Live 95

Live 95

Live95 is the Market Leading Radio Station in Limerick City and County with almost 100,000 people tuning in each week.We provide broad format Music and Entertainment, Local News and Talk to our audience. Our flagship programme is Limerick Today, presented by Joe Nash, which features a wide range of topics weekdays from 9 with a mix of great music and chat . Live95 also has a strong online following on live95.ie and across our social platforms.

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 36 – Activist and Farmer Eoghan Daltun

For this week’s episode we hear from Eoghan Daltun, a pioneer in the rewilding movement that aims to restore native forests that once blanketed 80% of Ireland.  Eoghan’s practices  high nature value (HNV) farming that allows for a unique ecosystem to regenerate itself naturally. The farm is[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 36 – Activist and Farmer Eoghan Daltun

This week bestselling author and rewilding expert Eoghan Daltun discusses his farming practices and his mission to restore the temperate rainforest. For more in this series listen in to Live 95 every Thursday at 11.25am.[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 35 – The future of Limerick’s railways

This episode looks at the plans in place to develop Limerick’s rail network and explores why investing in rail is a sustainable step for the development of Irish transport.  Ireland has 2,300 kilometers of rail lines, which could be increased to 2,950 kilometers if all the All-Ireland[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 35 – The future of Limerick’s railways

This week's episode looks at trains and the plans to expand Limerick's rail network.  With projects such as the delivery of the Limerick to Foynes railway line in development, this episode explores why this mode of transport is a sustainable step for the development of Irish transport.  More

February 25, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 34 – Shannon Airport

Listen back to this week's episode as we take  a look at the sustainability measures in place at Shannon Airport. For more in this series listen in to Live 95 every Thursday at 11.25am.[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 34 – Shannon Airport

Did you know?  Shannon Airport is an international airport that lies halfway between Ennis and Limerick.  Did you know that the airport has the longest runway in Ireland at 3,200 metres and is the only Irish airport that can accommodate the world's largest jet, the Antonov AN 225. More

February 14, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 33 – Urban Green Spaces

Did you know?  In land use planning, urban green space is open-space areas reserved for parks and areas of the natural environment.  In a recent Switcher.ie report, Limerick was ranked the worst urban area for work-life balance, with one of the factors considered being proximity to green spaces.[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 33 – Urban Green Spaces

This week takes a look at the valuable green spaces throughout Limerick city and the important role they play for the community In land use planning, urban green space is open-space areas reserved for parks and areas of the natural environment.  Recently there was a move to[...]

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 32 – Preserving Heritage at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a beloved tourist attraction that allows visitors to experience life in 19th century Ireland. The farm has teamed up with conservation societies to preserve some endangered native Irish animal breeds that have been brought back from the cusp of extinction.  This[...]

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 32 – Heritage Breeds at Bunratty

This week looks at the extraordinary conservation work happening at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park to promote native Irish animals. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a beloved tourist attraction that allows visitors to experience life in 19th century Ireland. The farm has teamed up with conservation societies[...]

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 31 – Limericks Thrift Trail – DRAFT

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 31 – Limericks Thrift Trail

Listen back to this week's episode as Live 95 chat to John Coughlan, Owner of The Edge Vintage Shop and hear his stories about recycling, vintage and second hand clothes in the shop he has run for over 40 years.  For more in this series listen in to Live[...]

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 30 – The Deposit and Return Scheme

What is eligible for this scheme? 

  • Most drinks containers that are made from plastic, aluminium or steel can be returned once they are between 150ml and 3 litres in size. 
  • Eligible containers will have the Re-turn logo on them. 
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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 30 – The Deposit and Return Scheme

This week’s episode focuses on the Deposit and Return Scheme, a new initiative about to be implemented across Ireland.  It will see a small deposit being added to eligible plastic bottles, aluminium or steel cans. When the empty and undamaged container is returned to a retail[...]

