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Highlights from The Pat Kenny Show

The Pat Kenny Show
Highlights from The Pat Kenny Show

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Pat Kenny brings his experienced broadcasting style and incisive analysis to all the day's news and current affairs every weekday morning from 9-12pm

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Episodes

Will robot butlers be serving us in the future ?

Sep 11, 2019 1244.00

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Are robot butlers and driverless lorries things we can expect in the near future? Futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson will explain all in studio with Pat.

Book: Dinner With Edward

Sep 11, 2019 721.00

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Pat is joined by author Isabel Vincent a Canadian investigative journalist and award winning author on her new book ' Dinner With Edward'

4 hours of screentime? How to keep kids off devices.

Sep 11, 2019 725

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Yesterday we heard shocking statistics that 12% of 8 year-olds are spending four hours a day online. That equates to 61 days a year. But where are children when this is happening? Are they with parents or child-minders or in after-school care settings? These parents of pupils attending Harold's Cross National School in Dublin believe extra-curricular activities are the key to limiting screentime. Newstalk reporter Aideen Finnegan has also spoken to school principal, Bernadette Kehoe, about what activities are on offer.

Behind The Scenes: Back To The Future

Sep 11, 2019 725.00

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Bill Hughes goes behind the scenes of the classic movie ' Back To The Future' starring Michael J Fox.

Relationships: I am too tired for Sex

Sep 11, 2019 442.00

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Iseult White joins Pat in studio to give advice to a listener who is too tired for sex in her marriage.

Solar Powered screenings of 'Our Planet'

Sep 10, 2019 639

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David Dodd, Regional Coordinator with the Dublin Climate Action Regional Office and Peter O’Brien, Director of Happenings, came into studio to talk about the Solar Powered screenings of 'Our Planet'. The screenings have been organised one week prior to the Global Strike for Climate Action where millions of young people will take to the streets around the world demanding an end to the age of fossil fuels.

Henry McDonald on his new book 'Two Souls'

Sep 10, 2019 849

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Henry McDonald has published a new novel, ‘Two Souls’ that follows the lives of three teenagers who morph from Punk rockers to football hooligans and eventually into members of rival terrorist factions.

Gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show & how will Brexit affect your car?

Sep 10, 2019 432

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Motoring Correspondent Geraldine Herbert gives us an idea of what we can expect from the Frankfurt Motor Show and she also gave us details on what could happen to the motoring industry post-Brexit.

Soups, stew and cooking batches for the freezer

Sep 10, 2019 363

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Executive Chef of The Marker Hotel Gareth Mullins loves this time of year as we get lots of slow cooks, stews and roast on the go, we also change all our menus in the hotel to reflect the season change. He also thinks people should be doing this with their home cooking, we can discuss more tomorrow

Ben Elton returns to the stage

Sep 10, 2019 876

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The stand-up returns to the stage after 15 years away for an Irish & UK tour. Ben Elton came into Pat to tell us all about it.

Avoiding Social Faux Pas in Business

Sep 10, 2019 641

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Deputy Business Editor Gavin McLoughlin takes a look at Irish doing business in new countries and how to get ahead in these places – in particular in the cultural differences i.e. in China there is particular social etiquette around business cards, deferring to your boss in meetings etc. A poorly-timed faux pas could cost you dear.

Bertie Ahern's view on Boris' visit

Sep 9, 2019 433

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a trip to Dublin today. As he met with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, we asked former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern his thoughts on the trip.

Offr is changing the way we buy houses, but how?

Sep 9, 2019 715

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Technology has changed every aspect of our lives, even housing auctions. Offr is a new online platform that aims to speed up the housing and property market. CEO Robert Hoban joined us to tell us how.

Vivienne Kearns' debut novel - The Emerald Dress

Sep 9, 2019 563

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Set in the thriving 1700's Dublin, the Emerald dress follows Abigail Harton. Seeking to help the less prosperous Abigail sets up a paupers hospital behind her fathers back. Author Vivienne Kearns joined us to tell us more about her new book.

Fitness, health, and exercise - Ask the Expert

Sep 9, 2019 611

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Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean it's time to give up on our beach bodies! So, to help keep us motivated to exercise and stay fit we brought in fitness expert Siobhan Byrne. She answered all our listeners' fitness questions.

Guaranteed Irish - The power behind the logo

Sep 9, 2019 912

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Since 1974 Guaranteed Irish has helped to promote Irish businesses across the country. Fergal Murphy is the general manager with Kingspan and a member of Guaranteed Irish. Today, Fergal told us how they've helped his business. He also explained how he has started to prepare for Brexit.

Linwood Barclay on his latest book 'Elevator Pitch'

Sep 6, 2019 818

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Linwood Barclay is a New York Times best selling author. He joined us today to discuss his new release 'Elevator Pitch'. It's a gripping thriller that will change the way you look at elevators.

The Children of Lir - Myths and Legends

Sep 6, 2019 363

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The Children of Lir is one of Ireland's most well known myths. Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald from the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore regaled us with the tale.  

Robert Mugabe, former leader of Zimbabwe, has passed away

Sep 6, 2019 538

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Robert Mugabe was the first elected leader of independent Zimbabwe, but he later turned to authoritarianism. After 37 years in power he was finally ousted in 2017. He passed away today. BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson, told us all about his political history.

Pete the Vet on Ticks and Lyme Disease

Sep 5, 2019 480

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Our resident animal expert Pete the Vet takes a closer look at the signs, causes and treatments for tick infestation and Lyme disease in dogs.

Leonard Cohen's 'I'm Your Man'

Sep 5, 2019 418

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Screen Time presenter and music nut John Fardy delves into another classic album as he turns his attention to Leonard Cohen's 'I'm You Man'.

Trump and his popularity among supporters

Sep 5, 2019 932

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Sarah Elliott, Chair of Republicans Abroad UK gives us a better understanding why U.S. President Donald Trump is so popular among his supporters.

Mark Pollock on the Exoskeleton Programme

Sep 5, 2019 604

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Adventurer and motivational speaker Mark Pollock came into us to chat about DCU's launch of the Exoskeleton programme.

Behind the Scenes: The Conversation

Sep 4, 2019 571

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Television Producer with Mind the Gap Films Bill Hughes looks back at the classic thriller 'the Conversation'.

Relationships: worried about my partner's drinking

Sep 4, 2019 340

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Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist & author of ‘the mindfulness workout discusses alcohol issues in a relationship.

North Dublin from a Railway Carriage

Sep 3, 2019 679

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Senator Marie Louise O'Donnell takes us on another evocative journey by train. This time she boards a train winding through the sites and sounds of North Dublin.

Dalton Phillips of the Dublin Airport Authority

Sep 3, 2019 1156

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Dublin airport takes in 31.5 million passengers each year, with flights to 200 destinations across 4 different continents. And they’re looking to expand these plans even more, once their new north runway opens up. But with regulators recommending a reduction in Dublin airport’s fees, their projects funding could be cast into doubt. Dalton Phillips, chief executive with DAA joins me now to tell us more.

Joseph Tuohy's Story

Sep 3, 2019 551

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An elderly Irish man who died alone in London is to return to his final resting place later this month. An appeal is being made for members of the public, especially anyone with a connection to Tipperary, to attend his funeral so his “last goodbye will not fall on deaf ears”. We hear an all too familiar tale of a forgotten Irish emigrant as told by his friend Brian

Interior Design - Ask the Expert

Sep 2, 2019 559

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Interior design can be more complicated than just a splash of paint and a new cushion. So, to help guide you towards your dream house we brought in Avril Murphy Allen. She told us all about bringing in colour, and answered lots of listeners questions.

What's causing the rise of film remakes?

Sep 2, 2019 593

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From James Bond to Dracula, film remakes are nothing new. But, lately it seems every film is getting a reboot. We discussed the best and worst remakes with Charlene Lydon from the Lighthouse Cinema, and Darren Mooney from Escapist magazine.

Patient blaming through a doctors eyes

Sep 2, 2019 619

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It wasn't until Dr. Doireann O’Leary was diagnosed with cancer herself, that she realised how hurtful some doctors comments can be. She felt as though the disease was somehow her fault. Now, she wants to use her experience to improve more doctor patient relationships.

Beara Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry

Sep 2, 2019 744

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Our travel guide, Pól Ó Coghnaile has just returned from his trip around the Beara Peninsula. He told us all about his experience on the Ring of Kerry, and gave us some recommendations too.

All Ireland Final - Dublin versus Kerry

Aug 30, 2019 1071

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The summer of sport is drawing to an end, with the All Ireland Football final set for this weekend. As we looked ahead to the big match, and were joined by former Kerry star Kieran Donaghy, and Pat O’Neill, former Dublin manager and player. 

Cath Maige Mucrama - Irish Myths and Legends

Aug 30, 2019 462

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Cath Maige Mucrama is a tale of a wars and intrigue that resulted in a new King of Tara. Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald joined us and told this ancient tale with all its twists and turns. 

25th Anniversary of IRA Ceasefire

Aug 29, 2019 752

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Saturday the 31st of August 2019 marks 25 years since the Provisional IRA announced a "complete cessation of military operations'. It would be another four years, and many more lives would be lost, before the signing of the Good Friday Agreement - however the 1994 ceasefire was a pivotal moment in the Northern Ireland peace process. Newstalk reporter, Aideen Finnegan, has been speaking to some of those at the heart of the story.

Celebrating You by Caroline McEnery

Aug 29, 2019 396

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Celebrating You is a new children's activity book which encourages diversity and inclusion. Caroline McEnery told us how her HR experience helped her to see a need for this.

The star of Angela's Ashes the musical

Aug 29, 2019 480

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Frank McCourt had a difficult upbringing in impoverished 1940's Ireland. His memoir, Angela's Ashes is a well known and emotional tale. Now, it has been brought to the stage. Eoin Cannon plays the lead role of Frank. We spoke to him about taking on this role.

Rewind - A new novel by Catherine Ryan Howard

Aug 29, 2019 568

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Rewind is the exciting new thriller by Catherine Ryan Howard. It follows one holiday that ends in a gruesome murder, but happened to be caught on tape. Catherine talked to Pat about her inspiration which came from stories of hidden cameras within Airbnb rentals.

Travelling to Cobh by train

Aug 28, 2019 812

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Senator Marie Louise O'Donnell joined Pat, after her eventful trip to Cobh. She told us all about her travels and her latest thoughts from a railway carriage.

The murder of Lord Louis Mountbattern

Aug 28, 2019 1036

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It was on this day forty years ago that one of the infamous attacks of the troubles occurred, the murder of Lord Mountbatten on the waters at Mullaghmore county Sligo in 1979. Newstalk reporter Barry Whyte visited the Sligo town and spoke to some of those who remember the day vividly and about the impact it had on their home place.  

Jerry Maguire - Behind the Scenes

Aug 28, 2019 624

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Tom Cruise shone in his 1996 role as sports agent Jerry Maguire. Bill Hughes from Mind the Gap films explained how he was chosen for the role. As well as more from behind the scenes of this famous film.

Stepdaughter competing for her father's attention

Aug 28, 2019 484

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My stepdaughter spends two nights of every week with us and the rest of the time at her mother’s house. At first I had a good relationship with her but it has become strained in the last two years. But what I am really concerned about is how she behaves with her father. Those are the words of one of our listeners. She wrote to us seeking advice to improve her relationship with her stepdaughter, who appears to be competing for her fathers attention. Our relationship expert, Iseult White helped guide her through this time. If you're in need of relationship advice, email us at patkenny@newstalk.com.

Fireworks, arguments & shock at the Rose of Tralee, Henry McKean

Aug 28, 2019 770

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There was gasps and shock from the audience in the Dome the moment it was announced Limerick was the winner of the 60th Rose of Tralee. Junior Doctor Sinead Flanagan looked visibly shaken when her name was called out. Meanwhile an argument broke between our very own Susan Keogh and last year’s winner, the first mixed race winner Kirsten Mate Maher. And today it’s in all the newspapers and online. Henry McKean was there to soak up the atmosphere and pick up the pieces.

Illegal drug possession shouldn't be a medical problem

Aug 28, 2019 784

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Use of illegal drugs can have terrible implications for both the individual and for wider society. The government has introduced a new plan which would make possession of illegal drugs a medical problem to be treated in hospitals. However, Dr. Chris Luke thinks this is an absurd idea. He explained why when he spoke to us today.

Backstage at the Rose Of Tralee with Daithi O'Shea

Aug 27, 2019 895

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Henry McKean reports live from the Dome on the Pat Kenny Show There are some Roses with children, others with long term boyfriends, all shapes and sizes, colour but really ties them together is their intelligence, brains to burn, wanting to be there and feminism. It's the 60th anniversary, Henry McKean went backstage with Daithi O'Shea and met the 1969 Rose who won when the late Terry Wogan was presenting. Cathy says it helped stem emigration.

The first Catholic school to become multi-denominational

Aug 27, 2019 710

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Scoil an Ghleanna, a small national school in Kerry has decided to change from their Catholic patronage. The school hosts just 14 children, a third of whom are not Catholic. So, they've decided that this September they will transfer to a multi-denominational status.  Principal Sorcha Ni Chatháin, explained their decision. Seamus Conboy, Director of Schools in Education and Training Boards Ireland, also helped us understand the change.

Should wolves be reintroduced to Ireland?

Aug 27, 2019 793

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Wolves were once native to Ireland. Then, 250 years ago they died out. Pádraic Fogarty thinks reintroducing them would benefit our ecosystem. Today, he argued his case, and explained how it would work.

Zero landfill policies can help reduce your waste

Aug 26, 2019 603

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The City Bin company is offering a new service to its clients- zero landfill waste. But, just how would this work? City Bin Company's spokesperson John Farrell explained it all.

SUSI grant and other college entitlements - Ask the Expert

Aug 26, 2019 631

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With students heading back to college, the expenses can begin to rack up. So, we asked our expert how to make the most of the government offers. From the SUSI grant, to university fees, Andrew McCann answered all our listeners questions.

The Dressage Team representing Ireland at the Olympics

Aug 26, 2019 654

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Ireland's 'girls in green' have successfully qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Kate Dwyer and Judy Reynolds, are both members of the Olympic Dressage team. They spoke to Pat about their hopes for Tokyo and the well hidden sport of dressage. Although it is a quite unknown sport, it could be the key to Ireland winning an Olympic medal!

Happy International Dog Day!

Aug 26, 2019 755

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Today on The Pat Kenny Show we're celebrating Intenrational Dog Day. Newstalk reporter Aideen Finnegan speaks to pet-owners about the difference dogs make to their lives. Breffni O'Dwyer (pictured) tells us about her office dog Sadie. Brenda Rickard of Irish Therapy Dogs tells us about a canine who comforted an elderly woman in her dying moments. Journalist Teena Gates speaks about her German Shepherd, Google, who helps her father who's suffering from dementia.

Fake news can create false memories

Aug 23, 2019 947

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A new Irish study has found that exposure to fake news can create false memories. Author of the study, Dr. Gillian Murphy, explained how they tested this, and how to counter misinformation.

Artificial intelligence could be used for warfare

Aug 23, 2019 429

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Artificial intelligence isn't all self driving cars, and virtual assistants. The tech sector is closely tied with the military, and weapons development too. As a result, concerns about the possibility of autonomous weapons have been raised. International arms trade expert, Frank Slijper authored a report on the topic titled 'Don't be evil'. So, we asked him what is there to fear? And just how connected are the two sectors?

Fráech's Cattle Raid - Myths and Legends

Aug 23, 2019 665

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Fráech was a warrior who took part in the famous Cooley Cattle Raid, and died by the hand of Cú Chulainn. However, Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald told us a different tale today - the myth of Fráech's cattle raid.

"I like Clara Lara you can run wild" Henry's Last Days of Summer

Aug 23, 2019 658

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Now it's time for "Henry's Last Days of Summer" as the kids go back to school any day now, how can you occupy them in these final summer days? Why not go on a family day out to Clara Lara Fun Park in County Wicklow, originally a trout farm which morphed into outdoor wilderness with canoeing, boating and barbecuing. The park is technology free, giving parents a chance to catch up as the kids "run wild". Henry McKean visited and met the staff, parents and kids at Clara Lara and tried the 45 foot Aqua Shuttle. Clara Lara is open until Sunday the 2nd of September, Clara Lara.ie, so get your skates on The last in the series of Henry's Last Days of Summer

Harry Crosbie takes a trip down memory lane

Aug 22, 2019 663

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Harry Crosbie joined us from the Marker Hotel on Dublin's revamped docks. He looked back at his time on the docks and even treated us to a quick song!

Kinky Boots stars on their Irish tour

Aug 22, 2019 464

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Cast members of critically acclaimed Kinky Boots joined us today. The musical follows one factory's journey from sensible shoes to high heels for drag queens. Hence, Kinky Boots!

Mocktail or Cocktail - Alcohol free taste test

Aug 22, 2019 566

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Alcohol free drinks are on the rise. Gareth Mullins, and Oisin Davis competed today to see who could mix the best mocktail, while Pat sipped on. All from our base for the day - The Marker Hotel.

Finding the best steaks money can buy

Aug 22, 2019

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Gareth Mullins the executive chef of the Marker Hotel offer a "John Stone" steak on the menu but what exactly is a "John Stone" steak? Henry McKean travelled to a noisy de-boning facility in Ballymahon County Longford with Gareth Mullens and met Butcher and CEO of John Stone Steaks Allan Morris where the steaks were hand picked out of thousands of animals by a team of expert butchers and dry aged. Lets take a listen to inside the meat processing plant.

Foraging in the wild for food

Aug 21, 2019 782

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Food is all around us, but it's not always recognisable. Newstalk's Siofra Mulqueen went to explore the wild countryside, and the inner city parks to see what could be found, under the guidance of Geraldine Kavanagh. She reported back on all her foraging finds.

Jaw - Behind the Scenes

Aug 21, 2019 419

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Jaws was an instant classic when it was released in 1975, and has remained popular to this day. But, they couldn't know that when they were producing it. Movie expert, Bill Hughes from Mind the Gap films, looked behind the scenes of this iconic film.

Bren Smith - Eat Like a Fish

Aug 21, 2019 976

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Bren Smith is a restorative ocean farmer. He explained exactly what that is, and spoke about his new book 'Eat Like a Fish'. It introduces the world of sea-based agriculture, and presents this groundbreaking solution to the global climate crisis.

Breakup nightmare - Dealing with an ex who can't let go

Aug 21, 2019 539

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When this listener broke up with their girlfriend, it was impossible to know how things would end up. Now, she's stalking them and threatening to hurt herself unless she gets a reply. Relationship expert Iseult White responded to the email, and guided them through this tough time. If you have a query for Iseult, email us at patkenny@newstalk.com.

An autism assistance dog changed this family

Aug 20, 2019 710

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16 year old Jack was diagnosed with autism when he was 4 years old. His life was transformed when Thorpe the service dog came into his life. His mother Edel told us how Thorpe changed everything, and even brought her in for a visit.

Diaceutics - Medicine made just for you

Aug 20, 2019 649

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Diaceutics is a new company which helps pharmacists make your medication more personalised. Peter Keeling explained his company in more detail, as well as his inspiration setting it up.

Steven Van Zandt on his music and career

Aug 20, 2019 945

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Steven Van Zandt has worked as an actor, a musician, producer and much more.  He spoke to Pat all about his career, as well as his upcoming gigs.

A rail journey from Dublin to Westport

Aug 20, 2019 747

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Our recent series has been looking at the joy of the train with Senator Marie Louise O'Donnell. This week she recalls her recent rail journey from Dublin to Westport. During her travels through fields, and over bridges into the West, Marie Louise encountered commuters from all walks of life.

Wondering about Life Insurance? - Ask our expert

Aug 19, 2019 487

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With so many policies out there it can be hard to chose the life insurance policy that's right for you. So, Andrea Gregory from Low.ie joined us to explain the best options out there. She also answered listeners questions on the topic.

Food inequality across the World

Aug 19, 2019 627

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Between starvation, and obesity, it seems to be hard to get global nutrition right, as food inequality spreads. On top of this, efforts to reduce green house gases are forcing farmers to rethink their methods of production. Mike Gibney, Professor of Food and Health in UCD, explained what it means, and how we can make things better.

The Rose of Tralee - Past and Present

Aug 19, 2019 827

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The Rose Of Tralee International Festival will be celebrating 60 years from the 23rd to the 27th of August this year. Current Rose of Tralee Kirsten Mate Maher and the first ever Rose Of Tralee from 1959 Alice O’Sullivan, spoke about their experiences after their win. As well as how the festival has changed through the years.  

Cancellation of the deep retrofit scheme

Aug 19, 2019 1415

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Last week, the SEAI announced that they would be ending their deep retrofit grant for homeowners.  This meant any of those looking to make their household more energy efficient, as well as those who had already begun works could no long receive the 50% funding. Aiden and John were both applicants to the schemes. They told us how badly the cancellation affected them. Along with Jeff Colley, from Passive House Plus who explained the scheme and the cancellation in more detail.

Aesthetics, supplements and steroids - male gym culture in Ireland

Aug 19, 2019 938

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What is the gym culture amongst men in Ireland like in 2019? Is it all low-carb high-protein diets and are are most taking supplements? Reporter Aideen Finnegan has been speaking to gym users about their habits and outlook. SPIN 1038 DJ Marty Guilfoyle, Off the Ball's Tommy Rooney, Sport Scientist Dominic Munnelly and DCU Professor Niall Moyna share their stories and insights.

The Battle of Moytura - Myths and Legends

Aug 16, 2019 440

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The Battle of  Moytura was brutal war between the two ancient peoples, the Tuatha Dé Danann and The Fomorians. But who emerged victorious? Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald from The School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore in UCD told us all about it.

The true costs of going to college in Ireland

Aug 16, 2019 896

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As students from across the country prepare to head off to college, we asked how much it really costs. We looked beyond accommodation and fees to the true expense of going to university in Dublin, Limerick and Galway.

Creator of 'Ballykinlar: The Barbed Wire Cage'

Aug 15, 2019 486

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'Ballykinlar: The Barbed Wire Cage' is a new documentary produced by Sorcha Heron. It the explores the history of one County Down Internment Camp. Thousand of Irish men, including Sorcha's own grandfather, were interned there by the British army during Ireland’s War of Independence.  Best of all - you can listen to it right here on Newstalk!

Parental leave will now last 22 weeks

Aug 15, 2019 469

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New legislation coming into effect from September will see parents receiving an extra 4 weeks of unpaid leave. But how do you go about taking it? HR expert Caroline McEnery explained it to us.

'The Stranger' by Billy Joel - This weeks album pick

Aug 15, 2019 609

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Billy Joel released 'The Stranger' in 1977. But, that didn't stop John Fardy from picking it as his favourite album this week. He talked us through his highlights, and gave us some insight into the man behind it.

The science of lying and spoofing

Aug 14, 2019 675

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Bluffing, fibbing, spoofing, or just plain old lying, whatever you call it we all do it. Luke O'Neill our resident scientist, explained who are the biggest liars, and why some people get away with lying more easily than others.

Is eco-friendly farming the way to go for Ireland?

Aug 14, 2019 1114

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More and more we hear about the need to do something about climate change. Could eco-friendly farming practices be the change we need to make? David Healy, Green Party Councillor, and Joe Healy, President of IFA, debated the pros and cons.

Sending your child off to college for the first time

Aug 14, 2019 546

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As children head away for college, parents can struggle to cope with the changes in the relationship. Iseult White, our relationship expert, joined us in studio to help parents deal with this time of flux.

The beauty of the travelling by train

Aug 14, 2019 944

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Forget about the speed limits, and complicated directions, because when you travel by train you can just relax on your way to your destination. Senator, Marie Louise O’Donnell, joined us to remind us about the joys of the train. As she told us all about her views from a carriage window.

Are pit bulls as dangerous as they seem?

Aug 14, 2019 1129

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Pit bulls are synonymous with fighting, biting, and attacking both their owners and other dogs. But, are they really as dangerous as we think they are, or is it just a case of poor training by lazy owners?

A soldier's perspective on the Troubles

Aug 13, 2019 937

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This week marks 50 years since the British Military were first deployed to Northern Ireland. So, to take a deeper look at their role there, we spoke to one soldier who served during that time. Retired Colonel David Benest told us about his experiences serving, and patrolling the border.

5G data connectivity launched in Ireland

Aug 13, 2019 602

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5G is the next level of data connectivity for mobile users. It launched today in Ireland. So, we asked our technology correspondent Jess Kelly, what it is, and how you can use it. Including, her review of the latest 5G equipped phone, the Samsung Note 10.

The Mini - A look at its past and future

Aug 13, 2019 537

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The Mini is an iconic car, and it has been for over sixty years. Our motoring expert told us the history of this famous car, and explained why it's been so popular.

Audiologist - Ask the Expert

Aug 12, 2019 541

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Sandy Cummings Audiologist, joined Pat to explain some common hearing problems. As well as that, she answered our listeners questions about the issues facing them.

A Unionists view on a United Ireland

Aug 12, 2019 982

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Doug Beattie is Ulster Unionist and a former British soldier, but he also considers himself Irish, and European. He joined Pat today, and spoke about his experiences, and his fears of a hard Brexit.

How to spot tonight's meteor showers?

Aug 12, 2019 426

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Tonight will see the year's most spectacular showing of falling stars. So, we asked David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy Ireland, where these meteors are coming from, and where to spot them.

Hill of Tara - Henry's Last Days of Summer

Aug 12, 2019 780

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Now it's time "Henry's Last Days of Summer". What to do with the kids before back to school in a few weeks. Today we visit The Hill of Tara in county Meath with Anthony Murphy from Mythical Ireland.com a journalist, photographer and author. The calm sacred landscape on a summers day with it's mythology, history and high Kings of Ireland is enjoyed by visitors from around the world and our very own Henry McKean, who sent us this report.

Should you be socializing your puppy?

Aug 9, 2019 337

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Pete the Vet spoke to us, all about the need to expose your dogs to different experiences when they're young, so they are calmer when they grow up.

The Family Upstairs - Lisa Jewell's new novel

Aug 9, 2019 671

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When a harmless visit turns sinister these two sisters must find a way to survive. That's the plot of Lisa Jewells new novel, 'The Family Upstairs'. Lisa spoke to us all about her inspiration for the book.

