Cork’s Red FM

Cork’s Red FM

Cork’s RedFM is part of the Bauer Media Audio Ireland family located in Cork to serve Cork people. Over the last 20 years the station has striven to connect, entertain, inform and support the people of Cork by being a constant and trusted companion. Cork’s Red FM’s programming philosophy is dedicated to serving the young radio audience of Cork city and county with a popular music format, with special emphasis on fun, informative and relevant news and content.

The radio station broadcasts a fast paced, lively mix of music, local news, sport, current affairs and entertainment news twenty four hours a day, seven days a week from studios in Curraheen Road, Bishopstown, Cork. The station has played an integral role in the lives of Cork people for the past 20 years and is now bringing that to the online world through its strong focus on social media, video and app development. In 2022 RedFM was awarded IMRO Music Station of the Year for the third time in its history.

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 36 – Offshore Wind Energy

Did You Know:

  • Offshore wind energy can be installed in two ways.
    • These wind turbines can be stuck to the bottom of the seabed by a monopile or a pole.
    • The other option is a[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 36 – MaREI Floating Offshore Wind Energy

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Research fellow, Fiona Devoy McAulliffe about an offshore wind energy project.  For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 35 – Home Tree

Did You Know:

  • Since starting in 2014, HomeTree have planted over 150,000 trees in Ireland.
  • They collaborate with landowners in creating and conserving woodlands, by planting trees, allowing land to regenerate naturally or preserving the existing land like boglands.
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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 35 – Home Tree

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Ray Ó Foghlú, Hometree’s Farm Programmes Coordinator.  For more in this series listen to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.5opm.[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 34 – Sea Protected Areas

Did You Know:

  • A Special Protection Area has been allocated to marine life off the Wexford coast to protect 20 species of seabirds. 
  • The protected area is issued under the EU birds Directive which aims to conserve all wild birds[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 34 – Sea Protected Areas

Listen back to this week's episode as talk to Fair Seas Campaign Co-ordinator Dr Donal Griffin about Sea Protected Areas in Ireland and across the EU, which protect seabirds, populations and wildlife. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 33 – Return for Change

Did You Know:

  • The Deposit Return Scheme comes into effect 1st February 2024.
  • When you buy a drink in a plastic bottle, aluminium or steel can that features the Re-turn logo, you pay a small deposit in addition to the[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 33 – Return for Change

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Return For Change campaign lead of Voice Ireland, Colin Byrne about the new return deposit scheme being introduced.  For more in this series listen in to Cork's red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 32 – Get Growing this Spring

Did You Know:

  • Creating greener spaces sis not just good for the environment, nature and biodiversity, but also for our wellbeing.
  • Libraries are starting a seed library bank where you can get seeds to sow. People can take, borrow, grow[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 32 – Get Growing this Spring

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Elizabeth the Executive librarian in Holyhill Library in Cork about their seedback.  For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 31 – Waste Down

Did You Know:

  • Irish people waste an average of €700 a year on food waste.
  • Throwing out food is expensive, paying to buy it, refrigerate it, cook it and paying for waste charges.
  • Compost is[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 31 – Waste Down

Listen back to this week's episode as we meet Donal O’Leary from Waste Down to talk about recycling food and reducing waste.  For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.    [...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 30 – Beaumont Quarry Clean Up

Did You Know:

  • Beaumont Quarry is an old quarry that belonged to the Beamish & Crawford family.
  • It has since lost it’s function as a quarry, but is now a green space and haven ford wildlife and nature.
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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 30 – Beaumont Quarry Clean Up

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Gill Weymen from Cork Nature Network about the Beaumont Quarry Clean up.  For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.  [...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 29 – NY 5R’s Recap

Did You Know:

  • There are some methods you can use to be more sustainable and reduce waste.
  • Remember the 5 R’s of sustainability:

February 13, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 29 – NY 5R’s Recap

