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CountryWide Saturday 11 November 2017

CountryWide

CountryWide

People, events and happenings around the country, presented by John Cooke.

Rural Crime

Rural Crime

The brutal beating & robbery of 54 year old Offaly farmer Richie McKelvey last weekend has sent shockwaves across rural Ireland once more & has led to Gardaí setting up a Special Taskforce to tackle criminal gangs in the midlands. Richie is now recovering at the home of his sister Annette Meacle who John met in Coolderry this week along with her concerned neighbours.

Callan, Co Kilkenny - Brenda Donohue

Callan, Co Kilkenny - Brenda Donohue

Today in Callan they are having a daylong celebration of what makes the close-knit town so special. It's called 'We Are Callan: Alternative Census' & Brenda Donohue is there to speak to those taking part on this very different take on a community day.

Nature Plus

Nature Plus

Scientists in Trinity College have launched a project called Nature Plus to link scientific research, business & sources of finance for the benefit of our environment. Professor Yvonne Buckley of Trinity's Zoology Dept is one of those behind Nature Plus & is in studio this morning with John.

Trade Mission to South Korea & Japan

Trade Mission to South Korea & Japan

Agricultural Minister Michael Creed spoke to John before his departure today to South Korea & Japan, as the head of a trade mission of Irish companies & agencies like Bord Bia. In 2016 they imported 100 million euro of Irish food & Drink, representing 50 percent growth in 5 years - from seafood to ox-tongue & dairy to pork.

Glenstal Foods - Gareth Coleman

Glenstal Foods - Gareth Coleman

Joining us from our Cork studio is Gareth Coleman, Commercial Director of Glenstall Foods based in Murroe, before heading off to the trade mission with Minister Creed.

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Speech Broadcaster of the Year Damien O'Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across the country.

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