'Gaza' - A hearfelt look a life in a warzone

Aug 9, 2019 805

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Made over the course of four years  'Gaza' takes a look at everyday life in an intermittent war zone. The creators of this new documentary which shifts our opinions of the Gaza strip joined us today.

Junior infants from poor areas show delayed development

Aug 8, 2019 655

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Junior infants from disadvantaged areas show greater developmental delays when starting school than their more affluent peers. That's according to new research by Sinead Lambe. She joined us on the show to explain how this affects kids, and what parents can do to help.

Ryanair strikes - How will they affect your holidays?

Aug 8, 2019 479

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Ryanair pilots in the UK have plans to strike on August 22nd and September 2nd. As well as that, their Irish staff could still decide to join them in industrial action. Travel expert Eoin Corry told our listeners on what to do if they're affected.

The death of the high street

Aug 8, 2019 620

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As online shopping thrives, the British high street has declined. But will Irish business suffer the same fate? Our deputy business editor Gavin McLoughlin went to find out.

Lisa Smith's Solicitor Speaks

Aug 8, 2019 1029

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Lisa Smith, is a former member of the Irish Defence Forces who left Ireland for the Islamic state, but is now looking to return, claiming she has done nothing wrong… The government accepted a responsibility to bring her home in March, yet it’s now August and plans are still to be made… Her solicitor Darragh Mackin told us why there’s been such a delay..

Moving on with your life after cancer

Aug 7, 2019 718

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Cancer is a heartbreaking diagnosis, on that has affected us all. But, more and more people are surviving now thanks to medical advancements. So, how do you go back to normal after such a stressful time in your life? Two survivors from the Survive and Thrive program with the Marie Keating Foundation told us their stories.

The Golden Tickets to see Dublin v. Mayo

Aug 7, 2019 1527

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Tickets for the Dublin versus Mayo All-Ireland semifinal were in great demand when they went on sale yesterday. And almost impossible to get. Listeners and those affected by long queues spoke to us told us their experience. All prompting the question - Does the system needs to be changed?

Behind the Scenes - American Graffiti

Aug 7, 2019 707

Description:

American Graffiti follows four friends on a wild night around 1960's California, their last of the summer before real life begins. George Lucas directed this classic, well before his cult favourite Star Wars. Today, Bill Hughes, our movie buff, explained why he was recommending it.

Relationships advice - Coming out as gay to your kids

Aug 7, 2019 505

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Iseult White, our relationship expert advised one listener following an email we received. The listener has come out as gay, and wants to marry her new partner. However, her kids aren't ready to accept that their mom has moved on.

The Women of Primrose Square by Claudia Carroll

Aug 6, 2019 488

Description:

Claudia Carroll, our book club member joined us to speak about something different today. Her own book! In the book, we meet Frank, who finds himself alone after a party goes badly wrong. Emily, fresh out of rehab looking to make amends. As well as the cantankerous Miss Hardcastle. The Women of Primrose Square follows these three new friends thrust together by their unusual circumstances.

Cyber stalking - How can you protect yourself?

Aug 6, 2019 1999

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Cyber stalking is a new phenomenon. One of the many consequences of the technological advances that have made our lives so easy. But do we know what it is, or how to protect ourselves? Justine O'Rourke told us about her experience, and Sarah Benson told us how to stay safe.

Music for the weekend with Stuart Clark

Aug 2, 2019 524

Description:

Stuart Clark recommended some of his favourite new, and old music for us. He chose songs from Chance the Rapper, Patti Smith, and Somebody's Child. As there are a lot of gigs this weekend,  Stuart also looked ahead to 'Indiependence', and 'All Together Now'.

US politics with former Whitehouse advisor Brett Bruen

Aug 2, 2019 765

Description:

Brett Breun was a Whitehouse advisor during the Obama administration. He joined us in studio today, after an exciting week of U.S. politics.

Grainne & Diarmuid - Myths and Legends

Aug 2, 2019 547

Description:

For the past few weeks we’ve heard the stories of ancient Ireland, and the tales of the warrior Fionn. But, in the myth we heard today he’s certainly not the hero. Indeed it’s his betrothed Grainne who we’re much more interested. Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald from the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore in UCD joins me now to tell us all about the tale of Grainne & Diarmuid.

"The Big Dig" children discover their past

Aug 2, 2019 768

Description:

Now it's time for "Henry's Last Days of Summer" series, where we try and find something interesting for the kids to do to get them through the holidays. The Big Dig is run by the The School of Irish Archaeology bringing the past to life through practical, interactive experiences in a hands-on learning environment. The Big Dig recreates archaeological excavation sites, where children discover their past using simple tools and techniques. Introducing archaeology to children in a fun and enjoyable way. Henry McKean went on the Big Dig in Harold's Cross Dublin and sent us this report. SIA.ie

Emergency cardiac treatment in Waterford hospital

Aug 1, 2019 1227

Description:

Waterford hospital will not have an emergency cardiac unit for three months. The south east's only cath lab will be closed while machinery is upgraded. Instead of being treated locally, patients will be forced to travel up to 100 miles after a heart attack. We heard the tragic story of Una McDermott who wasn't stable enough to travel and died after waiting 19 hours for treatment. Her sister Eva, was joined by Matt Shanahan who is campaigning for a second cath lab in the hospital.

Bullying and harassment in the workplace

Aug 1, 2019 818

Description:

Bullying is much more than just a schoolyard issue. It affects people across all areas of life and can even spread into the workplace. To help you cope with it, we asked human relations expert Caroline McEnery.

Attracting bees and butterflies to your garden

Jul 31, 2019 601

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We spoke to our gardening expert Paraic Horkan today. He gave us some great advice on adding colour to your garden to attract some bees and butterflies.

The Irish boy who won $50,000 playing Fortnite

Jul 31, 2019 697

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We spoke to 17-year-old Dubliner Joshua Juliano who won €45,000 playing the video game sensation Fortnite. To explain the world of gaming Jess Kelly, our technology correspondent joined us in studio.

Behind the Scenes: Forrest Gump

Jul 31, 2019 948

Description:

Each week TV producer Bill Hughs recommends a classic film. This week his choice was Forrest Gump.

The secret to a happy relationship

Jul 31, 2019 463

Description:

After an email from one listener who feels bored by his relationship we asked our expert Iseult White to give us the secret to a happy relationship. If you have a question for Iseult you can send them in to us at patkenny@newstalk.com.

How to spot an accommodation scam

Jul 30, 2019 751

Description:

Rental scams are rising. But how do you when know you're getting ripped off in your search for accommodation? And in the current housing shortage can you even avoid it?

Scrapping Leaving Certificate Irish?

Jul 30, 2019 1007

Description:

Irish is our native tongue, but many of us struggle to remember more than a cúpla focal from our school days. So, is it time to get rid of the Irish exam altogether? And what other changes should we bring to the leaving certificate?

Compensation Culture - Does it really exist?

Jul 29, 2019 747

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There has been a lot of discussion about insurance and compensation culture in light of recent events. However, is this all just a ploy to get people to drop their valid cases? And will it just result in pubs and workplaces not being held to account? We asked solicitor and former president of the Law Society, Stuart Gilhooly.

Center Parcs - Worth it's expensive fees?

Jul 29, 2019 637

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Center Parcs is the latest tourist attraction for County Longford. It cost €233 million to build the holiday resort, and boasts Ireland's largest spa, hundreds of lodges, and something called a 'Subtropical Swimming Paradise'. But, is it worth a trip? We asked Pól Ó Conghaile after his visit this weekend.

Ballyfermot rallies together following recent deaths by suicide

Jul 29, 2019 1005

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The number of people dying by suicide in Ireland is thankfully falling, but one community in Dublin has been dealing with a number of recent deaths. Community workers in Ballyfermot have told Newstalk they're aware of 7 people who've taken their own lives in 2019. One of those was 22 year old Andrea Dempsey. Her brother Warren Dempsey has spoken to Newstalk about her death, and his efforts to remove the stigma surrounding mental health. He's since set up a mental health support group for the area called H.O.M.E (Helping Others More Everyday) and is organising a well-being event for the 8th of September in Le Fanu Park. Newstalk reporter Aideen Finnegan has also spoken to community workers Sunniva Finlay and Bernie Laverty. If you're in emotional distress, there is help. You can reach the Samaritans 24/7 at 116 123 Pieta House is also available around the clock 1800 247 247 (You can also search for where your nearest Pieta House branch is on their web site) Aware: 1800 80 48 48 between 10am and 10pm. Childline 1800 66 66 66

Entertaining kids over the Summer

Jul 29, 2019 1003

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The Summer holidays can be a long stretch for parents trying to keep kids entertained. So, we sent our reporter Henry McKean, to see what he could come up with.  

"100 years ago we were shooting animals on edge of extinction to populate the museum, now it's about biodiversity"

Jul 29, 2019 979

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Now it's time for a new series "Henry's End of Summer", what to do with the kids for the next few weeks. Why not take the family for free to the Natural History Museum Dublin. A Victorian museum with a biodiversity modern twist. 150 years ago animals were shot to order for the museum, now sea turtles who are washed up on Irish shores after eating plastic are on display. The museum now boasts "A Wonder Cabinet"  inspired by Victorian ‘cabinets of curiosity’ but a fully interactive space which could be the future of museums. Contributions from Lynn Scarff Director of National Museum of Ireland, Nigel Monahan Keeper of the NMI - Natural History) and Siobhan Piece (Head of Education, NMI) For more check out Museum.ie

Branwen the Celtic Myth and Legend

Jul 26, 2019 452

Description:

Branwen, sister of Bran the Blessed, the Giant King of Britain, was betrothed to the King of Ireland Matholwch. So, how did the marriage cause such a war? Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald told us this great tale of  love, jealousy and conflict.  

Can you really overcome your stutter?

Jul 26, 2019 792

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50,000 people in Ireland suffer from a stutter. Today, we heard how they can learn to control it. Through learning new breathing and speech techniques, people can be empowered to communicate more confidently and effectively. Patrick Hanlon told us all about it, and how it helped him to overcome his stutter.

The terminally ill man whose medical card was rescinded

Jul 26, 2019 1300

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We heard the heart breaking story of one man's fight for a medical card to pay for his cancer treatments. John Wall was diagnosed two years ago with the terminal disease. Since then, his medical card has been rescinded twice.

Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette

Jul 25, 2019 781

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Canadian singer Alanis Morissette's third studio album was Jagged Little Pill. Released in 1995, it was iconic and defined a generation.  So today, John Fardy, came in to remind us why.

Is the Irish ice cream business booming?

Jul 25, 2019 711

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Trips to the beach just wouldn't be the same without a sweet and creamy 99 or a refreshing ice lolly. However, with only so many fine days in the year is there a demand for ice cream in Ireland ? And how do businesses cope in the off season? Our reporter, Gavin McLoughlin went to find out.

Divided societies within Irish history

Jul 25, 2019 814

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Divided societies are nothing new. But, what is polarisation and why do societies leave the middle ground and move towards division? To explain, historian Conor Mulvagh spoke to us, and used Ireland in 1914 as a case study.

Behind the Scenes: Network

Jul 24, 2019 649

Description:

'Network' was today's film recommendation from our movie buff Bill Hughes. It stars Peter Finch as a veteran news anchor who goes rogue on air after learning he's being let go.

Clara welcomes Shane Lowry home

Jul 24, 2019 877

Description:

British Open Champion Shane Lowry returned to his home town of Clara in Offaly last night. So, we sent Will O'Callaghan from Off the Ball to soak up the atmosphere, and speak with Shane about his win.

The Chain - Adrian McKinty's thrilling novel

Jul 24, 2019 702

Description:

"The Chain" follows one woman as she's pushed beyond her limits trying to get her daughter back from her kidnappers. Since it's release, the book has been very successful across the world. We spoke to Adrian McKinty, the author of this exciting novel about his inspiration for the story.

Kevin Barry reacts to the news that he has been longlisted for the Booker Prize.

Jul 24, 2019 316

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Irish author Kevin Barry has made the longlist for this year's Booker Prize. His latest novel Night Boat to Tangier is among 13 books in contention for the prestigious award. Jonathan Healy spoke to Kevin after he found out the news.

Should you cut your toxic family out?

Jul 24, 2019 524

Description:

"When it comes to seeing my parents I struggle hugely.  Our relationship has always been difficult and painful and I am thinking of cutting off contact with them." Those are the words of one conflicted listener, who is considering severing ties with her family.  After we got her email, we got some expert advice for her from our relationships guide Iseult White.

Stress levels and burnout in Irish hospitals

Jul 23, 2019 806

Description:

Stress is rife in most jobs. However, our hospitals are facing an epidemic as more and more doctors burnout. So, today Dr. Chris Luke joined Jonathan to speak about the problems facing doctors within the health service, and how to reduce stress levels.

Nicola Cassidy on her book “The Nanny at Number 43"

Jul 23, 2019 486

Description:

We spoke to Nicola Cassidy about her latest story of mystery and intrigue. Her book follows a new nanny who may not be all she seems, through the eyes of the housekeeper and her inquisitive friend.

Employment Expert - Getting that promotion

Jul 22, 2019 731

Description:

Our employment expert answered all your questions. Telling us all about getting a new job, securing a promotion or renegotiating the terms of your current contract.

Shane Lowry - British Open Champion

Jul 22, 2019 1123

Description:

 Yesterday, Ireland's Shane Lowry claimed his first major title in commanding fashion in the 148th Open at Royal Portrush. We heard all about it as we spoke to Nathan Murphy from Off the Ball, and Brian Gavin, a friend of the Lowry’s and fellow Clara native.

Inside Ireland's prisons as a guard

Jul 22, 2019 1306

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Gangs and assaults are all just a part of the day to day for a prison guard. We spoke to, Jim Mitchell from the Prison Officers’ Association to hear all about the job and what it's like to work behind bars.

Iran seized a British oil tanker - but what does it mean?

Jul 22, 2019 932

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On Friday, Revolutionary Guards from Iran seized the British oil tanker 'Stena Impero'. Award winning Middle Eastern correspondent Robert Fisk joined us in studio to explain why, and just what this means for the future of Iran.

What is Muscle Dysmorphia?

Jul 22, 2019 647

Description:

The idealised male body has become bigger, bulkier and harder to achieve. And with more and more young men putting in serious hours in the gym, when does the pursuit of perfection tip into the realm of body dysmorphia? To explain the signs and detrimental effects of this condition, we spoke to clinical psychologist Malie Coyne.

Myths & Legends - Deirdre of the Sorrows

Jul 19, 2019 517

Description:

Kelly Fitzgerald Assistant Prof in the school of Irish Celtic Studies & Folklore tells us the tale of 'The exile of the sons of Uisneach’ often referred to as ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’.

A Personal experience of the mortgage tracker scandal

Jul 19, 2019 1154

Description:

"My husband and I are one of the tracker victim, to say that it has broken us both financially and mentally is an understatement. We are lucky we haven't lost our home but it has almost cost me my marriage my husband and my kids and even though we are restored to the correct rate since April 2018 we have spent 7 years of hell that I can never get back. "

The Moon Landing 50 Years On

Jul 19, 2019 621

Description:

50 years on from the culmination of the space race, the Apollo 11 mission succeeded in putting a man on the moon.Prof Peter T Gallagher School of Cosmic Physics Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies takes us back to a heady time for space exploration and human achievement.

Music News with Stuart Clark

Jul 19, 2019 538

Description:

Stuart Clark drops by the studio to discuss all the latest music and gig news including new releases from African Express, Banks and Flaming Lips.

Make your barbecue perfect this Summer

Jul 18, 2019 699

Description:

Barbecues are a sign of the summer, but how to you make sure your burgers are flame grilled and juicy rather than charred and crumbled? Head chef with the Maker, Gareth Mullins joins us in studio to tell us how to make sure our barbecue tastes delicious.

Behind the Scenes: Tootsie

Jul 17, 2019 630

Description:

Today we spoke about Tootsie with Bill Hughes from Mind the Gap Films. The film stars Dustin Hoffman as an out of work actor who takes extreme lengths to land a role.

Is tourism already affected by Brexit?

Jul 17, 2019 488

Description:

Brexit remains a huge threat to Irish tourism. This is most prevalent in communities and counties along the border. So, we sent our reporter Barry Whyte to speak to some of those businesses in the Northwest whose visitor numbers are already beginning to decline.

What does it take to run a business in Galway?

Jul 17, 2019 1401

Description:

From restaurant owners, and farmers, to big pharmaceutical companies and theaters, we heard from a range of business owners in Galway. Together they spoke about their life, and the challenges facing them running a business in Galway.

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Jul 16, 2019 562

Description:

Author of 'The Dry' Jane Harper came into studio tell us about her new book 'The Lost Man'.

What breaks are you entitled to?

Jul 16, 2019 740

Description:

Managing Director of the HR Suites Caroline McEnery gave advice on rest break entitlements.

Are the summer holidays too long?

Jul 15, 2019 751

Description:

Siobhan O’Connor, journalist & broadcaster and Victoria White, writer & columnist debated whether or not the school summer holidays are too long.

Travel with Pol: Madrid

Jul 15, 2019 541

Description:

Pol O'Conghaile, Travel Editor at The Independent was in Madrid and gave his best recommendations for the sunny city.

Eye expert: Pollen affecting the eyesight

Jul 15, 2019 535

Description:

Dr Arthur Cummings, ophthalmologist & medical director at Wellington Eye Clinic discusses pollen affecting the eyesight & Global Vision Correction Month.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Brexit, broadband & beef

Jul 12, 2019 2231

Description:

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar came into studio today to discuss some of the topic issues such as Brexit, broadband and beef.

Myths & Legends: Cú Chulainn

Jul 12, 2019 692

Description:

Cú Chulainn was an ancient Gaelic hero warrior who was gifted with superhuman strength, speed and skill. Kelly Fitzgerald Assistant Prof in the School of Irish Celtic Studies & Folklore tells us all.

White Ladder – David Gray 

Jul 11, 2019 447

Description:

John Fardy looks back at David Gray's White Ladder album.

Music with Stuart - Michael Hutchence & INXS

Jul 5, 2019 331

Description:

Stuart Clarke, Deputy Editor of Hot Press joined us to play us the hot tracks of the week and some classics too from INXS and Michael Hutchence.

Living the Mystery - Between Science and Religion

Jul 5, 2019 880

Description:

Living the Mystery: What Lies Between Science and Religion, is Mark Patrick Hederman's newest book. In it, he engages with the mysteries of life and of Christianity, drawing on his experiences as a Benedictine monk for over fifty years. Today, he spoke with Pat about how he reconciles his faith with science.

Do our young people believe in religion?

Jul 4, 2019 885

Description:

'Life and Soul' is a new documentary which explores religions place in modern Ireland. Presenter Colm Flynn joined us to explain what he found out when talking to people from all around the country.

The Power of Social Networks

Jul 4, 2019 560

Description:

We hear a lot about the damaging powers of social networks. Today, we spoke to Mike Sanders about his book 'Social Butterflies – Reclaiming The Power of Social Networks' which teaches you how to harness that power for good.

Behind the scenes: Sunset Boulevard

Jul 3, 2019 738

Description:

Bill Hughes from Mind the Gap Films, joined Pat to discuss his movie of the week. Today, it was Sunset Boulevard starring Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, an aging silent film queen who refuses to accept that her stardom has ended.

Relationships: Should you get back with your ex?

Jul 3, 2019 542

Description:

Iseult White, our resident relationship expert joined Pat in studio to give our listeners some advice. Today, they discussed when it is, and isn't okay to get back with your ex!

Plan your trip to Hawaii

Jul 2, 2019 668

Description:

Our travel guide Pol O'Conghaile, told us all about his recent trip to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, and how they were worth the 24 hours to get there.

Skin Cancer: The Warning Signs for Early Detection

Jul 2, 2019 787

Description:

Our skincare expert Selene Daly spoke to us about melanoma and the early signs of skin cancer. She also told us what we're doing wrong and how to protect our skin better.

47 Seconds by Jane Ryan

Jul 2, 2019 1222

Description:

47 seconds is the debut novel by Jane Ryan, it begins with a frozen human arm in the stomach of a pig, and that's not the only aspect that she drew from her own life. She told Pat all about her early adoption, her mothers dementia, her interview with the guards, and how it all inspired her to write this crime thriller.

Considering a career change? Our expert explains the do's and don'ts

Jul 1, 2019 693

Description:

In an ever-changing workplace, how do we navigate this properly as employees AND employers for our mutual benefit? Have you ever considered a career change? Well employment expert Edwin O’Hora, Owner and principle of O’Hora Consulting explains what you should be looking for as an employee.   

Will new rules affect the cost of school aftercare?

Jul 1, 2019 815

Description:

Some services have warned of a dramatic increase in the price of aftercare in the new school year due to new regulations which will oblige them to have one adult to every twelve children. The department of children claims that average staffing ratios are already twelve to one, so the new rules should have no affect on the cost. Regina Bushell, Childcare Provider in the Midlands and Chairperson of Seas Suas gives us her take on it.

Is the Irish Language Taught Properly?

Jul 1, 2019 977

Description:

is our problem with Irish the way that it was taught, or are the teachers just a handy scapegoat? Deirbhile Nic Craith, former head of Gaelscoileanna and director of education & research with the INTO and Dr. Caoimhín de Barra assistant professor of history in Gonzaga University and author of Gaeilge: A radical revolution are here to discuss…

Cruels Acts by Jane Casey

Jun 28, 2019 620

Description:

Leo Stone is a ruthless killer - or the victim of a miscarriage of justice. A year ago, he was convicted of the murder of two women and sentenced to life in prison. But now he's free, and according to him, he's innocent.

Cervical cancer survivors hit out at HSE over expert panel review

Jun 28, 2019 1923

Description:

It's still not known how more than 1000 cancer sufferers will receive the results of an independent audit of their cervical smears. The HSE is being criticised by survivors over what they say is a lack of communication around delays to the review. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London was commissioned to carry out the audit in May 2018. However the logistical operation of gathering patient consent and collecting the individual slides from up to 16 labs meant RCOG only began reviewing the smear tests in February. Personalised individual reports are due to be disclosed from September but the means of delivering that information to the women has not been established. This podcast is an extended version of the report broadcast on today's Pat Kenny Show. Lorraine Walsh, board member of the 221+ patient advocacy group, lifts the lid on the life-changing effects of cervical cancer and how women are suffering in silence. The long term impacts include lymphedema (a painful condition which results after lymph nodes are removed as part of cancer treatment) and couples being prevented from ever having a sex life again, as a result of internal radiation or part removal of the cervix. We hear the experiences of anxious women awaiting their RCOG audit results - while lab manager at the National Maternity Hospital, Marie Culliton, explains the RCOG review process and whether it will tell us if the cancers could have been prevented.

John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band' (1970)

Jun 27, 2019 699

Description:

John Fardy joins us to recommend John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band' (1970)

Report - Hook Head Lighthouse

Jun 27, 2019 628

Description:

Built 800 years ago, the Hook Head lighthouse continues to serve its original function and now boasts the accolade of the world’s oldest operational lighthouse. Bobby Kerr headed down to the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford to experience it  and see why it was voted one of Ireland's favourite attractions.

Pete The Vet: The Pet Remembrance Service

Jun 26, 2019 389

Description:

Pete Wedderburn drops by to discuss the pet remembrance service. A unique way for people who have lost their pets to share their sense of grief publicly, and to focus on remembering their pets in an appropriate setting. 

Are We Medicalising Our Lives?

Jun 26, 2019 547

Description:

Not all suffering is mental illness. Pretending it is raises false hopes and puts pressure on an already strained NHS. Adrian Massey, an occupational physician and the author of Sick Note Britain gives us his thoughts.

Behind the Scenes: The Birdcage

Jun 26, 2019 648

Description:

Bill Hughes discusses Mike Nicholls' camp classic 'The Birdcage', starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.

Healy Rae Electric Car Kerry Road Trip #ChallengeHenry

Jun 26, 2019 1239

Description:

"One splash of water and they're finished, and you'll be walking then." That was Danny Healy Rae speaking at a Joint Oireachtas Committee last year on the impact of electric cars. But do other members of the Healy Rae clan agree with him? It’s Challenge Henry where we get Henry out of his comfort zone and we try and push him to his limits. So we asked Henry to persuade the Healy Rae’s to go on a Kerry road trip in an all electric vehicle.  

'Fat Freddie A Gangsters' Life - The Bloody Career of Freddie Thompson' by Stephen Breen

Jun 25, 2019 991

Description:

We talk to Crime Editor with The Irish Sun, Stephen Breen, about his new book 'Fat Freddie A Gangsters' Life - The Bloody Career of Freddie Thompson'.

Buy Local: Roundstone Co. Galway

Jun 25, 2019 681

Description:

As part of newstalk's 'Buy Local' series, we're looking at how a variety of local businesses operate in communities around Ireland. By purchasing more goods and services in our areas, we help sustain our towns and provide opportunities for those around us. But how difficult is it for small villages in the west of Ireland where businesses rely on seasonal tourism? Newstalk reporter Aideen Finnegan has been to Roundstone in Co. Galway where she's been chatting to Nicholas Griffin of O'Dowd's Seafood Bar and Restaurant, Malachy Kearns of Roundstone Musical Instruments and Christina Lowry who owns St Joseph's B&B.

Buy Local - Ireland's most haunted house

Jun 24, 2019 974

Description:

Loftus Hall is a large mansion sitting atop a hill on the Hook Peninsula, and tales of dark spirits at the home have been told in the local area down the years, including the story of a mysterious visitor who arrived on horseback after rough seas forced him ashore nearby. Business expert Bobby Kerr visited the house to hear their story as a part of our Buy Local series.

The supersonic plane that doesn't make a sound

Jun 24, 2019 654

Description:

We may soon be able to travel halfway across the world in less than 5 hours with developments on the newest supersonic plane. Our aviation expert explains the newest developments in the X-59 SuperSonic Technology Plane that is promising to make journeys shorter and noise pollution a thing of the past.

Waiting lists for children with Scoliosis

Jun 24, 2019 915

Description:

We heard the heartbreaking story of a child still waiting for scoliosis surgery, originally delayed in March. Louise O'Reilly the Sinn Féin spokesperson for health declared these waits unacceptable, especially given the health ministers promise that no child would have to wait more than 4 months for treatment.

