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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 17 October 2013

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    The John Murray Show with Miriam

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

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    Vicky Pryce

    Vicky Pryce has been at the heart of one of the biggest political scandals in recent years, gripping the public with a cast of people and story lines rivalling the most riveting of soap operas. Vicky had broken every glass ceiling in economics and her husband, Chris Huhne had just landed a job as a British Cabinet Minister, Vicky spoke to Miriam this morning.

    Vicky Pryce's book 'Prisonomics, Behind Bars in Britain's Failing Prisons' is published by Biteback Publishing and costs €20 approximately.

    Vicky Pryce pictured above.

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    The story of Philomena Lee

    In 1952 an eighteen year old Philomena Lee was sent to a convent for young unmarried mothers in Roscrea, County Tipperary. Philomena gave birth to a boy called Anthony and when he was three years old he was taken from Philomena and sold for adoption. Both mother and son went to extraordinary attempts to find each other, and now it features in a new movie with Judi Dench playing Philomena while Steve Coogan plays journalist Martin Sixsmith. Martin Sixsmith spoke to Miriam from London.

    The Story of Philomena Lee, Judi Dench & Steve Coogan pictured above in the making of the film.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Take Me To Church - EP
      Duration: 4:17

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