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 29 – Limerick Racecourse plans for going Green

The tradition of the Christmas festival at Limerick Racecourse is adapting to become more sustainable. For this week’s episode, Live 95’s Nigel Dugdale visited Limerick Racecourse to discover their plans to create the first “Green Racing Festival” in Ireland this Christmas.    About the 100 Million Trees Project 

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 29 – Limerick Racecourse plans for going Green

The tradition of the Christmas festival at Limerick Racecourse is adapting to become more sustainable. For this week’s episode, Live 95’s Nigel Dugdale visited Limerick Racecourse to discover their plans to create the first “Green Racing Festival” in Ireland this Christmas. For more in this series listen in[...]

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 28 – Recycling

What should I do with waste from the holidays? 

  • Any decoration that has any sort of a plug or battery is considered a WEEE item and should be brought to a WEEE drop off recycling point or a civic amenity site. 
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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 28 – Recycling

With Christmas done and dusted, this week’s episode looks at how to sustainably start the new year by recycling unwanted items.  Live 95’s Aislinn Kelly spoke to Pauline McDonagh, Senior Executive Scientist with the Regional Waste Planning Office and Sinead McDonnell of Limerick City and County[...]

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 27 – Bus to Work

Live 95 journalist Sandra Quinn lives outside Kilfinane in County Limerick - just under a one-hour drive to the city and she took the bus, as part of the new Connecting Ireland initiative, into the city.  In this week's experience, she gave her own experience of using[...]

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January 27, 2024

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 27 – Bus to Work

Swapping the car for the bus - commuting from County Limerick into the city For this week’s episode, we look at public transport in Limerick City and County and how sustainable it is to reduce your carbon footprint, if you live more rurally.  For more in this[...]

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December 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 26 – Glenstal Abbey

This week’s episode is about how a small community can work together to make more sustainable decisions in terms of how they use energy. The monks, teachers and students at Glenstal Abbey have carried out extensive research on their own[...]

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December 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 26 – Glenstal Abbey

This week’s episode is about how a small community can work together to make more sustainable decisions in terms of how they use energy. The monks, teachers and students at Glenstal Abbey have carried out extensive research on their own practices and then designed a plan to[...]

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December 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 25 – The Right to Repair

This week’s episode is all about the consumer’s right to have their electronic or electrical goods repaired. Journalist Sarah Coleman spoke to Deirdre Clune MEP in Strasbourg to discuss the draft legislation that requires sellers to repair products cheaper than[...]

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December 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 25 – The Right to Repair

In a world where everything is available at a click of a button, we have lost the art of make do and mend. New draft legislation is hoping to encourage a more circular economy by making it easier for consumers to repair products, rather than simply replacing[...]

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December 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 24 – Fisheries & the EU

This week’s Ours to Protect looks at how EU regulation is changing in an attempt to improve compliance and traceability in the supply chain.  Journalist Sarah Coleman spoke to Green MEP Grace O’Sullivan during the October plenary session of[...]

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December 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 24 – Fisheries & the EU

This week’s Ours to Protect looks at how EU regulation is changing in an attempt to improve compliance and traceability in the supply chain.  Journalist Sarah Coleman spoke to Green MEP Grace O’Sullivan during the October plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg to ask[...]

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December 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 23 – Helping Birds this Winter

As the evenings close in and the temperatures drop, spare a thought for our native birds. Their natural seed sources are depleted in the winter and their water sources are frozen over. Aislinn spoke to Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland to find out how we can help[...]

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December 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 23 – Helping Birds this Winter

What can I give garden birds? 

  • Fatballs- these are perfect for providing protein and carbohydrates. You can even make your own by melting lard and pouring it onto a mixture of nuts, seeds, fruit and oatmeal. The[...]

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November 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 22 – A focus on renewable energy

What are some of the positives of using renewable energy? 

