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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 18 February 2013

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    Coastguard & Collie named Hector & CPR

    It was just a typical morning for Colette Connolly as she set off with her two dogs, Hector & Libby, for their usual bright & early walk along the South Beach at Rush in North County Dublin, but it was to be anything but an ordinary morning for them all! Collette Connolly owner of Hector & Gary Creighton, coastguard joins John on the line.

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    Music & chat with Tim Edey & Brendan Power

    Tim Edey and Brendan Power have played with some of the world's great musicians & composers - from Kate Bush, Sting, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, John Williams, The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and others. They won the BBC Radio 2 Best Duo award for their 'Wriggle and Writhe' album last year & both are in studio with John this morning.

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    Life on the Inside - RTE One tonight 9.30pm

    Tonight on RTE One television, a new two part documentary will go behind the walls of two of the country's prisons, Wheatfield & Shelton Abbey. It's the first time ever the Irish Prison Service has agreed to such extensive access which explores the reality of life on the inside. John is joined now by director Traolach O'Buachalla.

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    Operation Transformation in assoc with Safefood, the last weigh in

    Kathryn Thomas is in the Rua Red Center in Tallaght for the final live weight-in of Operation Transformation in association with Safefood. On the scales this morning are leaders, Deirdre Hosford & Charlotte O'Connell, with our expert panel on hand, Dr. Eddie Murphy, Dr. Eva Orsmond & Karl Henry.

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