As part of the Outside With Near Series, Near FM went LIVE
from St Annes Park for the 2014 Rose Festival
Noel Mc Guinness interviewed Terry Wogan of Dublin City
Libraries about their involvement at the festival, the
mobile library, and Going Places with Books.
Mark Finnegan talks to Yvonne O’Brien about Fingal Libraries online database. They have recently added a “Press Display” to their online sevices. The online Newspaper Portal allows users to to choose from over 2000 newspapers from home and abroad. Yvonne also outlines some of the other services available on Fingal Libraries online digital services. You can get more information on Fingal Libraries here.
Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association Chief Executive Mark Fielding talks to Mark Finnegan. They discuss how low inflation figures are concealing high costs for businesses. You can get more information about ISME here.
Sorcha talks to Mark Finnegan about SCOOP Foundations launch of their Resource for Secondary School Students event. To mark the launch they are hosting a screening of the award winning documentary “A River Changes Course” and other events in the Sugar Club on July 15th. Sorcha also discusses the SCOOP Foundation work in developing countries. You can get more details about SCOOP Foundation here.
Cllr. Andrew Montague (Labour, Dublin North West) talks to Noel McGuinness about his successful re-election to Dublin City Council. He discusses having a directly elected Mayor for Dublin. He also talks about the success of the Dublin bike scheme and the planned new bike lane on the North Quays.
Oisin Coughlan of Friends of the Earth and the Environmental Pillar talks to Noel McGuinness about a Europe/U.S. trade deal that could force Ireland to permit fracking. He says there will be a public meeting on Saturday 12th July to inform people about this trade deal which is currently being negotiated. The public meeting will be held in the Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 from 11am to 1pm.
Local businessman Seamus Diamond talks to Mark Finnegan about the Web Design company Freeman Contingent,he and his brother set up in 2010. He tells how they have steadily built the business over the years and of the recent success they have had enjoyed.