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English, Current Affairs, 1 seasons, 3825 episodes, 3 days 12 hours 58 minutes
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Pat brings you the sharpest analysis of news and current affairs on the radio and fresh perspectives on the issues that will define a generation. Breaking news is interwoven with reflective news features and reports from a variety of reporters based across the country. Experts are on hand to guide listeners on everything from consumer and employment rights and health issues to savvy holiday options. And Pat is joined by all the best personalities from the entertainment world.
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A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum

We look back on the big news stories of the week in our Friday Forum. Joining Pat this morning was Gary Gannon Social Democrats TD for Dublin Central, Fianna Fail Minister of State for Mental Health & Older People Mary Butler  and Philip Ryan Political Editor, Irish Independent.  
23/02/202426 minutes 36 seconds
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Friday with Gareth Mullins

Gareth Mullins Executive Chef of The Anantara Marker Hotel will be here to talk us through 2 pasta classics - Spaghetti puttanesca and Cacio E Pepe.
23/02/20245 minutes 33 seconds
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GAA football and hurling at future Olympic Games?

Could we see GAA football and hurling at future Olympic Games? We discuss with Alanna Cunnane, Sports Journalist at Hersports.ie.
23/02/20247 minutes 35 seconds
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Rob Kearney will preview the Wales v Ireland

Rob Kearney will be here to preview the Ireland v Wales Six Nations game and Kathleen McNamee will have the rest of the weekend sport
23/02/202411 minutes 10 seconds
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How to prevent children from being recruited by drug gangs?

Are early interventions the key to saving children from being recruited by drug gangs? We speak to experts in the area. Joining Pat this morning was Nicola Tallant Investigations Editor for The Sunday World, Trina O’Connor Criminologist, John Lonergan  Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison. 
23/02/202426 minutes 14 seconds
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Two years on from Russian’s invasion of Ukraine

Tomorrow will be the 2nd anniversary of Russian’s invasion of Ukraine. We speak to James Elder, UNICEF spokesperson.
23/02/202412 minutes 21 seconds
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Siún Ní Raghallaigh resigns as Chairperson of RTÉ Board

Siún Ní Raghallaigh said her position was "no longer tenable" because it was "abundantly clear" she had lost confidence of Minister for Media Catherine Martin.For more reaction to this latest development Pat was joined on the show by David Davin Power  Broadcaster, Commentator and Former Political Correspondent for RTE and also Terry Prone  Chairperson, The Communications Clinic. 
23/02/202417 minutes 5 seconds
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A look at the latest saga involving the FAI

Shane Hannon will take a look at the latest saga involving the FAI and the recruitment of the Manager of the men’s team.
22/02/20245 minutes 54 seconds
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How disinformation is affecting the public's perception

We hear how disinformation and how mal information is affecting the public's perception on health and politics with Dr David Robert Grimes, Scientist and Author.
22/02/20247 minutes 13 seconds
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International graduates are kickstarting their careers in Ireland,

More and more young people are finishing up their studies, packing their bags and coming over to Ireland to kickstart their careers. Newstalk’s Jessica Woodlock has been looking into it for us.
22/02/20249 minutes 5 seconds
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Return of ‘Big Money Divorces’

New figures show a 71% increase in High Court divorce battles. We discuss this with Keith Walsh Family Law Solicitor.
22/02/202413 minutes 39 seconds
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Environmentally friendly childcare items

Jo Linehan Editor of the Climate Supplement at the Sunday Times Ireland gives parents tips and tricks on choosing environmentally friendly childcare items.
22/02/20247 minutes 31 seconds
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The effects on children after watching porn

The average child is seeing porn at age 9 – what is the impact of this on young people and how do we talk to our children about it. To discuss further Pat spoke to Dr Anne Kehoe, Past President of the Psychology Society of Ireland and Senior Clinical Psychologist.
22/02/202412 minutes 47 seconds
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RTÉ Oireachtas Committee says there is an overlap of witnesses with the Public Accounts Committee

 RTÉ Oireachtas Committee says an overlap of witnesses with the Public Accounts Committee is resulting in “negative public commentary”. We speak to Niamh Smyth, FF TD for Cavan Monaghan and Chairwoman of the Oireachtas Media Committee and also Jack Horgan-Jones, Political Correspondent with the Irish Times. 
22/02/202418 minutes 59 seconds
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Pat reports from Dublin 8 on the lack of green spaces for children and families

We are returning to a topic we have been covering on the show for a number of months that is  the lack of green spaces in Dublin 8.Sporting Liberties represents several local sports clubs involved in GAA, rugby, soccer and boxing in the Dublin 8 area, where 8,500 children are without a sanctioned green area to play sports. They have been lobbying Dublin City Council to engage with them on meaningful action on a green space for children to play on for the past decade.Pat took a trip to Dublin 8 to visit the local schools and have a look at the facilities that are available. 
22/02/202436 minutes 19 seconds
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Gardening: Preparing for spring gardening season

It is the ideal time to prepare for the busy spring gardening season. Paraic Horkan, Horticulturist & Keen Gardener, Graduate of the National Botanic Gardens brings us all the gardening tips and advice.
21/02/20249 minutes 29 seconds
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Author Cathy Kelly writes her 23rd novel

Author Cathy Kelly joined Pat in studio to talk about her new book 'Sisterhood' and her recent battle with breast cancer.
21/02/202412 minutes 10 seconds
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The impact disturbing online activity is having on young people

It's no surprise to learn that if a child has access to the internet they can potentially view anything. From gambling to graphic explicit content there are no boundaries.Our reporter, Josh Crosbie has been investigating this with the ISPCC
21/02/202413 minutes 43 seconds
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Inside Hollywood: The career of Samantha Morton

We take a look at the vast and varied career of Samantha Morton in this weeks 'Inside Hollywood' with Jen Gannon, Pop culture Journalist. 
21/02/20249 minutes 53 seconds
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Vincent Hyland, Author and Conservationist

Vincent Hyland, Author and Conservationist tells us what it takes to be a contender for Outsider Magazine’s Eco Person of the Year.
21/02/202411 minutes 1 second
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Efforts to use IVF to save the Northern White Rhino

On this week's 'Green Scene' Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland explains how women’s tears reduce male aggression in humans, and efforts to use IVF to save the Northern White Rhino.All with thanks to AIB.
21/02/20246 minutes 14 seconds
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Israel’s Ambassador to Ireland Dana Erlich

Israel’s Ambassador to Ireland Dana Erlich joined Pat in studio following the United States decision to once again veto a resolution calling for a ceasefire  
21/02/202423 minutes 8 seconds
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Referendums explainer from Ms Justice Marie Baker

Soon you’ll be asked to vote in two referendums, but what are you voting for? We get a referendums explainer with Ms. Justice Marie Baker Chairperson of An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s Independent Electoral Commission.  
21/02/202418 minutes 41 seconds
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Shortage of hotels a concern for tourism industry

The tourism industry are concerned about the lack of hotel availability in the country. We hear why from the CEO of Failte Ireland Paul Kelly.
21/02/202417 minutes 15 seconds
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Tech with Jess: Smart clothes

This morning on the show, Newstalk Technology Correspondent and host of Tech Talk Jess Kelly takes a look at smart clothes and what is available for you to buy.All with thanks to Viatel Technology Group.
20/02/20248 minutes 11 seconds
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The G20 foreign ministers meet in Brazil

The UK is set to call out Russia at a meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers in Brazil. Dan Bloom, Deputy London Playbook Editor for POLITICO brings us the latest.
20/02/20249 minutes 30 seconds
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The best travel hacks for this summer

Summer holidays are on the way. Megan Virgo Travel journalist will be giving us all of her travel hacks.
20/02/202410 minutes 13 seconds
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Is an early exposure to porn resulting in more cases of sibling sexual assault?

Is an early exposure to porn resulting in more cases of sibling sexual assault? Pat spoke to Christiane Sanderson, Psychologist and expert in child sexual abuse, domestic abuse and complex trauma about her new book on the subject.
20/02/202414 minutes 18 seconds
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Fewer than 5% of learner drivers surrender their licence following conviction

Fewer than 5% of learner drivers surrender their licence following conviction. We ask how can this system be better policed with Transport Consultant Conor Faughnan.
20/02/202419 minutes 39 seconds
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Russian forces take control of Avdiivka coke plant

Russia has taken control of Avdiivka, a town in eastern Ukraine. With the second anniversary of the war looming, we get the latest on the situation there with Ukrainian MP, Kira Rudik.
20/02/202412 minutes 32 seconds
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The RTE scandal rumbles on

Pressure is mounting on RTE to make public the details of exit packages. To discuss the latest on the scandal that just rumbles on was Terry Prone Chairperson of The Communications Clinic and David Davin Power Broadcaster & Commentator. 
20/02/202420 minutes 29 seconds
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Ask The Expert: Make up trends

Aideen Kate, Murphy, Makeup Artist and Founder of True Beauty makeup answers listeners all makeup related questions on this week's Ask the Expert .
19/02/202410 minutes 13 seconds
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What to do with embarrassing relatives?

Is no one good enough for your mother? Or is there inappropriate flirting over the dinner table? We’ll talk to clinical psychotherapist Stephanie Regan about what to do with embarrassing relatives.
19/02/202410 minutes 3 seconds
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New book: American Mother tells Diane Foley’s story of her son’s ISIS captivity

Ten years on from the public beheading of kidnapped American journalist, James Foley. His mother Diane along with Colum McCann tells the story of James’ time in captivity in in a new book 'American Mother'.  Pat spoke to Diane Foley and Colum McCann in studio this morning.
19/02/202420 minutes 5 seconds
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What are TikTok 'Lookism’ trends?

Why have TikTok beauty trends such as looksmaxxing and glow up challenges gone viral? To explain all we heard from Alexandra Ryan, Founder and CEO of Goss.ie.
19/02/20248 minutes 25 seconds
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Save money on your mortgage by switching

Mortgage rates hit a market record gap between the highest and lowest rates. Martina Hennessy, Doddl Mortgages tell us how you can save money on your mortgage by switching.
19/02/202417 minutes 39 seconds
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Minister Catherine Martin to meet with Kevin Bakhurst and Siún Ní Raghallaigh

Minister for Media Catherine Martin has requested RTÉ Director General Kevin Bakhurst and Chair of the RTÉ Board Siún Ní Raghallaigh meet with her in the Department. We hear from Niamh Smyth  Spokesperson on Arts and Culture. Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and TD for Cavan Monaghan and also Donal O'Donoghue, Managing Director Sanderson Recruitment. 
19/02/202417 minutes 4 seconds
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A report on the temptation to emigrate

Canada And Australia are hotspots for Irish emigrants, but should we give Ireland another chance before we pack our bags? Bella Finn sent us this report.
19/02/20248 minutes
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A timeline has been set for an Israeli offensive in Rafah

A timeline has been set for an Israeli offensive in Rafah. We get the latest on this with Duncan Bullivant  Special advisor to the Head of the Bosnia peace keeping mission, part of the UK mission to Kosovo in 1999 and CEO of the Henderson risk group, an international risk management advisory.
19/02/202413 minutes 12 seconds
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Henry McKean meets the stars at the Baftas

Our own Henry McKean was in London and on the red carpet for the Bafta awards and he spoke to Pat about the big winners and the stars he spoke too on the night.
19/02/202411 minutes 56 seconds
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A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum

We take a look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum. Joining Pat in the studio was Hugh O’Connell Deputy Political Editor of the Irish Independent & Sunday Independent, Richard Boyd Barrett  People Before Profit TD for Dun Laoghaire  and Lorraine Clifford Lee Fianna Fail Senator for Dublin Fingal. 
16/02/202419 minutes 54 seconds
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The latest on Israel’s raid of largest functioning hospital in Gaza

We get the latest developments on Israel’s raid of largest functioning hospital in Gaza with Hannah McCarthy, Freelance Journalist.
16/02/202415 minutes 10 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins

The perfect steak dinner, it can be made. Gareth Mullins joins us to talk through rib eye steak with chunky chips and peppercorn sauce.
16/02/20245 minutes 43 seconds
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Irish Casting Director Louise Kiely

The Irish casting director behind ‘Normal People’ and much more Louise Kiely, speaks to us about the new Oscars category for Best Casting.
16/02/202411 minutes 40 seconds
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We speak to the family of Bryonny Sainsbury

We speak to the family of Bryonny Sainsbury about the inquiry into their daughter’s death and what they are calling for. Speaking to Pat in studio was Chris and Alison Sainsbury, the parents of Bryonny.
16/02/202422 minutes 9 seconds
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From golden handshakes to golden visas

From Golden handshakes to golden visas. We hear about the scheme which granted residency in Ireland in return for 1 million euro with
16/02/20245 minutes 21 seconds
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Barry Whyte reports from Drogheda town

The largest hotel in Drogheda, The D Hotel, plan to move hundreds of asylum seekers into the premises from March 5th. Local politicians in the area were made aware of this on Wednesday, but what has the reaction been in the local area? Our Chief Reporter Barry Whyte finds out.
16/02/202415 minutes 4 seconds
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More on RTE's golden handshakes

It’s been revealed that payouts of €2.6 million were made to executives during Dee Forbes's time as Director General. We discuss the details with Fionnan Sheahan Ireland Editor with the Irish Independent.
16/02/202413 minutes 21 seconds
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Science: Can you become a morning person?

Are you night owl? Love to sleep late? Professor Luke O’Neill Professor of Biochemistry at the school of Immunology, Trinity College  asks can you become a morning person?
15/02/202410 minutes 23 seconds
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Can school uniforms influence how much exercise a child does?

Can school uniforms influence how much exercise a child does? To find out more Pat was joined on the show by Dr. Grace O’Malley, Senior Lecturer at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Clinical Lead of Childhood Obesity Service at Children's Health Ireland at Temple Street Hospital.
15/02/202410 minutes
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Travel with Pól Ó Conghaile

Irish Independent Travel Editor Pól Ó Conghaile is here to tell us what to expect when visiting the Kerry greenway and what tours and trips you should look out for.All with thanks to Ryanair.
15/02/20248 minutes 9 seconds
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Candidate for The Apprentice 2024 Maura Rath

Joining Pat in studio this morning was candidate for The Apprentice 2024, Maura Rath. We heard what it is like to be part of the popular series.
15/02/20248 minutes 32 seconds
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The Chief Executive of the HSE Bernard Gloster

Pat was joined this morning on the show by the Chief Executive of the HSE Bernard Gloster to discuss the plans to cut agency staff and focus on maximising productivity.
15/02/202424 minutes 42 seconds
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Controversy surrounding RTE continues

Controversy surrounding RTE continues as it’s revealed that former Chief Financial Officer, Breda O’Keeffe received €450,000 as an exit package. The announcement raises more questions, yet again, about governance and financial management within the broadcaster.To discuss further Pat was joined this morning by Ciaran Mullooly, Community development and tourism worker and also Dr Orla Linehan, Assistant Professor in Governance, Sustainability and Finance, University of Galway.
15/02/202412 minutes 26 seconds
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Discussing hair loss and the best way to tackle it

Professor Catriona Ryan Consultant Dermatologist with the Institute of Dermatologists discusses hair loss and the best ways to tackle it in this month's skin-deep series.
15/02/20249 minutes 5 seconds
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Social Democrats leader Holly Cairns

Social Democrats leader Holly Cairns joins us in studio. She talks to Pat about her party’s policies, why a merger with Labour won't work and why we need to be ‘realistic’ with voters about solutions to the housing crisis.
15/02/202420 minutes 21 seconds
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Gardening: Loveable plants to plant now

Paraic Horkan Horticulturist & Keen Gardener, Graduate of the National Botanic Gardens  shares advice loveable plants to plant now.
14/02/202410 minutes
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Who is the Democrat Tom Suozzi?

Two months on from the rare Congress expulsion, we’ll hear about Democrat Tom Suozzi who has replaced George Santos after last nights nail biting district election with Terry Sheridan Managing Editor, WSHU Public Radio.
14/02/20249 minutes 10 seconds
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A new self help booked 'Break Through'

A new self-help book entitled' Break Through' gives readers the practical steps to go from “stuck to unstoppable”. But what are the steps?   Pat was joined by its author Mark Fennell High Performance life coach. 
14/02/202410 minutes 24 seconds
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How good am I to my heart?

Caring for your heart this Valentine's Day. Dr Roisin Colleran Cardiologist with the Mater Private is asking people to care for their hearts in more ways than one this February 14th and consider "How good am I to my heart?".
14/02/20249 minutes 35 seconds
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Inside Hollywood: Five new romcoms

To mark Valentines day we review five new romcoms in this weeks Inside Hollywood  with Jenn Gannon, Pop culture Journalist.
14/02/202411 minutes 23 seconds
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New social media monitor to stop school principals being bullied

New measures and technology in place to protect principals being targeted by reputationally damaging content. Pat was joined on the show by Rachel O’Connor, National Association of Principals  and also Nicola Byrne RiskEye, CEO and founder.    
14/02/202414 minutes 37 seconds
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RTE in front of the Oireachtas today

RTE will be going in front of the Oireachtas today following their musical scandal. Fionnan Sheahan Ireland Editor with the Irish Independent brings us the latest.
14/02/202414 minutes 33 seconds
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Green Scene: Robot vine

Researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology have developed a unique robot which mimics some of the adaptive behaviours of climbing plants. Also up for discussion Canada’s sand tar where a new study show that air pollution impacts have been massively underestimated. Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland.
14/02/20246 minutes 56 seconds
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How are traffic lights set and controlled?

Traffic lights, how are they set and controlled, who is watching them and what are they doing? Conor Faughnan tells us in this week's commuter slot
14/02/202416 minutes 13 seconds
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“Boy done good” and other icks this Valentines Day with comedian Emma Doran

“Boy done good” and other icks this Valentines Day, a new comedy show and turning 40 all with comedian Emma Doran.
14/02/202410 minutes 29 seconds
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Early prison release expected for killers Tom and Molly Martens

Early prison release expected for killers Tom and Molly Martens. We get the latest from Ralph Riegel, Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent.
14/02/20247 minutes 40 seconds
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A rise in scabies cases

A rise in scabies cases, abetted by extreme shortages of treatments, is posing an increasing public health issue, Irish doctors have warned. We get more details from Selene Daly, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology.
13/02/202410 minutes 27 seconds
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Technology: Elon Musk facing tough questions about his Twitter takeover

This week, Jess Kelly takes a look at Elon Musk facing tough questions about his Twitter takeover and she also answers listeners technology questions.All with thanks to Viatel Technology Group.
13/02/202413 minutes 25 seconds
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Valentine food with Neven Maguire

Steak with roasted peppercorn sauce and chocolate pots to finish. Here with all your Valentine’s Day cooking tips is celebrity chef Neven Maguire.
13/02/202411 minutes 35 seconds
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The issues surrounding probate continue with long delays

The issues surrounding probate continue. We hear why delays are at a record high with our guest John Costello Solicitor.
13/02/202410 minutes 36 seconds
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Forced to remove a bike shed under threat of 12m fine and prison 

Forced to remove a bike shed under threat of 12m fine and prison. We hear from Clontarf resident Siobhan Kelly on her fight to keep her bike storage on her property. 
13/02/202417 minutes 12 seconds
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The HSE will cut down on agency staff by 250 million euro

The HSE will cut down on agency staff by 250 million euro in the hopes to convert workers to the HSE. We discuss this with Chris Luke Columnist with the Irish Medical Times and Retired Consultant in Emergency Medicine.  
13/02/20247 minutes 56 seconds
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A call to abolish the TV licence fee

Not paid your TV License fee? Well you might be granted amnesty, that's if Sinn Fein have their way. We discuss with Michael Healy Rae TD  Independent TD for Kerry. 
13/02/202412 minutes 22 seconds
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Galway, the city of traffic?

