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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.

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.

Seamus Diamond Interview

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.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Opening

Leslie Murphy & Debbie McMahon bring us clips of the official opening of St. Joseph’s Hospital Raheny in association with Beaumont Hospital Foundation.

Ger Leddin speaks to Maureen Mulligan

For NorthSide Today, Ger Leddin spoke to Maureen Mulligan Director of IINM Suicide Prevention on the issue of suicide prevention in prisons

Perceptions 24/06/14

Listen back to this week’s episode of Perceptions presented by Rhona Coughlan

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