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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 Thursday 4 April 2013

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    What's Your Problem - Dog for elderly parent conundrum

    In the last couple of weeks we have played you a piece of tape featuring people we met on the street with conundrums & this morning John Bela Reilly has another one for you.

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    Kerry filmmaker Gerard Barrett

    Pilgrim Hill was the 'buzz movie' of Galway Film Fleadh in 2012. Gerard Barrett's debut feature saw the Co. Kerry filmmaker walk away with the Bingham Ray New Talent Award & Gerard joins John in studio.

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    Phone from Home downunder

    A box of goodies sent to daughter in Australia contained at least one unexpected item. To learn a little more about this intriguint story on the line to John are Marie Ryan in Borris & daughter Sinead in Brisbane.

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    Motor Neurone Disease Research

    John is joined in studio by Professor Orla Hardiman, a consultant neurologist, who has been leading the way into researching MND in Ireland. The last time John spoke to Orla was last year when she told us about a clinical trial that was underway. It has now been concluded & Prof Hardiman tells us of the findings.

    To help raise money for continued research for MND, the Management of Punchestown has offered a special day package to support this research work, which takes place on Saturday 27th April.

    It is the final day of Punchestown Irish National Festival with an 8 Race Programme - Admission from 12.00pm - Indvidual tickets are €80, Tables of 10 cost €800 - Half of the €80 euro ticket price will go to our MND Research Unit in Trinity College Dublin. 

    Go to http://www.medicine.tcd.ie/alumni/events/

    or email researchmnd@tcd.ie  

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