The town that wants to abandon time

Jun 21, 2019 555

Description:

The sun doesn't set in Sommarøy north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, for 70 days of the year. So th...

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe

Jun 21, 2019 1536

Description:

We talk the upcoming budget, the Irish economy, and Brexit with Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe.

How to get your book published

Jun 21, 2019 498

Description:

Easons book club member and author Caroline Foran told us what mistakes people make when looking to...

Bobby Kerr visits Ireland's first snail farm

Jun 21, 2019 750

Description:

As part of Newstalk's Buy Local series, Bobby Kerr visits three local businesses, including Ireland'...

Music with Stuart: Mark Ronson, Madonna & Weekend Gigs

Jun 21, 2019 701

Description:

Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark brought us all the gig news and new music.

Job Searching in Ireland - How Ireland Works

Jun 20, 2019 704

Description:

As part of our How Ireland Works initative, we spoke to Siobhan Lawlor, from the Department of Emplo...

The difficulties coming home for the 'Irishman Abroad'

Jun 20, 2019 562

Description:

Comedian and host of hit podcast 'An Irishman Abroad', Jarlath Regan joined us this morning. We chat...

Eco-friendly Business Panel

Jun 20, 2019 807

Description:

As part of our BuyLocal series, it seems pertinent to take a closer look at some of the more environ...

Raynor Winn on her debut novel 'The Salt Path'

Jun 20, 2019 752

Description:

Author Raynor Winn tells us about the personal upheaval that informed her excellent debut book 'The...

"Riverdance was the hardest #ChallengeHenry yet" #Riverdanceathon

Jun 20, 2019 931

Description:

Memories of Eurovision 1994 in the Point come flooding back as Gerry Ryan introduced Jean Butler and...

The Ana Kriegel Verdict with Frank Greaney

Jun 19, 2019 1458

Description:

The two 14-year-old boys accused of murdering Kildare schoolgirl Ana Kriegél (14) at a derelict farm...

Behind the Scenes: Midnight Cowboy

Jun 19, 2019 643

Description:

Bill Hughes take us behind the scenes of the hugely influential John Schlesinger film 'Midnight Cowb...

"Emigration is still rife here and it's killing the Irish language"

Jun 19, 2019 897

Description:

Concerns have been raised about the future of the Irish language, with people in the West Donegal Ga...

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal

Jun 18, 2019 736

Description:

Author Elizabeth MacNeal joins us to speak about her new book The Doll Factory. It follows a beautif...

Are your sleep app's giving you insomnia?

Jun 18, 2019 814

Description:

We spoke to Dr Guy Leschziner, sleep disorder specialist and consultant at Guy’s hospital in London...

The Sinking of the Titanic

Jun 18, 2019 653

Description:

Author Gareth Russell spoke to Pat about his new book 'The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World'. In i...

Snakes in the Studio!

Jun 18, 2019 742

Description:

Ireland's favourite artist and animal lover Don Conroy joined us along with zoologist Collie Ellis w...

Trends emerging of a global housing crisis among developed nations

Jun 17, 2019 616

Description:

The ever-rising homeless figures are a symptom of the dysfunction in the Irish property market. But...

Eir CEO Carolan Lennon

Jun 17, 2019 993

Description:

Eir CEO Carolann Lennon talks rural broadband, 5G, connectivity, the company's aims for the future a...

Barry Whyte reports on Sitka Trees in Leitrim

Jun 17, 2019 987

Description:

With just 2 per cent of our trees are native species, and half of the country’s forests are made up...

What are the reasons for moving to Sligo?

Jun 17, 2019 1097

Description:

Short commutes, bigger properties and access to local schools are all contributing factors to why mo...

The Last Widow 

Jun 14, 2019 1139

Description:

Karin Slaughter joins the programme to discuss her new book, The Last Widow, a crime thriller explor...

Mental Health: The Scar

Jun 14, 2019 949

Description:

Mary Cregan joins us to discuss her new book The Scar. It deals with sensitive issues including depr...

Men's Health Week: Prostate Care

Jun 14, 2019 762

Description:

We were visited by Consultant Radiologist Professor Michelle McNicholas to mark Men's Health Week. S...

Celebrate James Joyce this Bloomsday

Jun 14, 2019

Description:

This weekend is filled with festivities! All to celebrate one of Ireland's best known literary talen...

Bruce Springsteen: The Rising

Jun 13, 2019 592

Description:

John Fardy joins us to recommend Bruce Springsteen's classic album The Rising.

Should we ban kids from restaurants?

Jun 13, 2019 1005

Description:

Ireland was recently rated as one of the least child friendly countries in the world. Our reporter S...

My Kitchen Rules Judge Colin Fassnidge

Jun 13, 2019 567

Description:

My Kitchen Rules celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge joins Pat to talk about growing up in Dublin and dev...

Motoring: The best 192 cars available

Jun 13, 2019 706

Description:

Our motoring expert Geraldine Herbert, told us all about the best cars available if you’re looking t...

Is Ireland leaving Lisa Smith in Syria?

Jun 13, 2019 1089

Description:

Lisa Smith is an Irish citizen looking to return home after joining the Islamic state. We heard toda...

Behind the Scenes: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Jun 12, 2019 518

Description:

We take a look at the film adaption of Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize winning classic 'Cat...

Relationships & The Drama Triangle

Jun 12, 2019 421

Description:

 'Drama triangles' remain a relevant term for describing a common psychological game that people pla...

What's causing traffic congestion?

Jun 12, 2019 1188

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Instead of fuming about congestion, why not change the choices behind your commute? Our guests debat...

Discovering Rockall

Jun 11, 2019 595

Description:

On July 8th, 1975, a yacht named the Verve sailed from Dublin Bay to Rockall,  418km west of the Co....

A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Jun 11, 2019 558

Description:

Old friend of Leonard Cohen, John McKenna told us tales of the man himself, as well as his life, inf...

Conservative Leadership Contest

Jun 11, 2019 1344

Description:

Former Conservative MP Edwina Currie joined us to talk about who she thinks will win the leadership...

The best food tours from Barcelona to Singapore

Jun 10, 2019 441

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, travel editor with Independent News and Media discusses the best food tours you can...

Simon Coveney on Rockall, Brexit and the Tory Leadership race

Jun 10, 2019 868

Description:

In an expansive interview, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney discusses Rockall...

"We have no washing facilities and it is overcrowded"

Jun 10, 2019 984

Description:

A row has erupted in Cork City over council proposals to build traveller accommodation in the Norths...

Book: Suzy Suzy

Jun 6, 2019 716

Description:

Author William Wall joins Pat to discuss his new book Suzy Suzy. It follows a troubled teenage girl...

Behind the Scenes: Terms of Endearment

Jun 5, 2019 515

Description:

We take a look back at the classic 1983 film 'Terms of Endearment' with our movie buff Bill Hughes.

Her Husband's Mistakes

Jun 5, 2019 641

Description:

Sheila O'Flanagan joins Pat to discuss her new book. 'Her Husband's Mistakes' follows Roxy as she de...

Reducing Exam Stress

Jun 5, 2019 497

Description:

As the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams begin, how can you keep stress levels down for all the f...

Miss Universe Ireland

Jun 4, 2019 861

Description:

Director of Miss Universe Ireland, Brittany Mason, joins us to tell us all about the pageant, and ho...

Buy Local - Pharmacies

Jun 4, 2019 817

Description:

Do you go to your local chemist? Key to Irish life, two local chemists joined us to discuss their fu...

House sharing Vs coliving

May 31, 2019 831

Description:

Reporter Aideen Finnegan has been speaking to people on the streets of Dublin about their experience...

What 'interesting' characters have you house-shared with?

May 31, 2019 358

Description:

You think Eddie from Friends was bad? You won't believe the stories people have told Newstalk about...

This Storm by James Ellroy

May 31, 2019 913

Description:

James Ellroy, author of LA Confidential on his new book 'The Storm'.

Gardening with Paraic: Bloom

May 29, 2019 585

Description:

Paraic Horkan, Gardener, and Kevin Dennis, Garden Designer, give us a taste of Bloom.

Behind the Scenes: The Silence of the Lambs

May 29, 2019 640

Description:

Television Producer with Mind the Gap Films Bill Hughes looks back at 'The Silence of the Lambs'.

Summer break-ups

May 29, 2019 375

Description:

Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist & author of ‘the mindfulness workout’ gives...

Nightclub Medicine

May 28, 2019 661

Description:

Chris Luke, Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Cork & Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of...

Dublin Palms by Hugo Hamilton

May 28, 2019 841

Description:

Dublin Palms is a moving examination of fatherhood and families across the world, a story of emigran...

Buy Local: How to set up a small business

May 28, 2019 1141

Description:

Oisin Geoghegan, Chair of the Network of local Enterprise Offices, Padraig Hennessy, co-founder Terr...

Roy Taylor: Drink Tea for MND Ambassador

May 28, 2019 656

Description:

Roy Taylor is this year’s Drink Tea for MND Ambassador. In 1988, he represented Ireland in Eurovisio...

Jared Diamond on his new book Upheaval

May 27, 2019 756

Description:

In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our u...

Travel with Pol: Wildlife spotting holidays in Ireland

May 27, 2019 437

Description:

Pól O’Conghaile, Travel Editor at the Irish Independent on wildlife spotting holidays in Ireland.

Why does Dublin cost so much?

May 24, 2019 888

Description:

Aebhric McGibeny, Dublin Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Director told us about the Deutsche Bank...

Are you ready for the Spice Girls?

May 24, 2019 221

Description:

We asked the people of Dublin how they felt about the Spice Girl's reunion as they come to Croke Par...

Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the Mystery Behind Them

May 23, 2019 684

Description:

Beyond Coincidence is a celebration of the universe’s most beguiling phenomenon, containing more tha...

The struggle carer parents are facing with the HSE’s new ‘In Loco Parents’ rule

May 23, 2019 932

Description:

Lyn McDonald came in along with CEO of the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation to discuss her story...

Behind the Scenes: The Breakfast Club

May 22, 2019 671

Description:

Bill Hughes, Television Producer with Mind the Gaps Films, looks back at 'The Breakfast Club'.

What counts as cheating?

May 22, 2019 596

Description:

Trish Murphy, Psychotherapist and Irish Times columnist discusses what counts as cheating.

The King & I comes to Bord Gáis

May 21, 2019 742

Description:

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, will play Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Tuesday May 21 to Sa...

Rock climbing in Ireland

May 21, 2019 611

Description:

John G Dwyer talks Summer time in Ireland is the season for rock-climbing.

Eoghan Murphy on the housing crisis

May 21, 2019 1280

Description:

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy joined Pat in studio as part of our Home Truths series.

The heartbreaking toll paid by the Jadotville soldiers

May 21, 2019 885

Description:

It's one of the largest ever battles Irish forces have been involved in during peacetime and yet it...

Tax for contractors in the gig economy

May 20, 2019 568

Description:

David O’Reilly, Managing Director and Head of Tax at Fenero (A Dublin-based tax firm) gives advice o...

The Fire Starters by Jan Carson

May 20, 2019 842

Description:

Author Jan Carson talks about her new novel “The Fire Starters”, Unionist/Protestant identity, the d...

Future of Television with Sir Michael Parkinson

May 17, 2019 838

Description:

Sir Michael Parkinson gives his take on the future of television.

Iceland Bondage act visit West Bank #Eurovision

May 17, 2019 746

Description:

Ireland are out. They are going home. The song “22” sung by Sarah McTernan did not wow the jury and...

Henry McKean live in Tel Aviv #Eurovision

May 16, 2019 853

Description:

Even with a possible boycott being encouraged every one of the 40 countries felt it best to send a d...

Behind the Scenes: Ghost

May 15, 2019 472

Description:

Bill Hughes, Television Producer with Mind the Gap Films looks back at Ghost which was the biggest b...

Taking feedback in a relationship

May 15, 2019 397

Description:

Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist & author of ‘the mindfulness workout’ talks...

Stefanie Preissner - Can I Say No?

May 15, 2019 820

Description:

In her new book Can I Say No?, Stefanie (a yes woman!) talks about her battle with the little word ‘...

DAFNI - Heated straightner

May 14, 2019 773

Description:

Jess Kelly Technology Correspondent and Presenter of Tech Talk talks heated brush straightener // H...

The Beekeeper of Aleppo 

May 14, 2019 753

Description:

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends,...

Residents concerns about Bus Connects routes

May 14, 2019 923

Description:

Stephen Murphy, Newstalk Reporter went to a meeting to discuss proposed Busconnects core corridor fo...

Ask The Expert: Interior Designer

May 13, 2019 720

Description:

Our expert, interior designer Avril Murphy Allen is all about bringing the outside in. She explained...

Reducing Plastic Waste

May 13, 2019 521

Description:

Repak has introduced a new plan to divert 10,600 tonnes of plastic packaging from our waste by the e...

Controversy over the National Broadband Plan

May 13, 2019 1263

Description:

The National Broadband Plan has come under criticism for a lack of clarity on the project's funding....

Comedian Grace Campbell's Downing Street Childhood

May 10, 2019 783

Description:

  Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair's notorious spin doctor and political aide. His daughter, Gr...

Music Slot with Hot Press Stuart Clarke

May 10, 2019 447

Description:

Stuart discusses new music from Vampire Weekend, Big Thief and gives his thoughts on Moby’s new tell...

Broadband Issue

May 10, 2019 981

Description:

Michael Martin Fianna Fail Leader discussing Broadband issue and says people at the door of his canv...

Emma Dabiri: Don't Touch My Hair

May 10, 2019 817

Description:

Emma Dabiri chats with us about her  new book.  ‘Don’t Touch My hair’, is an exploration of pre-colo...

TD Denis Naughten on the National Broadband Plan

May 9, 2019 1346

Description:

The National Broadband Plan is drawing criticism for it's reported total cost of five billion euro....

Aideens Report: Myrtle Allen founder of Ballymaloe

May 9, 2019 730

Description:

Myrtle Allen lecture next week (Thursday May 9). It will be nearly a year since Myrtle Allen passed...

What is in our drinking water?

May 9, 2019 642

Description:

Science with Luke: Science with Luke: What is in our drinking water?

Branded vs Generic Medicines

May 9, 2019 1155

Description:

Medicines for Ireland, a group representing Ireland's generic, biosimilar and value-added medicines...

Home Truths Series: Panel Discussion

May 8, 2019 1625

Description:

A panel discussion on the cost of building new homes in Ireland and the alternative methods availabl...

Home Truths Series: Building Cost Report

May 8, 2019 978

Description:

Reporter Barry Whyte visits a Cairn Home and an O’Cualainn building site to try and get a better und...

Behind the Scenes: Casablanca

May 8, 2019 599

Description:

Bill Hughes takes a look at a classic among classics, Casablanca from 1942. Starring Humphrey Bogart...

"Tourists are mugged in Ireland for drugs"

May 8, 2019 1152

Description:

President Michael D Higgins and Bernadette Kelly from the Irish Tourist Assistance Service praised I...

Are 'Fake Aways' the

May 7, 2019 757

Description:

Take aways, while tasty and convenient, might not be the healthiest option. Gareth Mullins, Executiv...

Divorce Referendum w/ David Quinn

May 7, 2019 767

Description:

On Friday 24th of may, voters will be asked if they approve of the proposal to amend the constituti...

The art of decluttering

May 6, 2019 532

Description:

Emma Gleeson, Professional Declutterer talks about Clutter and anxiety - the emotional link. Consume...

'Three Hail Mary's'

May 6, 2019 471

Description:

Tommy Marren playwrite and broadcaster with Midwest radio joins Jonathan Healy to discuss his new pl...

Music Slot

May 3, 2019 321

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Stuart Clark, Deputy Editor of Hot Press covers our music slot with artists such as Soak, Pete Doher...

Election Historian

May 3, 2019 716

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Alan Kinsella, Election Historian defends election posters

"The Normans landing in Wexford 850 years ago today changed history forever"

May 3, 2019 721

Description:

If your second name is Power or Fitz...you more than likely descend from the Normans and this weeken...

Cats and furballs not normal

May 2, 2019 750

Description:

Pete the vet talks about cats and furballs andhow they're not normal for cats to cough up.

John Fardy’s Music Slot

May 2, 2019 722

Description:

John Fardy talks about legendary music band Nirvana

Do clothes have an age limit?

May 2, 2019 1042

Description:

A number of supermodels have jumped to the defence of Helena Christensen, after an online column was...

Space Travel and our Health

May 1, 2019 562

Description:

NASA is studying the effect of space travel on human health to learn more about possible damage shou...

Behind the scenes with Bill Hughes

May 1, 2019 756

Description:

All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and produc...

A Broad Church: The Provisional IRA In The Republic of Ireland

May 1, 2019 846

Description:

Gearoid O Faolean A Broad Church: The Provisional IRA In The Republic of Ireland, 1969-1980, talks a...

Rick Astley and his Comeback

Apr 30, 2019 935

Description:

1980’S Popstar Rick Astley talked to us about his comeback, touring with Take That and why he’s deci...

Medical Slot

Apr 30, 2019 1196

Description:

On our Medical Slot Chris Luke, Consultant in Emergency Medicine discusses the Australian health sys...

Marches Discussion

Apr 30, 2019 935

Description:

Should we ban marches? Officials warned they cannot act without targeted new legal powers which coul...

Oberstown detainees become certified baristas

Apr 29, 2019 602

Description:

30 young people being held at Oberstown Children Detention Campus will become certified baristas by...

How would Ireland cope with a terrorist attack?

Apr 29, 2019 768

Description:

In the wake of the terror attack in Sri Lanka, and before that, New Zealand there is renewed interes...

All in a Doctor's Day

Apr 29, 2019 1014

Description:

Dr. Lucia Gannon, GP & Author of 'All in A Doctor's Day came into studio to talk about her new...

Travel with Pol: The Burren & West Clare

Apr 29, 2019 608

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, Travel Editor at the Irish Independent, headed to Clare this weekend.

Personality Professor

Apr 26, 2019 1155

Description:

Associate Prof of genetics and Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin Kevin Mitchell and author of “...

Private Health Insurance mistakes

Apr 25, 2019 793

Description:

Dermot Goode of TotalHealthcover.ie answers questions on health insurance and impact of “age loading...

Colm O'Regan's 'Ann Devine: Ready for her Close-Up'

Apr 25, 2019 800

Description:

Colm O’Ragan, comedian and author of “Ann Devine” came in to discuss this debut novel. Meet Ann Dev...

How much screen time should a child have?

Apr 25, 2019 885

Description:

Young children should not spend more than an hour a day watching television and videos or playing co...

Save the Bees!

Apr 24, 2019 633

Description:

Paraic Horkan pops in to discuss France's ban on all five pesticides in an attempt to save the honey...

Somebody's mother, somebody’s daughter

Apr 24, 2019 834

Description:

Some 35 years on since serial killer Peter Sutcliffe was imprisoned for life, a new book addresses...

Behind the Scenes: Cabaret

Apr 24, 2019 917

Description:

Television producer with Mind the Gap Productions, Bill Hughes, joins Pat to discuss the multi-Oscar...

How has sugar tax worked?

Apr 23, 2019 627

Description:

Mike Gibney, Emeritus Professor of Food & Health, UCD joins us one year since sugar tax introduc...

Time and How to Spend it

Apr 23, 2019 1017

Description:

James Wallman told us about his new book 'Time and How to Spend It'. After all, we’ve learned how t...

Stuart Clark on Beyonce

Apr 19, 2019

Description:

Hot Press Deputy Editor Stuart Clark drops in to discuss Beyonce's highly-anticipated new documentar...

The Importance of Fota Wildlife Park

Apr 19, 2019

Description:

Sean McKeown, Fota Wildlife Park Director, joins us to discuss cheetah breeding, new drill monkeys a...

Paul O'Connell is cleaning up Limerick

Apr 19, 2019

Description:

The Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC) initiative is sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and is sp...

Urgent need to recruit more dietitians

Apr 18, 2019

Description:

Ireland appears to have a severe shortage of dietitians both in our hospitals and in the community....

Kidstalk: What do kids know about Brexit? Turns out a lot.

Apr 17, 2019

Description:

As Brexit rumbles on there doesn't seem to be an end in sight but what do the younger generation thi...

Movie Magic: Galaxy Quest

Apr 17, 2019

Description:

Bill Hughes, Television Producer with Mind the Gap Films, casts a critical eye over the excellent 19...

5th Interim Report on Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes Released

Apr 17, 2019

Description:

The 5th interim report from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was released...

Yet more delays to the National Broadband Plan

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Our tech correspondent Jess Kelly and Cora Ceo Philip Martin, Carrick-on-shannon Businessman discuss...

What do you do when you have to leave State care?

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

With the number of people homeless in Ireland breaking the ten thousand mark, it’s important to reme...

What impact does Game of Thrones have on the Northern Irish economy?

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Game of Thrones has boosted the Northern Irish economy by hundreds of millions. Tourists have flocke...

Retracing your ancestral heritage through Ireland's Pilgrim Paths

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Over this coming Easter period large numbers will retrace their ancestral heritage as they take to I...

Where does Ireland stand when it comes to the integration of migrants?

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

The leader of the new political party Aontu Peadar Tóibín has recently said immigration into the cou...

Richard Grogan on Employment Law Advice

Apr 15, 2019

Description:

Richard Grogan, Employment Law Solicitor at Richard Grogan & Associates answered questions from...

Exorcist Fr. Pat Collins on his new book

Apr 15, 2019

Description:

This book is a guide on how we can free ourselves from the many debilitating influences that can tak...

What are the barriers to taking paternity leave in Ireland?

Apr 15, 2019

Description:

There's a huge gap between the number of births in Ireland and the number of men taking paternity le...

Just One More Question by Niall Tubridy

Apr 12, 2019

Description:

Just One More Question is the story of Niall Tubridy's career in neurology. He shares the stories...

Siblings: A new documentary

Apr 11, 2019

Description:

Siblings tells the story of five sibling relationships around Ireland today – where one brother...

Dr. Dom Colbert's extraordinary life as a medical volunteer abroad

Apr 11, 2019

Description:

No Tears Left is a thought-provoking, insightful and moving account of one doctor’s experience ...

"No I don't think smokey coal should be banned"

Apr 11, 2019

Description:

A nationwide smokey coal ban has been delayed by the government, but what effect is the burning o...

The 18-year-old girl who is preparing to travel to Mars

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

Astronaut Trainee (Advanced Possum Academy), Alyssa Carson, talks to us about being a future Mar...

Behind the Scenes: Pulp Fiction

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

Bill Hughes, Television Producer with Mind the Gap Films, tells us some interesting facts that yo...

"I love the craic of bell ringing" 95 year old Cyril Galbraith bell ringing since WWII

Apr 9, 2019

Description:

The Lord Mayor of Dublin hosted an evening in celebration of Ireland's 300 bell ringers last nigh...

Same Day Hip Replacements

Apr 9, 2019

Description:

This new type of surgery is available through Dr James Cashman is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeo...

Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge on the power of walking

Apr 9, 2019

Description:

Explorer, lawyer, art collector, publisher, and author, Erling Kagge is the first person to have ...

Ageing Well in the Modern World

Apr 8, 2019

Description:

Dr. Nicola McGlade, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Saint John of God Hospital spoke to us about ag...

Travel with Pol: Great movie & tv locations to visit in Ireland

Apr 8, 2019

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, Travel Editor at the Irish Independent, talks about great movie & tv locat...

Norma Costello sits down with ISIS Bride Lisa Smith

Apr 8, 2019

Description:

Journalist Norma Costello spoke to ISIS Bride Lisa Smith in an interview with the Mail on Sunday....

Jonathan Healy reports on Broken Britain

Apr 5, 2019

Description:

Jonathan Healy reports - have the people of Britain become so caught up with Brexit they don’t ...

"Britain hold all the cards on fisheries & it's their biggest Brexit bargaining chip."

Apr 5, 2019

Description:

The Donegal fishing town of Killybegs is seriously worried about Brexit since the UK own vast amo...

The Red Word by Sarah Henstra

Apr 4, 2019

Description:

Sarah Henstra talks about her new book 'The Red Word'. The Red Word asks a bold question: what if...

How common is surrogacy in Ireland?

Apr 4, 2019

Description:

Planned laws to legislate for domestic surrogacy are being drafted by the Office of the Attorney ...

Take Home a TD

Apr 4, 2019

Description:

A vegan activist from Co Kildare is taking part in our third installment of Take Home A TD. Maev...

Book: The Patient Assassin

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

Anita Anand, Author & Presenter of Any Answers on Radio 4 tells the remarkable true story o...

Movie Magic: West Side Story

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

Bill Hughes, Television Producer with Mind the Gap Films, discusses the 1961 classic film West Si...

Is it ever okay to call your partner fat?

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

Is it ever okay to tell your other half that they are putting on weight? Relationship expert Iseu...

Rent freeze debate: Should a 3 year rent freeze be introduced?

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

Latest figures from the residential tenancies board shows the national average rent in the last q...

Living with cystic fibrosis

Apr 2, 2019

Description:

Cystic fibrosis awareness day is on the 12th of April. To shed some light on the realities of liv...

All you need to know about the new EU road safety measures!

Apr 2, 2019

Description:

Motoring journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Herbert talks through the  road safety technologie...

Should the rail line be extended to UCD and beyond?

Apr 1, 2019

Description:

Professor Andrew Deeks, President of University College Dublin, tells Pat why he believes extendi...

Ask the Expert: Education

Apr 1, 2019

Description:

Ask the Expert: Brian Mooney, guidance Councillor, columnist and editor of Ireland's education ye...

Poor air quality in Ireland

Apr 1, 2019

Description:

Poor air quality in Ireland causes hundreds of premature deaths in Ireland every year. One of the...

‘Run Away’ by Harlan Coben

Mar 29, 2019

Description:

Harlan Coben, Author, on his latest book 'Run Away'.

Dr. Doireann O'Leary on IBS month

Mar 28, 2019

Description:

Dr Doireann O Leary, medical doctor and health blogger spoke to Pat about IBS month.

Should we have summertime or wintertime all year round?

Mar 28, 2019

Description:

Member States, including Ireland have until next year (1st April 2020) to decide whether they wan...

South Sligo locals who've been boiling water for a year, say they feel forgotten about

Mar 28, 2019

Description:

Residents and businesses in South Sligo say they have been forgotten about by the government. The...

