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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 25 March 2013

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    Colin & Wendy Parry, parents of Tim Parry

    It seems cruel to single out individual moments from the Northern Troubles that provoked new levels of outrage, but the IRA's Warington Bomings did exactly that. Joining John from a studio in Manchester, are Colin & Wendy Parry, whose 12 year old son, Tim was killed in the bombings. Johnathan Ball who was 3 years old, was also killed.

    To donate to The Foundation for Peace go to www.foundation4peace.org or follow on twitter foundation4peace.org@peaccentre

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    The music of Italian composer Ennio Morricone

    David Brobhy, Conductor with the RTE Concert Orchestra is in studio with John this morning to talk about the wonderful Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures & tv series. Morricone became known worldwide by composing the film scores of Spaghetti Westerns directed by Sergio Leone.

    Ennio Morricone is coming to Dublin on July 28th, along with his 97 piece orchestra & 100 strong choir.  Tickets on sale April 3rd at www.ticketmaster.ie

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    The longest winter -Weather in March

    This time last year we were tanning ourselves in the glory of 20 degrees sunshine! This morning we were fishing out the long-johns for another outing of what feels like the longest winter ever! Met Eireann's Evelyn Cusack joins John on the line.

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