Ep 1205: How The Monk Was Caught

Nicola Tallant, Investigations Editor for the Sunday World, talks to Eamon about the pressures that saw Gerry ‘the Monk’ Hutch being captured and how George ‘the Penguin’ Mitchell remained neutral in the Kinahan / Hutch feud.

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Ep 1204: European Union - Searching for a Role in a Dangerous Changing World

Naomi O'Leary, Irish Times Europe Correspondent, talks to Eamon from Strasbourg.

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Ep 1203: The Tax Game - Who Wins, Who Loses

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about the history of taxation.

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Ep 1202: Unsettled and Insecure Unionists Face Into A Hostile World

Sam McBride talks to Eamon. Sam is Northern Ireland Editor for the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Independent and author of Burned: The Inside Story of the ‘Cash-for-Ash’ Scandal and Northern Ireland’s Secretive New Elite,

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Focus: Afghanistan

As the Taliban returns to power in Kabul, our guests examine how we got here and what happens next.

Ep 1204: European Union - Searching for a Role in a Dangerous Changing World

Naomi O'Leary, Irish Times Europe Correspondent, talks to Eamon from Strasbourg.

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Ep 1190: A Very Bad Week for American Democrats

Niall Stanage joins Eamon from Washington to discuss a difficult week in American politics.

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Ep 1188: Taiwan - Will America's Retreat from Afghanistan Embolden China?

Journalist William Yang talks to Eamon from Taiwan as the US completes its withdrawal from Afghanistan and about China's brutal suppression of human rights protest in Hong Kong.

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Ep 1186: Afghanistan - Fractured Alliances Pose A Threat To The West

Historian Diarmaid Ferriter and Chris Johns join Eamon to discuss the Afghan debacle, what caused it and how do we respond.

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Ep 1183: No Hope No Glory As Britain Flees Afghanistan

Chris Johns talks to Eamon as angry Tories accuse the Johnson government of betrayal over botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Eamon Dunphy

Eamon Dunphy

As a former professional and international soccer player Eamon was capped 23 times for Ireland. He has been a writer and broadcaster for over 40 years and written five best selling books including an early memoir Only a Game?, U2’s biography Unforgettable Fire, Sir Matt Busby’s biography A Strange Kind of Glory, Roy Keane’s autobiography Keane, and most recently his own memoir, The Rocky Road.

As a newspaper columnist Eamon has written for a number of newspapers, most notably the Irish Daily Star and the Sunday Independent. He was a contributor to RTÉ’s soccer panel for 40 years and was the editor and presenter of the drivetime radio show The Last Word for five years in the newly established Radio Ireland (now Today FM). Eamon launched The Stand in November 2016.

Focus: Coronavirus

The most pressing social crisis in living memory, discussed and evaluated by the experts.

Ep. 1187: Air Filtration and Antigen Testing - Must Try Harder As Schools Reopen

Paul Moynagh, Professor of Immunology at Maynooth University, talks to Eamon about Covid-19 safety measures needed in schools and the success of the vaccine in limiting serious illness.

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Ep 1180: With Masks And Good Ventilation School Re-opening is Welcome, Done Badly It’s Dangerous

Tomás Ryan, talks to Eamon about the success of the the vaccine rollout as the country prepares to reopen schools and colleges. Tomás is Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, and an associate of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. He is also a founding member of the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group.

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Ep 1150: Covid-19 - Our Best and Brightest Scientists Are Being Ignored

Tomás Ryan talks to Eamon about the challenges presented by the new Delta Variant.

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Focus: Northern Ireland Today

As a writer, reporter, and activist, Eamonn McCann has spent decades on the frontlines of the conflicts in Northern Ireland.

Ep 1106: Ballymurphy to Derry – Eamon McCann on Paras' Massacres

Eamonn McCann talks to Eamon about the campaign to get justice for ten people murdered by the British Army in West Belfast in 1971, and what Boris Johnson's response to this week's findings can tell us about the British attitude to Northern Ireland.

Ep 1076: Northern Ireland Crisis – The Platitudes of the Good Friday Agreement No Longer Serve

Eamonn McCann talks to Eamon about the violent unrest seen in Belfast over the last week.