Friday 31 May 2013

Playlist Friday May 31st 2013

The High Kings - On The One Road
The Kills - You Don't Own The Road
Stornoway - The Coldharbour Road
The Royal Alberta Advantage - The Deadroads
Will Young & Gareth Gates - The Long & Winding Road
The Doors - Roadhouse Blues

Paul Weller - Thinking Of You
Peter Gabriel - Big Time
Portishead - Sour Times
Pulp - Babies
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Stevie Wonder - Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday
Chic - Freak Out
Delerentos - Petardu
Ham Sandwich - Models

Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
Paul Weller - The Changingman
Basement Jaxx - Back 2 The Wild
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Canadian Geese - Damien Dempsey
The Treesleepers - True Fiction

Paul Weller - Wild Wood
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
Ry Cooder - Crossroads
Eagles - Hotel California
Stevie Wonder - I was Made To Love Her
Fight Like Apes - Do You Karate
Tieranniesaur - Candy
The Hot Sprockets - Solid Gold
The Big Pink - Dominos
Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me

Thursday 30 May 2013

Playlist Thursday May 30th 2013

Wheat - Roll The Road

Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Bell X1 - The Great Defector
Kodaline - All I Want
Pearl Jam - Evenflow
Stevie Wonder - Masterblaster (Jammin')
Marc Bolan &T.Rex - Cosmic Dancer
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel

Opus III - It's A Fine Day
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's Dream

Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky
Damien Dempsey - Almighty Love
Johnny Cash - I've Been Everywhere
Vanessa Paradis - Joe Le Taxi
Shay Peters - Too Far To Run To
Little Green Cars - Maw Maw
Tom Petty - Runnin' Down A Dream
Shoctopus - Too Much Is Never Enough
Picture House - Sunburst

Operation Slow Down

From 7am tomorrow to 7am on Saturday, An Garda Síochána will run Operation "Slow Down”. 

The objectives of the Operation are to raise awareness of the dangers of inappropriate and excessive speed, reduce the number of speed related collisions, and therefore save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.  
For the past seven years, there has been a year on year decrease in the number of road fatalities in Ireland. However, as we move into the second half of 2013, there have been 11 more fatalities on our roads than at this time last year. This brings to 75, the number of people killed in a road traffic collision to date. 
Based on collision data to date in 2013 over three quarters (78%) of fatalities have been a driver, passenger or motorcyclist. Similarly more than one third (37%) of fatalities have occurred on Thursdays and Fridays. Excessive or inappropriate speed is a significant contributory factor in road traffic collisions.
Public and private sector fleet operators have been asked to participate in the initiative by circulating employees with the key message to "Slow Down” and, whether driving for business or private purposes, to always drive within the speed and at a speed that is safe for the conditions.
There will be highly visible speed checkpoints on national primary and secondary roads, carried out by local members and the Garda Traffic Corps, and also by GoSafe vans. 

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Playlist Wednesday May 29th 2013

The Mutton Birds - Dominion Road
Yeasayer - Demon Road
The Head & The Heart - Rivers & Roads
Pretty Lights - Country Roads
Pulp - Roadkill

Heathers - Forget Me Knots
Cat Calloway - Minnie The Moocher
The Killers - All These Things That I've Donje
The Shangri-La's - Leader Of The Pack
Enya - Orinoco Flow
The Chordettes - Lollipop
Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover
Saint John The Gambler - Roll On
Haim - Don't Save Me
London Grammar - Metal & Dust

The Original Rudeboys - Stars In My Eyes
Razorlight - Golden Touch
Blur - There's No Other Way
Joan Jet & The Black Hearts - Cherry Bomb 
Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Channel 1 - These Roads
Ane Brun - Do You Remember
Madonna - Express Yourself

Blink 182 - I Miss You
Watercress - Holiday
Pulp - After You
The Coronas - Mark My Words
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours
Chic - Le Freak
Moloko - The Time Is Now
Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
Neil Young And Crazy Horse - Cinnamon Girl

Bank Holiday Weekend Traffic Restrictions

So it's the June Bank Holiday this weekend (where does the time go!?) and with it comes the usual array of events including Bloom 2013 in the Phoenix Park, Forbidden Fruit in Kilmainham and the Flora Women's Mini Marathon. Below are a few of the traffic restrictions you may want to watch out for:

BLOOM (Thursday - Monday Inclusive)

The Ashtown Gate will be closed on event days to public traffic, except for the Emergency Services.
The North Road will operate on a one-way system to facilitate traffic.
On entering the Phoenix Park via Cabra Gate, there will be no right turn (except for Bloom traffic): there will be a left turn only in the direction of Parkgate Street.
The Odd Lamp Road will be opened for the event, but no parking will be permitted in this area.
Parking on Chesterfield Avenue will be restricted from Mountjoy Cross Roundabout to beyond the Phoenix Monument.

