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

  • The Premiere League Kicks Off

    Aug 05 2022

    There's a lot to catch up on in the world of soccer as the Premier League kicks off with a bang! Mark Lawrenson, Tony Cascarino and Miguel Delaney joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • A Fifth Of Pubs Have Shut Since 2005

    Aug 05 2022

    Over the last 16 years 1 in 5 pubs have closed, the majority of which are in rural Ireland. Why is this happening? Paul Clancy and Joanne Riordan O’Connor joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Week Trending

    Aug 05 2022

    Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist loses defamation case, and Lidl workers can now push retirement to 70 years of age. Lise Hand and Kieran Cunningham joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Make Gardens Smaller and Ease The Housing Crisis, Builder Urges

    Aug 04 2022

    A report has suggested house prices could become more affordable if we reduce the size of public spaces and gardens in housing estates. Would this really help? Stephen Garvey and Dr. Rory Hearne joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Movies : Brad Pitt's Latest Action Film 'Bullet Train'

    Aug 04 2022

    It's Brad Pitt's latest action offering : 'Bullet Train'. Is it any good? Brian Lloyd joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On The Environment : Should Bull Bars Be Made Illegal?

    Aug 04 2022

    Why are cars sporting 'bull bars' so dangerous? John Gibbons joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Health - Tennis Elbow & Golfer's Elbow

    Aug 04 2022

    Is your elbow hurting after spending time on the golf or tennis court? You could have tennis or golfer's elbow! Dr. Ilona Duffy joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Should The GAA Have A Stricter Transfer Policy?

    Aug 04 2022

    Should GAA players be allowed to move freely between clubs or will the GAA clamp down on transfers with stricter rules? Kieran Cunningham joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • An Cailín Ciúin Announced As Ireland's Entry For Best International Feature At The Oscars

    Aug 03 2022

    Could we see an Irish language film win an Oscar in 2023? 'An Cailín Ciúin' has been announced as Ireland's entry for Best International Feature at next year's Oscars. Director Colm Bairéad joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Personal Finance : Money-Off Vouchers Lead To Customers Overspending

    Aug 03 2022

    Do you enjoy saving money at the supermarket with vouchers? Charlie Weston says you might still be overspending, on our week Personal Finance spot! Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal and Marion : Pelosi Arrives In Taiwan

    Aug 03 2022

    Is it the right time for Nancy Pelosi to be in Taiwan or does her visit just contribute to global tensions? Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music : Beyoncé Apologises Over Ableist Slur

    Aug 02 2022

    Beyoncé's latest album 'Renaissance' has come under fire after an ableist slur was included on one of the tracks. John Caddell and Dee Reddy joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Travel : Minister Takes DAA To Task Over Airport Hygiene Concerns

    Aug 02 2022

    Minister for transport Hildegarde Naughton has written to the DAA over the poor hygiene standards currently in place at Dublin Airport. Sarah Slattery joined the Last Word to discuss, along with a list of great Irish getaways for couples, friends and families. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Tech To Make Home Working Life Easier

    Aug 02 2022

    We're living in the era of remote work, and tech that makes the experience more comfortable is becoming more and more important. Andy O'Donoghue joined the Last Word to discuss the best tech to make remote working life easier. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tom Bower Talks Royal Family

    Jul 29 2022

    According to a new book Meghan and Harry’s relationship with the royals has gone downhill his the release of their Oprah interview. Catch the full chat by hitting the play button above.

  • The Week Trending With Dave Hanratty And Amanda Brunker

    Jul 29 2022

    Who came out on top in the wagatha Christie trial? We discuss it all here on The Last Word. For full discussion hit the play button.

  • New Beyoncé Album Drops

    Jul 29 2022

    Our very own Pamela Joyce and Dee Reddy join Matt to Discuss Beyoncé’s latest album drop. For the full chat press the play button.

  • Last Word On Health : Causes Of Dizziness

    Jul 28 2022

    We have all experienced dizziness in one form or another, but when is it serious? Dr. Ilona joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Builders Of Defective Apartments Can't Be Penalised, New Report Says

    Jul 28 2022

    Builders of defective apartments during the Celtic Tiger era will not be penalised, according to a new report. Ivana Bacik, Labour Party leader and Micheál O’Reilly, Mullingar apartment owner joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Movies : Joyride, Starring Olivia Colman

    Jul 28 2022

    A new movie set in and made in Ireland, 'Joyride' starring Olivia Coleman is being released in theatres this week, is it worth the watch? Brian Lloyd joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On The Environment

    Jul 28 2022

    Emission reduction targets have been agreed and will see a cut back in sectors to reach the projected figures, with agriculture set at 25%. John Gibbons joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Bill Proposed To Seek To Strengthen Law On Consent

    Jul 27 2022

    Minister for Justice Helen McEntee joined the Last Word to discuss a newly proposed bill that seeks to strengthen the law on consent in Ireland. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Personal Finance : Customers Warned Not To Skimp On Travel Insurance This Year

    Jul 27 2022

    What percentage of holiday makers are going abroad with travel insurance? Is it more important to have it now than ever? Charlie Weston joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Chrysta Bilton

    Jul 27 2022

    Chrysta Bilton is the author of incredible memoir 'Normal Family : On Truth, Love and How I Met My 35 Siblings', which outlines the discovery of her unusual origin. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Latest Amazon Echo and More Smart Tech For Entire Family Use

    Jul 26 2022

    Thinking of investing in smart tech for your home? Andy O'Donoghue joined the Last Word to discuss the latest and greatest in smart tech for personal and family use. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music

    Jul 26 2022

    Are Las Vegas residencies practically retirement homes for musicians? Will this be the case for U2? John Caddell and Dee Reddy joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Gard Gets 3 Years, 3 Months For Coercive Control

    Jul 26 2022

    A Garda who has admitted to coercively controlling his girlfriend while terminally ill has received 3 years and 3 months in prison. Frank Greaney joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Motor Fines Set To Double

    Jul 26 2022

    A decision has been made by the government to double fines for motorists who commit unacceptable driving offences. Why is this? Hildegarde Naughton joined the Last Word to dicuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV and Streaming

    Jul 25 2022

    A new reality dating show is being called a 'Love Island' for middle aged parents. Joe and Grace are back to discuss all of the latest in TV and streaming! Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Who Can Replace Brian Cody As Kilkenny Hurling Manager?