Gardening with Paraic: Mother's Day

Mar 28, 2019

Description:

Paraic Horkan - Horticulturist & Keen Gardener - Graduate of the National Botanic tells us so...

Movie Magic: The African Queen

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

Bill Hughes, Television Producer with Mind The Gap Films, once again brings us movie magic. This ...

How can relationships thrive across a political divide?

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

Relationship expert Iseult White joins Pat to discuss how you can make your relationship work whe...

Children Of Dublin 8 School Witness The Worst Of City's Drug Problem

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

6th class pupils in Dublin's south inner city have revealed the kind of drug-related incidents th...

Science with Luke: How weather affects your mood

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

Luke O Neill, professor of biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin tells us how exactly the weathe...

ReMastered – The Miami Showband Massacre

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

Miami Showband massacre survivor Stephen Travers discusses the new Netflix documentary which focu...

'M For Mammy'

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

M For Mammy by Eleanor O’Reilly is about language and home and the power of a family to heal it...

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Taylor Jenkins Reid tells the story of the rise and fall of a 1970s rock band. A story inspired b...

The Man Who Wanted to Fly

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

THE MAN WHO WANTED TO FLY tells the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coot...

Travel with Pol: Croatia

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, Travel Editor at Independent.ie gives us some top tips for visiting Croatia.

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Oasis

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

Newstalk's JOhn Fardy reminds us of Oasis' album 'What’s the story morning glory'.

Sally Hayden on Libya’s detention centers

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

Award winning Irish journalist Sally Hayden told us about the horrific reality of life inside Lib...

"No longer are we in the shadows." How the Special Olympics is a game changer for special needs in the Middle East

Mar 20, 2019

Description:

As the UAE welcomes 7000 athletes from 190 countries from around the world  will it change attit...

Movie Magic: Some Like It Hot

Mar 20, 2019

Description:

Bill Hughes, Television Producer with Mind the Gap Films, looks back at the classic 'Some Like It...

Alex Lynam and his battle with NUT Midline Carcinoma

Mar 20, 2019

Description:

In May 2018, Alex Lynam was diagnosed with NUT Midline Carcinoma, a very rare and highly aggressi...

The Dublin primary school with drug activity on its doorstep

Mar 20, 2019

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Eilish Meagher of St Audoen’s National School on Cook Street, in Dublin’s inner city, told us...

How do cope with your family on a holiday

Mar 20, 2019

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Trish Murphy, Psychotherapist and author of “Hashtag Love: 21st century relationships” talks ...

Getting a Bronze for Gorey doesn't have to be complicated with Avril Lavigne in Abu Dhabi

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Team Ireland athletes secured a total of 14 medals (four gold, five silver and five bronze), on d...

Fatima Bhutto on 'The Runaways'

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Author Fatima Bhutto told Pat about her new book 'The Runaways'. Anita lives in Karachi's bigges...

Emma Heatherington: her sons were at the Cookstown disco tragedy

Mar 19, 2019

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A mother of two boys who were at the Greenvale Hotel on St Patrick's night told Pat what happened...

Clonakilty Boys Get Lessons In Empathy From Baby Dave

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Boys in 2nd and 3rd class in Scoil na mBuachaillí in Clonakilty are taking part in a unique prog...

Where have all the frogs gone?

Mar 18, 2019

Description:

With insect and amphibian numbers falling so sharply in Ireland, what impact does that have on al...

Music with Stuart: Solange & Dermot Kennedy

Mar 15, 2019

Description:

Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark talks new music from Solange, Dermot Kennedy, gig news in...

"A rave in the desert." Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Abu Dhabi

Mar 15, 2019

Description:

A spectacular desert rave took place to mark the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi...

How to get home birds to flee the nest

Mar 13, 2019

Description:

Trish Murphy - Psychotherapist and author of “Hashtag Love: 21st century relationships” talks...

Gardening with Paraic - St. Patrick's Weekend

Mar 13, 2019

Description:

As we are coming up to St Patrick's weekend, Gardener Paraic Horkan looked at the Irish shamrock ...

Movie Magic: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Mar 13, 2019

Description:

Bill Hughes, Television Producer with Mind The Gap Films, once again brings us movie magic. This ...

The REAL Derry Girls

Mar 13, 2019

Description:

Our reporter Siofra Mulqueen went to St. Cecilia’s College is a Catholic maintained girls schoo...

"I could burst with pride" Team Ireland jet off to Abu Dhabi for the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Mar 8, 2019

Description:

There were emotional scenes at Dublin Airport last night as 91 athletes from across Ireland jette...

Pedigree dogs & Crufts 2019

Mar 7, 2019

Description:

Crufts, the world’s largest dog show, took place in the UK last week, and the Irish Kennel Club...

Can angels be more comforting for people than God?

Mar 7, 2019

Description:

'In a 2016 poll, one in 10 Britons claimed to have experienced the presence of an angel, while on...

Should history and geography be compulsory for Junior Cert?

Mar 7, 2019

Description:

Professor Gerry Kearns, Head of Dept of Geography in Maynooth and one of the signatories of Irish...

Temple Bar Businessman Reveals New Proposal For Iveagh Markets

Mar 6, 2019

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The Iveagh Markets on Francis Street in Dublin's south inner city has been derelict for more than...

How are Gardaí tackling cyber crime?

Mar 6, 2019

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With so much scope for online fraud, are we entering into a new era of crime and crime prevention...

The Science Behind Climate Change and CO2

Mar 6, 2019

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With politicians dragging their heels on the urgent issue of climate change, the scientists have ...

A Journey Through the Nocturnal Brain

Mar 6, 2019

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In his ground-breaking book, Dr Guy Leschziner takes us on a fascinating journey through the noct...

Movie Magic: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Mar 6, 2019

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Bill Hughes stops by to discuss that perennial 1969 classic 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'....

Tech with Jess: The New Samsung S10 Plus

Mar 5, 2019

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Jess Kelly fields reviews the new range from Samsung while fielding any and all tech queries.

Scarring: How it happens and how to treat it

Mar 5, 2019

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Dermatology Nurse Specialist Selene Daly discusses the science behind scarring and the best trea...

Origins: How the Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell

Mar 5, 2019

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Award-winning writer Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiology researcher and professor at the University...

French Language Police

Mar 5, 2019

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Last week the French ‘language police’ approved the feminization of professional titles // Fo...

Buck Whaley: Ireland's Greatest Adventurer

Mar 4, 2019

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David Ryan, author of Buck Whaley: Ireland's Greatest Adventure joins Pat to discuss his book ab...

ESB Science - developing skills for the future

Mar 4, 2019

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Pat O’Doherty, ESB Chief Executive, talks to Pat about the ESB Science Blast event that’s tak...

The expansion of Irish Embassies abroad

Mar 1, 2019

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is set to expand our representation abroad, in terms of b...

KOBOX: Fight Club meets nightclub

Mar 1, 2019

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KOBOX is the training studio that describes itself as 'Fight Club meets nightclub', and has attra...

Why is breakfast so important?

Feb 28, 2019

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Mike Gibney, author of “Ever Seen a Fat Fox?: Human Obesity Explored” & former Professor ...

How big of a problem is gambling in Ireland?

Feb 28, 2019

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There are at least around 40,000 people in Ireland who are problem gamblers, according to data pu...

Grace's parents continue to fight for life-changing drug!

Feb 28, 2019

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Lorraine O’Malley and Paul O’ Malley, parents of Grace a current sufferer of SMA TYPE II, dis...

Pakistani Barber To Run For Roscommon County Council

Feb 27, 2019

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A Pakistani barber is hoping to win a seat on Roscommon County Council in the local elections in ...

Movie Magic: The Apartment

Feb 27, 2019

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Bill Hughes, Television Producer with Mind the Gap Films, discusses the 1960 classic The Apartme...

The King & Queen Tour: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Feb 27, 2019

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Authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black , who are both #1 New York Times bestsellers, are promoti...

Does public health improve during times of recession?

Feb 27, 2019

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Professor Luke O’Neill discusses the unexpected effect of economic booms and busts on public he...

The Peter Casey Reports - episode 3

Feb 26, 2019

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In the final Peter Casey Reports, we look at the education system in Ireland and whether or not t...

World Rare Disease Day

Feb 26, 2019

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To mark the 12th annual World Rare Disease Day Pat Kenny is joined by Vicky McGrath, CEO of Rare ...

Debate: Anti-Eviction Bill and Greater Security of Tenure Bill

Feb 26, 2019

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Paul Murphy, Solidarity TD for Dublin South West and Fintan McNamara, Director the Residential L...

Henry goes to a cabin crew recruitment day

Feb 25, 2019

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What does it take to become an Emirates cabin crew member? Henry McKean travels to Limerick wher...

Is the end of ISIS-control in Syria swiftly approaching?

Feb 25, 2019

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Martin Chulov, Guardian Middle East Correspondent, discusses the recent developments in Syria po...

Travel with Pól: Spring break deals

Feb 25, 2019

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Spring can be a beautiful time to travel. Pól Ó Conghaile, Travel Editor with the Irish Indepen...

How are the Gardaí fighting gangland crime in Ireland?

Feb 25, 2019

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John O’Driscoll, Assistant Garda Commissioner in charge of organised crime joins Pat Kenny to d...

Why has the Cork Event Centre stalled?

Feb 22, 2019

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About half a mile from here, lies the site of the proposed Cork Event Centre. What should be host...

The Sting by Kimberly Chambers

Feb 21, 2019

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Author Kimberly Chambers talks about her new book 'The Sting'. Best friends Tommy Boyle and Scrat...

Fionnbar Walsh on the National Children's Hospital

Feb 21, 2019

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Fionnbar Walsh, the dad of the late Donal Walsh told us about his frustration with the current si...

Fighting Blindness with Michael Griffith

Feb 20, 2019

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Fresh from his lifetime achievement award at the Eurodis Black Pearl awards in Brussels, Michael ...

Your Metabolic Age Explained

Feb 20, 2019

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We all thought our Taoiseach was in great, sadly not so - which begs the question, why are some p...

Are you in a controlling relationship?

Feb 20, 2019

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Psychotherapist and Irish Times Columnist Trish Murphy talks us through the tell-tale signs of a ...

Movie Magic: Secrets and Lies

Feb 20, 2019

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Movie buff Bill Hughes discussing Mike Leigh's 1996 Bafta-winning comedy-drama 'Secrets and Lies'...

Meet the new Eason Book Club panel

Feb 20, 2019

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Meet our new Eason Book Club Panel. Caroline Foran - Separate to her journalist and branded conte...

Jimmy Sheehan on the new children's hospital

Feb 19, 2019

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A veteran developer of three hospitals, including the Blackrock, Galway and Hermitage clinics, fo...

The Secrets of Batch Cooking

Feb 19, 2019

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Head chef at the Marker, Gareth Mullins, shares some delicious dishes and handy tips on how to sa...

The Irish Aesthete

Feb 19, 2019

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Based on his hugely popular blog, Robert O'Byrne's new book 'The Irish Aesthete' brings you on a ...

Meet The Roscommon Men Taking On The Fit Farmers Challenge

Feb 19, 2019

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A small, rural community in Co. Roscommon is about to celebrate the health achievements of twenty...

The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Feb 18, 2019

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Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth, a noblewoman, is with child again. None of her previous pregnancies...

How to get fit this Spring

Feb 18, 2019

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Siobhan Byrne, Body Byrne Gym is the guest as part of our expert slot this week. She discusses th...

Psychosis need not be a life sentence

Feb 15, 2019

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With a new study showing two out of every three people who suffered a psychotic episode were in r...

Walking Holidays with John G Dwyer

Feb 15, 2019

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Planning a walking holiday in the sun? Let John G Dwyer be your guide, he gives us his take on th...

The Peter Casey Reports-episode 1

Feb 14, 2019

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“There is absolutely no difference in my DNA and a Traveller’s DNA!” In the first episode o...

Why 69% of Irish women don't want roses on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2019

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Henry McKean reports on Galentine's Day where girls celebrate themselves on the 13th of February,...

The Peter Casey Reports: Episode 2

Feb 14, 2019

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"Nobody in the leadership of the Travelling community could tell me how many actually travelled, ...

Music with Stuart: Talos & Billy Bragg

Feb 8, 2019

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Stuart Clarke, Deputy Editor of Hot Press, plays us some Billy Bragg and Talos.

How your muscles remember exercise

Feb 7, 2019

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Luke O Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, tells us how your muscles remember exercise and how exercise can extend your life.

Should porn literacy be included in sex education?

Feb 7, 2019

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Kate Dawson, PhD student in the School of Psychology NUIG and researcher of 'The Journal of Sex Research' discusses porn literacy and should it be introduced in schools.

Why did Facebook get so big?

Feb 7, 2019

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Jonathan Healy reports on how Facebook got so big.

Living a vegan life

Feb 6, 2019

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David & Stephen Flynn, The Happy Pear Twins talk about the best way to go vegan.

Movie Magic: Young Frankenstein

Feb 6, 2019

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Bill Hughes, television producer with Mind The Gap Films, tells us all about Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.

Online dating with confidence

Feb 6, 2019

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Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist & author of ‘the mindfulness workout' talks about online dating.

Kevin Sharkey on Liam Neeson's comments

Feb 5, 2019

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Former presidential candidate Kevin Sharkey responded to Liam Neeson's comments to the London Independent journalist.

Should 'Detainment' be removed from the Oscars?

Feb 5, 2019

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Brenda Power and Donal Lynch discuss the short film 'Detainment' and whether or not it should be removed from the Oscar nominations.

Hot School Meals For Primary School Children

Feb 5, 2019

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The programme is being trialled in Our Lady of Lourdes in Goldenbridge in Dublin, with the aim of rolling it out nationwide.

"I just love plane spotting" Henry meets "AV Geeks"

Feb 4, 2019

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Henry McKean reports on plane spotting at Dublin Airport & asks why people from all walks of life love looking at planes, landing & taking off.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Feb 4, 2019

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Shoshana Zuboff, author & professor emerita at Harvard Business School talks about her new book 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'.

Fresh appeal on the murder of Antoinette Smith

Feb 4, 2019

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Rachel Smith discusses the new appeal for information on murder of her mother, Antoinette.

Fresh appeal on the murder of Antoinette Smith

Feb 4, 2019

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Rachel Smith discusses the new appeal for information on murder of her mother, Antoinette.

Frances Flannery ‘Your Gut Friend’

Feb 4, 2019

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Frances Flannery ‘Your Gut Friend’ talks to us about your gut health.

Sharing images online

Feb 1, 2019

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Jonathan Healy reports on the sharing of images online and should restrictions be pt in place.

War Horse comes to Bord Gais

Feb 1, 2019

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Matt Forbes the Puppetry Director for War Horse spoke about the origin of the production’s centre piece.

Music with Stuart: The Specials and Gavin James

Feb 1, 2019

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Stuart Clarke, Deputy Editor of Hot Press, plays The Specials and Gavin James' 'Always' in French.

Is local-link bus stopping drink driving in Co Kerry?

Feb 1, 2019

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The local link night bus has been extended for another three months. But how successful has it been? And is it stopping people from drink-driving?

Are there animals as smart as us?

Jan 31, 2019

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Luke O Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin asks if there are animals as smart as humans.

The Great Wide Open by Douglas Kennedy

Jan 31, 2019

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Pat had a lovely chat with author Douglas Kennedy about his new book 'The Great Wide Open'.

Cannabis in Ireland

Jan 30, 2019

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Professor Colin O’Gara, Head of Addiction Services, St. John of Gods discusses the increasing numbers of young people seeking treatment for addiction and psychosis.

Movie Magic: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Jan 30, 2019

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Bill Hughes, television producer with Mind The Gap Films, tells us some interesting facts about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Step-parenting

Jan 30, 2019

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Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist & author of ‘the mindfulness workout’ talks about step-parenting.

The evolution of the Irish breakfast

Jan 29, 2019

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Georgina Campbell, President of Irish Food Writers’ Guild explains the evolution of Irish breakfasts.

The forgotten Hollywood stars from Meath

Jan 29, 2019

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Historian Turtle Bunbury tells us about the extraordinary story of the Moore brothers from Fordstown who became Hollywood stars.

Doireann Coady: “I’m Not Here”

Jan 28, 2019

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'I'm Not Here' is a play at the Project Arts Centre, inspired by Doireann’s brother’s suicide.

Is it ok for men to cry?

Jan 28, 2019

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Quentin Fottrell says that shedding tears should not be seen as masculine or feminine, but as a show of strength.

Travel with Pol: Limerick

Jan 28, 2019

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Pol O Conghaile, Travel Editor, Irish Independent, talks to us about why we should pick Limerick as a holiday destination.

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jan's story

Jan 25, 2019

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Jadzia Kaminska, 2nd generation on behalf of Holocaust survivor Jan Kaminska tells us her story.

Music with Stuart: Covers

Jan 25, 2019

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark tells us about all the new covers that are on Spotify - including Trevor Horn & Seal's version of 'Ashes to Ashes'.

The Hollywood Body plan

Jan 25, 2019

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David Higgins, Hollywood Body Coach talks about his new book.

Can you boost your immune system to stop colds?

Jan 24, 2019

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Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College asks if you can boost your immune system to stop cold and flus.

For the Good Times by David Keenan

Jan 24, 2019

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Author David Keenan talks about his new book 'For the Good Times'. A book that explores the devastation that comes with the commitment of the 'cause' during the Troubles.

Freedom Fighter: Joanna Palani

Jan 24, 2019

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Joanna Palani tells her gripping story of her war against ISIS on the frontlines of Syria.

Defence Forces Neutrality

Jan 23, 2019

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Is the deployment of Irish special forces in NATO and EU missions jeopardizing Ireland’s neutrality?

A Guide To Friendships Both Good And Toxic

Jan 23, 2019

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Friendships; maintaining them, their importance and when to break up with a friend. Great advice from psychotherapist Trish Murphy.

Calls Grow Louder To Increase Defence Forces' Pay

Jan 23, 2019

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Wives and partners, advocating for their spouses in the Defence Forces, say restoring pay to pre 2009 levels is not enough to live on.

How bad is the coffee shortage?

Jan 22, 2019

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Tom Hopkinson, Roastery Manager and coffee buyer at Cloud Picker Coffee tells us how climate change and deforestation are putting coffee species at risk of extinction.

Pat and Edwina Currie on Brexit

Jan 22, 2019

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Edwina Currie, former Conservative Party MP, joined Pat on the show to give her take on the latest Brexit news.

Surviving a corrupt Catholic church

Jan 21, 2019

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American Conservative Writer Rod Dreher tells us how we can save Christianity in a post-Christian world.

Coping with ageing

Jan 21, 2019

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Rose Anne Kenny, Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin talks about ageing & her recent studies on the issue.

Ireland's first mobile X-Ray unit launched in Dublin

Jan 21, 2019

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A new company, Mobile Medical Diagnostics, has launched Ireland's first mobile x-ray unit. It's hoped the new machine can be rolled out across nursing homes.

Music with Stuart: The Killers and the Cranberries

Jan 18, 2019

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Stuart Clark, Deputy Editor of Hot Press talks new music from The Cranberries & The Killers.

Music Love Drugs War by Geraldine Quigley

Jan 17, 2019

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Geraldine Quigley talks about her debut novel 'Music Love Drugs War'.

Are drink driving checkpoints over the top?

Jan 17, 2019

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Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs for AA Ireland spoke to us and Leo Lieghio, member of the Irish Road Victims' Association told us about losing his daughter.

Children's Hospital Costs Overrun: How Did We Get Here?

Jan 17, 2019

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The cost to the taxpayer is now projected at €1.7bn. Aideen Finnegan looks into why and how we got here.

A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’ Mahony

Jan 16, 2019

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Jacqueline O’ Mahony talks about her debut novel ‘A River in the Trees’

The science of ageing

Jan 16, 2019

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Professor of Biochemistry at TCD Luke O'Neill is just back from California where he visited a company called Calico.

Adapting to blended families

Jan 16, 2019

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Trish Murphy, Psychotherapist and author of “Hashtag Love: 21st century relationships” explains blended families.

UK Political A listers give Brexit fall out options

Jan 16, 2019

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Henry McKean spoke to Alistair Campbell, Labour big wig Peter Mandelson, Former Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers and Boris Johnson's dad Stanley Johnson.

UK Political A listers give Brexit fall out options

Jan 16, 2019

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Henry McKean spoke to Alistair Campbell, Labour big wig Peter Mandelson, Former Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers and Boris Johnson's dad Stanley Johnson.

Linkedin tells us why we aren't applying for new jobs

Jan 15, 2019

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Sharon McCooey, Head of Linkedin Ireland & Senior Director International Operations discussed why people are afraid to take on new jobs.

Faisal Islam speaks to Henry McKean from Westminster

Jan 15, 2019

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Henry McKean reports live from Westminster with Faisal Islam & Channel 4's Jon Snow on the day of the Brexit Deal Vote.

Should we have strict regulations on dog walking?

Jan 15, 2019

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Kevin Halpenny Senior Parks Superintendent with Fingal Co Council and Elizabeth Neligan, Dog owner, Founder and Chair of DLR Dog discuss regulations on dog walking.

Dr Eva Orsmond - Take control of your health

Jan 14, 2019

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Dr Eva Orsmond tells us about her new book ‘Take control of your health and reverse type 2 diabetes.

The rise of the matchmaker

Jan 14, 2019

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Liz Doyle, Founder of ‘The Fine Dining Club’ discusses the rise of matchmaking.

Travel with Pol: Hit destinations for 2019

Jan 14, 2019

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Pol O’Conghaile, Travel Editor with independent.ie, tells us travel trends and hit destinations for 2019.

Music with Stuart: Sharon Van Etten, Loah & Talos

Jan 11, 2019

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Stuart Clarke, Hot Press Deputy Editor,talks new music from Sharon Van Etten, Loah and Cork’s own Talos.

Is a new border post being built in Donegal/Tyrone?

Jan 11, 2019

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Henry McKean reports on the Lifford Bridge border post & is Strabane Co Tyrone Brexit ready?

Advice On How To Regulate Your Child's Screen-Time

Jan 10, 2019

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Newstalk Reporter Aideen Finnegan asks if you’re about your child spending too much time on their phone.

My Mother's Daughter by Ann O'Loughlin

Jan 10, 2019

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Ann O'Loughlin on her book ‘My mother’s daughter': a moving family story taking the issues closest to our hearts & making us as ourselves the most difficult questions. 

Shauna Tighe on minding her brother Daniel

Jan 10, 2019

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Christmas for young carers like Shauna was anything but a break. Shauna cares for her brother Daniel who has Sotos syndrome. We spoke to her and her mother Sinead.

Is it worth paying for private education?

Jan 9, 2019

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Brian Mooney and Arthur Godsil discuss the rise in private school fees and the differences of getting private and public education.

Dealing with someone who has a drinking problem

Jan 9, 2019

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Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist & author of ‘the mindfulness workout’ discusses problem drinking in a family or friend.

Will there ever be a College Green Plaza?

Jan 9, 2019

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Paul Melia, Environment Editor with the Irish Independent and Graeme McQueen Head of Public Affairs Dublin Chamber discuss if there will ever be a College Green Plaza.

Red Snow by Will Dean

Jan 9, 2019

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Red Snow is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dark Pines, selected for ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club TWO BODIES One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected?

Brendan Howlin on the future of the Labour Party

Jan 8, 2019

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Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin joined Pat in studio to talk about the future of the political party.

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Jan 8, 2019

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Aimee Van Wylick and Yang Zhang discusses the Chinese New Year Festival in Dublin.

The Lost Child by Patricia Gibney

Jan 8, 2019

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Author Patricia Gibney talks about her new book The Lost Child which is the third book in the Detective Lottie Parker series.

Does Dublin need new street names?

Jan 7, 2019

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Vincent Boland, columnist for the Times Ireland Edition tells us why Dublin needs new street names.

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Jan 7, 2019

Description:

Ian O’Reilly, Actor & Andrew Flynn, Director, discusses the new performance of Martin McDonagh’s play at the Gaiety.

Should the Government tell us what to do with our land?

Jan 7, 2019

Description:

Fergal O’Brien, Director of Policy and Public Affairs with IBEC & Hugh Brennan, CEO of O’Cualann Co-Housing Alliance CLG discuss government intervention.

How flights can become safer

Jan 4, 2019

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Ret Lt Col Kevin Byrne talks about more aviation deaths in 2018 than 2017.

Post-Christmas Alcohol Detox

Jan 4, 2019

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Dr Hugh Gallagher, Medical Director, Smarmore Rehab Clinic discusses alcoholism and detox after Christmas.

Music with Stuart: Mahalia & Sunflower Bean

Jan 4, 2019

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark talks about Mahalia, Sunflower Bean and The Murder Capital.

How technology addiction can affect your mental health

Jan 3, 2019

Description:

Dr. Mary Aiken, cyber-psychologist and author of ‘The Cyber Effect’ & John Fagan, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist discuss technology addiction.

What is CBD oil?

Jan 3, 2019

Description:

Joe Gavin, CEO of Celtic Wind Crops, discussed the increasing popularity of CBD oil.

Cyclists upset as planned overtaking laws abandoned

Jan 3, 2019

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Cycling groups have expressed disappointment after new laws setting out a minimum distance for overtaking motorists will now not go ahead. Barry Whyte has more...

Political lookahead 2019

Jan 2, 2019

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Sean Defoe, Newstalk Political Correspondent, previews 2019: Brexit dominates all, Local and Europeans first test of where the parties are at, is an election possible?

How social media can impact your relationship

Jan 2, 2019

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Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist & author of ‘the mindfulness workout’ discusses the negative impact of social media on your relationship.

How to eat better this New Year

Jan 2, 2019

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Dietitian Orla Walsh tells us the best way to approach your new year resolution to eat healthier.

Digestive problems

Dec 31, 2018

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Deirdre O’Donovan, Consultant Gastroenterologist answers listeners digestive questions.

What should you binge watch?

Dec 31, 2018

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Sue Murphy tells us the best things to watch on tv and online.

Music with Stuart: Best songs of 2018

Dec 28, 2018

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Stuart Clark, Deputy Editor of Hot Press gives us his highlights of 2018.

