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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

  • Domino's Pizza Pulls Out Of Four European Countries - But Ireland Is Not Among Them

    Oct 17 2019

    Domino's Pizza has announced it will exit four European markets: Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The company has reported a decline in sales in these countries, but pizza lovers here in Ireland need not worry as analysts say the move will allow Domino's to focus on its core British and Irish businesses. Ian Guider discussed this story and more in our daily business round-up, including: Pound Sterling's rally fizzles out as markets recognise Brexit deal will fail in parliament Credit un...more

  • Ireland V New Zealand - Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final Preview

    Oct 17 2019

    Ireland take on New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Saturday, and we were joined earlier this week by a panel of rugby stars to preview the big game. Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien, Luke Fitzgerald and Fergus McFadden sat down with Matt at the launch of Jamie's new book, All In, at Trinity College on Monday night. They gave their thoughts on what Ireland need to do to beat the All Blacks and progress to their first ever semi-final, and also answered questions from the audience. List...more

  • Will Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal Be Passed?

    Oct 17 2019

    A Brexit agreement has finally been reached between the UK and the European Union. Boris Johnson will now attempt to get the deal passed in the House of Commons. However, the Labour Party, the SNP and the DUP have all confirmed that they will not be supporting it. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker described the deal as "a fair and balanced agreement" and ruled out a further extension should it not be passed. How likely is it that Boris Johnson can get the deal through? Gav...more

  • The Untold Stories Of The Children Killed During The Troubles

    Oct 17 2019

    RTÉ presenter Joe Duffy has written a new book with Freya McClements called Children of the Troubles: The Untold Story of the Children Killed in the Northern Ireland Conflict. It follows on from his previous book about the children killed during the 1916 Easter Rising. At least 3,700 people lost their lives during the Troubles, and 186 children were identified for the book. Joe and Freya joined us on The Last Word to discuss the stories of these lost children. Listen to the interview in full by ...more

  • Culture Club - Emma Donoghue

    Oct 16 2019

    The latest inductee into our Culture Club is novelist Emma Donoghue. Her 2010 bestseller Room was adapted into a film starring Brie Larson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Her latest novel is Akin, which she describes as her first contemporary work since Room. Emma joined us to share her favourite books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, music and theatre. Favourite Author: Roddy Doyle Favourite Movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy Favourite TV shows: Grey's Anatomy, Deadwood, The Duchess of Duke St...more

  • Dublin's Tallest Apartment Block Planned At Connolly Station

    Oct 16 2019

    Ballymore Group have submitted an application to An Bord Pleanála for the development of a 23-storey apartment block adjacent to Connolly Station in Dublin city centre. The group, owned by developer Sean Mulryan, is aiming to build eight blocks of 741 apartments. There would be a mix of studios and units of one, two and three bedrooms. Ian Guider joined us for the business news with this story and more, including: RTÉ will not receive increased funding next year ASOS profit drop caused by distr...more

  • What Is Lyme Disease And How Is It Treated?

    Oct 16 2019

    Lyme Disease is caused by a bacteria which is transmitted to humans through tick bites. Although not as common in Ireland as it is in some other countries, it's thought to be under-diagnosed. There were about 500 confirmed cases of Lyme Disease in Ireland last year. Early symptoms include fever, chill, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint aches and a rash, but it can also cause cardiac and neurological symptoms. There are several antibiotic treatments available. Dr Ray Walley joined us for our we...more

  • Who Should Play For Ireland Against The All Blacks?

    Oct 16 2019

    Jamie Heaslip launched his new book, All In, at Trinity College on Monday night. You can listen back to the full conversation between Jamie and Matt here. As well as Jamie, we were joined on the night by a panel of other rugby stars to look ahead to our World Cup quarter-final meeting with New Zealand this Saturday. Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien, Luke Fitzgerald and Fergus McFadden sat down with Matt to discuss which Ireland players they think should be selected to face the All Blacks. Listen to t...more

