Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Radio Free Eireann Broadcasting 17 September 2016

Martin Galvin with details of Radio Free Eireann's output this weekend.

Radio Free Eireann will broadcast this Saturday September 17th, Noon-1-pm New York time or 5pm-6pm Irish time on WBAI 99.5 FM or WBAI.ORG or anytime after the program concludes on WBAI.ORG/ARCHIVES.

As debate continues in Ireland about whether British troops should be commemorated as part of 1916 or Irish War of Independence Commemorations, as well as well as the status of Irish born soldiers who served in the British Army during that period, 1916 Societies Member ,John Crawley, an American born former United States Marine, who then joined the IRA and became a Republican political prisoner, will give his perspective on the debate and political agenda behind it.

National AOH Director Dan Dennehy will give a live report from the McLean Avenue Festival in Woodlawn, preview next Saturday's Hudson Valley Irish Festival and give a report of a meeting hosted by former NY Assemblyman John Dearie to push for American support for Ireland in the wake of Brexit.

Historian and author Ed Moloney will discuss legal moves by the British crown to use Closed Material Procedures (CMP) to keep information about murders by one of its paid agents Freddie Scappaticci from being made public in lawsuits by victims families. He will also give an update on the case against respected Irish Republican Ivor Bell on charges from 1972.

Go to Radio Free Eireann new web site, RFE123.ORG where you can read written transcripts of recent headline making interviews.

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John McDonagh and Martin Galvin co- host.

Radio Free Eireann is heard Saturdays at 12 Noon New York time on WBAI 99,5 FM and wbai.org 

It can be heard at wbai.org in Ireland from 5pm to 6 pm or anytime after the program concludes on WBAI.ORG/ARCHIVES listed in date and time order.



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