All of Chesterfield Avenue will be open this weekend.

Forbidden Fruit (Saturday And Sunday)

No on-site parking will be permitted for the duration of the festival and a one-way system will be in operation on Kilmainham Lane for brief periods from time to time.

Flora Mini Marathon (Monday)

We have a blog post from yesterday outlining all the closures and restrictions in place to facilitate the marathon. There's a lot of them so plan your journey carefully if you're travelling around Dublin on Monday.

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Playlist Tuesday May 28th 2013

Channel 1 - These Roads
Chris Rea - The Road To Hell (Part 2)
Dodgy - Crossroads
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - All The Roadrunning
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Twisted Road
Damien Dempsey, Bressie, Danny O'Reilly & The Dubliners - The Rocky Road To Poland

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Shay  Peters - Too Far To Run To
Little Green Cars - The John Wayne
Massive Attack - Safe From Harm
Tom Waits - Filipino Box Spring Hog
Sam Cooke - Another Saturday Night
Stevie Wonder - Blowin' In The Wind
Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed
Giveamanakick - Brittle Bones
Jane's Addiction - Irresistable Force

The Temper Trap - Trembling Hands
The Eskies - Wild, Wild Heart
The Teardrop Explodes - Reward
Luka Brown - The Acoustic Motorbike
Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise
Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Toots and The Maytails - 54-46 Was My Number
Cashier No. 9 - 42 West Avenue
Stevie Wonder - Ebony and Ivory
The Treesleepers - True Fiction
The Answer - Be What You Want
Queen - Bicycle Race
Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Road closures for this weekend's Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

This Bank Holiday Monday, June 3rd, will see thousands of ladies take to the streets for the Flora Women's Mini Marathon. This is one of the biggest events held in the city each year and you can expect widespread traffic disruption while it is on.

There will be a number of temporary closures:

St. Stephens Green, South from 6am to 5.30pm

St. Stephen’s Green, East from 6am to 5.30pm

St. Stephen’s Green, North from 11.30am to 5.30pm

Fitzwilliam Street Upper / Lower from 6am to 3.30pm

Fitzwilliam Place from 6am to 3.30pm

Merrion Square East from 8am to 3.30pm

Merrion Square North from 8am to 3.30pm

Merrion Square South from 8am to 6pm

Merrion Square West from 8am to 6pm

Merrion Street Upper from 8am to 6pm

Nutley Lane from 1.50pm to 3.45 pm

Leeson Street Bridge from 8am to 5.30pm

Leeson Street Lower from 8am to 5.30pm

Earlsfort Terrace from 7.30am to 5.30pm

Adelaide Road from 10.30am to 5.30pm

Hatch Street from 8am to 5.30pm

Baggot Street Bridge from 8am to 3.30pm

Baggot Street Lower from 8am to 3.30pm

Pembroke Street from 8am to 5.30pm

Kildare Street from 12.30pm to 5.30pm

Hume Street from 8am to 6pm

Ely Place from 8am to 6pm

Cuffe Street from 6am to 5.30pm

Monday 27 May 2013

Playlist Monday May 27th 2013

Big Youth - Hit The Road Jack
Broken Bells - The High Road
Blazin' Squad - Crossroads
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
C2C - Down The Road
Catatonia - Road Rage

Aretha Franklin - I Take What I Want
The XX - Angels
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scartissue
Penfold DM - Bus Ride
Colm Lynch - Two Bullets & A Gun
Gavin James - Say Hello
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Elaine Page & Barbara 
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Arcade Fire - No Cars Go

Shay Peters - Too Far To Run To
Roisin O - Here We Go
Greenday - Basket Case
Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
Nirvana - In Bloom

