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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 3 July 2014

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    New York Paramedic

    Many of you may have heard the story over the weekend of Irish woman Mary Downey, run over by not one but three trains in a New York subway. Joining John from New York is paramedic Niall O'Shaughnessy, originally from Limerick.

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    Author Louise O'Neill's debut novel

    John is joined in studio this morning by Louise O'Neill, from Clonakilty in Cork. At just 29 years of age, Louise had many agents fighting over her, for her debut novel & has recently struck a major publishing deal. The title of her book is 'Only Ever Yours' & is published by Quercus.

      

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    Romance outsourced - song for Aaron

    Last week we spoke to John McKiernan from the website 'Romance Outsourced' who lives in Australia & writes, performs and records personalised love songs on request.

    On the line this morning we have Clare Smith her boyfriend Aaron Barry & John in Australia with the song he wrote for Clare's boyfriend.

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