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    RTÉ A POEM FOR IRELAND
    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years
    www.rte.ie/apoemforireland

    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 Monday 21 January 2013

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    On today's show we talk to a young woman determined to right the wrongs done to the women of the Magdalene laundries.

    Our chronicle of the rudeness around us continues, some of our listeners tell us their experiences

    We’ll be heading to Tallaght for weigh-ins for two of our Operation Transformation leaders.......and last week the psychologist Tony Bates spoke about trying to live our lives more mindfully. We talk to Jackie Hyland about her busy life and how she is struggling to take time out for herself.

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    Rudeness: Four People Who Have Recently Experienced Extreme Rudeness From Strangers

    Mary was walking her dogs and two people shouted aggressively at her; Maeve Riordan and her friends when out for dinner stack the phones on the table and first to look at them pays for dinner; Tony re not responding to texts and Mary Curran hugged a man who swore at her and completely disarmed him.

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    Magdalene Laundries

    Maeve O'Rourke was honoured with the Forgotten Irish award by the Ireland Fund of Great Britain. She is a trainee barrister who received the award for her work on behalf of women who suffered in Magadalene Laundries. She joins John from a studio in London.

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    Mindfulness

    Last week the psychologist Tony Bates spoke about trying to live our lives more mindfully. Jackie Hyland emailed us on how her busy life overwhelms her.

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