The Undertones - Here Comes The Summer
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop
Modest Mouse - Float On
Ane Brune - Do You Remember
The Treesleepers - True Fiction
The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
Black Star Riders - Bound For Glory

Friday 24 May 2013

Playlist Friday May 24th 2013

The Band - Further On Up Road
Bright Eyes - Road To Joy
The Beatles - The Long & Winding Road
Beck - Side Of The Road
Big Black Delta - Side Of The Road

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
James Brown - It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World
The Supremes - Baby Love
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
The Platters - The Great Pretender
Mary Wells - My Guy
Beach Boys - Help Me Rhonda
Eta James - I Would Rather Go Blind
Wilson Pickett - Stagger Lee
The Eskies - Wild, Wild Heart

Party Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
James Brown - Get Up (I  Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
Stevie Wonder - I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Donna Dunne - Woman In Black
Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
Beach Boys - Then I Kissed Her
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Sal Vitro - Casanova

Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
James Brown - The Boss
Sam Cooke - Another Saturday Night
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
James Brown - Please, Please, Please

Thursday 23 May 2013

Playlist Thursday May 23rd 2013

A-Ha - Stay On These Roads
Animal Collective - Sweet Road
Annie Lennox - Dark Road
The Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt / Road Full Of Promise
Babel - Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
Black Sabbath - Hard Road

Marina and The Diamonds - Obsessions
Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
Ane Brune - Do You Remember
Lenny Kravitz - Stand By My Woman
Paul Simon - Kodachrone
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Beach Boys - Sail on Sailor
Black Star Riders - Bound For Glory
The Hot Sprockets - Soul Brother
Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On

Soundgarden - Rusty's Cage
Ace - How Long
Saint John The Gambler - Lemonade Man
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby
U2 - Staring At The Sun
The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
Cher - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)

Kodaline - Perfect World
The Proclaimers - I'm On My Way
Airbourne - Live It Up
David Bowie - Underground
The Beach Boys - Barbara Ann
Delerentos - Petardu
The National - Don't Swallow The Cap
Orla Gartland - Jealous
Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band
Kraftwerk - Tour De France

Grafton Street Improvement Scheme

Dublin City Council yesterday launched the Grafton Street Improvement Scheme. The €4m project will see the street’s existing red brick surface replaced with high quality natural stone, new public lighting and street furniture. The stone will be granite in the main with a significant portion coming from the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains.

Works will begin in early June and finish in November 2014. They will play a key part in improving Grafton Street as a retail environment and a destination.

The full repaving is expected to take 18 months to complete. This includes an 8-week period during which works will cease in order to facilitate shoppers over the Christmas and New Year sales. The repaving is expected to finish in November 2014. The council will also install new public lighting and street furniture including sculptural pieces.

The following streets will be affected:

The Grafton Street Quarter is centred on Grafton Street and its supporting network of streets and spaces extending to one of the city’s premier squares - St. Stephen’s Green - to the south, Trinity College and another major public space - College Green - to the north, South Great George’s Street to the west and over to Dawson Street and Molesworth Street to the east. It corresponds to the Grafton Street Character Area highlighted in the Dublin City Development Plan 2011-2017 and connects into the city’s main civic thoroughfare linking the important retail, commercial and entertainment districts of Grafton Street, College Green and Temple Bar to O’Connell Street / Parnell Square, the Henry Street Area and the North Georgian City.

This is an estimation of when the different stages of the scheme will take place:

1 St. Stephen’s Green North to junction with Chatham Street June-Sept 2013

2 Nassau Street to junction with Wicklow Street Sept- Nov 2013

3 Wicklow Street to junction with Duke Street Jan-Apr 2014

4 Duke Street to junction with South Anne / Harry Street Apr-Aug 2014

5 South Anne / Harry Street to junction with Chatham Street Aug-Nov 2014

A traffic management plan has been agreed and co-ordinated with LUAS Cross City to minimise traffic disruptions.