Galway, the city of traffic? We discuss why cars are regularly at a standstill and what is the solution? Pat was joined on the show by Counsellor Alan Cheevers Fianna Fáil Councillor for Galway City East and also Martina Callanan Deputy Chair, Galway Cycling Campaign. 
13/02/202417 minutes 46 seconds
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Palestinians are braced for an offensive by the Israeli army

In Rafah, more than a million sheltering Palestinians are braced for an offensive by the Israeli army. We get the latest from Hannah McCarthy a Journalist based in Israel.
13/02/202417 minutes 36 seconds
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Ask The Expert: On hearing loss

Hidden Hearing Audiologist, Enda Dooley was our expert this morning and discussed hearing loss and the best solutions for it.
12/02/202414 minutes 54 seconds
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Is Valentine's Day just a commodification of love? Or do we need our relationships to be acknowledged to survive?

Is Valentine's Day just a commodification of love? Or do we need our relationships to be acknowledged to survive? We discuss with Stephanie Regan, Clinical Psychotherapist.
12/02/20249 minutes 16 seconds
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Nita Prose on her new novel, The Mystery Guest

We speak to the author of the global bestseller The Maid' Nita Prose on her brand new book 'The Mystery Guest'.
12/02/202415 minutes 47 seconds
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A convicted sex trafficker on the run from Garda

A convicted sex trafficker on the run from Gardai, we’ll have the latest from crime journalist Paul Williams. 
12/02/20249 minutes 19 seconds
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The Kansas City Chiefs are once again Super Bowl champions

The Kansas City Chiefs are once again Super Bowl champions while it’s victory for Ireland at home in the Six Nations. All the sports news with Nathan Murphy.
12/02/20249 minutes 50 seconds
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A plan to bring construction workers home

“We need them here”, we discuss Minister Simon Harris’s plan to bring construction workers home.
12/02/202418 minutes 29 seconds
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One of America’s biggest names in auctioneering

One of America’s biggest names in auctioneering Mike Jones, President and Director of America’s Auction Academy joined Pat on the show as he has travelled from Texas to judge the new top auctioneer rostrum competition.
12/02/202414 minutes 39 seconds
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Two Israeli hostages have been rescued in a raid in Rafah

Two Israeli hostages have been rescued in a raid in Rafah amid reports of air strikes in Gaza. We get the latest updates from the CEO of Henderson group, Duncan Bullivant.
12/02/202413 minutes 2 seconds
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A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum

We take a look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum. Joining Pat this Friday was Senator Shane Cassells Fianna Fail Senator for Meath West, Verona Murphy TD Independent TD for Wexford and John Lee Executive Editor, Daily Mail Group Ireland.
09/02/202427 minutes 21 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins

Its times for Friday Food with Gareth Mullins and this week Gareth brings us a perfect pancake recipe.
09/02/20246 minutes 29 seconds
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Bad day for President Biden

The special counsel's report into Biden's handling of classified documents came to the conclusion that President Biden will not face any charges but should concern for his memory. We get the latest from Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer. Political columnist with the journal.ie.
09/02/202416 minutes 11 seconds
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European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness

European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness joined Pat in studio to discuss her crackdown on sanctions against Russia, the significance of a new EU anti money laundering agency and her future politics plans.
09/02/202415 minutes 39 seconds
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Ireland is preparing for the threat of electoral interference

Ireland is preparing for the potential threat of election interference from foreign governments and a “very challenging picture” lies ahead in 2024 and beyond, according to Art O’Leary, the Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission who joined Pat this morning on the show.
09/02/202413 minutes 24 seconds
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Search to find Westmeath bus passengers to check for measles outbreak

A hunt is underway to find passengers who travelled on the same bus as a Westmeath man with measles. We get latest from Ronan McGreevy,  Journalist for the Irish Times.  
09/02/20247 minutes 12 seconds
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Cocaine Nation: Frontline workers dealing with public who are on cocaine

All this week on the programme, we have been looking at Ireland's fascination with cocaine . We have heard from the users, the former addicts and those working to support them. This morning, our reporter, Josh Crosbie brings us a report from those working on the frontline and how they are dealing with the public who are on cocaine"
09/02/202411 minutes 34 seconds
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Dublin: Can’t go over it, can’t go under it and now, can’t go through it

Can’t go over it, can’t go under it and now – can’t go through it. We’ll be discussing the plan to ban cars travelling in the city center with Michael Pidgeon  Green party Councillor for Dublin Gabe  Cronnolly  and Independent Councillor and Member of Physical Impairment Ireland. 
08/02/202417 minutes 16 seconds
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Cocaine Nation: The harmful physical and mental impact of cocaine

As our cocaine nation series continues we hear about the harmful physical and mental impact cocaine has on people from Professor Colin O’Gara Head of Addiction Services at St John of God Hospital in Dublin and Clinical Professor of Medicine & Medical Specialties at the School of Medicine, University College Dublin.
08/02/202418 minutes 41 seconds
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Is over-exercising more than an obsession?

Is over-exercising more than an obsession? And how much exercise is too much?  To discuss Pat was joined on the show by Brian Keane Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist and author of “The Keane Edge'.
08/02/20248 minutes 20 seconds
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Israel have rejected Hamas’s proposal for a ceasefire.

Israel has rejected Hamas’ proposal for a ceasefire, but how realistic were its terms? Pat discusses this with Fawaz Gerges Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 
08/02/202411 minutes 30 seconds
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The first brain chip implant in a human 

The first brain chip implant in a human and the hidden benefits of viagra all up for discussion with Prof Luke O'Neill.
08/02/20248 minutes 3 seconds
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Sustainable alcohol options

We hear about some sustainable alcohol options with Jo Linehan Editor of the Climate Supplement at the Sunday Times Ireland.
08/02/20246 minutes 4 seconds
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Almost a third of new rents across the country are more than 2,000 euro a mont

Almost 30 percent of rent across the country is more than 2,000 euro a month according to 2023 figures from the Residential Tenancies Board. To get reaction to these figures Pat spoke to Eoin O’Broin
08/02/202412 minutes 36 seconds
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in studio this morning

New polls out this morning show the majority of voters think the country is going in the wrong direction. We put this and more to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
08/02/202426 minutes 31 seconds
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children have no places in school – are temporary classrooms the short term answer?

With parents still unable to secure secondary school places for their children for the upcoming academic year, some schools from Kildare, Wicklow, Dublin, Galway and Cork may provide temporary classrooms -how will this work in practice? Writing about this in the Irish Times this morning is Carl O’Brien who spoke to Pat this morning.
08/02/202411 minutes 2 seconds
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Gardening: Planting some spring colour

Paraic Horkan brings us some advice on getting some colour in your gardening this spring.
07/02/20248 minutes 4 seconds
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We debate the upcoming referendums

Two referendums will take place on March 8th 2024, International Women’s Day: on plans to remove the reference in the Constitution to the role of women in the home, and an expansion of the concept of the family.. We have a head to head debate with  Fergus Finlay Columnist with the Irish Examiner  and Estelle Birdy Writer & Spokesperson.  
07/02/202416 minutes 17 seconds
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EU Commission’s climate targets

A von der Leyen U-Turn, a meeting leak and controversial cutbacks. We get the latest on what’s happening with the EU Commission’s climate targets with Lauren Boland Climate Journalist with The Journal.ie .
07/02/20247 minutes 38 seconds
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Basketball Ireland will play against Israel in EuroBasket 2025 Qualifier,

Basketball Ireland will play against Israel in EuroBasket 2025 Qualifier, or they could face an 80,000 euro fine. We get the latest on this with Kieran Shannon, Irish Examiner Sports Columnist.
07/02/202410 minutes 46 seconds
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Green Scene Increasing arsenic levels in water and food?

Increasing arsenic levels in water and food? Dr Ruth Freeman Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland on this week's 'Green Scene'All with thanks to AIB.
07/02/20245 minutes 28 seconds
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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, Leader of the DUP

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, leader of the DUP on the prospect of an United Ireland.
07/02/202415 minutes 21 seconds
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Cocaine Nation: Two former cocaine users share their story

We continue asking if Ireland is a cocaine nation. Pat was joined on the show by two former cocaine users who share their stories. Speaking to Pat this morning was Conor Harris a former cocaine addict and also Sean Bryan who stopped taking cocaine a year ago. We hear their stories of recovery.
07/02/202422 minutes 20 seconds
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Safer Internet Day

We discuss Safer Internet Day and the launch of the Apple Vision Pro in todays tech slot with Ciara O'Brien  Irish Times business and technology journalist.
06/02/202410 minutes 2 seconds
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How allowing your child to get angry can prepare them for the real world

An angry child is a growing child. How allowing your child to get angry can help them to prepare for the real world. We get more details from Dr Elaine McCarthy  Child and educational psychologists.
06/02/20248 minutes 20 seconds
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A new dark academia thriller book by Rosemary Hennigan entitled “The Favourite”

A new dark academia thriller book by Rosemary Hennigan entitled “The Favourite” brings a new story to the idea of crime versus punishment. Rosemary joined Pat this morning on the show.
06/02/20249 minutes 59 seconds
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Bertie Ahern pays tribute to John Burton

Bertie Ahern pays tribute to Former Taoiseach John Bruton who passed away this morning.
06/02/20247 minutes 22 seconds
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The new pension system being introduced in 202

Retirement can be the beginning of the end; therefore, it is important to make the transition as smooth as possible.  We speak to Paul Kenny Retirement Planning Council Program Leader and former pensions ombudsman on this.
06/02/202418 minutes 58 seconds
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Just who is supporting a plan to reduce cars in the city centr

A plan to reduce cars in the city centre has received huge public support, but from who?  We discuss with Janet Horner, Green Party Councillor for the North Inner City and also Conor Faughnan, Transport Consultant. 
06/02/202414 minutes 51 seconds
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The lack of secondary school places

Lack of secondary school places becoming a critical problem for parents. To discuss this crisis, Pat was joined on the show by Jennifer Whitmore TD Social Democrats TD for Wicklow  and also Louise Fitzpatrick Spokesperson for Educate D8 School Action Group. 
06/02/20247 minutes 57 seconds
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King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer

King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, says Buckingham Palace. The type of cancer has not been revealed - it is not prostate cancer but was discovered during his recent treatment for an enlarged prostate.We get the latest from London with Enda Brady, TRT World Presenter.
06/02/20248 minutes 33 seconds
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Report: Cocaine use in rural Ireland

All this week on the programme we are going to be examining the use, impact and future of cocaine in Ireland. We will be hearing from those with first-hand experience and from health experts working on the frontline of drug addiction. We will start this series with a report from Josh Crosbie on cocaine use in rural Ireland.
06/02/202412 minutes
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A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum

A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum with our Friday Forum. Joining Pat this morning in studio was Mark Tighe  Senior News Journalist for the Sunday Independent, Neale Richmond Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment and Department of Social Protection and Lynn Boylan, Sinn Féin Senator.  
02/02/202422 minutes 8 seconds
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More students will secure degree courses outside of the CAO this September

More students will secure degree courses outside of the CAO this September due to expansion of alternative pathways initiative. But what does this mean for the existing CAO system? We ask the Minister for Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science in the Irish Government Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris this morning.
02/02/202425 minutes 28 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins

Chef Gareth Mullins talks us through how to make an orange cake with pistachio in today's Friday Food.All with thanks to Cully & Sully.
02/02/20245 minutes 36 seconds
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Family of Eve Cleary on their fight for more vigilance around risk assessment

21 year old Eve Cleary died hours after being discharged from hospital. Pat was joined on the show by Eve's mother Melanie about the case she took against the HSE and her family’s fight for more vigilance around risk assessment.
02/02/202413 minutes 8 seconds
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Keith Wood to preview this evening's Six Nations game

We were joined by Irish legend Keith Wood to preview the Six Nations which kicks off tonight and also to discuss what coming also in other sports at the weekend Kathleen Mcnamee, Digital Producer with Off the Ball.  
02/02/202412 minutes 16 seconds
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Ranelagh tops list of clamping blackspots

We hear why people are more likely to get clamped in Ranelagh on a Thursday. Speaking to Pat this morning was Ger Herbert, Motoring Editor & Columnist with the Sunday Independent.
02/02/20247 minutes 55 seconds
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New book “Why Can’t I See My GP?”

A new book titled “Why Can’t I See My GP?” looks at testimonials from GPs around the world and why they have reached a crisis point. Do we have the same problem as everywhere else? Pat was joined on the show by it's author Dr Ellen Welch, author and NHS GP and also Dr Illona Duffy, Monaghan based GP .
02/02/202415 minutes 30 seconds
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Payment cuts are coming down the line for Ukrainian refugees

Payment cuts are coming down the line for Ukrainian refugees. We get the latest from Craig Hughes Political Editor Irish Daily Mail. 
02/02/20246 minutes 33 seconds
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Boxed With John Fardy features ' American Nightmare'

Netflix true-crime docuseries American Nightmare that will leave you captivated and enraged features in this weeks Boxed with John Fardy.
01/02/20249 minutes 59 seconds
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The bad boys of football 

Following news of Marcus Rashford 12 -hour tequila bender, Shane Hannon reminds us of the bad boys of football 
01/02/20248 minutes 22 seconds
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The do’s and don'ts when it comes to financial planning

Paul Merriman Financial Advisor & Founder of AskPaul.ie   will be in studio to talk the do’s and don'ts when it comes to financial planning which is all detailed in his new book 'Money Made Easy'.
01/02/202417 minutes 22 seconds
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The world's first transport training facility for people with mobility issues

The world's first transport training facility for people with mobility issues is opening in April. Newstalk's Reporter Josh Crosbie we went to a preview of how it will work and transform travelling for people with disabilities 
01/02/202412 minutes 15 seconds
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A look into the report on RTE’s voluntary exit programme

Minister for Media Catherine Martin has said the report into RTÉ's voluntary exit programmes demonstrates an "appalling disregard for the principles of equity, fairness and transparency in the treatment of staff" We take look into the report on RTE’s voluntary exit programme and get reaction from Ciaran Mullooly, former RTE Midlands correspondent  and also Emma O’Kelly, Education Correspondent RTE.
01/02/202418 minutes 19 seconds
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David Sears’ Lost War Romance Juggernaut returns to Dublin Stage

David Sears’ Lost War Romance Juggernaut returns to Dublin Stage. David Sears’ rediscovered play set during the War of Independance, will be performed in Dublin Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre in Dun Laoghaire from Feb 8-10th from 8pm. Speaking to Pat this morning was Maia Dunphy, great niece of David Sears and also Kevin Stanton, Actor playing the role of Caption Dermot Barry.
01/02/20248 minutes 46 seconds
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The Deposit Return Scheme comes into effect today

The Deposit Return Scheme to recycle plastic bottles and aluminum cans comes into effect today but how well will it work? To discuss further Pat was joined on the show by Jo Linehan Editor of the Climate Supplement at the Sunday Times Ireland.  
01/02/202411 minutes 4 seconds
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Frustration amongst farmers has come to the surface

Frustration amongst farmers has come to the surface: We speak to the IFA about why they are taking to the roads this evening in protest. Joining Pat this morning was Francie Gorman President of the Irish Farmers Association.
01/02/20249 minutes 59 seconds
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Gardening with Paraic Horkan

Paraic Horkan, Horticulturist and Keen Gardener, Graduate of the National Botanic Gardens joins Pat today offering his best advice on pruning roses this time of the year.
31/01/202410 minutes 8 seconds
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Loved to Death: Can popular shows ruin real places?

In this interview, Pat hears about the backlash against "Emily in Paris" as locals graffiti filming locations like Place de l’Estrapade to protest tourist invasions. Paris-based journalist Hannah Meltzer, and Eoghan Corry, Editor of Air and Travel Magazine, weigh in on how popular shows impact real communities and whether this phenomenon could affect other locations.
31/01/202413 minutes 8 seconds
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Report: 40 years on from the death of Ann Lovett with Barry Whyte

Ann Rose Lovett, a 15-year-old student from Granard, County Longford, Ireland, tragically passed away on January 31, 1984, while in labour next to a grotto. The death of her newborn son occurred simultaneously. The circumstances of her passing significantly contributed to a critical nationwide discussion regarding childbirth out of wedlock.Newstalk Reporter Barry Whyte joins Pat to look back on tragic death of Ann Lovett, and the community she left behind.
31/01/202417 minutes 29 seconds
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Inside Hollywood: Jonathan Glazer

Jonathan Glazer is a director whose limited filmography over 23 years includes some of the most striking and bold filmmaking of the 21st century. Despite directing just four films, Glazer's work has left an indelible mark on modern cinema. Jen Gannon, pop culture journalist, joins Pat to explore the depth and impact of Glazer's films and his unique place in Hollywood.
31/01/202410 minutes 46 seconds
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The race is on: Dublin's bid for Anti-Money Laundering Agency

Pat investigates the competitive race to host the new EU anti-money laundering agency, with cities from Riga to Madrid vying for the prestigious position. Dublin has emerged as a strong contender, buoyed by the support of its representatives who believe in the city's solid case. Barry Andrews, Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin, joins Pat to provide insights into Dublin's bid and its chances against the backdrop of nine diverse candidates all aiming for the top spot.
31/01/20247 minutes 48 seconds
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Breaking point: are legal delays endangering doctors?

A critical report by the Medical Protection Society, highlights the severe impact of medical negligence case delays on doctors' mental health, driving some to suicidal thoughts. Scarlet O’Sullivan, a Senior Associate Solicitor specialising in medical negligence at Callan Tansey, joins Pat to unpack the findings
31/01/202412 minutes 11 seconds
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Green Scene: Tiny Giants - how microbes are shaping our health and seas

This week on Green Scene, Pat dives into the transformative world of microbes, spotlighting a new antibiotic discovery and their role in coral protection. Dr. Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland, joins Pat to discuss these microscopic powerhouses and their big impact on health and the environment.
31/01/20247 minutes 48 seconds
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Will Universal Music pull the plug on TikTok?

Pat and Newstalk Tech Correspondent, Jess Kelly examine Universal Music Group's (UMG) standoff with TikTok, threatening to pull its song catalog over claims of being "bullied" into a poor deal on music rights fees. They explore the impact of this conflict, the complexities of music rights online, and its consequences for both users and artists.
31/01/20248 minutes 31 seconds
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"If you're not funding the RSA, it's both a bad policy and a bad signal."

Conor Faughnan, Transport Consultant joins Pat this week to explain why the Road Safety Authority is asking the government for more financial support.
31/01/202412 minutes 24 seconds
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The best towns for work-life balance in Ireland

Castlebar has been named the best town in Ireland for work-life balance, a recent survey finds. Donegal Person of the Year Noel Cunningham, together with Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers, delve into what elevates Castlebar and similar towns. They discuss the key factors behind the high ranking and consider if relocating to Mayo is the key to achieving an ideal work-life balance.Noel Cunningham is also the Ambassador for Harvey’s Point and Country Living.
31/01/202412 minutes 40 seconds
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Tech with Jess: the latest IOS update

Jess Kelly, Newstalk’s Tech Correspondent talks to Pat about the latest IOS update, the biggest in years and she answers your tech questions.
30/01/202411 minutes 38 seconds
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Are more people moving abroad permanently?

