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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 Friday 28 June 2013

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

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    Schools out for Summer

    The big day has arrived & in the words of Alice Cooper, no more pencils, no more rule books, no more teachers, dirty looks! School holidays begin, but may bring a feeling of dread to many parents on how to fill those nine long empty weeks!  In studio with Miriam this morning to discuss ways of using the time in keeping your children  happy & busy this summer is Irish Times journalist & author Catherine Cleary.

    Catherine also wrote a book based on the idea of making the most of time of doing the things now we always think we will do someday, titled 'A month of Somedays'.

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    Transgender Bill on Legal recognition

    We are one day away from Dublin Pride Festival which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender life in Dublin & in Ireland. The theme this year is Live, Love & Be Proud, with Polish Transgender MP Anna Grodzka, as Grand Marshall for the Parade. Anna will speak about the continuing fight for the rights of transgender community & in studio we have representatives of that community & their families, Helen & Philippa, Sam & Simon.  Miriam is also joined on the line by Senator Katherine Zappone who is going to introduce her Bill on the legal recognition of gender next week.

    To contact Transgender Equality Network Ireland go to www.teni.ie

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    Music & chat with Moya

    This morning we have music from a band who will be playing support to Rod Stewart in the RDS tomorrow night, called Moya. Moya joins Miriam for a chat & performance. Their album is called 'Lost & Found' available now on CD & download.


    You can find out all about her on www.moyamusic.com

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