Listen back to this week's episode from Cork's Red FM as we re-cap on how to Recycle at home. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 28 – Cork Pot Grown Christmas Trees

Did You Know:

  • Artificial trees have higher energy consumption. They are made of plastic, produced in countries with less energy efficient measures and transportation across the world adds to a lengthy carbon footprint.
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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 28 – Cork Pot Grown Christmas Trees

Listen back to this week's episode as Cork's Red FM talks to Colm Crowley, founder of a local business that aims to reduce waste at Christmas time.  For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 27 – Cork Community Bikes – DRAFT

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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 27 – Cork Community Bikes

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Douglas and Mike about an initiative to help Corkonians repair their bikes. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 26 – Corks Repair Cafe

Did You Know:

  • The first known repair cafe started in Amsterdam in 2009 as a grassroots movement and from there it has taken off.
  • The repair cafe is a space where you[...]

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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 26 – Corks Repair Cafe

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to one of the organisers of Cork's Repair Cafe, Matt Jones. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 25 – Kinsale Transition Town

Did You Know:

  • Kinsale is one of the first towns in the world to become a Transition Town, starting in 2001.
  • The town follows the ideologies of Permaculture.
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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 25 – Kinsale Transition Town

Listen back to this week's episode as we talk to Donal Chambers, the course co-ordinator on Kinsale College's Sustainability and Permaculture course. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 24 – A Zero Waste Food Company

Did You Know:

  • Permaculture is a philosophy of sustainable design that started in Tasmania.
  • It’s the study of the forest and patterns that happen over time and how it can be implemented[...]

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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 24 –

Listen back to this week's episode as we find out about My Goodness, a zero waste, food business based in Cork. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 23 – Cork’s Urban Soil Project

Did You Know:

  • A biodigester uses food scraps mixed with cardboard (which is a source of carbon dioxide) and nitrogen to make compost. These are mixed together and broken down to eventually make soil.
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January 15, 2024

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 23 – Cork’s Urban Soil Project

Listen back to this week's episode as Elaine Smith meets Virginia O’Hara from the Cork Urban Soil Project.  For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm  [...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 21 – Cork Zero Waste

  Did You Know:

  • Last year the average Irish person produced enough waste for the size of two cars.
  • Zero Waste is about:
    • Refusing what we don’t need.
    • [...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 21 – Cork Zero Waste

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Kelly Cotel from Cork Zero Waste about the work that they do.  For more in this series, listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday from 8.50pm[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 20 – Sustainable Fashion with Final Bend

Did You Know:

  • Businesses have ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ to be conscious of their impact.
  • Final Bend is eco friendly across the board.
    • The first step she took[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 20 – Sustainable Fashion with Final Bend

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Emma Coffey from Final Bend about what she did after she realised that she wanted to make a positive impact, contribute to ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ and not contribute to fast fashion. For more in this series listen[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 19 – Cork Clothes Swap

Did You Know:

  • Cork Clothes Swap do two monthly clothes swaps in Cork.
    • One is at Revery Books in the Marina Market
    • The other is at St.Peter’s[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 19 – Cork Clothes Swap

Listen back to this week's episode as we find out about a community led organisation - Cork Clothes Swap. For more in this series listen in Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.  [...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 18 – Killarney Coffee Cup project

Did You Know:

  • 50 plus businesses in Killarney have united to stop single use coffee cups.
  • 7 in 10 people have their own cup at home.
  • 200[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 18 – Killarney Coffee Cup project

Listen back to this week's episode as we find out why and how Killarney banned single use coffee cups. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 17 – Think before you flush!

  Did You Know:

  • The only thing you should flush down the toilet are the 3 P’s - poo, pee and paper.
  • If you flush other things down the toilet, they don’t break[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 17 – Think before you flush!