    Jul 25 2022

    News was confirmed at the weekend that legendary Kilkenny senior hurling manager Brian Cody is retiring. But who will take his place? Seamus Hickey and John McIntyre joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Should People Whose Pet's Have Died Receive Paid Compassionate Leave From Work?

    Jul 25 2022

    Should employers be offering paid compassionate leave for the death of a pet? Becky Bristow, executive director of Dogs Trust joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel : August Deals Abroad

    Jul 25 2022

    You may think it impossible to book a last minute holiday abroad at this time of the summer, but our travel expert Sarah Slattery is armed as always with some great holiday deals for the month of August. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Lets Talk All Ireland Finals

    Jul 22 2022

    Kerry V Galway.. Who do you think has it? Marc O’Se, Peter Canavan, Paul Earley and Barry Cahill join Matt to talk it out. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Is Cattle Reduction The Answer To Our Environmental Problems?

    Jul 22 2022

    Is cattle reduction the answer to our environmental problems? John Gibbins joins Matt in studio to discuss just that. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Author Patrick Radden Keefe Talks About His New Book

    Jul 22 2022

    Author Patrick Radden Keefe joins Matt to discuss his new book 'Rogues' true stories about grifters, killers, rebels and crooks. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Movies : Where The Crawdads Sing

    Jul 21 2022

    Daisy Edgar-Jones of Normal People fame is now starring in the movie adaptation of much loved book 'Where The Crawdads Sing'. Despite the book having it's own massive cult following, is the movie any good? Roe McDermott joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Interview : Louise Kennedy

    Jul 21 2022

    We are delighted to be joined on the Last Word by author Louise Kennedy. Her fantastic debut novel is called 'Trespasses'. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Health : Varicose Veins

    Jul 21 2022

    A varicose vein is a blood vessel that has become enlarged and often forms in the legs. What is the cause of this and what should you be watching out for? Dr. Ilona Duffy joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Ukraine : Food Exports Blocked In Odessa, and Thousands Continue To Flee Donbas

    Jul 20 2022

    What are the consequences of Ukrainian exports being blocked and reduced massively as a result of the war? Bel Trew and Lara Marlowe joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Interview With Leo Varadkar

    Jul 20 2022

    We were joined on the Last Word for an extensive interview by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to discuss climate change, inflation and more. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal & Marion

    Jul 19 2022

    It's time to go to the US for all of the latest with Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone, from controversial speeches by royalty to climate change action and more. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Could Families Be Forced To Give Up Second Car If Agriculture Emission Targets Are Not Met?

    Jul 19 2022

    With plans in place to reduce emissions around the country, could families be forced to give up their second car if targets are not met? Professor Peter Thorne and Geraldine Herbert joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Tech To Keep You Cool In The Summer

    Jul 19 2022

    It's easy to find yourself unprepared for hot weather in Ireland, so Andy O'Donoghue joins us this week with his picks for the best tech to keep you cool during the heatwave! Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music

    Jul 19 2022

    New albums from Jack White and Lizzo, and lots more music news with Dee Reddy and John Caddell on this week's Last Word On Music. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV and Streaming

    Jul 18 2022

    A new movie on Prince Andrew, and a show on how to design a sex room. Joe O’Shea and Grace McKeever joined the Last Word to discuss the latest in TV and streaming. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Inside Ireland's Prisons

    Jul 18 2022

    A fantastic summer read has been released co-written by David McDonald and Mick Clifford called 'Unlocked : An Irish Prison Officer's Story' which takes a deep dive into the internal history of the Irish prison system. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Ireland, The UK And Europe Experience Record Temperatures

    Jul 18 2022

    We're having some of the hottest weather on record here in Ireland, but it's still not as high as what's being recorded in the UK and mainland Europe. Nick Ferrari, Cathal Nolan and Suzanne Lynch joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Travel : How To Avoid Lost Luggage

    Jul 18 2022

    With an array of issues going on at Dublin Airport these days, is there a way you can avoid lost luggage? Sarah Slattery joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • All-Ireland Hurling Final Preview Part 2

    Jul 15 2022

    One of the biggest events in Irish sport is nearly upon us, as defending champions Limerick take on Kilkenny in the All-Ireland senior hurling final this Sunday. Jamesie O’Connor and Seamus Hickey joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Week Trending

    Jul 15 2022

    Michael Flatley's delayed and highly anticipated directorial debut, and Florence Pugh's outfit controversy. These and the other stories trending this week on the Week Trending with Roe McDermott and Kieran Cunningham. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • How To Keep Your Pets Cool In Heatwave

    Jul 15 2022

    With exceptional weather forecast for this weekend, how can you ensure your pet is safe during the heatwave? Vet Tim Kirby joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • All-Ireland Hurling Final Preview : Part 1, The Managers

    Jul 14 2022

    With one of the biggest days in the Irish sporting calendar approaching, we've decided to do an in depth preview analysis of this years All-Ireland hurling final match up. John McIntrye and Fergal Hartley joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Health : How To Avoid Heatstroke

    Jul 14 2022

    With temperatures predicted to hit 32 degrees by Monday, how can you best avoid heatstroke? Dr. Ilona Duffy joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Movies

    Jul 14 2022

    The latest adaptation of Jane Austin's 'Persuasion' goes straight to Netflix this week. Is it any good? Brian Lloyd joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On The Environment : Europe Burns As Temperatures Reach 47 Degrees Celcius (117 Degrees Fahrenheit) In Some Areas

    Jul 14 2022

    Temperatures are reaching record highs across Europe. How dangerous and significant is this? John Gibbons joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • 12th Of July Bonfires

    Jul 13 2022

    Following on from the 11th of July bonfires in Northern Ireland, troubling images have arisen showing the burning of effigies of a number of politicians. Amanda Ferguson joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • How Do Hundreds Of Bags Go Missing From Dublin Airport Every Day?