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Playlist Wednesday May 22nd 2013

Donovan - Universal Soldier
Glen Campbell - Universal Soldier
Buffy Saint-Marie - Universal Soldier
Christy Moore - The Dying Soldier
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Buffalo Soldier

Cash is King - City Lights
Primal Scream - It's Alright, It's OK
Frank Ocean - Lost
Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore
The Answer - Be What You Want
Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Marlena Shaw - Wade In The Water
Gavin James - Say Hello
The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Miles Kane - Give Up
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
Lana Del Ray - Young And Beautiful
Kim Wilde - Kids In America
Beach Boys - Sloop John B
Hothouse Flowers - Don't Go
Thin Lizzy - Emerald

Kanye West - Gold Digger
Cyndi Lauper - I Drove All Night
Daft Punk - Doin' It Right
Marina And The Diamonds - Primadonna
Pearl Jam - Jeremy
Flight Of The Conchords - It's Business Time
Blink - Happy Day
Codes - Cities
A House - Take It Easy On Me
The Prodigy - Voodoo People

Bray Diversions

From today Wednesday the 22nd of May, Southbound traffic in Bray will be diverted via Quinsborough Rd., Eglington Rd and Florence Rd back to Main St. for the next 3 to 4 weeks. Delays are to be expected.

Northbound traffic will travel as normal through Main St, with slight alterations to layout through the works area between Florence Rd Junction and Quinsborough Rd/Herbert Rd Junction.

In conjunction with this for a period of at least 1 week, also starting today May 22nd, there will be diversions on Herbert Road, with no through access to Main St. from Herbert Road. 

Traffic will be diverted to Main St via Parnell Rd (or King Edward Rd can be used also as an alternative). Access from Main Street to Herbert Rd will be maintained , although it would be advisable to access the Herbert Road Car Park from the Main Street via Parnell Road.

These works are scheduled to be complete in October 2013 and will bring improvements to the road surface, bus and cycle lanes, new wider pavements, new street furniture and lighting, new signalized crossing points at the Civic Offices. All of which are welcomed, but while the works are ongoing expect delays and allow for extra time on your journey.

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Playlist Tuesday May 21st 2013

The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
PJ Harvey & John Parish - The Soldiers
Neily Young - Soldier
Muse - Soldier's Poem
Geraint Watkins - Soldiers Of Love

Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
KT Tunstall - Fade Like A Shadow
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Little Green Cars - Maw Maw
Mama Cass - Dream a Little Dream Of Me
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long
The Young Folk - Remember When
The Doors - Love Me Two Times
The Knack - My Sharona
Raglans - Digging Holes

Elbow - Fugitive Motel
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
The Doors - Spanish Caravan
Delorentos - Give It Up Now
The Beach Boys - When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful
The Pointer Sisters - Pinball Number Count

The Hot Sprockets - Soul Brother
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Ane Brun - Do You Remember
Daft Punk - One More Time
The Beach Boys - You Still Believe In Me
Swords - Chasm
The Doors - People Are Strange
The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Monday 20 May 2013

Playlist Monday May 20th 2013

Polyphonic Spree - Soldier Girl
The Doors - The Unknown Soldier
The Crystals - Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
Stiff Little Fingers - Tin Soldier
Sade - Soldier Of Love

Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden
Gloria Gaynor - I Am What I Am
Soak - Sea Creatures
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom
Ash - Oh Yeah
Them - Gloria
Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic

Something Happens - Parachute
The Beach Boys - I Get Around
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
The Beach Boys - California Girls
Ane Brun - Do You Remember
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Sultans Of Ping FC - Give Him A Ball (And A Yard Of Grass)

Muse - Muscle Museum
Jace Everett - Bad Things
The Frames - Monument
Basement Jaxx - Back 2 The Wild
The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
The Strypes - You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
Dark Room Notes - Broken Nail
Soundgarden - Spoonman
Pink - Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Primal Scream - It's Alright, It's OK

Friday 17 May 2013

Playlist Friday May 17th 2013

Rokhsan - Soldier
Beck - Soldier Jane
Steel Train - Soldier In The Army
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier
The Temper Trap - Soldier On
Ghostbird - Toy Soldier

Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train
Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
Robyn - With Every Heartbeat
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Skelocrats - Bitten By The Bug
Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now?
Tom Waits - Invitation to the Blues
Stiff Little Fingers - Tin Soldier
Black Sabbath - The Mob Rules
Bressie - Silence Is Your Saviour

The Beach Boys - I Get Around
Ocean Colour Scene - Hundred Mile High City
Tom Waits - The Piano Has Been Drinking
Saint John The Gambler - Lemonade Man
Tom Waits - Step Right Up
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Dammit Janet
Cat Stevens - I Love My Dog

Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
Tom Waits - Filipino Box Spring Hog
Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne
Tom Waits - Way Down In The Hole
Bell X1 - Bladhm
The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern
Villagers - That Day
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop
Ocean Colour Scene - Profit In Peace

Thursday 16 May 2013

Playlist Thursday May 16th 2013

Hockey - Too Fake
Death From Above - If We Don't Make It We'll Fake It
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco
The Bluegrass Tribute To Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees

Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should Have Come Over
Bjork - Venus As A Boy
Gemma Hayes - Another For The Darkness
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Royseven - Sidelines
Tom Waits - Downtrain Town
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
Madonna - Ray Of Light

Frank Sinatra - Let's Face The Music And Dance
Tom Waits - Soldier's Things
U2 - Bullet The Blue Sky
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
Primus - Tommy The Cat
MIA - Paper Planes
Stevie Wonder - As

Ash - Kung Fu
Rose & The Howling North - Cuckoo
Saint John The Gambler - Victor Jara
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
Tom Waits - 
Britney Spears - Toxic
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
ELO - Mr. Blue Sky

The shortlist of names for the new bridge at Marlborough St has been announced

Dublin’s New City Bridge
Shortlist announced

Dublin City Council is very grateful for the public’s enthusiastic response to the advertisement seeking nominations for the naming of the new bridge over the Liffey at Marlborough Street. 
There were 85 official nominations received along with almost 10,000 supporting submissions, including e-mails, direct correspondence and petitions.
At the meeting of Dublin City Council’s Commemorative Naming Committee yesterday, the 85 nominations were shortlisted to 17. (see list below)  The shortlisted names will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Committee on 12th June, 2013. 
This process has assisted in bringing to public attention people and events that have made a unique and outstanding contribution to the life and history of Dublin.  It has brought into focus a rich variety of names, many of which will give the City Council suggestions for the naming of infrastructure into the future”. Councillor Dermot Lacey, Chairman.
The City Council welcomes the public’s engagement in the process and is aiming to have a decision on the naming in autumn 2013.
The new bridge is scheduled to be completed in late 2013.

Shortlisted names
Abbey Theatre Bridge
Bermingham, Willie
Connolly, James
Duff, Frank
Gregory, Lady
Gregory, Tony
Hackett, Rosie
Mills, Kay
Plunkett, James
Sigerson, George
Stoker, Bram
Swift, Jonathan
The Patriots Bridge
The Returned Home
Walton, Ernest
Wilde, Oscar
Yeats, W.B.

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Playlist Wednesday May 15th 2013

The Frames - Fake
Hercules & Love Affair - True False/Fake Real
The Go! Team - Fake ID
Calexico - Fake Fur
Andrew Bird - Fake Palindromes

Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
The Duckworth Lewis Method - The Sweet Spot
Black Star Riders - Bound For Glory 
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Julie Feeney - Impossibly Beautiful
Tom Waits - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
Frances Black - You Will Miss Me
Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want
Metric - Gold, Guns, Girls

U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Lesley Gore - It's My Party
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Tom Waits - Martha
Prince - Kiss
Gavin James - Say Hello

Dusty Springfield - I Only Wanna Be With You
Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now
Tom Waits - The Piano Has Been Drinking Not Me
PJ Harvey & Thom Yorke - This Mess We're In
Saint John The Gambler - Vaudeville Rag
Bressie - Silence Is Your Saviour
Codes - Cities
Triggerfinger - Let It Ride
Basement Jaxx - Back To The Wild

Win a trip for two to Cuba with the Dublin Cuba Festival!

103.2 Dublin City FM are one of the sponsors of the Cuba Dublin Festival this year. Please check out their Facebook page where you have an opportunity to win a trip for two to Cuba and you can check out all the events on their website. 

Tuesday 14 May 2013

This Week is Walk to School Week!

This week (May 13th – 17th) is An Taisce Green-Schools Walk to School Week 2013. This annual event sees schoolchildren and their parents across Ireland abandon the car in favour of their feet.

