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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 Wednesday 23 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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    Ferguson v Keane

    It's the story that is all over the newspapers this morning, the publication of Alex Ferguson's latest autobiography & his criticism of Roy Keane. The Cork man has hit back by saying that Ferguson does not know the meaning of the word loyalty!  Sports broadcaster & author Eamon Dunphy is on the line to Miriam this morning.

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    Ridiculous Moments in Irish Politics

    There are times when we watch the news and we catch ourselves thinking, 'did that actually happen?' which is also the title of a new book by Paddy Duffy, (columnist & broadcaster from Donegal) which takes us on a journey through ridiculous moments in Irish politics. Author Paddy Duffy joins Miriam in studio.

    Paddy's Book 'Did That Actually Happen? - A journey Through Ridiculous Moments in Irish Politics' is published by Hachette Books Ireland.

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    Bag designer Anya Hindmarch

    She's got five children, a thriving business & David Cameron describes her as 'awe inspiring'. A couple of years ago thousands of people queued for hours to get their hands on one of her bags with the slogan 'I am not a Plastic Bag' on the side. Anya Hindmarch joins Miriam on the line from the UK.

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    Operation Transformation Hopeful Carol Merry

    Yesterday Miriam spoke to Richard Harnett in Kerry who has already applied for this season's Operation Transformation in association with Safefood. This morning Miriam speaks to Carol Merry from Ashbourne, Co. Meath, another hopeful for the 7th series of Operation Transformation.

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    The closing date for applicants has been extended to Friday

    www.rte.ie/ot or telephone Sinéad at 01.864.144

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