Recycling Christmas Packaging

Dec 27, 2018

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The best way to go about avoiding waste and recycling properly over the Christmas period. We also look at Ireland's recycling capabilities.

Science Highlights 2018

Dec 27, 2018

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Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College, Luke O'Neill talks us through some of the notable scientific innovations of the last twelve months.

Visiting the vet at Christmas

Dec 27, 2018

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Pete Wedderburn joined Pat in studio to talk about animal emergencies at Christmas.

The Zoo TV Christmas Special

Dec 21, 2018

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Zookeeper, Aislinn Greene, discusses life and Christmas at Dublin Zoo.

Music With Stuart:

Dec 21, 2018

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Stuart Clarke, Deputy Editor of Hot Press, joins us to discuss the new U2 documentary as well as Christmas music from Sia, Eric Clapton and William Shatner

Travel With Pol: Celebrity Cruises and Miami

Dec 21, 2018

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Pol O Conghaile discusses Celebrity Cruise's new ship, Celebrity Edge, as well as the new direct flights from Dublin to Miami.

Book: Reconstructions

Dec 21, 2018

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Photographs taken during the Troubles by Bobby Hanvey. His son Steafan Hanvey who is a singer-songwriter and poet has put these photos into context.

Spare a thought for those working on Christmas day....

Dec 20, 2018

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Some of us will be finishing work today, but spare a thought for the select few working over Christmas, our reporter Barry Whyte has been meeting those who work the 25th

Is your phone spying on you?

Dec 20, 2018

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Our expert tells us all about how your data is being sold, and to who.

Presidential Runner Up Peter Casey

Dec 20, 2018

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Peter Casey talks about his presidential campaign, life afterwards, and what he'll be doing next.

Ireland's Brexit Plan

Dec 20, 2018

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Tánaiste Simon Coveney joins me to talk about Ireland's plans for Brexit, and the possibility of a no deal Brexit.

Has Trump defeated ISIS?

Dec 20, 2018

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Middle Eastern correspondent Robert Fisk spoke to us about Trump's foreign policy changes.

Christmas Traditions around the World

Dec 19, 2018

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Jonathan Healy looks at unusual Christmas traditions around the world.

Christmas with Donal Skehan

Dec 19, 2018

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Donal Skehan tells us his Christmas plans and gives us some tasty recipes for the festive season!

U2: Songs + Experience book

Dec 18, 2018

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Niall Stokes, Hot Press Editor & Author tell us about his new book U2: Songs + Experience.

Constance Markievicz's letters

Dec 18, 2018

Description:

The Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz – first published in 1932 – are restored to their original form by leading Markievicz biographer, Lindie Naughton.

The history of religion in Ireland

Dec 17, 2018

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Professor Kevin Whelan tell us about his new book Religion, landscape and settlement in Ireland: From Patrick to present.

Fighting against loneliness at Christmas

Dec 17, 2018

Description:

Loneliness can impact many people this Christmas and the Friends of the Elderly held their annual Christmas party to tackle this. Our reporter Siofra Mulqueen attended.

Ruth Maxwell speaks to us about life after her attack

Dec 17, 2018

Description:

We spoke to Ruth on the programme on May 23rd this year about her attack and the sentencing of her attacker. We invited her back to talk about how her life is now.

Music with Stuart: Bruce Springsteen

Dec 14, 2018

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark joins us to discuss the icon that is Bruce Springsteen

Should housing be a constitutional right?

Dec 14, 2018

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We debate President Higgins' suggestion that housing become a constitutional right.

Behind the scenes at Barnardo's Family Support Service

Dec 13, 2018

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Newstalk reporter Barry Whyte visits Barnardo's Family Support Service in Mulhuddart in Dublin.

Helping children deal with bereavement

Dec 12, 2018

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Gina Cantillon, Project Leader of the Barnardos Bereavement Service joined Pat in studio to talk about the work they do for children around Ireland.

How to keep the peace this Christmas

Dec 12, 2018

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Trish Murphy, Psychotherapist and author of “Hashtag Love: 21st century relationships gives advice on how to keep the peace at Christmas.

The history of Waterford Crystal

Dec 12, 2018

Description:

ohn M.Hearne, Author of ‘Waterford Crystal: The Creation of a Global Brand' came into chat about the history of the company.

"I love Christmas" Glencairn Abbey nuns prepare

Dec 12, 2018

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Henry McKean visits Saint Mary's Abbey Glencairn Lismore County Waterford as the nuns prepare for Christmas.

Come From Away

Dec 11, 2018

Description:

Irene Sankoff, David Hein, Creators of Come From Away and Captain Beverley Bass, Pilot onboard a boeing 777 that landed in Gander, Newfoundland told us about the musical.

One pot dinners

Dec 11, 2018

Description:

Gareth Mullins, head chef at the Marker, gives us the best tips for one pot dinners.

Car maintenance during the winter

Dec 10, 2018

Description:

Damien Curran Lecturer School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning DIT Bolton Street gives the best tips on how to mind your car during the winter months.

Losing someone to Sudden Death Syndrome

Dec 10, 2018

Description:

6 years ago Sinead Kieran’s fiancé Brian died from Sudden Death Syndrome aged just 35 years old - he decided that she wanted to use her experience to help coach others.

NYPD: Behind the scenes

Dec 10, 2018

Description:

Irish photographer Mark Condren chronicles life in the NYPD over two years.

Would you give up your roast to tackle climate change?

Dec 7, 2018

Description:

Pat Kenny is joined by Joe Healy, Irish Farming Association President, to discuss the consequence of eating meat on climate change.

North Dublin areas terrorised by gangs

Dec 7, 2018

Description:

Report from Barry Whyte: Gardai have increased their number of patrols in Clontarf after a recent string of muggings and threatening behavior from gangs of youth.

Pat Shortt

Dec 6, 2018

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Patt Shortt joins Pat Kenny to talk about his two upcoming projects - his stage tour 'Hey!' and 'The Belly of The Whale'.

Is this the start of a new political party?

Dec 6, 2018

Description:

Peadar Tóibín is laying the foundation for a new political party. He joins Pat Kenny to talk about his future plans and his old party Sinn Féin.

What good is measuring really doing?

Dec 6, 2018

Description:

Conor Mulvagh joins Pat Kenny to talk about the books 'The Tyranny of Metrics'. What are we measuring and what good does it do?

'A Brilliant Void' - Irish sci-fi

Dec 6, 2018

Description:

Jack Fennell compiles sci-fi yarns from an Ireland that has ignored science fiction.

Road safety campaigns

Dec 6, 2018

Description:

Jonathan Healy takes a look at road safety campaigns from around the world and compares their effectiveness. *Warning sensitive content*

Richard Bruton talks with Pat

Dec 5, 2018

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Fine Gael TD RIchard Bruton joins us to talk about climate change, Irish politics and much more.

Mother of all jobs

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

We take a look at the increased pressure put on working parents when we speak to Christine Armstrong author of 'Mother of all Jobs'

Mother of all jobs

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

We take a look at the increased pressure put on working parents when we speak to Christine Armstrong author of 'Mother of all Jobs'

Recovering from alcohol addiction

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

Our reporter tells us how St. John of God's Hospital helps people to recover from their alcohol addiction.

Accidental Rebel   

Dec 4, 2018

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We hear from Pat Falvey about his new book 'Accidental Rebel'.

Are we gone PC mad?

Dec 4, 2018

Description:

Are we gone PC mad? HSE staff have been told they can no longer call patients dear, love or boys. Christmas FM has said that it will not play the song ‘Baby It’s Cold Out

Clinical Trials

Dec 3, 2018

Description:

Members of the public are being invited to attend a free information seminar focusing on clinical trials and the participation process.

How to not overindulge during the Christmas

Dec 3, 2018

Description:

Elsa Jones, Nutritional Therapist & Author of ‘Goodbye Sugar’ gives us tips for how to enjoy Christmas without piling on pounds.

Michael Parkinson's George Best Memoir

Dec 3, 2018

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Michael Parkinson spoke to Pat in studio about his new book - George Best - A Memoir.

A sneak peak of the Late Late Toy Show

Nov 30, 2018

Description:

Newstalk reporter Aideen Finnegan headed down to the Late Late Toy Show set to get a preview of what is expected.

Music with Stuart: Damien Dempsey

Nov 30, 2018

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark plays us new music from Damien Dempsey and Orla Gartland.

Late Late Puts Inclusion At The Heart Of Toy Show 2018

Nov 30, 2018

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Aideen Finnegan is on a noisy set in Dublin 4 to find out what this year's Toy Show has in store for kids (and big kids!) this year.

Are we unenthusiastic about the Irish language?

Nov 29, 2018

Description:

Brian Mooney, Guidance Counsellor and Gearóidín McEvoy from Motherfoclóir podcast discuss why so many students are getting exemptions in Irish.

What it's like to be a young woman in Ireland

Nov 29, 2018

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As part of our Women in Ireland survey, our reporter Siofra Mulqueen asked 6th class girls in Loreto Junior School if they think there is gender inequality in the country

George Michael Tribute

Nov 28, 2018

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Andrew Browning tells us about his George Michael Tribute Show at the Three Arena in December

The Future of Irish Universities

Nov 28, 2018

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Director General of the Irish Universities Association, Jim Miley, discusses the future of our universities with Jonathan.

The Irish Fairy Door Company

Nov 28, 2018

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Niamh Barry, founder of the Irish Fairy Door Company, speaks to Jonathan about the company's success and how it's being turned into a cartoon

Behind the scenes at a chocolate factory

Nov 27, 2018

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Newstalk Reporter Henry McKean goes behind the scenes at Butlers Chocolate Factory in Dublin.

The Capuchin Day Centre

Nov 27, 2018

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Brother Kevin Crowley discusses how hundreds of families queue for nappies and infant milk at The Capuchin Day Centre.

The travel writer who went to Trumpland

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

Tim Moore sets out to cross Trumpland USA in an original Model T Ford speaking to those who voted for Donald Trump along the way.

How to deal with shoulder pain

Nov 26, 2018

Description:

For our expert slot this week, Jenny Branigan, Physio at Total Physio, joined us in studio to help listeners with their shoulder problems.

Making a living in the publishing world

Nov 26, 2018

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Paul Howard, Liz Nugent and John Connell discuss what it is like to be an author in Ireland and how to make a living in the publishing world.

Coeliacs at Christmas

Nov 26, 2018

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Gill Brennan, Chief Executive of the Coeliac Society of Ireland & Sarah Keogh, nutritionist and dietician give tips to Coeliacs for Christmas.

Happy Christmas Pigin!

Nov 23, 2018

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Author Kathleen Watkins came into studio to tell us about her new book 'Happy Christmas Pigin!.

Black Friday and all its madness

Nov 23, 2018

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Jonathan Healy reports on the history of Black Friday and all of the madness that comes with it.

Music with Stuart: Bruce on Broadway

Nov 23, 2018

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Hot Press' Stuart Clark talks MARK KNOPFLER: new solo album, the Bruce Springsteen On Broadway album, Féile Classical – The Live Album

Christmas wine recommendations

Nov 22, 2018

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John Wilson, author and wine critic gives us the best wine recommendations ahead of the festive season.

Pete the Vet: animal hoarders

Nov 22, 2018

Description:

This syndrome has only recently been recognised, but everyone knows the type of individual. For example the local "cat lady" who shares her home with twenty cats.

Dating when you're over 50

Nov 22, 2018

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Charly Lester, Former Dating Editor with The Guardian tells us about the first ever dating APP in Ireland specifically targeting the over 50’s only.

Ireland's first female rally driver Rosemary Smith

Nov 22, 2018

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Rosemary Smith, Ireland's first female rally driver tells us about her life and her new book 'Driven'.

Better fracture care in Ireland

Nov 22, 2018

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We spoke to Dolores Lawlor-Pearson who first suffered a spinal fracture in 1996, when she was diagnosed with osteopenia and later osteoporosis & Dr. Donncha O’Gradaigh.

Should we ban high-calorie treats?

Nov 22, 2018

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UK campaigners have called for ‘traffic light’ labelling and ban on high-calorie ‘freakshakes’. We discussed with cafe manager Tomas Salmon and Dietician Orla Walsh.

Travel with Pol: Black Friday travel deals

Nov 21, 2018

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, travel editor with Independent.ie, gives us the best tips on some of the Black Friday travel deals this year.

Lesley Pearse's ‘The House Across the Street’

Nov 21, 2018

Description:

Best-selling British novelist Lesley Pearse joined us in studio to tell us about her new book 'The House Across the Street'.

Relationships: Disorganised attachment

Nov 21, 2018

Description:

Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist & author of ‘the mindfulness workout’ discusses disorganised attachment style in a relationship.

Death Of Sean Hughes Prompts Calls For Sepsis Awareness

Nov 21, 2018

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The parents of Finglas teen Sean Hughes want a massive public awareness campaign following his tragic death from sepsis in January

Can other countries teach us how to tackle obesity?

Nov 20, 2018

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Mike Gibney looks at how other countries can teach us a thing or two about tackling obesity.

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy: Older children and homelessness

Nov 20, 2018

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Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, an advocate for the homeless for more than 30 years, says imposing the shame of homelessness on older children is cruel.

The Coddling of the American Mind

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Jonathan Haidt, a social and cultural psychologist at New York University talks to Pat about misguided attempts to protect young people can hamper their development.

20th Anniversary of the biggest lawsuit settlement

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Newstalk's Simon Tierney brings us this report to mark the 20th anniversary of the biggest lawsuit settlement in history.

How much are we spending on emergency housing?

Nov 19, 2018

Description:

Architect Mel Reynolds went through his research on the housing crisis and the increasing cost of social housing rental supports.

Victoria Smurfit & her daughter Evie fight blindness

Nov 19, 2018

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Actor Victoria Smurfit and her daughter Evie are fronting a new fundraising campaign for Fighting Blindness.

Nano Nagle: The Life and the Legacy

Nov 19, 2018

Description:

Deirdre Raftery's Nano Nagle: The Life and the Legacy throws opens a new window on an unknown aspect of Irish social history.

The RMS Leinster and Mail Ships

Nov 16, 2018

Description:

Stephen Ferguson's new book 'Sorting Letters on the Sea'looks at mail ships and the RMS Leinster disaster

A History of the Northern Irish Border

Nov 16, 2018

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UCD Historian Conor Mulvagh charts the fascinating history of the Northern Irish border.

Music with Stuart Clark

Nov 16, 2018

Description:

Stuart Clark gives us all the latest music news including The Spice Girls, Maggie Rogers, The Good The Bad and The Queen and Fontaines D.C.

In Conversation with John Kerry

Nov 15, 2018

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With the release of his new book 'Every Day is Extra', John Kerry tells the story of his incredible life. He tells Pat about his life in American politics.

How do locals feel about new direct provision centres?

Nov 15, 2018

Description:

We talk to locals in Moville and Roosky after the Department of Justice confirmed that 180 asylum seekers would be moving to the two areas.

The World Needs UFOs

Nov 14, 2018

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With UFOs spotted off the Irish coast, Jonathan Healy delves into the phenomenon of UFOs and why they are a welcome distraction.

Ryan Tubridy's New Book!

Nov 14, 2018

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Ryan Tubridy drops by the office to discuss his latest foray into children's literature. The book concerns a very special sheep with a very colorful fleece...and Santa.

Rural Ireland in Decline

Nov 14, 2018

Description:

Two contributors from the TG4 documentary 'Tabú: Bánú nó Slánú' tell us about their efforts to revitalize their small rural towns.

California Wildfires

Nov 14, 2018

Description:

Craig Stuart Garfinkle, a Malibu based composer tells us about his experience amid the mounting destruction and death toll in California.

"If teens knew what I know, they would give up smoking"

Nov 14, 2018

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Henry McKean reports on living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Lyme Disease

Nov 13, 2018

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What is Lyme Disease? How do get it? Why is it so hard to diagnose? Dr. Jack Lambert explains all.

Childhood Bereavement

Nov 13, 2018

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In a powerful and honest interview, John Fitzsimons talks about coping following the death of his wife when his two children were just 4 & 6

Ireland's Commuter Hell - Newstalk's Commuter Diary

Nov 9, 2018

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Reporter Aideen Finnegan accompanies three typical commuters on their car journey to work

Child mental health services struggle for funding

Nov 9, 2018

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The south east of Ireland faces a crisis in funding mental health services for young people. Kieran Cuddihy spoke to people with first hand experience of the shortcomings

Music with Stuart: New from Muse

Nov 9, 2018

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Stuart brings us the latest new releases from Muse, Marianne Faithfull ad When Young.

Soccernomics with Simon Kuper

Nov 9, 2018

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On our visit to the Kilkenomics festival in Kilkenny we chat with author Simon Kuper about the money and economics behind the beautiful game.

Ernest Moniz on the world’s energy future

Nov 8, 2018

Description:

Former US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz spoke to us about the world's energy future.

Travel with Pol: Dubai

Nov 8, 2018

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, travel editor with Independent.ie gives us the best tips for Dubai.

Take That's 'The Band'

Nov 7, 2018

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Rachel Lundberg and Alison Fitzjohn star in the new musical 'The Band' featuring Take That music.

Plants that flower through the winter

Nov 7, 2018

Description:

Paraic Horkan - Horticulturist & Gardener - tells us about plants that flower through the winter.

Michael Collins, The Man and The Revolution

Nov 7, 2018

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Drawing on archives in Ireland, Britain and the United States, the authors Will Murphy & Anne Dolan question our traditional assumptions about Collins.

Have you got impostor syndrome?

Nov 7, 2018

Description:

Trish Murphy, Psychotherapist and columnist tells us what impostor syndrome is and how to know if you have it.

Dealing with pelvic floor issues

Nov 7, 2018

Description:

Mr Reza Kalbassi, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon discusses how Pelvic floor problems are common in Ireland & are very debilitating particularly in the female population.

"Its like a sardines can on Irish trains" Commuter Hell

Nov 7, 2018

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Henry McKean reports from the 17.32 to Newbridge. Ireland's Commuter Hell.

Patrick Gale's Take Nothing With You

Nov 6, 2018

Description:

In Patrick Gale's latest bestselling novel, Take Nothing With You, his main character is coming to terms with his sexuality while his mother explores then represses her.

Becoming an ‘expert’ patient

Nov 6, 2018

Description:

Wendy Costelloe and Derick Mitchell tell us about an expert patient - someone who fully understands how new medicines and procedures emerge, are regulated, and paid for.

How science was used to catch the mail bomber

Nov 6, 2018

Description:

Luke O'Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin shares the top science stories from across the world.

Bressie on his new children's book

Nov 5, 2018

Description:

Niall Breslin, Bressie, tells Pat about his new children's book 'The Magic Moment'.

How design can improve our mood and our creativity

Nov 5, 2018

Description:

Ingrid Fetell Lee tells us how to use our surroundings – design, colour and shape – to improve our moods, our creativity, our productivity and general wellbeing.

Walking in a world facing climate change

Nov 5, 2018

Description:

John G O’Dwyer, Chairman of Pilgrim Paths discusses walking in a world facing climate change.

Parents of baby Eibhlin, who died from cold sore virus

Nov 2, 2018

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Pat was joined in studio by John & Louise Wills, the parents of baby Eibhlin who passed away as result of the common cold sore virus.

Widows by Lynda La Plante

Nov 2, 2018

Description:

Lynda La Plante tells us about the film adaptation of her book - Widows is a heist film directed by Steve McQueen from a screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn.

Music with Stuart: U2, Barbra Streisand and David Gray

Nov 2, 2018

Description:

Stuart Clark, Deputy Editor of Hot Press talks U2 in the 3 arena and new music from Barbra Streisand and David Gray.

The reality of broadband in rural Ireland

Nov 1, 2018

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Jess Kelly reports on the reality of broadband in Ashford, County Wicklow.

Not allowing kids to own their own phones

Nov 1, 2018

Description:

Marie Clare Gorman, parent in Clarecastle National School tell us how the Clare primary school parents sign up to agreement to not allow kids own phones.

Michael Healy Rae on the power of talking

Nov 1, 2018

Description:

Michael Healy Rae, Independent TD for Kerry gives us an insight into his new book 'Time to Talk'. A book that is neither political nor a memoir.

"900 Halloween call outs." Dublin Fire Brigade HQ

Nov 1, 2018

Description:

Henry McKean meets young men with illegal fireworks & Dublin Fire Brigade responding to over 904 calls.

A new tale of Dracula

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

Dacre Stoker, great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker and J.D. Barker talk about their new book that is part Dracula prequel and part family history

Continuing a relationship after a loved one dies

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist talks about grief and why sometimes not letting go might be the way to move forward.

Cancer Survivor Emma Cassidy

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

We have followed Emma’s story since she was first diagnosed. She has now returned to work and joins Pat with her nurse, Louise Costigan, whom she nominated for an award.

A book to help kids with tech addiction

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

Peter Cosgrove has a new book to help kids outsmart their parents with fun jokes, puzzles and tricks, is designed to keep kids off their screens.

"I'm addicted to porn" young men & women speak

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

Henry McKean reports on the secretive world of porn addiction and how to get help. Warning: This podcast has adult themes.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Oct 30, 2018

Description:

Adam Dickinson, who plays Paul Simon, and Kingsley Judd, who plays Art Garfunkel, joined Pat to discuss their roles in the tour of the Simon and Garfunkel Story musical

34th Anniversary of the Boss' Born in the USA Album

Oct 30, 2018

Description:

Newstalk's John Fardy looks at the importance of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA album and why it's still relevant 34 years since its release.

Badger Baiting

Oct 30, 2018

Description:

Our reporter, Simon Tierney, takes a deeper look into the prevalence of badger baiting in Ireland today.

Brazilian Presidential Election

Oct 26, 2018

Description:

We look ahead to the Brazilian Presidential Election and discuss the likelihood of Jair Bolsonaro's getting elected.

Music With Stuart: Gavin James and Sinead O'Connor

Oct 26, 2018

Description:

Hotpress Deputy Editor, Stuart Clarke, joins Pat to tell us all the latest music news, including new releases from Gavin James and the upcoming Fleetwood Mac concert.

Cecelia Ahern's New Book

Oct 25, 2018

Description:

Cecelia Ahern talks to Pat about her latest book 'Roar', her prolific career and being a writer in 2018.

Cycle Safety

Oct 25, 2018

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Can footage taken by cyclists make for safer roads? UK police have been using footage in dangerous driving cases for years - would it work here?

Construction Safety Week

Oct 25, 2018

Description:

Dermot Bannon speaks to us about Construction Safety Week. Safety and health issues has progressed enormously in the construction sector in the past 18 years.

'We don't want to be split up from our brother'

Oct 25, 2018

Description:

Children & parents at Tyrrelstown NS, which has been closed because of structural damage, say that families and friends will be split up if they have to change schools

Gardening With Paraic: Pumpkins and Gourds

Oct 24, 2018

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Gardener Paraic Horkan joins Pat to discuss how to grow pumpkins and gourds - and how to carve them for Halloween.

Book: Over the Top by Nick Richards

Oct 24, 2018

Description:

"Nick Richards" aka Shane Healy and Mark Healy, tell Pat about their new novel about Windy and Chatty and their lives during the First World War.

Science With Luke: Stains on Clothes

Oct 24, 2018

Description:

Professor Luke O'Neill explains the science behind removing stains from clothes.

Single Use Plastic Legislation

Oct 24, 2018

Description:

Mindy O’Brien joins Pat to discuss the European Parliament's proposed new legislation that would ban certain single use plastics.

Nutrition and brain development during your life

Oct 23, 2018

Description:

Mike Gibney, former Professor of Food and Health, UCD, discusses nutrition and brain development across the lifespan, babies, adolescents, and older folk.

The Sunday Papers

Oct 23, 2018

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Joe Breen and Mark O'Brien discuss their new book 'The Sunday Papers' and how Sunday Papers have influenced social mores and political developments in Ireland.

Should we become vegan to prevent climate change?

Oct 23, 2018

Description:

Thomas Hubert, news correspondent with the Irish Farmers Journal & Oisin Coughlan, Friends of the Earth, discuss Mary Robinson's comments on climate change.

Gregor McGuckin on his trip sailing around the world

Oct 22, 2018

Description:

The 32-year-old Irish sailor was taking part in the Golden Globe Race 2018 - a solo, non-stop sailing race around the world - when his yacht was dismasted in a storm.

The Man who Moved the Nation

Oct 22, 2018

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Lisa Jennifer Collins, Author & daughter of Gerry Collins the man behind the famous QUIT campaign run by the HSE in 2014.

Travel with Pol: Boyne Valley

Oct 22, 2018

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Pol O’Coghnaile, Travel Editor, Independent.ie is just back from Boyne Valley and he tells us about the New Slane Distillery, coastal walks, only inland lighthouse.

"No one wants to say they're struggling" Everymum study

Oct 22, 2018

Description:

Henry McKean reports on a new study where mums admit they are happier, lonely, anxious & self doubting.

Music with Stuart: The Beatles, Picture This & Pink

Oct 19, 2018

Description:

Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark talks the Beatles, The Beastie Boys release new book and all the gigs that go on sale today.

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Oct 19, 2018

Description:

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid follows a Kildare farmer’s successful Supreme Court case against IDA Ireland and a compulsory purchase order of his home and land.

Carmel Harrington lived in a hotel for her latest novel

Oct 19, 2018

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Carmel Harrington tells us about her new novel 'A Thousand Roads Home'that deals with the housing crisis.

Anxiety in Ireland

Oct 18, 2018

Description:

Clinical Psychologist, Dr Claire Hayes joins us to discuss the levels of anxiety in Ireland, how to recognise anxiety, and how to cope with it.

Johnny Cash's Grandson, Thomas Gabriel

Oct 18, 2018

Description:

Eldest grandson of Johnny Cash, musician Thomas Gabriel, joined Pat to discuss his late grandfather as well as his own music.

Should religious education be banned from schools?

Oct 18, 2018

Description:

Michael Nugent, Chairperson of Atheist Ireland & Fr. Joe McDonald, Parish Priest, St. Matthew's Parish, Ballyfermot discuss religion in schools.

Will we ever find a cure for breast cancer?

Oct 18, 2018

Description:

Professor Donald P McDonnell discusses the research currently being undertaken on novel therapeutics for use in the treatment & prevention of hormonal responsive cancer.

Are men no longer necessary?