    Jul 13 2022

    The number of bags being lost coming into Dublin airport every day has risen significantly. Why is this? Eoghan Corry joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Personal Finance : Public Trust In Banks Remains Low Over A Decade After Financial Crash

    Jul 13 2022

    A survey released by the Irish Banking Culture Board has indicated the public's trust in the banks remains low more than ten years after the financial crash. Charlie Weston joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music

    Jul 12 2022

    It's been a fantastic year for music, and Dave Hanratty and Dee Reddy are back to break down a list of Ireland's top 200 most listened to songs so far! Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal and Marion

    Jul 12 2022

    Is there a push happening against Joe Biden running for a second term? Cal and Marion joined the Last Word to discuss this alongside all of the other of the big stories from the US this week Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : The Best Amazon Prime Day Bargains

    Jul 12 2022

    The biggest events in online shopping, 'Amazon Prime Day' has arrived! Andy O’Donoghue joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Irishman Who's Ended Up On A Sanctions List Through No Fault Of His Own

    Jul 12 2022

    Brian McDonald is an Irish man suffering the consequences of Russian sanctions as a result of mistaken identity. He joined the Last Word today to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Meta Data Centre Used Same Amount Of Power As 151,000 Homes

    Jul 11 2022

    Meta is a company that is used to it's fair share of controversy when it comes to data, however one of it's data centres is causing data related trouble in a different way, through energy use. Mick Clifford and Brendan O’Sullivan joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV and Streaming

    Jul 11 2022

    Another legendary actor of the gangster genre has passed away, and an old Love Island favourite is re-entering the villa. All of this and more on our weekly TV and streaming spot with Joe O’Shea and Grace McKeever. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Lisa Smith Shouldn't Go To Prison, Court Hears

    Jul 11 2022

    During Lisa Smith's sentencing trial today, the Dublin court heard that she was in an extremely vulnerable state and 'treated like a servant' during her time as a member of the so called Islamic State. Frank Greaney joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel : The Maldives

    Jul 11 2022

    A potential dream holiday destination, we're going to the Maldives this week for the Last Word on travel . Sarah Slattery joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel : Solo Travel

    Jul 11 2022

    Solo travel is on the rise with the number of people opting to go it alone at an all time high. But what are the best options for a solo traveler on a solo budget? Sarah Slattery joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Who Is In Line To Be The Next UK Tory Leader?

    Jul 09 2022

    After Boris Johnson's indication of his intent to step down, the question is who will replace him? Phillip Blond and Anne McElvoy joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Week Trending

    Jul 09 2022

    This week has been carnage in the UK with resignations flying left right and centre! This and all of the other stories that made headlines during the week on the Week Trending with Aoife Barry and Michael Foley Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • First Home Scheme Launched

    Jul 07 2022

    A €400 million scheme has been launched today in an attempt to bridge the financial gap for renters trying to secure a mortgage to buy a home. Is this enough to make a difference? Minister for Housing, Daragh O’Brien joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On The Environment : Can Animal Free Meat Help Cut Methane Emissions?

    Jul 07 2022

    Is animal free meat the next big step for sustainably produced food products? John Gibbons joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Can Government Funding Of Greyhound Industry Be Justified If Audience Attendance Remains Low?

    Jul 07 2022

    It's been suggested that more than half of the people attending greyhound racing are either involved in the sport as owners, trainers and book makers, or have received free tickets to attend. Can government funding still be justified with falling attendance? Dearbhla O’Brien, CEO of Greyhound Racing Ireland joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Health : Skin Cancer Protection and Prevention

    Jul 07 2022

    It can be easy to take sun protection less seriously than we should in Ireland, however it is extremely important that we protect ourselves against skin cancer. Dr. Ilona Duffy joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Government Announces New Package To Help Parents With Back To School Costs

    Jul 06 2022

    Minister for Education Norma Foley joined the Last Word to discuss the new package to help support parents with back to school costs, but which parents will be eligible? Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Warnings For Dog Owners To Get Insurance For Personal Injury Cases

    Jul 05 2022

    There have been more than 160 personal injury claims made in the last two years as a result of dog attacks. What steps should you take as a dog owner to protect yourself in the event of such a case? Tim Kirby and Liam Crowley joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music

    Jul 05 2022

    It looks like yet another household name in music is enjoying a new lease of life as a result of Stranger Things! This and lots more on our weekly music spot with Dave Hanratty and Dee Reddy. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal and Marion

    Jul 05 2022

    A suspect has been arrested in relation to the horrific 4th of July mass shooting in Chicago which saw 6 killed and 24 injured. Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Are Smartphones Making Us Forgetful?

    Jul 05 2022

    'Digital dementia' is the phenomenon that is seeing us transfer our memory over to our smartphone by constantly relying on reminders and calendars to organise our day. Is this making us more forgetful? Andy O’Donoghue joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Flight Prices To Rise For The Next 5 Years - Could This Be A Positive Move For The Environment?

    Jul 04 2022

    Flight prices are set to rise significantly in the near future, but is there a bright side to the inflation? John Gibbons and Padraig Ó Céidigh joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Summer Economic Statement Package Of €6.7bn Expected

    Jul 04 2022

    After announcing the budget will take place on the 27th of September, the government has provided a 'Summer Economic Statement', indicating how much money it is prepared to spend. Daniel McConnell, Colette Bennett and Neil McDonnell joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV and Streaming

    Jul 04 2022

    Television stations in the UK will be allowed to show longer add breaks in an effort to combat competition from streaming services, and Ronan Keating's son has entered Love Island! Jenn and Joe joined the Last Word for our weekly TV and Streaming spot. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel : South Africa

    Jul 04 2022

    Is South Africa suitable for a family holiday or is it somewhere you should avoid with young children? Our travel expert Sarah Slattery joined the Last Word to discuss the ins and outs of a South African holiday. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Would Putin Have Invaded Ukaraine If He Were A Women? Not According To Boris Johnson

    Jul 01 2022

    Ian's in for Matt this week and today he discusses whether or not Putin would have invaded Ukraine if he were a woman. Apparently not according to Boris Johnson. Kieran Cunningham and Laura Byrne join him to delve deep into today's trending topics. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Could The Price Of Your Home And Car Insurance Be Coming Down?

