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    Wind Farms

    Wind Farms

    Wind turbines have become a common feature on the landscape over recent years, harvesting energy from our island breezes and strong gales.But if a turbine was placed in close proximity to your home - and if it was the size of the Spire topped off with Liberty Hall - you might think again about how welcome an addition they are.Plans for a number of wind farms across five counties in the midlands are currently with An Bord Pleanála and if they go ahead, hundreds of those massive turbines will be erected near rural dwellings.As you might expect, there is opposition ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1021/481681-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-21-october-2013/?clipid=1337980
    European Ploughing Championship

    European Ploughing Championship

    In our time this nation of ours has produced champion golfers, champion cyclists and indeed champion boxers but now in the field of international competitive ploughing, Ireland is home to a true world beater. Wexford John Whelan joined Marty on the phone this morning after his return from Alberta, Canada at The European Ploughing Championship.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/programmes/2013/0727/464934-countrywide-saturday-27-july-2013/?clipid=1276216
    Marian Finucane

    Marian Finucane

    Newspaper panel: Deputy Pascal Donohoe F.G. T.D., Dublin Central / Prof. Alan Barrett, economist at the ESRI / Senator John Whelan, Labour / Geraldine Kennedy, adjunct professor of journalism at U.L. and former Editor of the Irish Times / Camille Loftus, social policy analyst. With Nelson Mandela experiencing serious health problems, former South African Ambassador to Ireland Melanie Verwoerd talks about the mood in South Africa. U.S. Government Surveillance discussion - Adrian Weckler, technology editor at the Sunday Business Post / LIS Seán Kelly, MEP for Ireland South (EU Industry Committee Rapporteur for the General Data Protection Regulation) /  Eleanor Clift, ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0609/455520-marian-finucane-sunday-9-june-2013/?clipid=1236423

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