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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

  • Fear Among Undocumented Irish In The US As Trump Threatens Illegal Immigration Crackdown

    Jul 15 2019

    Undocumented Irish people in the United States are on high alert as Donald Trump has threatened a crackdown on illegal immigration. The case of Keith Byrne has come to national attention in recent days. The Corkman, who has been living in the US for 12 years, was arrested for overstaying his visa requirements and is facing imminent deportation. He is married to an American citizen, and they have three children. With tens of thousands fearing the same fate, what happens now? Independent Senator B...more

  • Are LGBT People Treated Equally In The Workplace?

    Jul 15 2019

    A survey conducted by LinkedIn, the online network for professionals, has revealed that fewer than one in five Irish people believe LGBT workers have equal opportunities in the workplace. The survey also revealed that 20% of LGBT people feel uncomfortable in the workplace due to their sexuality, and that only a third are fully open about their sexuality with their direct manager. As well as this, two thirds of people surveyed saw themselves as an ally. We were joined by Lisa Finnegan, Senior HR ...more

  • CervicalCheck Scandal Continues As IT Glitch Prevents 800 Women From Receiving Results

    Jul 12 2019

    The CervicalCheck scandal is continuing as it has been revealed that 800 women failed to receive their smear test results due to an IT glitch. It came to light after one woman raised concerns about a delay in getting her test results. The HSE has apologised, saying that CervicalCheck was aware of the issue in February. Speaking on The Last Word, patient advocate Stephen Teap said: "I don't plan on going anywhere until all of these issues are resolved and these recommendations are in place, and I...more

  • How Good Is 'Stranger Things' Season 3?

    Jul 12 2019

    The long-awaited third season of Stranger Things dropped on Netflix on 4 July. According to Netflix's own figures, the new episodes have been a huge success. They revealed that 18.2 million subscribers watched it all in one sitting, while 40 million watched at least one episode over four days. Some fans of the show felt the second season was a disappointment, with much of the action taking place away from the fictional setting of Hawkins, Indiana. But, viewing figures aside, is the latest season...more

  • The Week Trending - Why Are Parents Buying 'Dumbphones' For Their Kids?

    Jul 12 2019

    Remember the basic mobile phone you had in the early 2000s, before the likes of Facebook and Instagram? It's now being referred to as a dumbphone, and increasing numbers of parents are buying them for their children. These phones will not allow you to scroll through social media, and will only make calls and send texts. But how successful are they in enabling parents to supervise their children's internet time? Is it reasonable to expect young people to accept a phone that restricts their access...more

  • Two In Five Tenants In Rent Pressure Zones Face Rent Increases Of Over 4%

    Jul 11 2019

    New research suggests that two in five tenants in rent pressure zones are still facing rent increases of over 4% despite the caps that are in place. The research, published today, was commissioned by the Residential Tenancies Board "to give a better insight into the impact of rent pressure zones on both landlords and tenants, and on rental trends." Caren Gallagher, Head of Communications and Research for the Residential Tenancies Board, and Joe Doyle, landlord and spokesperson for the Residentia...more

  • Tributes Paid To One Of Ireland's Leading Political Commentators, Noel Whelan

    Jul 11 2019

    Noel Whelan, one of Ireland's leading political commentators, has passed away aged 50 after a short illness. He was also a barrister as well as a political figure, and those who knew him have paid tribute to his generosity. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Colm O'Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty Ireland, both knew Noel and joined us on The Last Word to pay tribute to him. Micheál Martin spoke about how he contributed to making Ireland "a kinder and more tolerant society", while Colm O'...more

  • Comedian Brendan Grace Remembered: "He Was One In A Million"

    Jul 11 2019

    Brendan Grace has died at the age of 68 following a battle with lung cancer. The Dublin-born comedian was loved by audiences at home and abroad. As well as his career in stand-up, he was also a talented singer. Younger generations will probably best remember him as the iconic Fr. Fintan Stack in the sitcom Father Ted. We were joined by Today FM presenter and comedian Mario Rosenstock, singer and senator Frances Black and documentary maker Brian Reddin, who made the documentary Brendan Grace - Fu...more