    Jul 01 2022

    Ian Guider is in for Matt this week and today he's joined by Charlie Weston and Dr Dorothea Dowling to discuss whether or not the price of your car and home insurance could be dropping. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Budgeting: Childcare Measures, Electricity Costs And Welfare Payments

    Jul 01 2022

    Ian Guider is in for Matt this week and today he's joined by Christina Finn and Niall Collins to discuss budgeting. They cover everything from childcare measures to electricity costs. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • What Will The Review Of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier's Murder Investigation Achieve?

    Jun 30 2022

    A full review is being launched on the case of the murder of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier in December of 1996. What exactly does this involve and what is the objective? Mick Clifford joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Movies : Does The World Need Another Minions Movie?

    Jun 30 2022

    With Hollywood currently obsessed with sequels and reboots, it's no surprise that we're getting yet another Minions movie. Brian Lloyd joined the Last Word to discuss the latest movies to hit the big screen.

  • The Last Word On The Environment : Why People Who Take Selfies Are Less Connected To The Natural World

    Jun 30 2022

    A new study suggests people who spend their time taking 'selfies', are less connected to the natural world. Is there any truth in this? John Gibbons joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Health : What Should You Do If You Can't Get A GP Appointment?

    Jun 30 2022

    GP surgeries are currently extremely busy, leading to a lack of available slots for patients trying to make appointments. What should you do if unable to get an appointment? Dr. Ilona Duffy joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • People Who Give Character References For Sex Offenders May Be Cross Examined

    Jun 29 2022

    Writers of character references for sex offenders may be called to attend court for cross examination in the future. Dr. Cliona Sadlier and Frank Greaney joined the Last Word to discuss.

  • Donald Trump ‘Had To Be Stopped’ From Joining Capitol Riots

    Jun 29 2022

    Evidence has been shown that Donald Trump had planned on attending and leading the march on Capitol Hill in January 2021. Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss.

  • Personal Finance : Cost Of College Students Living Away From Home Rises To €13k

    Jun 29 2022

    With many students about to begin third level education, and many others returning for another year, a sharp rise in costs is a concerning financial matter for parents and students all over the country. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal and Marion

    Jun 28 2022

    Early indications of Ghislaine Maxwell's sentence are being discussed as her sentencing trial begins. Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word for our weekly US spot. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music

    Jun 28 2022

    With gigs on constantly at the moment, there's no shortage of topics to discuss this week on our weekly music spot with John Caddell and Claire Beck. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Soldiers To Be Trained To Operate Security Queues In Dublin Airport

    Jun 28 2022

    Since the beginning of the issues in Dublin Airport this year, there have been calls for the Defense Forces to get involved in smoothing out delays caused by staff shortages. It has been announced that the army are to be put on standby to take up such responsibilities if necessary, but will it and should it happen? Gerard Guinan joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Barbeque Tech, Part 2

    Jun 28 2022

    Keeping optimistic about having good weather this summer, Andy O'Donoghue is back for part 2 on the best tech for hosting your summer barbeques this year! Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • What Are Your Rights If Your Flight Is Cancelled?

    Jun 27 2022

    With a multitude of flights being cancelled, what are you entitled to if you find yourself grounded while travelling? Paul Hackett and Donal O’Donoghue joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV and Streaming

    Jun 27 2022

    It's time to set you up for the week with our TV and streaming spot! Joe and Jenn joined the Last Word to discuss their picks for you to enjoy this week. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US Supreme Court Overturns Roe V Wade Ruling

    Jun 24 2022

    The US supreme court have made a decision today that many are calling a step backwards for the rights of women in America. Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • 166,000 Homes Are Vacant, Yet Only 800 Available To Rent

    Jun 24 2022

    It is a well known fact that there is a major shortage of affordable homes in Ireland. Could existing empty homes be a solution to this issue? Jude Sherry and Kate English joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Week Trending

    Jun 24 2022

    The quick witted Mick Lynch, fines for urinating in the sea, some bad publicity for Dublin and a creepy new Amazon Alexa feature. This and more on the Week Trending with Dave Hanratty and Brianna Parkins. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Movies : Elvis

    Jun 24 2022

    An Elvis Presley biopic is finally hitting theatres, but should we buy into the hype? Roe McDermott joined the Last Word to discuss all of the latest movie releases. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Interview : Karin Slaughter

    Jun 23 2022

    Karin Slaughter is one of the world's best selling crime writers with over 40 million books sold. Her latest offering is 'Girl Forgotten' and is available now. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Who’d Be A Referee?

    Jun 23 2022

    David Gough is a Gaelic football referee from County Meath. He is also the GAA's first openly gay top-level match official. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Health : How To Stay Healthy On Your Holidays

    Jun 23 2022

    If you're spending the money to go away this summer you'd better keep yourself as healthy as possible so you can enjoy it! Dr. Ilona Duffy joins the Last Word for our weekly health spot. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Should High-Earning Civil Servants Receive Massive Pay Rises?

    Jun 22 2022

    4,000 public servants earning over €150,00 per year are about to receive pay increases. Why is this happening? Daniel McConnell, Lisa Chambers and Peadar Toibuin joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Who Is Mick Lynch, The Leader Of The British Rail Strikes?

    Jun 22 2022

    A series of rail strikes are taking place across Britain, making a serious impact on many aspects of day to day life in towns and cities. Who is Mick Lynch, the leader of the charge? Nick Ferrari joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Personal Finance : Laya Healthcare Customers Could Receive Another Refund

    Jun 22 2022

    Charlie Weston is back for our weekly personal finance spot, with some good news for Laya Healthcare customers, along with all of the latest on the banks and cost of living crisis. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Barbecue Tech

    Jun 21 2022

    Barbeque season is in full swing, so it's only fitting that Andy O’Donoghue fill us in on his tech picks for cooking up a feast this summer. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Should Ireland Allow Services Like Uber and Lyft To Deal With Taxi Shortage?

