Podcast

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.

Episodes

  • Culture Club: Richard Chambers

    Dec 08 2021

    This week's Culture Club inductee is News Correspondent with Virgin Media, and author of State of Emergency Richard Chambers. First Single By The Way, The Red Hot Chili Peppers Favourite Album A Woman's Heart by Dolores Keane Favourite TV Show The Sopranos Best Gig Watch The Throne - O2 Dublin - Jay-Z and Kanye West Favourite Artist Kanye West Favourite Movie Good Will Hunting Favourite Play Asking For It Favourite Book Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Favourite Podcast  Floodlines by Th...more

  • Was It Really Necessary To Close Schools Because Of Storm Barra?

    Dec 08 2021

    The main effects and impacts on Ireland of Storm Barra are essentially over lasting just over 24 hours in some areas. The initial part of the storm that hit the southwest of the country had winds of up to 135 kilometres an hour. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/08184738/0812Schools.mp3"][/audio] Cathal Nolan, Founder, Ireland’s Weather Channel and Jennifer Horgan, secondary school teacher in Cork joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play butt...more

  • How Two Irish Men Completely Changed Their Lives Following Years Of Addiction

    Dec 08 2021

    Hailing from the Northside of Cork the Two Norries spent many years in drug and other addictions. In their podcast they explore the challenges and realities of life in a new raw, genuine and personal way. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/08183713/0812Norries.mp3"][/audio] James Leonard & Timmothy Long on their Podcast The 2 Norries joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • How To Get The Best Deal If You're Renewing Your Health Insurance

    Dec 08 2021

    Experts are calling for more simplicity with Health Insurance which often do more to confuse the customer than help. The number of Health Insurance plans available to the Irish consumer has gone from 316 to 330. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/08183013/0812Health.mp3"][/audio] Charlie Weston, personal finance editor with the Irish Independent joined The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Site of Kiely's Donnybrook To Be Redeveloped Into 85 Co-Living Units

    Dec 07 2021

    An Board Pleanála have given the go-ahead for the redevelopment of the site that housed Kiely's Pub in Donnybrook. 85 co-living units will be developed on the site of the pub made famous by the Ross O'Carroll-Kelly book series. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/07182050/0712Biz.mp3"][/audio] Ian Guider, Columnist with the Business Post joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Should Cat Calling Become A Criminal Offence?

    Dec 07 2021

    Cat Calling is the act of shouting something sexually suggestive or threatening at someone publicly. In the UK currently there is a fine and sentence for cat calling which prompted the discussion in an Irish context. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/07175325/0712Cat.mp3"][/audio] Erin McGreehan, Fianna Fáil senator joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • 42% Of First Time Buyers Used Gifts As Part Of Their Mortgage Deposit

    Dec 07 2021

    Residential property prices rose by 12.4% in the twelve months to September 2021. Median deposits for first-time Buyers exceeded €52,000 in the first half of 2021. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/07173440/1712Mortgage.mp3"][/audio] Charlie Weston, personal finance editor, Irish Independent and Karl Deeter, Irish Mortgage Brokers joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Travel Disruption And Power Outages As Storm Barra Batters West

    Dec 07 2021

    There has been a huge disparity in the weather impacts on different parts of the country by Storm Barra. The southwest, in particular, is being hit the hardest today by the core winds of the storm. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/07170532/0712Barra.mp3"][/audio] Peter Burke, FG TD & Minister of State for local Government and Planning and Cathal Nolan, Founder Ireland’s Weather Channel joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on t...more

  • My Life With Mayo

    Dec 06 2021

    Andy Moran has written a new book titled Andy - Lessons Learned: In Pursuit of Glory. He was twice an all-star, captain of his county team as well as footballer of the year. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/06191607/0612Andy.mp3"][/audio] Andy Moran , former Mayo footballer joined The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • How Can We Persuade People To Get Vaccinated?