  • The Last Word's Culture Club - Paul Howard

    Jul 10 2019

    Culture Club is a brand new series on The Last Word in which we'll be asking guests to name their favourite music, movies, television shows etc. Our first guest is Paul Howard, author of the Ross O'Carroll-Kelly books and writer of Copper Face Jacks - The Musical, which starts tonight at the Olympia Theatre. See below for Paul's choices: Favourite play/theatre show/musical: The Book of Mormon Favourite TV show: Only Fools and Horses, Blackadder or anything with Victoria Wood Favourite movie: Sta...more

  • Why It's Important To Get Your Moles Checked Out

    Jul 10 2019

    Many people have moles, which are elevated spots on the skin. In most cases they are harmless, but they do need to be monitored due to a greater risk of complications from sun exposure. People over the age of 50 who have numerous moles have a higher risk of developing skin cancer and should visit their healthcare provider for check-ups. Although 11,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year, and this figure is set to double by 2045, the good news is that 90% of cases can be curable wi...more

  • Should We Introduce Exclusion Zones Outside Hospitals And Abortion Clinics?

    Jul 10 2019

    Is it time to introduce exclusion zones outside hospitals, doctors surgeries and abortion clinics? The issue has been raised again following an anti-abortion protest outside the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street last weekend, where protesters were seen carrying baby-sized coffins. Labour Party senator Ivana Bacik says legislation needs to be introduced to prevent intimidation of women accessing services. "These were not respectful or dignified protests. They were deeply offensive and in...more

  • Two Previously Unheard U2 Songs Have Been Found

    Jul 09 2019

    Two previously unheard U2 songs have been discovered by fans. Recordings were unearthed by the fan site ATU2 of 'In Your Hand' and 'Concentration Cramp', two early songs which were reportedly performed during a gig in August 1979 at Dublin's Dandelion Market. The recordings were made by Pete McCluskey, a member of U2's support band that day, The Strougers. They are apparently the only recordings of these two tracks in existence, and are available to hear on YouTube. John Caddell and Larissa Nola...more

  • Simon Coveney On Whether No-Deal Brexit Will Bring Border Checks

    Jul 09 2019

    The government is warning that a no-deal Brexit would have dire consequences for Ireland. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney today presented a revised Brexit contingency action plan. One of the key questions is whether or not there will be border checks in the event of no deal. The Tánaiste joined us on The Last Word to clarify the situation. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

  • Diplomatic Row Between Britain And United States Continues To Escalate

    Jul 09 2019

    Britain and the United States have become embroiled in a diplomatic row over the British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch, who has been critical of Donald Trump. Darroch branded the Trump administration "inept" and "dysfunctional" in memos which were leaked by a Sunday newspaper, leading to a hostile response from Trump on Twitter. As well as labelling Darroch a "wacky ambassador" and "a very stupid guy", he also hit out at Theresa May's "foolish" way of dealing with Brexit. ...handled. I told @theres...more

  • Dublin Air Pollution Is In Breach Of EU Limits

    Jul 09 2019

    The Environmental Protection Agency has warned that air pollution in Dublin is breaching EU limits. There are particular concerns around nitrogen dioxide levels, which the EPA says poses a serious public health risk. According to Patrick Kenny, a senior scientist with the EPA, the main source of nitrogen dioxide is the internal combustion engine in vehicles. Older diesel engines produce particularly high levels of the pollutant. Patrick Kenny was joined on The Last Word by Fine Gael TD Catherine...more

  • Here's Why Stella McCartney Says You Should Never Wash Your Clothes

    Jul 08 2019

    How often should you wash your clothes? After one wear, or two, or even three? The answer is never, according to renowned fashion designer Stella McCartney. In an interview with The Observer, McCartney recommended letting the dirt dry before brushing it off your clothes — a tip she apparently picked up while working on Savile Row. It seems that avoiding the wash is not only better for the life of our clothes, but for the planet too. Is this really the case? Or is our personal hygiene bound to su...more

  • Are Insurance Companies Lying About The Number Of Fraudulent Claims?

    Jul 08 2019

    In a video that emerged over the weekend, Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty was seen grilling the CEOs of three insurance companies on the number of fraudulent claims. The footage was from an Oireachtas Committee meeting last Friday. Are insurance companies lying about the extent of insurance fraud? Pearse Doherty joined us on The Last Word along with Charlie Weston, personal finance editor of the Irish Independent, to discuss. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button...more

  • Should History Be Compulsory For The Junior Cert?

