Scottish punk legends The Zips return to Dublin this weekend to play Sweeney’s on Friday the 13th of December.
Lead singer and guitarist Jon joined Ray on Left of the Dial on Sunday night, to discuss the upcoming gig, the new socially conscious material that’s making up their third album, the appropriation of punk in contemporary fashion, spotify, and the return The Clash.
Dublin promises to be buzzing that night as across the road in the Olympia, the Blades play one of the most anticipated gigs of the year.
The Blades finish up around 10.30, and if you’re going, and clever, you’ll skip across the road quickly to catch the Zips. If you’re not, get to Sweeney’s early, the Zips aren’t to be missed!
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Martin O’ Brien is a Human Rights campaigner and Senior Vice President for Programmes with Atlantic Philanthropies He delivered the 7th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture to staff and Council of FLAC and supporters which included. President Michael D Higgins, on 5th December in the pillar room of the Rotunda Hospital.
Saturday December 7th 2013, Near FM were Live from Clarehall Shopping Centre
for their Festive Fun Day. It was also a day to launch the centres partnership
with Near Media Co-op and other Community groups including O’Tooles
GAA and St Pauls Parish, Ayrfield branch of ST Vincent De Paul.
Noel Mc Guinness presented the 1 hour special from the Near FM studio and
Amanda Ní Ghabhann was on location in Clarehall chatting to a number
Near Media Co-op would like to thank all of the guests who were
interviewed on the day, and Clarehall SC for having us at the event.
Jack Byrne – Near Media Co-Op co-founder
Maria Comiskey – Clarehall Shopping Centre Manager
Austin Dunne – O’Tooles GAA Juvenile section
Adam Dunne – O’Tooles GAA Junior Player
Breda – St Pauls Parish Ayrfield SVP Branch
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