Classic Hits

Classic Hits

Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is Ireland’s only multi-city radio station, broadcasting to 2.3M adults in the eight most populated counties in Ireland – Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow and Clare. We deliver a premium audience of 296,000 adults each week. Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is authentic, friendly, colourful and confident – just like our audience. We’re the home of the 80s & 90s in Ireland, mixing the biggest, sing-out-loud songs you love with award-winning talent and entertaining content that reflects our listeners’ lives. Ireland’s Classic Hits is available on FM, Online and nationwide via Smart Speaker, our Smartphone Apps and the Irish Radio Player. Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is all about music, positive feeling, and that great sensation you get from hearing one great song after another We play the biggest songs of the 80s and 90s. Think Westlife, Madonna, Queen, Take That, Elton John, Wham, Michael Jackson, ABBA, Simply Red and Robbie Williams and you’ll know exactly what we mean.

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Tips 42 – Boglife Photography

HOW DO PHOTOGRAPHERS USE ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY? Environmental photography not only captures nature in its raw form but also showcases the interplay between human civilization and the natural world. For example, it can highlight the contrast - the untouched beauty of landscapes against the glaring scars[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Episode 42 – Boglife Photography

Listen back to this week's episode as Traic Ó Braonáin describes our concept of The Bog, and chats with photographer Tina Claffey. For more in this series, listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm.[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Tips 41 – Eco Cleaning Hacks

7 Major Benefits of Eco Friendly Cleaning in Your Home  

  1. ECO FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS ARE SAFER AROUND CHILDREN AND PETS
Most eco friendly cleaning products are plant-based, meaning that they contain natural ingredients which lower the health risk for your family and pets. They do not contain toxic[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Episode 41 – Eco Cleaning Hacks

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the benefits of Eco Cleaning Products. For more in this series listen into Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm.[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Tips 40 – Recycling Bikes

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the second hand bikes that are available at ‘Rediscover Cycling’ in the Rediscovery Centre.   Benefits of getting back in the saddle! Riding a bike is fun, improves your physical and mental wellbeing, is convenient for getting around locally[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Episode 40 – Another look at Recycling

Listen back to this week's episode as Traic Ó Braonáin outlines how Rediscovery Cycling works at the Rediscovery Centre and link to a chat with Programme Manager Mark Dunn. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm.[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Tips 39 – Grow your Own – Part 3

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the different veg you can grow at this time of the year.   7 Easy Spring Vegetables You Can Grow Yourself This selection of spring vegetables is perfect for both beginners and intermediate gardeners alike. They all produce a[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Episode 39 – Grow your Own – Part 3

Listen back to this week's episode as Traic Ó Braonáin continues the ‘Grow More in ‘24’ feature, and chats with Ollie Greene from Betterplants.ie to discuss what you should start growing at this time of year.   For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits FM every[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Tips 38 – Peat Land Preservation

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the work of the Community Wetlands Forum in peat land preservation.    Why are peatlands important?    Peatlands are among the most carbon-rich ecosystems on Earth. In a natural condition, peatlands have a net cooling effect on climate, reduce flood[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Episode 38 – Peat Land Preservation

Listen back to this weeks episode as  Traic Ó Braonáin finds out about the Community Wetlands Forum and chats with Development Officer Micheál Callaghan. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits FM every Monday at 13.30pm.[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Tips – Grow More in ’24 – Part 2

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at how best to plan the space you have available to grow your own vegetables using the square foot grid system.   What is Square Foot Gardening?  

  • Square foot gardening utilizes a grid system to pack in[...]

