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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 21 May 2014

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by Kathryn Thomas.

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    Karl Henry Sings

    Yesterday's programme featured singer Nicole Maguire and her accompanist John McLoughlin. John is also a renowned guitar teacher and has taught none other than fitness expert Karl Henry. Karl came into studio today to talk to Kathryn about having done his first gig.

    He had always wanted to try and learn guitar and playing on stage was always on his bucket list. Last year he decided to improve his work life balance, took up the guitar and hasn't looked back since.

     

     

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    Infertility and IVF

    June Shannon and her husband have been battling unexplained infertility for five years. They have tried two full rounds of IVF… two cycles using frozen embryos… and endured the devastating blow of a miscarriage.

    They have decided to try one more time using eggs from an anonymous donor.

    A number of fertility clinics in Ireland now run egg donation programmes in conjunction with clinics abroad in countries including the Czech Republic and Spain. It can be a complex process but, put very simply, a woman who has made the generous decision to donate her eggs will be selected anonymously, loosely based on June's physical characteristics.

    The National Infertility Support and Information Group are at www.nisig.com

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    The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success

    When we think about psychopaths, we think of ruthlessness, manipulation, maybe even murder... but the authors of this book want us to think again about the term ‘psychopath’, with maybe the most challenging title for a self-help book you are ever going to encounter: it’s called The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success and the authors are Kevin Dutton and Andy McNab. For further information check: http://www.kevindutton.co.uk/ and also www.thegoodpsychopath.com

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:18
      Title: It's Good To Be Alive
      Performer(s): Imelda May
      Performer(s): Imelda May
      Album: Tribal (Deluxe)
      Duration: 4:01
    • Title: Ride On
      Performer(s): Karl Henry
      Performer(s): Karl Henry
      Duration: 3:00

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