    Dec 06 2021

    According to the data on Irish attitude's towards the reintroduction of restrictions, 1 in 7 disagreed with them. However, the majority of the population accepted these changes and even wanted it to happen when the caseload increased dramatically. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/06190128/0612Vaccine.mp3"][/audio] Peter Murtagh, journalist and Pete Lunn, Head of ESRI behavioural research unit joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button o...more

  • Storm Barra Will Pose ''Danger To Life'' When It Passes Over Ireland Tomorrow

    Dec 06 2021

    Cork, Kerry and Clare have been issued a red weather warning for tomorrow with Storm Barra set to arrive. Met Éireann has advised there is a strong possibility that the status of counties covered by the Orange level warning are likely to escalate. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/06184457/0612Barra.mp3"][/audio] Cathal Nolan, founder of Ireland’s Weather Channel joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Rules On Mask-Wearing For Primary School Children Change Again

    Dec 06 2021

    It has been reported today that children will not be denied access to primary schools if they do not wear masks. Teachers have not received official communication of this from the Department of Education so confusion reigns in its absence. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/06183400/0612Mask.mp3"][/audio] Catherine Corbett, Principal of Bishop Galvin Primary School, Templeogue Dublin and  Gary Gannon, TD, Social Democrats Education Spokesperson join the Last Word to discuss. ...more

  • Fiction Books Of The Year 2021

    Dec 03 2021

    Breda Brown Presenter & Producer of Inside Books Podcast Chairperson of Irish Writers Centre and Kevin Power, Author joined the Last Word to discuss. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/03201829/0312Fiction.mp3"][/audio] BREDA BROWN’S CHOICE Snowflake, Louise Nealon 56 Days, Catherine Ryan Howard Small Things Like These, Claire Keegan Blood Ties, Brian McGilloway Nora, Nuala O’Connor April in Spain, John Banville The Murder Box, Olivia Kiernan The Last Thing to Burn, Will...more

  • Alec Baldwin's First Interview Since 'Rust' Shooting

    Dec 03 2021

    Alec Baldwin has given his first interview since the Rust shooting with him revealing that he doesn't feel guilt over the shooting. At the time of the shooting Alec Baldwin was acting in the movie Rust and executive producer. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/03200058/0312Baldwin.mp3"][/audio] Marion McKeone - US Correspondent, Business Post joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • NPHET Proposes Cap On Households Mixing Over Christmas

    Dec 03 2021

    Cabinet had an emergency meeting this afternoon to discuss the latest NPHET recommendations. What the CMO and NPHET are recommending is closing down of nightclubs, closing times of 11:30 and no bar service amongst other restrictions. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/03194554/0312Covid.mp3"][/audio] Daniel McConnell - Political Editor, Irish Examiner, Kingston Mills - Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin and Mary Sharpe - Brady’s Pub, Waterford join...more

  • Dual Funding Amongst Irish Political Parties Comes Under Scrutiny

    Dec 03 2021

    Sinn Féin has been criticised for its fundraising tactics in the US where a round of golf plus, brunch, cocktails and dinner cost $7,500. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have also garnered negative attention for declaring themselves charities. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/03191944/0312Trend.mp3"][/audio] Mick Clifford - Special Correspondent, Irish Examiner and Aoife Barry - Assistant News Editor, The Journal.ie joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing...more

  • Do We Need A 'No Take' Marine Space In Ireland?

    Dec 02 2021

    Currently, over 90% of Irish territorial waters are completely unprotected from being overfished. A No Take Marine Area around Ireland would be a way of combatting two types of fishing, overfishing and bottom-trawling. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/02182438/0212Marine.mp3"][/audio] John Gibbons, Environment Commentator joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Dáil Debate On Hotel Quarantine & Possible Further Restrictions

    Dec 02 2021

    The government has decided to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine for people arriving in Ireland from high-risk countries. The rationale for this step is to slow the amount of covid cases coming into the country at a point when cases are very high in Ireland. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/02180437/0212gov.mp3"][/audio] David Cullinane, Sinn Féin health spokesman and Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Fine gael TD for Dun Laoghaire joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full...more

  • What Are The Causes Of An Overactive Bladder?

