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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 Tuesday 21 May 2013

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    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.


    Competition - Get Your Book Published

    For full details on where to send your manuscripts (please do not send them to the John Murray Show) go to www.kazoopublishing.com

    Also the details are in this week's RTE Guide.

    Closing date of receipt of entries is Sunday 30 June 2013.

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    German Documentary on Danny Healy-Rae

    Kerry County Cllr., Danny Healy-Rae has been campaigning for the relaxation of dring-driving laws for rural Ireland & is attracting international attention. German TV Spiegel have sent a crew to Kerry to make a documentary with Danny & joining Miriam on the line is TV Reporter Roman Lehberger.

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    Libya - Dr Fatima Hamroush

    In September 2011, Dr Hamroush was requested by Libya's interim rulers to establish a health office in Ireland to help treat those wounded in the overthrow of Gaddafi's regime. She was subsequently asked to apply for the role of Health Minister in the new interim government &  and she felt duty-bound to submit her CV. Then she was told she had got the job. “It is like being asked to go to war, like a soldier being called to go to the battlefield." Miriam spoke to Dr. Hamroush recently.

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    Irish Fashion Designer

    Miriam's next guest is Joanna Hynes who has won plaudits for her daring & eye-catching fashion designs. Her fans include Jamelia, Jessie J, Sharon Corr & Daphne Guinness. Joanne says fashion is about newness & joins Miriam in studio this morning to talk about her career todate.

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    Making the Best Cup of Tea

    Making a cup of tea is a casual affair for most people, tea-bag in cup, boiling water, milk, but for purists like Heston Blumenthal, one of the most creative chefs in the world, horrified at this process, invented a new machine to do the job. In studio with Miriam is Arthur Fitzpatrick, Tea Broker in Ireland.

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