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April 23, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Grow More in ’24 – Part 2

Listen back to this week's episode as  Traic Ó Braonáin continues the 2nd part of the ‘Grow More in ‘24’ feature, and chats with Ollie Greene from Betterplants.ie to discuss how best to plan for the space you have available.  For more in this series listen in to[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Tips 36 – Electric Cars

5 Reasons to Buy an Electric Car in 2023 From cheaper tolls to lower maintenance, there are lots of reasons to upgrade to an electric car. With advancements in technology and a growing infrastructure, electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming an increasingly attractive option for Irish motorists.   Lower Cost to Run[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Episode 36 – Electric Cars

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the benefits of electric cars.  For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 1.30pm[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Tips 35 – Grow your Own Vegetables

Growing Your Own Food vs. Buying It From the Store Growing your own food is honestly life-changing. If you haven’t tried it yet, what’s holding you back? You can grow so many delicious things in your own garden, or even on a balcony. Once you start growing your own[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Episode 35 – Grow your Own Vegetables

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at how best to start growing your own vegetables. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 1.30pm[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 34 – Conscious Consumerism

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the concept of Conscious Consumerism.    What is Conscious Consumerism?: Conscious consumerism is the practice of mindfully and intentionally buying and using products as a statement of values. The opposite of conscious consumption is mindless consumption.   5 things you should[...]

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February 11, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 34 – Conscious Consumerism

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Lorna Anne Tierney from the Earthy Marketplace, who champion Conscious Consumerism. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm.[...]

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February 11, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 33 – Solar Panels at Home

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the advantages to investing in Solar Panels.   Benefits of Residential Solar:

  1. Pollution Free
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February 11, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 33 – Residential Solar Panels

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat about the positive effects of using Solar Panels in the home For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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February 11, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 32 – Pesticides

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the Rational Use of Pesticides Policy that has been adapted by Westmeath County Council.    How pesticides impact human health and ecosystems in Europe Key messages  

  • European agricultural production relies on high volumes of chemical pesticides[...]

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February 11, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 32 – A Pesticide Policy

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the Rational Use of Pesticides Policy that has been adapted by Westmeath County Council. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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February 11, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 31 – Bubble Wrap recycling

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the recycling of Bubble Wrap.    6 Eco-friendly Bubble Wrap Alternatives Plastic bubble wrap has long been a favourite protective packaging material. It’s the go-to option among virtually all industries and sectors selling consumer and commercial goods.[...]

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February 11, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 31 – Recycling Bubble Wrap

Listen back to this week's episode as  Traic Ó Braonáin finds out about the background to Bubble Wrap, it’s annual production level, and chats with founder of Green Bubble company, Peter Gregory.[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 30 – Upcycling your Furniture

Listen back to this week's episode and find information regarding upholstering courses and workshops around the country and  chat with upholstery teacher Claire Delabre from the Handmade Design Studio. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits Weekly Tips 30 – Upcycling your furniture

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at upskilling to upcycle your furniture.    6 benefits of investing in household upholstery Revamping your household furniture may seem daunting, but the result is so worth it.

  1. Your furniture will last much longer
Upholstering your furniture will[...]

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February 11, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 29 – Recycling

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at ways of improving our domestic recycling.    What can I put in my recycling bin? Paper and cardboard: letters, brochures, cardboard boxes (flattened), egg boxes, cardboard centres from toilet roll and kitchen roll, newspapers, 'Tetra Pak' cartons for juice or[...]

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February 11, 2024

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 29 – Recycling

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to sustainability expert and best selling author Anne Griffin for her recycling tips and ask the public for their views on recycling.  For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30.[...]

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December 13, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 28 – Feature on Heat Pumps (Part 2)

Heat Pump Checklist  

  • If you want to avail of an SEAI grant, under the Better Energy Homes (BEH) programme, you must have a Technical Assessment completed on your home by a Registered Technical Advisor to confirm if[...]

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December 13, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 28 – Feature on Heat Pumps (Part 2)

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the grants that are available from the SEAI to heat your home efficiently in the second part of this look at heat pumps for your home.  For more in this series listen in to Ireland's Classic Hits every[...]

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December 13, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 27 – Feature on Heat Pumps (Part 1)

10 ways to heat your home for less  

  1. Draught-proof your home
Draught-proofing is a quick and easy win when looking to improve your home's energy efficiency.   
  1. Install radiator reflectors
Radiator reflectors are a clever and inexpensive way[...]

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December 13, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 27 – Feature on Heat Pumps (Part 1)

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at the most efficient heating systems for the home.  For more info on this series listen in to Irelands Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm  [...]