Listen back to this weeks episode as we chat with Clean Coasts For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 16 – Clean Coasts

  Did You Know:

  • Clean Coasts are on a mission to make our coasts, rivers and oceans cleaner from litter and waste.
  • They work with over 200 community led groups across Ireland.
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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 16 – Clean Coasts

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat with Clean Coasts about the work they do. For more in this series, listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 15 – Microplastics With Fionn Ferreira

    Did You Know:

  • Ballydehob native, inventor & innovator Fionn Ferriera has come up with a clever solution to combat microplastics in our oceans.
  • Microplastics are millimetres in size. Microplastics enter our waters[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 15 – Microplastics With Fionn Ferreira

Listen back to this weeks episode as Elaine Smith from Cork's Red FM chats about Microplastics and the effect on our environment with scientist and inventor Fionn Ferreira. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 14 – Plogging

Did You Know:

  • Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter, merging the Swedish verbs plocka upp (pick up) and jogga (jog) gives the new Swedish verb plogga, from which the word plogging derives.
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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 14 – Plogging With Roger Overall

Listen back to this weeks episode as Elaine Smith from Cork's Red FM chats to Roger Overall who is a plogger. Plogging is the idea of picking up litter while jogging or running and the practice originated in Sweden. For more in this series, listen in to Cork's[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 13 – Food Cloud Part 2

  Did You Know:

  • Food waste is one of the biggest Co2 contributors to climate change due to it’s production, watering, packaging, transportation & finally food waste. 
  • Wasting food also means it’s a[...]

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October 4, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 13 – Food Cloud Part 2

Listen back to this weeks chat with Elaine Smith from Cork's Red FM as she continues her chat with Emer Delahunty, Community Developer with Food Cloud. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 12 – Food Cloud Part 1

Did You Know:

  • Food production & waste is the 2nd biggest contributor to climate change.
  • 40% of food is wasted globally.
  • Huge amounts of food waste comes[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 12 – Food Cloud Part 1

Listen back to this weeks episode with Elaine Smith as she chats with Emer Delahunty, Community Developer with Food Cloud about how food production & waste is the 2nd biggest contributor to climate change. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 11 – Avoiding Food Waste

  Did You Know:

  • The average Irish household can save €700 a year by saving food.
  • In the food industry roughly 70% of buffet food is wasted.
  • Irish[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 11 – Avoiding Food Waste

Listen back as Elaine Smith from Cork's Red FM chats with Orla McAndrew, a Bespoke Wedding & Event Catering professional about how to avoid waste at home and at your family occasions.  For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm.[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 10 – Fair Seas Ireland Part 2

  Did You Know:

  • Marine biodiversity sequesters CO2 from the atmosphere, stores it for generations if left undisturbed. 
  • Phytoplankton, sea grass & salt marsh are primary producers for storing Co2 & are allies[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 10 – Fair Seas Ireland – Part 2

Listen back to this weeks episode as Elaine Smith from Cork's Red Fm continues her chat with Dr Donal Griffin the Marine Policy Officer at Fair Seas Ireland.  For more in this series, listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm  [...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 9 – Fair Seas Part 1

Did You Know:

  • Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Are Designated Areas That Are Set Aside For Conservation. Marine Protected Areas Preserve & Protect Marine Life & Their Habitats Within Them.
  • Just 9% of[...]

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September 25, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 9 – Fair Seas Part 1

Listen back to this week's episode as Elaine Smith chats with Dr Donal Griffin who is the Marine Policy Officer at Fair Seas Ireland and hear their discussion on what makes up a Marine Protected Area.  For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 8 – The Hive Mind

Did You Know:

  • Bees can travel up to 10 kilometres from a hive in search of food.
  • Queen bees can be hereditary. When a Queen dies, her offspring can be introduced to[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 8 – The Hive Mind

Listen back to this week's episode as Elaine Smith chats with Mark Riordan from Hive Mind about his hives in the middle of Cork City Centre.  For more in this series, listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 7 – The Hollyhill Seed Library Cork

  Did You Know:

  • Growing your own fruit, veg & flowers at home has a huge list of benefits.
    • It creates new green spaces for wildlife.
    • Pollinators have[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 7 – The Hollyhill Seed Library Cork

Listen back to this episode as Elaine Smith from Cork's Red FM chats with Librarian Elizabeth about the seedbank in Hollyhill and how it operates. For more in this series listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm[...]