Oct 17, 2018

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Luke O'Neill of Trinity College Dublin questions will men no longer be needed? Mice are born to 2 mothers or using sperm made from skin cells.

Gender balance in Irish traditional and folk music

Oct 17, 2018

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Eleanor McEvoy and Niamh Dunne are involved in a movement to make folk and traditional music by all and for all.

The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O'Donnell

Oct 17, 2018

Description:

Author Paraic O'Donnell who went from writing late night fictional essays on Twitter to releasing his second novel joined us in studio.

Peter Casey's comments on the travelling community

Oct 17, 2018

Description:

Irish Independent Political Editor Kevin Doyle discussed Peter Casey's comments that the Travelling community shouldn't be recognised as an ethnic minority.

"Dublin has an epidemic rat problem"

Oct 17, 2018

Description:

Henry McKean reports on the rise of the rat population & how the rats are winning.

Graham Norton's 'A Keeper'

Oct 16, 2018

Description:

Graham Norton joined Pat in studio to talk about his new second novel 'A Keeper'.

The future of car ownership

Oct 16, 2018

Description:

Geraldine Herbert, Motoring Correspondent with the Sunday Independent, discusses whether will anyone own a car in 20 years time.

Play It Again, Des

Oct 16, 2018

Description:

Des Cahill, Sports Broadcaster & Author of ‘Play it Again, Des’ shares a rich collection of anecdotes from down the years.

The life of Thomas Cromwell

Oct 15, 2018

Description:

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Author of ‘Thomas Cromwell: A Life’ joined us in studio to discuss a critical figure in tudor history with his biographer.

Does identity politics undermine democracy?

Oct 15, 2018

Description:

‘Identity’ by Francis Fukuyama explores why identity politics is undermining democracy.

Richard O'Rawe's Northern Heist

Oct 15, 2018

Description:

‘Northern Heist’ by Richard O'Rawe is a fictional account of events surrounding the tiger kidnapping robbery in 2004.

Digital farms could help solve the global food crisis

Oct 15, 2018

Description:

Caleb Harper, the Principal Investigator and Director of the Open Agriculture (OpenAG) Initiative tells us all about how digital farms could help solve the food crisis.

Are high-rise buildings the solution?

Oct 12, 2018

Description:

Karl Deeter, Irish Mortgage Brokers and Frank McDonald,Former Environmental Editor with the Irish Times debate whether high rise buildings are the solution to the crisis.

Music with Stuart: Westlife, Kanye & Aine Cahill

Oct 12, 2018

Description:

Deputy Editor of HotPress Stuart Clark talks Westlife being back, BTS and 'Idol' and Aine Cahill.

Mary Kennedy's home thoughts from the heart

Oct 12, 2018

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Broadcaster Mary Kennedy joined Pat in studio to talk about her new book 'Home Thoughts from the Heart'.

President Michael D. Higgins vies for a second term

Oct 12, 2018

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President Michael D. Higgins joins Pat in studio as he campaigns to secure a second term in office.

How the housing crisis began

Oct 11, 2018

Description:

Paula Mayock and Ronan Lyons tells about the new public lecture series to consider how to understand a changing Dublin and influence plans for the city’s future.

The science of pain

Oct 11, 2018

Description:

Professor of Biochemistry at TCD Luke O’Neill looks at the underlying mechanisms of painkillers and are scientists any closer to developing better treatments for pain?

Dermot Bannon: adapting home design to technology

Oct 11, 2018

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Dermot Bannon discusses how designs must change to cope with smart home technology.

Killian Donnelly in Les Mis

Oct 10, 2018

Description:

Pat spoke to Killian Donnelly,starring role as Jean Valjean in the UK & Ireland tour of LES MISÉRABLES at Bord Gáis Energy.

Tim Pat Coogan: GAA & The War of Independence

Oct 10, 2018

Description:

Tim Pat Coogan, Historian and writer has written a book documenting the role of the GAA in the War of Independence.

Anxious attachment style in a relationship

Oct 10, 2018

Description:

Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist talks about Finding Mr or Ms Right - how understanding attachment style helps you avoid relationship dramas.

Has Dublin got a rat problem?

Oct 10, 2018

Description:

The long spell of hot weather over the summer led to increased rodent breeding and a city-wide rat infestation. We speak to Mannix Flynn, Independent Councillor.

Bringing more woman into the workforce

Oct 9, 2018

Description:

Geraldine King, President of the National Recruitment Federation spoke to Pat ahead of Budget 2019.

Preparing food for the party season

Oct 9, 2018

Description:

Gareth Mullins, Executive Chef at the Marker gives us tips on homemade finger food for parties.

How changing weather can affect your skin

Oct 9, 2018

Description:

Selene Daly, Dermatology Nurse Specialist, answers all skin related questions and how changing weather can affect your skin and cause flare-ups.

The Currabinny Cookbook

Oct 9, 2018

Description:

James Kavanagh and William Murray came in to talk about their new cookbook 'The Currabinny Cookbook' that celebrates Irish food.

How to get a better night's sleep

Oct 8, 2018

Description:

Deirdre McSwiney, cognitive behavioural therapist for insomnia joined us for our expert slot and give us some tips on sleep.

Walking the Camino

Oct 8, 2018

Description:

John G. O'Dwyer, Chairman of Pilgrim Paths Ireland tells us everything we need to know about Camino walks.

A family's worst nightmare

Oct 8, 2018

Description:

Carmel Doyle, Interim CEO The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and Maura O’Callaghan, mother to 3-year Tom O’Donovan joined us in studio.

Francis Brennan: A Gentleman Abroad

Oct 8, 2018

Description:

Francis Brennan recounts his journeys across the globe and the adventures and mishaps that ensue along the way in his new book 'A Gentleman Abroad'.

Travel with Pol: Christmas breaks

Oct 8, 2018

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, travel editor with Independent.ie gives us details on Christmas breaks- hotels, markets, Lapland trips.

Music with Stuart: Christine and the Queens

Oct 5, 2018

Description:

Stuart Clark talks Christine and The Queens - new album, Chris, The Cure playing at Malahide Castle and all the music tickets that go on sale today.

William C. Ryan's 'A House of Ghosts'

Oct 5, 2018

Description:

William Ryan, author of ‘A House of Ghosts’, tells us about his gripping new ghost classic story.

Eoghan Murphy: Housing crisis a National Emergency

Oct 5, 2018

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The Dail has declared the Housing Crisis a National Emergency. Pat spoke to Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy.

Limerick - first breastfeeding friendly city

Oct 5, 2018

Description:

Aideen Finnegan, Newstalk Reporter, reports on how Limerick has been declared the first breastfeeding friendly city in Ireland.

Alan Glynn's Under The Night

Oct 4, 2018

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Author Alan Glynn tells us about his new novel, Under The Night.

A solution to waiting lists for scoliosis sufferers?

Oct 4, 2018

Description:

Mr Connor Green, consultant orthopedic surgeon at Children’s University Hospital discusses the current position on scoliosis surgeries in Ireland.

Why are we easily scammed?

Oct 4, 2018

Description:

Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College, tells us about the five psychological reasons why people fall for scams – and how to avoid them.

Neighbours from hell

Oct 3, 2018

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We get expert advice on how to deal with your bad neighbours.

Gardening With Paraic: Autumnal Fruits

Oct 3, 2018

Description:

Paraic Horkan tells us about how to store fruits for winter and which trees and bushes should be ready for harvesting now.

Book: The Five Quintets

Oct 3, 2018

Description:

Poet Micheal O'Siadhail joins Pat to discuss his new book of poetry that looks back at great changes throughout history, and which he spent nine years working on.

Ireland's First Cannabis Cafe

Oct 3, 2018

Description:

We look at the first cannabis cafe to open in Ireland and try out some of their coffees and teas.

"Everyone does it." Kids buy online without permission

Oct 3, 2018

Description:

Henry McKean reports on the rise of online purchases & the huge success of Just Eat.

GPs free to opt out of abortion service?

Oct 2, 2018

Description:

As the Dáil prepares to debate the abortion bill Pat speaks to a GP who doesn’t want to perform abortions and feels his freedom of conscience is not being protected

Roddy Doyle on his new film 'Rosie'

Oct 2, 2018

Description:

The Irish author discusses his acclaimed film Rosie, that follows a mother trying to protect her family from homelessness.

A Life With Music War And Peace - Ed Vulliamy

Oct 1, 2018

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Ed Vulliamy talks about his new book When Words Fail: A Life with Music, War and Peace.

Soldiering Against Subversion

Oct 1, 2018

Description:

‘Soldiering Against Subversion’ is the first book to look at the Irish Army’s role in countering extra military activity along the border and across the island.

War Gardens:Searching for calm in the midst of conflict

Oct 1, 2018

Description:

Lalage Snow, author of ‘War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm’ tell us about her new book.

Could Bernie have beaten Trump?

Sep 28, 2018

Description:

Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife and advisor to Bernie Sanders speaks to Pat.

Music with Stuart: Metallica V The Cure

Sep 28, 2018

Description:

Stuart Clark, Deputy Editor of Hot Press talks about how the Cure and Metallica playing the same date next year.

Doctor's appointments over video call

Sep 28, 2018

Description:

Jason Brennan, psychotherapist and Director of Mental Health & Wellness at Video Doc joined us to tell us about Ireland's largest online doctor service.

Build Dublin City Library or more housing?

Sep 28, 2018

Description:

€45m is being invested into this new library in Dublin but some people are arguing that the money should be going into housing. Aideen Finnegan reports.

Lane Greene: Talk on the Wild Side

Sep 27, 2018

Description:

Lane Green discusses his new book on the constant evolution of language, and why grammar rules can never capture the extraordinary variety of ordinary usage.

Children with scoliosis forced to wait

Sep 27, 2018

Description:

We speak to Aaron Daly, the father of 12 year old Sophia who's been waiting for 16 months for her scoliosis surgery

Children with scoliosis forced to wait

Sep 27, 2018

Description:

We speak to Aaron Daly, the father of 12 year old Sophia who's been waiting for 16 months for her scoliosis surgery

'Every drug is easy to get in Limerick'

Sep 27, 2018

Description:

Cocaine use along the Shannon Estuary and people using crack cocaine in Limerick City are becoming a real scourge. Our reporter Barry Whyte has been to the county...

The Life of Frederick Douglass

Sep 26, 2018

Description:

Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave and our great abolitionist, forged an unlikely friendship right here in Dublin with your great liberator, Daniel O’Connell.

The Secret Life of Adults by Allison Keating

Sep 26, 2018

Description:

The Secret Lives of Adults invites you to audit and improve your seven key relationships, looking at how your past has influenced who you are today.

Should the big day out for First Communion be dropped?

Sep 26, 2018

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A parish in Co Carlow was at loggerheads with the Church after a decision was made to change how children celebrate their first communion in the area.

"Having a fag in active wear" What is Wellness?

Sep 26, 2018

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Henry McKean reports on the rise of Wellness in Ireland but what is Wellness?

Louise Hall: The Pilgrim

Sep 25, 2018

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Louise Hall spoke to us about her new book, a story about a father and daughter's pilgrimage to Medjugorje.

George Stagg and the death of his brother

Sep 25, 2018

Description:

George Stagg remembers the bizarre events surrounding the government’s hijacking of his brother Frank Stagg’s body in 1976, after his death on hunger strike.

The changing of the leaves

Sep 25, 2018

Description:

Autumn colour is perhaps the most striking of nature’s seasonal displays, Luke O'Neill explains how it happens.

Nutritional Supplements: Do We Need Them?

Sep 25, 2018

Description:

As the weather gets colder, talk of vitamin and mineral supplements increases as does talk of probiotic drinks. So how important are nutritional supplements?

Parents Under Pressure: Alcohol Addiction and Family

Sep 25, 2018

Description:

Those involved in Coolmine Theraputic Center discuss their parents under pressure programme for families dealing with addiction.

Jennifer Rock: The Skin Nerd

Sep 24, 2018

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The skin is an organ and in her new book Jennifer Rock teaches us how to respect it.

Rebecca Root and the Dublin Theatre Festival

Sep 24, 2018

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Rebecca discusses how she's making history as a transgender actor playing the role of a transgender character in a professional production on the Irish stage.

Robert Ballagh's Reluctant Memoir

Sep 24, 2018

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Robert Ballagh talks about his life as an artist in his new memoir.

Travel with Pol: Cobh and Spike Island

Sep 24, 2018

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, Travel Editor with independent.ie joined us on the show today to talk about Cork including Cobh and Spike Island.

Documentary: "The Life After"

Sep 21, 2018

Description:

Director of the Life After, Niamh Kennedy, joins Pat to discuss a new documentary that uses archive footage to tell the personal history of the Troubles.

Book: A Taste To Remember

Sep 21, 2018

Description:

Carole Beattie, whose husband has Alzheimer's discusses a new cookbook which contains recipes designed to bring people back to their childhoods

The Housing Crisis: How Can It Be Solved?

Sep 21, 2018

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Jonathan Healy reports on the latest of the housing crisis and if there's any way of solving it.

The Proposed Abortion Legislation

Sep 20, 2018

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Chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, joins Pat to discuss the proposed legislation on abortion that will be debated in the Dail next month.

“The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter” by Hazel Gaynor

Sep 20, 2018

Description:

Author Hazel Gaynor came into studio to chat to Pat about her new book 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter' and her experiences being a writer.

Spinraza Now: Living in Ireland with SMA Type 2

Sep 20, 2018

Description:

Frank Browne and Paul O'Malley and his daughter Grace, who suffers from SMA type 2, talk about the lack of availability of a necessary drug in Ireland.

Rural Ireland; is it all doom and gloom?

Sep 20, 2018

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Post office, pubs and shops closing, but is it all doom and gloom for rural areas. Our reporter Barry Whyte has been to Boyle to see what the future holds for rural towns

Can you survive on just potatoes for life?

Sep 19, 2018

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Luke O’Neill Professor of Biochemistry at TCD asks Is there a single food you could survive on forever?

Keeping your garden alive through autumn

Sep 19, 2018

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Guest: Paraic Horkan, Horticulturist tells us how to keep out garden alive during the autumn.

From the Corner of the Oval

Sep 19, 2018

Description:

Beck Dorey Stein, author of “From the Corner of the Oval” tells Pat about her book.

Can you make a relationship work after infidelity?

Sep 19, 2018

Description:

Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist & author of ‘the mindfulness workout’talks about making relationships work after infidelity.

Book: Falling for a Farmer

Sep 18, 2018

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Author Maura McElhone joins Pat to discuss her new book, which has been described as Bridget Jones' Diary meets All Creatures Great and Small.

Farmers, protect yourselves from skin cancer

Sep 18, 2018

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1/4 skin cancer deaths in Ireland are in farming and construction industries. Here's how to stay safe.

30 years at Merchants Quay

Sep 17, 2018

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CEO and Co-Founder of Merchants Quay Ireland Tony Geoghegan spoke to us about his time working for the charity ahead of his retirement.

An Ark of Light by Dermot Bolger

Sep 17, 2018

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Dermot Bolger came into studio to talk about his new book “An Ark of Light”.

Lynn Ruane's 'People Like Me'

Sep 17, 2018

Description:

Senator Lynn Ruane joined Pat in studio to discuss her new book 'People Like Me'.

Is there an alternative to violent gaming?

Sep 14, 2018

Description:

Newstalk's Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly investigates if there are alternatives to violent gaming.

Pete the Vet: animal welfare

Sep 14, 2018

Description:

Pete Wedderburn (Pete the Vet)talks about farm animal issues, stray horses, and dog/cat online sales.

Christina Dalcher's Vox

Sep 14, 2018

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Christina Dalcher, author of Vox talks about gender equality and the gift of language.

Are Irish rural pubs going to be wiped out completely?

Sep 14, 2018

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1500 rural pubs have closed in Ireland since 2005. But what does the future hold? Our reporter Barry Whyte has been to Leitrim, were 25% of pubs have closed in 12 years

How Fungie plays a role in preventing climate change

Sep 13, 2018

Description:

Our reporter Siofra Mulqueen looked at how sea life and the Irish coast has been impacted by climate change and the phenomenon of Fungie the dolphin.

Eason Book Club: The Shoemaker & His Daughter

Sep 13, 2018

Description:

Katherine Lynch, Mary O’Rourke & Brian Kennedy review The Shoe Maker and his Daughter by Conor O’Clery as part of the September Eason Book Club.

Freezing your eggs at 26

Sep 13, 2018

Description:

Jennifer Lannon is a 26 year old woman who has just frozen her eggs and is encouraging all young women to do the same.

Why the Brexit referendum result should be honoured

Sep 13, 2018

Description:

Gisela Stuart, leading Brexiteer and chair of Change Britain, talks about why the Brexit referendum result should be honoured.

Are you in love with a narcissist?

Sep 12, 2018

Description:

Iseult White, Management Consultant, Psychotherapist discusses what to do if you are in love with a narcissist.

What your handwriting says about you

Sep 12, 2018

Description:

Graphologist Emma Bache talks about her book 'Reading between the lines' - and how our handwriting can reveal a lot about who we are.

Humanology by Luke O'Neill

Sep 12, 2018

Description:

Prof Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry Trinity College Dublin talks about his new book 'Humanology'.

Emma Mhic Mhathuna on the Scally Report

Sep 12, 2018

Description:

Emma Mhic Mhathuna talked to us on the show ahead of the Scally report on the Cervical Check scandal.

"There are tears in my house" Should we ban homework?

Sep 12, 2018

Description:

Henry McKean reports on banning homework. As Irish schools change their homework policy following Finland because of stress & family arguments with little proven benefit

Continued Rise of the Far Right in Europe

Sep 11, 2018

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Professor Daniele Albertazzi from the University of Birmingham discusses the continued rise of far right political groups in Europe.

Healthy lunches to give your kids

Sep 11, 2018

Description:

Gareth Mullins, Head Chef with The Marker, gives us ideas for healthy lunches for children.

What can motorists expect from the Budget?

Sep 11, 2018

Description:

Geraldine Herbert, Motoring Corr with the Sunday Independent, discusses what people can expect from the upcoming Budget.

How to deal with stress in work

Sep 11, 2018

Description:

Caroline McEnery, Managing Director of the HR Suite talks about the best ways to deal with stress in work.

The Shoemaker and His Daughter

Sep 10, 2018

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Author Conor O’Clery and his wife Zhanna joined us in studio to talk about his new book 'The Shoemaker and His Daughter'.

Travel with Pol: Marrakech

Sep 10, 2018

Description:

Pól Ó Conghaile Travel Editor Independent.ie, tells us all about the city of Marrakech.

Former US President Bill Clinton

Sep 10, 2018

Description:

Bill Clinton joins Pat for an in-depth discussion on everything from the growing divide in American politics to the Irish Presidential election.

Former US President Bill Clinton

Sep 10, 2018

Description:

Bill Clinton joins Pat for an in-depth discussion on everything from the growing divide in American politics to the Irish Presidential election.

Former US President Bill Clinton

Sep 10, 2018

Description:

Bill Clinton joins Pat for an in-depth discussion on everything from the growing divide in American politics to the Irish Presidential election.

Kerry Kennedy

Sep 7, 2018

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At the Kennedy Summer School, Kerry Kennedy, daughter of assassinated Robert Kennedy, to talk about her work as a human rights lawyer, as well as her family.

Lynne Ruane

Sep 7, 2018

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Senator Lynne Ruane joins Pat ahead of her address at the Kennedy Summer School about overcoming adversity and challenges in our lives.

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Sep 7, 2018

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The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, joins Pat to discuss the likelihood of a general election.

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Sep 7, 2018

Description:

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, joins Pat to discuss the likelihood of a general election.

Cora Sherlock - "Freedom of Conscience" Campaign

Sep 6, 2018

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Cora Sherlock, a spokesperson for Love Both, joins us to discuss the organisation's new campaign to allow doctors absolute freedom of conscience when it comes to abortion

The Secret Life of Liquid

Sep 6, 2018

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Author Mark Miodownik talks about his new book 'The Secret Life of Liquid'.

Pete the Vet: The designer dog

Sep 6, 2018

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Pete the vet talks Designer breeds: from Cockerpoos to Goldendoodles to Jackaranians - are they healthier than pedigree dogs?

Inside St. Jame's Hospital

Sep 6, 2018

Description:

Dr. Darragh Shields and Sandra Pediesehi joined us in studio to tell us about the new series on Virgin Media that looks at life inside one of Ireland’s biggest hospitals

Relationships: Moving In Together

Sep 5, 2018

Description:

Psychotherapist Iseult White joins us to talk about the tricky subject of moving in together for the first time.

Cliff Oyster Festival

Sep 5, 2018

Description:

We discuss the properties of Irish oysters and look ahead to the Oyster Festival this month.

Book: Becoming Belle

Sep 5, 2018

Description:

Author, Nuala O'Connor, joins Pat to discuss her new book about a young woman in the late 19th century who defied social expectations

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy

Sep 5, 2018

Description:

Eoghan Murphy joins Pat to discuss the homelessness crisis and the possibility of moving Ireland into a long-term rental market.

'Baby on Board badges shame passengers to give up seat'

Sep 5, 2018

Description:

Irish Rail have branded the roll out of Baby on Board Badges on all public transport a success but have we got that rude we won't give up our seat for pregnant woman?

World Alzheimer's Month

Sep 4, 2018

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Prof Brian Lawlor from Dementia: Understand Together and Maire-Anne Doyle discuss the importance of people living with dementia staying connected with their communities

Deliciously Ella: The Plant Based Cookbook

Sep 4, 2018

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Ella Mills discusses her new vegan cookbook with Pat.

Impact of Post Office closures on rural communities

Sep 4, 2018

Description:

Our reporter Barry Whyte has been to the village of Gurteen in Co.Sligo. The post office there will close next month. But locals are fighting back.

Tips on home interiors & home staging

Sep 3, 2018

Description:

Natasha Rocca Devine, Interior Design Specialist gives the best tips on home interiors and home staging.

Leo Varadkar - A Very Modern Taoiseach

Sep 3, 2018

Description:

Niall O'Connor and Philip Ryan talk about their new biography about the Taoiseach.

Reflections on a Referendum

Sep 3, 2018

Description:

A looked ahead to Fr Joe McDonald and Deirdre Duffy discussion ‘Reflections on a Referendum’ at the Kennedy Summer School.

Little Changes That Can Make A Big Difference

Aug 31, 2018

Description:

Psychotherapist Trish Murphy joins Jonathan to discuss motivation; how to get it and how to keep it.

Ireland's First Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery

Aug 31, 2018

Description:

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Vincent Young performed the country's first minimally invasive procedure using the da Vinci XI robot and surgical system to assist.

Fanny Binder's fight for her son Sean

Aug 31, 2018

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Fanny Binder speaks with Jonathan about what she believes is her son's unfair imprisonment in Greece.

'Tears from the mammies.' First Day in School

Aug 31, 2018

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Henry McKean from Educate Together Donabate Portrane North County Dublin on back to school & the new junior infants.

I, Dolours

Aug 30, 2018

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We spoke to filmmaker Maurice Sweeney about his documnetary about IRA bomber Dolours Price which is based around a revealing interview she gave before her death.

Pete the Vet: training your dog

Aug 30, 2018

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Pete Wedderburn(Pete the Vet)talks about the most common reason for euthanasia of young adult dogs is bad behaviour, so it is so important to teach them the right skills.

Pensioner homelessness

Aug 30, 2018

Description:

Sean Defoe, Communicorp Group Political Correspondent, speaks to pensioners affected by the housing crisis.

Gardening With Paraic

Aug 29, 2018

Description:

Expert Gardener Paraic Horkan tells us all about which fruits and vegetables you can grow in your garden and how to prepare the garden for winter.

Science With Luke: Exploring the Sun

Aug 29, 2018

Description:

Professor Luke O'Neill from TCD joins Jonathan to talk about

Stephen Rea and Lance Daly on Black 47

Aug 29, 2018

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Actor Stephen Rea and director Lance Daly on Black 47, the first film set in famine times.

What to give your child in their school lunch

Aug 29, 2018

Description:

Elsa Jones Nutritional Therapist spoke to us about the best school lunch ideas as kids go back to school.

Is transition year worthwhile or a waste of time?

Aug 29, 2018

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Is transition year worthwhile in light of The SVP saying some schools are asking for up to €900. We spoke to Barbara Ennis and Brenda Power.

Tech with Jess: the best fitness wearables

Aug 28, 2018

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Jess Kelly, Newstalk’s Tech Correspondent, talks about the best fitness wearables.

Moving back to Ireland

Aug 28, 2018

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Founder of the Moving2Ireland site Ruairi Spillane spoke to us about his work for the numbers of people wanting to move back home.

The effect booze has on our expanding waistlines

Aug 28, 2018

Description:

Former Professor of Food and Health, UCD. Mike Gibney discusses the link between alcohol and obesity.

The ‘art’ of Stoma healing

Aug 28, 2018

Description:

Madeleine Grant, Stoma Care Nurse, explained what its like living with a stoma and workshops that focus on the art of stoma healing.

The disappeared of Cork

Aug 27, 2018

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More people disappeared from Cork alone during the 1920s than during the Troubles, Dr Andrew Bielenberg and Dr Padraig O’Rourke tell us more.

Travel with Pol: Day Trip to the Blasket Islands

Aug 27, 2018

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, travel editor with Independent News and Media tells us about Island holidays in Ireland - the Blaskets, Skelligs, Birdwatching on the saltees...

Better sleep routine for kids back to school

Aug 27, 2018

Description:

Lucy Wolfe, Paediatric Sleep Consultant & Author of The Baby Sleep Solution talks back to school and back to a better sleeping routine.

The Pope is a Holy man: Homeless mum of 7 Margaret Cash

Aug 27, 2018

Description:

Henry McKean reports on the Phoenix Park as the Pope seeks forgiveness for sexual abuse.

Music with Stuart: Prince, Jake Shears & Jubel

Aug 24, 2018

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Stuart Clark, Deputy Editor of Hot Press, talks all things music including new music from Prince, Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters and Jubel.

How to deal with early parenting dilemmas

Aug 24, 2018

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Trish Murphy, psychotherapist, tells our listeners how we can deal with early parenting dilemmas.

Are Irish women drinking too much?