  • Transitioning to renewable energy allows Ireland to reduce its carbon footprint to help in the global effort of reducing out carbon emissions. 
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November 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 22 – A focus on renewable energy

This week focuses on the groundbreaking ideas to help Ireland achieve carbon neutrality happening locally. Live 95’s Nigel Dugdale hosted a panel of the leading industry figures driving this development at the official launch of the exhibition at the Hunt Museum, “Night’s Candles are Burnt[...]

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November 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 21 – A Solar Powered School

  When it comes to saving our planet, one of the most inspiring cohorts of people to meet is young people. Not only is their generation one of the most aware of the impacts of climate change, but they[...]

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November 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 21 – A Solar Powered School

When it comes to saving our planet, one of the most inspiring cohorts of people to meet is young people. Not only is their generation one of the most aware of the impacts of climate change, but they also have the idealism to envision a greener future.[...]

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November 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 19 – Green Hotels

For this week’s episode we look at how the hospitality sector can take action to help the environment by visiting the Limerick Strand Hotel. This four star hotel in Limerick city has adopted a sustainable policy that has resulted in them winning the Eco Label Awards.  More

November 10, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 19 – Green Hotels

Green Tourism: A sustainable stay at The Strand Hotel  For this week’s episode we look at how the hospitality sector can take action to help the environment by visiting the Limerick Strand Hotel. This four star hotel in Limerick city has[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 18 – The future of Glyphosate

Listen back to this week's episode as Aislinn chats to XXX from XX and Grace O'Sullivan, MEP about the upcoming EU vote on Glyphosate and why it matters. For more in this series listen in to Live 95 every Thursday at 11.25am[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 18 – The future of Glyphosate

This week’s episode investigated the chemical glyphosate and the future of its use in the EU.  It is the most common herbicide in the world  and is currently approved for use in the EU until 15 December 2023. Farming[...]

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October 16, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 17 – Think or Swim

This week Aislinn spoke to journalist John Gibbons about the importance of reporting on the climate crisis.   John has been writing and speaking about environmental and climate-related issues for the last decade and a half. He also maintains an environmental blog at ThinkOrSwim.ie and climatechange.ie, a[...]

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October 16, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 17 – Think or Swim

This week Aislinn spoke to journalist John Gibbons about the importance of reporting on the climate crisis.  John has been writing and speaking about environmental and climate-related issues for the last decade and a half. He also[...]

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October 16, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 17 – “Night candles are burnt out”

    This week Aislinn paid a visit to a new exhibition by Limerick’s Hunt Museum that focuses on climate action. Gallery Director Jill Cousins explained how the revolutionary 1929 Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme could be used as inspiration for taking action in[...]

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October 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 17 – Night’s Candles are Burnt Out 

This week Aislinn paid a visit to a new exhibition by Limerick’s Hunt Museum that focuses on climate action. Gallery Director Jill Cousins explained how the revolutionary 1929 Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme could be used as inspiration for taking action in lowering our carbon output. For more in this[...]

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October 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 16 – Wild Work

For this week’s episode we met Shay Riordan, CEO of West Limerick Resources as he told us about the success of the unique stand at the National Ploughing Championships that helped participants to visualise the benefits of biodiversity.  What is Wildwork? 

October 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 16 – Wild Work

For this week’s episode we met Shay Riordan, CEO of West Limerick Resources as he told us about the success of the unique stand at the National Ploughing Championships that helped participants to visualise the benefits of biodiversity. For more in this series listen in to Live[...]

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October 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 15 – Benefits of a Plant based diet

  Aislinn met Sue Hassett from The Grove Cafe in Limerick to talk about all things veggie and how attitudes are now changing when it comes to choosing the plant based option. We also learn about the amazing artwork by Navine[...]

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October 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 15 – The Grove

This week’s episode is about plant-based diets as we meet a Limerick business that has championed veggie food for years. The Grove Veggie Kitchen on Cecil street is Limerick's only fully meat-free eatery and it has recently been transformed by an amazing art installation celebrating all things[...]