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December 13, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 26 – A sustainable Christmas

Tackling Waste at Christmas: The holiday season is often thought of as a time of giving, joy, and celebration. However, it is also a time known for generating an enormous amount of waste. From gift wrapping to food waste, this season[...]

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December 13, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 26 – A sustainable Christmas

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’ve been looking towards having a greener Christmas this year. For more in this series listen in to Irelands Classic Hits every Monday from 13.30[...]

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December 13, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 25 – Buying more sustainable gifts for Christmas

  This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at refill stores and purchasing sustainable gifts this Christmas.  A refill shop sells non-packaged goods that you'd usually buy in your weekly shop. You only need to bring containers[...]

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December 13, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 25 – Buying more sustainable gifts for Christmas

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at refill stores and purchasing sustainable gifts this Christmas.  A refill shop sells non-packaged goods that you'd usually buy in your weekly shop. You only need to bring containers and bags with you, which you then[...]

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November 26, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 24 – Winter Gardening

  This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at what type of gardening we should do during the winter months.  Winter can be a quiet time in the garden, as many plants are dormant. But if your green fingers are itching and you're craving some time[...]

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November 26, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 24 – Winter Gardening

This week on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re looking at what type of gardening we should do during the winter months.  For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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November 26, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits FM – Weekly Tips 23 – Microgreens

This week at Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’re learning about how easy it is to grow your own Microgreens. Did you know….

  1. Microgreens are young greens that are harvested around 1-2 weeks, just after sprouting.
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November 26, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 23 – The Microgreens Grow Kit

Listen back to this weeks episode from Traic Ó Braonáin detailing the benefits of Microgreens as he chat with Ollie Greene from betterplants.ie For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 22 -Sustainable Clothing

  This week at Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’ve been looking at the growth of the second hand pre-loved clothes market.    Here are some reasons why you should buy secondhand clothing:

  • Buying secondhand clothing saves money
  • You extend a garment’s[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 22 -Sustainable Clothing

Listen back to this week's episode as Classic Hits finds out about sustainable clothing choices. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 21 – Sustainable Clothing

    This week at Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’ve been looking at the sustainable clothing industry.    10 simple steps to being more sustainable with your clothes….

  1. Educate yourself
The most invaluable first step is[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 21 – Sustainable Clothing

Listen back to this week's episode from Traic Ó Braonáin about the dangers to the environment of fast fashion with co-founder of sustainable clothing company Pureclothing.ie For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 20 – Halloween

  This week at Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio we’ve been looking at the best ways to cut back on our waste at Halloween.   Halloween waste statistics

  • 94% of families plan on buying costumes for Halloween in 2023
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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 20 – Halloween

Listen back to this week's episode as we look at ways to cut down on waste at Halloween.  For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 19 – Cutting down waste in your weekly shop

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio looked at ways we can decrease our packaging waste on our weekly shop.   Tips to cut back on packaging waste….

  • Reuse Produce Bags
Buy reusable cotton produce bags for fruit[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 19 – Cutting down waste in your weekly shop

Listen back to this week's episode as  Traic Ó Braonáin finds out about the current level of packaging waste in the country and a link to a chat with Eibhlin Fitzpatrick of the Refill Mill. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 18 – The Problem of Climate Anxiety

  What is climate anxiety? Climate anxiety, or eco-anxiety, is distress related to worries about the effects of climate change. It is not a mental illness. Rather, it is anxiety rooted in uncertainty about the future and alerting us to the dangers[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 18 – The Problem of Climate Anxiety

Listen back to this week's episode as Traic Ó Braonáin finds out about the concept of Climate Anxiety and chats with Ciarán Byrne from the SEAI about his own personal experience. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm.  [...]

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October 4, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 17 – Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil as a Fuel Alternative

This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio looked at the emergence of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil as an alternative fuel source for diesel cars.   Did you know…

  • HVO fuel is one of the cleanest fuels on the[...]