Aug 24, 2018

Description:

Professor Frank Murray, Former President of Royal college of Physicians of Ireland and Journalist Niamh Horan talk about Irish womens' relationship with alcohol.

Pete the Vet

Aug 23, 2018

Description:

Pete the Vet joins Jonathan to talk about the dangers grass seeds and creepy crawlies pose to pets.

Falling - Not Just A Problem Of Advanced Age

Aug 23, 2018

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Dr Rose Anne Kenny from Trinity College discusses her research into falls, and the evidence that middle-aged women are more likely to suffer falls than we might think.

Catherine Corless on the Papal Visit

Aug 23, 2018

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Local historian, Catherine Corless, who brought the issue of the Tuam babies to light, speaks to Jonathan about why she has turned down an invitation to meet the Pope.

Ana Liffey Drug Project at Electric Picnic

Aug 23, 2018

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Dawn Russell from the Ana Liffey Drug Project joins Jonathan to discuss their initiatives at Electric Picnic next weekend.

The Reality of Being a Full-Time Carer

Aug 23, 2018

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Catherine Cox from Family Carers Ireland and Sinead Tighe, who cares full-time for her son, join Jonathan to discuss the realities of caring full-time for a family member

Mattie McGrath on the Papal Visit

Aug 23, 2018

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Independent TD for Tipperary, Mattie McGrath, joins Jonathan to explain why he's meeting the Pope before his visit to Ireland and give his views on Mary McAleese.

Are The Wheels Coming Off The PCP Wagon?

Aug 22, 2018

Description:

Sinead Ryan, Consumer Columnist with the Irish Independent, joins Jonathan to discuss the positives and negatives of PCP finance for new cars.

Book: Future Popes of Ireland

Aug 22, 2018

Description:

Author Darragh Martin joins Jonathan to discuss his new book, "The Future Popes of Ireland".

Pope Francis to Meet Abuse Survivors

Aug 22, 2018

Description:

Clerical sex abuse survivor, Darren McGavin & Maeve Lewis, Exec Director With One in Four speak about the announcement of Pope's meeting with abuse survivors in Ireland.

Helmets and Brain Injury

Aug 22, 2018

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Do you wear a helmet whenever you cycle? Dr Karen Foley explains why you should.

Tech with Jess: Back to college tech

Aug 21, 2018

Description:

Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly tells us the best back to college tech and wearables.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Aug 21, 2018

Description:

Sean Spicer, former White House Press Secretary talked to us about about his stint in the White House and what he has been doing since.

John Boyne's 'A Sky Ladder to the Sky'

Aug 21, 2018

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Author John Boyne talks about his new book 'A Sky Ladder to the Sky'.

a treasure trove of old TV memories

Aug 21, 2018

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Greg Molloy, runs Youtube channel killianM2 , we spoke to him about how he built his collection over the years.

What can the Government do about childcare costs?

Aug 20, 2018

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What can be done by the Government to change the expense of childcare costs. We spoke to Maria Bailey, Edgar Morgenroth and Victoria White.

"Bank holiday for the next six months" Ciaran Carey

Aug 20, 2018

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Limerick Hurling Legend Ciaran Carey on watching his nephew Cian Lynch winning an All Ireland title.

'A 2nd mortgage, I do shift work to pay for childcare.'

Aug 20, 2018

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Find out why Irish parents are struggling to pay tens of thousands of euro in childcare payments every year. What is the solution? Henry McKean reports.

HSE Series - Are our maternity services adequate?

Aug 20, 2018

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We take a close look at our maternity services and ask whether they’re adequate with Kate O’Halloran and Peter Boylan.

Music with Stuart: Aretha Franklin

Aug 17, 2018

Description:

Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark pays tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Can you date someone in the office?

Aug 17, 2018

Description:

Psychotherapist Trish Murphy talks dating a coworker, when to take the risk and how to do it discreetly.

Will Limerick win an All Ireland after 45 years?

Aug 17, 2018

Description:

Siofra Mulqueen visits Patrickswell in Limerick to gauge the hype ahead of the All-Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday.

Pete the Vet: animal cruelty

Aug 16, 2018

Description:

Following the kittens on frying pan video, Pete the Vet talks about animal cruelty, the law in Ireland.

Eason Book Club: You Were Made For This

Aug 16, 2018

Description:

Katherine Lynch, Mary O’Rourke and Brian Kennedy review August's Book of the Month 'You Were Made For This' by Michelle Sacks.

A holiday from hell

Aug 16, 2018

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Louise McBride, freelance journalist, tells her nightmare holiday experience in France.

Have we gone P.C. mad?

Aug 16, 2018

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Rónán Duffy, Reporter for thejournal_ie and Ian O’Doherty, Columnist with the Irish Independent,discuss if we have gone P.C. mad. For example, changing fairytales.

Gardening With Paraic

Aug 15, 2018

Description:

Paraic Horkan joins Kieran with all his latest tips for sprucing up your garden.

Clerical Sex Abuse Survivor Darren McGavin

Aug 15, 2018

Description:

Clerical Sex Abuse Survivor Darren McGavin discusses with Kieran the awful abuse he suffered from when he was 7 until he was 12 at the hands of Fr Tony Walsh.

Can we cheat death?

Aug 15, 2018

Description:

Professor of Biochemistry at TCD Luke O'Neill asks if we can we stop or reverse ageing?

Pat Shortt talks A Skull in Connemara

Aug 15, 2018

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Pat Shortt, Actor, Comedian & Writer talks about the new Martin McDonagh play he stars in 'A Skull in Connemara.

Is tourism taking over Dublin?

Aug 14, 2018

Description:

Frank McDonald, Former Environment Editor with the Irish Times and Richard Guiney, CEO of DublinTown discuss if tourism is taking over the city.

Tech with Jess: review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Aug 14, 2018

Description:

Jess Kelly, Newstalk’s Tech Correspondent gives us an exclusive review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 after her trip to New York.

William Wall's new mystery 'Grace's Day'

Aug 14, 2018

Description:

‘Grace's Day’ by William Wall is a mystery about race and her mother and sisters live on an island off the west coast of Ireland.

Are we becoming a welfare nation?

Aug 14, 2018

Description:

Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Examiner and Edgar Morgenroth, Professor of Economics in DCU discuss if we are becoming a welfare nation.

Letters to Lahinch - 'Does anyone remember me?'

Aug 14, 2018

Description:

Michael Vaughan, owner of Vaughan Lodge and Tom O’Sullivan, Lahinch native,spoke about the letter sent to the Clare Champion from an elderly man living in London.

Tech with Jess: An end to Seatwave and Get Me In

Aug 13, 2018

Description:

Jess Kelly, Newstalk’s Tech Correspondent gave us the lastest on Ticketmaster announcing that it will be shutting down secondary website Seatwave.

Justice for Joe Deacy

Aug 13, 2018

Description:

We spoke to the uncle of Joe Deacy who was tragically killed on a two week holiday in Mayo. Paul Deacy described the families heartache one year on.

A year of being the Rose of Tralee

Aug 13, 2018

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Dr Jennifer Byrne on her year as the Rose of Tralee.

Travel with Pol: Ireland's quirkiest places to stay

Aug 13, 2018

Description:

Pol O’Conghaile, travel editor with Independent.ie talks about the quirkiest places to stay in Ireland.

The Homeless Crisis

Aug 10, 2018

Description:

TDs Maria Bailey and Paul Murphy join Jonathan to discuss Dublin's ever-worsening homelessness crisis.

Relationships: End of Summer, End of Patience?

Aug 10, 2018

Description:

Relationships expert, Lorraine Hackett, joins Jonathan to discuss how at the end of the summer, parents are eagerly anticipating the return to school

Music with Stuart: Elvis, Foo FIghters and Mik Pyro

Aug 10, 2018

Description:

Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark gave us all the music news including a new album from Elvis, a new project by the Foo Fighters and a Mik Pyro gig.

How to cope with your family during the summer

Aug 10, 2018

Description:

Lorraine Hackett, Psychotherapist, gave us tips on how to cope with the family during the summer.

'The Alpaca took me for a walk.' Alpaca Trail

Aug 10, 2018

Description:

Henry McKean goes on an Alpaca Trek with K2 Alpacas in County Wicklow with Alpaca Joe.

An unlikely hero in World War I

Aug 9, 2018

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Richard Lanni, Executive Writer and Director spoke to Jonathan about the new animated movie capturing the heroic role of Sergeant Stubby in World War I.

The skeleton of the Irish giant

Aug 9, 2018

Description:

Professor of Biochemistry at TCD Luke O'Neill tells us about the skeleton of The Irish Giant.

What is the balconing craze?

Aug 9, 2018

Description:

Spanish Doctor Juan José Segura Sampedro tells us about the craze that British and Irish tourists are getting involved in and why he is campaigning to stop it.

The effects of casual smoking

Aug 9, 2018

Description:

Dr Des Cox, Paediatric Respiratory Physician and Chair of the Policy Group talked to us about their new anti-smoking campaign.

Pete the Vet: The trend of pedigree cats

Aug 8, 2018

Description:

Pete Wedderburn (Pete the Vet) talks about pedigree cats- are they starting the dog trend of suffering due to flat faces designed for cuteness not health?

The shortages of bees in Ireland

Aug 8, 2018

Description:

Professor Neil Rowan, Director of the Bioscience Research Institute at Athlone Institute of Technology discusses the shortage of bees and what the AIT is doing to help.

Tomás Ó Sé on hate mail in the GAA

Aug 8, 2018

Description:

Tomas O’Se, Five-time All-Ireland winner with Kerry, discusses abusive letters players and management receive from supporters and how it affects them.

Picnics and food for sharing

Aug 7, 2018

Description:

Head Chef with The Marker Gareth Mullins tells us the best food for picnics and for sharing.

How to mind your feet

Aug 7, 2018

Description:

Selene Daly, dermatology nurse specialist, talks all things feet and how to look after them.

Should we be replacing politicians with robots?

Aug 7, 2018

Description:

Alan Smeaton, Professor of Computing at DCU, looks at if robots can achieve the same amount that a politician can.

Observing the Zimbabwe Elections

Aug 3, 2018

Description:

Mary Lawlor from Frontline Defenders joins Jonathan to talk about going to Zimbabwe where she was an observer in the presidential election

Music With Stuart

Aug 3, 2018

Description:

Stuart Clarke joins Jonathan to tell us about all of this week's new music and must-see gigs

After Hours Emails

Aug 3, 2018

Description:

Employment Law Expert, Richard Grogan, joins Jonathan to discuss a business executive has been awarded €7,500 over being required to answer emails outside work hours

Downton Abbey's Catherine Steadman

Aug 2, 2018

Description:

We heard about the book Something in the Water, a debut novel of Downton Abbey actor Catherine Steadman.

Adam Doyle on his son Noah's battle with scoliosis

Aug 2, 2018

Description:

Adam Doyle, tells us his story about how his son Noah is on a waiting list for urgent scoliosis operation and Anne Rabbitte, FF TD Galway East also joined him in studio.

What should you expect when you get a rescue dog

Aug 2, 2018

Description:

Pete Wedderburn (Pete the Vet) tells us about what we should expect when getting a rescue dog.

Why are seagulls so big in the city?

Aug 2, 2018

Description:

Luke O’Neill, prof of Biochemistry at TCD talks about how new species are evolving in cities.

Why you should write your will

Aug 2, 2018

Description:

Bernadette Parte, Solicitor and a lecturer at the Retirement Planning Council on why you should write your will.

Gardening With Paraic

Aug 1, 2018

Description:

Paraic Horkan joins Kieran to tell us about reusing paper coffee cups to grow flowers.

Gardening With Paraic

Aug 1, 2018

Description:

Paraic Horkan joins Kieran to tell us about reusing paper coffee cups to grow flowers.

Finian McGrath Supporting Dr. Sam

Aug 1, 2018

Description:

Independent TD Finian McGrath explains to Kieran why he is lobbying on behalf of Dr Sam, a GP from North Dublin who has been convicted of tax evasion.

Elections in Zimbabwe

Aug 1, 2018

Description:

Martin Plault joins Kieran to discuss the potential outcome of the elections in Zimbabwe

The Life and Death of Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Aug 1, 2018

Description:

We discuss the fascinating life and death of Carlingford-born Thomas D'Arcy McGee who is hailed as a founding father of Canada and who was murdered in Ottawa by Fenians

The "Granny Grant"

Aug 1, 2018

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Barbara Scully joins Kieran Cuddihy to discuss the Independent Alliance's proposed new €1000 a year grant to grandparents who assist in childcare

Take Home HIV Kits

Aug 1, 2018

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Kieran Cuddihy tries a new over-the-counter HIV test that is now available in Ireland.

Could Brexit trigger a food shortage?

Jul 31, 2018

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Jay Rayner, Feature Writer and Restaurant Critic for the Observer Newspaper spoke to Kieran about the possibility of Brexit causing a food shortage?

Zimbabwe's First Post-Mugabe Election

Jul 31, 2018

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Kieran is joined by Martin Plaut, Research Fellow at the University of London and co-author of ‘Robert Mugabe’ to discuss these historic Zimbabwean elections.

Love Island - is it just mental candyfloss?

Jul 31, 2018

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Nosheen Iqbal joins Kieran Cuddihy to discuss the benefits of watching Love Island and the impact this year's series had.

Brett Bruen on Trump's approach to diplomacy

Jul 30, 2018

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Brett Bruen, President of the Global Situation Room and the director of global engagement in the Obama White House talks about Trump's approach to diplomacy.

Travel with Pol: Holidaying in Cyprus

Jul 30, 2018

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Pol O’Conghaile, travel editor with Independent.ie, is just back from Cyprus and he told our listeners where is the best places to go.

Family of Mark Burke renew appeal for information

Jul 30, 2018

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Noel Burke, Bernie Burke and Crime Editor Stephen Breen joined Pat in studio as they hold to renew an appeal for information on his death in 2014.

The Little Swedish Kitchen by Rachel Khoo

Jul 30, 2018

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Food writer Rachel Khoo tells Pat about her new cookbook 'The Little Swedish Kitchen'.

Music with Stuart: Pop rich list, U2 & Irish Country

Jul 27, 2018

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Stuart Clarke, Deputy Editor of Hot Press, talks U2’s new vinyl releases, the Pop rich list for 2018 and Northern Irish County sensation Catherine McGrath.

An Irish couple's nightmare during the Greece wildfires

Jul 27, 2018

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Kerry native, Chloe Sugrue, who escaped Greece wildfires, with her boyfriend Sean earlier this week. She spoke to Pat as they made their way back to the airport.

Do you ever get lonely?

Jul 27, 2018

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Trish Murphy, psychotherapist, talks about loneliness and trying to make friends.

'Pope Francis fridge magnet heaven.' Henry in Knock

Jul 27, 2018

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Henry McKean reports on Knock Shrine County Mayo getting ready for the Pope Francis visit in August.

Cycling across Australia and rowing the Atlantic

Jul 26, 2018

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Paul Gleeson, Author of the book “Crossing the Swell” joined Pat in studio to tell his story.

Is teaching abroad a good idea?

Jul 26, 2018

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Arthur Godsil, Former headmaster of St Andrew’s College, and Garrett O’Dowd, Co founder of Teach and Explore discuss teachers and career breaks and our education system.

Smurfit Kappa: the future of packaging

Jul 26, 2018

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John O’Loughlin,CEO Smurfit Kappa tells us about how packaging is changing. Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world

Sudbury School Sligo

Jul 25, 2018

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A new school is to open in Sligo - but it won’t have classes or a curriculum and the children get to make the rules.

Brother Peter Bray

Jul 25, 2018

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The President of Bethlehem University joins Pat to tell us what it is like to run a university in the West Bank

Why eating at your desk is bad for you

Jul 25, 2018

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Orla Veale, Director of The Wellness Crew, discusses the unhealthy habits of office culture.

Claudia Carroll's The Secrets of Primrose Square

Jul 25, 2018

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Claudia Carroll on her new book that is centred around a Dublin City centre square, with a LOT going on behind closed doors.

Are dog friendly events a good idea?

Jul 25, 2018

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Pete the Vet is going to the UK to do a dog friendly music festival so what are the pros and cons of dog friendly events?

The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch

Jul 24, 2018

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Author Paddy Hirsch talks about his new novel about a man seeking to find the truth about his father’s murder and stock market fraud in 1799 New York.

Are you skinny fat?

Jul 24, 2018

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Former Professor of Food and Health at UCD Mike Gibney on what it means to be skinny fat.

Why hasn't graphene changed the world?

Jul 24, 2018

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Professor Jonathan Coleman,Professor of Chemical Physics, Trinity talks about the miracle discovery 15 years ago - but what factors are preventing it changing the world?

Trump's Twitter Threat to Iran

Jul 23, 2018

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Donald Trump tweeted that the Iran should "never ever" threaten the United States lest they are prepared to face consequences few throughout history have known.

Why you should save a hen

Jul 23, 2018

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Susan Anderson, Little Hill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary founder on rescuing hens from factories and their huge success last year.

Have you trouble sleeping?

Jul 23, 2018

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Deirdre McSwiney, cognitive behavioural therapist for insomnia gives her advice for all our listener sleep questions.

Getting to Zero: A Doctor and Diplomat on Ebola

Jul 23, 2018

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Dr. Sinead Walsh and Dr. Oliver Johnson have written a book describing the massive challenges they faced while tackling the ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

Do you feel the pressure to get married?

Jul 20, 2018

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Trish Murphy talks about the pressure that can be put on people in relationships when others around them start to get engaged, buy houses, settle down etc.

Fitness for firefighters

Jul 20, 2018

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Dr Liam Hennessy and Firefighter Marc Mulhaire talked about the new programme that supports Tipperary firefighters health and wellbeing.

Music with Stuart: Jones, Grande and Cobain

Jul 20, 2018

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Deputy Editor for Hot Press Stuart Clark talks Grace Jones, Ariana Grande and Kurt Cobain.

'We don't care.' Why litter fines are not working

Jul 20, 2018

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Henry McKean reports on the litter blackspot of the North Inner City of Dublin.

Swang Song: the story of Truman Capote's downfall

Jul 18, 2018

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Kelleigh Greenberg Jephcott on the tragic story of the literary icon Truman Capote and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans.

Are we on the verge of a power revolution?

Jul 18, 2018

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Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity discusses if we will see someone make a big breakthrough in battery power to revolutionize society?

Facebook Moderators Controversy

Jul 18, 2018

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Ceri Isfryn, producer of Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network and Clare Fianna Fail TD Timmy Dooley discuss the Facebook moderation controversy.

Emilie Pine opens up in her honest and raw essays

Jul 17, 2018

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Author Emilie Pine joined Pat in studio to talk about her new collection of essays 'Notes to Self'.

Tech with Jess: Now TVs Smart Stick

Jul 17, 2018

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Newstalk’s Tech Correspondent Jess Kelly took a look at Now TVs Smart Stick and asking whether it can really rival Netflix?

Living on the same street for 80 years

Jul 17, 2018

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The Liberties Festival celebrates the unique culture, character and heritage of Dublin’s oldest quarter.We spoke to Liberties native and festival ambassador Josie Sheehan

The West abandoning its allies in Syria

Jul 16, 2018

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Robert Fisk, Journalist, on how the West abandoned its allies in Syria.

What's all the fuss over the name of a Sligo town?

Jul 16, 2018

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Sinead Durkan, Member of the Enniscrone place names committee , tell u about why Sligo residents are getting fussed over the name of their town.

How do CPOs work?

Jul 16, 2018

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Dermot Flanagan Senior Counsel discussed Compulsory Purchase Orders. How do they work? Who puts a price on your land? Is there room for negotiation?

The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive

Jul 13, 2018

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Paul McNeive on his latest book 'The Manhattan Project'. Could New Yorkers really be marketed to death with antibiotics and fast food?

Music with Stuart: Paul Simon & Longitude

Jul 13, 2018

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark discusses Paul Simon, Longitude & Let’s Eat Grandma

How the drought revealed a new monument at Newgrange

Jul 13, 2018

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Recent drought led to archaeological discovery of circular enclosure near Newgrange. Anthony Murphy, founder of Mythical Ireland, made the discovery when flying drones.

Ghost Riders by Mark Fenton

Jul 12, 2018

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The astonishing story of American GIs joining forces with German soldiers in the closing days of World War II to save the world's finest horses.

Tomi Reichental

Jul 12, 2018

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Born in 1935 in Czechoslovakia. He was sent to Bergen–Belsen concentration camp in 1944. He has lived in Dublin since 1959 and regularly talks to Irish schools.

Why are we so superstitious?

Jul 12, 2018

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Professor Luke O'Neill answers our questions. What is superstition? Why are people superstitious? The most common superstitions and classic Irish superstitions.

What damage as the heatwave done to farmers

Jul 11, 2018

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Kieran Cuddihy, Newstalk Reporter & Presenter of On The Record asked how the hot weather has impacted dairy/drystock/tillage/etc.

Imelda May: Trinity Summer Series

Jul 11, 2018

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Ahead of her performance at the Trinity Summer Series on Sunday 29th July Imelda May joined us in studio.

Is it worth having a presidential election?

Jul 11, 2018

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Sean Defoe and Terry Prone, Chair of the Communications Clinic ask is it worth mounting a campaign against Michael D // the political opportunities for other parties.

Tech with Jess: One Plus 6

Jul 10, 2018

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Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly gives us her review of the new One Plus 6 phone and answers all your tech questions.

The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

Jul 10, 2018

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Rukmini’s new book The Green Roasting Tin is the follow up to her successful first recipe book The Roasting Tin.

Should Ireland ban Israeli settlement goods?

Jul 10, 2018

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As Occupied Territories Bill goes before Dail Palestinians farmers travel to Cork to discuss the challenges of farming in the West Bank. Richard Chambers reports.

Sleep expert Lucy Wolfe

Jul 9, 2018

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Paediatric Sleep Consultant & Author of The Baby Sleep Solution Lucy Wolfe talks about all things sleep and gives advice to our listeners.

Ian Frazer: The inventor of the HPV Vaccine

Jul 9, 2018

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Head, Cancer Immunology Program, Faculty of Medicine at The University of Queensland and the inventor of the HPV vaccine Ian Frazer joined Pat in studio.

Could there be two sisters in Leinster House?

Jul 9, 2018

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Kate O’Connell’s sister Mary Newman has been added to Fine Gael’s ticket in Tipperary. We spoke to Mary and her sister Kate.

The memoir of an Irish Peacekeeper in Bosnia

Jul 9, 2018

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A first-hand account of the unimaginable horrors of the Bosnian civil war by Colonel Colm Doyle of the Irish Defence Forces.

Music with Stuart: Queen and Florence & The Machine

Jul 6, 2018

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark talks about Queen, Florence and The Machine and The Coronas.

A day in the life of a GP

Jul 6, 2018

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Richard Chambers looks at the day-to-day life for GPs working in an increasingly pressurised environment

Karen Bishop on her sister Jill's murder

Jul 6, 2018

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Jill Bishop was murdered coming home from a Halloween disco in Bray 1991. We spoke to her sister Karen Bishop.

Keeping your dog healthy in the heat

Jul 5, 2018

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Pete Wedderburn joined Pat in studio for his weekly slot.

Why are cities hotter than rural areas?

Jul 5, 2018

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Luke O'Neill, Professor at Trinity College Dublin explains why urbanised environments are three to four degrees hotter than surrounding non-urbanised areas.

How Irish people react to heatwaves

Jul 5, 2018

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Jonathan Healy reports on different aspects of the heatwave.

Should Michael D. Higgins serve a second term?

Jul 5, 2018

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Independent Senator Padraig O Ceidigh and Labour Senator Aodhan O’Riordain discuss whether there should be a presidential election or not.

The dangers of Henna tattoos

Jul 4, 2018

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Dermatology Nurse Specialist Selene Daly talks about the black paste used in these temporary tattoos may contain high levels of a chemical called PPD.

Planting to prevent garden crime

Jul 4, 2018

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Gardener Paraic Horkan tells us about the best planting techniques to prevent your garden from summer crime.

Plot 29: A Memoir by Allan Jenkins

Jul 4, 2018

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Allan Jenkins, editor of the Observer Food Monthly, digs in to his past, learning more about his absent parents and why he and his brother were taken into care.

Unquiet Graves: The story of the Glenanne Gang

Jul 3, 2018

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Sean Murray, Director, and Alan Brecknell, son of Trevor Brecknell talks about the documentary on the collusion and the Glenanne Gang.

Thailand cave rescue: Rescuer Ben Reymenants

Jul 3, 2018

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Pat spoke to Ben Reymenants, Belgian rescue diver involved in Thailand cave rescue.

How to make easy summer desserts

Jul 3, 2018

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Gareth Mullins, Executive Chef at the Marker, talks about making easy summer desserts.

Karen Perry's ‘Your Closest Friend’

Jul 2, 2018

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Author Karen Perry discusses her new book ‘Your Closest Friend’.

"He stands on the outside looking in"

Jul 2, 2018

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Rob’s son suffers from dyspraxia and has waited since he was 2 for an appointment - he is now 11. Rob tells us how this has affected him.

Should you report your neighbours for using a hose?

Jul 2, 2018

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Richard Boyd Barrett, People Before Profit TD for Dun Laoghaire, on reporting your neighbours who disobey the hosepipe ban.

All things Gin

Jun 29, 2018

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Festival Founder and drinks expert Oisin Davis tells us about the history of gin and celebrating Irish gin.

Music with Stuart: Gorillaz new album

Jun 29, 2018

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark talks about the new Gorillaz album,Alanis Morissette & Kris Kristofferson gigs.

'I love Harry & Meghan.' Dublin Royal visit details

Jun 29, 2018

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Henry McKean reports on the Harry & Meghan visit countdown on the 10th and 11th of July.

America's first spacewalking woman

Jun 28, 2018

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Kathryn Sullivan, First Woman to Walk in Space spoke to Jonathan Healy about future proofing our ocean economy.

Jamsie O' Connor & Cyril Farrell talk hurling finals

Jun 28, 2018

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Clare's Jamsie O'Connor and Galway's Cyril Farrell look ahead to the hurling finals this weekend as Galway take on Kilkenny and Clare meet Cork once again.

Filming in remote Arctic Islands for David Attenborough

Jun 28, 2018

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Photographer Doug Allan got permission to film sequences at the Kong Karls Land in the Artic for David Attenborough's Planet Earth series. Jonathan Healy spoke to him.