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July 21, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 6 – Biodiversity at home

Did You Know:

  • Biodiversity is the mesh of all organisms working together. This includes plants, animals, fungi & micro-organisms working together.
  • If one of these links are disrupted, it has a knock[...]

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July 21, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 6 – EVRA

Listen back to this episode as Cork's Red FM reporter Elaine Smith chats to Eadaoin McCarthy, Founder of ERVA about the importance of bio-diversity, pollinators and our friends the bee's and find out how you can make a difference at home.  For more in this series, Listen in[...]

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July 21, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 5 – Help your local Wildlife!

Did You Know:

  • Irish streams are the home of many species.
  • The River Bride is home to herons, brown trout, grey wagtails, dippers, king fishers & otters as well as an array[...]

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July 21, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 5 – Save our Bride Otters!

Listen back to this episode as Cork's Red FM reporter Elaine Smith chats to Chris Moody from Save Our Bride Otters about this amazing organisation and the work it does throughout Cork.  For more in this series, listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: Corks Red FM – Weekly Tips 4 – ReLove Paint – a Community initiative

Did You Know:

  • ReLove Paint is a community, non-profit organisation.
  • It’s part of the Northside Community Enterprises as part of their SE scheme to help people from addiction services to get them[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: Corks Red FM – Weekly Episode 4 – ReLove Paint – a Community initiative

Listen back as Elaine Smith chats with the organisation 'ReLove Paint' based on the Northside of Cork City which is a volunteer and SE run enterprise dedicated to helping reduce waste - in an unusual way! For more in this series tune into Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm for[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: Corks Red FM – Weekly Tips 3 – Ballyphehane Tidy Towns

  Did You Know:

  • Ballyphehane Tidy Towns started by one man who wanted to change his town for the better.
  • He started clean ups in his area with the help of his[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: Corks Red FM – Weekly Episode 3 – Ballyphehane Tidy Towns

  Listen back as Elaine Smith chats with Natalie and Eilis from Ballyphehane Tidy Towns about how they have renewed the sense of community through encouraging bio-diversity, reducing waste and rejuvenating the local area.    Listen back to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm for more in[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: Corks Red FM – Weekly Tips 2 – Billy’s Rent a Goat

Did You Know:

  • Old man’s beard is an invasive plant, it can spread at a fast pace, dominating a garden and denying native species to grow. It’s counterproductive to biodiversity.
  •  Beaumont Quarry[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: Corks Red FM – Weekly Episode 2 – Billy’s Rent a Goat

  Listen back as Elaine Smith chats with William from 'Billy's Rent a Goat' an innovative scheme to encourage biodiversity in the heart of Cork City. This episode also features Gill from Cork Nature Network and was recorded in Beaumont Quarry in Cork City.   Listen back to Cork's Red FM every[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 1 – Creating a Community Garden

  Did You Know:

  • Togher Community Garden started with a tweet from volunteers.
  • The garden started on the old site in Togher Park known as the bog. It was disused & neglected until[...]

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June 22, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Episode 1 – Togher Community Garden

Join Elaine Smith from Red FM as she heads to the Northside to visit Togher Community Garden and learn about bio-diversity and sustainability in the middle of Corks real capital! For more in this project, listen in to Cork's Red FM every Monday at 8.50pm [...]

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June 9, 2023

TITLE: Cork’s Red FM – Episode 1 – The Panel

Join Elaine Smith on Cork's Red FM for the first programme in the 'Ours to Protect' series [...]

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