    Jul 08 2019

    Donald Trump made a major historical blunder in his Independence Day speech when he stated that American forces "took over the airports" during the US War of Independence in the late 18th century. Do incidents such as these highlight a general lack of understanding of history? In our Monday debate, we asked whether history should be a compulsory subject for the Junior Cert. We were joined by historian Brian Hanley, Aoife O'Donoghue, Professor of International Law and Global Governance in Durham ...more

  • Should ISIS Bride Lisa Smith Be Allowed To Return To Ireland?

    Jul 05 2019

    Lisa Smith, the former member of the Irish Defence Forces who joined ISIS, has spoken about her desire to return to Ireland with her child. In an interview with a BBC journalist, she stated that she had no intention of hurting anyone or planning an attack, but also said that she wants "a caliphate". Should she be allowed to come home? And if so, what should happen next? We were joined by former Irish Army soldier and defence analyst Declan Power and Jesse Morton, a reformed former Jihadi who now...more

  • The Week Trending - Donald Trump's Independence Day Gaffe About 18th Century Airports

    Jul 05 2019

    Donald Trump's speech to mark Independence Day attracted attention for all the wrong reasons. The US President spoke about how American soldiers "took over airports" during the War of Independence in the 1770s. His comments caused a great deal of confusion as well as amusement, with many pointing out that there were no planes or airports in the 18th century. Trump has since claimed that the rain interfered with his ability to read the teleprompter. Is this a likely reason for the gaffe? Claire G...more

  • Is 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Worth The Watch, Or Do We All Have Superhero Fatigue?

    Jul 04 2019

    Spider-Man: Far From Home is the latest superhero movie in cinemas, but is it worth the watch? It's the eighth movie starring Spider-Man, and the 23rd movie in the Marvel universe. Following on from Avengers: Endgame, it finds Peter Parker (played by Tom Holland) taking a break from superhero duties to go on a trip across Europe with his classmates. However, Nick Fury wants him to go on another assignment, which leads to him teaming up with Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio. Dee Molumby and Roe McDermo...more

  • Leo Varadkar Apologises For Comparing Micheál Martin To Priest "Engaging In Sin"

    Jul 04 2019

    Leo Varadkar has apologised for likening Micheál Martin to a 'sinning priest'. The Taoiseach made the remarks during a Dáil debate yesterday, saying the Fianna Fáil leader reminded him of a parish priest "who preaches from the altar, telling us to avoid sin while secretly going behind the altar and engaging in any amount of sin himself". Following calls to clarify his comments, the Taoiseach described the debate as "bitter and personal" and apologised for any offence caused. Political commentato...more

  • The Leaving Cert Student Who Sat Exams From Hospital After Her Appendix Ruptured

    Jul 04 2019

    Can you imagine what it would be like to have to sit your Leaving Cert exams from a hospital bed? That's what happened to Amy Richards from Wexford, who sat her first English paper just hours after her appendix ruptured. Amy was admitted to hospital with severe abdominal pain the night before the exams began. Informed that she probably had acute appendicitis, she was scheduled to undergo surgery at 8pm. She later found out her appendix had ruptured and gangrene was now setting in. She also had a...more

  • Louis Theroux To Revisit Westboro Baptist Church In New Documentary

    Jul 03 2019

    Louis Theroux is returning to the BBC later this year to revisit one of his most controversial previous subjects, the Westboro Baptist Church. The new documentary, titled Louis Theroux: Surviving America's Most Hated Family, comes 13 years after his first programme exploring the subject in 2006. The Westboro Baptist Church is well-known for its picketing of military funerals and homophobic views. Theroux will be looking at how the organisation has fared since the death of its founder, Fred Phelp...more

  • How To Avoid Earache When Flying

    Jul 03 2019

    The air pressure associated with flying can have a number of effects on our health, including earaches and headaches. Dr Ray Walley joined us for our weekly medical consultation to tell us how to avoid these problems. Pain in the ears, which is predominantly experienced during landing, is often due to a lack of pressure equalisation in the middle ear. It can be avoided through activities such as chewing or yawning, while some people with sinus problems may benefit from decongestants. If you are ...more

