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    The Brendan O'Connor Show Monday 6 July 2015

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    Greeks say No to austerity

    The people of Greece have presented the EU with the greatest political crisis in its history after voters decisively rejected years of further austerity.

    To find out what things are like on the ground,  Brendan is joined by Ruth Monaghan, who is on the island of Andros & Sibhéal NiEochaigh in Rhodes.

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    Garth Brooks - A Year On

    This time last year we were all waiting for the final decision on the Garth Brooks saga, but on July 7th 2014, Irish hearts were shattered!

    In studio with Brendan this morning is Fiona Looney, who has written a play about it all & one of the key players of those ill fated days, former Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke.

    **{Fiona's play 'Are you There Garth? It's me, Margaret', staring Deirdre O'Kane as Margaret & a cast of cowboys, Mexicans, angry residents, happy residents, civil servants, courts, politicians, a Lord Mayor & one woman's hopes & dreams is OPENING in Dublin's Gaiety Theatre on Wednesday October 14th}

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    Book - A Place of Refuge

    In 2009, Tobias Jones & his wife Francesca had two small children & another on the way when they made an extraordinary decision to set up a woodland sanctuary in Somerset England for people in crisis.

    The story is told by Tobias Jones in his book 'A Place of Refuge: An Experiment in Communal Living'.  Brendan speaks to author Tobias Jones.

                  

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    Job Challenge - Kevin Kinahan

    There are 209,700 unemployed in Ireland today & joining Brendan in studio this morning is consultant & life coach, Kevin Kinahan, who is confident that he could take three people off the live register & find them a job!

    **If you are unemployed, email brendan@rte.ie by noon tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday).  Tell us your name, age, contact number, address with a breif summary of your employment circumstances.  Three listeners will be selected.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:16
      Title: Grease
      Performer(s): Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
      Performer(s): Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
      Album: The 20 Greatest Hits of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Live)
      Duration: 3:32

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