Radio Documentaries

Beyond religion: Atheism in Ireland

New BAI-funded documentary up now whereever you listen to your podcasts or here:

Featuring interviews with members of Atheist Ireland (Dublin & Cork), parents bringing up their children outside religion; and an ex-Muslim, ex-Hindu, and ex-Catholic speak frankly about their experiences.


Supported by the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, and broadcast August 2020 on Newstalk. Listen:

Photo: Ahmad Rezai

Ireland & The slave trade

Talking to historians, academics and writers, producer Bairbre Flood traces the history of Irish involvement in the Atlantic Slave Trade, and examines some of the research in this area.

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mary Elmes

The only Irish person recognised as Righteous Among the Nations for saving Jewish children during the Holocaust. Funded by the Broadcasting Authourity of Ireland (BAI), first broadcast on UCC98.3FM.

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Mahapach-Taghir, Sadaka Reut, Israeli Palestinian groups, Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Bairbre Flood, Newstalk documentaries, podcast about Middle East,
Learning To Change In Israeli & Palestinian Communities

From Tamra to Tel Aviv, Nazareth to Jerusalem, I spoke to members of Mahapach-Taghir (change in Hebrew-Arabic) and Sadaka-Reut (friendship in Arabic-Hebrew), and to women from all communities, to see how they’re working on the ground in marginalised areas.

In a region renowned for conflict, these women’s struggle for community and solidarity across sectarian lines is even more remarkable. More

(Supported by the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.)

Broadcast on Newstalk 106-8FM, June 2019, listen to podcast here

Life On The Outside

Three women describe their experience of Direct Provision, seeking asylum in Ireland, the threat of deportation, what it means to be Irish & how they deal with racism. More

(Funded by the BAI )

Pic by Kate O'Shea, Calais Refugee camp, The Jungle, Mary Raftery Journalism Fund, refugee radio, Bairbre Flood, interviews with refugees,
The Hungry Road

Home to 10,000 refugees before its eviction in 2016 – what was life like for people living in the unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France, aka ‘The Jungle’? More

(Funded by The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund.)

Painting by: Kate O’Shea

Islam In Ireland

Interviews with Muslims in Ireland. (Funded by BAI – Broadcasting Authority of Ireland). More

Music Is The Weapon

A look at how politics and music influenced each other in Ireland, from the 1798 Rebellion to modern hip hop. More

(Funded by the BAI, first broadcast on UCC98.3FM))

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