Wednesday 16 April 2014

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Death on the Railroad

Tuesday, RTE One, 10.35am

Documentary following a group of historians on a mission to find out how 57 Irish railroad workers died in the Pennsylvanian valley of Duffy's Cut 180 years ago.

Pictured are human remains found at the site.Ear to the Ground

Thursday, RTE One, 8.30pm

Helen Carroll reports from Tipperary on rural homelessness and Darragh McCullough talks to an organic farmer about making a living from just five acres.

Make a Wish Come True

Wish Kindle is the brainchild of the charity Make-A-Wish, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions. You can spend anything from €10 to €1,000 to help make a child's dream come true. Make-A-Wish is appealing to people to join the Wish Kindle movement this Christmas. See

Help Trocaire in Somalia Trocaire has launched its range of Christmas gifts for 2013, three of which support the health of people in poor communities. Safe Motherhood (€100) and Birth Certs (€15) will support women and babies in war-torn Somalia at Trocaire's healthcare projects in Gedo. You can also buy the gift of Support for Grandparents (€85), which will help grandparents in Kenya and Ethiopia who are caring for orphaned grandchildren with nutrition, education and healthcare. See

Get on TV

TV3 are looking for households to take part in their new health programme, starring our own resident GP Dr Nina Byrnes (left). 'Doctor in the House' is a six-part series in which a team of health experts will work closely with each household in a bid to encourage each member of the house to make real changes in their lifestyle. You can apply as a couple, a family, or a group of housemates or students. You must be over 18. See for more information.

Irish Independent

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