Over the last year, we have heard that more people are making the decision to permanently leave Ireland but do the figures tell that story? Joining Pat to discuss how emigration is measured and analysed is Keire Murphy, Policy Officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute.
30/01/20247 minutes 8 seconds
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US Update with Marion McKeon

There has been no shortage of news when it comes to Trump in this American election year. US Correspondent for The Business Post, Marion McKeon weighs in on the latest happenings stateside.
30/01/202412 minutes 21 seconds
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Rishi Sunak declares he fasts for 36 hours but is this healthy?

Is intermittent fasting the latest trend in dieting? Orla Walsh, Registered Dietitian from Orla Walsh Nutrition joins Pat in studio to discuss the pros and cons of intermittent fasting.
30/01/202411 minutes 2 seconds
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Daily water use has grown by over 40 million litres in the Greater Dublin area

Uisce Éireann appeals to the public to conserve water as demand in Greater Dublin Area reaches critical levels - but how do you do that? Angela Ryan, Asset Strategy Manager for Uisce Eireann joins Pat in studio with an appeal to conserve water.
30/01/202414 minutes 50 seconds
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PRSI loophole could see employers paying staff more to take State pension

New PRSI Rules could see employers encouraging staff over 66 to take the State pension to split the benefit of lower PRSI charges. Munro O’Dwyer, Partner at PWC breaks it down for Pat.
30/01/202410 minutes 35 seconds
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Is Taylor Swift influencing American politics?

30 percent of Americans under 35 say they’d be more likely to back a Presidential candidate supported by Taylor Swift – But just how powerful is the singer? Fionnuala Jones, Host of the Flop Culture Podcast joins Pat to discuss the impact the global icon has on her fans.
30/01/202410 minutes 30 seconds
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'Inside the Crime' returns for a brand new season with Frank Greaney

Frank Greaney and his team are back with this award-winning podcast telling the story of Una Lynskey. The civil servant disappeared minutes from her home in 1971, and was later found in the Dublin Mountains. But who murdered her? Frank sits down with Pat to talk about the new series. Every Tuesday, a new episode will drop on GoLoud or wherever you get your podcasts.Listen to Episode One here: https://www.goloudplayer.com/podcasts/inside-the-crime-794
30/01/202416 minutes 47 seconds
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Record year for taxi driver complaints

2023 was a record year for the number of complaints against taxi drivers with overcharging, a refusal to accept cards as payment and bad behaviour among some of the incidents raised by passengers according to the National Transport Authority. Jim Waldron, Spokesperson for the National Private Hire and Taxi Association joins Pat to discuss the situation.
30/01/202414 minutes 43 seconds
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Breaking News: VHI price increase

VHI have increased their premiums for the third time in a year. Dermot Goode, insurance expert at Total Health joins Pat to explain how this may impact your health insurance.
30/01/20245 minutes 3 seconds
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60 people a day face prosecution for not paying TV licence

Ralph Riegel, Southern Correspondent for the Irish Independent spoke to Pat about the soaring rate of unpaid TV licences and prosecutions as the list of top RTÉ earners for 2022 is released.
29/01/202411 minutes 38 seconds
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Ask the Expert: Eye Health

This morning Pat was joined by Dr. Arthur Cummings, Medical Director and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Wellington Eye Clinic to address your vision needs.
29/01/202416 minutes 48 seconds
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Missing Persons or My Grandmother's Secrets with Clair Wills

When Clair was in her twenties, she learned she had a cousin she never met. Born in a mother and baby home in 1950's Ireland, her cousin grew up in an institution not far from where Clair grew up. Clair Wills, cultural historian and author, joined Pat in studio today to discuss her latest book.
29/01/202413 minutes 11 seconds
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A look back on the news stories of the week on our Friday Forum

We look back on the big news stories of the week in our Friday Forum. Joining Pat this morning was FG Senator Mary Seery Kearney Dublin South Central, Richard Boyd Barrett  People Before Profit TD for Dun Laoghaire Spokesperson for Housing and Further Education and Elaine Loughlin, Political Reporter Irish Examiner.  
26/01/202420 minutes 46 seconds
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World prepares to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

During the Holocaust, six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators.  As the world prepares to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday, our reporter James Wilson went to meet two survivors living in Ireland who miraculously survived the genocide. 
26/01/202411 minutes 51 seconds
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The hidden cost of hospital overcrowding

With hospitals across the country packed with trollies we examine the hidden cost of overcrowding  with Paul O’Connor, Consultant anesthetist and former clinical director of Letterkenny Hospital.
26/01/20248 minutes 19 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins

Chef Gareth Mullins will be talking us through how to make a spiced chicken with mint sauce in the air fryer.All with thanks to Cully & Sully.
26/01/20246 minutes 44 seconds
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State likely to suspend signing of new hotel contracts for Ukrainians

With the government likely to suspend the signing of new contracts with hotels to accommodate Ukrainians we examine the potential impact with Jack Horgan-Jones, political reporter with The Irish Times and also Lorraine Sweeney, Hotelier and Businesswoman.  
26/01/202415 minutes 27 seconds
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We look forward to a busy weekend of sport

We look forward to a busy weekend of sport with all the weekends FA cup action which sees Tottenham play Man City while Aston Villa travel to Stamford bridge. elsewhere the finals of the Australian open promise spectacle and the Women’s Super League sees some big clashes. 
26/01/20244 minutes 28 seconds
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How 3D printing can help with your feet issues

Podiatrist from the CureSpa Clinic in Goatstown joined Pat in studio this morning to explain how Having issues with your feet, 3D printing could provide the solution for yr feet issues.
26/01/20248 minutes 50 seconds
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Minister Pascal Donohoe on pay, policing and future of the party

Minister for Public Expenditure, President of the Eurogroup. Fine Gael TD for Dublin Central Pascal Donohoe joined Pat in studio this morning to discuss Pay, policing and the future of the party.
26/01/202424 minutes 27 seconds
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The science of taste

Taste is something we take for granted but what is the actual science of taste. Luke O Neill looks at taste, smell and what DNA has to do with it
25/01/202411 minutes 10 seconds
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Shane Hannon takes a look at the week that was Saudi sport

Shane Hannon takes a look at the week that was Saudi sportincluding Rafa Nadal’s Saudi deal and Snooker’s Saudi 23rd ‘Golden Ball.
25/01/20247 minutes 46 seconds
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Report: Anti social behaviour on our public transport

Our reporter Josh Crosbie met with passengers and staff of Dublin Bus to talk about safety and anti-social behaviour.
25/01/202412 minutes 7 seconds
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The business of: Gyms

This week Newstalk's Business Editor Joe Lynam takes a look at the business of gyms.All with thanks to Croke Park Meetings & Events.
25/01/20248 minutes 24 seconds
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Is it time we decriminalised drug possession?

is it time we decriminalised drug possession? We discuss this with Dr Garrett McGovern, Medical director of priority medical clinic in dundrum GP specialising in addiction medicine.
25/01/202413 minutes 3 seconds
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Sustainable holiday destinations

Jo Linehan, Editor of CLIMATE Sunday Times Ireland / Sustainability columnist Irish Country Magazine / Founder of GAFF Shop  shares some sustainable holiday destinations. 
25/01/20248 minutes 19 seconds
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Wedding trends for 2024

We hear the 2024 wedding trends to watch for newly engaged couples with Sara Kennedy Award Winning Expert Author/ Irish Wedding blog.
25/01/202413 minutes 38 seconds
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Continued fallout from Toy Show the Musical

Toy Show Musical doomed from the start, we hear about RTE’s latest woes with Fionnan Sheahan Ireland Editor of Independent.ie and also Niamh Smyth, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Arts, Culture & Heritage, Chair of Oireachtas media committee TD for Cavan Monaghan. 
25/01/202418 minutes 59 seconds
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Garden jobs after the recent storms

Paraic Horkan tells us what to do in your garden after the recent storms and the danger posed by dying ash trees.
24/01/202410 minutes 43 seconds
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Johnny Ward, Adventurer on his world travels

Johnny Ward, Adventurer & Blogger with One Step 4Ward is the only person in the world to visit every single country, climb the seven summits and reach both the north and south poles. Johnny joined Pat to chat about his adventures and future plans.
24/01/202413 minutes 18 seconds
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Most Dublin school children who drink obtain alcohol from their parents and other adults

A new report examining the nature and extent of alcohol use within North County Dublin found that most Dublin school children obtain alcohol from their parents and other adults. We discuss the report findings with David creed, prevention Coordinator of the North Dublin Regional drug and alcohol task force.  
24/01/20246 minutes 55 seconds
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New cars coming in 2024

Thinking of upgrading your motor this year? We hear about all the new cars coming in 2024 with Geraldine Herbert Sunday Independent Motoring Editor and Columnist.
24/01/20248 minutes 54 seconds
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The final draft text of the AI Act to be voted on today

The final draft of the EU’s AI act is due to be voted on today. We hear what is in the act and how might it impact us with Barry Scannell, Senior Solicitor with William Fry's Technology group and a member of the governments AI Advisory Council.
24/01/202417 minutes 12 seconds
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The three Oscar winners who refused their Oscars

We get reaction to 2024 Oscar nominees and we hear the story of the three Oscar winners who refused to accept their academy awards and why? Joining Pat today for this week's 'Inside Hollywood' was Brian Lloyd, Movies Editor for Entertainment.ie .
24/01/202410 minutes 31 seconds
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Donald Trump has won the key New Hampshire Primary

Donald Trump has won the key New Hampshire Primary, we get the latest with Larry Donnelly, University of Galway Law Lecturer and Columnist with the journal.ie .
24/01/202410 minutes 26 seconds
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How animals survive extreme cold

We hear about extreme measures animals survive extreme cold. Also up for discussion a new start-up using animal bones to make meat and cut carbon emissions. All to discussed in 'Green Scene' with Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland.All with thanks to AIB.
24/01/20248 minutes 52 seconds
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Israel and Hamas move closer to a ceasefire deal 

Israel and Hamas move closer to a ceasefire deal as the US carry out fresh strikes against the Houthis. We get the latest from Paul Rogers Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies, Bradford University.
24/01/202412 minutes 38 seconds
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Advice on how to claim your tax reliefs

Irish PAYE workers are missing out on millions in unclaimed tax reliefs each year, we have advice on how to get that money back! Pat was joined this morning by Olive O’Donoghue, Tax Partner, KPMG 
24/01/202412 minutes 2 seconds
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RTE Board to face calls to quit over Toy Show fiasco.

RTE Board to face calls to quit over Toy Show fiasco. Five current board members were in situ when the flop musical ran, with a loss of €2.2m. We get the latest on this with Fionnan Sheehan Ireland Editor at Irish Independent.
24/01/202410 minutes 55 seconds
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Tech with Jess: The new Samsung S24

The new s24 is here and Jess Kelly Newstalk's Technology Correspondent reviews it for us.
23/01/20249 minutes 33 seconds
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Dept of Education spent almost €3m posting wage slips last year

It cost the Department Of Education almost 3 million euro to post pay slips to staff last year, despite pledging to address these costs as matter of urgency in 2021, we hear why this matter hasn't been resolved with Paul McAuliffe, FF TD, Spokesperson on Social Protection and member of The Public Accounts Committee. 
23/01/202410 minutes 19 seconds
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What do the Irish have to look forward to in the Oscar nominations?

We talk to Brian Lloyd Movies Editor for Entertainment.ie about what Ireland should be expecting in nominations.
23/01/202411 minutes 6 seconds
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Grocery shops and pharmacies will have to accept cash

Grocery shops and pharmacies will have to accept cash as part of a new plan to keep physical money in the economy. Will this keep a cashless society at bay? We discuss with Vincent Jennings  CEO of The Convenience Stores & Newsagents Association of Ireland and also Elaine Burke Science and Technology Journalist & Host of For Tech’s Sake Podcast.  
23/01/202411 minutes 44 seconds
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What kind of etiquette do we expect at gigs?

Performers running late, taking videos and talking during quiet songs. Just what kind of etiquette do we expect at gigs? To discuss Pat was joined by Claire Beck, DJ and Today FM presenter.
23/01/20249 minutes 8 seconds
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The Israeli army says 24 of its soldiers were killed in Gaza on Monday

The Israeli army says 24 of its soldiers were killed in Gaza on Monday - making it the deadliest day for Israeli forces since the start of their ground operation, we'll speak to Scott Lucas , Professor and Political Analyst at the Clinton Institute, UCD.
23/01/20248 minutes 40 seconds
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Kids in Irish schools are more bilingual than ever

Kids in Irish schools are more bilingual than ever before with Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Afrikans and Zula being heard in the classroom. Some children are translating for their parents and picking up English within a year. Studies show switching between two or more languages improves our attention, planning, memory and problem solving skills. Henry McKean visited St Laurence O'Toole's in Dublin 1 where more than 10 languages are spoken. 
23/01/202411 minutes 20 seconds
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Nicola Sturgeon is under pressure as Covid families 'considering' criminal probe

Nicola Sturgeon is under pressure as Covid families are 'considering' criminal probe. We get the latest on this with Catriona Stewart, Columnist with The Herald.
23/01/202410 minutes 45 seconds
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Fashion influencer Emma McEvoy aka Emma Noodle

Fashion influencer Emma McEvoy aka Emma Noodle tells us about taking the plunge into being a full-time fashion content creator.
23/01/202410 minutes 27 seconds
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Are cars getting too big for the road?

According to a new report, new cars are growing wider by 1cm every two years, what does that mean for our roads, parking spaces and pedestrians? We hear from Shane O'Dongohue Motoring Correspondent and editor of completecar.ie.
23/01/202411 minutes 21 seconds
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Ask The Expert: How do our brains work?

 Our expert this morning was Timothy Lynch Consultant neurologist at the Mater hospital and Clinical Director of the Dublin Neurological Institute and we hear all about the inner workings of the brain.
22/01/202415 minutes 22 seconds
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How do we set boundaries with our housemates?

Dirty dishes, clothes everywhere and loud noises, how do we set boundaries with our housemates?   We get advice from Stephanie Regan Clinical Psychotherapist.
22/01/202411 minutes 1 second
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Ron DeSantis has ended his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination

Ron DeSantis has ended his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination and endorsed his rival, Donald Trump. This now leaves Nikki Haley as Trump’s main opponent for the nomination. We get the latest from Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer at the University of Galway and Columnist with the Journal.
22/01/202411 minutes 41 seconds
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Top tips for renewing your health insurance cover

Struggling to renew or set up your health insurance? We will have the top tips for you with Dermot Goode Of Total Health Cover (A Lockton Company). 
22/01/202416 minutes 14 seconds
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Jackie and Coco: A new documentary on Coco's Law and how it came to be

2021 marked the first time in the history of the State that a law was passed with someone's name ascribed to it. Coco's Law was the result of years of campaigning from Jackie Fox after the tragic loss of her daughter. Jackie spoke to Pat this morning on the show.
22/01/202412 minutes 46 seconds
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The Tusk vs Duda showdown

We hear about a new confrontation between both Donald Tusk’s and President Andrzej Duda. Speaking to Pat this morning was Kamil Tchorek  Consultant for investors into Eastern Europe and former Foreign Correspondent for the Economist and The Times. 
22/01/20246 minutes 14 seconds
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Ian Bailey passes away at 66

Ian Bailey, the chief suspect in the Sophie Toscan  Du Plantier murder has died suddenly at the age of 66, the journalist always protested his innocence. With more on this Pat was joined on the show by  Ralph Riegel, Southern Correspondent Irish Independent. 
22/01/202413 minutes 11 seconds
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Ireland’s men’s hockey team qualify for the Olympics

Ireland’s men’s hockey team qualify for the Olympics while a controversial decision over a goal overshadowed the Senior Hurling Club final. Kathleen McNamee looks back on the weekend of sport.
22/01/20248 minutes 11 seconds
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The increase in social housing being bought by the state

Aspiring homeowners do not stand a fighting chance at owning their own home due to the increase in social housing being bought by the state . We discuss this with Paul McNeive,  Motivational Speaker and Author, Opinion Columnist for The Irish Independent . 
22/01/202412 minutes 5 seconds
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The aftermath of Storm Isha

235,000 people remain without power, delays to train services following debris on the line, Dublin airport flight cancellations & significant structural damage in places across the country. Pat spoke to Conor Faughnan, CEO of the RIAC & Transport Commentator. 
22/01/202410 minutes 29 seconds
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A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum

We take a look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum. Joining Pat this week was Philip Ryan, Political Editor with The Irish Independent, Thomas Byrne, Minister of State at Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Sport and Physical Education) and TD for Meath East and Louise O’Reilly Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Fingal. 
19/01/202419 minutes 15 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins

Gareth Mullins Executive Chef of The Anantara Marker Hotel, talks us through how to make a Thai green Vegetable curry and fragrant jasmine rice.Friday Food is with thanks to Cully & Sully.
19/01/20246 minutes 22 seconds
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40% of children in secondary school faced cyberbullying during the last school year

40% of children in secondary school faced cyberbullying during the last school year. What happen outside school gets into the class room too. We discuss the way bullying has changed and how it can be addressed with Chris Sherlock, Broadcaster Mental Health Advocate and Stella O’Malley, Psychotherapist. 
19/01/202412 minutes 57 seconds
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Left blind after the Omagh bombings Claire Bowes on living life with no regrets

Twenty six years ago Claire Bowes lost her sight in the Omagh bombing. Since then she has gone on to graduate from both a degree and a masters, open her own business and raise a family. She lives by a philosophy live life with no regrets. Claire joined Pat on the show this morning.
19/01/202415 minutes 10 seconds
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Ireland is Full, 'Plantation' and 'Scams we debunk the language of conspiracies

This week we have seen scuffles at Racket Hall between the Gardai and protesters as 16 Asylum seekers, women and children tried to seek refuge. Phrases like 'Roscrea is Full, 'Plantation' and 'Scam' have been used by protesters. Why is it that many people have fallen for these slogans? David Robert Grimes, author of "The Irrational Ape, Why we Fall for Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda" tried to debunk protesters conspiracies.   Henry McKean sent us this report.  
19/01/202410 minutes 36 seconds
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A look ahead to the busy weekend of sport

Connacht take on Bristol Bears tonight. In premier league news, Arsenal will face Crystal Palace while Brentford are up against Nott’m Forest this weekend. What can we expect from the world of tennis as we discuss this year's Australian open. Kathleen McNamee takes a look ahead of a busy weekend of sport.
19/01/20245 minutes 5 seconds
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Palestine’s ambassador to Ireland

Palestine’s Ambassador to Ireland Dr Jilan Wahba Abdalmajid joined Pat on the show today to discuss the ongoing conflict.
19/01/202422 minutes 28 seconds
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Inside Hollywood: The career of Emma Stone

We take a look at the career of Emma Stone ‘ a trailblazer at awards season in this weeks 'Inside Hollywood'  with Lisa Cannon  TV Host and Executive Producer of Spotlight.  
19/01/20247 minutes 27 seconds
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One third of shops sign up for bottle money back scheme

Just one third of shops have signed up for a new scheme which will see cash handed out in exchange for empty plastic bottles. Pat spoke to Vincent Jennings CEO of The Convenience Stores & Newsagents Association of Ireland. 
19/01/202413 minutes 38 seconds
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Boxed With John Fardy features 'Fool Me Once'

New Harlan Coben Netflix hit Fool Me Once features in this weeks Boxed with Screentime Presenter John Fardy.
18/01/20249 minutes 23 seconds
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We hear from a UNICEF spokesperson who has just left Gaza

Sewage on the streets, overcrowding and amputations without anesthetic: We hear from a UNICEF spokesperson who has just left Gaza. Tess Ingram, UNICEF Spokesperson told Pat what she has seen and experienced.
18/01/20249 minutes 36 seconds
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COVID 19 treatments that are helping patients now

As we gear up for the COVDO-19 inquiry, Professor Luke O’Neill looks at what happened during the pandemic in terms of treatments that were being talked about, which ones actually worked and that are helping patients now.
18/01/20248 minutes 31 seconds
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Donald Trump is back in court

In US news, Donald Trump is back in court for a defamation trial while also in the running for the US 2024 election.   We get the latest stateside from Terry Sheridan  Managing Editor, WSHU Public Radio. 
18/01/20249 minutes 46 seconds
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The business of: Cinema

Cinema takings soared in Ireland last year . Newstalk's Business Editor Joe Lynam looks at the business of cinema. All with thanks to Croke Park Meetings & Events.
18/01/20245 minutes 44 seconds
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73% of irish workers are considering a new job

73% of irish workers are considering a new job we hear why and what the flood of job seekers may mean for competition on the job market? Pat was joined on the show by Sue Duke, LinkedIn Ireland Country Manager.
18/01/202411 minutes 9 seconds
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Navigating the dangers of working in a conflict zone

A former Army Ranger tells how to navigate the dangers of working in a conflict zone. Speaking to Pat this morning was Danny Cluskey Former Army Ranger and Co-Owner and CEO at Irish Training Solutions .
18/01/202411 minutes 17 seconds
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How to stick to being more sustainable in 2024

People are most likely to drop their new year resolutions this Sunday, Jo Linehan, Editor of Climate, Sunday Times Ireland / Sustainability Columnist Irish Country Magazine / Founder of GAFF Shop is here to motivate you to stick to being more sustainable in 2024
18/01/20248 minutes 33 seconds
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Where will we get the extra nurses, reserve gardai ?