    Jun 21 2022

    Ireland is currently experiencing a major shortage of taxis partially as a result of the pandemic. Would it be wise to allow Uber and Lyft to operate in Ireland to the capacity they do in other countries? Vinny Kearns, Noeline Blackwell and Neale Richmond joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal and Marion

    Jun 21 2022

    A bizarre new beef has surfaced in the world of American talk show television involving Stephen Colbert and Tucker Carlson. Catch up with all the latest from the US with Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music : New Music From Beyoncé

    Jun 21 2022

    Paul McCartney turns 80, Kendrick Lamar to play Glastonbury and Beyoncé releases new music! Not to mention two great picks of the week from John Caddell and Dee Reddy. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Incredible Story Of How A Young English Heiress Became An IRA Bomber

    Jun 20 2022

    The incredible story of Rose Dugdale, an English Heiress turned Irish Republican is told in Sean O'Driscoll's book 'Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber'. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • How Meditation Can Change Your Life

    Jun 20 2022

    Meditation has become extremely popular in mainstream wellness culture, but why is it thought of as being so beneficial? Mediation teacher and author of 'The Truth About Love', Conor Creighton joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV and Streaming

    Jun 20 2022

    Does the world really need a Squid Games reality show? Netflix seem to think so. Catch up here on the latest in TV and streaming with Jenn and Joe. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel : Matera In Italy

    Jun 20 2022

    An ancient city in Italy on top of a rocky mountain with lush green valleys below, Matera is a gorgeous holiday destination which was also featured in the most recent James Bond blockbuster. Sarah Slattery joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Record Breaking Heatwave Sweeps Europe

    Jun 17 2022

    Parts of Europe are experiencing extreme heat with record breaking temperatures leading to warnings. John Gibbons joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • ‘There Was No Hiccup’, John McColgan On The History Of River Dance As It Returns After 2 Year Hiatus

    Jun 17 2022

    Riverdance is returning to Dublin after a 2 year Covid hiatus. Co-founder, John McColgan joined the Last Word to discuss the history of the show, and what audiences can expect. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Week Trending

    Jun 17 2022

    Backlash for magazine after Rebel Wilson story, Michael D Higgins both praised and criticised for housing comments, and 'Squid Games' to become a reality show. These stories and more on the Week Trending with Lorcan Nyhan and Roe McDermott. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Movies : Light Year, Buzz Lightyear’s Origin Story

    Jun 16 2022

    The era of reboots and prequels continues with Disney's latest offering from the Toy Story universe, 'Lightyear'. Brian Lloyd joined the Last Word to chat about this movie and much more. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On The Environment

    Jun 16 2022

    A new study lead by Queen's University in Belfast and Cornell University in the United States has suggested that restoring native predator mammal populations in Ireland could help to keep problematic invasive species in check. Padraic Fogarty joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Health : Risks Of Coronary Heart Disease

    Jun 16 2022

    Up to 10,000 people a year in Ireland die as a result of coronary heart disease. What preventative measures can be taken and how often should you be visiting your GP for a check up? Dr. Ilona Duffy joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Will Your Ryanair Flight Take Off This Summer?

    Jun 16 2022

    With threats of strike action from Ryanair employees in the near future, will this cause a major disruption to international flights over the summer? Marketing Director at Ryanair, Dara Brady joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Is The Era of Cheap Flights Over?

    Jun 15 2022

    The price of Ryanair flights are to increase significantly over the next few months. How will this effect demand? Paul Hackett and Joan Scales joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page

  • Michael D Higgins ‘Crossed Line’ When Commenting On Ireland's Housing Problems

    Jun 15 2022

    After the president's strong remarks on Ireland's housing crisis, it has been observed that the government's reaction was less than positive. Gabija Gataveckaite and Dr. Laura Cahillane joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Personal Finance : Fuel Prices Causing People To Cut Back On Food So They Can Fill Cars

    Jun 15 2022

    The price of petrol is resulting in road users having to cut back on basic necessities such as food to keep vehicles moving. Charlie Weston joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music

    Jun 14 2022

    With festival season in full swing, it's time to look ahead at the some of the Irish acts taking to the stage at Glastonbury this summer. Dave Hanratty and Dee Reddyjoined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal and Marion : Trump Blasts 6th January Congressional Hearings

    Jun 14 2022

    Donald Trump has blasted the US Capitol riot hearings, calling them a 'mockery of justice' and 'kangaroo court'. Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • New Screening System Will See Blood Donors Asked For Details Of Sex Life

    Jun 14 2022

    A new system which should be introduced at the end of 2022 will focus on more thorough screening of anyone who wishes to donate blood, which will include donors being asked for details on their sex life. Tomas Heneghan joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Google Engineer Put On Paid Leave After Claiming AI Has Developed Sentience

    Jun 14 2022

    As if from the beginning of a science-fiction movie, a Google engineer has been put on leave after claiming that Google AI has developed sentience. Andy O’Donoghue joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Can Ireland Repeat Scotland Performance In Ukraine?

    Jun 13 2022

    Following a brilliant victory for the Republic of Ireland on Saturday over Scotland, the question is whether or not the team can repeat the effort going forward. Kieran Cunningham joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV and Streaming

    Jun 13 2022

    Love Island is back, is it worth talking about this year or not? This and more on our weekly streaming spot with Joe O'Shea and Grace McKeever. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Big Rise In People Seeking Treatment For Cocaine Addiction

    Jun 13 2022

    Following on from our story last week on the rise of cocaine use across the general population, a study has shown a massive increase in treatment for cocaine addiction in Ireland over the last 7 years. Dr. Gareth McGovern and Dr. Suzi Lyons joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel : Last Minute Summer Holiday Deals

    Jun 13 2022

    It's not always possible to plan a holiday months in advance, and with prices on the rise a good deal can be hard to come by! However our travel expert Sarah Slattery is here to save the day with some great summer holiday deals for 2022. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Liv Series Begins As PGA Tour Bans Players

    Jun 10 2022

    The world of golf has been thrown into chaos with the beginning of the Liv series in London. What is going on behind the scenes? Lawrence Donegan joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Do We Need A Mini Budget?

