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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 Wednesday 26 November 2014


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    Learning Dress Making in Prison and Using It On The Outside

    Deirdre Moran served 3 years of a five year sentence in Mountjoy jail's female wing for collecting a gun for ex-lover and father of her child, crimelord Patrick Irwin.

    However, Deirdre has now put prison behind her, and has opened a thriving business. She is a dressmaker and stylist. She can be seen modelling her creations on Facebook - where they are also for sale. She joins John this morning to tell him more. To see more of Deirdres designs click here

    Below are a selection of Deirdres designs, all which can be made in any size or adjusted to taste! If you do not have access to Facebook you can contact Deirdre on








    Ben & Jerrys


    In 1978, Jerry Greenfield and his friend Ben Cohen learned how to make ice cream form a $5 correspondence course and then opened a homemade ice cream parlour in Burlington Vermont. In 2000 they sold the company to Unilever, but it was agreed that they could maintain Ben & Jerry's existing philanthropic apparatus and brand integrity. Today Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream is ubiquitous around the world and the company is well known for its work in sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Ben and Jerry's and Ashoka - a global association of more than 3,000 of the world's leading social entrepreneurs - are running Join Our Core, a global competition to celebrate those who are creating innovative new models for sustainable business to help make a difference in communities. This year's finale, held across London, Singapore & Tokyo saw finalists from eleven countries (UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Singapore and Japan) go head to head, with one young entrepreneur from each region crowned as a winner.


    Operation Transformation 3 Leader Revealed

    Kathryn Thomas surprises the 3rd leader this morning


    One of the World's Biggest Selling Musical Acts... Chats to John

     Johns final guest this morning is one of the world's biggest selling musical acts. So popular are his concerts that TV channel 'Sky Arts 2' was renamed in his honour - and broadcast his concerts and documentaries 24 hours per day, for a period. That person is of course Andre Rieu

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