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A New Niamh

Niamh is a grandmother who is used to making a tidy profit from shoplifting, especially during the festive period when she gets lots of requests for presents. Niamh wants a change and for her grandson to know her as a poet and a comic. (2017)

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Angie Mezzetti

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Documentary-maker: Ronan Kelly

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A New Niamh

Niamh has decided to give up shoplifting for Christmas.

She put that simple pledge on Facebook for her grandson’s sake.  She’s in been in prison before when her son was small and she doesn’t want another small boy to see her in prison again. 

She wants him to know a new Niamh:  The one who writes poetry does stand-up comedy and is famous on Facebook for making people laugh.   

But, it won’t be easy.  Stealing is profitable and thrilling.

Turning over a new leaf is a daily struggle and getting through Christmas is especially tough - her clients contact her asking her to rob Christmas presents for them.  

But Niamh is determined - will she succeed?

Produced by Angie Mezzetti and Ronan Kelly

Music:  Chris O'Donnell

First Broadcast on Saturday, December 9th. 2017 on RTÉ Radio 1 at 2 pm & Sunday, December 10th. on RTÉ Radio 1 at 7 pm.

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One, the home of Irish radio documentary. 

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