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Ep 178: Mick Clifford – Disclosures Tribunal overview 

Recorded in front of a live studio audience, Eamon chats to Mick Clifford about the Disclosures Tribunal, Mick's own experience of giving evidence, what it says about the establishment in Ireland and lots more

Ep 177: Simon Carswell on David Drumm and Anglo

Former Chief Executive of Anglo Irish Bank David Drumm was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and of false accounting at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Eamon chats to Simon Carswell, journalist and author of the book – Anglo Republic: Inside the Bank that Broke Ireland – about Drumm, what went down at that bank, his extradition from the USA and the cost of this fraud to the Irish taxpayer

Ep 176: Robert Ballagh

Eamon is joined in studio by artist, painter and designer, Robert Ballagh. They discuss growing up in Dublin, his career in the arts from music to painting, Charles Haughey, Robert's republicanism and much more.

Ep 175: Another wild week in Washington

Trade tariffs, Kim Kardashian, Roseanne Barr's racism, and presidential pardons are on the agenda as Eamon gets the latest from Washington DC with Niall Stanage.

Ep 174: Football bonus episode

Zinedine Zidane won his third successive Champions League with Real Madrid last week, but yesterday stepped down from his role as manager. Eamon talks to journalist Richard Fitzpatrick about that decision, the repercussions for the club and an ageing squad, and there's an update on the future of Gareth Bale amid Man United interest.

Ep 173: Italian crisis pushes EU to the brink

Eamon is joined in studio by economist Jim Power to discuss the crisis in Italy, how it might affect Ireland the danger it poses to the European Union.

Ep 172: Champions League final review

Eamon is joined by John Giles to review Saturday night's Champions League final which saw Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1, in no small part because of mistakes by goalkeeper Loris Karius. John recalls his playing career and how another error-prone keeper cost Leeds games and trophies, Eamon questions Klopp, and both declare Gareth Bale's first goal one of the best ever.

Ep 171: Disclosures Tribunal update

Eamon is joined by special correspondent for the Irish Examiner, Mick Clifford, to get the latest from the ongoing Disclosures Tribunal.

Ep 170: Champions League final preview

Eamon chats to John Giles and Liam Brady about the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday night. He's also joined from Spain by journalist Richard Fitzpatrick who reveals the Spaniards are very confident of winning their third consecutive Champions League.

Ep 169: Niall Stanage on Trump and North Korea

Niall Stanage of the Hill newspaper in Washington joins Eamon to discuss Donald Trump's u-turn on North Korea, as well as his rift with Europe.

Ep 168: Former commissioner Callinan takes the stand

Mick Clifford is in studio to provide the latest from the Disclosures Tribunal as former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan takes to the stand to provide his evidence.

Ep 167b: 8th Amendment Referendum: Una Mullally (YES)

In the second episode to discuss the upcoming 8th Amendment Referendum, Eamon speaks at length to Irish Times journalist Una Mullally about her belief that we need to repeal the 8th for the benefit of all citizens of Ireland, what she's learned from canvassing, and lots more.

Ep 167a: 8th Amendment Referendum: John Waters (NO)

In the first of two special episodes around the upcoming 8th Amendment Referendum, Eamon speaks briefly to John Waters who walks out very early on into the recording as he outlines his position on the 'no' side.

Ep 166: Premier League review & FA Cup final preview

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to look back at the Premier League season, which saw Man City end up overwhelming champions. They discuss City, United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs, while Liam reacts to the speculation surrounding Mikel Arteta as Arsene Wenger's replacement, before a quick look ahead to Saturday's FA Cup final.

Ep 165: Mick Clifford

Did the missing laptops and phones hold secrets about Maurice McCabe? Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner with the latest from the Disclosures Tribunal.

Ep 164: Eddie Molloy on the Irish culture of impunity

After the story involving Vicky Phelan broke and caused outrage, Eddie Molloy argues that the culture of impunity will remain as long as people are not held personally accountable for their actions, and that because of this the next scandal is never far away.

Ep 163: Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize!

Eamon is joined by Niall Stanage of The Hill newspaper for the latest from Washington. Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, Rudy Giuliani goes off-message, the US embassy in Jerusalem, the Iran deal and more.