    Jun 10 2022

    With inflation at a near 40 year high with the cost of food, energy and other essentials increasing. Could a mini budget be effective in tackling the issue? Damien English and Pearse Doherty joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Week Trending

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo opportunities, fake Irish accents and more on the Week Trending. Mark Paul and Gabija Gatavechkaite joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel: Ask Anything

    Jun 09 2022

    Refunds, Rights and Covid, we cover it all in this episode. Sarah Slattery from travelexpert.ie joined Matt to answer all your traveling questions. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Health: Hayfever

    Jun 09 2022

    With the summer months in full swing hay fever is a very common complaint. Matt is joined by Dr Ilona Duffy on ways to combat the coming months. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Environment: Wildlife, pollution and extinction.

    Jun 09 2022

    This week Matt caught up with John Gibbons to discuss why wildlife should have their own bridges to cross motorways, Pollution compensation and 1m species face extinction. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Homeowners Set For Mortgage Hikes As ECB To Raise Interest Rates

    Jun 09 2022

    Charlie Weston and Martine Hennessy join Matt to discuss mortgage hikes as ECB to raise interest rates in July. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page

  • Workers To Get Free Vouchers To Work In Remote Hubs

    Jun 08 2022

    Are remote hubs the future of work spaces for companies? What are the benefits of transitioning to remote hubs? Tracy Keogh and Geraldine Herbert joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Cocaine Use By Young Women In Ireland On The Rise

    Jun 08 2022

    A new report has found an increase in drug use amongst the general population, with cocaine use rising particularly with young women. Anne Doyle, Bobby Smyth and Professor Denis Cusack joined the Last Word to discuss.

  • Personal Finance : Delays Facing Up To Half A Million KBC & Ulster Bank Switchers

    Jun 08 2022

    The saga of KBC and Ulster Bank switching issues continues with delays for thousands of ex-customers. Charlie Weston joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Studies Show Long Covid Impacts On Patients’ Mental Health and Alcohol Use

    Jun 08 2022

    New findings on 'Long Covid' reveal that up to a fifth of patients are experiencing mental health issues following infection by COVID-19. Dr Brendan O’Kelly and Norah Casey joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music

    Jun 07 2022

    It's officially gig season and John Caddell and Dee Reddy join us to break down the best upcoming events of the summer! Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal and Marion : 6th January Hearings To Be Live Streamed

    Jun 07 2022

    The January 6th Capital Hill riots are to be televised. What do Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone make of this? Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Macbook Air Redesign

    Jun 07 2022

    Universal phone chargers, Apple's 'Pay Later' and a redesign for the Macbook Air. It's a huge week for tech! Andy O'Donoghue joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Video Mocking Murder Of Michaela McAreavey Reported To Police

    Jun 03 2022

    A shocking video has surfaced on social media of a group singing a song about the murder of Michaela McAreavey. What is the story behind this deeply disturbing video? Amanda Ferguson joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Hurling - Munster and Leinster Hurling Final Preview

    Jun 03 2022

    With two huge provincial hurling finals coming up, there's a lot to talk about with Jamesie O’Connor and Seamus Hickey ahead of a big hurling weekend. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page

  • The Last Word On Health : Panic Attacks

    Jun 02 2022

    Often overlooked, panic attacks are a common and often frightening symptom of anxiety. Stella O'Malley joined the Last Word to discuss.

  • Johnny Depp Wins €10M In Libel Action Against Amber Heard

    Jun 02 2022

    After the verdict of the controversial and high profile libel case of Johnny Depp and Amber heard, Jennifer Gannon joined the Last Word to discuss one of the biggest legal moments of the decade. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On The Environment

    Jun 02 2022

    Does the concern over the issues at Dublin Airport suggest we still don't get it about climate change? John Gibbons joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Hung Jury In The Michael Lynn Trial

    Jun 01 2022

    Our courts correspondent Frank Greaney joined us today on the Last Word to give us an update in the high profile Michael Lynn trial. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/06/01215746/FG.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.  

  • DAA To Unveil Plan To Fix Long Queues At Dublin Airport

    Jun 01 2022

    Despite the DAA unveiling a plan to fix the current delays at Dublin Airport, questions are still being asked surrounding the lead up to the problems and how the DAA managed to allow such a huge error to occur. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/06/01175417/DAA-PLAN.mp3"][/audio] CEO of the DAA, Dalton Philips joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Personal Finance Special : How Does KBC & Ulster Bank Leaving Ireland Affect You?

    Jun 01 2022

    With uncertainty brewing regarding KBC and Ulster Bank's departure from the Irish market and the future of their current customers, we have decided to extend our weekly personal finance spot with Charlie Weston. Also joining us is Daragh Cassidy, Head of Communications at Bonkers.ie. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/06/01172318/LW-PF-LONG.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.    

  • US With Cal and Marion

    May 31 2022

    Since the tragedy that took place in Uvalde, Texas last week, president Joe Biden has vowed to push for gun legislation in the United States. Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss.  [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/31195709/US-BIDENGLS.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.  

  • Exit Stage Left : The Curios Afterlife Of Popstars

    May 31 2022

    The trials of a comedown form fame for musical artists is often overlooked, but it can be a difficult path for young musicians who become accustomed to the fame they've received early on in their careers. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/31193435/POPSTARS-AFTERLIFE.mp3"][/audio] Nick Duerden, author of 'Exit Stage Left' joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • How Stranger Things Sent Kate Bush Back To The Top Of The Charts

    May 31 2022

    Television and streaming are known for bringing older music to a new audiences. The latest season on 'Stranger Things' has been no exception! [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/31191137/MUSIC3105.mp3"][/audio] John Caddell, Dee Reddy and Amanda Ferguson joined the Last Word for our weekly music spot to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Time For A Reboot At Liverpool Following Champions League Defeat?

    May 30 2022

    Is it time for a change at Anfield after Liverpool's Champions League defeat to Real Madrid? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/30194503/soccer.mp3"][/audio] Mark Lawrenson and Miguel Delaney joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV And Streaming With Joe and Jenn

    May 30 2022

    The end of Claire Byrne Live, the 60th birthday of the Late Late show and Danny Boyle's latest venture on Disney Plus. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/30193258/TV.mp3"][/audio] It's TV and Streaming with Joe and Jenn! Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Has DAA Lost Control Of Dublin Airport?

