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    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    What is your most-loved Irish poem of the last century? RTÉ A Poem for Ireland is a major new RTÉ campaign which aims to get the public talking about the poems they feel are the most-loved Irish poems of the past 100 years.

    In this era of centenaries, RTÉ looks back at the Irish poems and poets of the past 100 years and asks the public to help us identify the Irish poems of the past century that we love the most. Whether it’s a poem you studied at school and loved; one that stood out for you at a wedding or funeral, a poem you came across at an important moment in your life, or one your father or mother used to recite; whether it’s a love poem, a political poem, a poem about nature, life, loss, emigration, and whether it’s in Irish or in English, it doesn’t matter. As long as it’s an Irish poem, published in the last century, and you love it, then tell us, and tell us why you love it.

    The campaign will be spearheaded by The Works, RTÉ One’s flagship arts show, and RTÉ Radio 1’s The John Murray Show in partnership with Poetry Ireland and An Post.


    The John Murray Show Thursday 2 October 2014


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    Ireland's Best Truckers

    Today a Mondello a competition is taking place to find Ireland's best trucker with 20 of the finest lorry drivers from all over the country go head to head in a series of trials & tests to find the best driver. We sent our man Colm Flynn to meet some of the truckers at Dublin Port yesterday, to see what life was like for these truckers.

    Sinead O'Connor MiPod

    John is joined in studio by singer songwriter Sinead O'Connor, to take part in our mipod series, where a guest selects music taking us through the sound track of her life & times.

    X Factor - Janet Grogan

    Irish artistes have featured large in this year's X-Factor. No fewer than five home-grown solo artistes making it through to the "Boot Camp". In studio with John this morning is one of those contestants, Janet Grogan secured one of Simon's 6 seats, that is until things started to go terribly wrong for Janet.

    Winning The Lotto - what would you do

    It was revealed in the last couple of days that the 87 million euro lotto ticket was sold in Ballybrack in Dublin. It is a lot of money & Colm Flynn went out onto the streets of Dublin to ask people what they would have done with it!

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