Cycling the border

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In August 2017, I cycled the length of the Irish border to speak to local people about what a change to the frontier might mean after Brexit. I produced a three-part radio series on the trip; first for BBC Radio 5 live, and then for RTÉ Radio 1.

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Here is the series as it aired on RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime programme:

 

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London Bridge attack

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Global National television (Click on image):

Global National news report June 4, 2017 (Click on image):

BBC Radio 5 Live. June 3, 2017

RTÉ Radio 1 (Ireland). This Week programme. June 4, 2017.

Manchester Arena attack

Three little words

gn1Millions of people across the world do not have a formal mailing address, but precise GPS coordinates are very difficult to remember. To solve that problem, an app, developed in London, has divided the world into 57-trillion three-metre squares; each assigned an easy-to-remember three-word code. Click below to play:

America’s best bud

gn1Two of the past three U.S. presidents have invited Canada’s prime minister to be their first foreign guest at the White House. But British Prime Minister Theresa May will get that honour this time. Does this mean America will be looking east more than north under Trump? Click below to play:

Cents and Sensibility

gn1A micro-engraver etches the face of Jane Austen into four £5 notes, and quietly releases them into circulation. Each could be worth £20,000.
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The Irvings: Whitegate refinery’s secretive new owners

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At first glance, Cork would seem the perfect place for the Irving family to get their feet wet on the eastern side of the Atlantic.

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(Courtesy: hydrocarbons-technology.com)

Irving Oil’s home city of Saint John (not to be confused with St John’s, Newfoundland) lies on the southern coast of the small Canadian province of New Brunswick.

Saint John often plays second fiddle to the provincial capital of Fredericton, and it has its own distinctive character, climate and attitude.

Continue reading here:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/the-irvings-whitegates-secretive-new-owners-414281.html