  • The UK's Best-Selling Albums Of The 21st Century

    Oct 16 2019

    The UK's best-selling albums of the 21st century have been revealed. Here's what made the list: Adele - 21 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black Adele – 25 Ed Sheeran x Ed Sheeran ÷ Back To Bedlam – James Blunt (2004) Spirit - Leona Lewis (2007) Crazy Love – Michael Buble (2009) No Angel – Dido (2000) White Ladder – David Gray (1999) The Fame – Lady Gaga (2008) Only By The Night – Kings Of Leon (2008) A Rush Of Blood To The Head – Coldplay (2002) Christmas – Michael Buble (2011) Life For Rent – Dido (2...more

  • Ireland's Brand Value Increases To Almost €600 Billion

    Oct 15 2019

    Ireland's brand is worth almost €600 billion, according to the latest report by Brand Finance. Brand Finance, which ranks the 100 most valuable and strongest nation brands every year, said that Ireland was the fastest-growing nation brand in Western Europe this year, recording a 12% increase in value. Ian Guider joined us for our daily business round-up with this and the following other stories: Patreon to open European headquarters in Dublin, creating 30 jobs Exports plunge in August, accordin...more

  • Who Will Come Out On Top In The Latest Democratic Debate?

    Oct 15 2019

    The fourth Democratic primary debate will take place tonight in Ohio, with 12 candidates going head-to-head. Elizabeth Warren looks to be in the strongest position, having moved into the lead in the latest polls. Joe Biden is a close second, though his son Hunter's TV interview about the Ukraine debacle could have an impact. Meanwhile Bernie Sanders is back in the race after his recent heart attack, insisting that it will not slow down his campaign. Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone assessed their c...more

  • Jamie Heaslip Looks Back On His Life And Career With New Book 'All In'

    Oct 15 2019

    Last night we joined former Leinster and Ireland rugby player Jamie Heaslip at Trinity College for the launch of his new book, All In, which was written with Matt Cooper. The book looks back on the key moments in Jamie's life and career. Matt sat down with Jamie for a chat about just some of the many things featured in the book. You can hear the full conversation below. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

  • Nearly Half Of Small Irish Businesses Have No Brexit Plans In Place

    Oct 14 2019

    A new survey by AIB has found that four out of ten small and medium-sized businesses in Ireland have no Brexit plans in place. In addition to this, almost a third of businesses expect a hard border, while nearly three quarters are concerned about the future of their business, with many feeling Brexit is already having a negative impact. Ian Guider joined us for our daily business round-up to discuss this and the following other stories: Government's economic watchdog says budget spending still ...more

  • The Latest From Syria As Turkish Forces Advance

    Oct 14 2019

    The conflict in Syria has reached a turning point in the last week, following Donald Trump's withdrawal of US troops. The decision, taken after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, opened the door for Turkey to launch an attack on Kurdish forces on the Syrian border. We were joined by Derek O'Rourke, regional security analyst with GOAL, and Marion McKeone, contributor to our weekly US slot, to discuss the latest developments. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the p...more

  • Brian O'Connell On The Human Stories Behind The Personal Ads

    Oct 14 2019

    RTÉ journalist Brian O'Connell has written a new book, The Personals: The Human Stories Behind the Small Ads. It looks into the personal stories behind the classified ads, both in newspapers and online, and talks to some of the people involved. He joined us on The Last Word to tell some of these stories, and to talk about why he finds the personal ads so fascinating. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

  • Court Rules That People Born In Northern Ireland Are Automatically British

    Oct 14 2019

    A British court has ruled that people born in Northern Ireland are legally British, even if they identify as Irish under the rights granted by the Good Friday Agreement. They will also continue to be recognised as British unless they register a change in their citizenship. The case in question was taken by Emma DeSouza, a Derry woman who identified herself as Irish on a residency application for her American-born husband. Emma joined us on The Last Word to discuss the case in detail. Listen to t...more

  • David Goldblatt On Football In The 21st Century

    Oct 11 2019

    David Goldblatt is an acclaimed football historian. He has written a book, The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century, which explores society, politics and economics in the twenty-first century through the prism of football. He joined us on The Last Word to discuss how the economics of the game has continued to expand in spite of the global crash. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

  • Does The Celebrity X Factor Series Prove The Show Has Run Out Of Steam?

