A report from the ICTU Youth Conference in Dublin on November 16th and 17th, 2013 when Near FM’s Flavia Mosca Goretta went along to hear the delegates discussing issues that affect workers across the island of Ireland and in foreign countries.
Councillor Darragh Butler, Fianna Fail, Fingal County Council, talks to Noel McGuinness about the need to revitalise town centres. He also says that a jobs plan is necessary in the light of the closing of MSD in Swords.
Declan Ralph talks to Tony Cooney, Director at The Gay Switchboard Dublin, about the launch of a new weekly face-to-face & e-mail support service that starts on Saturday, December 7. To coincide with World AIDS Day, the new service was officially launched on the 30th of November.
William Corless of Yellow Wood is a business and personal coach with over 15 year’s experience of leading and empowering people know. Declan Ralph talks with him about that and also his presentation at the conference Wheel … that’s titled “From Storming to Performing-Raising Morale in the Workplace. “
Presenters Andrew and Peter discuss this week’s legal headlines, from the Smithwick report to the holiday maker who caught his nose in the door of the aeroplane.
Professor Dermot Walsh of the University of Kent spoke to Andrew about the standard of proof applied by the Smithwick Report.
Lauren Kierans BL was in the studio to discuss proposed whistle blower legislation.
Paul Tweed, defamation lawyer, spoke to Peter about the difficulty in having defamatory content removed by Internet Service Providers.
And Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society on regulation of the solicitors profession following Thomas Byrne’s fraudulent activities.
Louise Marlborough of PrettyVacant Dublin talks about ‘The End is the Beginning’, a group exhibition she curated as part of The Market Studios Curatorial Residency Programme where artists examine moments of personal significance from the last 12 months.
Each of the pieces will see the artists reflect on their past year – searching for milestones, emotional turning points, or decisive life events – and then allowing those moments to achieve expression through the work.
Artists hail from across the globe including Argentina, Ireland, Spain and Poland, and use a blend of media – from painting, and collage to video and installations.
Artists are: Florencia Caiazza | Rebecca Cairns | Ashley Holmes | Bartosz Kolata | Mary O’Mahony Lorraine Masters | Blanco Rego | Gianna Tasha Tomasso | Naomi Vona | Isabella Walsh
Accompanying each artwork is a written statement, giving voice to the artist’s feelings on how these events may have shaped their view of the next 12 months. In the way that the past can both taint and colour the future, artists were asked to detail how the event depicted within their work, and the events of the previous year, have given them the opportunity to take stock, and asks them to consider what they see in their future.
‘The End is the Beginning’ is open 6 – 8 December, from 1 – 6pm
Dublin’s unique residential arts studios celebrate their 20th anniversary this November. The Fire Station Artists’ Studios have to date been home to over 80 artists including Sean Hillen, Alice Maher, and Corban Walker, and have supported over 100 artists annually.
Fire Station is a unique facility currently offering 8 subsidised combined living and working studios for Irish and international artists, large scale sculpture workshop facilities and training opportunities for artists. Artists go through a highly competitive selection process to be awarded a residency, and if successful may stay up to 2 years and 9 months.
Located in north east inner city Dublin, the studios were established in 1993, and are taking this opportunity to celebrate both the facilities that they offer and their artists, past and present.
To mark the 20 years, Near FM broadcasted a special half hour feature as part of Tuesday’s Arts Show (26th of November 7-8pm).
In summer 2014, Near FM will broadcast a documentary series on six North-side Art Spaces and Studios. It will feature The Fire-station Artists Studios, The Market Studios, The Joinery, The Talbot Gallery and Studios, The Red Stables, and PrettyVacant Dublin.
Emma Connors, Arts Development Coordinator at axis: Ballymun talks to Noel McGuinness about Crossing Borders with Hip Hop and Rap. This was an international exchange between young people rappers, beat makers, singers and producers from Holland and Dublin. The first exchange took place in July, when 10 locally selected young people travelled to Nijmegan in Holland for a week-long musical collaboration, during which time they developed a new album entitled “Dutch2Dublin”. Following this, the Dutch participants visited Ballymun. Over one week they developed new music videos and performed on the “Otherworld” main stage on Halloween night.
Oisin Geoghegan, C.E.O. of Fingal County Enterprise Board talks to Noel McGuinness about recent news and events. These include:
The Action Plan for Jobs forum;
Celtic Rider, a company which provides motorbike rental for tourists, which was the Fingal Finalist at the National Enterprise Awards;
The Start-up Bootcamp which will take place at the end of January 2014;
The Food Academy in Fingal with its programme for providing participants with the knowledge required to establish successful food production businesses;
and other programmes and courses which will take place in the Fingal area.