Extra nurses in GP practices, more reserve gardaí and additional English language teachers for schools are some of the options on the table as part of a new package of state supports for areas which have taken the most migrants, but where will these additional workers come from?We had a discussion with Brendan O’Connor President GRA  and Simon Lewis Primary School Principal & Host of If I Were The Minister For Education Podcast.  
18/01/202412 minutes 37 seconds
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85% of teenagers will suffer from acne at some point

85% of teenagers will suffer from acne at some point, as will many adults, Consultant Dermatologist Professor Niki Ralph joined Pat on the show to share solutions.
18/01/202412 minutes 34 seconds
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North to come to a standstill for public sector strike

Schools out and public transport is at a standstill as more than 170,000 people go on strike in Northern Ireland today . For more on this Pat spoke to Amanda Ferguson,  Freelance Northern Ireland Based Correspondent. 
18/01/202410 minutes 10 seconds
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Gardening: Some indoor gardening during this cold spell

With cold frosty weather promised for this week our attention turns to some indoor gardening, Paraic Horkan joined us to give some gardening advice.
17/01/20248 minutes 2 seconds
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Bored Of Lunch author Nathan Anthony

No fuss and under 500 calories. Bored Of Lunch author Nathan Anthony shares some of his signature slow cooker recipes made even easier on the show with Pat today. 
17/01/20246 minutes 50 seconds
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What can be done to solve the A & E crisis?

After hearing the problems from our listeners we talk to two experts in the health industry about what the main concerns are and how we can go about solving them. Pat is joined in studio by Tony O’Brien former Director General for the Health Service Executive and Professor Chris Luke former A&E Consultant.
17/01/202422 minutes 29 seconds
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Tips on driving in icy road conditions

Driving in poor conditions and dealing with toll dodgers feature in this weeks commuter slot Conor Faughnan, Transport Consultant. 
17/01/202411 minutes 25 seconds
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Green Scene: A mouse that tidies

A tidying mouse (and other tidy animals) and an ancient fossil sponge discovered in Co.Clare. Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland brings us all the details on this week's 'Green Scene'.All with thanks to AIB.
17/01/20247 minutes 51 seconds
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Miniter Darragh O’ Brien addresses the frustrations of renters, buyers and landlords

Minister Darragh O’ Brien Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. TD - Dublin Fingal. addresses the frustrations of renters, buyers and landlords with Pat on the show this morning.
17/01/202427 minutes 54 seconds
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Former Irish ambassador Dan Mulhall

Former Irish ambassador Dan Mulhall joins us to discuss the latest situation in Israel and his career at the forefront of Ireland’s diplomatic relations.
17/01/202412 minutes 29 seconds
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Supports for certain counties quell public anger over asylum seekers?

The Government has agreed in principle to examine funding mechanisms to support a community hotel in Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Will more supports for certain counties quell public anger over asylum seekers? Pat discusses this with three guests this morning, Craig Hughes, Political Correspondent, Irish Daily Mail, Peter Flynn Westport Fine Gael Councilor and also Roscrea Independent Councillor Shane Lee.
17/01/202419 minutes 49 seconds
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Meta is making changes to its platforms

Meta is making changes to its platforms to give teens more age-appropriate content. Jess Kelly brings us the details.
16/01/20249 minutes 26 seconds
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Number 13 Dublin bus route partially suspended due to violent threats

Teaser violent threats to bus drivers on the number 13 bus has led to a suspension of the evening service in certain areas of the route. We get the details from a local councillor Francis Timmons, Independent Councillor for Clondalkin. 
16/01/20247 minutes 52 seconds
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Donald Trump secured a resounding victory in Iowa

Donald Trump secured a resounding victory in the first 2024 Republican presidential contest in Iowa. We get the latest from Terry Sheridan Managing Editor, WSHU Public Radio.
16/01/20246 minutes 51 seconds
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Pat Rabbitte has been reappointed to Tusla chair

Pat Rabbitte was reappointed to Tusla chair. Pat spoke to him about the hopes for the organisation and the Election Year ahead.
16/01/202415 minutes 9 seconds
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Just who is the new Danish King?

Over the weekend, the Danish Queen Margarethe handed power over to her son, Frederik X. We hear about the new Danish king with James Rothwell, Berlin Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.
16/01/20249 minutes 3 seconds
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The legacy of The Sopranos 25 years on

The show that has often been credited with the beginning of the Golden Age of television. We will take a look at the legacy and the impact of the Sopranos with superfan our own Ger Gilroy.
16/01/20247 minutes 41 seconds
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Henry McKean reports from Racket Hall

Around 17 asylum seekers moved into Racket Hall, a hotel in Roscrea, Co Tipperary. The garda public order unit visited yesterday afternoon when the international protection applicants of women and children arrived. There were skirmishes between protesters and gardaí, filmed on social media. Last night 200 people came out to add their support to the protesters in sub zero temperatures. Henry McKean visited Racket Hall and sent this report
16/01/202413 minutes 20 seconds
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The conflict in the Middle East has passed the 100 day mark

The conflict in the Middle East has passed the 100 day mark: We speak to Israel’s Ambassador to Ireland Dana Erlich about the latest situation in Gaza and Hamas’s claim that Israeli strikes have killed two hostages.
16/01/202421 minutes 31 seconds
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Despite reports that rents are stabilising, severe supply issues remain

Despite reports that rents are stabilising, severe supply issues remain. We speak to those working in the industry about what can be done to solve this continuing crisis. Joining Pat this morning was Andrew Rafter, Director of Flynn Estate Agents and also Lorcan Sirr, Senior Lecturer at TU Dublin and Housing Policy Analyst.  
16/01/202421 minutes 49 seconds
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Ask The Expert: Pete The Builder

Small house renovation projects are getting too expensive – we speak to Peter Finn, better known as Pete the Builder who is our 'Ask The Expert' this week.
15/01/202411 minutes 37 seconds
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 Understaffed, ‘chaotic’ and in some cases, unclean conditions we hear your A&E experiences.

 Understaffed, ‘chaotic’ and in some cases, unclean conditions we hear your A&E experiences. We were contacted by people across the country who had presented to hospitals. Sinead spoke to Pat about her recent experience.
15/01/20249 minutes 27 seconds
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Travel with Pól Ó Conghaile: Travel trends for 2024

January is traditionally the month for dreaming of and booking holidays. Pól Ó Conghaile, Travel Editor with the Irish Independent will tell us about the new flights and travel trends for the year ahead. All with thanks to Ryanair.
15/01/20249 minutes 22 seconds
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Will there be any stopping Trump in the Iowa caucus today?

Trump made a last-minute appearance in Iowa last night ahead of his expected victory in the caucus. We get the latest from Terry Sheridan Managing Editor, WSHU Public Radio.
15/01/202411 minutes 50 seconds
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2023 was the worst year for road fatalities since 2016

2023 was the worst year for road fatalities since 2016. 69 drivers, 44 pedestrians, 34 passengers, 26 motorcyclists, 8 cyclists and 3 e-scooter users lost their lives for a total of 184 deaths.   Ten people have been killed on the roads so far this year, with a pedestrian and driver losing their lives in separate incidents over the weekend.   Newstalk’s Jamie O Hara has been speaking to road safety advocates and has this report: 
15/01/20249 minutes 41 seconds
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How to cope with being estranged from family members

Being estranged from family members can be difficult to deal with. We will be talking to Clinical Psychotherapist, Stephanie Regen gives some guidance on how deal with this issue.
15/01/20248 minutes 34 seconds
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Ronnie O’Sullivan claims his 8th Masters

In a tense final, Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed his 8th Masters while Munster celebrated victory over Toulon – Katlheen McNamee joined Pat on the show review the weekend of sports.
15/01/20249 minutes 24 seconds
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West coast counties are housing a higher proportion of Ukrainian refugee

Counties on the west coast of Ireland are housing a higher proportion of Ukrainian refugees who fled the Russian ­invasion, new figures show. We get reaction to these figures with Michael Healy Rae, Independent TD for Kerry.
15/01/202417 minutes 11 seconds
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When can we expect decisions at the International Court of Justice?

Israel versus South Africa is one of just five cases taken to the International Court of Justice, we’ll hear about when we can expect decisions to be made and we’ll have the latest on China’s calls for a peace conference. With more on this Pat was joined on the show by Dr David Keane Assistant Professor in law, Dublin City University.
15/01/202413 minutes 2 seconds
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The latest Garda recruitment competition opens today

From today, An Garda Siochana will be recruiting new gardai to join the force The latest Garda recruitment campaign opened today with a main change being the age limit has increased from 35 to 50. Pat spoke to Brendan O'Connor President of the GRA  this morning on the show.
15/01/202416 minutes 32 seconds
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After 20 years, justice is finally being restored to UK postmasters

After 20 years, justice is finally being restored to UK postmasters who were wrongly accused of false accounting, theft, and fraud.  We speak to Sam Fowles, Barrister, Columnist, and author.  
12/01/202412 minutes 24 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins

Gareth Mullins joins us with a healthy receipe to kick off the New Year! Steamed fillet of Salmon with ginger and spring onion, green egg fried rice.Friday Food is with thanks to Cully & Sully.
12/01/20245 minutes 29 seconds
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Why South Africa’s case against Israel is so significant

Andrew Feinstein Former South African MP under Nelson Mandela joined Pat to discuss why South Africa’s case against Israel is so significant.
12/01/202418 minutes 7 seconds
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Andy Farrell named as Lions coach

Andy Farrell named as Lions coach, Ronnie O’Sullivan in action in the Masters and Newcastle will face Manchester City. We have all the sport news with Shane Hannon.
12/01/20246 minutes 13 seconds
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Minister Harris on the record number people joining apprenticeship programmes

Figures showing record number of people joining construction trades and new apprenticeship programmes.  Minister for Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science in the Irish Government. Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris joined Pat on the show.
12/01/202420 minutes 37 seconds
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Author Sam Blake on her new book

Author Sam Blake joins Pat in studio to talk about her brand new book, Three Little Birds.
11/01/20249 minutes 46 seconds
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Lieutenant Colonel Fiachra Keyes with an update on the Irish Defence Forces situated in Lebanon

As concerns grow over the possibility of an escalation of the violence in the Middle East, Pat is joined by  Lieutenant Colonel Fiachra Keyes for an update on the Irish Defence Forces situated in Lebanon. 
11/01/202414 minutes 15 seconds
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The business of: Shipping

Getting those Christmas presents delivered to our shores can be expensive our Business Editor Joe Lynam looks at the business of shipping.All with thanks to Croke Park Meetings & Events.
11/01/20247 minutes 34 seconds
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The price of a stamp has risen again: Are we losing the art of letter writing?

The price of a stamp has risen again: Are we losing the art of letter writing or has that ship already sailed? Newstalk’s Josh Crosbie spoke to people in Rathmines and asked if the higher price would stop them from sending letters and cards.We also get reaction from Terry Prone Chair of the Communications Clinic.  
11/01/20249 minutes 4 seconds
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Shane Hannon on some of the biggest sports sponsorship deals

As Tiger Woods parts ways with Nike, Off The Ball’s Shane Hannon takes us through some of the biggest sports sponsorship deals.
11/01/20247 minutes 31 seconds
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The importance of making a will

We hear the importance of making a will and how to go about it with John Costello, Solicitor with Orpen Franks.
11/01/202410 minutes 21 seconds
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1 in 10 girls have taken diet pills in the last year

Almost one in 10 girls have taken diet pills, weight-loss supplements or laxatives in the last year. Pat spoke to Dr Eva Orsmond, Overweight and obesity expert of Dr Eva’s Clinics to discuss.
11/01/20246 minutes 26 seconds
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The post office horizon scandal continues in the UK

The post office horizon scandal continues in the UK, as it emerges a post office investigator who called horizon victims ‘crooks' was given cash bonuses for each postmaster that was convicted - we hear the latest with Enda Brady TRT World presenter.
11/01/202410 minutes 32 seconds
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Minister Eamon Ryan discusses a general election

E Scooters, speed limits and a general election are on the agenda for Minister Eamon Ryan and Pat this morning.
11/01/202426 minutes 45 seconds
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Gardening during a cold and icy spell

Horticulturist & Keen Gardener, Graduate of the National Botanic Gardens give us gardening tips and advice especially during this cold spell. 
10/01/202411 minutes 41 seconds
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January is a good time to do some decluttering

Are you guilty of keeping a lot of stuff you don’t need ? January is a good time to try and do some decluttering and we have advice on where to start with Frances Murphy and Mary Shannon of MNF Decluttering and House Staging.
10/01/202415 minutes 47 seconds
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The career of Cillian Murphy

On 'Inside Hollywood' this week with Lisa Cannon we hear about the career of Cillian Murphy.
10/01/20249 minutes 11 seconds
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How Boeing can recover?

How Boeing can recover after a piece of fuselage on a  737 Max 9 blew out mid-flight. Pat spoke to Kevin Byrne Kevin Byrne Lieutenant Colonel retired, airport safety and security auditor.
10/01/202412 minutes 9 seconds
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Nine men, three women and two girls were discovered in a trailer at Rosslare Europort

An investigation is under way after nine men, three women and two girls were discovered in a trailer at Rosslare Europort when a lorry was stopped and searched after arriving on a ferry. Leader of Aontu Peadar Toibin says the government aren’t doing enough to protect the integrity of our ports.
10/01/202413 minutes 37 seconds
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Green Scene: Underwater sounds and iceberg wrangling

2023 was the hottest year on record, Dr Ruth Freeman will discuss in this week’s Green Scene. Also we hear about underwater sounds and iceberg wrangling.
10/01/20248 minutes 19 seconds
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A significant increase increase in emergency department attendance

The cold weather has led to a significant increase in emergency department attendance for trips and falls and flu, rsv and covid figures continue to riseJoining Pat this morning was Colm Henry Chief Clinical Officer of the Health Service.
10/01/202416 minutes 3 seconds
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French Ambassador Vincent Guérend

Pat was joined on the show this morning by French Ambassador Vincent Guérend to Ireland to talk about nuclear power, a European army and their new PM.
10/01/202419 minutes 8 seconds
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Jess Kelly reviews the new Vodafone Play

Jess Kelly reviews the new Vodafone Play, a new TV/Entertainment streaming box and answers all your tech questions.
09/01/202412 minutes 30 seconds
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USA news roundup with Terry Sheridan

New court documents have revealed that sex tapes are alleged to have been taken of Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton and Sir Richard Branson by Jeffrey Epstein. We get all the news and reaction stateside with Terry Sheridan Managing Editor, WSHU Public Radio.
09/01/202414 minutes 45 seconds
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Josh Crosbie on the impact evictions will have on homeless services

As hundreds of people face eviction over the next few months we hear why tenancies come to an end and the reasons given by landlords.Our reporter, Josh Crosbie, has been looking at the impact this will have on homeless services for 2024...
09/01/202414 minutes 18 seconds
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Should you ever reveal your salary?

Pat was joined by Donal O’Donoghue, Managing Director at Sanderson and President of Employment and Recruitment Federation of Ireland to discuss if you should ever reveal your salary after a new trend on social media says you should. 
09/01/20248 minutes 44 seconds
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Is it ever ok to take children out of school?

Taking kids out of school – is it ever ok to take children out of school for holidays or just let them stay at home if they want to? Paul Crone, Director at the National Association of Principals and Deputies and Tina Regan, Parenting Expert joined Pat to discuss.
09/01/202411 minutes 24 seconds
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Antony Blinken to meet Israeli leaders

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is due to meet Israeli leaders today amidst highlighted tensions following the killing of a senior Hezbollah leader
09/01/202411 minutes 3 seconds
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Dublin City Council close City Centre laneway

Dublin city council has said they are ‘unable to control’ a city centre laneway and will have to close it due to antisocial behaviour. Cllr. Mannix Flynn, Independent Councillor for the South East Inner City joined Pat on the show this morning...
09/01/20249 minutes 18 seconds
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Ireland to face a shortage of nursing home beds - ESRI

Older people living in rural Ireland will face a shortage of nursing home beds close to home according to new research from the ESRI. Tadgh Daly, Chief Executive Nursing Homes Ireland joined Pat to discuss. 
09/01/202410 minutes 39 seconds
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Should there be an EU army?