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October 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 14 – Sustainable Diamonds

What exactly are lab grown diamonds? 

  • To the naked eye, lab grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds. 
  • They are created in controlled environments, either using high pressure or chemical vapour deposition. 
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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 14 – Sustainable Diamonds

For this week’s episode Aislinn met Jenny Darcey at Field’s Jewellers at the Crescent Shopping Centre to learn about lab grown diamonds and how they are marketed as a more sustainable option on the market. For more in this series listen in to Live 95 every Wednesday at[...]

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September 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 13 – Junk Kouture

Did you know?  Fast fashion is a phrase used to describe the trend of low-cost garments sold by multinational brands. Bulk buying of short-lived micro trends has caused fashion to become the second largest polluter on the planet. However, young people[...]

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September 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 13 – Junk Kouture

Fast fashion is a phrase used to describe the trend of low-cost garments sold by multinational brands. Bulk buying of short-lived micro trends has caused fashion to become the second largest polluter on the planet. However, young people across the country have been turning the rapid production[...]

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September 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 12 – Minister Eamon Ryan

  Live 95’s Aislinn Kelly sat down with Minister Eamon Ryan at the Department of Transport in Dublin to learn about the big switch we need to make and his vision for Ireland’s future.    Some of Ireland’s climate action plans to reduce[...]

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September 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 12 – Minister Eamon Ryan

On this week’s episode, we will hear from the person tasked to lead Ireland’s strategy for change to become carbon neutral as Minister for the Environment, Climate and Transport.   Live 95’s Aislinn Kelly sat down with Minister Eamon Ryan at the Department of Transport in Dublin[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 11 – Richardsons a local and sustainable food supply business

It’s all about food on this week’s episode as Matthew Richardson gives us a tour of Richardsons, a Limerick supplier of fresh food to top restaurants, hotels and catering companies. We will learn how the highly successful business has a[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 11 – Richardsons a local and sustainable food supply business

It’s all about food on this week’s episode as Matthew Richardson gives us a tour of Richardsons, a Limerick supplier of fresh food to top restaurants, hotels and catering companies. We will learn how the highly successful business has a sustainable focus, producing electricity needed by solar[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 10 – Cycling in the City

Listen back to this week's episode as we explore the realities of cycling as a form of commuting and chat to Green Party Councillor Seán Hartigan who tells us his tips for swapping the car for the bike.  For more in this series listen in to Live 95[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 10 – Cycling in the City

What are the benefits of cycling?   

  • Cycling increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness. 
  • Cycling is brilliant for the environment as it reduces air and noise pollution, alongside boosting biodiversity and protecting green[...]

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August 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 9 – The humble hedgehog

  From Mrs Tiggy-Winkle to Sonic, there’s few wild animals that capture the imagination and heart more than the prickly hedgehog. Despite being very recognisable, there’s very little research on their presence in Ireland and there are many human processes that[...]

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August 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 9 – The humble hedgehog

From Mrs Tiggy-Winkle to Sonic, there’s few wild animals that capture the imagination and heart more than the prickly hedgehog. Despite being very recognisable, there’s very little research on their presence in Ireland and there are many human processes that threaten their numbers and habitats.  For[...]

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August 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 8 – Doonmoon flowers

  A bouquet of flowers is always a lovely gift, but have you ever wondered how far it had to travel to reach your vase?  For today’s episode of Ours to Protect, Live 95’s Aislinn travelled to Elton to meet Fiona Cloherty to see her business Doonmoon[...]