  • Report Says Living Wage Should Be Set At €12.30 An Hour

    Jul 03 2019

    What is the minimum amount of money you would need to live? According to a new report, the recent increase in rents means the living wage should be set at €12.30 an hour. Approximately 20% of people in full-time jobs are currently earning less than the living wage. Robert Thornton, senior research policy officer with the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice, and Neil McDonnell, CEO of ISME, joined us to discuss this. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

  • The Most Memorable Moments Of Glastonbury 2019

    Jul 02 2019

    Glastonbury returned with a bang after a year's break, and there were plenty of memorable performances. On Friday, Stormzy became the first black British solo artist to headline, while Saturday's headliners The Killers teamed up with Johnny Marr for a rendition of The Smiths' 'This Charming Man', and Pet Shop Boys for 'Always On My Mind'. Miley Cyrus impressively tackled a number of cover versions in addition to her own material, and Kylie Minogue was joined by Nick Cave during her set for 'Wher...more

  • Was Trump's North Korea Visit A Disaster For Foreign Policy?

    Jul 02 2019

    Donald Trump's visit to North Korea marks the first time a sitting US president has set foot in the country. But has it been a success, or will it ultimately hurt the United States? In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Senator Chuck Schumer called Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un "one of the worst few days in American foreign policy in a long time." Schumer remarked that the meeting, in which the two leaders agreed to restart nuclear talks, accomplished very little. He accused Trump of "p...more

  • Report Shows House Prices In Dublin Are Falling

    Jul 01 2019

    The property market has slowed to its lowest level in five years, according to a report from Davy and property website MyHome.ie. The report indicates that house prices in Dublin appear to be falling for the first time since 2013. Meanwhile prices outside Dublin are continuing to rise, but at a slower pace than expected. Is this a sign that supply is now exceeding demand for new houses and apartments in Dublin? John McCartney, Director of Savills, and Conor Skehan, former chair of the Housing Ag...more

  • What Is Influencing Young Irish People's Sexual Behaviour?

    Jul 01 2019

    Love Island has become increasingly popular, with more people watching last Tuesday's show than the nine o'clock news, and even more watching on the Virgin Media Player. But what impact, if any, is the show having on the sexual attitudes of young people in Ireland? Is it promoting promiscuity and hook-up culture? Is it reflective of people's real-life experiences, or is the behaviour of young people influenced more by how sex education is taught in schools? Elaine Byrnes, Doctoral Researcher in ...more

  • Damian Barr On His New Novel And How "Britain Invented The Concentration Camp"

    Jun 28 2019

    Damian Barr is the author of the critically acclaimed Maggie & Me, a memoir about coming of age in Thatcher's Britain. He has now written his first novel, You Will Be Safe Here, which is set in South Africa during two time periods, the Second Boer War in 1901 and a training camp in 2010. The book was partly inspired by a newspaper photograph Damian saw of a boy who had been sent by his mother to a training camp run by former soldiers in 2011, which aimed to "make men out of boys". He was tor...more

  • The Week Trending - 'Toy Story 4' Has Been Accused Of Racism

    Jun 28 2019

    The Toy Story franchise is beloved by millions, but its latest film has been accused of racism. Speaking on BBC Radio 4, writer and critic Stella Duffy expressed concern that Toy Story 4 does not feature any black characters. Duffy added that, although there are black actors in the cast, their characters are plush animal toys while "every single humanoid toy is white". Is she right? Is there a lack of diversity, even in animated films? Roe McDermott and Damien McLoughlin discussed this and some ...more

  • Danny Boyle's 'Yesterday' Imagines A World Without The Beatles, But Does It Work?

    Jun 27 2019

    Can you imagine a world without The Beatles? That's what happens in Danny Boyle's new film Yesterday, which stars former EastEnders actor Himesh Patel as Jack, a struggling musician who wakes up after a blackout to find that he is the only person left who remembers The Beatles and their music. He uses this to his advantage, passing their songs off as his own compositions and finding the fame that had previously eluded him. But does the film work? Dee Molumby and Gordon Hayden joined us for our ...more

  • Up To 6,000 Greyhounds Culled Each Year For Not Being Fast Enough

    Jun 27 2019

    An RTÉ Investigates programme has reported that up to 6,000 greyhounds are being culled each year for not being fast enough. It also revealed that the Irish greyhound industry is breeding 1,000% more puppies than it needs. The information comes from a confidential business analysis report prepared for the Irish Greyhound Board by the consultants Preferred Results Ltd. What can be done to change the way greyhounds are being treated? We were joined by Independent TD Maureen O'Sullivan, Fine Gael T...more

  • Who Are The Most Hated TV Show Characters?

