With regard to the upcoming Organ Donor Awareness Week (29th March – 5th April), Declan Ralph talks to James Reynolds who is a kidney transplant recipient from Tallaght and who co-ordinates social media for the Irish Kidney Association.
Declan Ralph talks to Jim Harding from Bully 4U. Bully 4u is an organisation that provides anti bullying information and services for primary and secondary schools in Ireland.
Declan Ralph talks to the teacher Paula O’Connor about cyberbullying. Paula developed a programme called “Don’t Be Mean Behind Your Screen” and hosts workshops on internet safety.
Cllr. Darragh Butler, FF, Fingal County Council, talks to Noel McGuinness about the proposed law to reduce rates for North Dublin Sports Clubs. He also talks about taking part in the upcoming local elections and his aims and hopes for the future.
Colm Maher wrote the play “Cleaners”. This has its world premiere on Tuesday 11th March at axis: Ballymun and runs until Saturday 15th March. Colm talks to Noel McGuinness about this brand new comedy which is the flagship show for the spring season at axis: Ballymun.
Kate Mitchell, Local Development Officer, Northside Partnership, talks to Noel McGuinness about recruitment for the upcoming Youth Leadership Programme. This is for young people between the ages of 15 and 17. It encourages young people to get involved in their local communities by supporting them and aims to improve their ability to work as a team member, enhance their interpersonal skills, increase their confidence and develop the skills they need to express their opinions on a range of social and political issues.
‘When the Belfast child sings again’ a ballad by the group Simple Minds, evokes feelings of a gritty, strife torn and harsh city troubled by years of political and sectarian violence.
Riots, bomb blasts, and snipers were the headlines I grew up with while watching the evening news from the comfort of my teenage southern vantage.
The summer of my 16th birthday I attended a dance in Tralee where Fran O Toole and the Miami Show band were playing
Four days after my birthday I was in Newry as the bodies of those killed in the Miami Show band massacre: O Toole, McCoy and Geraghty were lying on the roadside
I had not been back since until last week, when after only an hour in Belfast, I took a black taxi tour and found my self in the Shankhill area of loyalist Belfast.
I wanted to know were the troubles truly over and could the Belfast child sing again?
Anthony Flynn Director of Inner City Helping Homless speaks to Leslie Murphy on Lifeline about the charity and how people can help out.
Ciarán Murray, Near media coop coordinator.
Frank Connolly Journalist / SIPTU.
William Hederman freelance journalist and editor at The Irish Times.
Sally Galina Nearfm coordinator and president of AMARC Europe (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters).