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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.


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    Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope

    A shy looking Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina has been thrust into the limelight as our new Pope & is the first Jesuit Pope in the church's 2000 year history. Joining John on the line is Paul Brady, philosopher & academic, also educated by the Jesuits, to tell us what 'Jesuitical' means.


    MyPod with Niall Breslin aka Bressie

    We see him on our tv screens every Sunday trying to find new Irish singing talent on 'The Voice' of Ireland. He is also a singer/songwriter, tv personality, Niall Breslin, aka Bressie, joins John in studio this morning.

    For Bressie's gig dates go to


    There's Something About Patrick presented by Neil Delamere

    Johns's next guest in studio is Neil Delamere to talk about his latest assignment, a tv documentary titled 'There's Something About Patrick' on RTE One tonight at 10.15pm, which explores the myths around our patron saint.

    Neil will be appearing on St. Patrick's Night at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge


    What's Your Problem - Conundrum - reconnecting with an old friend

    Last week, we heard from a man who had re-connected with an old friend & wondered whether he should continue with that friendship. John reads out the views of some of our listeners.

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