All posts by Pam O'Brien

Founder of the Youth Media Team.

Interviews with Liam Heffernan and Noel Maloney

At the media launch for the Tipperary County Final, we spoke to  Liam Heffernan and Noel Maloney from Nenagh Éire Óg.  They gave a view from the manager and captains perspective on leading their team into a county final.

Finn, Chris and Róisín

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Interview with Liam Sheedy

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At the launch of Brendan Cummins’ book ‘Standing My Ground’ we interviewed Liam Sheedy, who was the manager of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team from 2007 to 2010.

Liam shared his stand out moment from Brendan’s career, his perspective on the pressures that come with playing and managing at inter-county level and how he has transitioned to life as a pundit.

Dave and Róisín

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Interview with Stephen Howell

Roisin and Chris interviewed Stephen Howell from Microsoft. He told us about how he thinks people should be able to create things on computers. He also spoke about the importance of CoderDojo and what he spoke about in his workshop. He gave a workshop presentation on how to use Scratch with Xbox Kinect.

Roisin and Chris,

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Chris interviewed some of the exhibitors at MegaDojo. He interviewed Foróige about their entrepreneurship promramme an why they are at MegaDojo.

He also interviewed Apps for Gaps who told us about their competition that they are running.

He also interviewed Fab Labs who told us how to useful and easy it is to use a 3D printer.


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Interview with MegaDojo organisers Barry and Eugene

Roisin and Chris interviewed Barry and Eugene the organisers of MegaDojo. They told us about how they came up with the idea for the conference and also how they think it is progressing. They also told us how important it is for young people to learn skills such as those taught at CoderDojo. They also told us about how they hope to make it more successful in the future.

Roisin and Chris,


Interview with Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan


Caitlin and Roisin interviewed Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. The minister spoke about the Digital Strategy for schools. Shhe told us that it will allow teachers to develop their skills and pass these on to their students in the classroom. She also spoke about the importance of events such as Megadojo and weeks such as Start Up Week and EU Code Week.The Minister also outlined the great work Coderojo is doing to allow young people to actively and willingly learn about IT and how this will benefit them in their careers.

Caitlin and Roisin,

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