Ep 162: Liam Brady on Arsène Wenger's departure & the Champions League Semi-Finals

Eamon is joined by John Giles and Liam Brady to discuss Arsène Wenger's departure from Arsenal and their views on the Champions League semi-finals.

Ep 161: Nicola Tallant on a new generation of Limerick gangs

Eamon is joined in studio by Nicola Tallant to discuss the new generation of criminal gangs in Limerick who threaten the success of the regeneration project in the city.

Ep 160: Sam Smyth

In studio with Eamon is journalist Sam Smyth, who talks about the changing face of the industry, losing his jobs with the Irish Independent and Today FM, as well as being one of the INM 19.

Ep 159: Spurs going nowhere + Champions League and Arsene Wenger

Eamon is joined by Didi Hamann and John Giles to discuss the FA Cup which saw Spurs lose a record eighth consecutive semi-final. Has Mauricio Pochettino taken them as far as he can? Then there's a look ahead to the Champions League semi-finals, in particular Liverpool v Roma, and some Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal manager announced his intention to step down at the end of the season.

Ep 158: BP Fallon on The Rolling Stones and Big Tom

The Rolling Stones are coming to Dublin, and in studio to discuss their work, their life, their enduring legacy and their continued presence on the road is BP Fallon, who knows the band well. Will he be going? Listen to find out.

Ep 157: Mick Clifford on the INM controversy

As well as providing the latest from the Disclosures Tribunal, Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner joins Eamon to discuss the ongoing and evolving controversy involving Independent News and Media (INM) and the people involved.

Ep 156: Trump, Comey and continuing chaos in the White House

Eamon is joined by by Niall Stanage of The Hill newspaper to discuss the latest from Washington as Donald Trump is irritated by James Comey, Mike Pompeu makes a breakthrough in North Korea, and how Emmanuel Macron might have the right approach when it comes to the US President.

Ep 155: Man City win the Premier League

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to discuss Man City winning the Premier League, the job Pep Guardiola has done, and the problems and issues at the rest of the top six clubs. There's discussion of Paul Pogba, Harry Kane, Antonio Conte and much more, as well as a quick look ahead to the Champions League semi-finals

Ep 154: Alarming evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal

Eamon is joined by Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner to discuss the astonishing evidence produced at the Disclosures Tribunal, as well as the latest on the INM data breach scandal

Ep 153: Zuckerberg talks to Congress, Trump talks war

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has appeared before the US congress to answer questions about Facebook, privacy issues, Cambridge Analytica and more, while Donald Trump has been using Twitter to threaten Syria with missile strikes. Niall Stanage joins Eamon from Washington for the latest on both those stories.

Ep 152: How Rory McIlroy lost the Masters

Rory McIlroy missed a great chance to win the Masters last weekend, losing out to the hugely unpopular Patrick Reed. Eamon is joined by Gary Murphy to talk about Reed's character and why he's so disliked, as well as McIlroy's performance on the final day, potential caddy issues and lots more

Ep 151: Champions League preview special

Man City face Liverpool in the Champions League tonight, looking to overturn the 3-0 deficit from the first leg. Eamon is joined by John Giles and Didi Hamann to discuss the possibility of that happening, the importance of mentality on big European nights, the players who might make the difference and more.

Ep 150: The crisis at Independent Newspapers

Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner joins Eamon to talk discuss the ongoing situation surrounding an alleged data breach at Independent News & Media (INM)which is currently being investigated byThe Data Protection Commissioner. What are the implications for the group, and for the so-called INM 19 who were the apparent focus of that breach?

Ep 149: No Pep in City's step - Champions League special

Liam Brady and John Giles join Eamon to discuss the week's Champions League action, especially Liverpool's 3-0 win over Man City on Wednesday night. Eamon gets to say 'I told you so' over City's defending, John isn't having that, and Liam believes the absence of Sergio Aguero was a big factor. Plus Ronaldo's amazing goal, and more.

Ep 148: Christy Dignam - the full story

In this episode, Eamon is joined by singer and songwriter Christy Dignam to talk about his life and career, from the big hits with Aslan, to getting fired by the band; his battle with drugs and cancer, surviving abuse, finding happiness, and what he's learned along the way.