    Dec 02 2021

    Overactive Bladder affects one in six adults and becomes more common as we get older. Because the ailment relates to urination, patients will wait until it is at an advanced stage before reporting it to a doctor. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/02174036/0212Health.mp3"][/audio] Dr Brian Higgins, GP at Galway Primary Care joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Culture Club: Peter Stringer

    Dec 02 2021

    This week's Culture Club inductee is former Ireland and Munster rugby union player and scrum-half, Peter Stringer. First Single Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name Favourite Album U2 – Rattle & Hum Best Gig Rod Stewart in the Marquee in Cork (1993) Favourite Artist Dermot Kennedy Favourite Movie Shawkshank Redemption Favourite Play The Book of Mormon Favourite Book Open by Andre Agassi's autobiography Favourite Podcast  Socially Distant Sportsbar [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/upload...more

  • Will The Latest Covid Measures Work?

    Dec 01 2021

    The use of face masks has been extended to primary school children of the age of 9 and up from today. This cohort does not have to wear masks in school if they have a medical exemption in the form of a letter signed by their GP. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/01192956/0112Covid.mp3"][/audio] Dr Gerard Barry, assistant professor virology, UCD and Dr Ilona Duffy, GP, Monaghan joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • An Post Achieves '0' Gender Pay Gap

    Dec 01 2021

    An Post have achieved a Zero Gender Pay Gap today, the company have moved from a 4% gender pay gap in just two years. The company found that as employees moved through the ranks the gender representation wasn't what it should have been and they worked to combat this. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/01191221/0112Post.mp3"][/audio] Anna McHugh, An Post Head of Communications and Dr Kara McGann, Head of Social Policy, IBEC joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat ...more

  • Is It Smart To Switch Mortgages And How To Do It?

    Dec 01 2021

    Mortgage switching is a way that the mortgage holder can save significantly but very few people do it. The Central Bank are saying that 60% of Mortgage holders are vulnerable to any increase in rates. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/01185326/0112Mortgages.mp3"][/audio] Charlie Weston, personal finance editor with the Irish Independent joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Jack Dorsey Interview With The Last Word 2010

    Dec 01 2021

    Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey stood down from his role yesterday. Chief technology officer Parag Agrawal will now lead the company, the social networking site announced on Monday. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/12/01182505/0112Dorsey.mp3"][/audio] This is the full interview from Trinity College Dublin 2010 with then CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • All The Latest From The Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

    Nov 30 2021

    The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell began yesterday with both the prosecution and  the defence laying out their cases. The defence is claiming that this is a witchhunt being persecuted against Maxwell. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/30193153/3011Maxwell.mp3"][/audio] Cal Thomas, nationally syndicated columnist and Marion McKeone, US correspondent, Business Post joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • 9 Further Cases Confirmed In Munster Team

    Nov 30 2021

    The Munster Rugby team have just this morning reported a further 9 positive covid cases amongst their players in South Africa. They were due to leave South Africa on Sunday but had to re-enter isolation due to one of their players testing positive for Covid. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/30191814/3011Munster.mp3"][/audio] Murray Kinsella - Rugby Writer, The42.ie joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Donegal Residents Slam MICA Redress Scheme

    Nov 30 2021

    A support package for families affected by the MICA crisis will see recompense limited to €420,000 per home. The package was announced by Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien this afternoon. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/30190144/3011MICA.mp3"][/audio] Professor Paul Dunlop - Ulster University & Mica Homeowner joined The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Businesses Affected By Latest Restrictions And Covid Cases

    Nov 30 2021

    Businesses based around children's activities have had hundreds of bookings cancelled due to the increased restrictions. Businesses began getting calls 48 hours after it was mooted last week that kids over a certain age would have to wear masks. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/30184305/3011Covid.mp3"][/audio] Dan Begley, co-owner Jump Zone and Jean McCabe, Willow, Deputy Chair Retail Excellence Ireland joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Pl...more

  • Why Did Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey Step Down?

    Nov 29 2021

    Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal will replace Jack Dorsey as CEO. Jack Dorsey made the statement today with much speculation about the reason for him leaving the company. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/29193522/2911Biz.mp3"][/audio] Ian Guider - Columnist, Business Post joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Part Of Munster Squad Cleared To Return Home From South Africa

    Nov 29 2021

    The Munster Rugby team were sent back from Capetown Airport to isolate in their hotel this morning. They have since been given permission to leave South Africa by the local health authority there, via chartered plane. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/29191603/2911Sport.mp3"][/audio] Simon Lewis - Irish Examiner Rugby Correspondent joined The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Omicron Covid Variant Poses Very High Global Risk, Says WHO

