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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 February 2014

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    Music & Chat with band Red Empire

    John is joined in studio this morning by a five piece Dublin band called Red Empire, for a chat & performanence.  Frontman Craig Cahill introduces other members of the band, brothers Richie & Deco Connolly, Dessie Finn & Gar McCarthy. They will perform their song Small Mercies & a disco classic from KC & the Sunshine Band, 'Get Down Tonight'.

    Their single 'Small Mercies' can be downloaded today on itunes & googleplay today.

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    Niall Slattery - Football Hooliganism

    The shadow of hooliganism hung over the game of football in England for a very long time, one man who was an active participant, Niall Slattery tells us his story. 

    At a time when football and violence went hand in hand, Niall became part of the most notorious gang in Britain, the Inter-City Firm - a hooligan group drawn from among supporters of London club, West Ham United.  Brought to death’s door himself, he found a way out and underwent a drastic change

    Niall speaks internationally about the life he has lived & he will be speaking at Delvin's Parish Mission in Westmeath between March 18th & 22nd @ 9.30am & 7.30am each day. (Niall is also available to talk to secondary schools about his experiences).

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Small Mercies
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Red Empire
      Performer(s): Red Empire
      Album: Small Mercies - Single
      Duration: 3:20
    • Title: Get Down Tonight
      Performer(s): Red Empire
      Performer(s): Red Empire
      Duration: 3:30

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