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Terry Wogan – Rose Festival 2014

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.

Susan Lohan, Adoption Rights Alliance

Susan Lohan from The Adoption Rights Alliance joins Noel McGuinness. They discuss the Commission of Investigation into Matters Related to Mother and Baby Homes. The ARA has welcomed the appointment of Judge Yvonne Murphy as Chairperson of the Commission. Susan also tells Noel of the ARA’s grave concerns about the Report of the Inter-Departmental Group.

Clare Hall Family Fun Day

Mark Finnegan talks to Caroline Browne from the Clare Hall Residents Association about their Family Fun Day this coming Saturday July 26th. Caroline outlines the wide range of events they have organised to celebrate the Clare Hall estate 20th Year Anniversary

Larkin Celtic Folk/Rock

Mark Finnegan is joined by Damian O’Hare from Donaghmede to talk about the Celtic Folk Rock group “Larkin”. Larkin are a German band who Damien first heard in a bar on a trip to Berlin. He talks about how impressed he was when he discovered they played traditional Irish music along with their own fusion of Rock/Folk music.

MIC Project

Mark Flynn talks to Mark Finnegan about the MICProject.The MicProject is based in the Darndale/Belcamp Village Center and offers courses in Information and Communication Technology. Mark talks about how the courses are run and the opportunities they offer to participants. They are currently enrolling for next years course and the closing date is this coming Friday July 25th 2014.

Yvonne O’Brien, Snr Executive Librarian, Fingal Libraries

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.

Mark Fielding, Chief Executive of ISME

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 Mellon, Education Support Officer @ SCOOP Foundation

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.

Planned Bike Lane on North Quays

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.

Public Meeting about TTIP and Fracking

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 StreetDublin 2 from 11am to 1pm.

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