    Oct 11 2019

    A brand new series of The X Factor begins tomorrow night, but with a twist. The celebrity edition will see reality TV stars, actors, rugby players and even journalists hoping to impress judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger with their singing skills. But is this a new low? And does it prove that The X Factor has run out of steam? Jennifer Gannon and Joe O'Shea discussed this in our weekly TV slot. They also talked Succession, Brendan Gleeson's casting as Donald Trump in an upco...more

  • Should Hare Coursing Be Permanently Banned?

    Oct 11 2019

    A ban on the controversial sport of hare coursing was put in place in August by Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, following the outbreak of a deadly virus affecting rabbits and hares. Animal rights campaigners are now calling for the ban to be made permanent, while many Fine Gael TDs from rural areas are unhappy that it has not yet been lifted. Independent TD Mattie McGrath and animal rights activist John Carmody joined us to debate whether or not the ban on hare coursing should remain in pl...more

  • The Week Trending - Coleen Rooney And Rebekah Vardy Feud Rumbles On

    Oct 11 2019

    In a week dominated by budget and Brexit news, the row between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy also made quite an impact. Rooney has accused Vardy of leaking her private Instagram stories to the tabloids. She came to this conclusion after blocking everyone except Vardy from viewing her stories, and posting a series of false stories which she claims were subsequently leaked. Vardy, who denies responsibility for the leaks, has compared the escalating feud with Rooney to "arguing with a pigeon". Li...more

  • Almost Half Of Healthcare Workers Are Unvaccinated Against The Flu

    Oct 10 2019

    It has emerged that only half of healthcare workers are vaccinated against the flu. Dr John Cuddihy, interim director of the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre, told The Last Word that there is a 53% uptake among those who work in our hospitals and healthcare facilities. Between 250 and 500 people die from flu-related complications per season. These deaths mainly occur in people considered to be at high risk, such as those with certain medical conditions. We were also joined by Katie Heal...more

  • AIB Preparing To Sell Off Thousands Of Mortgages

    Oct 10 2019

    AIB is preparing to sell off thousands of distressed mortgages on family homes. The sale, known as Project Birch, looks likely to take place early next year and could spark debate about the sale of non-performing loans to vulture funds. Ian Guider discussed this in our daily business round-up, as well as the following other stories: Sterling gains 1.5% against the Euro amid speculation over possible Brexit deal Donald Trump's Doonbeg resort granted planning permission for €38 million expansion ...more

  • Should We Have The Legal Right To Disconnect From Work?

    Oct 10 2019

    Today is World Mental Health Day, and the Financial Services Union is calling for legislation on the right to disconnect from work. Gareth Murphy, Head of Industrial Relations and Campaigns with the FSU, says technology has led to "an informal extension of the working day", with many people taking calls or checking their emails outside of working hours. He adds that this is having "a significant, detrimental impact on mental health", which is why the FSU has chosen World Mental Health Day to hig...more

  • Richie Sadlier Tells His Story Of Dealing With Alcoholism

    Oct 10 2019

    Richie Sadlier is best known as a former professional footballer, and for his work as an RTÉ pundit and on the Second Captains podcast. He is also a trained psychotherapist. He has written Recovering, a powerful memoir about his experience of alcoholism. Richie has now been sober for eight years, and he joined us on The Last Word to share his story. He spoke about the pressure to drink in social situations, the importance of getting help to stay sober, and how alcoholism can affect people of any...more

  • Culture Club - Reginald D. Hunter

    Oct 09 2019

    This week's Culture Club inductee is comedian Reginald D. Hunter, who will be familiar to many for his stand-up and his appearances on various British TV shows. He returns to Ireland this month with his new tour, Facing the Beast, starting on 15 October in Dundalk. Reginald joined us to talk about his favourite comedians, podcasts, music, books and TV shows. Favourite Comedians: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye Favourite Podcast: The Joe Rogan Experience Favourite Books: The Chronicles of Amber by ...more

