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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.

     

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    David Collins, Designer, RIP

    David Collins was an internationally acclaimed interior designer and architect who was born in Dublin. He went to London in his early 20s where his projects included the bar in Claridge's, the Connaught Hotel's bar and Nobu restaurant. Fashionable people from all over the world and many friends including Madonna and Graham Norton gathered at St Patrick’s Church in Monkstown Co Dublin yesterday for his funeral mass. Madonna and David Collins formed a close friendship a number of years ago and he decorated several of her homes.

    His brother, Fr Michael Collins, curate of St Mary’s on Haddington Road, conducted the service and gave a homily in praise of his late brother's genius, generosity and popularity.

    Orna Mulcahy of The Irish Times, the designer Michael Mortell and Kilkenny hotelier Eamon Langton, pay tribute.

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