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August 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 8 – The Flower farming industry

  A bouquet of flowers is always a lovely gift, but have you ever wondered how far it had to travel to reach your vase?  For today’s episode of Ours to Protect, Live 95’s Aislinn travelled to Elton to meet[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 7 – Honey Bees of Limerick

The Native Irish Honey Bee was originally plentiful in Northern Europe, however numbers were decimated due to hybridisation with other subspecies. The purest strain of the bee remains in Ireland.  Tom O’Brien of Limerick Beekeepers Association keeps this breed and spoke of the importance of preserving[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 7 – Honey Bees of Limerick

The Native Irish Honey Bee was originally plentiful in Northern Europe, however numbers were decimated due to hybridisation with other subspecies. The purest strain of the bee remains in Ireland.  This week we spoke to Tom O’Brien of Limerick[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 6 – Spotlight on Moths

Moths are often considered a nuisance and the culprit of pesky holes in your clothes, however Limerick man Kevin Hannon has spent years discovering rare species of the insect throughout the county and studying these unassuming yet fascinating insects. For this week’s episode of Ours to[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 6 – The Magic of Moths

Moths are often considered a nuisance and the culprit of pesky holes in your clothes, however Limerick man Kevin Hannon has spent years discovering rare species of the insect throughout the county and studying these unassuming yet fascinating insects. More

July 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 5 – The Latte Levy

This week Live 95’s Aislinn Kelly met Christie McAllister of Abbey River Coffee to learn about their initiative to get customers to opt for reusable cups. We also learned of how the proposed Latte Levy of up to 20c on disposable cups may influence the amount of[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 5 – The Latte Levy and Ditching Disposables

Episode Five- The Latte Levy and Ditching Disposables  This week Live 95’s Aislinn Kelly met Christie McAllister of Abbey River Coffee to learn about their initiative to get customers to opt for reusable cups. We also learned of how the proposed Latte Levy of up to 20c on disposable[...]

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July 19, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 4 – St. Munchins Allotments Limerick

This week Live 95’s Aislinn Kelly paid a visit to St Munchin’s Allotment in Ballynanty and chats to Marlow O'Brien. The community revived a piece of overgrown land and transformed it into a thriving allotment, supplying volunteers with organic fruit and vegetables. The allotment draws[...]

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July 19, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 4 – St. Munchins Allotments Limerick

This week Live 95’s Aislinn Kelly paid a visit to St Munchin’s Allotment in Ballynanty. The community revived a piece of overgrown land and transformed it into a thriving allotment, supplying volunteers with organic fruit and vegetables. The allotment draws[...]

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July 3, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly episode 3 – The Ozone Layer

On this week’s episode of Ours to Protect we hear from Green Party MEP Grace O Sullivan who tells us about the ozone layer. Grace was on a Greenpeace mission to Antarctica at the the time when the hole in the ozone layer was first discovered in the[...]

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July 3, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 3 – The Ozone Layer

Did you know that… 

July 3, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 2 – The Urban Co-op

Listen back to Live 95 as they visit the Urban Co-op in Limerick  a retail grocery store and community wellness hub that has over 2,500 members. Managing Director Anne Maher told Live 95 how the initiative aims to provide an alternative to processed foods to benefit[...]

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July 3, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Tips 2 – The Urban Co-op

  This week we visited The Urban Co-Op, a retail grocery store and community wellness hub that has over 2,500 members. Managing Director Anne Maher told Live 95 how the initiative aims to provide an alternative to processed foods[...]

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June 15, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Weekly Episode 1 – Hedgerows & Bio-Diversity

Join Aislínn Kelly from Live 95 as she travels out of the studio to explore the importance of Hedgerows for bio-diversity and hear from farmer Micheal Hickey and Alan Moore of Hedgerows Ireland on how Irish farmers and environmentalists are dealing with the 680,000 kilometres of hedgerows in Ireland. For[...]

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June 8, 2023

TITLE: Live 95 – Episode 1 – The Panel

Join Gillian Devlin as she presents the first episode in the 'Ours to Protect' series on Live 95. Listen to this half hour programme that introduces the series to Limerick audiences and hear what the station have planned for the project. In this episode Gillian is joined in studio by Anne[...]

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