  • Government Expected To Raise €1.5 Billion In Green Bond Sales

    Oct 09 2019

    The National Treasury Management Agency has today announced that it is selling more green bonds. It is part of the debt agency's bid to raise capital for projects with environmental benefits, and it's expected that €1.5 billion in green bonds will be sold, a year after the sale of its first one. Ian Guider joined us for The Last Word's daily business round-up to discuss this and the following other stories: New global corporation tax rules have been unveiled that could badly hit Ireland Hundred...more

  • What To Do If You Suffer From An Overactive Bladder

    Oct 09 2019

    Having an overactive bladder is considered a taboo subject, but it's actually a very common condition. One in two women will suffer from urinary incontinence at some point in their lives, which can mean either stress incontinence or overactive bladder. #InControl is a national campaign which aims to raise awareness of the condition, and people who suffer from an overactive bladder can find out more at OAB.ie. Professor Barry O'Reilly, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Cork University Hospital, j...more

  • Has Budget 2020 Gone Far Enough In Tackling The Climate Emergency?

    Oct 09 2019

    Following yesterday's announcement of Budget 2020, Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Richard Bruton praised Paschal Donohoe for "implementing our climate action policy front and centre". However, there are some who feel the measures announced to tackle the climate emergency don't go far enough, especially when compared with the Brexit contingency fund of €1.2 billion. Richard Bruton joined us on The Last Word to discuss the issue. Listen to the interview in full by pr...more

  • Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Dies Aged 80

    Oct 08 2019

    Ginger Baker, the drummer with Cream, has passed away at the age of 80. He had been critically ill in hospital, according to a public announcement from his family. Baker is widely considered to have been one of the greatest rock drummers of all time, and is credited with recording one of the first ever drum solos in the genre on the song 'Toad', from Cream's debut album Fresh Cream. The band sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and released four albums between 1966 and 1969. Although he wa...more

  • What Will Budget 2020 Mean For Business?

    Oct 08 2019

    The details of Budget 2020 were revealed today by Paschal Donohoe, but what impact will it have on business? Ian Guider joined us for The Last Word's daily business round-up to talk through some of the key business-related budget announcements. These include: Rate of commercial stamp duty to rise from 6 per cent to 7.5 per cent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) levy announced in budget No changes in tax treatment for executives who come to Ireland and create jobs Ulster Bank has agreed to sel...more

  • Trump Threatens To "Obliterate" Turkish Economy

    Oct 08 2019

    Donald Trump has threatened to "obliterate" Turkey's economy if the country does anything he considers to be "off limits" after the withdrawal of US troops from north-east Syria. The decision to withdraw troops has been criticised by many, including Republicans, as it could lead to a Turkish attack on Kurdish fighters across the border. Although Kurdish forces had been fighting Islamic State militants in Syria alongside the US, they are considered by Turkey to be terrorists. Trump tweeted the fo...more

  • Paschal Donohoe Gives The Lowdown On Budget 2020

    Oct 08 2019

    The details of Budget 2020 were revealed in the Dáil today by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. In his first radio interview following his budget speech, the Minister told The Last Word that we are "edging closer" to a no-deal Brexit, which has influenced some of the decisions made. As well as addressing Brexit management measures, he also spoke about the other big issues that will be tackled in the budget, including the housing crisis and climate change. Listen to the interview in full by p...more

  • PayPal Ditches Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency

    Oct 07 2019

    Facebook’s Libra crypto currency has dropped from 28 backers to 27, as PayPal announce the company will no longer be backing the project. PayPal is not the only company believed to be having second thoughts about Facebook's cryptocurrency plans, Mastercard and Visa are also thought to be reconsidering their position. Ian Guider discussed this story in The Last Word's daily business round-up. The day's other business stories include: Consumer confidence slumps ahead of Budget 2020 Unilever wants...more

  • Kerrygold, Baileys And Hundreds Of Other Goods Set To Be Hit By US Tariffs

    Oct 04 2019

    The Last Word On Business with Vodafone Business - Discover the benefits of smart working today. Uber users in New York City will soon be able to beat traffic by booking a helicopter flight between JFK Airport and Lower Manhattan. The option will be made available through the Uber app from 7 October, but at a cost of between $200 and $225 per trip. Ian Guider discussed this story in The Last Word's daily business round-up. The day's other business stories include: EU/US trade sanctions could hi...more