    Nov 29 2021

    The WHO's advice to EU member states is based on the overall impact of covid with the additive effect of Omicron. The organisation have said the transmissibility of the variant and how much protection the current vaccines offer against it are still unknown. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/29182138/2911WHO.mp3"][/audio] Margaret Ann Harris - Spokesperson for the World Health Organisation joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on thi...more

  • 11 Suspected Cases Of Omicron Variant In Ireland

    Nov 29 2021

    The Omicron variant of Covid has 32 mutations in the spike protein making it difficult to create a vaccine for. Previous variants with spike protein mutations can increase transmissibility and increase the likelihood of contracting covid-19. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/29180009/2911Omicron.mp3"][/audio] Professor Paul Moynagh - Professor of Immunology, Maynooth University joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Financial Markets Fall Sharply In Reaction To News Of New Covid Strain

    Nov 26 2021

    The newly identified strain of Covid-19 has resulted in a fall off in the financial markets of the US and Europe. Travel, leisure and hospitality stocks were hit hardest in this initial stage of the reaction. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/26193243/2611Biz.mp3"][/audio] Lorcan Allen - Business Post joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Extra Measures For Children Loom As Concern Turns To New Variant

    Nov 26 2021

    NPHET have advised that children should curtail their indoor socialising over the next couple of weeks. In primary schools from 3rd class upwards it has been advised that children should wear masks for some part of the day. This means no playdates, sleepovers or even going along to the school nativity play. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/26191734/2611Covid.mp3"][/audio] Jen Hogan, irish Times Parenting columnist, Tanya Ward, CEO Children’s Rights Alliance and Niall Collin...more

  • Boris Johnson's Infamous ''Peppa Pig'' Speech Given To Business Leaders

    Nov 26 2021

    The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a speech to business leaders this week in which he raved about Peppa Pig World. He also lost track of his script halfway through the process and there was an embarrassing pause where Johnson looked flustered. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/26185841/2611Trending.mp3"][/audio] Eoghan Tomas McDermott, Communications Clinic and Breda Brown, PR Director, Unique Media joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing ...more

  • Report Shows Octopus, Lobster & Crab Feel Pain

    Nov 26 2021

    A government report in the UK has found that Octopus, Lobster and Crab can feel pain and are deemed to be sentient beings. The findings showed that octopus, lobster and crab have highly complex brains and nervous systems. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/26175104/2611Lob.mp3"][/audio] John Gibbons, environmental commentator joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word Gadget Show: The Very Best Black Friday Deals Around

    Nov 24 2021

    It is time for The Last Word Gadget Show, the annual radio event celebrating technology deals galore. First Matt and the contributors looked at televisions, speakers, headphones and soundbars. The New Sony XM4 Noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones are Andy's pick in the headphones department. The noise-cancelling is superb and they have been described by our panel as ''the closest thing to perfect an over-ear headphone can be''. This pair is excellent for calls and they are foldable so can be ea...more

  • Possibility Of A New Dublin Suburb Between Lucan & Castleknock

    Nov 23 2021

    JP McManus, Michael O'Flynn and  JP Magnier have begun exploring the possibility of a housing development between Lucan and Castleknock. The plot size is about 860 acres of land and the company has begun talks with Fingal and South Dublin County Council. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/23194754/2311Biz.mp3"][/audio] Ian Guider, Columnist with the Business Post joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Why Is Cabinet Delaying The Decision On Antigen Testing?

    Nov 23 2021

    It has become a commonplace occurrence in the last few weeks for people to wait 2-3 days for a PCR test. The argument being made currently by experts is that when a patient is symptomatic of Covid they should take a PCR test. However, currently, the capacity of PCR testing in Ireland is under stress and antigen testing may be the solution in the absence of a PCR test. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/23192659/2311Antigen.mp3"][/audio] Daragh O’Loughlin, General Secretary, I...more

  • What Tech Products To Buy This Black Friday That Are Sustainable?