The European Union should form its own combined army that could play a role in peacekeeping and preventing conflict, Italian foreign minister Antonio Tajani has said.Billy Kelleher MEP, Fianna Fáil MEP for Ireland South,  Paul Murphy TD, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South West and Declan Power, Defence and Security Expert joined Pat Kenny on the show to discuss calls for the formation of an EU army...
09/01/202424 minutes 4 seconds
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Ask The Expert: On Mortgages

In this week’s ask the expert Martina Hennessy from Doddle Mortgages will talk all things mortgages including how to boost your chances of becoming a homeowner in 2024.
08/01/202410 minutes 59 seconds
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A big night for the Irish at the Golden Globes

A big night for the Irish at the Golden Globes as Cillian Murphy takes home the Best Actor award for his incredible performance in Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan. The film also won Best Picture and Best Director.To tell us about the winners of the night Pat was joined on the show by Sarina Bellissimo, Entertainment Journalist and host of the Bellissimo Files.
08/01/20248 minutes 39 seconds
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A new system to monitor glucose levels for people with type 1 diabetes

People of all ages with type 1 diabetes will now have access to a new system to help them to monitor their glucose levels. Speaking to Pat this morning on the show was Aoife Willis who is living with type 1 diabetes  and also Claire Bhogal is Senior Director, Abbott Diabetes Care leading  research and development . 
08/01/202412 minutes 35 seconds
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Is theatre etiquette dying out?

Actor and Comedian Pat Shortt joins us to talk about the do’s and more importantly don’ts when it comes to theatre etiquette.
08/01/202412 minutes 29 seconds
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All-Ireland Club football Semi Final goes ahead in bad fog

A lot happening in the All-Ireland Club Semi finals over the weekend while in the FA cup, Arsenal were left disappointed by a Liverpool team minus Salah. Eoin Sheahan looks back on the weekend of sport.
08/01/20249 minutes 28 seconds
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Jobs forecast in the property sector for 2024

We hear about the jobs forecast in the property sector for 2024 with Avril Clare the Managing Director, Avril Clare Recruitment Ltd. 
08/01/20248 minutes 40 seconds
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Child maintenance payments could be taken at source by revenue

Child maintenance payments could be taken at source by revenue we hear what this means for one parent families with Keith Walsh family law solicitor.
08/01/202412 minutes 49 seconds
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A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum

A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum. Joining Ivan this morning was Fionnan Sheahan – Ireland Editor, Independent.ie , Brid Smith TD, People Before Profit TD for Dublin Central and Senator John McGahon, Fine Gael.
05/01/202423 minutes 34 seconds
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Friday Food with Gary O'Hanlon

On this week's 'Friday Food' chef Gary O’Hanlon will be talking us through how to make a delicious chicken puttanesca.All with thanks to Cully & Sully.
05/01/20248 minutes 28 seconds
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Tinsel town moves West

Tinsel town moves West, we take a look at the film and tv boom in the Mid-West region with Regional film manager in the Mid-West.
05/01/20249 minutes 8 seconds
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Minister criticizes portion sizes in restaurants

Let them eat cake, as long as it’s a small portion: We’ll hear about Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue approach to food waste and reaction with John Gibbons Environmental Journalist.
05/01/202411 minutes 50 seconds
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John Duggan previews the weekend of sport

FA Cup third round and the club football All-Ireland semi-finals John Duggan joined us to preview the weekend sport.
05/01/202411 minutes 58 seconds
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Gardai patrol Dublin 4 centre intended for asylum seekers

Gardai have taken to patrolling a new center intended for Asylum seekers amid fears of targeting by anti-immigrant protestors. To get the latest Ivan spoke to Craig Hughes, Political Correspondent, Irish Daily Mail. 
05/01/202416 minutes 38 seconds
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How can we deal with depression in January.

As the evenings are darker and it is harder for some people to see light in their daily lives. How can we deal with depression in January? To tell us more Ivan was joined on the show by Brendan Kelly Professor of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin. 
05/01/202412 minutes 44 seconds
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Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison today

Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison today, we’ll get the latest live from Johannesburg with Bernadette Wicks Reporter with Eye Witness News in Johannesburg. 
05/01/202412 minutes 20 seconds
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Boxed With John Fardy features 'Mission to Burnley'

John Fardy brings us more viewing recommendations for the new year and today he features 'Mission to Burnley' in this week's Boxed.
04/01/20246 minutes 48 seconds
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Shane Hannon on young sporting prodigies

With Luke Littler making it to the final of the World Championship in Darts, Shane Hannon from Off The Ball looks at other young sporting prodigies
04/01/202412 minutes 43 seconds
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What are you right when returning Christmas presents?

Having second thoughts about Christmas presents? Consumer expert Sinead Ryan will breakdown your rights when returning Christmas presents.
04/01/202411 minutes 46 seconds
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Unsealed Epstein documents implicate big names

Unsealed Epstein documents implicate big names while Trump heads to the Supreme Court, we get the latest from the US with Terry Sheridan Managing Editor, WSHU Public Radio.
04/01/202412 minutes 45 seconds
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New President of the European Southern Observatory’s Council.

Professor Tom Ray joins us following his appointment as President of the European Southern Observatory’s Council.
04/01/20249 minutes 38 seconds
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War in Ukraine ongoing for almost two years now

A mediated exchange by the United Arab Emirates has seen a total of 230 Ukrainian people released from Russian captivity. With Ukraine releasing 248 Russians as part of the deal. The war has been ongoing for almost two years now. Ivan was joined on the show by Ukraine MP Kira Rudik.
04/01/202412 minutes 57 seconds
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Does dry January make tough month tougher?

Does dry January give you a new lease of life or make an already tough month tougher? We’ll speak to one woman who tried 30 days of no alcohol and never went back. Speaking to Ivan this morning was Kate Gunn  Author of the Accidental Soberista.  
04/01/202411 minutes
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A tense situation between Lebanon and Israel

After the break, a tense situation remains between Lebanon and Israel as fears grow of a conflict spillover. We get the latest from Alistair Bunkall Sky News Middle East Correspondent.
04/01/202411 minutes 21 seconds
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Why are cafes across the country closing?

A spate of small cafe closures across the country has left many questioning what kind of issues are facing the industry giving the busyness of the Christmas season. We sent our report Josh Crosbie out to investigate.
04/01/202412 minutes 44 seconds
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Disney no longer has rights to its infamous character Mickey Mouse

Disney no longer has rights to its infamous character Mickey Mouse, which has allowed us to see the cartoon in a brand-new light. We want to know what else is coming out of copyright this year?  To tell us was Rory Cashin Entertainment Journalist who joined Ivan in studio this morning.
04/01/20246 minutes 10 seconds
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Cutting edge visitor attraction with big plans

Entrepreneur Paddy Dunning Founder and CEO of The Giant Company  explains his latest venture, a giant digital statue with big plans.
04/01/202413 minutes 18 seconds
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State to pay for doctors to train in the North if they take up work after qualifying

State to pay for doctors to train in the North if they take up work after qualifying. We get more on this and reaction with Chris Luke Columnist with the Irish Medical Times and retired consultant in Emergency Medicine.
04/01/20245 minutes 3 seconds
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Family of Imelda Keenan urge the police to upgrade her case to a murder

Imelda Keenan vanished without a trace in January 1993 in Waterford, leaving her family devastated and seeking answers for nearly 30 years. described as "quiet" by those who knew her, the details of her disappearance have remained unchanged through the years. Speaking to Ivan today was Gina Kerry  niece of Imelda.
03/01/202410 minutes 29 seconds
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Gardening with Paraic Horkan

Paraic tells us how to protect your garden plants from the frost and cold.
03/01/20249 minutes 1 second
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Inside Hollywood: Golden Globes Irish

Inside Hollywood: Golden Globes, Lisa Canon takes us through Ireland’s all star nominees. 
03/01/20249 minutes 2 seconds
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Styling your wardrobe for the New Year

As we head into a new year, we need to keep up with the new fashion trends. Aoife Duncian Image consultant, motivational speaker and owner of Style Bob how clearing out your wardrobe can clear out your mind. 
03/01/20249 minutes 36 seconds
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US news update with Larry Donnelly

In US news, the president of Harvard University has resigned after plagiarism allegations and Donald Trump appeals against Maine’s top election official to remove him from the ballot in the 2024 general election. Larry Donnelly brings us all the details.
03/01/20249 minutes 45 seconds
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Motoring: Increased calls for lower speed limits

Hospital car parking charges, Garda traffic corps and increased calls for lower speed limits, all to discuss with transport consultant Conor Faughnan.
03/01/202416 minutes 33 seconds
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How reindeer chew their food while napping

Dr Ruth Freeman Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland joins us for this week's Green Scene and tells us how on how reindeer chew their food while napping and how bottle-noses dolphins navigate the seas.All with thanks to AIB.
03/01/20245 minutes 43 seconds
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Why January is the best time to be booking your holidays

Why January is the best time to be booking your holidays and the brand new routes that are opening up this year. All up for discussion with Eoghan Corry
03/01/202411 minutes 59 seconds
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A new year, a new career

A new year, a new career. We will be talking about how to reinvent ourselves in a new career throughout 2024 with Caroline Reidy Managing Director of the HR Suite. 
03/01/202413 minutes 10 seconds
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The Israeli army has said it is "prepared for any scenario" after a strike in Beirut that killed Hamas's deputy chief,

The Israeli army has said it is "prepared for any scenario" after a strike in Beirut that killed Hamas's deputy chief, raising fears the war in Gaza could spread into a wider regional conflict. We get the latest on the situation there with Scott Lucas Professor and Political Analyst, Clinton Institute, University College Dublin.
03/01/202412 minutes 43 seconds
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Steps to make a lasting impact to your digital life in 2024

Jess Kelly gives up with some simple steps you can take that will make a lasting impact to your digital life in 2024 .
02/01/20247 minutes 48 seconds
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How to make resolutions and keep them!

Forget the hysteria around New Years resolutions, Stephanie Regan joins us to tell us how to make resolutions and keep them!
02/01/20248 minutes 47 seconds
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With a UK election looming, did Rishi Sunak keep his promise on his five pledges?

With a UK election looming, did Rishi Sunak keep his promise on his five pledges? Enda Brady joins us to take a look at the looming year in UK politics.
02/01/202410 minutes 32 seconds
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The annual January trolley crisis is looming

From hospital trollies to hospital food, we will look at what to expect from the Irish health sector this year with Paul Cullen Irish Times Health Editor.
02/01/202410 minutes 27 seconds
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The 16-year-old darts hero

The 16-year-old darts hero and a surprise win for Ulster over Leinster Kathleen McNamee joins us next for our sports review.
02/01/20249 minutes 3 seconds
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Israel signals a new phase of military offensive in Gaza

Israel signals a new phase of military offensive in Gaza. We get the latest from Duncan Bulivant Special Advisor to the Head of the Bosnia peace keeping mission, part of the UK mission to Kosovo in 1999 and CEO of the Henderson Group, an international risk management advisory.
02/01/202414 minutes 6 seconds
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2024 will be a big year for national and international politics

It will be a big year for national and international politics we take a look at the year ahead with Louise Burne  Political Correspondent, Irish Mirror.
02/01/202412 minutes 55 seconds
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The big sustainable Christmas clean up

Right so, Christmas is over. Let’s start the big sustainable clean up. Jo Linehan Editor of the Climate Supplement at the Sunday Times Ireland  will tell us how.
02/01/202410 minutes 15 seconds
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Toll increases have come into effect across the country

Toll increases have come into effect across the country but is the increase too much for those already struggling in a cost of living crisis?Peadar Tóibín Aontú Leader and Meath West gave Ivan his reaction to these increases.
02/01/202413 minutes 11 seconds
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Our Friday Forum looks back at the biggest stories of the year

The Friday Forum is bringing you the biggest stories of the year – from RTE Flip flops to Dublin Riots we will be going through the news that made headlines in 2023. Pat was joined by Kevin Doyle, Group Head of News for Mediahuis and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent, Holly Carpenter, Social Media Influencer and John Lee, Executive Editor, Daily Mail Group Ireland.  
22/12/202322 minutes 45 seconds
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IFA elects its first female Deputy President

The IFA elects its first female Deputy President. We hear from Alice Doyle Deputy President of the Irish Farmers Association...
22/12/202313 minutes 40 seconds
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Comedian Michael Fry takes a look at the iconic moments from the year

From ATM’s giving out free money to mysterious holes showing up on Dublin beaches, we’ll be talking about the iconic moments from 2023 with comedian Michael Fry  
22/12/20238 minutes 53 seconds
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Christmas food with Gareth Mullins

Gareth Mullins, Executive Chef of The Anantara Marker Hotel joined Pat with two desserts, Bailey's tiramisu and Christmas trifle with panettone, cherries, vanilla and mascarpone.
22/12/20237 minutes
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Dublin poet Mikey Cullen on becoming TikTok Viral

From a viral TikTok to the face of a Guinness and to a debut single. Dublin poet Mikey Cullen who has been making waves in 2023 joined us on the show.
22/12/202310 minutes 59 seconds
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Over 13,000 people will be experiencing homelessness this Christmas

This Christmas over 13,000 people will be experiencing homelessness. Alice Leahy, director of Alice Leahy Trust joined Pat on the show this morning...
22/12/202315 minutes 43 seconds
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How to manage tummy conditions during the excess of Christmas

Dr. Deirdre O’Donovan, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Blackrock Clinic in Dublin joined Pat to discuss how to manage tummy conditions during the excess of Christmas.    
22/12/202311 minutes 27 seconds
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A preview of the weekend's sporting action

The clash at the top! Liverpool take on Arsenal this weekend at Anfield. Off The Ball’s Mick McCarthy joined us to preview the weekend in Sport. 
22/12/20237 minutes 49 seconds
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Francis Brennan on how he is getting ready for Christmas

Author and TV personality, Francis Brennan tells us how he is getting ready for Christmas!  
22/12/20239 minutes 47 seconds
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Is there a possible solution between Israel and Palestine?

The conflict between Israel and Palestine has seen a total of 20,000 Palestinian people lose their lives since the war began. We will be talking about a possible resolution for this ongoing conflict.  Scott Lucas, Professor and Political analyst, Clinton Institute, University College Dublin joined Pat on the show.
22/12/202313 minutes 45 seconds
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Church of England priests perform officially sanctioned blessings of same-sex partnerships

Church of England priests were able to perform officially sanctioned blessings of same-sex partnerships for the first time from Saturday night at 12pm. On Sunday morning the Reverend Catherine Bond and the Reverend Jane Pearce were in the Church, getting their relationship blessed and joined us on the show this morning...  
21/12/202310 minutes 36 seconds
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Larry Donnelly gives his views of the past year in America

Criminal trials, foreign policy question marks, and an economy on the up, Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer at the University of Galway and Columnist with The Journal will give us his view of the past year in America 
21/12/202312 minutes 31 seconds
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Shane Hannon with some of the quirkiest sports stories from the year

From Swifties at the NFL to Rubialies refusing to step down after an inappropriate moment, Shane Hannon joined us to talk through the quirky sports stories of the year. 
21/12/20237 minutes 6 seconds
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Luke O’Neill on the top science breakthroughs in 2023

Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at the School of Immunology, Trinity College takes us through top science breakthroughs in 2023.
21/12/202310 minutes 39 seconds
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Hot manage kids and emotions over Christmas?

Lots of presents and late nights could lead to a tsunami of emotions, Child Psychotherapist Dr. Colman Noctor will break down how to manage children during Christmas  
21/12/20237 minutes 53 seconds
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Israel’s Ambassador to Ireland, Dana Erlich on a ceasefire

Israel’s Ambassador to Ireland, Dana Erlich joins us in studio to discuss the latest news in Gaza including the ‘serious negotiations’ taking place on a ceasefire.
21/12/202319 minutes 1 second
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How to have a more sustainable Christmas

Although Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year it’s important to be mindful of what we purchase as it can also be the most wasteful time of the year. Jo Linehan Editor of the Climate Supplement at the Sunday Times Ireland joined Pat on the show.
21/12/20237 minutes 20 seconds
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Josh Crosbie meets those dealing with the public on a night out

The festivities are well and truly underway, with many people finishing up work today or tomorrow. The pubs and restaurants are full of Christmas parties, reunions and family celebrations. But what is it like working on the other side of the counter?   Well, our reporter, Josh Crosbie has been meeting with those dealing with the public on a night out…
21/12/20239 minutes 56 seconds
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Dermatology - Pre-wedding-prep for brides to be

Today we hear from one of Ireland's leading dermatologists, Professor Catriona Ryan as she shares the best pre-wedding-prep for brides-to-be.  
21/12/202313 minutes 42 seconds
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Leo Varadkar falls victim to Russian prank call

Scam calls are on the rise and no one knows that better than the Taoiseach, we’ll get the latest on his Russian prank call with Paul Hosford, Political Correspondent, with the Irish Examiner.  
21/12/202311 minutes 25 seconds
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Gardening: Mistletoe at Christmas

Mistletoe at Christmas and things to do in the garden this week. Paraic Horkan Horticulturist & Keen Gardener, Graduate of the National Botanic Gardens  brings us all the gardening tips and advice.
20/12/20237 minutes 29 seconds
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The unnecessary stress of Christmas

Comedian Jarlath Regan joins us in studio to talk about the unnecessary stress of Christmas, the do’s and don’t with last minute gifting and the escape room needed on Christmas Day.
20/12/202311 minutes 27 seconds
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Protecting sexual health over the festive period

With STIs on the rise again, we hear advice on protecting sexual health over the festive period with Dr Aisling Loy, Consultant in Genito-Urinary Medicine in GUIDE clinic St James's Hospital, and Himerus Health .
20/12/20239 minutes 59 seconds
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Year in review UK politics and showbiz

A royal family in turmoil, Covid inquiries, political resignations and comeback kids. We look back on another crazy year in the UK with Enda Brady from TRT World.
20/12/202312 minutes 32 seconds
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Inside Hollywood: A festive favourite Elf

This week on Inside Hollywood, Lisa Cannon looks at classic festive movie A Christmas Carol and family favourite Elf..
20/12/20239 minutes 46 seconds
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Cabinet meet today to approve the new proposed road traffic bill

Cabinet meet today to approve the new proposed road traffic bill and we look at the reallocation of Dublin City Centre road space to buses and ask if it’s working with Conor Faughnan, Transport Consultant.
20/12/202320 minutes 39 seconds
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Waterford has been crowned European City of Christmas 2024

Waterford has been crowned European City of Christmas 2024 by an international Jury who described Ireland’s oldest city as an “extraordinary jewel of harmony and aesthetics" so our reporter Sarah Madden went to experience a ‘Waterford Christmas'.
20/12/202310 minutes 6 seconds
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How chinstrap penguins are champion nappers

Bird feeders might help boost garden birds immunity and how chinstrap penguins are champion nappers.  All up for discussion in this week's 'Green Scene' with Dr. Ruth Freeman Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland.Green Scene is with thanks to AIB.
20/12/20237 minutes 19 seconds
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Dealing with grief at Christmas

Niamh Fitzpatrick Psychologist and author of tell me the truth about loss shares her advice on Living with the loss of a loved one at Christmas .
20/12/202312 minutes 44 seconds
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Fears for HSE as our medics in exodus to Australia

Fears for HSE as our medics in exodus to Australia, figures leaving for Oz up by 982, the Irish Daily Mail has revealed. We speak to Chris Luke Columnist with the Irish Medical Times and Retired consultant in emergency medicine.  
20/12/202314 minutes 1 second
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The big tech stories of 2023

AI, Tech Job Losses and Social Media Regulation Were Just Some Of The Bit Tech Stories Of 2023 and Newstalk Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly brings us through the best tech stories of 2023.
19/12/20237 minutes 25 seconds
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TV and movie picks for Christmas

TV and movie picks for Christmas, we’ll have all the best picks over the festive period with Rory Cashin Entertainment Editor for Joe.ie.
19/12/202311 minutes 19 seconds
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Just back from an EU Parliament trip to Rafah MEP Barry Andrews

Just back from an EU Parliament trip to Rafah, MEP Barry Andrews joined Pat in studio. He witnessed first hand the delays to aid packages and he spoke to people who have been displaced by the conflict.
19/12/202317 minutes 44 seconds
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Managing joint and arthritis pain over the Christmas period

Professor of Rheumatology Gaye Cunnane Professor of Rheumatology at Trinity College Dublin and St James Hospital and Director of Health and Wellbeing at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland joined Pat this morning on the show to talk through managing joint pain over Christmas period.
19/12/202310 minutes 19 seconds
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Face Down: The Disappearance of Thomas Niedermay

A new documentary tells the shocking story of a German businessman kidnapped and murdered by the IRA. David Blake Knox tells Pat the story of Thomas Niedermayer in a new documentary.
19/12/202311 minutes 5 seconds
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How to get your house Christmas ready!

