I spent a day with Rentokil pest control technicians in Dublin 12 and we hunted for those furry friends that squeak and run very fast along the ground and scare the living daylights out of a lot of people including myself!
International Women’s Day March 8th is an important day marking the important contribution of women to daily life. I met six women who followed their dreams and reach the top of their careers.
This is a 15 minute documentary about the Munster Fusiliers monument recently erected in Ballymullen Tralee, Co Kerry. The presence of the monument has sparked controversy in the town of Tralee where deep tensions from The Civil War and War of Independence have arisen and been played out in the Town Council. I would like to thank most sincerely the following people without whom, this documentary could not be made. Councillor Toireasa Ferris SF, Councillor Sam Locke Independent, Mr Liam Nolan, Chairman of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Ireland and special thanks to the Gloaming Band whose wonderful music brings cohesion to the documentary
Broadcast: RTE Radio 1 Drivetime with Mary Wilson July 8th2016
Broadcast: CBC St John’s Morning Show Canada July 28th 2016
Grainne, Congratulations on your recent very well deserved award. Saw it in Kerry’s Eye today. Again many thanks for all the outstanding publicity you got us back in July when we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the trans Atlantic cable. We look forward to meeting with you again next year as we are planning some more events around the story. Anthony O’Connell, Valentia Island Development Co. December 2016
Radio Broadcasting Course
Grainne McPolin, a trainee on the Kerry ETB Radio Broadcasting Course interviewing President Michael D Higgins at the launch of the Roger Casement Exhibition in Kerry County Museum. National Digital Skills Centre FB page April 2016
‘Saudi Dreams of a Campervan’
Winner of Clarion International Women in Media Award, 2016
Producers: Ronan Kelly, Grainne McPolin
Broadcaster: RTE Radio 1 Documentary on One
Date: September 2015
Winner of the 2016 Association for women in Communications (AWC) Clarion International Radio Award
This documentary was produced in collaboration with Ronan Kelly for RTE Documentary on One. It was broadcast on RTE 1 in September 2015. This documentary is copyrighted to RTE Radio 1 and Documentary on One.