    Nov 23 2021

    The carbon emissions of the manufacture of a single smartphone is the equivalent of 10 years of use of the same product. Experts note that consumers rarely have a smartphone for longer than two to three years. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/23190717/2311Tech.mp3"][/audio] Andy O’Donoghue, Tech Journalist joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Survey Finds That The Majority Of Irish People Want More Restrictions

    Nov 23 2021

    The Taoiseach has acknowledged that there is significant pressure on the health system with widespread delays in HSE PCR tests. Due to the current surge in Covid cases in Ireland, the walk-in PCR HSE service was cancelled. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/23184939/2311Restrictions.mp3"][/audio] Prof Pete Lunn, head of ESRI Behavioural Unit and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor, Irish Examiner joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button ...more

  • Spending Frenzy Expected This Coming Black Friday

    Nov 22 2021

    AIB are forecasting that there will be over a million transactions this coming Friday. The most in-demand item is expected to be clothes, with €8,000 to be spent every minute. Black Friday is typically an American phenomenon and occurs the day after Thanksgiving. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/22184758/2211Biz.mp3"][/audio] Samantha McCaughren, Business Editor of the Sunday Independent joined The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on thi...more

  • Protests Against Covid Restrictions Grow Across Europe

    Nov 22 2021

    Around 35,000 people took to the streets of Brussels yesterday in relation to the Covid Restrictions. The protests did turn violent with water cannons used and projectiles thrown at the police. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/22183338/2211Euro.mp3"][/audio] Shona Murray, Europe correspondent for Euronews joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Ireland Faces Further Restrictions As Covid Cases Continue To Increase

    Nov 22 2021

    NPHET have announced that there are 5,634 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today. Of these cases there were 684 Covid-19 patients in hospital, of which 126 were in ICUs. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/22182219/2211Covid.mp3"][/audio] Dr Ilona Duffy, GP Monaghan, Prof Eoin Feeney, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at St Vincent’s Hospital Dublin and Duncan Graham, Managing Director, Retail Excellence Ireland joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing ...more

  • Sentence Hearing Begins For Three Men Who Falsely Imprisoned Kevin Lunney

    Nov 22 2021

    Kevin Lunney stated that the physical scars and mental trauma will remain with him for the rest of his life. In his victim impact statement he said that he worries what the long term impact of this will have on his family. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/22180753/2211Lunney.mp3"][/audio] Frank Greaney, Today FM courts correspondent joined The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Ballybofey's Jason Quigley Faces Demetrius Andrade To Become WBO Middleweight Champion

    Nov 19 2021

    Quigley is up against the odds tonight against Andrade who is a two-weight world champion. Quigley has been a European champion at amateur level previously and is known for his sincerity and charisma amongst the Irish media. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/19190601/1911Box.mp3"][/audio] Kieran Cunnigham, Chief Sport's Writer of the Irish Daily Star joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Has The Lotto Become Unwinnable?

    Nov 19 2021

    An investigation into the National Lottery has been called for as a result of the main prize not being won for a long period of time. The Lottery in Ireland helps many charities with funds derived from ticket sales. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/19185349/1911Lotto.mp3"][/audio] Bernard Durkin, TD, Fine Gael joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Warnings Of 'Unthinkable' Consequences As Hospitals Move Into Crisis Footing

    Nov 19 2021

    At least one-third of the ICU beds in the country are currently occupied by covid patients presently. Out of 300 ICU beds that are staffed daily there are 118 covid patients in these as of today. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/19184256/1911Covid.mp3"][/audio] Christine Loscher, Professor of Immunology, DCU and Dr Catherine Motherway, Head of the Intensive Care Unit, Limerick University Hospital joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play butt...more

  • Austria To Introduce Mandatory Vaccination And 10-Day Lockdown

    Nov 19 2021

    The Austrian Government has decided to introduce both mandatory lockdowns and a 10-day lockdown. This lockdown is likely to be extended to a 20day lockdown due to the high level of cases in the country. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/19182915/1911Trend.mp3"][/audio] Lorcan Nyhan - Head of Training, Communications Clinic and Alex Ryan - Founder of Goss.ie joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Nation Holds Its Breath

    Nov 18 2021

    George Hamilton has enthralled and captivated his audiences with his ability to paint a picture with words. Hamilton first commentated in Cyprus on a soccer match in 1979 for RTÉ. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/18185851/1811Hamilton.mp3"][/audio] Author and Broadcaster George Hamilton joins the Last Word to discuss his new book for 'The Nation Holds Its Breath'. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.