It’s nearly upon us now but you can still get those last-minute bits done around the house before Christmas Day. Anne Marie Kingston from Sage Decluttering joined Pat in studio to talk getting your home Christmas ready.
19/12/20238 minutes 35 seconds
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New HSE investigation into the death of 16-year-old Aoife Johnston at University Hospital Limerick

HSE CEO Bernard Gloster has ordered an investigation into the death of Aoife Johnston, who died from sepsis after waiting 12 hours on a trolley in University Hospital Limerick. We spoke to Priscilla Lynch, Clinical Editor of the Medical Independent.
19/12/202313 minutes 28 seconds
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Finding love at Christmas!

Finding love at Christmas! Stephanie Regan joins us to discuss how you could find love or your next partner over Christmas and the New Year Season.
19/12/202310 minutes 42 seconds
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A volcano has erupted in the South of Iceland

A volcano has erupted in the South of Iceland after weeks of intense activity in the area. For the latest on the current situation Pat spoke to Tamsin Tather Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford.
19/12/20238 minutes 4 seconds
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Tom Magee from Liberty Saints Rugby on the lack of green space in Dublin 8

A follow on from our item last week on the lack of green spaces in the Dublin 8 area - Tom Magee from Liberty Saints Rugby joined Pat in studio to discuss why sport is so important in an area that has never seen it before.
19/12/202316 minutes 49 seconds
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Ask The Expert: On financial planning for 2024

Ask The Expert: On financial planning for 2024 with Financial Planner Paul Merriman.
18/12/20239 minutes 14 seconds
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The trials and tribulations faced by women during war.

The trials and tribulations faced by women during war. To discuss Pat was joined this morning by journalist and author, Lara Marlowe.   
18/12/202319 minutes 12 seconds
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Travel with Pól Ó Conghaile  

New trails opening, events for 2024, walking routes, hotels and some trends, we get loads of travel recommendations with Pól Ó Conghaile  Travel Editor, Irish Independent.
18/12/20233 minutes 35 seconds
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A call to stop paving over your garden

Paving your front garden might make parking your car easier, but Dublin City Council have warned paving is wreaking havoc on Dublin’s waters. Pat spoke to Padraig Doyle Senior Engineer at Dublin City Council’s Drainage Department. 
18/12/202314 minutes 33 seconds
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The latest on the war in Israel with Prof Scott Lucas

Hamas health officials say at least 90 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli in northern Gaza. We get the latest on the war in Israel from Scott Lucas Professor and Political Analyst, Clinton Institute, University College Dublin.
18/12/20239 minutes 30 seconds
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A 2024 political preview with Ivan Yates

Our 2024 political predictions with Broadcaster and Former Minister Ivan Yates
18/12/202310 minutes 52 seconds
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A review of the weekend of sport

Arsenal are on top of the Premier League after Liverpool are held to a scoreless draw at Anfield while Munster are in trouble in the Champions Cup Digital producer with Off the Ball and co-host of the COYGIG pod  – Kathleen McNamee reviews the weekend of sport.
18/12/20236 minutes 38 seconds
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Gardaí have said the fire at a hotel in Galway may have been set deliberately

An investigation is under way after a fire broke out at the Ross Lake House hotel in Co Galway. The hotel in Rosscahill, which has not been in use for a number of years, was due to accommodate 70 asylum seekers this week. Pat spoke to Pauline O'Reilly Galway Senator and Chair of The Green Party.
18/12/202315 minutes 40 seconds
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Christmas time is not always an easy time for people.

Christmas time is not always an easy time for people. For those suffering this time of year, Rachel Morrogh, CEO of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre  told Pat how they they can support people this time of year.
18/12/20239 minutes 27 seconds
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Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik joined us in studio

The Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik joined us in studio to discuss the future of her party as well as the fire in Galway over the weekend.
18/12/202320 minutes 9 seconds
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A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum

A look back on the stories of the week on our Friday Forum. Joining Pat this morning was Marian Harkin TD Independent TD for Sligo-Leitrim, Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil MEP for Ireland South and also Sinead O'Carroll Editor The Journal.ie.
15/12/202321 minutes 27 seconds
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Spending Christmas in tents and on the streets

Spending Christmas in tents and on the streets, our Reporter Josh Crosbie takes a walk around our capital city where so many will have a very different Christmas.
15/12/202314 minutes 6 seconds
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Some Christmas reading recommendations

Caroline Grace Cassidy brings us her ultimate Christmas book guide from children's books, to comedy, to crime. Caroline's list includes‘Karma’  - Boy George ‘Friends Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing’ - Matthew Perry ‘Kala’ Colin Walsh ‘The friendship Fairies Save Christmas’ - Lucy Kennedy ‘This Christmas’ - Emma Heatherington ‘The Hike Life’ - Roz Purcell ‘Old Ireland in Colour’ Guinness World Record Book 2024 
15/12/202313 minutes 11 seconds
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Friday Christmas Food with Gareth Mullins

To glaze or not to glaze? And will it be the rolled and boned, a crown or the full bird? Gareth Mullins takes us through cooking your turkey, ham and stuffing for the big day.Friday Food is with thanks to Cully & Sully.
15/12/20238 minutes 30 seconds
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Israel has told the United States that the war to crush Hamas will last months

As Israel has told the United States that the war to crush Hamas will last months. We get the latest from Fawaz Gerges Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science .
15/12/202315 minutes 19 seconds
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Over eight thousand children don’t have a green area to play sports

No home grounds is the norm for those living in the liberties: we’ll be looking at why over eight thousand children don’t have a green area to play sports.
15/12/202312 minutes 18 seconds
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This years' biggest podcast listens

Aideen Finnegan Podcast Producer with The Irish Times  joined Pat in studio to chat with some podcast recommendations.Aideen's Choices....My Therapist Ghosted Me The Witch Trials of JK Rowling.  The Rest is Politics/ The Newsagents. BBC Planet Earth  Promenade Scamanda  The Retrievals 
15/12/20238 minutes 13 seconds
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Warnings against buying e-scooters for kids this Christmas

There have been warnings against buying e-scooters for kids this Christmas. To discuss this further we spoke to Ciaran Cuffe.
15/12/202314 minutes 40 seconds
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Boxed With John Fardy features 'The Bear'

 A brilliant young chef from the fine-dining world is forced to return home to run his local family sandwich shop in The Bear, the Disney TV series will feature on this week’s Boxed with John Fardy.
14/12/20236 minutes 29 seconds
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Mother and Stepfather of missing girl Amy Fitzpatrick

Amy Fitzpatrick’s disappeared on New Years day in Spain in 2008 her mother and her stepfather Dave talked to Pat this morning on the show.
14/12/202320 minutes 41 seconds
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The Oxford History of British and Irish Catholicism

We examine five centuries of Catholicism and it’s many surprising truths with UCD Professor John McCafferty in a new book 'The Oxford History of British and Irish Catholicism'
14/12/202310 minutes 57 seconds
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Legislation for the use of facial recognition technology by Gardai will be published today

The outline of legislation which would allow gardaí to use Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) will be published today. we’ll get the latest on what this means and why some have reservations about it. Pat spoke to Liam Herrick Executive Director, Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
14/12/202313 minutes 32 seconds
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Kinahan gang leader, Liam Byrne is returned to UK where he will stand trial for alleged firearms offences

Following Liam Byrnes’ arrest in Spain earlier this year. The UK's national crime agency said that 42-year-old Liam Byrne will stand trial for alleged firearms offences. For more on this Pat spoke to Conor Lally Security and Crime Editor, Irish Times.
14/12/20237 minutes 54 seconds
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How to cut back on our electronic waste this Christmas

Nothing says it’s December like drawers of used batteries, mystery wires and mismatched electrical items strewn all over the house. We’ll look at how we can cut back on our electronic waste this Christmas with Jo Linehan Editor of the Climate Supplement at the Sunday Times Ireland.  
14/12/20235 minutes 20 seconds
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Veteran journalist John Simpson on the war in Israel

He has reported from more than 30 war zones, interviewed world leaders at the height of their powers and been one of the leading voices of the BBC for three decade, veteran journalist John Simpson joined us on the show.
14/12/202317 minutes 59 seconds
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Winter gardening with Paraic Horkan

There are loads of winter gardening jobs to be done and Paraic Horkan brings us a to do list today.
13/12/20237 minutes 32 seconds
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Leaving Cert science is to be made easier

Leaving Cert science is to be made easier as continual assessment will be added to the curriculum in 5th year.  with more this change Pat spoke to Education Editor of The Irish Times Carl O'Brien.
13/12/20237 minutes 39 seconds
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The most successful Christmas movie of all time

his week on Inside Hollywood, Lisa Cannon looks at the most successful Christmas movie of all time Home Alone.
13/12/202310 minutes 27 seconds
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How to deal with overindulgence at Christmas

Many of us will be overeating, drinking more than usual and fighting colds, flus and bugs in the coming weeks and days, we get expert advice on dealing with it all with Sheena Mitchell Pharmacist and host of Wondercare Podcast.
13/12/202310 minutes 46 seconds
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Green Scene: How beavers are climate heroes

On this week's Green Scene, we hear how beavers are climate heroes, and the possibility of getting solar energy from space!Also for the first time in the 28 year history of climate conferences a landmark deal on fossil fuels has been reached. All to discuss with Dr Ruth Freeman Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland.All with thanks to AIB.
13/12/202310 minutes 13 seconds
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UN General Assembly has voted for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

The UN General Assembly has voted for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, for more on this Pat spoke to Jotam Confino, Foreign Editor at Jewish News .
13/12/20231 minute 3 seconds
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Dubliner Graham Dale has died on the frontline in Ukraine

With the sad news of Dubliner Graham Dale’s passing on the frontline in Ukraine we hear about his life on and off the battlefield with Neil Fetherstonhaugh, Reporter with the Sunday World and Co-Author of ‘The Green Marine: An Irishman's War In Iraq..’ 
13/12/20238 minutes 22 seconds
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50 years of generosity from the Irish people and Trócaire .

‘A Giving Island’, we hear from Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra about the book which celebrates 50 years of generosity from the Irish people and Trócaire .
13/12/202311 minutes 32 seconds
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The cost of car insurance claims is up

The cost of car insurance claims is up, so what does this mean for our premiums? Pat discusses this and more with Conor Faughnan, Transport Consultant.  
13/12/202317 minutes 15 seconds
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Tech with Jess

The firm behind popular shooting game Fortnite has won an antitrust trial against Google after accusing the tech giant of anticompetitive practices. Jess Kelly will bring us up to date and answer listeners' tech questions.
12/12/202310 minutes 51 seconds
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Is there ever a good time to break up with someone?

Is there ever a good time to break up with someone? Is it best to do so on special occasions-Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries? To get some insight and advice we heard from Stephanie Regan Clinical Psychotherapist. 
12/12/202319 minutes 53 seconds
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Cocaine addiction in rural communities

On Thursday Ear To The Ground showcased the story of Tullamore man Ian Sullivan and his battle with cocaine addiction.  What started off as a casual weekend habit turned vicious with Ian spending 200 euro a day at the peak of his addiction.   Ian’s battle is just one of many seen in rural Ireland as drugs become commonplace in the most rural villages.. Ian spoke to Anton this morning on the show.
12/12/202310 minutes 13 seconds
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Fire risks over Christmas

Christmas lights, open fires and the cooker on non-stop we speak to Fire Protection Officer Mark Doyle about fire risks to watch out for over Christmas.
12/12/20238 minutes 15 seconds
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A UN vote to demand a humanitarian ceasefire is due amid

A UN vote to demand a humanitarian ceasefire is due amid ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip. We bring you the latest from the Israel-Gaza war with Duncan Bullivant, Special Advisor to the Head of the Bosnia peacekeeping mission, part of the UK mission to Kosovo in 1999, and CEO of the Henderson Group.
12/12/20239 minutes 51 seconds
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The process of buying a house in Ireland while living abroad?

Margaret Barrett, Managing Director of Mortgage Navigators, explained the the complex but not impossible process of getting a mortgage while outside the country,
12/12/20239 minutes 37 seconds
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Alanna Quinn Idris on the attack that left her permanently blind in one eye

Man jailed over attack that left victim blind in one eye. We speak to Alanna Quinn Idris about the impact of the attack on her life and how she feels about the sentencing.
12/12/202312 minutes 40 seconds
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Rishi Sunak appeared before the Covid committee yesterday

Rishi Sunak appeared before the Covid committee yesterday with more revelations about the UK Government's response to the pandemic. Enda Brady TRT World Presenter talked us through what happened at the committee.
12/12/20239 minutes 33 seconds
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SSE Airtricity reduces electricity prices and gas tariffs

SSE Airtricity reduces electricity prices and gas tariffs with experts promising a price war, Charlie Weston Personal Finances Editor with the Independent joins us with the good news.
12/12/20239 minutes 7 seconds
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Ask The Expert: On changing jobs

Thinking of changing jobs? Our Monday expert Donal O’Donoghue MD at Sanderson Recruitment takes you through the dos and don’ts.
11/12/202311 minutes 29 seconds
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How to say NO during this festive season

With a lot of parties and events this festive season, Stephanie Regan joins us to talk us through how to say “NO” or “I just don’t want to” without offending.
11/12/202311 minutes 41 seconds
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Oh I wish it could have Christmas Sandwiches everyday

On the show this morning Bobby heard about the top spots where you can get your seasonal sambo with Aideen Kate Content Creator & Owner of True Beauty by Aideen Kate. 
11/12/202310 minutes 19 seconds
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Having alternative Christmas

Not everybody will be tucking into a traditional turkey and ham dinner and opening wrapped gifts on the 25th, our reporter Sarah Madden chats to people on how they will mark Christmas.
11/12/20239 minutes 23 seconds
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Ireland has a new world record in swimming

Ireland has a new world record in swimming thanks to Daniel Wiffen. The Armagh man broke the world record in 800-metre freestyle. Bobby spoke to Danel as well as a roundup of the weekend’s sport from Kathleen McNamee.
11/12/20236 minutes 40 seconds
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How are our shopping experience has changed

With many people opting to shop online as opposed to in stores, we want to know if our shopping patterns have changed and what does that mean for future retail? We speak to Jeane McCabe CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland and also Sharon Youell Lawlor MD Of Think Plan Do Consulting.
11/12/202312 minutes 6 seconds
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Ministers look set to approve large cuts to benefits for Ukrainian refugees

As Ministers look set to approve large cuts to benefits for Ukrainian refugees we speak to Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae. 
11/12/202315 minutes 22 seconds
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A look back on the stories of the week with our Friday Forum

We take a look back on the stories of the week with our Friday Forum. Joining Jonathan this morning was Colm Burke TD – Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central, Donnacha O Laoghaire – Sinn Fein TD for Cork South Central, and also Liz Dunphy – Journalist with the Irish Examiner.
08/12/202319 minutes 43 seconds
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An RSV wave that has left Crumlin Children’s Hospital ‘swamped

We hear from a consultant working on the frontline of an RSV wave that has left Crumlin Children’s Hospital ‘swamped’. Speaking to Jonathan this morning was Dr Suzanne Crowe, consultant in pediatric intensive care at Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
08/12/20239 minutes 49 seconds
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A fitting farewell to Shane McGowan

As Shane McGowan’s funeral procession makes its way through the city centre, Barry Whyte caught up with fans on the streets.
08/12/20238 minutes 16 seconds
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Are people still cross border shopping for Christmas?

Cross Border Shopping is something that’s been around for years, but are we still making the trip to Northern Ireland. Our reporter Sheila Naughton has been finding out.
08/12/20235 minutes 29 seconds
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A look ahead to the weekend of sport

The Champions Cup will kick off this weekend but not for Ronan O'Gara who has received a touchline ban ahead of La Rochelle's clash against Leinster. Kathleen McNamee brings us a preview of this weekend of sport.
08/12/20235 minutes 37 seconds
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Keeping our pets safe this festive season

With Christmas just around the corner, we will be talking about how to keep our pets safe this festive season. 
08/12/20239 minutes 20 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins: Christmas snacks

You have the dinner sorted but what about all those snacks you’ll need over the Christmas period? Gareth Mullins, Executive Chef of The Anantara Marker Hotel brings us some simple seasonal recipes.All with thanks to Cully & Sully.
08/12/20238 minutes 38 seconds
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A look back at the UK's week in politics

Missing whatsapps and a repentant Prime Minister, we’ll analyse the UK’s week in politics with Enda Brady Presenter of TRT World.
08/12/202310 minutes 22 seconds
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An extraordinary assessment of Stephen Donnelly’s management of the health department

“Exceptionally frustrating” - New documents reveal Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohue’s extraordinary assessment of Stephen Donnelly’s management of the health department. Speaking to Jonathan was Craig Hughes Political Correspondent, Irish Daily Mail.
08/12/202311 minutes 23 seconds
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Boris Johnson evidence at the UK’s COVID Inquiry

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is back giving evidence at the UK Covid Inquiry. Enda Brady Presenter of TRT World brought us the latest.
07/12/20239 minutes 29 seconds
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Reaction to the fourth Republican debate

No clear winner? Terry Sheridan brings us all the details from the fourth Republican debate which took place last night.
07/12/20236 minutes 45 seconds
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The business of: bottling & canning 

The business of bottling and canning of Alcoholic and Soft Drinks with Joe Lynam Newstalk's Business Editor.All with thanks to Croke Park Meeting and Events.
07/12/20237 minutes 33 seconds
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The first Irish sign language cafe has opened in Dublin

Henry McKean visits Irelands first ever sign language café and speaks to patrons and staff about the impact the hopes to make with the initiative.
07/12/202310 minutes 53 seconds
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Sustainable Christmas gifts ideas

From crackers to food waste and even gift ideas we hear how to do Christmas more sustainably with Jo Linehan Editor of the Climate Supplement at the Sunday Times Ireland.
07/12/20239 minutes
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Buyers need to earn at least 128k to afford a new home in Dublin

Buyers need to earn at least 128k to afford a new home in Dublin. A new report by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has found that the national average cost of delivering a three bedroom semi detached house is 397k.Speaking to Pat in response to the findings of this report was Karl Deeter CEO of OnlineApplications.com.
07/12/202318 minutes 40 seconds
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Gifting for the Gardener in Your Life

What makes the perfect gift for the Gardener in your Life So what are the top Gardening gifts this Year? Paraic Horkan brings us loads of suggestions.
06/12/202312 minutes 32 seconds
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Advice to not ignore health issues and get checked

