Documentary on OneA Fight to the End

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As a wife, mother and carer, Eileen Kenny’s death from cancer in December 2016 had a devastating impact on her family and friends. Eileen was just 61 years old and had always led an active and health conscious life, regularly playing tennis well into her 50s. Life had not been easy at times for the Kenny family, particularly after their …

The Documentary on OneReturn to The Green Line

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It was 1996 and now-retired Garda Sergeant Frank Flood was on a year-long United Nations peacekeeping mission in Cyprus. His job was to help police the 180 kilometre-long Buffer Zone, or Green Line as it was called, which has divided the island since the Turkish invasion of 1974. It was the summer and tensions between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot sides …

The Documentary on OneThe Undetectables

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You can’t see HIV in someone’s face. But thousands of Irish people live with HIV today. Many of them are living in the shadows, hiding their HIV status, fearful of judgement from society. In The Undetectables, we meet four people affected by HIV – two women and two men. The numbers of people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland last year …

Documentary on OneDeath: Don’t Leave It To The Last Minute

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Gray Cahill emailed an idea to the Documentary On One last year  “Why don’t you make a documentary on how I am preparing for my death?” she wrote. Gray is not dying, although she’s 81 years of age, she’s healthy and hopes her demise is far, far away. But she’s been prompted to act by a visit to her GP.  She mentioned …

The Documentary on OneBrendan Behan in Paris

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This documentary reveals new audio archive and interview material on Brendan Behan’s time in Paris during the late 1940s and early ‘50s, including an interview with the writer that has never been previously broadcast. Behan reveals the influence Paris had on him as a writer and the opportunity it gave him to develop his work. The significance of Behan’s years …

Documentary on OneBenjy the Little Gay Bull

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In autumn 2014 a small article appeared in a provincial newspaper. It was about a farm in county Mayo and a little Charolais bull who was not performing as he should. Near the town of Kiltimagh, farmer Joe Kelly’s expensive new breeding bull was ignoring the herd of beautiful cows and was instead cavorting in the fields with a younger …

Documentary on OneReprisals

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Where may new-married women sit And suckle children now? Armed Men may murder them in passing by Nor law nor parliament take heed. Then close your ears with dust and lie Among the other cheated dead. from Reprisals by WB Yeats   November 1920 and Ireland is a dangerous place. It is the second year of the War of Independence, …

There's Something About Elephants

Documentary on OneThere’s Something About Elephants

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Amy Herron learns about her grandfather’s work as an elephant-keeper at Dublin Zoo. She finds out why he became a ‘superstar’ and how, ultimately, his job became unpopular and controversial. She also discovers what may have motivated him in his work.