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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 5 March 2015


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    Vincent Browne - Vico Road

    John speaks to Vincent Browne, TV3 broadcaster/journalist on his visit to broke solicitor Brian O'Donnell's plush property yesterday, the scene of a tense standoff, where Mr O'Donnell & his wife Mary Pat refused to leave the house.


    Going Grey Gracefully

    Apparently in the world of some people, it is simply unacceptable for someone who cares about their appearance to go grey! To understand this a little better, John is joined by Catherine Cleary of The Irish Times & RTÉ's Marty Whelan.


    Lady on the Rock - followup

    We had a great response to our item yesterday about the mysterious "Lady on the Rock". As we discovered she's not a religious symbol, nor does she signify a house of ill repute!   Kevin Bohan, an artist, was also listening yesterday & would you believe it he brought the Lady to Australia joins John on the line.

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