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Our August Featured Selection 3pm - 4pm daily.

Sunday 10am During the month of August

Mary Nee. The Samaratians, Galway
Lucky Khambule, MASI
Rosemary Asader, Mixed Race Irish

Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you

Every six seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help.
We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis.
We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.
We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.
In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same.
Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.
That’s why we work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.

Who we are

During 2018, more than 20,000 people volunteered their time for Samaritans:
  • more than 17,000 trained listening volunteers responded to calls for help
  • 2,200 volunteers supported the running of our 201 branches
  • more than 1,200 people in prisons volunteered as trained Listeners providing peer support.

Lucky Khambule - Coordinator

MASI is the collective Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, a platform for asylum seekers to join together in unity and purpose
MASI seeks justice, freedom and dignity for all asylum seekers.
MASI demands the end of direct provision, the right to work and education, and opposes deportation.
MASI is independent: it is not an NGO, it is not affiliated to any NGO or political party.
MASI is not funded; we depend on our own resources and raise our own funds as we can.
In MASI, all are equal to each other; all are of equal value and deserving of equal respect and dignity.
MASI is democratic and collective. All decisions are made collectively, through discussion and agreement.
MASI has no ‘membership’. We are part of MASI through our commitment and contribution to the collective work of the movement.
MASI has no organisational structures. Structures can become rigid and hierarchical. We decide on tasks according to the nature of each action, and according to who is able to commit the time and energy needed at that time.

The Association of Mixed Race Irish (AMRI) was set up to raise awareness about Irish people of mixed race backgrounds and to seek recognition for them as full members of Irish society.

Many have suffered from racism while growing up in Ireland, in particular those who were resident in industrial schools throughout Ireland. They have often felt excluded from notions of Irish identity because of their colour and made to feel like foreigners in their own country. This has resulted in chronic health and welfare problems for many. AMRI are working to identify this vulnerable group and to address and assist with some of their health and welfare needs.

We are also working to project positive images of black and mixed race Irish people and to bring this scattered community together for support and to develop a stronger voice. This will result in more recognition of our community within Irish society.

The work we have carried out in the recent past has involved searching for missing mixed race people and connecting them together with this small community. Advocacy work and lobbying government ministers and TD in the Irish parliament about racism affecting mixed race Irish people. We have presented our case to the Justice and Equality Committee in the Dail and for the first time in history we also managed to convince the Irish Government to include the word “race” within the terms of reference for any Investigation into institutional abuse, that included in the terms of reference for the Investigation in Mother & Baby Homes, currently in progress. We are working with this Commission along with our members on fact finding and providing evidence and histories.

The Magazine Show - At Home and Abroad - Streams Daily at 8am & 1pm

It is also available in the archives section.

Aug 9th - Aug 15th

Ambassador Jim Kelly, Kevin McCann - Director "The Boys of St Columbs"

Jim Kelly became Ambassador of Ireland to Canada in August 2016. He presented his credentials to the Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnson at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, on 6th September 2016. The Embassy of Ireland is also accredited to Jamaica and the Bahamas and Ambassador Kelly expects to present his credentials in both countries in early 2017.

Ambassador Kelly departs Canada to take up a position on the Irish Delegation on the UN  Security Council.

Canada is Ambassador Kelly's fourth posting as an Irish diplomat. He previous served as Deputy Permanent Representative at Ireland's Mission to the United Nations in new York (2008-13), and also served at Ireland's Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels (2001-05) and at the Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark (1995-98),

The balance of his diplomatic career to date has been spent at the Department of Foreign Affairs at HQ in Dublin where he has held a wide range of positions covering different areas of the Department's work. These have included a series of assignments with the Department's Political, European and Development Cooperation Divisions. He commenced his career in DFA in November 1993 with a formative one year assignment in the Anglo-Irish Division, dealing with Northern Ireland issues during the period of the 1994 paramilitary ceasefires which opened the way to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 and a new era of peace and cooperation on the island of Ireland.

Most recently, Ambassador Kelly established and directed the new Policy Planning function at the Foreign Ministry, where he led policy development on key issues such as the implications of Brexit for Ireland, and Ireland's response to the refugee and migration crisis.

Before joining the Ministry in 1993, he worked as a consultant with the leading global professional services firm, Accenture, and prior to that he held civil service positions in the Department  of Energy and the Revenue Commissioners in Dublin.

He attended primary and secondary school at Drimnagh Castle CBS in Dublin, and is a graduate of University College Dublin (B. Comms (Hons) 1990).

He enjoys running, hillwalking, reading; political, social and military history; music and cinema. He is also a keen follower of most sports, particularly Gaelic games.

Ambassador Kelly served as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy's International Affairs Committee, 2014-16. and as Vice Chair of the United Nations General Assembly's Fourth Committee, (Political and Decolonization) during the 66th session (2011-12). He was the first Irish diplomat to be nominated to participate in the US State Department's International Visitor Leadership course in 2007.

Kevin McCann is an award-winning filmmaker who was born in Northern Ireland and raised in the Republic of Ireland. He is a 2010 graduate of the distinguished European EAVE Producer Program and has run the production company Maccana Teoranta since 2005, which has made award-winning drama and documentaries for film, television, and radio. His work includes the documentary film The Boys of St. Columbs for BBC and RTE, which followed the lives of several great Irish figures including Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and John Hume. It documented for the first time the influence of education on the peace process in Ireland. He has worked extensively in radio, and recently wrote and directed a drama series called COMA, which won a 2015 National Radio Award in Ireland and was shortlisted for the European Grand Prix Nova for Radio Drama in Bucharest, Romania.

Amongst his latest work is Volkswagen Joe, which is the first film awarded funding by the EUROPEAN PEACE PROGRAMME. Based on a play written by his father, it is a half -hour drama set in an Irish border village during the Troubles. It has won 10 international awards including best short drama at the Boston Irish Film Festival, the Rome Irish Film Festival in 2014 and claimed first prize at the prestigious Celtic Media Festival. It was screened on RTE Television in 2016.

Kevin filmed his latest short about a prisoner being visited by a bird in the historic H-Block Prison near Belfast. His co-production partners were two multi-award winning companies: ALLFILM from Estonia were Oscar-nominated last year for Tangerines and Yellowmoon based in Belfast who post-produce the HBO series Game of Thrones. Kevin is writing and producing the first film on the 1916 Easter Rising Rebellion in Ireland. Supported by the Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen, 'The Rising' will star Colin Morgan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Coyle, Michael Neeson, David O'Hara and Fiona Shaw.