Ep 147: A conservative view

Sunday Times columnist Cormac Lucey chats to Eamon about the impact of Brexit, the Irish economy, and the danger to our corporate tax regime.

Ep 145: Michael O'Flynn not optimistic on the housing crisis

In this episode property developer and builder, Michael O'Flynn, tells Eamon why he feels there's no good news on the housing front, the measures that could be taken to benefit consumers, dealing with NAMA, worries about a lack of people in the building trade, and lots more.

Ep 144: Trump on the attack

Donald Trump has gone on the offensive, responding to perceived attacks from Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, and former vice-President Joe Biden. Niall Stanage joins Eamon to discuss that, Steve Bannon's role in the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal, and all the White House latest.

Ep 143: Mourinho proves his critics right

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady to discuss Jose Mourinho's increasingly erratic behaviour at Man Utd. His press conference antics and public castigation of Luke Shaw reinforce Liam's belief that he's the wrong man for the job. There's also a look at Alexis Sanchez's struggles since moving to Manchester, the Champions League quarter-final draw and more.

Ep 142: Net Closing On The Kinihan Cartel

After Gardai foil another gangland murder, Nicola Tallant - Investigations Editor with the Sunday World - joins Eamon to discuss the latest on the Hutch/Kinahan feud.

Ep 141: More mayhem in the White House

Another week, more madness in the White House as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, got fired by Twitter. Niall Stanage of The Hill joins Eamon to discuss that, the replacements, and the increasingly erratic behaviour of Donald Trump.

Ep 140: Mourinho's Champions League failure

Things get hot and heavy between Eamon, John Giles and Didi Hamann as they discuss Manchester United's Champions League exit to Sevilla, Jose Mourinho's team selections, Paul Pogba, and much more

Ep 139: Gordon D'Arcy

Eamon is joined by former Irish rugby international Gordon D'Arcy who talks about his career, the lessons he learned along the way, dressing room dynamics, the importance of character, concerns of injuries in the game, and lots more.

Ep 138: The Donald, the trade war, and the porn star

Eamon is joined by Niall Stanage from Washington, and in studio by economist Jim Power, to discuss Donald Trump's trade war, the effect it may have on the American and world economy, and the ongoing saga involving porn star Stormy Daniels.

Ep 137: Mick Clifford - Turning tragedy into farce?

Eamon is joined by Mick Clifford for the latest from the Disclosure's Tribunal in the week that Maurice McCabe gave evidence.

Ep 136: Italian voters reject Europe and their own elite

Eamon is joined by Paddy Agnew from Italy to discuss the extraordinary outcome of the Italian general election, and the repercussions it might have for that country and for Europe.

Ep 135: It's the end for Arsene Wenger

Eamon is joined by Didi Hamann and John Giles to discuss the Carabao Cup final and the now apparently inevitable end to Arsene Wenger's reign at Arsenal. They also chat Liverpool, Chelsea, the Champions League and John takes Eamon to task over his dismissal of Man City's defending.

Ep 134: Niall Stanage from Washington

Eamon is joined by Niall Stanage of the The Hill newspaper in Washington for the latest from the Robert Mueller probe into Russia interference in the election, the reaction to the mass shooting in Florida, and more.

Ep 132a: Exclusive - Wigan manager Paul Cook

Following their brilliant 1-0 victory over Man City in the FA Cup on Monday night, Eamon has a quick chat with Wigan manager Paul Cook about the game, their approach, his influence on Seamus Coleman's career and more.

Ep 132: Champion League special

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to discuss the Champions League, including Chelsea v Barcelona, Man United's game against Sevilla, Paul Pogba's pace (or lack of it), and more.

Ep 131: Housing crisis - the truth behind the slogans

Eamon is joined by Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers to look at the issue of housing in Ireland, and why perhaps all is not quite as as cut and dry as it seems.

Ep 130: Kinahan/Hutch feud - the boxing connection

Eamon is joined by the Sunday World's Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant, to discuss the ongoing Kinahan/Hutch feud and the connection to the world of boxing

Ep 129: Mick Clifford on the Disclosures Tribunal

Eamon is joined by Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner to get the latest from the Disclosures Tribunal, the potential fallout, media involvement and more.