    May 30 2022

    The situation at Dublin Airport reached a new level yesterday with approximately 1,000 passengers missing flights. How did this happen? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/30191858/LW-POD-AIRPORT.mp3"][/audio] Kevin Cullinane and Ruth Andrews joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel : Cruises

    May 30 2022

    Have you considered going on a cruise for this year's summer holiday? What exactly does a cruise offer? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/30190838/LW-PODCAST-TRAVEL-CRUISES.mp3"][/audio] Sarah Slattery joins the Last Word for our weekly travel spot. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Fears Of Risks To Irish Tourism With High Car Hire Costs

    May 27 2022

    Why is it so expensive to hire a car in Ireland compared to the rest of Europe? How will this impact tourism? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/27183205/CAR-HIRE.mp3"][/audio] Geraldine Herbert joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page

  • How Can The US Better Respond To The Cycle Of School Shootings?

    May 27 2022

    Following the tragic events that took place in Texas this week the age old question is being asked, how can the US  better handle the threat of school shootings? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/27182124/SCHOOL-SHOOTING-TEXAS.mp3"][/audio] Colum McCann and Lee Keylock joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Week Trending

    May 27 2022

    Passport outrage, diversity in An Garda Síochána, Ricky Gervais backlash and the passing of actor Ray Liotta. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/27175516/LW-PODCAST-WEEK-TRENDING-2705.mp3"][/audio] All of this and more on the Week Trending with Aoife Barry and  Eoghan Tomás McDermott. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Movies : Tom Cruise Returns In Top Gun Maverick

    May 26 2022

    36 years later, a sequel to Top Gun has arrived! Undoubtedly one of the biggest releases of the year, is it any good? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/26184745/LW-PODCAST-MOVIES-2605.mp3"][/audio] Roe McDermott joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On The Environment : How Global Warming Is Cutting Sleep Across The World

    May 26 2022

    How much are rising heat levels affecting our sleep and why is it concerning? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/26183039/ENV.mp3"][/audio] John Gibbons joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Interview : Ardal O’Hanlon

    May 26 2022

    Ardal O'Hanlon is an Irish actor, comedian and novelist. His new book is called 'Brouhaha'. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/26175756/LW-PODCAST-ARDAL.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Health : STIs Are On The Rise

    May 26 2022

    Seeking screening, diagnosis and treatment for STIs can be tough for people all over the world, and as a nation that can still be uncomfortable discussing sex, the Irish are no exception. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/26174320/LW-PODCAST-HEALTH-STIs.mp3"][/audio] Dr. Brian Higgins joined us for our weekly health spot to discuss STIs. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.    

  • Pentagon Welcomes Ireland To Alliance Supporting Ukraine

    May 25 2022

    Since last week Ireland is part of the 'Ukraine Contact Group' assembled by the US department of defense. Is this appropriate for a country that is military neutral? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/25190345/LW-PODCAST-RUSSIA-2505.mp3"][/audio] Paul Murphy and Cathal Berry joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Culture Club : Emilie Pine

    May 25 2022

    Emilie Pine is the No. 1 bestselling author of 'Notes To Self'. Her first novel is called 'Ruth & Pen'. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/25184510/LW-POD-EMILY-PINE-CC.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Sue Gray Criticises ‘Failings' At The Heart Of British Government

    May 25 2022

    Boris Johnson evidently believes he should remain as Prime Minister following the release of a damning report by Sue Gray. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/25183131/LW-PODCAST-NICK-FERRARI.mp3"][/audio] Nick Ferrari joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Nineteen Elementary School Students Killed In Mass Shooting In Uvalde, Texas

    May 25 2022

    The latest American mass shooting incident in a school has taken place in Uvalde, Texas. The conversation regarding gun laws continues in the United States. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/25182201/LW-PODCAST-US-SPOT.mp3"][/audio] Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Health : Erectile Dysfuntion

    May 25 2022

    Erectile dysfunction affects about 50% of men over the age of 40, but what percentage of men seek out help for this issue? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/25133423/LW-HEALTH-UPDATED1.mp3"][/audio] Dr. Brian Loyd joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Last Word On Music : Cathal Coughlan Remembered

    May 24 2022

    The passing of Cathal Coughlan, Bruce Springsteen's return to Ireland and Ed Sheeran's latest collaboration. All of this and more on this week's music spot with John Caddell and Dee Reddy. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/24190955/LW-PODCAST-MUSIC-240522.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal and Marion : Nancy Pelosi Will Be Denied Communion By Archbishop

    May 24 2022

    The Archbishop of San Francisco has announced he will no longer allow US house speaker Nancy Pelosi to take communion when she attends mass. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/24180445/LW-PODCAST-US-2405.mp3"][/audio] Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.      

  • Calls For Health Warnings On Car Adverts

    May 24 2022

    Are car advertisements unrealistic to a point that they endanger public health? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/24175425/CAR-ADVERTISING.mp3"][/audio] Dr Lorraine D’Arcy and Jimmy Murphy joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Facial Recognition Company Fined For Illegally Using Images

    May 24 2022

    Clearview AI have been fined 7.5 million pounds for illegally collecting images of people all over the world from a variety of websites and social media platforms. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/24173819/LW-PODCAST-TECH-2405.mp3"][/audio] Andy O'Donoghue joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Who Was George Floyd?

    May 23 2022

    It's been two year since the murder of George Floyd. But how much do we know about the man himself? Toluse Olurippina, co-author of the new book 'His Name is George Floyd',  joined the Last Word to discuss.  [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/23192522/GEORGE-FLOYD.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV and Streaming With Joe and Jenn

    May 23 2022

    It's time for TV and Streaming with Joe and Jenn! Yes or no to the new Sally Rooney adaptation? Did 'Derry Girls' final series hit the mark? These and more on our weekly TV and Streaming spot! [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/23190243/LW-PODCAST-TV-2305.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel : Cheap Hotels

    May 23 2022

    With the cost of hotels around the country sky rocketing, these days even a staycation won't always save you money. Our travel expert Sarah Slattery joins us this week armed with ten deals for the best staycations available that won't break the bank! [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/23185226/LW-POD-TRAVEL-IRELAND.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Festival Goers To Pay For Rising Insurance Costs

    May 20 2022

    We're fast approaching summer festival season! Does rising costs for organisers mean you'll be paying more for your ticket this year? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/20184852/LW-POD-FESTIVALS.mp3"][/audio] Shane Dunne joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Week Trending

    May 20 2022

    Does anti-Irish sentiment linger in the UK? Jake Daniels is the first active footballer to come out as gay, and a Cork shop has halted the sale of Animal Bars! All of this and more as we're joined by Deirdre O’Shaughnessy and Michael Foley for the week trending.  [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/20173918/LW-POD-WEEK-TRENDING.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Private Landlords Want Tax Cuts To Stop Exodus From Rental Market

    May 20 2022

    Rent for houses and apartments in Ireland are at all time highs, so why are landlords giving up this enormous income? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/20000037/LW-PODCAST-LANDLORDS1.mp3"][/audio] Margaret McCormick and Rebecca Moynihan joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Conversations With Friends : Much Anticipated, But Was It Any Good?