  • Ireland Beat Russia 35-0, But The Performance Was Far From Convincing

    Oct 03 2019

    Despite defeat to the hosts Japan last weekend, Ireland remain on track for a Rugby World Cup quarter-final place after achieving a bonus point victory over Russia today. However, the 35-0 scoreline didn't tell the whole story, with supporters expressing concern about the poor quality of the performance. Ireland conceded 22 turnovers and struggled against the 20th-ranked team in the world, who also spent 20 minutes of the game with 14 players due to yellow cards. But are there positives to be ta...more

  • Michael Harding On Learning From His Near Death Experience

    Oct 03 2019

    Michael Harding is one of Ireland's leading writers. His new book, Chest Pain: A Man, a Stent and a Camper Van, details the story of the heart attack he had nine months ago and its subsequent impact on his outlook. Prior to his heart attack, Michael says he felt old, but put it down to tiredness. There were no other warning signs, as he had good cholesterol and normal blood pressure. Several of his family members have had stents, so he now thinks the heart attack may have been a result of geneti...more

  • Culture Club - David McCullagh

    Oct 02 2019

    This week's Culture Club inductee is David McCullagh, presenter of RTÉ's Prime Time as well as This Week on RTÉ Radio 1. He is also the author of several books. David joined us to talk about his favourite music, theatre, TV shows, movies and books. Favourite Album: Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love Favourite Song: Bruce Springsteen - Land of Hope and Dreams Best Gigs: Bruce Springsteen at Slane, Springsteen on Broadway, The Hold Steady at The Academy First Album: Deep Purple - In Rock Favourite...more

  • How To Recognise The Signs Of Dementia

    Oct 02 2019

    Dementia is a disease which causes progressive cognitive impairment. It impacts memory, thinking, language, orientation, judgement and social behavior, with 90% of cases affecting people over age 65. One in ten people in this age group are diagnosed with dementia, but with people now living longer, the number of cases is expected to double from 55,000 to 113,000 up to 2036. People with dementia tend to retain long-term memory, while losing short-term memory. There is currently no cure, but its p...more

  • The Detective Who Has Worked On Some Of Ireland's Most Notorious Crimes

    Oct 02 2019

    Pat Marry is a former Detective Inspector with An Garda Síochána. Over the course of his career, he was involved in the investigation of some of Ireland's most notorious murder cases. Although he says you never quite get used to dealing with death, a detective has to realise that it is their job to get the answers while always having utmost respect for the deceased and their family. Pat joined us on The Last Word to discuss his book, The Making of a Detective, and some of the specific cases he h...more

  • Will Airline Taxes Help Solve The Problem Of Climate Change?

    Oct 01 2019

    The government is being urged to introduce a number of environmental taxes in next week's budget. Among these is the introduction of a tax on flights to tackle the problem of climate change. Eamon Murphy, Economic and Social Analyst with Social Justice Ireland, says the group is proposing a "small commercial airline tax" for each passenger leaving Irish airports, "to ensure that the cost of air travel reflects the overall cost to society". He says these taxes should start at a low level and incr...more

  • There's Still No Sign Of Kanye West's New Album - Where Is It?

    Oct 01 2019

    Kanye West's new album, Jesus Is King, was due to be released last Friday. However, it didn't materialise, and West subsequently confirmed it would appear on Sunday. But this didn't happen, and fans have been wondering whether the album will see the light of day at all. There has been no update on West's official website, which still lists the original Friday release date. It is not known whether Jesus Is King is a new name for the previously announced Yandhi, which was supposed to be released s...more

  • William Barr And Mike Pompeo Embroiled In Trump Impeachment Controversy

    Oct 01 2019

    As the Democrats begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo both appear to be implicated in the controversy. According to multiple reports, Barr and Pompeo were involved in contacts between Trump and at least four other world leaders. These were in relation to Joe Biden and the US intelligence agencies' examination of Russian interference in the last election. It has also been reported that Pompeo was among those who liste...more

  • How Likely Is It That Donald Trump Could Be Impeached?