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October 4, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Epsiode 17 – Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil as a fuel alternative

Listen back to this weeks episode as Traic Ó Braonáin finds out about Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil and how it works to benefit your car and the environment, and chats with HVO distributor Thomas Flynn. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 16 – The re-emergence of Cloth Nappies – Pt. 2

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio met with Kate Doyle, who is chair of Cloth Nappy Library Ireland, and also the founder of The Nappy Market, to discuss the resources available to those who would like to switch to cloth[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 16 – The re-emergence of Cloth Nappies – Pt. 2

Listen in to this weeks episode from Traic Ó Braonáin as he continues his exploration of the re-emergence of cloth nappies and chats with Kate Doyle who is chair of Cloth Nappy Library Ireland, and also the founder of The Nappy Market. For more in this series listen[...]

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October 4, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 15 – The re-emergence of Cloth Nappies – Pt. 1

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio met with Kate Doyle, who is chair of Cloth Nappy Library Ireland, and also the founder of The Nappy Market, to discuss the re-emergence of cloth nappies.   There are many reasons why people choose cloth[...]

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October 4, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 15 – The re-emergence of Cloth Nappies – Pt. 1

Listen back to this weeks episode as Traic chats with Kate Doyle who is chair of Cloth Nappy Library Ireland, and also the founder of The Nappy Market. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 14 – Green Kids – Getting the views of children on green issues

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio met with the Green Kids to get their views on pollution and the preservation of nature.   There are lots of great resources to help children learn about environmental issues….   Green Schools Green-Schools is Ireland’s leading[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 14 – Green Kids – Getting the views of children on green issues

Listen back to this weeks episode as Classic Hits Traic Ó Braonáin finds out about the ‘Green Kids’ programme and chats Neansaí & Brian about their views in relation to pollution and the preservation of nature. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 13 – The Ecologically unique Karst region of South Roscommon

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is the unique ecological karst landscape of South Roscommon.   Did you know….

  • Karst is a surface and subsurface landscape that has developed over millions of years where soluble carbonate bedrock[...]

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October 4, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 13 – The Ecologically unique Karst region of South Roscommon

Listen back to this weeks episode from Classic Hits as  Traic Ó Braonáin gives some background on Karst regions in general along with this specific area in South Roscommon and chats with Liam Kildea from the Karst Farming Group. For more in this series please listen in to[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 12 – Organic Farming

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is looking at Organic Farming. Did you know….

  • Organic farming is a sustainable production system.
  • It provides the opportunity of an alternative farming system based[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 12 – Organic Farming

Listen back to this weeks episode as Traic Ó Braonáin chats about the growing popularity of organic farming and produce with organic farmer Diana Pickersgill. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 11 – Home Composting

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is looking at Home Composting. Did you know….

  • Compost is a pile of organic waste that over time breaks down or “decomposes” into a nutrient rich soil. 
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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 11 – Home Composting

  Listen back to this weeks episode from Traic Ó Braonáin about the increased interest in home composting and an introduction to a chat with homeowner and national school teacher Pádraig Ó Máirtín about starting composting from scratch and learning through trial and error. For more on this series[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 10 – Electric Vehicles

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is looking at Electric Vehicles.   Did you know….

  • There were an estimated 34,000 Electric cars registered in Ireland (not including hybrids) as of January 2023.
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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 10 – Electric Vehicles

Listen back to this weeks episode as  Traic Ó Braonáin finds out more about Electric Cars and chats with Electric car owner and enthusiast Tony Palmer. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 9 – Organic Gardening

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is looking at ways we can cut down on the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides in the garden.   Did you know…. Pesticides can cause short-term adverse health effects, called acute[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 9 – Organic Gardening

Listen back to this episode as Traic Ó Braonáin finds out about the damage of using pesticide and herbicide products in the garden and chats to the founder of 100% Organic betterplants.ie Ollie Greene. For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 1.30pm  [...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 8 – Plastic in the Home

Listen back to this episode as Traic  Ó Braonáin finds out about the increasing amount of plastic we use and where it is most found in the household as he chats with Eibhlin Fitzpatrick on ways to cut down and be more sustainable at home. For more in[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 8 – Plastic in the Home

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is looking at ways we can cut down on our use of plastics in the home.    Did you know…

August 6, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 7 – Green Flag Award

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio is looking at the very successful Green Flag for schools award.    Did you know… There are many different aspects to the Green Flag project:

  • Litter & Waste
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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 7 – Green Flag Award

Listen back to this episode as Traic Ó Braonáin introduces the concept and background to the Green Flag Award and hear his chat with school teacher James Lowry about the impact and understanding of green issues by the children who go to the school.  For more in this[...]

