Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

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Marian Finucane Saturday 19 July 2014

Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion presented by Marian Finucane

Steve Collins Father of Roy Collins

Marian speaks to the father of Roy Collins following the sentencing earlier in the week of his murders.

Alain Rolland - Referee and former Rugby player

Alain Rolland - Referee and former Rugby player

Alain Rolland - Referee and former Rugby player speaks to Marian

The Insolvency Service

The Insolvency Service

Conor Pope Irish Times Consumer affairs Correspondent joins Marian to talk about the insolvency service and his recent trip to Jordan

Asgard

Asgard

Kay Sheehy and Nessa Childers MEP take a look back at the famous gun running trip the Asgard and its crew of Erskine and Molly Childers and Mary Spring Rice made in July 1914.

 

 

 

 Erskine Childers owner and captain of the Asgard

 Molly Childers owner and crew member of the Asgard

Crew member and Gola Island Fisherman Patrick McGinley and his wife Mary Roarty

 

 Volunteers march to Dublin Carrying guns

 

Patrick McGinley, "Mr Gordon" (Gordon Shephard) Mary Spring Rice and Molly Childers on the Asgard

 

 Molly Childers and Mary Spring Rice on the Asgard

 

There will be lots of events next weekend to commemorate the Howth and Kilcoole Gun Running  There is a ceremony next Saturday July 26th at 2.15 in Howth mark the centenary of the Howth gun-running. It will be accompanied by a re-enactment of the event.

For more information on this and other insights from the diaries you can visit Century Ireland’s website or indeed you can visit the Asgard in the National Museum in Collins Barracks -  www.museum.ie

 

 

 

How to get Teenagers Interested in Reading

How to get Teenagers Interested in Reading

Robert Dunbar talks to Marian about how to get teenagers interested in reading -

The three books which Robert has chosen are:

JANE, THE FOX AND ME BY FANNY BRITT AND ISABELLE ARSENAULT (WALKER BOOKS)

An excellent example of the graphic novel, from Canada: the story of a girl on the edge of adolescence, initially unpopular at school but finding through reading a way of handling the situation: striking artwork throughout, providing its own strong visual dimension to the novel. (There is considerable research indicating that for some ‘reluctant’ readers the graphic novel can be a useful way in to reading full-prose texts).

WHY WE TOOK THE CAR BY WOLFGANG HERRNDORF (ANDERSEN PRESS)

Translated from the original German, this is an exciting story of two young teenage boys and a road trip they make in a ‘borrowed’ car across Europe, starting in their native Berlin: the wonderfully weird characters they meet on the way provide the material for a really entertaining read but it is the depiction of the growing relationship between the boys that is really at the heart of the story.

PRIMPERFECT BY DEIRDRE SULLIVAN (LITTLE ISLAND)

Set in today’s Ireland and featuring a group of friends who have just finished their Junior Certificate and now have a summer to spend, coping with their various adolescent concerns and, in particular, their discovery of the significance of relationships, social and sexual: written with a great sense of humour but also with tremendous insight into what it is to be an Irish teenager in 2014.

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