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    CountryWide Saturday 28 November 2015



    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Damien O'Reilly.

    The Countrywide programme last Saturday 21st November featured an interview about the controversy surrounding the recent resignation of the IFA General Secretary. During the course of the interview, certain comments were made pertaining to the role of the Irish Farmers Journal in reporting on the current controversy.  RTÉ is happy to clarify that the Irish Farmers Journal reported extensively and comprehensively on the issues which are the subject of the controversy, including reporting on the pay package of the outgoing General Secretary. RTÉ wishes to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused to the Irish Famers Journal as a result of the comments made during the programme. RTÉ has agreed to make a contribution to the Irish Cancer Society on behalf of the Irish Farmers Journal. 


    IFA Salaries - farmers reaction

    Joining Damien in studio this morning is Ruaidhrí Deasy of IFA & Gavin Duffy, Media Consultant & commentator. Our own Francis Shanahan has also been busy courting the views of various farmers at various marts.



    You Will You Will You Will! 

    The Burren in winter... Louise Denvir meets Clare farmer Pat McCormack on his farm. and yes the house does look familiar, but this is really about the Burren Life project and how they manage the land and farming in what is a world heritage site. 





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    Eir (Eircom) Competition

    Earlier this year Eircom wholesale as it was called then, launched a competion to find a samll town or village in need of fast speed fibre broadband. This week the small community of Munterconnacht in County Cavan was chosen for the 250,000 investment. Richard Moat is the CEO of Eir & Peader Gill, spokesman for the winning entry from Munterconnacht.


