Radio as a utility

Across Ireland church services are broadcast from many parishes on 27MHz. The churches which used to operate around 107MHz now use license exempt Citizens Band Radio spectrum to broadcast daily mass services to parishioners who are unable to attend in person. From the roofs and steeples there are 11 meter band antennas to achieve a ground wave signal of a few miles on 4 watts of power. The modulation is not in the typical CB radio AM mode but the more popular UK mode of FM offering higher audio quality.

Here is a recording of a local catholic church recorded 11/07/2018.

MW48: Addictive Eating Anonymous

Addictive Eaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addictive eating.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive eating. There are no dues or fees for membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AEA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes ​any causes.

Mental Wealth is broadcast on Dublin City FM and Streamed on Shining Bright Radio. The programme is produced and presented by Brian Greene of radio.ie. Email the programme mentalwealth@dublincityfm.ie .

MW47: Manchester 1 year on / Depression and the Human Givens approach

on Mental Wealth 103.2 @dublincityfm 12:30pm @BrianGreene speaks to Denise Winn of @humangivens college about #depression & 1 year after #Manchester attacks an audio/musical look back at a City United.

Mental Wealth is broadcast on Dublin City FM and Streamed on Shining Bright Radio. The programme is produced and presented by Brian Greene of radio.ie. Email the programme mentalwealth@dublincityfm.ie .

MW46: Lynn Ruane

On this week’s #MentalWealth 103.2 @dublincityfm I talk to Senator Lynn Ruane about #MentalHealth #Homelessness and working in Seanad Eireann.

Also its (another) MH week, this time in the UK. I talk to London based social enterprise founder Vanessa Boachie of @InsideOutUK_ about stress and some events they have on in London for Mental Health Week.

Mental Wealth is broadcast on Dublin City FM and Streamed on Shining Bright Radio. The programme is produced and presented by Brian Greene of radio.ie. Email the programme mentalwealth@dublincityfm.ie .

MW45: Marie Conniffe

on 103.2 Dublin City FM at 12:30 Brian Greene talks to singer songwriter Marie Conniffe about the story behind her new album Love Madness and her career to date. #MentalHealth #Radio #Music

listen to the album after the interview on Spotify

Mental Wealth is broadcast on Dublin City FM and Streamed on Shining Bright Radio. The programme is produced and presented by Brian Greene of radio.ie. Email the programme mentalwealth@dublincityfm.ie.

Has Leo’s SCU seen a reduction in Govt. Press Releases?

Merrion Street publish all press releases for all government department on their website MerrionStreet.ie.

Peak press release for Ireland dot gov was in 2015 with 2340 releases or 6.4 per day. The slide from this high began in 2016 and continued into Leo’s first year 2017 with a per day average falling to 5.0. 2018 is running at 5.4 per day before the summer break. There is either a drift away from press release or SCU was a distraction. If the 2018 figure recovers as it appears to be doing (now that the SCU is disbanded) then the question needs to be asked, where did the releases go if they were not handled by Merrion Street.

Year Number of Press Releases
2011 1310
2012 1670
2013 1790
2014 2000
2015 2340
2016 1947
2017 1831
2018 690 (to May 7th)