    May 19 2022

    It's the massively anticipated TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's first book, 'Conversations With Friends'. Has it lived up to the hype? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/19233858/LW-PODCAST-CONVERSATIONS.mp3"][/audio] Aoife Barry and Grace McKeever joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On The Environment : Are Cats A Menace To The Environment?

    May 19 2022

    Is letting your beloved pet roam around outside damaging the environment? John Gibbons says it is, in our weekly environment spot. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/19232902/LW-PODCAST-ENVIRONMENT.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Culture Club : Louise O’Neill

    May 18 2022

    Louise O'Neill is one of Ireland's most accomplished cotemporary novelists. We are delighted to have her join us on the Culture Club this week on the Last Word. Her latest  book is called 'Idol'. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/18195857/LW-PODCAST-CC-18052.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Wagatha Christie Trial Enters It's Final Stage

    May 18 2022

    The craziest trial of the year is coming to a close! [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/18190200/LW-PODCAST-WAGATHA.mp3"][/audio] Jennifer Gannon joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • On The Ground : The True Horror Of Russia's War In Ukraine

    May 18 2022

    A Russian soldier pleaded guilty today to shooting a civilian in the first Ukrainian trial over a potential war crime since Russia's invasion. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/18175014/LW-PODCAST-UKRAINE-1805.mp3"][/audio] Bel Trew joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.    

  • Working From Home Can Save Employees Over €300 Per Year

    May 18 2022

    It is well known that working from home has it's benefits both financially and environmentally.  A new report has taken an in depth look at the extent of these benefits. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/18173823/LW-PODCAST-WFH.mp3"][/audio] Mary Connaughton and John Evoy joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • US With Cal and Marion : Buffalo Massacre Suspect Had Been Arrested Previously

    May 17 2022

    Another mass shooting has taken place in America, with this particular incident appearing to be racially charged. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/17194652/LW-PODCAST-USA.mp3"][/audio] Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Staycation Inflation and The Rising Cost of Hotel Rooms

    May 17 2022

    The cost of hotel rooms in Dublin and other parts of the country have reached extortionate heights. What are the reasons for this? [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/17182549/LW-PODCAST-HITEK-ROOMS.mp3"][/audio] Paul Gallagher, Joan Harrington and Ben Finnegan joined the Last Word to discuss.  Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Tech Tuesday : Home Security & CCTV

    May 17 2022

    When investing in home security tech, it's important to know exactly what you're buying. Andy O'Donoghue is back on the Last Word to break down the best products available. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/17181518/LW-PODCAST-TECH-TUESDAY-1705.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.  

  • Soccer - Last Day Drama Guaranteed In Premier League

    May 16 2022

    Tony Cascarino and Miguel Delaney are back to discuss the weekend's premier league action and Liverpool's win of the FA Cup. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/16185044/LW-PODCAST-SOCCER-1605.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • TV and Streaming With Joe and Jenn

    May 16 2022

    As the weather continues to improve, so do your options for TV and streaming! [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/16184131/LW-PODCAST-TV-1605.mp3"][/audio] Joe O'Shea and Jennifer Gannon joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Last Word On Travel : Disney World Orlando

    May 16 2022

    Our weekly travel spot continues with part two of our Florida special! This week we're focusing in on one of the biggest attractions Orlando has to offer : Disney World. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/16183347/LW-PODCAST-FLORIDA-PART-2.mp3"][/audio] Sarah Slattery joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.  

  • Book : Yeah But Where Are You Really From?

    May 16 2022

    Marguerite Penrose is an Irish writer of mixed race. Her first book 'Yeah But Where Are You Really From?', is personal memoir of life in the face of adversity, growing up in a largely white Ireland while struggling with health issues along the way. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/16182411/LW-PODCAST-PENROSE.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Soccer- Chelsea Vs Liverpool In FA Cup Final, Spurs Win North London Derby To Keep Top 4 Hopes Alive

    May 13 2022

    Mark Lawrenson and Tony Cascarino joined the Last Word to discuss the latest in the world of soccer. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/13183744/football.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.  

  • ‘Wagatha’ Viral Post Last Resort Says Rooney

    May 13 2022

    The most bizarre celebrity trial of the year continues. 'Wagatha Christie' AKA 'The Spouse Trap'. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/13172723/wagatha.mp3"][/audio] Jennifer Gannon joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Week Trending

    May 13 2022

    Gove criticized for ‘silly voices’, calls for meal deal ban & the iPod Retires. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/13181618/LW-PODCAST-WEEK-TRENDING1.mp3"][/audio] Mick Clifford & Laura Byrne joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • Rent Increases Surge By Five Year High Of Almost 12 %

    May 12 2022

    The cost of having a place to live is one of the biggest issues facing multiple generations of Irish people. Massive increases in rent price due to a lack of housing availability show no sign of slowing. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/12182024/LW-PODCAST-RENTS.mp3"][/audio] Ronan Lyons, Karl Deeter and Rebecca Moynihan joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • “I Was Diagnosed With Dementia At Just 42”

    May 12 2022

    ---Steve Thompson's autobiography 'Unforgettable' looks at his premature diagnosis and fight against dementia. Thompson is a rugby World Cup winner as part of one of England's best ever rugby teams. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/12180759/lw-podcast-rugby-dementia.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.