Archive | October, 2011

A President for All People – A Million Votes for Inclusion and Equality!

After months of campaigning the Labour Party candidate Michael D. Higgins has been elected to succeed Mary McAleese and serve as the ninth president of Ireland. He received over one million votes. Mr Higgins said he would be a president for all the people and do his utmost to rebuild public trust in the institutions […]

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What does it mean to be Irish?

After our “New Irish” entry won a MAMA Award on Monday, we decided to re-visit the topic on Global Village this Saturday. Join us at 7pm on Newstalk 106-108 where we will be joined by 3 naturalised migrants. Listen to the show promo here

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The New Irish discussion on Global Village wins a Media and Multicultural Award 2011

Global Village Part 1 Global Village Part 2 What does it mean to be Irish? Do naturalised migrants feel Irish once they receive their new citizenship? Are they viewed as being really Irish or will they always be considered foreigners? We invited 3 naturalised Irish citizens on Global Village and asked them and the public […]

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Not Mamas and Papas but Mamas and Galas!

Global Village, the programme I have presented since June 2008 on Newstalk 106-108 has been short-listed in the Broadcast Media category for this years MAMA Awards, Media and Multicultural Awards. The MAMA Awards honour individuals, groups, companies and journalists who promote crosscultural understanding. These are being held in Liberty Hall on 24th October. For more […]

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Happy TGIF to you and here’s something that will make you smile!

I came across this and thought here’s a great guy, singing a great tune with a great message! Enjoy!

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“Having The Last Laugh” – Irish Examiner’s Weekend

Ever wondered what it would be like to tell jokes to a sober audience? Dil Wickremasinghe got the giggles at a Dublin cafe. Published in the Irish Examiner Weekend Magazine on 8th October 2011. As seen here I FIRST mentioned my desire to try stand-up comedy to David McSavage during a Newstalk interview earlier this […]

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Henry McKean of Newstalk 106-108 comes to our Alcohol Free Comedy Club!

I have to admit I was nervous – could our 2nd alcohol free comedy club night match our opening night? On the night we had performances from: Maria Boyle Daria Walsh a.k.a The Brochure Lady Sacha Pakkiri Pauline Curtin Fiona Fitzpatrick Our headlining act John Moynes – came out of comedy retirement to perform in […]

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