    Sep 30 2019

    A phone call transcript has revealed that Donald Trump put pressure on Ukrainian president Volodymr Zelensky to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The Democrats have now begun impeachment proceedings against Trump as a result. The editorial in the latest edition of The Economist asserts that Trump "has subverted the national interest to pursue a political vendetta". But how likely is it that he could actually be impeached? Cal Thomas joined us from the United States to give...more

  • #Gaeilge4All Campaign Aims To Improve The Way Irish Is Taught

    Sep 30 2019

    A new campaign has been launched which aims to make the Irish language more relevant and interesting for students. The idea behind the #Gaeilge4All campaign is to "strengthen and defend the Irish language in the education system" to ensure that "every student can have a positive, meaningful and fulfilling Irish language learning experience from pre-school to third level". We were joined by Julian de Spáinn, General Secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge, who is a spokesman for the campaign. He says the...more

  • How The Issue Of Water Charges Divided The Country

    Sep 30 2019

    After announcing last week that he had left the Socialist Party, Paul Murphy has today launched a new political party called RISE. Murphy came to prominence for his role in the anti-water charge protests, which helped him win the Dublin South-West by-election in 2014. He is one of the key figures featured in a new book about the water protests, In Deep Water: How People, Politics and Protests Sank Irish Water, written by Sunday Business Post political editor Michael Brennan. Michael joined us to...more

  • The West Wing Is 20 Years Old - Is It Relevant In Today's Political Climate?

    Sep 27 2019

    It's 20 years since The West Wing first aired, and it remains incredibly popular with TV binge-watchers. Created by Aaron Sorkin, the political drama ran for seven seasons and has often been cited as one of the greatest TV shows ever made. But how does it hold up? During The West Wing's run, it was sometimes criticised for being too idealistic. Does it now appear dated, given the current political climate? Or is it more relevant than ever? Alison Healy and Joe O'Shea debated this in our weekly T...more

  • Couple In Lidl Ad Campaign Speak Of Racist Abuse They've Received Online

    Sep 27 2019

    A mixed race couple featured in a Lidl ad campaign have spoken of the racist abuse they have received online. Fiona Ryan and Jon Mathis appear with their 22-month-old son in the supermarket's 'The Big Save' campaign on TV and billboards. They now say they are considering leaving Ireland after racially abusive tweets were brought to their attention. Fiona told The Last Word: "I was completely shocked that someone could look at a family like ours and just see hatred." Jon, who was born in Brazil a...more

  • The Week Trending - The Greta Thunberg Helpline For Angry Adults

    Sep 27 2019

    Climate activist Greta Thunberg has received a great deal of criticism from adults who claim she is being manipulated or exploited. Australian network ABC has now posted a satirical video advertising a helpline "for adults angry at a child". The sketch, which was created by comedian Mark Humphries, shows a call centre taking complaints from "irrationally angry" callers about Greta Thunberg. THE GRETA THUNBERG HELPLINE:For adults angry at a child. pic.twitter.com/JAtIKyG4Va — Mark Humphries...more

  • A Practical Guide To Car Sharing

    Sep 26 2019

    Last week we spoke to Dr. Jari Kauppila, Head of Foresight and Quantitative Analysis at the International Transport Forum at the OECD, about the concept of shared mobility. But why hasn't car sharing become more popular in Ireland? Our motoring expert Michael Sheridan believes it's due to the lack of public transport in many rural areas, where having your own car is essential for independence. Meanwhile, in urban areas, public transport means driving is not a necessity for most people. Michael j...more

  • Brother Of Cyclist Killed In Dublin Wants To Make Our Roads Safer

    Sep 26 2019

    The brother of a road traffic victim is aiming to raise awareness of the dangers cyclists face on our roads. Neil Fox of the Irish Road Victims Association has organised a cycling vulnerability event, which will take place on 3 October at Buswells Hotel in Dublin. Neil's sister Donna was killed three years ago in Dublin when she was hit by a delivery lorry while cycling to work. Neil says that four cyclists a day are hospitalised in Ireland, and that the organisation's goal is to make the roads ...more