Pat was joined on the show by Shauna Stubbs who advises listeners not to ignore health issues after she had to postpone her wedding when her 31-year-old fiance got diagnosed with cancer having just presented with back pain. Shauna told Pat about Darren's diagnosis and his health journey so far.
06/12/202310 minutes 36 seconds
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Corny: The last Irishman in the NFL

The Last Irishman in the NFL: A Celebratory Podcast of Resilience, Triumph, and the Return of the Irish to the NFL. Pat spoke to the podcast Producer Lochlainn Harte.
06/12/202313 minutes 50 seconds
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Inside Hollywood: Classic movies to watch this Christmas

This week on Inside Hollywood, Lisa Cannon takes a look at the 1971 all-time favourite Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
06/12/20238 minutes 47 seconds
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One year since the launch of Chat GPT

It is one year since the launch of Chat GPT. We reflect on the huge developments of the software and we’ll have predictions for what AI could look like in 2024 with Aidan Connolly CEO of Idiro Analytics. 
06/12/20238 minutes 53 seconds
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Green Scene: Speedy shrimp

Speedy shrimp and how birds need to be good singers, but can’t be one-hit wonders! All up to discuss in this week's 'Green Scene' with Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland.All with thanks to AIB.
06/12/20238 minutes 24 seconds
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Reports of the ‘fiercest fighting’ in Gaza

There are reports of the ‘fiercest fighting’ in Gaza since the conflict began. We get an update from Scott Lucas Professor & Political Analyst at the Clinton Institute, University College Dublin.  
06/12/202315 minutes 25 seconds
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Remembering the late great Rosemary Smith

Rally driver Rosemary Smith passed away yesterday. We pay tribute to the trailblazing woman she was with Geraldine Herbert Motoring Editor for Sunday Independent.
06/12/20238 minutes 6 seconds
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The glitz and the glam comes out at Christmas

"Christmas party season has well and truly kicked off and it will be in full swing until the New Year." "It's not only toy shops and grocery stores that are experiencing a seasonal rush but also hairdressers, beauticians, boutiques and gyms."   The glitz and the glam come out at Christmas and our reporter, Josh Crosbie, has been meeting with those who are in the business of creating styles.
06/12/20238 minutes 57 seconds
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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee survived the confidence motion

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee survived the confidence motion against her with the Dáil debate that followed proving lively. Ireland Editor for the Independent.ie Fionnan Sheahan joined Pat to discuss the events that unfolded.
06/12/202316 minutes 2 seconds
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Tech With Jess: Christmas tech gift ideas

This week, Jess Kelly will bring us some more gift ideas including Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and a portable Bluetooth speaker.
05/12/20236 minutes 54 seconds
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Follow on report from the flooding in Middleton

6 weeks on from the catastrophic flooding that seriously impacted local businesses in Middleton County Cork our southern reporter Jamie O’Hara visited the area to see how the clean-up is going  
05/12/20239 minutes 23 seconds
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Dear Gay: Letters written to the Gay Byrne Show

Dear Gay is a book about the late Gay Byrne that has been written by his daughter Suzy which discusses the impact he had on the public during Ireland's challenging times/ Suzy joined Pat on the show this morning.
05/12/202314 minutes 11 seconds
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Man V Ocean Documentary

We talk to two adventurous men who set sail from New York City to cross the Atlantic Ocean to Galway. Their adventure is featured in a new documentary Man V Ocean Documentary: Man Vs Ocean, an emotional and reflective adventure documentary that follows Damian Browne and Fergus Farrell's voyage traversing the Atlantic Ocean in a two-person rowboat that will air on Wednesday 6th December.
05/12/202317 minutes 17 seconds
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Ireland’s only photographer to win a Pulitzer Prize

From winning a Pulitzer Prize for his work to quitting at the peak of his career, Pat was joined on the show by Cathal McNaughton an Irish photographer who has spent years working at the frontlines of conflict zones.
05/12/202315 minutes 42 seconds
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Ask The Expert

Our 'Ask The Expert' joining Pat this morning was Enda Dooley an Audiologist at Hidden Hearing.
04/12/202312 minutes 29 seconds
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A call for a National Traveller Mental Health Strategy

On December 5th Travellers and their supporters will take to the streets of Dublin, demanding a National Traveller Mental Health Strategy from the Government.  Significant numbers of Travellers suffer from poor mental health and the result is a suicide crisis of catastrophic proportions.  Our reporter James Wilson sent us this report.
04/12/202311 minutes 32 seconds
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Travel With Pól : Christmas markets

Pól Ó Conghaile  Travel Editor, Irish Independent brings us recommendations of the best Christmas market, holiday breaks, and deals over the festive season.Travel is with thanks to Ryanair.
04/12/20239 minutes 18 seconds
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Tiny living robots made from human cells

Have you recently donated your cells to science? Well, they might have been used to create tiny new living robots. To explain more Pat was joined on the show by Scientist and Author Dr David Robert Grimes.
04/12/20236 minutes 24 seconds
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The cost of visiting your GP differs across the country

We discuss how over a third of people are paying more than €50 for a visit to their GP with Dr Ernan Gallagher Clinical lead, Centric Dermatology Services.
04/12/202313 minutes 23 seconds
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A look ahead to a busy weekend of sport

The Irish women’s football team lost out to Hungry, another loss for MU and all the rest of the weekend sports Kathleen McNamee  Digital producer with Off The Ball.
04/12/20236 minutes 28 seconds
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Russian Supreme Court has banned The International LGBT Public Movement

In a hugely significant move criticised by many, the Russian Supreme Court has banned an organisation that it calls “extremist” - The International LGBT Public Movement. To discuss this Pat was joined in the studio by Adam Long Board Director of the National LBGT Federation. 
04/12/202311 minutes 5 seconds
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The Israeli military is targeting Hamas command centers,

The Israeli military is targeting Hamas command centers, weapons storage, and naval forces after the ceasefire fell apart on Friday. We get the latest from Duncan Bullivant Special Advisor to the Head of the Bosnia peacekeeping mission, part of the UK mission to Kosovo in 1999, and CEO of the Henderson Group, an international risk management advisory.
04/12/20239 minutes 46 seconds
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A look back on the stories of the week with our Friday Forum

Our Friday Forum looked back on the news stories of the week. Joining Pat this morning was Jim O'Callaghan Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Bay South and his party’s justice spokesperson, Louise O Reilly Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Fingal and also Roisin Shorthall Social Democrats TD for Dublin Northwest and Spokesperson on Health and Finance. 
01/12/202320 minutes 41 seconds
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News round up with Fionnan Sheahan

From our Christmas Show live from the Ananatra The Marker Hotel in Dublin   We take a look at the news stories of the day with Ireland Editor Fionnan Sheahan.
01/12/202315 minutes 9 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins

Gareth Mullins has taken two lucky listeners Deirdre and Pauline under his skilled chef wing to show them how to cook this morning we see how they are faring.Friday Food is with thanks to Cully & Sully.
01/12/20232 minutes 39 seconds
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Why we love Dublin

Dublin in the Rare Auld Times: We discuss why recent events shouldn’t overshadow the city that so many of us call home with Andrea Horan Dublin Business Owner and Holly Carpenter Social Media Influencer.
01/12/202310 minutes 48 seconds
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How to navigate the work Christmas party

The do’s and don'ts at the Christmas party with Allison Keating, Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
01/12/20238 minutes 18 seconds
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Actor Liam Cunningham

This morning broadcasting live from The Anantara Marker Hotel, Pat was joined by an Irish actor known for his iconic role in The Guard and Game of Thrones, Liam Cunningham will be discussing Israel, Dublin Riots, and his new Netflix documentary: ‘3 Body Problem’.
01/12/202317 minutes 49 seconds
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Two lucky listeners learn to cook with Chef Gareth Mullins

We meet the two lucky listeners who will be learning to cook a dish with Chef Gareth Mullins as we broadcast live from the Ananatra The Marker Hotel in Dublin. 
01/12/202310 minutes 42 seconds
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The sound of Music in NCH this December

Looking for things to do over the festive period? The sound of music returns to the National Concert Hall this December and we speak to the show Director Tony Finnegan. 
30/11/20239 minutes 33 seconds
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The business of: Mobile phones

This week, Joe Lynam takes a look at the Business of how mobiles are designed, manufactured, and distributed.All with thanks to Croke Park Meetings And Events.
30/11/20237 minutes 58 seconds
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Minister Eamon Ryan on COP 28

With Cop28 kicking off in Dubai today Pat spoke to the Minister for Transport, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan.
30/11/202310 minutes 48 seconds
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Light Up a Light for Our Lady’s Hospice

We hear from Our Lady’s Hospice on their annual Light Up A Life Remembrance Ceremony. Speaking to Pat this morning was Ger Kelly Resident of the Hospice with life-limiting illness and also Steven McDermott Interim Head of Nursing of Palliative Care at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.
30/11/20239 minutes 24 seconds
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International Union of Immunological Societies meeting 2023

Professor Luke O’Neill joined us on the line from this year's International Union of Immunological Societies meeting in Cape Town and informed us on major advances in cancer treatments.
30/11/20236 minutes 24 seconds
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The one size fits all solution to managing a chronic illness 

Dr Noel McCaffrey from ExWell Medical discusses how exercise can be a one-size-fits-all solution to managing chronic illnesses. We’re also joined by Pat McDonnell who shares his story of managing multiple chronic illnesses.
30/11/202310 minutes 21 seconds
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What measures will our streets feel safer?

Body cams and water cannons, will these make our streets feel safer? Pat discussed this with Dr Jack Nolan, Lecturer At UCD and Retried Assistant Garda Commissioner, and also Paul Williams Crime Journalist with The Irish Independent.
30/11/202320 minutes 12 seconds
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How to save on energy bills this winter

We hear how to save on energy bills this winter in a bid to live more sustainability  Jo Linehan Editor of the Climate Supplement at the Sunday Times Ireland  
30/11/202315 minutes 37 seconds
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A truce between Israel and Hamas extends for another day

The truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended for one more day. For more on this Pat was joined on the show by Oliver McTernan Conflict Mediator and Director of Forward Thinking.
30/11/202314 minutes 26 seconds
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Gardening : Christmas plants

Paraic Horkan brings us some advice on dressing your Home for Christmas with colour and scent from Indoor plants.
29/11/20238 minutes 49 seconds
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Inside Hollywood: Dramatic movies of the 1980’s

This week on Inside Hollywood, Lisa Cannon looks at the most dramatic movies of the 1980's.
29/11/20239 minutes 15 seconds
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Is it actually love for Lexie Byrne?

Is it actually love for Lexie Byrne? Writer and filmmaker Caroline Grace Cassidy will be in to discuss her new book which is the last in the Lexie Byrne trilogy.
29/11/202313 minutes 48 seconds
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Luba Healy on her humanitarian aid trip to her home country

The Israel/Palestine conflict has moved the situation in Ukraine down the agenda but it is far from over.A Ukrainian woman living in Ireland Luba Healy joins us from her humanitarian aid trip to her home country.
29/11/20237 minutes 52 seconds
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Green Scene: Its the eve of COP 28

On the eve of Cop28 Dr. Ruth Freeman Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland discusses whether keeping below 1.5 degrees is still possible. All to discuss on this week's Green Scene.Green Scene is with thanks to AIB.
29/11/20236 minutes 31 seconds
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Squid Games Irish contestant

Dreams of Disneyland and 4 million dollars, we speak to Squid Games reality TV show contestant Mikie Bowe.
29/11/20238 minutes
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How should the Government and police deal with the Dublin rioters?

Punitive prison sentences and social welfare cuts - How should the government and police deal with the Dublin rioters? And how can we monitor future issues on social media? To discuss Pat was joined by Hugh O’Connell, Deputy Political Editor, Independent .ie, and also Jess Kelly, Newstalk Technology Correspondent.
29/11/202317 minutes 38 seconds
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The great gadget gift guide €250 and under

Christmas is just around the corner and Newstalk Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly brings us the annual great gadget guide. We take a look at gifts priced at €250 and under.
28/11/202319 minutes 40 seconds
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The great gadget gift guide €150 and under

Christmas is just around the corner and Newstalk Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly brings us the annual great gadget guide. We take a look at gifts priced €150 and under.
28/11/202312 minutes 1 second
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The great gadget gift guide €50 and under

Christmas is just around the corner and Newstalk Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly brings us the annual great gadget guide. In this part we look at gifts priced €50 and under.
28/11/202310 minutes 24 seconds
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Author Paul Lynch winner of The Booker Prize

Straight after his win of The Booker Prize Pat spoke to author Paul Lynch.
28/11/20234 minutes 42 seconds
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Should you get pet insurance?

The cost of pet insurance should you get it and is it worth it? Pete Wedderburn, better known as Pete the Vet joined Pat on the show to discuss.
28/11/20239 minutes 27 seconds
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Will you be dining out in Dublin City this Christmas?

With restaurants closing down, the cost of living crisis continuing, and fears over further rioting, will people be eating out in Dublin's city centre this Christmas? Pat spoke to Adrian Cummins CEO, of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, and also Martin Harte CEO of The Temple Bar.
28/11/202316 minutes 54 seconds
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Ask The Expert: On family law

Our expert today was Keith Walsh Family Law Solicitor and took listeners' questions.
27/11/20238 minutes 31 seconds
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Navigating complicated family relationships at Christmas

Clinical Psychotherapist and Host of the podcast Tough Love  Stephanie Regan gives advice on navigating complicated family relationships at Christmas.
27/11/20237 minutes 17 seconds
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Venice day tripper fee

For 29 days from April to mid-July, day trippers who visit the iconic city will be charged five euros for a QR code that will be checked at seven access points between 8.30 am and 4.00pm. For more on this Anton was joined on the show by Hugo McCaffrey an Irish journalist based in Italy.
27/11/20238 minutes 41 seconds
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What is it like to be diagnosed with ADHD as an adult?

What is it like to be diagnosed with ADHD as an adult? We hear from Ailin Kennedy Musician, Mountain runner, now ADHD Coach who was diagnosed as an adult, and Ken Kilbride, CEO of ADHD Ireland.
27/11/20239 minutes 12 seconds
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The Taoiseach has defended a tweet where he referred to released hostage Emily Hand as “lost” and now returned

The Taoiseach has defended a tweet where he referred to released hostage Emily Hand as “lost” and now returned. To get a reaction Anton spoke to Shona Murray Europe Correspondent, Euronews and also Richard Boyd Barrett TD for Dun Laoghaire.
27/11/202314 minutes 20 seconds
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A look back on the weekend of sport

A look back on the weekend of sport with Kathleen McNamee Presenter of COYGIG pod and digital producer 
27/11/20237 minutes 29 seconds
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Could facial recognition measures help the Gardaí?

The future of policing in Ireland could facial recognition measures help the gardai? To discuss further Anton was joined on the show by Martin Heydon, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine. Fine Gael TD for Kildare South.
27/11/202311 minutes 35 seconds
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How to stay stylish this holiday season.

It’s Christmas party season and we will hear from Aoife Dunican Owner of The Style Bob on how to stay stylish this holiday season. 
27/11/20239 minutes 29 seconds
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More hostages released by Hamas

Hamas says it is seeking to extend the current four-day pause in fighting with Israel. We get the latest from Duncan Bullivant, Special Advisor to the Head of the Bosnia peacekeeping mission, part of the UK mission to Kosovo in 1999, and CEO of the Henderson Group, an international risk management advisory.  
27/11/20239 minutes 34 seconds
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Minister Paschal Donohoe on the riots in Dublin last night

e Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform joined Pat to give his reaction like many others on the unrest and riots in Dublin city centre.
24/11/20239 minutes 4 seconds
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Our Friday Forum discuss last night riots

Our Friday Forum gave their reaction to last night's Dublin City Riots. Joining Pat this morning was Verona Murphy – Independent TD for Wexford, Cathal Crowe – Fianna Fáil TD for Clare and Fionnan Sheahan – Ireland Editor, Irish Independent.
24/11/202319 minutes 9 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins: Chocolate chip cookie and a homemade hot chocolate...

Gareth Mullins will be giving us a recipe for a chocolate chip cookie and a homemade hot chocolate... all in preparation for the Toy Show!All with thanks to Cully & Sully.
24/11/20236 minutes 26 seconds
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A sneak preview of The Toy Show.

The Toy Show gets its 4th host tonight. The jewel in the Late Late crown has survived a musical and a lot of noise around the RTE crisis. At 9.35pm tonight Patrick Kielty will bring us a celebration of colour and magic moments. Henry McKean went backstage and sent us this sneak preview.
24/11/20235 minutes
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Reaction to the riots with Mannix Flynn

We will be discussing more of the impact the riots in Dublin City Centre have had on the capital with Mannix Flynn Independent Dublin City Counsellor.
24/11/202311 minutes 18 seconds
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Lorries carrying aid have made their way into Gaza from Egypt

Lorries carrying aid have made their way into Gaza from Egypt after a four-day pause in fighting takes effect. We have the latest from the former head of the UK’s Joint Forces Command. 
24/11/20238 minutes 20 seconds
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Bus drivers attacked and buses set alight

Bus drivers attacked and buses set alight in the capital last night. We get a reaction from Dermot O'Leary General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union and also Brendan O’ Connor, President of GRA.
24/11/20237 minutes 42 seconds
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More reaction to the violent scenes in Dublin City Centre last night

After the violent scenes in Dublin City Centre last night, we talk about the repercussions with Paul Williams Crime Journalist with The Irish Independent.
24/11/20238 minutes 37 seconds
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Minister Simon Harris on the riots in Dublin City

Pat was joined on the show this morning by the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris about the riots that unfolded last night. Also speaking to the show was Richard Chambers News Correspondent, Virgin Media News who was at the scene as it unfolded.
24/11/202323 minutes 47 seconds
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Boxed With John Fardy features 'The Crown' Season 6

It's the beginning of the end for The Crown Season 6 opens in Paris amid the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the gut-wrenching sounds of a crash. John Fardy has been watching for Boxed this week.
23/11/20237 minutes 6 seconds
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Knock on effects of the Dublin Airport passenger cap

The DAA has warned the current passenger cap will have a major impact on upcoming sporting events such as the Six Nations and the 2024 UEFA Europa League final. Speaking to Pat this morning was Kenny Jacobs DAA Chief Executive.
23/11/202311 minutes 22 seconds
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In The Blood; My Life In And Out Of Football’ by Pat Spillane

Former All-Ireland winner and renowned Sunday Game pundit Pat Spillane joined Pat in the studio to discuss his new book, ‘In The Blood; My Life In And Out Of Football’.
23/11/202316 minutes 17 seconds
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Benefits of extreme heat in a sauna followed by extreme cold water.

