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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 2 January 2014

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    Richard Sadlier & Ronan O'Gara

    Admitting that you are under stress or possibly even suffering from a mental illness can often been a very brave decision, particularyly in a higly competitive team sport, one such man is Richard Sadlier. Forced to finish his soccer career early due to an injury, it was a painful and difficult time for Richard, Richard joined John in our Dublin studio.

    Richard Sadlier pictured above

    Rugby legend Ronan O’Gara spoke to both John and Richard from France, Ronan reminded us of how he felt at the time he rugby and what goes through your mind at that time.

    Ronan O'Gara, pictured above in Dublin.

     

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    Patricia Danagher

     

    The awards season gets under way in just ten days’ time with the Golden Globes taking place in Beverley Hills. There’s a bit of Irish interest this year with Michael Fassbender up for Best Supporting Actor; and the film Philomena up for THREE awards including best motion picture drama and best actress.

    Well, unlike the Oscars where more than 5,000 people get to vote, only 90 people get to vote for the Golden Globes and we’ve one of them Patricia Danaher who spoke to John this morning.

    Patricia Danaher, pictured above with Miley Cyrus.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:54
      Title: Happy
      Performer(s): Pharrell Williams
      Performer(s): Pharrell Williams
      Album: Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
      Duration: 3:40
    • Title: Somewhere Only We Know
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Album: Somewhere Only We Know - Single
      Duration: 3:41

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