During Walk to School Week Green-Schools across the country encourage pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school by holding events such as Walk to School days, Walk on Wednesdays, Feet First Fridays, sponsored walks and walking challenges. Schools also take part in National WOW (Walk on Wednesday) Day on Wednesday, May 15th and will aim to reach the target of 20,000 students walking to schools all over Ireland on the day.

An Taisce’s Green-Schools Walk to School Week 2013 was officially launched by Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Transport with special responsibility for Public and Commuter Transport on Tuesday, April 23rd in Croke Park, Dublin as part of the annual Green-Schools Travel Awards*.  Helping Minister Kelly launch Walk to School Week 2013 were pupils from winning Green-Schools Travel schools who, on the day, won prizes for their work promoting sustainable transport in their schools and local communities.

*More information on the Green-Schools Travel Awards 2013 including a list of winning schools is available at

Playlist Tuesday May 14th 2013

Iron & Wine - Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me
White Liars - Fake Heat
Amanda Palmer - Fake Plastic Trees
The National - Fake Empire


Queen - Somebody To Love
Placebo - Running Up That Hill
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence
Little Green Cars - My Love Took Me Down To The River
The Hot Sprockets - Soul Brother
Tom Waits - The Ghosts Of Saturday Night
The Hold Steady - Massive Nights
OCHO - Be My Baby
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville

A-Ha - Hunting High And Low
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
The Jam - Going Underground
Gavin James - Hole In My Heart
Tom Waits - What's He Building
Depeche Mode - People Are People
The Cast Of Cheers - Loose Talk At A Party

Liam Lynch - United States Of Whatever
Alice Cooper - Elected
Sammy Davis Jr - Rhythm Of Life
The Pogues - Fiesta
Oasis - The Masterplan
Dusty Springfield - Spooky
Peter Gabriel - Steam

Monday 13 May 2013

Playlist Monday May 13th 2013

Crazy P - Heartbreaker
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

Arcade Fire - City With No Children
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombone
Little Green Cars - The John Wayne
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
Phil Lynott - Old Town
Metronomy - The Look
Tom Waits - Bad Liver And A Broken Heart
The National - Fake Empire

Queen - Killer Queen
Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
Saint John The Gambler - Victor Jara
U2 - City Of Blinding Lights
Tom Waits - Virginia Avenue
Garth Brooks - Unanswered Prayers

REM - It's The End Of The World As We Know It
Gavin James - Say Hello
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
Tom Waits - (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
Spies - Distant Shorelines
The Waterboys - Fishermans Blues
The Boomtown Rats - (I Never Loved) Eva Braun
Tom Waits - Tom Traubert's Blues
Death Cab For Cutie - No Sunlight
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Nature Boy

Friday 10 May 2013

Playlist Friday May 10th 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Idiot Prayer

Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Tom Waits - Downtown Train
Metronomy - The Look
Arcade Fire - City With No Children
The Monkees - What Am I Doing Hangin' Around
Bill Withers - Who Is He
Tom Waits - Way Down In The Hole
James - Sit Down
Little Green Cars - The John Wayne
The Smiths - This Charming Man

Joy Division - She's Lost Control
Bill Withers - I Can't Write Left Handed
Tom Waits - I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
Spies - Distant Shorelines
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
The Vaccines - Post Break-Up Sex

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Tom Waits - Martha
Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
Saint John The Gambler - Monkey Jamboree
Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands
Tom Waits - The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)
Pink Floyd - San Tropez
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Records
Bill Withers - Lean On Me

Thursday 9 May 2013

Playlist Thursday May 9th 2013

Iron & Wine - Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me

Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
Muse - Plug In Baby
Fionn Regan - Put A Penny In The Slot
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday
The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Heathers - Forget Me Knots
Paul McCartney - No More Lonely Nights
Neil Young - Are You Ready For The Country

Beck - Devil's Haircut
Nanu Nanu - Pocket Of Gold
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig
Saint John The Gambler - Victor Jara
Spies - Distant Shorelines
The Monkees - Mary, Mary
U2 - The Fly
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Jape - Christopher And Anthony
The Monkees - Shades Of Grey
Regina Spektor - All The Rowboats
The Clash - Rock The Kasbah
The Cure - The Love Cats
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Playlist Wednesday May 8th 2013

