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    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    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 Monday 31 March 2014


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    Bridge Card Game Cheats

    Bridge card games have been thought of as one of the most respectable & high-minded of contests but has been brought into disrepute after two German doctors were alleged to have cheated their to the top in last years Bridge World Finals in Bali. Joining us on the line is Mary O'Rourke, All-Ireland Bridge champion.

    Also we are joined by journalist Rachael Kane to tell us how she dialled the Taoiseach's mobile & spoke directly to Enda Kenny!


    Conscious Uncoupling & the play The Matchmaker

    John is joined in studio by Lisa O'Hara, couple counsellor & psychotherapist to discuss the ending long relationships. Also in studio are actors Mary McEvoy & Jon Kenny who will appear on stage together in John B Keane's The Matchmaker.


    The Matchmaker opens at the Everyman, Cork Monday April 7th & runs to April 12th


    Music & chat with D.F.F.

    In studio with John are a group of musicians who will perfrom what they describe as 'African-tinged Chamber Pop Songs'. They are called D.F.F. & the titile of the song is Mad for You.

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    New phone service for students

    How do you solve the seemingly common problem of young students with deadlines to meet spending vast swathes of study time on the mobile? One frustrated father, Frank McNamara has come up with an idea of a new mobile texting service to assist students in study.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Mad For You
      Performer(s): D.F.F.
      Performer(s): D.F.F.
      Album: Frisbee Records, FRCD004
      Duration: 3:46

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