    Jun 26 2019

    Who are your most hated TV show characters? Lauren Tom, who played Ross's palaeontologist girlfriend Julie in the second season of Friends, recently revealed that her character was so unpopular with viewers that they would boo her during tapings of the show. Other characters who have provoked similarly strong reactions from TV fans include Skyler White from Breaking Bad, Dawn Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey, Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls and Betty Draper...more

  • Looking After Your Oral Health

    Jun 26 2019

    Most of us associate oral health problems with a visit to the dentist, but it's also an area GPs often deal with. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is a common oral health issue. It's mostly caused by cavities, gum disease or a high-sugar diet, but can also be a result of diabetes, reflux or heartburn. Mouth ulcers are often a result of gum disease or cavities, and are particularly common in smokers. They can also be a sign of a deficiency in iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid. Dental abscesses can...more

  • Ratoath College Parents Say They Won't Be Bullied Into Accepting Compulsory iPad Policy

    Jun 26 2019

    Parents of children at Ratoath College have said they won't accept the school's decision to continue with its compulsory iPad policy. Students are obliged to purchase iPads for the school year instead of books, and this will not change despite parents' objections. Nicola Kearns, a former teacher who herself has children attending Ratoath College, says parents have raised "legitimate and very serious concerns" and that they "will not be bullied" into accepting the policy. She was joined by Andy O...more

  • Freddie Mercury Is Back In The Charts With A Newly Released Track

    Jun 25 2019

    Freddie Mercury is back in the UK charts this week for the first time since 1993. The late Queen frontman can be heard on a newly released version of 'Time Waits For No One', written by Dave Clark, and originally recorded in 1986 as part of the soundtrack to the West End musical 'Time'. The song has already had more than 400,000 plays on Spotify, and the video has been viewed 4.7 million times in just a few days. John Caddell and Larissa Nolan discussed this and more in our music slot, includin...more

  • How Can We Keep Sex Offenders Off Dating Apps?

    Jun 25 2019

    Patrick Nevin has been jailed for 12 years for raping one woman and sexually assaulting another. He carried out the attacks after meeting both women through Tinder. The story has resulted in calls to have sex offenders banned from using dating apps for life, with Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone among those voicing their concerns. But how realistic would it be to implement such a ban? We were joined by Tech Tuesday regular Andy O'Donoghue and Roe McDermott, relationship advice columnist with th...more

  • Author Elizabeth Gilbert On Challenging The "Ruined Woman" Trope

    Jun 24 2019

    Elizabeth Gilbert is best known as the author of Eat, Pray, Love, which was made into a film starring Julia Roberts. Her new novel is City of Girls, a story of New York City showgirls in the 1940s. The book's protagonist, Vivian Morris, becomes involved in that world when she is kicked out of college at 19 and sent to live with her aunt in New York, who runs a burlesque theatre. Elizabeth says she wanted to write something that challenged the trope of "the ruined woman". "I've wanted for years t...more

  • Should Fur Farming Be Banned In Ireland?

    Jun 24 2019

    The government is planning to phase out fur farming in Ireland. Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed is aiming to introduce legislation to ban the practice, following in the footsteps of 14 other EU member states who have already done so. Would this be a good idea? Is fur farming cruel and unnecessary, or would banning it cost farmers their livelihoods? We were joined by Redmond O'Hanlon, a former mink farmer, and Mark Hanlon, a member of the Green Party and Fur Free Cork, to discuss the issue...more

  • Cost Of Food And Drink In Ireland Is 20% Higher Than EU Average

    Jun 21 2019

    Irish people are paying much more for food and drink than our EU counterparts, according to statistics from Eurostat. The findings show that the cost of a basket of groceries is 20% higher than the EU average. This includes the following products: Bread and cereals - 19% higher Milk, eggs and cheese - 21% higher Meat - 5% higher Whiskey, wine and beer - 77% higher Tobacco - 101% higher Why are we paying so much? We were joined by Charlie Weston, Personal Finance Editor with the Irish Independe...more

