The first Christian radio station in Ireland will begin broadcasting around Christmas of 2006 in Cork, a city where nearly half of the 120,000+ people declare themselves to be Christian. After successfully holding a temporary license in 2004, LifeFm has been granted a five-year license by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. LifeFm will be volunteer-run and include both contemporary and traditional Christian music, along with news features, community events and talk radio. (ASSIST News Service)