Pete the Vet: Keeping Pets Cool

Jun 27, 2018

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Pete the Vet joins us to tell us how to keep our dogs and cats cool and protected from the sun during this sunny, warm spell.

Gardening With Paraic

Jun 27, 2018

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Paraic Horkan joins us to tell us how to take care of our gardens during this spell of great weather

Language and the Oxford English Dictionary

Jun 27, 2018

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John Simpson, Former Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and author of The Word Detective, joins us to talk about language and his life as a word collector.

'It's ok to be not ok' Raggy Dolls Club #MentalHealth

Jun 27, 2018

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Henry McKean reports on Enda Murphy's new mental health movement, helping young people with anxiety.

Will Femivores be the New Food Trend?

Jun 26, 2018

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Mike Gibney joins us to talk about femivores - who they are and what they eat.

The Future of Urban Planning?

Jun 26, 2018

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We discuss the future of Ireland's regional cities with David Browne from the RIAI and architect Tony Reddy.

Eamon Mallie and "A Woman's Place"

Jun 25, 2018

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Eamon Mallie joins us to discuss his new documentary called "A Woman's Place" which is based off a painting of all current female women in the Oireachtas.

The Underwater Cameraman

Jun 25, 2018

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Undersea Cameraman, Ken O'Sullivan, joins us to discuss his fascinating job documenting the life that lives beneath the surface of our oceans.

Travel With Pol

Jun 25, 2018

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Pol O'Conghaile joins us to tell us about the wonders of Quebec.

Skin Care in the Sun With Selene

Jun 25, 2018

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Dermatology Nurse Specialist, Selene Daly, joins us to tell us how best to protect our skin from the sunlight during this spell of good weather.

Music With Stuart

Jun 22, 2018

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Stuart Clarke from Hot Press joins us to discuss this week's latest releases as well as Billy Joel's upcoming concert at the Aviva this Saturday.

Bandit Country?

Jun 22, 2018

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Dermot O'Leary from the NBRU and Barry Kenny from Irish Rail join Jonathan to discuss rising levels of antisocial behaviour on trains

Lord Mark Price

Jun 22, 2018

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Former UK Cabinet Minister Lord Mark Price joins Kieran to talk about the Brexit process as well as his new mission to make people happier in the workplace.

Pete the Vet

Jun 22, 2018

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Pete the Vet joins us to talk about Bring Your Dog to Work Day 2018

The World Cup and Multicultural Ireland

Jun 20, 2018

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Reporter Richard Chambers takes to the streets to find out how Dublin's multicultural population is engaging with the beautiful game's biggest event

Motoring With Geraldine

Jun 20, 2018

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Geraldine Herbert joins Jonathan to talk about everything you need to know if you're thinking of buying a 182 car.

Should Bus Pass Travel Be Banned At Rush Hour?

Jun 20, 2018

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Gerard Scully from Age Action Ireland joins us to discuss the possibility of banning bus pass travel at peak times.

Is Dublin's O'Connell Street being allowed to fail?

Jun 19, 2018

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It's now over three years since Clerys closed and concerns have been expressed about the state of affairs on the capital's main thoroughfare. What can be done about it?

HIV in Ireland

Jun 18, 2018

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Activist Robbie Lawlor discusses the increasing rates of those living with HIV in Ireland

Children's Literacy and Brain Development

Jun 18, 2018

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Ahead of the Building Resilience Conference this weekend, we discuss helping parents to understand how literature can positively impact on children's brain architecture.

Airport Boozing

Jun 18, 2018

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Ryanair has called for a ban on the sale of alcohol in airports before 10am in an effort to combat excessively drunken passengers.

David Norris and David Rudden on Bloomsday

Jun 15, 2018

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Senator David Norris and author David Rudden talked all things James Joyce ahead of Bloomsday tomorrow.

Music with Stuart: Taylor Swift is in town.

Jun 15, 2018

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark talks about Taylor Swift, Nile Rogers and Jorja Smith.

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony 'Win medals for mam'

Jun 15, 2018

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Henry McKean reports from Tallaght Stadium at the Ireland Games Opening Ceremony.

Eason Book Club: The Sun Does Shine

Jun 14, 2018

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Katherine Lynch, Mary O’Rourke and Brian Kennedy review Anthony Rae Hinton's The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row.

The story of Anthony Ray Hinton

Jun 14, 2018

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We heard the extraordinary story of Anthony Ray Hinton - the man wrongly imprisoned for 30 years in Alabama.

Animals and Tourism

Jun 14, 2018

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Pete the Vet tells us about the link between Animals and Tourism as the summer holidays approach.

Emer Martin's 'The Cruelty Men'

Jun 13, 2018

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Emer Martin is a California based Irish author and filmmaker and her book The Cruelty Men comes out June 19 - It is about Emer’s life story and continued activism .

Why don't students do so well in exams in the heat?

Jun 13, 2018

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Luke O'Neill tells us about the science of how heat impacts students during exams.

How Leaving Certs should study for their history exam

Jun 13, 2018

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Dr Conor Mulvagh UCD Lecturer in Irish History advised students how to write the exam: time allocation, how to structure an essay etc.

Healthcare or Handcuffs: Decriminalising drugs.

Jun 13, 2018

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The Ana Liffey Project is holding town hall meetings on Ireland's drug policy over the coming months. It comes as the Govt asks the public for views on possession laws.

Emily Hourican's 'The Blamed'

Jun 12, 2018

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Author Emily Hourican spoke to Pat about her latest novel 'The Blamed'.

The Happy Pears' 'Recipes for Happiness'

Jun 12, 2018

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David and Stephen Flynn, aka the Happy Pears, joined Pat in studio to speak about their new book, 'Recipes for Happiness'.

Brent Pope and Jamsie O' Connor on men's health

Jun 12, 2018

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Rugby pundit Brent Pope and All Ireland winning Clare hurler Jamsie O'Connor spoke to Pat with the launch of men's health week.

Nine Lives: My Time as MI6’s Top Spy Inside Al- Qaeda

Jun 12, 2018

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Author of ‘Nine Lives: My Time as MI6’s Top Spy Inside Al- Qaeda’ Aimen Dean tells us about his extraordinary story.

Housing Crisis: Adequate Housing UN Special Rapporteur

Jun 11, 2018

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UN Special Rapporteur for Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha and Niamh Randall of Simon Community on the ongoing housing crisis.

How to change your mind

Jun 11, 2018

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Michael Pollan talks about his book that looks at the renewal of research into using LSD to treat psychiatric issues.

'When you're drowning it doesn't look like drowning'

Jun 11, 2018

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Henry McKean reports on the 10 drownings in Ireland in 2 weeks and how to keep safe in the water.

Employing mums

Jun 8, 2018

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Founder of Employmum, Karen O’Reilly tell us about her website that finds flexible jobs for mothers.

Music with Stuart: Kanye's 'Ye' album

Jun 8, 2018

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark talks about Kanye’s new album and the new song from Buddy Guy featuring Keith Richards and Jeff Beck

Will Donald meet Kim?

Jun 8, 2018

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Jonathan Healy looks ahead at next week's controversial U.S./North Korea summit.

The Science of the Human Voice

Jun 7, 2018

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Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin Luke O'Neill tells us about the science of the human voice and how it works.

The best way to sit at your desk in work

Jun 7, 2018

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Director of Ergonomics at Spectrum Wellness Brian Crinion talks about the changes people need to make to their desk set-up when working to improve your posture.

Fire safety in the home

Jun 7, 2018

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Paul Melia talked about the possibility of tenants being evicted if they haven't a smoke alarm installed and Ruth Walsh from Dublin Fire Brigade talked about fire safety.

How to cope with the Leaving Cert

Jun 6, 2018

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Betty McLaughlin, Ian Power and Doireann Garrihy gave tips on getting through the Leaving Cert.

Michael Bloomberg at RCSI

Jun 6, 2018

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Pat spoke to Michael Bloomberg at the official opening of Europe’s most advanced healthcare education facility, based at RCSI

Book: 'That was when people started to worry'

Jun 6, 2018

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Nancy Tucker, author of ‘That was when people started to worry’talks about her personal experience with her eating disorder and the stories of women she interviewed.

How to train your dog to wear a muzzle

Jun 6, 2018

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Pete Wedderburn (Pete the Vet) talks about different types of muzzles, what dogs need muzzles and how to train your dog to wear one.

Summer's here but farms still suffering from bad winter

Jun 6, 2018

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THIS SUMMER MAY HAVE STARTED WITH WARM AND DRY WEATHER - HOWEVER, IT’S COME AS LITTLE CONSOLATION FOR FARMERS STILL REELING FROM THE LATE SPRING.

Inside South East Asia’s Organised Crime Wave

Jun 5, 2018

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Author Patrick Winn talked about his new book Hello, Shadowlands: Inside South East Asia’s Organised Crime Wave.

Emma Murphy on domestic abuse and awareness

Jun 5, 2018

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Filmed over two years, Emma Murphy Fights Back tracks the eponymous Emma’s journey to increase awareness about domestic violence and encourage other young women to speak.

Travel with Pol: off-radar home holiday destinations

Jun 5, 2018

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Travel Editor with Independent.ie Pol O’Coghnaile talks about off-radar home holiday destinations... i.e. 'forget cork and kerry, try this...' for fewer crowds.

"The strain is unbearable" - Donegal floods 9 months on

Jun 5, 2018

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Nine months on from devastating flash-flooding, we meet people still unable to return to their homes and the volunteers who have restored a waterfall & park to glory.

Demise of Catholic Church influence in Ireland

Jun 1, 2018

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In light of recent events, Newstalk's Jonathan Healy reports on the demise of the Catholic Church's influence in Ireland.

Identifying and preventing future running injuries

Jun 1, 2018

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DCU are conducting Europe's largest ever study of recreational runners to try and identify and prevent future injuries. We spoke to Enda Whyte and Dr. Kieran Moran.

Music with Stuart: Father John Misty & Lily Allen

Jun 1, 2018

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Deputy Editor for Hot Press Stuart Clark talks new music from Father John Misty, Gorillaz & Lily Allen.

Keeping your pet safe around a BBQ

May 31, 2018

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Pete Wedderburn, aka Pete the Vet,gave advice on the best way to mind your pets during BBQs.

What foods can you eat after the 'best before' day?

May 31, 2018

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Luke O’ Neill Professor of Biochemistry TCD talks about The ‘best before’ date on food and the oldest food ever eaten.

Lucia O' Farrell calls for inquiry into son's death

May 31, 2018

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Lucia O’Farrell, Mother of Shane O’Farrell has called for a public inquiry after her son's death in a hit and run seven years ago.

Overheating Economy

May 31, 2018

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Signs of overheating have begun to emerge in the Irish economy, the OECD has warned. Economist David McWilliams discussed this idea.

Should Home Economics be made mandatory in school?

May 31, 2018

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Reporter Siofra Mulqueen asked people how they are with practical life skills. Victoria White, Writer with the Examiner and Amanda McCloat discuss the proposal.

What it's like to be diagnosed with MS in your twenties

May 30, 2018

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Jordan Byrne spoke to Pat about her MS diagnosis at the age of just 20. Aidan Larkin from MS Ireland also joined them in studio.

Anna's story of life as a secret slave

May 29, 2018

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Anna tells us the harrowing tale of her abduction off the streets of London, followed by many years spent in slavery.

The Burning Chambers Book

May 28, 2018

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Author Kate Mosse discusses her book, The Burning Chambers, which is the first of a new trilogy, with Pat.

Surveying parents on demand for non-Catholic schools

May 28, 2018

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The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T. D. announced that parents will be surveyed on the demand for non-Catholic schools.

New Music From Paul Harrington

May 28, 2018

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Paul Harrington gives us a taste of his latest album.

The 8th Amendment has been repealed: What happens next?

May 28, 2018

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Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor INM, came into studio to discuss what happens now that Ireland have said yes.

Music with Stuart: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

May 26, 2018

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Stuart tells us the gig of the year takes place on Wednesday in the Royal Hospital. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Patti Smith - their first time together in Ireland.

How many stray dogs are put down each year?

May 24, 2018

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Stray dog statistics were released last week, and for the first time, they are down to less than 1000 dogs killed in pounds. Pete Wedderburn (Pete the Vet) spoke to us.

'Abortion makes you a mum of a dead baby' Travellers

May 24, 2018

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Henry McKean meets a group of Traveller women calling for a No vote. Stock Photo.

Are Iran and the US edging towards war?

May 24, 2018

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Following the US's stunning demands of Iran this week, we speak to Fawaz Gerges, Prof of Intl Relations at the London School of Economics,about where this road leads us.

History with Conor: A new insight on parition

May 24, 2018

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Dr Conor Mulvagh is here again to talk history, with a guest - Prof Sucheta Mahajan from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. And they have a new look at partition.

Ruth Maxwell

May 23, 2018

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Ruth Maxwell fended off an attacker after she was set upon while on her way to a Luas stop. Following his conviction she tells us her story.

Life After Joy

May 23, 2018

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Author gary Cunningham tells us about his new book 'Life After Joy', which tells his story of life after release from Mountjoy prison.

Chef John Torode

May 23, 2018

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MasterChef judge John Torode drops in to tell us about his new cookbook "Sydney to Seoul".

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful - a book on anxiety

May 21, 2018

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We spoke to Sarah Wilson about her new book 'First, We Make the Best Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety'.

Skin cancer:Should we be learning from the Australians?

May 21, 2018

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Adjunct Associate Professor from Cancer Council Victoria Craig Sinclair told us how Australia deals with skin cancer and what prevention should be taken.

Turkish journalist facing jail for her tweets

May 18, 2018

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Turkish Human Rights Journalist Nurcan Baysalhas been jailed for her ​writing and who is facing a trial again in two weeks time.

An exploration of the transhumanism movement

May 18, 2018

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Author of “To be a Machine”Mark O’Connell discusses his book looking at the transhumanism movement using tech to take the next evolutionary leap.

'I think they are going to call it off' #RoyalWedding

May 18, 2018

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Henry McKean reports with just hours to go before Meghan and Harry marry but things are strained.

Why is playing fetch with a stick so dangerous?

May 17, 2018

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Pete Wedderburn (Pete the Vet) talks the dangers of throwing sticks, and the safe alternatives that can be used.

Henry live at the Royal Wedding 'I love gingers.'

May 17, 2018

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Henry McKean is in Windsor ahead of the Royal Wedding as the homeless get moved on and fans camp out.

New Blanchardstown Mosque

May 16, 2018

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Dr Taufiq al-Sattar Dr Taufiq al-Sattar, a Dublin-based neurosurgeon pledged to build the mosque in memory of his late wife and children and plans have now been approved.

Living with IBD

May 16, 2018

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Clara Caslin, Aoife Mulhall and Dr. Glen Doherty talked about living with inflammatory bowel disease as part of spreading awareness.

Palestinian Ambassador on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

May 15, 2018

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Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland Ahmad Abdelrazek gives his reaction to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Unexpected issues with Driverless cars

May 15, 2018

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Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin discusses the unexpected issues with driverless cars.

Dairy farmers tell Henry how they plan to vote #8thRef

May 14, 2018

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Henry McKean met farmers from the Tipperary Town Mart who explained their take on the referendum.

'Total Re-think' with David McCourt

May 14, 2018

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David McCourt has written a book ‘Total Rethink’ on how we need to revolutionise our thinking in this ever changing world to succeed.

Michael Morpurgo author of ‘Private Peaceful’

May 11, 2018

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Oliver North - the new president of the NRA

May 10, 2018

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Matt Meyer, US Public Policy expert, tells us all about the new president of the NRA - Oliver North.

How to tell if your dog or cat has a toothache

May 10, 2018

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Pete the Vet explains why your cat or dog might have a toothache, and how to spot it.

Should Ireland introduce the right to die?

May 10, 2018

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After a 104 year old Australian Scientist traveled to Switzerland to end his life. We asked David Quinn about if the right to die should be introduced in Ireland.

Will we ever return to our glory days in Eurovision?

May 10, 2018

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Newstalk's Jonathan Healy asks if Ireland will ever return to the glory day in the Eurovision.

The removal of the Baptism Barrier

May 9, 2018

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General Secretary of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association Seamus Mulconry and former CEO of EQUATE Ireland Michael Barron discuss the baptism barrier.

Would injection rooms work in Ireland?

May 9, 2018

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Mannix Flynn, Dublin City Independent Councillor and Tony Geoghan, CEO Merchant’s Quay Ireland discussed the idea of injection rooms in Ireland.

Planning your gardening for the Summer

May 9, 2018

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Gardener Paraic Horkan talks planning your gardening for The June Bank Holiday and the Summer.

On the doors with the No Campaign

May 9, 2018

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In the second in a series of reports following canvassers in the 8th Amendment Referendum, our reporter Richard Chambers went to the doors with Save the 8th in Dublin 15

Melanoma Awareness Month With Selene Daly

May 8, 2018

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Dermatology Nurse Specialist, Selene Daly, joins Pat to discuss melanoma awareness month and to answer listeners' dermatology questions.

Book: From a Low and Quiet Sea

May 8, 2018

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Author Donal Ryan joins Pat to discuss his new book called "From a Low and Quiet Sea".

Yes and No voters make plans to come home to vote

May 8, 2018

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Over 40,000 Irish people abroad are eligible to vote in the 8th Amendment Referendum. Our reporter Richard Chambers speaks to people on both sides coming home to vote.

Do you know everything about asthma?

May 4, 2018

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Professor Stephen Lane and Sarah O’ Connor talk about asthma awareness.

Music with Stuart: Ed Sheeran's Irish residency

May 4, 2018

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Deputy Editor of Hot Press Stuart Clark talked about Ed Sheeran's nine concerts in Ireland in the next two weeks and ABBA's reunion.

We're all going on our summer holidays - dog included!

May 4, 2018

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Pete the Vet on taking your pooch on holidays - pet passports, vaccinations and more.

How will more advanced cars impact road safety?

May 3, 2018

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Dr. Edward Jones spoke to us about the new advancements of car technologies and how this could have an impact on our road safety.

Rural Crime: Fear of intimidation and repeat offences

May 3, 2018

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Newstalk reporter Richard Chambers looks at the fear and intimidation associated with crime as part of his series of reports on the issue.

Science with Luke -the ethics of brain tissues research

May 3, 2018

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Luke O Neill, professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, spoke about the ethics of human brain tissue research.

Natalia Karaczyn's family speak out after her death

May 3, 2018

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Rural Crime: The quarry raid

May 2, 2018

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Newstalk's Richard Chambers brings us his second report of his series on rural crime. He looked at how the motorway network was used by raiders to target homes.

Graphic posters outside maternity hospitals?

May 2, 2018

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Dr Jean Engela Dir of the Irish Centre for bio ethical reform discussed their posters outside maternity hospitals.

Canadian Transport Minister and his response to 9/11

May 1, 2018

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Canadian Transport Minister David Collenette oversaw Canada’s response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

Getting to know the symptoms of cervical cancer

May 1, 2018

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Robert O’Connor, Head of Research, Irish Cancer Society, joined us in studio to discuss the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer.

The women who called on the health service

May 1, 2018

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Newstalk's Jonathan Healy looks back at health scandals throughout the years.

Sting’s musical ‘The Last Ship’

Apr 30, 2018

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Joe McGann and Richard Fleeshman joined us in studio to discuss the new Sting musical 'The Last Ship' they are acting in in Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

Does Irish history have a future?

Apr 30, 2018

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Conor Mulvagh, Irish History Lecturer at UCD discusses does Irish history have a future.

Rural Crime: Laois and Offaly say enough is enough

Apr 30, 2018

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Our reporter Richard Chambers begins a series on crime in rural Ireland in Laois and Offaly, where many high-profile break-ins have shaken the community.

Relationship advice: Friends with benefits

Apr 27, 2018

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Psychotherapist Trish Murphy talks about the dangers of getting involved in something like this,whether it can ever just be a bit of fun etc?

Music with Stuart: Janelle Monae and Trip to Tipp

Apr 27, 2018

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Deputy Editor OF Hot Press Stuart Clark talks about funk and r&b singer Janelle Monae and the return of Trip to Tipp.

Mother's struggle for accountability after baby's death

Apr 26, 2018

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Roisin Molloy tells Pat about her son Mark’s death in Port Laoise Hospital in 2012.

The rise of football violence

Apr 26, 2018

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Newstalk's Jonathan Healy looks at the rise in football violence.

The collar v. harness debate for dogs

Apr 26, 2018

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Pete the Vet explores the lead debate: attach to the collar or the harness?

Life lessons from one of Hillary Clinton's top aides

Apr 26, 2018

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Former Communications Director for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign Jennifer Palmieri speaks to Pat about her new book 'Dear Madam President'.

Sepsis during pregnancy: Save the 8th Campaign

Apr 25, 2018

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Louise Dunleavy, participant in the “Save the 8th Campaign talks about having sepsis during pregnancy.

They're not going to blow it again are they?

Apr 25, 2018

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Economist Colm McCarthy asks the question: are they going to blow it again..

Silent Protest to protect cyclists

Apr 25, 2018

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Dublin Cycling Campaign member Kieran Ryan spoke about the'die-in' protest to take place outside Leinster House in order to protect cyclists.

Following “Dark Justice

Apr 24, 2018

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Nicola Bardon, Reporter with The Sun spent time with a paedophile hunting group “Dark Justice” in the UK.

How will the Shannon Water Scheme work?

Apr 24, 2018

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Jerry Grant, MD Irish Water spoke about how confirmed its intention to proceed with the River Shannon water supply project.

Will Pope Francis be coming to Knock?

Apr 24, 2018

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Damien Ryan,Fianna Fail Councillor, Padraig O Ceidigh,Senator and founder of Aer Arann and Fr Richard Gibbons spoke to Pat about the prospect of the pope coming to Knock.

Together For Yes campaign takes to the doors

Apr 24, 2018

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In the first of our reports following both sides of the Referendum debate: Our reporter Richard Chambers follows Together For Yes canvassers in Dublin.

Terminations for Medical Reasons campaign

Apr 23, 2018

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Arlette Lyons, co-founder of Terminations for Medical Reasons spoke to Pat about why she

‘Prince Harry: The Inside Story’

Apr 23, 2018

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Duncan Larcombe, Former Royal Editor of The Sun and author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story spoke to Pat about his book and the upcoming wedding.

Michael Dwyer's family to take case against Bolivia

Apr 20, 2018

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The family of Michael Dwyer will take a full case against Bolivia at the the The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. We spoke to his mother Caroline Dwyer.

Joseph O'Neill's Netherland

Apr 20, 2018

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Joseph O'Neill spoke to Pat about his appearance at the West Cork Literary Festival in July & his book ‘Netherland’

Confronting the fragility & impermanence of life

Apr 20, 2018

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Deirdre Quane spoke to Pat about her experience with terminal cancer and her remarkable positive attitude.

Special Olympics Collection Day changes lives

Apr 20, 2018

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Hear from athletes & volunteers trying to collect €500,000 on your street corner.

Are crazy cat ladies just a myth?

Apr 20, 2018

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Pete the Vet explores why crazy cat ladies exist in popular culture, and if animal hoarding is a real issue.

Author Chloe Benjamin discusses 'The Immortalists'

Apr 19, 2018

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American author Chloe Benjamin discusses her new novel 'The Immortalists'.

A personal journey through a medical abortion

Apr 18, 2018

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We speak with Laura, and she tells us about her own experience of travelling to the UK to undergo a medical abortion.

Johanna Maska & Doug Frantz on President Trump

Apr 18, 2018

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Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author Doug Frantz, and former aide to President Obama, Johanna Maska, join us to talk US politics.

The row of homes in Dublin's construction canyon

Apr 18, 2018

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What price progress? We meet the residents of a row of houses in Mayor Street Upper who deal with anti-social behaviour, noisy construction work and heavy footfall.

Returning a library book from 1938 at 5 cent a day fine

Apr 18, 2018

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Henry McKean asked will you ever return your book on time if there is no fine?

Damien Dempsey

Apr 17, 2018

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We enjoy a chat and new music with one of Ireland's great singer-songwriters, Damien Dempsey.

Gareth Mullins: Summer Cooking

Apr 17, 2018

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Chef Gareth Mullins joins to chat about the best foods to go for when the weather starts heating up.

Robert Fisk from site of alleged chemical attack Syria

Apr 17, 2018

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Robert Fisk reports on his visit to the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian military, in Douma.

How to Eat a Peach With Diana Henry

Apr 16, 2018

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Food Writer Diana Henry joins Jonathan to discuss all things food and her new cookbook called "How to Eat a Peach"

Ireland's Only Prima Ballerina

Apr 16, 2018

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Ireland's only prima ballerina, Monica Loughlin, joins Jonathan to talk about her fascinating life, her teenage years in Russia and ballet.

Music with Stuart: Cardi B

Apr 13, 2018

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Stuart introduces us to the new album from music's hottest property right now, Cardi B. There's also news on REM and the Arctic Monkeys.

David Baldacci

Apr 13, 2018

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Jonathan speaks to bestselling thriller author David Baldacci about his new book ‘The Fallen’, and the dark side of the United States which inspired it.

Why are kittens so cute?!

Apr 12, 2018

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Why do we find kittens so cute? Pete the Vet says it's quite a subconscious thing...

Hard border and the roots of an Irish boundary

Apr 12, 2018

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Darach MacDonald, author of ‘Hard Border: Walking Through a Century of Irish Partition’, talks to us about the history and future of the border.

Are our phones making us anxious?

Apr 12, 2018

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Are our phones making us anxious and changing the way our brains work? Dr Amy Watchorn, Senior Clinical Psychologist discusses.

Is extreme the new normal in weather?

Apr 12, 2018

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Will we see a return of the “Beast from the East” next winter? Evelyn Cusack of Met Eireann and Dr Mike Brennan of the National Hurricane Center have the answers.

Prof Louise Kenny on repealing the 8th

Apr 11, 2018

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Professor Louise Kenny, Consultant Obstetrician, explains why she believes the 8th amendment endangers the lives of pregnant women.

Aine Carlin - Cook Share Eat Vegan

Apr 11, 2018

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Aine Carlin is one of the UK’s best-selling vegan cookery author and has forged a unique niche for herself in the world of plant-based cooking.