on 26th September for the Go for Life Small Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People.  The scheme is aimed at encouraging older people to get active and is used by groups and clubs all over Ireland to buy equipment, run sports events or try new activities. See

Coastwatch Survey 2014

Michael Walsh is the Regional Coordinator for North Dublin for Coastwatch Ireland. He tells Noel McGuinness that Coastwatch aims for informed public participation in environmental protection and management, especially in the coastal zone. He says that the Coastwatch annual survey is now used in 23 European countries. The survey is designed to give an overview of the state of the coast. It involves local volunteers recording coastal information and Michael says that volunteers are needed to take part in this year’s survey which is taking place until 15th October. Anyone with an interest in nature is welcome to take part – it’s fun, informative and useful. See

Positive Happenings in the Middle East

Scott Leeson is a Transition Year student at Pobalscoil Neasáin in Baldoyle. As part of his work experience in NEARfm he talks to Noel McGuinness about some positive things that are taking place in the Middle East. He explains that with so much bad news being reported about the Middle East, he is glad to be able to talk about some positive events.

Autumn/Winter Events at axis: Ballymun

Niamh Ní Chonchubhair, Programme Manager at axis: Ballymun talks to Noel McGuinness about the wide variety of events that will take place at axis in the coming months. The Autumn/Winter season includes a range of local, national and international work ranging from the Dublin Theatre Festival to arts events ‘as gaeilge’, from the aerial wizardry of Tumble Circus to Ballymun’s annual “Otherworld Festival”. Music events include Jack L, Abba Forever and Dickie Rock. There will be something to suit all the family and Niamh reminds us that axis is not just about the stage, people can get involved with their own creativity, participating in the arts, learning something new, and having fun. See

Week in Review – World’s Best News

The Week in Review reports on the 2014 edition of the “World’s Best News”, a free paper by Irish NGOs featuring good news about developing countries. This year’s edition is the second print edition of the paper, with the first edition printed in October 2013. The “World’s Best News” was distributed on Friday morning, September 26th, in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

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