  • The Week Trending - MP Suspended After Manhandling Protester

    Jun 21 2019

    UK MP Mark Field has been suspended from his role as Foreign Minister after manhandling a female Greenpeace protester. The woman was grabbed by Field and forcibly removed from a City of London dinner, an incident which was captured on camera. Field apologised for his behaviour, but claimed that he had been worried the protester might be armed. He has been suspended while an investigation is underway. Did he go too far? Donal O'Donoghue and Larissa Nolan discussed this and some of the other stor...more

  • The Best Electric Vehicles On The Market Today

    Jun 20 2019

    As part of the government's new Climate Action Plan, electric cars are getting a big push. The aim is for petrol and diesel cars to be banned by 2030. Michael Sheridan joined us for our weekly motoring slot to give a rundown of his 10 best electric vehicle recommendations. Contenders include the Renault Zoe, Tesla Model X and Hyundai Ioniq. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

  • Chernobyl Survivor Speaks Out Against Disaster Tourism

    Jun 20 2019

    HBO's Chernobyl miniseries has been a huge success, resulting in an increase in tourism to the site of the nuclear disaster. However, tourists have been spotted taking selfies there, which many have deemed disrespectful. We spoke to Raisa Carolan, a survivor of the Chernobyl disaster, about her thoughts on this new wave of dark tourism. Raisa was born in Belarus in 1993, several years after the disaster occurred. She was born with various medical conditions as a result of the ongoing radiation, ...more

  • How Can We Stop Our Children Watching Porn?

    Jun 20 2019

    Earlier this week, two teenage boys were convicted of the murder of 14-year-old schoolgirl Ana Kriegel. One of the talking points of the trial was the huge amount of pornography that was found on Boy A's phone, which has resulted in calls for age-related porn blockers. Would this be the best way forward in preventing children from accessing porn? To debate this issue, we were joined by Andy O'Donoghue from The Last Word's weekly Tech Tuesday slot, John Church, chief executive of the Irish Societ...more

  • Jeremy Kyle Refuses To Appear Before Reality TV Inquiry After Death Of Guest

    Jun 19 2019

    Jeremy Kyle has turned down a request to appear before MPs after the death of a guest on his show. The presenter's representatives told the committee that he would not be appearing as part of their inquiry into reality TV. The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled by ITV last month after guest Steve Dymond died shortly after filming. His death, like the recent deaths of two former Love Island contestants, has raised questions about the duty of care reality TV shows have for their participants. As the f...more

  • One In Ten Irish People Say Migraines Have Cost Them Their Jobs

    Jun 19 2019

    Migraines can be extremely debilitating for a lot of people, with one in ten Irish people claiming they have cost them their jobs. Approximately 10-12% of the population is affected by migraines, and they are three times more common in women. As well as headache, they can be characterised by nausea and an intolerance to light and sound. Some people find that over-the-counter painkillers and lying down in a dark room helps ease their migraines. However, for those who don't respond well to this tr...more

  • Jarlath Regan On Being An Irishman Abroad

    Jun 19 2019

    Comedian Jarlath Regan is one of many Irish people who has experienced emigration. He moved to London in 2013 and now hosts a podcast, An Irishman Abroad, which deals with the topic. To date, he has recorded 300 episodes. Jarlath explains why he started the podcast: "This was a story I didn't think was being told." "I didn't feel like anyone was creating any content for me and people like me." He is also partnering with CurrencyFair to give away a €30,000 relocation package to help one listener ...more

  • Taylor Swift And Katy Perry's Feud Ends, But The Gallagher Brothers' Rages On

    Jun 18 2019

    Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have apparently ended their long-running feud, according to Swift's new music video. The ending of You Need To Calm Down shows Perry dressed as a hamburger and Swift dressed as French fries, as they walk towards each other and hug. Swift referred to the reunion on Twitter as "a happy meal". The feud reportedly began with a row over backing dancers, and both singers are believed to have made references to one another in their music. Meanwhile, one musical feud which s...more