Open sea swimming took off during lockdown and since then there has been a rise in saunas popping up on beaches and rivers across the country.  Henry McKean met Fad Saoil Saunas and visited The Hot Box Sauna on the River Barrow in Graiguenamanagh - Tinnahinch on the Carlow Kilkenny Border. Henry looked at the benefits of extreme heat in a sauna followed by extreme cold water. He sent this report.
23/11/202311 minutes 58 seconds
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Israel’s Ambassador to Ireland, Dana Erlich

The hostage release has been delayed until Friday, we get the latest from Israel’s Ambassador to Ireland, Dana Erlich who joined Pat in studio.
23/11/202319 minutes 22 seconds
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The end of The Triple Lock

Tánaiste Micheál Martin has announced plans to scrap the Triple Lock which prevents Ireland from deploying troops overseas without UN approval. To discuss this further Pat spoke to Cathal Berry TD Independent TD for the Kildare South Constituency and Former Amy Ranger.
23/11/202313 minutes 27 seconds
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Oscar Pistorius gets another chance at parole

Oscar Pistorius gets another chance at parole after nearly a decade in prison for the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
23/11/20237 minutes 46 seconds
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The Business Of: Dating

This week, Joe Lynam takes a look at the Business of Dating apps and how successful they are, both for their users and owners.All with thanks to Croke Park Meeting & Events.
23/11/20237 minutes 49 seconds
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Top tips on how to protect your skin this winter 

From SPF to glove-wearing and heavy-duty moisturizer, we give you all the top tips on how to protect your skin this winter with Professor Niki Ralph, Consultant Dermatologist with the Institute of Dermatologists.
23/11/202311 minutes 16 seconds
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Release of hostages wont happen before Friday

The release of hostages under a temporary truce between Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants will not happen before Friday, Israel's national security adviser and the US said, dashing hopes of relatives that some would be freed today. We speak to Paul Rogers Author & Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies, Bradford  University.
23/11/202313 minutes 39 seconds
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Gardening: Picking the perfect Christmas tree

Horticulturist and keen Gardener, Graduate of the National Botanic Gardens Paraic Horkan joined Pat this morning with tips and advice on picking the perfect Christmas tree.
22/11/202310 minutes 36 seconds
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Inside Hollywood: 80’s movies favourites

This week on Inside Hollywood with Lisa Cannon, we’ll be talking comedy movies from the 80s including Tootsie and Trading Places!
22/11/202314 minutes 5 seconds
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Henry McKean reports on Irish Design Week

Irish Design Week tries to promote and advocate national and international design in Ireland. Henry McKean visited the design capital of Ireland, Kilkenny, where he met Tomm Moore from Cartoon Saloon.The 5 times Oscar nominated animation studio draws on Irish folklore, with a new exhibition open until March on The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, and Wolfwalkers. Henry also met designers from around the world. He sent us this report.
22/11/202311 minutes 23 seconds
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A memory from the Toy Show

Pat was joined on the show by Tody Kane a Girls Aloud fan who was surprised by the band themselves – mid-Toy Show all the way back in 2003.
22/11/20236 minutes 4 seconds
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How the news of the assassination of JFK was heard in Ireland

How the news of the assassination of JFK was presented in the US and in Ireland. Newstalk Reporter Simon Tierney explains on the 60th anniversary of the JFK assassination.
22/11/202310 minutes 41 seconds
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Israel update as truce agreed

The start time of the truce between Israel and Hamas is set to be announced in the next 24 hours, we get the latest with Freelance Journalist Hannah McCarthy.
22/11/202312 minutes 27 seconds
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Motoring: The latest on Dublin Bus and Busconnects,

Disincentives for buying EV cars and the latest on Dublin Bus and Busconnects, what has happened to the project? Transport Consultant  Conor Faughnan joins us with all the details. for our commuter slot.
22/11/20239 minutes 3 seconds
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What does the future hold now for Stephen Kenny

What does the future hold now for Stephen Kenny and the Irish football team? We hear from Nathan Murphy from Off The Ball.
22/11/20239 minutes 24 seconds
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Israel and Hamas agree to a truce

Israel and Hamas agreed to a truce that would see 50 hostages released. But what happens next? For more on this Pat spoke to Duncan Bullivant Special Advisor to the Head of the Bosnia peacekeeping mission, part of the UK mission to Kosovo in 1999 and CEO of the Henderson Group, an international risk management advisory.  
22/11/202315 minutes 1 second
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Green Scene: Greenland's glaciers melting faster than we thought

Greenland glaciers are receding twice as fast as in the 20th century and just leaving trees to grow could store carbon emissions. All up for discussion with Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland in this week's 'Green Scene'.
22/11/20238 minutes 30 seconds
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What are cultural rights?

What are cultural rights and what is the role of local government in implementing them? Alexandra Xanthaki, UN Special Rapporteur in Cultural Rights joined Pat on the show to discuss further.
21/11/202312 minutes 47 seconds
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Tech: Review of the new Samsung Galaxy Buds FE

Jess Kelly will join us next to review the new Samsung Galaxy Buds FE.
21/11/20236 minutes 29 seconds
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New research on the spread of online misinformation

New research reveals that the far right is growing in Ireland with a lack of action by tech companies being one contributor. We discuss this with Ciaran O’Connor, Senior Analyst, at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and Co-Author of the Report, and also Emmet Eyan Business & Technology Correspondent, at the Business Post. 
21/11/202310 minutes 56 seconds
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COVID inquiry continues in the UK

It’s the turn of the scientists to give evidence this week for the Covid inquiry in the UK. Enda Brady TRT World Presenter brings us the latest details.
21/11/20237 minutes 20 seconds
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Could a loophole mean drivers are avoiding penalty points?

A loophole in the system means drivers who take disqualifications from driving can avoid penalty points. To explain more Pat was joined on the show by Geraldine Herbert, Motoring Editor, with the Sunday Independent and Timmy Dooley, Senator, Transport spokesperson Fianna Fail.
21/11/202312 minutes 24 seconds
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The importance of shopping local

Every €1 spent locally generates up to €2.50 in the local economy while €1 spent online, with overseas retailers, is lost to Ireland inc for good – we hear the importance of considering our local spend for this black Friday. 
21/11/20236 minutes 31 seconds
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Children At Risk Ireland (CARI) need immediate funding to keep service open

CARI, the support service for child victims of sexual abuse will have to close its doors unless it gets immediate funding. We speak to those desperate to keep the service open. With Pat this morning was Emer O’Neill, CARI CEO and Clinical Officer, and also Tony Delaney – Ambassador for CARI and child sex abuse survivor.
21/11/202318 minutes 42 seconds
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A truce deal is close, according to the Hamas chief

A truce deal is close, according to the Hamas chief. What is the possibility of a ceasefire in Gaza? Speaking to Pat was Alistair Bunkall, Sky News Middle East Correspondent.
21/11/202315 minutes 4 seconds
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Why international magazines are recommending Ireland as a place to travel to

Ireland has been getting a lot of love from the likes of Lonely Planet and National Geographic- Irish Independent Travel Editor Pól Ó Conghaile tell us why.All with thanks to Ryanair.
20/11/20237 minutes 1 second
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Sean Moncrieff on his trip to Somalia and flood has displaced half a million people

For the past week, our own Sean Moncrieff has been abroad in Somalia, where he received a first-hand view of severe flooding which, according to the Somali government, has left half a million people displaced in the country. Sean joined Pat this morning on his return from Somalia.
20/11/202311 minutes 16 seconds
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Ask the Expert : Children and sleep routine

As a new parent, sleep deprivation can become the norm. Our sleep expert Lucy Wolfe will discuss why that doesn’t have to be the case and she’ll be answering your questions on how to keep the kids asleep throughout the night. 
20/11/202310 minutes 46 seconds
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We discuss Antimicrobial Resistance

antimicrobial resistance happens when germs develop the ability to defeat the antibiotics designed to kill them, but what does that mean for our bodies?  We spoke to Paul Ross the AOC Microbiome Ireland and winner of this year’s Researcher Of The Year Award.
20/11/202311 minutes 3 seconds
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A look back on the weekend of sport

The Stephen Kenny era is coming to an end, Roy Keane and Jason McAteer’s latest spat, and F1 goes to Vegas. Eoin Sheahan joined Pat with a look back on the weekend of sport. will be here to give us the sports update next
20/11/20237 minutes 40 seconds
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The US and Israeli forces have said a deal to free hostages is on the horizon

The US and Israeli forces have said a deal to free hostages is on the horizon, we’ll get the latest with Leila Molana-Allen a special correspondent with PSB NewsHour, and also joining Pat was Dr Laurence Davis Lecturer in the Department of Government & Politics, UCC.
20/11/202316 minutes 4 seconds
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Are concerns about artificial intelligence just plain old scaremongering?

Are concerns about artificial intelligence just plain old scaremongering? Pat was joined on the show by Barry O'Sullivan Professor of AI at University College Cork.
20/11/202314 minutes 52 seconds
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The life and career of the late Ben Dunne With Ralph Riegel

We return to the story of Molly and Tom Martens and we pay tribute to Ben Dunne with Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent Ralph Riegel.
20/11/202318 minutes 40 seconds
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A look back on the stories of the week with our Friday Forum

A look back on the stories of the week with our Friday Forum. Joining Pat today was John Brady, Sinn Fein TD for Wicklow, Barry Ward, Fine Gael Senator and Vice Chair of the Oireachtas Justice Committee and also John Lee – Executive Editor, Daily Mail Group Ireland.
17/11/202324 minutes 23 seconds
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Friday Food with Gareth Mullins : A chilli beef burrito bowl!

Gareth Mullins will be giving us a recipe with some spice and comfort this week – a chilli beef burrito bowl!Friday Food is with thanks to Cully & Sully.
17/11/20235 minutes 3 seconds
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What a week it has been in the UK politics

A Supreme Court ruling on Rwanda and Cameron’s first visit to Ukraine, it’s been a big week in UK politics. Vincent McAviney London based journalist gave us an overview.
17/11/20239 minutes 58 seconds
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Is the traditional CV dead?

Gone are the days of the traditional CV – your next interview will probably be assessed by AI! We get all the details with Donal O'Donoghue Managing Director at Sanderson and President of Employment and Recruitment Federation of Ireland.
17/11/202314 minutes 8 seconds
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A look back on the weekend of sport

Ireland will face the Netherlands this weekend, is there any way back now for Stephen Kenny? Off The Ball’s Kathleen McNamee joined Pat to look ahead to the weekend of sport.
17/11/20236 minutes 6 seconds
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Kids as young as 14 lured into becoming money mules

Children as young as 14 are being recruited as money mules. To further details Pat was joined by we speak to Michael Cryan Detective Superintendent, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau.   
17/11/202310 minutes 41 seconds
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6020 people on the waiting list for home care

With 6020 people on the waiting list for home care, what future for those who need it? To discuss further Pat was joined on the show by Duncan Smith Labour TD and spokesperson on Health, Disability, Transport & Communications.
17/11/202314 minutes 36 seconds
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Who is blaming who in RTE?

We discuss who’s blaming who behind the doors at RTE  with Fionnan Sheahan Ireland Editor of the Irish Independent.
17/11/202317 minutes 49 seconds
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Dublin Zoo launches National Centre for Species Survival

A new centre for species survival in Ireland has been established at Dublin Zoo and Pat was joined on the show by the Director of Dublin Zoo Dr. Christoph Schwitzer.
16/11/20239 minutes 37 seconds
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Three books with Miriam Mulcahy

Miriam Mulcahy tells Pat about three of her favourite pageturners. She tell us why she has chosen ‘A Wizard of Earth Sea’, Ursula K. Le Guin, ‘Anna Karenina’, Leo Tolstoy and ‘A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing’, Hilary Mantel .
16/11/20239 minutes 45 seconds
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An alarming rise in anti-Semitic attacks across Europe

An alarming rise in antisemitic attacks across Europe stokes fears for Jewish communities. We get further details from Naomi O'Leary Europe Correspondent for the Irish Times.
16/11/202311 minutes 34 seconds
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Salt being banned in Uruguay

Professor Luke O’Neill talks to us about salt being banned in Uruguay.
16/11/20239 minutes 14 seconds
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Shane Hannon on some of the best sport documentaries

Brawn, Beckham, the Last Dance - Shane Hannon joined us next to talk through the best sporting documentaries.
16/11/20236 minutes 12 seconds
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Report: The on-going heroin epidemic in the capital

A spate of synthetic heroin overdoses over the weekend has brought the drug back into the headlines. 54 overdose presentations were reported in total, giving many who know the city's history a terrifying flashback to the heroin epidemic of the 80s.   Our reporter Sarah Madden has been investigating the lasting legacy of drugs in the Capital, where experts warn the worst may be yet to come.
16/11/202310 minutes 21 seconds
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Should 16 year olds be allowed to drive?

8 in 10 Irish people are against EU plans to allow 16-year-olds to drive – Are they correct? We discussed this with Transport Consultant Conor Faughnan.
16/11/20239 minutes 25 seconds
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Doctors without Borders on the situation in Gaza

Professor Scott Lucas joins us to discuss US President Biden’s ‘mild hope’ with regard to hostages and we speak to Doctors Without Borders with Enas Abu Khalaf Head of Communications, Médecins Sans Frontières - Doctors Without Borders.
16/11/202313 minutes 29 seconds
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Park Hotel Kenmare enters a new era in hospitality

After over 40 years of running Park Hotel Kenmare, John and Francis Brennan have passed the baton to Bryan and Tara Meehan’s family company Forever Begin Ltd. Joining Pat in the studio was Hotelier John Brennan and the new owner of the Park Hotel Kenmare Bryan Meehan.
16/11/202312 minutes 22 seconds
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Getting the best value from your health insurance policy

The peak renewal period for health insurance is almost upon us with nearly 1 million members due to renew in the coming weeks. Dermot Goode, Health Insurance expert with Total Health Cover, a Lockton Company joined Pat with advice on how to get the best value from your health insurance policy.
16/11/202312 minutes 34 seconds
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Irish citizens escape Gaza and arrive into Egypt

The first Irish citizens have escaped Gaza and are now on the road to home. Pat was joined on the show by Ibrahim Alagha and Irish citizen who left Gaza last night and also spoke to Shona Murray the Europe Correspondent, Euronews.
16/11/202313 minutes 38 seconds
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Gardening with Paraic: Autumn gardening jobs

There are lots of gardening jobs to do this autumn and Paraick Horkan brings us his weekly list along with tips and advice.
15/11/20239 minutes 27 seconds
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Why more wellbeing is needed in An Garda Siochana

Alan Conlon, Life Coach, Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator AT DKIT, Former Garda tells us why he retired and why more wellbeing is needed in An Garda Siochana.
15/11/202311 minutes 12 seconds
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Will the Trump trial go into 2025?

Will the Trump trial go into 2025? We discuss with Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer with The University of Galway and Columnist with The Journal.ie  
15/11/202311 minutes 31 seconds
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Inside Hollywood: 80’s movies favourites

This week on Inside Hollywood, we remind ourselves of a few crime caper action adventure movies from the 80’s with Lisa Cannon TV Host and Executive Producer of Spotlight.
15/11/20239 minutes 26 seconds
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Keith Barry’s new book for kids

Keith Barry Brain Hacker & Mentalist joined Pat in the studio to chat about his new book for kids,   Mind Magic, Tricks and tips to Train Your Brain for a happier, more confident you!
15/11/202313 minutes 10 seconds
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Green Scene: Do rates have imagainations

Do rats have imaginations, and a novel solution to deal with expanding sea urchin populations in Australia – all in this week's Green Scene with Dr Ruth Freeman Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland.All with thanks to AIB.
15/11/20237 minutes 13 seconds
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An update on reports of Irish families due to leave Gaza

We get an update on reports of Irish families due to leave Gaza and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Mary Lawler and also Shona Murray Europe Correspondent, Euronews.
15/11/202318 minutes 19 seconds
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Blind Panic by Sightless Cinema Network

Blind Panic , by Sightless Cinema Network with Ciarán Taylor. 'Blind Panic' is a fun and fear-filled evening of audio theatre in the dark, performed by a cast of 25 people with sight loss from three counties, with live music. Speaking to Pat in studio was Ciaran Taylor Project Director of Sightless Cinema   and also Michael Lavin Performer & Chair of National League of the Blind,   
15/11/202310 minutes 35 seconds
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Teacher shortages impact the number of subjects available to students

A new survey reveals the teacher shortage’s dramatic impact on leaving cert subjects available to students. Pat spoke to Eric Nelligan Secondary School Teacher and assistant Principal in St Munchins College, Corbally. 
15/11/20239 minutes 39 seconds
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The RTE rescue plan

The RTE rescue plan – is it kicking for touch or the real way forward? To discuss Pat was joined on the show by Ciaran Mullooly, Former RTE Correspondent.
15/11/202310 minutes 33 seconds
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Tech With Jess: New Google devices up for review

Today Jess reviewed the new Iphone15.
14/11/20238 minutes 44 seconds
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Brian Darcy shares words of wisdom and inspiration from his new book

Brian Darcy shares words of wisdom and inspiration from his new book, “Best of Brian”.
14/11/202322 minutes 5 seconds
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Why teenagers are falling ill after vaping

Oncologist John Crowne on why teenagers are falling ill after vaping.
14/11/20236 minutes 55 seconds
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A new levy on the alcohol industry is set to be proposed

A new levy on the alcohol industry is set to be proposed, and publicans and punters have hit back at politicians’ proposal. Speaking to Pat was Professor Frank Murrya Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance and Liver Specialist and also Ian Redmond Publican, Owner of Hyde Bar and Ohana Tiki Bar.
14/11/202313 minutes 11 seconds
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We get the latest in Gaza

Tanks have massed at the gates of Gaza's largest hospital we get the latest live from Israel with freelance Journalist Gareth Browne.
14/11/202311 minutes 16 seconds
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Bank Of Ireland building consumer awareness about fraud

Outsmart fraudsters with cutting-edge insights and practical tips from Professor Mary Aiken Professor of Cyberpsychology and Chair of the Department of Cyberpsychology at Capitol Technology University, Washington D.C.
14/11/20237 minutes 41 seconds
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RTE are set to release a strategic plan today

RTE is set to release a strategic plan today – it could include a 40m redundancy plan to cut up to 400 jobs. With more on this Pat was joined on the show by  Emma O’Kelly, Education Correspondent for RTE, and also Fionnan Sheehan Ireland Editor of the Irish Independent. 
14/11/202319 minutes 15 seconds
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Ask The Expert: All things pensions

How late is too late to start a pension? What are you entitled to? Carol Brick  Managing Director of CWM Wealth Management and Her Money  talks to us about all things pensions for this week’s 'Ask The Expert.'
13/11/202316 minutes 11 seconds
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When friendships don't stand the test of time!

We all want our friendships to stand the test of time.  But when the friendship isn’t working out, knowing when to drop them can be a difficult decision. For more on this Pat was joined on the show by Stephaine Regan Clinical Psychotherapist and Host of podcast Tough Love.
13/11/202311 minutes 19 seconds
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Dr Marie Cassidy on her gripping new novel, ‘Body of Truth’

Former state pathologist, Dr. Marie Cassidy on her gripping new novel, ‘Body of Truth’.
13/11/202315 minutes 34 seconds
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World-renowned maestro of classical music André Rieu

André Rieu has over 1.3 million fans on TikTok, has sold 40 million albums worldwide and he joined Pat on the show to chat about his forthcoming André Rieu’s White Christmas cinema event on December 2nd and 3rd.
13/11/202311 minutes 27 seconds
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A look back on the weekend of sport

Leinster jump up on URC table and more of this weekend’s sports news with Kathleen McNamee.
13/11/20234 minutes 59 seconds
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What can we expect from this year’s Science Week

Science Week is taking place from 12th to 19th November with both in-person and online events running right across the country. Pat was joined on the show by Professor Philip Nolan Director General of Science Foundation Ireland with details of the events of the week.