Ep 128: Conor Brady on newspapers and the guards

Eamon is joined by Conor Brady, former editor of the Irish Times, to discuss a lifetime working in newspapers and what the future holds for the industry. He also discusses the role of the Gardai in Irish society, and more

Ep 127: Football – the battle for the top four, and much more

Liam Brady, John Giles and Eamon have a robust debate as they agree to disagree on a number of Premier League issues, including Guardiola, Pogba and Klopp, as well as who'll finish in the top four – the gloves come off!

Ep 126: Trump v the FBI - a fight to the death

Niall Stanage of The Hill newspaper in Washington joins Eamon for the latest on Donald Trump, the Robert Mueller led FBI investigation, the Dow Jones slump, and more

Ep 125: A passionate defence of Pep Guardiola

Eamon is joined by John Giles to discuss the end of the transfer window, the first signs of Arsene Wenger's power at Arsenal being diluted, Paul Pogba's below par performance against Spurs, and John disagrees with Eamon over the performance of Pep at Man City.

Ep 124: The year of the Donald

As Donald Trump prepares to make his state of the union speech, Eamon and Niall Stanage of The Hill newspaper in Washington 'celebrate' the first year of his presidency, compare him to previous presidents, discuss the Russia probe, the work he's done, and much more.

Ep 123: The long, lonely road of Maurice McCabe

Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner discusses the treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe and his grotesque treatment as the Disclosures Tribunal continues at Dublin Castle.

Ep 122: The Dapper Don is finished

Nicola Tallant, Investigations Editor with the Sunday World, with the latest on the Hutch - Kinahan feud, more murders, their middle-eastern difficulties, and more

Ep 121: Liverpool do it again

Eamon is joined by John Giles and Didi Hamann to discuss Liverpool's defeat to Swansea, the Alexis Sanchez move from Arsenal to Man Utd and the Gunners interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and the two guests disagree with Eamon's opinion of Pep Guardiola and his Man City team.

Ep 120: Eddie Hobbs

Warning: Clear your debt and buy gold. Eddie Hobbs looks to the past to understand the future

Ep 119: The crisis at Real Madrid with Richard Fitzpatrick

What is going on at Real Madrid this season? Currently 19 points behind Barcelona, and lying 4th in the table, with Zinedine Zidane under real pressure, and Cristiano Ronaldo suffering his worst season ever for goalscoring, things are a mess. Eamon is joined by Spanish based sports writer Richard Fitzpatrick to discuss.

Ep 118: Mick Clifford on the Disclosures Tribunal

Eamon is joined by the Irish Examiner's Mick Clifford to discuss the latest from the Disclosure's Tribunal, including the close links between the Garda Commissioner and the Minister for Justice

Ep 117: From Charleton to Bannon

In this two part edition, Eamon is joined by Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner to hear the latest from the Charleton Tribunal, and then, from Washington, Niall Stange of The Hill reports on what has been a difficult week for Steve Bannon.

Ep 116: Alice Leahy on the homeless crisis

Alice Leahy is Director of Services at the Alice Leahy Trust - a non-judgemental, befriending, social and health service for people who are homeless. She tells Eamon about her life in that service, how and why things are worse than ever, and what needs to be done about i

Ep 115: Fire and Fury

Niall Stanage reports on the explosive new book that has raised the most serious questions yet about the Trump presidency.

Ep 114: City for the title, Mourinho for Paris

Eamon is joined by John Giles to discuss the festive Premier League drama, including Mourinho's 'vicious' comments about Paul Scholes, Antonio Conte's uncertain Chelsea future, the return to form of Jack Wilshere, and more.

Ep 113: Robert Fisk on Trump and the Middle East

Eamon is joined by journalist Robert Fisk to talk about the crisis in Syria, Donald Trump, and the ongoing issues in the Middle East.

Ep 112: Paul Kimmage on Chris Froome

Eamon is joined by Paul Kimmage to discuss the ongoing Chris Froome story, and asks when does use of medicine become performance enhancing?

Ep 111: Simon Carswell - a reporter's story from Anglo to Washington

Eamon chats to Irish Times journalist Simon Carswell about his career, from the banking crisis, Obama's second term, Trump's election and beyond.

