NATIONWIDE WEEK 3

MONDAY 17TH JANUARY

On this evening's programme we have stories of people's who have come to this country and who are integrating into Irish society. We meet students of a Waterford school where the ethos of support and integration has brought the school a Best in Class merit award for this work. Plus the women who are doing their bit to bring support to Mothers of young children who are in direct provision centres.

LET'S MATCH MUMS/REPORT MATT LEIGH
This story is about Irish mother’s who are reaching out a hand of friendship and support to other mothers who have come to this country and who are part of the direct provision system.

Website: www.letsmatchmums.com


SCHOOL OF SANCTUARY/REPORT HILITE TV
Places of Sanctuary Ireland is a charity set up to support and encourage communities around Ireland to provide assistance to those who have come here. Last year, the organisation awarded Mount Sion CBS Secondary School in Waterford the accreditation, of being the first School of Sanctuary in the Republic.

Website: https://schools-ireland.cityofsanctuary.org/
Website: schools@ireland.cityofsanctuary.org


WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY

ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES

This evening we talk to people who live a slightly alternative lifestyle including a family in rural Tipperary with a diverse range of interests and a man who is at home on the canal in Dublin.

BARGE MAN/REPORT VALERIE WATERS
Dr. Peter Sheekey, who is a true blue Dub lives on his barge on the Royal Canal. He has travelled widely and has empathy with people who find themselves with little in a new country. Valerie Waters met up with Peter and with some of his friends who attend the language school, of which Peter is director.

Contact: The Intercultural Language Service, Ballybough Community Centre, Dublin 3
Telephone: (089) 429 7580
Website: www.interculturallanguageservice.com
Email: ils.info.dublin@gmail.com

TIPPERARY FAMILY FARM/REPORT HELEN MCINERNEY
They say if you love your job you'll never work a day in your life. Those sentiments could certainly apply to Liz and Philip Quinn in Holy Cross in County Tipperary. This talented couple do restoration work, sculpture workshops and they share a love of Scottish Highland Cattle with Queen Elizabeth. Helen McInerney recently visited them at their home in County Tipperary.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stonemad-Sculpture-Workshops-105619122853400


FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY

SMALL FARM ENTERPRISES

We meet people involved in small food businesses. In Wexford, bottling the taste of nettles is just one of the flavours in the Wild About range. In Louth, we meet the farmer selling flavoured milk products to passing motorists and in Dublin we meet Mama Shee who is bringing the flavours of Africa to shop near you.

WHOLEY COW MILK/REPORT NIALL MARTIN
Dairy farmers are adapting to new realities, whether that be introducing ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the farm or diversification. We came across a family farm in Co Louth that have been selling their milk directly to the public from the farm gate under the brand 'Wholey Cow'.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SmythsFarmDromiskin

WILD ABOUT/REPORT HELEN MCINERNEY
We meet a couple who came to live in County Wexford some years ago and who now operate an expanding business selling Jars of flavored Irish foods. Reporter Helen McInerney met up with Fiona and Malcolm Falconer to hear all about their 'Wild About' business.

Website: www.wildabout.ie

MAMA SHEE/REPORT NIALL MARTIN
When you look around the supermarket shelves there are lots of Chinese, Indian, Thai or Mexican choices but you'll find it impossible to find African ready meals. One African Irish woman has decided she's the one to remedy that. Reporter Niall Martin met 'Mama Shee', who has launched her African food business in Dublin and is looking to expand Nationwide.

Website: www.mamashee.com
Email: sheemansions@gmail.com