Hal - The Time, The Hour
Hercules & Love Affair - True False/Fake Real

The Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No Satisfaction
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35
Franz Ferdinand - Michael
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
The Postal Service - District Sleeps Alone Tonight
The Monkees - Porpoise Song
The Cure - Close To Me
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Passion Pit - Carried Away

Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
Marc Bolan & T-Rex - Children Of The Revolution
The TreeSleepers - 21 Hookers
The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
Saint John The Gambler - Lemonade Man
Elbow - One Day Like This

Pixies - Debaser
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
Le Galaxie - You Feel The Fire
Bat Fro Lashes - Laura
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
The Doors - Break On Through

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Playlist Tuesday May 7th 2013

Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. Gruff Rhys - Just War
Amanda Palmer - Fake Plastic Trees

Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence
Tindersticks - Tiny Tears
Swords - Chasm
Future Islands - Tomorrow
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Blind Yackety - Easy Days
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
Nanu Nanu - Pocket Of Gold
Arcade Fire - Rebellion 
Thin Lizzy - Sarah

Morrissey - Suedehead
Air - Seven Stars
Metronomy - The Look
Saint John The Gambler - Lemonade Man
Alt-J - Tesselate
The Black Lips - Modern Youth
REM - Imitation Of Life

Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
Holy Roman Army - Rope
Modest Mouse - The Ocean Breathes Salty
The Monkees - The Theme From The Monkees
Conor Linnie - Crash Bandicoot Blues
The Divine Comedy - National Express
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Villagers - Nothing Arrived
The Beatles - Come Together

Friday 3 May 2013

Playlist Friday May 3rd 2013

Eric Clapton - My Father's Eyes
Dave Matthews Band - Dreams Of Our Fathers
Best Friends Forever - Eisenhower Is the Father
Brian Wilson - Child Is The Father Of The Man

The Commitments - In The Midnight Hour
The Monkees - Daydream Beleiver
Billy Idol - Hot In The City
Pearl Jam - Daughter
Throwing Muses - Bright Yellow Gun
Peter Gabriel - The Book Of Love
Roxy Music - The Thrill Of It All
The Script - Millionaires
The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock - Sweeney's Frenzy

Slayer - Raining Blood
Kriss Kross - Jump
The Monkees - Theme From The Monkees
The Commitments - Try A Little Tenderness
Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
Nirvana - On A Plain
Outatime Orchestra - Back To The Future

Saint John The Gambler - Lemonade Man
The Commitments - Mustang Sally
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
Weezer - Say It Ain't So
The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
The Commitments - Hard to Handle
Little Green Cars - My Love Took Me Down To The River
The Chemical Brothers - Where Do I Begin
The Commitments - Destination Anywhere

Thursday 2 May 2013

Playlist Thursday May 2nd 2013

Elton John - My Father's Gun
George Michael - Father Figure
Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father
Cat Stevens - Father & Son

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
Serge Gainsbourg - Je t'aime
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty - You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out In The Fields
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Roxy Music - Avalon
Bobby Womack - Across 110th St
Biffy Clyro - Mountains
Sleep Thieves - Different Time
OCHO - Be My Baby

Black Sabbath - Changes
Bressie - Silence Is Your Saviour
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night
Imelda May - Mayhem
Cults - Abducted

Roxy Music - If There Is Something
Tom Waits - (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
Blur - Country House
The Hot Sprockets - Soul Brother
Bad Company - Bad Company
Nanu Nanu - Pocket Of Gold
Black Star Riders - Bound For Glory
Muse - Feeling Good
The Doors - Love Me Two Times

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Playlist Wednesday May 1st 2013

Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Father
Peter Delaney - O, Great Father Ocean 
Horace Silver - Song For My Father
Peter Gabriel - Father, Son

Aqua - Doctor Jones
Madonna - La Isla Bonita
Aquarias - Let the Sunshine In
Devo - Whip It
Roxy Music - Do The Strand
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
The Carpenters - Close To You

Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
MC Hammer - U Can't Touch ThisMusical Cast Recording - She's Like The Wind
Brian Ferry - These Foolish Things
The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty - You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
Bruce Willis - Under The Boardwalk

Joe Dolce - Shaddap You Face
Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son
Faith No More - I Started A Joke
Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy
Sister Sledge - Frankie
Toni Basil - Mickey
Whigfield - Saturday Night
Vanessa Paradis - Be My Baby