Ep 110: Man City's dominance continues, but can they win the Champions League?

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to talk about Man City's dominance of the Premier League, but the panel differ over whether Pep Guardiola's side can go all the way in Europe. There's also discussion of Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal, and a look at the Champions League draw.

Ep 109: Bertie Ahern on Brexit

Eamon is joined by former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern who discusses Brexit, the perils of negotiating with a divided British government, and why Leo Varadkar must use Ireland's veto

Ep 108: Trump on a roll

The latest from Washington with Niall Stanage. Up for discussion Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the ongoing Michael Flynn investigation, and the president's backing of Roy Moore in Alabama

Ep 107: Katy French – Death and drugs, then and now

Its 10 years since model Katy French fell victim to cocaine and the Celtic Tiger party. Eamon is joined by Investigations Editor with the Sunday World, Nicola Tallant, to discuss what a grip the drug had on society back then, how it has made millions for the drug gangs, and where we are today as the deadly feud between the Hutch & Kinahan continues.

Ep 106: Joe Brolly uncut

Eamon is joined by Joe Brolly to talk about growing up in Derry, the GAA and its role in the community, commercialism, politics, and much more

Ep 105: Frances Fitzgerald on the brink

Eamon is joined by the Irish Examiner's Mick Clifford to discuss the ongoing crisis in justice that may bring down the government

Ep 104: Stick or twist with Martin O'Neill?

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to talk about Irish football and the future of Martin O'Neill. Is it time for a change, or stay with more of the same? There's also Premier League discussion, and the possibility of an English winner of the Champions League this season.

Ep 103: Father Peter McVerry on his despair at the government's approach to the housing crisis

Eamon is joined by Father Peter McVerry to talk about his tireless crusade for the homeless of Ireland and his growing despair at the government's response.

Ep 102: Life inside the White House press room

Eamon is joined in studio by Niall Stanage, White House reporter for The Hill newspaper in Washington DC. On the agenda, Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton, Republicans, Democrats and lots more.

Ep 101: Are we going to Russia?

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to discuss the 0-0 draw with Denmark on Saturday night, the second leg at the Aviva on Tuesday, and to assess the chances of qualification for the World Cup in Russia next summer.

 

Ep 100: The battle for the soul of An Garda Síochána

Good cop, bad cop. Eamon is joined by Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner to discuss the two sides of An Garda Síochána.

Ep 98: All the President's Men Face Criminal Charges

The Hill's Niall Stanage joins Eamon to give the latest from the White House press room.

Ep 97: Didi Hamann on Bayern Munich's Situation & the Problems at Liverpool

Eamon is joined by Didi Hamann to to chat about the latest developments at Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

Ep 96: David Hall, CEO of Irish Mortgage Holders, on Ireland's Delinquent Bankers

David Hall is a campaigner, CEO of the Irish Mortage Holders Association and founder of New Beginnings, which set out to guide people through the economic crisis. He joins Eamon to dissect the origins of tracker mortgages and how Shane Ross, once poacher of Ireland's delinquent bankers has become the least vocal.

Ep 95: Colm Tóibín on the Crisis in Catalonia

Colm Tóibín first went to Barcelona in 1975 as a 20-year-old (two months before the death of General Franco). He stayed for three years, working as a teacher and returned many times over the years, writing about his love affair with the region in his book Homage to Barcelona. In this episode, he joins Eamon to give an insight into the current situation in the region.

Ep 94: Liverpool and Manchester United's Disappointing Stalemate

Eamon is joined by John Giles and Liam Brady to discuss the latest Premier League games.

Ep 93: Donald Trump - How to Lose Friends & Make More Enemies

The Hill's White House reporter, Niall Stanage, reports on the ever darkening mood in Washington.

Ep 92: Clare Daly - A Radical View of Ireland

As independent socialist TD for North Dublin, Clare Daly has been one of the most effective members of the Irish government in recent times. She joins Eamon to talk about her life in politics and view on contemporary Ireland.

Ep 91: Lessons from Moldova, a Lifeline from Scotland and Everything to Play for in Cardiff

John Giles, Liam Brady and Eamon review Ireland's win against Moldova and preview the Ireland vs. Wales match.