Dublin Pride Festival – Is Ireland an Equal society now?

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2 years ago Ireland was the center of media coverage when we became the first country in the world to publicly vote in same sex marriage.

Fast forward 2 years and we now have an openly gay Taoiseach. It seems as if Irish society has become inclusive. Recently there was public outrage when the LGBTQ bar ‘The George’ was vandalised with hate graffiti.

Not sure if you are aware but this week is Gay Pride Week in Dublin. This Saturday will see the hugely colourful and family orientated ‘Gay Pride March’.

The Pride March has transformed since its inception. Being gay is no longer a criminal offense. One cannot be discriminated at the workplace or socially because of your sexual orientation.  The Pride movement has been successful in getting what they have fought long and hard for.

We spoke to Eddie McGuinness – The Frestival Manager for Dublin Pride – about the full rage of events that are on for the Dublin Pride Festival. For more details check out the Official Website HERE

The Dublin Pride Parade will be taking place this year on June 24th 2017. Participants will gather from 11am and the parade begins at 2pm sharp.

People and floats taking part in the parade will be assembling at St. Stephen’s Green. Follow this link if you want to participate in the parade.

We also asked if people thought that the Pride Movement had accomplished all of its goals?

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Should we have gender quotas in Irish politics?

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced his new cabinet for government. Many people were surprised with his noticeable lack of women promoted to his government table.

While Varadkar would align himself with the politics of France’s Emmanuel Macron and Canada’s Justin Trudeau he is not following them when it comes to gender equality in senior government positions.

Today we asked if there should be gender quotas in Irish politics.

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INTERVIEW : Head of Research at Cancer Ireland Dr Robert O’Connor

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News today came of a ruling in the European Court of Justice that will have a potential impact on vaccination programs across the continent.

Dr Robert O’Connor (The Head of Research for Cancer Ireland) had stern words for those who do not believe in the benefits of vaccinations.

Listen to what he had to say.

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Do you agree with Donald Trump’s Travel Ban?

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Do you agree with Donald trump’s Travel Ban that he is trying to implement?

Onbe of his first executive orders signed was to establish travel restrictions from 7 countries that are mainly Muslim in religion.

This was deemed unconstitutional by the Federal Courts and President Trump looks set to bring this to the Supreme Court.

With national security a critical topic for all countries we wanted to get an insight into president Trump’s proposal, how Americans are viewing it and ask if Ireland needs a similar plan in place?

We spoke to Irish journalist Orlaith Farrell who now works in New York. Listen to what she had to say.

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Interview with Leon Redlinski & How should convicted minors be treated in the legal system?

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Viral videos and pictures usually put a small on your face but one such set of pictures have literally moved people across the country and beyond Ireland.

A young man Leon Redlinski posted pictures on social media on Monday. They showed the horrific injuries he had received at the hands of a group of underage youths as he cycled home from work late at night.

We spoke to Leon about his brutal attack and how he is trying to warn other people about opportunistic juvenile criminals.
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We then discussed with callers what action they thought convicted minors should receive from the courts.

Oberstown juvenile centre is where convicted minors have normally been sent to. There they would serve their time and receive any necessary therapy.

They are now wanting to trial allowing these convicted minors receive their therapy while staying at home in the community.

Do you agree with the government’s decision not to incarcerate young offenders?

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Should we arm the Gardai like they do in America?

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Niall is broadcasting live from The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Manhattan New York. Today he wanted to compare the police between Ireland and America and in particular should they be armed.

This got heated!

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Interview with Michael Hingson – An account of escaping The World Trade Center

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Niall is broadcasting live from The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Manhattan New York. Today we spoke to Michael Hingson who told his his story of escaping the World Trade Centre on the day of 9/11.

Listen to how he escaped from the building which is made all the more amazing when Michael was accompanied by his guide dog.

If you want to read more of Michael’s gripping story you can read his book ‘Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust’ – CLICK HERE

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Do you think the undocumented Irish in America be allowed to stay legally?

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Niall is broadcasting live from The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Manhattan New York. Today he spoke to people who were and are undocumented Irish people living in New York.

 

Niall spoke to Ray O’Hanlon of the Irish Echo in New York. He joined the Echo in 1988 and began his career with the paper by expanding its coverage of Irish-American life and activities beyond the New York area.
During the 1990s, O’Hanlon, as senior editor of the paper, continued to expand the Echo’s drive for a greater variety of stories from all corners of the United States, Ireland and beyond.
For a two-year period he was a contributing commentator on the PBS-broadcast “Out of Ireland” television show. O’Hanlon’s particular beat has long been the immigration issue and his 1998 book, “The New Irish Americans,” is considered a definitive account of the battle for immigration reform waged by the Irish Immigration Reform Movement and other Irish-American organizations in the late 1980s and early ’90s.

 

Niall also spoke to Mary Courtney and ‘Alan’ about their expereinces being undocumented Irish in America.

 

Do you think the undocumented Irish in America be allowed to stay legally?

 

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