    This was not in the show but sent in by listener David Smyth, Thanks David 

    1 - Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through The Goalposts Of Life
    2 - Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed
    3 - Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissing You Goodbye
    4 - Her Teeth Were Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure
    5 - How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?
    6 - How Can You Believe Me When I Say I Love You When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life?
    7 - I Been Roped And Thrown By Jesus In The Holy Ghost Corral
    8 - I Changed Her Oil, She Changed My Life
    9 - I Don't Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling
    10 - I Fell In A Pile Of You And Got Love All Over Me
    11 - I Flushed You From The Toilets Of My Heart.
    12 - I Keep Forgettin' I Forgot About You
    13 - I Wanna Whip Your Cow
    14 - I Would Have Writ You A Letter, But I Couldn't Spell Yuck!
    15 - I Wouldn't Take Her To A Dawg Fight, Cause I'm Afraid She'd Win
    16 - I'd Rather Have A Bottle In Front Of Me Than A Frontal Lobotomy
    17 - I'm Just A Bug On The Windshield Of Life
    18 - I'm The Only Hell Mama Ever Raised
    19 - I've Been Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart
    20 - I've Got The Hungries For Your Love And I'm Waiting In Your Welfare Line
    21 - If I Can't Be Number One In Your Life, Then Number Two On You
    22 - If Love Were Oil, I'd Be A Quart Low
    23 - If My Nose Were Full Of Nickels, I'd Blow It All On You
    24 - If You Don't Leave Me Alone, I'll Go And Find Someone Else Who Will
    25 - If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too?
    26 - Mama Get The Hammer (There's A Fly On Papa's Head)
    27 - My Every Day Silver Is Plastic
    28 - My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, And I Don't Love Jesus
    29 - My John Deere Was Breaking Your Field, While Your Dear John Was Breaking My Heart
    30 - My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend, And I Sure Do Miss Him
    31 - Oh, I've Got Hair Oil On My Ears And My Glasses Are Slipping Down, But Baby I Can See Through You
    32 - Pardon Me, I've Got Someone To Kill
    33 - She Got The Gold Mine And I Got The Shaft
    34 - She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger
    35 - She Made Toothpicks Out Of The Timber Of My Heart
    36 - She's Got Freckles On Her, But She's Pretty
    37 - Thank God And Greyhound She's Gone
    38 - They May Put Me In Prison, But They Can't Stop My Face From Breakin' Out
    39 - Velcro Arms, Teflon Heart
    40 - When You Leave Walk Out Backwards, So I'll Think You're Walking In
    41 - You Can't Have Your Kate And Edith Too
    42 - You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd
    43 - You Done Tore Out My Heart And Stomped That Sucker Flat
    44 - You Were Only A Splinter As I Slid Down The Bannister Of Life
    45 - You're The Reason Our Baby's So Ugly
    46 - I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You
    47 - My Tears Have Washed "I Love You" Off The Blackboard Of My Heart
    48 - Don't Cry On My Shoulders 'Cause You're Rustin' My Spurs
    49 - I Can't Love Your Body If Your Heart's Not In It
    50 - I Wish I Were In Dixie Tonight, But She's Out Of Town
    51 - I'll Get Over You As Soon As You Get Out From Under Him
    52 - I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home
    53 - I'm So Miserable Without You It's Like Having You Here
    54 - If She Puts Lipstick On My Dipstick I'll Fall In Love
    55 - It Takes Me All Night Long To Do What I Used To Do All Night Long
    56 - Learning To Live Again Is Killing Me
    57 - Please Bypass This Heart
    58 - She's Out Doing What I'm Here Doing Without
    59 - Do You Love As Good As You Look?
    60 - I Keep Forgettin' I Forgot About You
    61 - I'm The Only Hell Mama Ever Raised
    62 - If You Don't Believe I Love You Just Ask My Wife
    63 - Timber, I'm Falling in Love
    64 - You're the First Time I Thought About Leaving
    65 - Love Will Beat Your Brains Out
    66 - Guess My Eyes Were Bigger Than My Heart
    67 - It Ain't Love but It Ain't Bad
    68 - The Pint of No Return
    69 - This Time I'm Gonna Beat You to the Truck
    70 - Hell Stays Open All Night
    71 - I'd Be Better Off in a Pine Box
    72 - I've Got You on My Conscience But At Least You're Off My Back
    73 - Bridge Washed Out, I Can't Swim and My Baby's on the Other Side
    74 - The Worst You Ever Gave Me Was the Best I Ever Had
    75 - She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye
    76 - We Used to Just Kiss on the Lips But Now It's All Over
    77 - If You Keep Checking Up on Me (I'm Checking Out on You)
    78 - It Don't Hurt Half as Bad as Holding You Feels Good
    79 - If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin, Wonder Whose I'd Find On You
    80 - She Feels Like A New Man Tonight
    81 - The Last Word In Lonesome Is "me"
    82 - When We Get Back To the Farm (That's When We Really Go To Town
    83 - You Stuck My Heart In a Old Tin Can and Shot It Off a Log
    84 - He's Been Drunk Since His Wife's Gone Punk
    85 - I Bought the Boots That Just Walked Out On Me
    86 - Ever Since I Said "I Do," There's a Lot of Things You Don't
    87 - The Next Time You Throw That Fryin' Pan, My Face Ain't Gonna Be There
    88 - I Don't Know Whether to Come Home or Go Crazy
    89 - If You Can't Feel It (It Ain't There)
    90 - Her Body Couldn't Keep You Off My Mind
    91 - I Got In At 2 With A 10 And Woke Up At 10 With A 2
    92 - I Hate Every Bone In Your Body Except Mine
    93 - I Just Bought A Car From The Guy That Stole My Girl, But The Car Don't Run So I Figure We Got An Even Deal
    94 - I Knew I'd Hit Rock Bottom When I Woke Up On Top Of You
    95 - I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well
    96 - I Meant Every Word That He Said
    97 - I'm Not Married But The Wife Is
    98 - If Whiskey Were A Woman I'd Be Married For Sure
    99 - Out Of My Head And Back In My Bed
    100 - Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love
    101 - Tennis Must Be Your Racket 'Cause Love Means Nothin' To You
    102 - What Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)
    103 - Who You Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lying Eyes?


    Simon Coveney - Min of Agric, Food, Marine & Defence

    Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney joins us from our Cork studio this morning ahead of his trade mission to Nigeria & Ghana this week. Does political instability & the threat of terrorism impact on the fluidity of trade with countries in parts of Africa.

    The Burren - Louise Denvir

    With the stormy weather of recent weeks, farmers are taking extra care of their animals & in the Burren, the Winterage has long since begun, that is putting cattle up the mountain or outwintering them as they do there. Louise Denvir took a trip to Patrick McCormack's farm in the heart of Co Clare.

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