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Letters to Ann

Why did hundreds of Irish women write letters to a county Longford schoolgirl in 1984?

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Award Winners

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Mayo Boy, Vietnam Hero

Finalist Certificate, Heroes category at 2017 New York International Radio Festival

The story of Patrick 'Bob' Gallagher who emigrated to the United States from County Mayo in 1962. He fought in the Vietnam war and for his bravery was awarded the prestigious Navy Cross medal. Just...

Kicking The Bucket

Gold Radio Winner (Community Service category) @ 2017 New York International Radio Festival

A look at the lighter side of illness, death, dying and grief. A series of workshops called 'Kicking The Bucket' took place in Limerick and the aim was to make art work for an exhibition relating ...

Anatomy of an Irish Serial Killer

Gold Radio Winner (Current Affairs Category) @ 2017 New York International Radio Festival

Kieran Patrick Kelly from Rathdowney in Co. Laois is purported to have murdered up to 31 individuals between 1953 and 1983 in the UK. Could this be true? Robert Mulhern unravels a curious tale of m...

Peadar Mercier

Bronze Radio Winner, Culture & The Arts at the 2017 New York International Radio Awards

Twenty-five years after the death of Peadar Mercier, his son Mel gathers together the traces of his father's musical life. Peadar was the first ever professional bodhrán and bones player and was a ...

An Open Verdict

Gold Medal Winner at 2016 New York Festivals International Radio Awards. Gold Medal Winner at 2016 PPI National Radio Awards.

When Gardai entered a holiday bungalow on Mayo's Northwest coast in April 2014, they found a scene of desperation and solitude. Scattered amongst the rubbish lay the body of Marsha Mehran, 36. Mars...

The Case That Never Was

Best European Radio Investigation - Prix Europa Awards '16. Overall Winner - Justice Media Awards 2016. Investigative Radio Documentary - Association for International Broadcasters '16

An international recruitment company is taken to court by one of its workers. Referred to the European Court of Justice, the outcome could change EU labour law for millions of people. The only prob...

Mick Meaney - Buried Alive

Gold Medal Winner at 2016 New York Festivals International Radio Awards

To the watching world in 1968, Mick Meaney was the ordinary Irish labourer with the extraordinary dream of breaking the world record for time spent buried alive underground. But for how long and at...

After the Music - The Daughters' Story

Finalist Certificate at 2016 New York Festivals International Radio Awards. Bronze Medal Winner at the 2016 PPI National Radio Awards

Fran O'Toole was murdered in the Miami Showband Massacre in 1975. Rachel and Kelly search for their connection to the charismatic and beautiful young man who was their father, allowing themselves t...

Sand, Sea and Smugglers

Silver Medal Winner at 2016 New York Festivals International Radio Awards

The story of two young Syrian men as they make the gruelling journey to Ireland, away from war torn Syria. Ammar and Anas walked across the desert from Algeria to Libya,  boarded rickety boats to c...

My Uncle Jack

Gold Medal Winner at 2016 New York Festivals International Radio Awards

When Jack Dowling was just 12, he began to escape from the brutal industrial school system in Ireland, walking away from Greenmount in Cork city . Little did Jack know that walking great distances ...