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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 Monday 7 July 2014

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    15 Smiles - Mark McMahon

    A new project by two teenagers from Dublin 15 looks at how we experience mental health issues. The project from Barnardos' Amplifying Voices programme, aims to make people smile more through the use of uplifting & inspiring quotes & images.

    The project is called 15 Smiles & was thought up by 15 yr old Eric Hughes & 16 yr old Mark McMahon.  Mark joins John in studio this morning.

    See www.15smiles.ie for more information & for a share facility so young people can go on & share something that makes them smile.

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    Productivity & Working Hours

    Council staff in the Swedish city of Gothenburg are about to take part in an experiment, which, if successful, could revolutionise life for everyone, with an improved work/life balance.

    The idea is to a six-hour working day for a full year, which in turn will create more jobs, increase productivity & reduce sick leave.   In studio with John this morning to discuss is productivity expert, Claire Burge.

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    author Greg Baxter

    John's next guest in studio is author Greg Baxter. Born in Texas in 1974, he lived for a while in Dublin but now lives in Berlin. Greg's other books are 'The Apartment' & 'A Preparation for Death'

    Greg's third novel is titled 'Munich Airport'.

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