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    A Crematorium For Tuam?

    A Crematorium For Tuam?

    In this life, one thing is certain – we will all die. You don’t get a say in when you go, but you might like to have a say in how you go. The vast majority of people in Ireland who die choose to be buried. But a growing number of people are opting for cremation. It’s estimated that between 10 and 12% of people here choose cremation. That’s a very low proportion compared to around 70% in the UK, 99% in Japan and 40% in Germany. At the moment, in Ireland if you do choose cremation you’d have to ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2013/0123/364119-wednesday-january-23rd-2013/?clipid=981538
    The Elevator Guy

    The Elevator Guy

    Who are you when you step into an elevator - are you awkward, are you chatty, are you a frantic button pusher? Well we got to thinking about elevators, or "lifts" as we call them, and it turns out we're not the only ones - Nanci Griffith's song Love At The Five And Dime was inspired by the sound of an elevator in a old Woolworth's store. "Progress" may have erased the elevator operator from our daily lives, but at one time he was someone you might meet in your neighbourhood. In 1960, Shirley MacLaine embodied the polite yet firm ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2012/1024/345964-mooney-programmes/?clipid=926554

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