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July 21, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 6 – Eliminating Waste at Home

Listen back to this weeks episode as Traic Ó Braonáin discusses the concept of cutting back on household waste and the benefits associated, and hear how Pádraig Ó Máirtín and his family of six managed to cut out a waste disposal company collecting from their house. For more[...]

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July 21, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 6 – Eliminate Waste at Home!

This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio looked at simple ways we can cut back on our household waste.   Did you know…   The easiest ways to reduce your household waste:

  1. Recycle, reuse, repair
When we recycle, we use[...]

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July 21, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 5 – How to achieve a BER rating

Listen back as Classic Hits reporter Traic Ó Braonáin investigates the Building Energy Rating (BER) and it’s growing importance in how we value our homes. He chats with homeowner Tony Palmer and figures out how he achieved an A1 rating. For more in this series, listen in to[...]

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July 21, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 5 – Improve the energy efficiency of your Home

This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio looked at simple ways we can improve the Energy Efficiency of our home.   Did you know…   You can improve the insulation in your home by:

  1. Insulating between and over the floor joists[...]

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July 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 4 – The Refill Shop

Listen back as Traic Ó Braonáin about the emergence of refill shops and the importance of reusing above recycling, and link to conversation with Refill Shop owner Eibhlin Fitzpatrick. For more in this series, listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm[...]

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July 7, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 4 – The Refill Shop

This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio looked at the emergence of Refill Shops around the country. Did you know…

  • Ireland generated 1.12 million tonnes of packaging waste in 2020. 
  • Producing plastic products from recycled plastics reduces energy requirements by[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly episode 3 – How to grow an eco friendly garden

Listen back as Traic Ó Braonáin talks to Landscape Architect Paula Sharkey about the advantages of an eco-friendly garden For more in this series listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 1.30pm[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 3 – How to grow an eco friendly garden

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio looked at how you can get so much more from an eco-friendly garden. There are 3 simple ways to add Biodiversity to your garden…

  1. Invite bees, butterflies, and birds to your garden!
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June 22, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tips 2 – Saying it with flowers…..

This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio looked at the importance of locally grown flowers vs. imported bouquets Did you know... • A bouquet of imported flowers has a carbon footprint of 30kg (a flight to Paris has a carbon footprint of 60kg) • Local flowers[...]

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June 22, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 2 – Saying it with flowers…..

This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio looked at the importance of locally grown flowers vs. imported bouquets. Listen back here as Traic Ó Braonáin chats to Flower Farmer Anna Browne about the Carbon footprint of imported flowers, the difference between local flowers and imported flowers and most importantly where you can[...]

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June 15, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Tip Sheet 1 – The Importance of Bee’s for Bio-Diversity

  This week Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio looked at the importance of Bees for Bio-Diversity  Did you know…

  • Bee’s produce six hive products, pollen, honey, beeswax, royal jelly, propolis and venom 
  • There[...]

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June 15, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Weekly Episode 1 – The Importance of Bee’s

Listen in to Classic Hits as Traic Ó Braonáin chats with Noel Kelly about the importance of Bees for bio-diversity.   Listen in to Classic Hits every Monday at 13.30pm for more in this series.[...]

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June 9, 2023

TITLE: Classic Hits – Episode 1 – The Panel

Listen to the first programme Classic Hits in the "Ours To Protect" series. Join Ruth Scott as she introduces the programme series with Traic Ó Braonáin, the Ours to Protect Correspondent for Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio, Pádraig Power, Senior Marketing Manager: Global Operations and Ireland for Refurbed and  More

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