Ep 1019: Covid -19 - Sweden’s Gamble a Spectacular Failure

Journalist Philip O'Connor talks to Eamon from Stockholm.

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We publish five or more episodes a week, covering everything from analysis of the weekend’s football through to the biggest stories in national and international politics.

We go deep on the stories that matter most.

Ep 1018: City to Win the Title and Prove Giles and Dunphy Wrong

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's Premier League matches.

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Ep 1017: Who Is Ursula von der Leyen and How Did She Make the Article 16 Mistake?

Naomi O'Leary, Europe Correspondent for the Irish Times and host of the Irish Passport, talks to Eamon from Brussels.

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Ep 1016: Broke and Beaten, Real and Barca Face Hard Choices

Richard Fitzpatrick joins Eamon to discuss recent revelations about the perilous financial situations at Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as the ongoing Messi transfer saga.

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Focus: Robert Fisk – 1946-2020

Robert was one of the great journalists, a brave and passionate man, totally committed to truth and justice. May he rest in peace. — Eamon

Ep 797: Robert Fisk - No End to Israeli Expansion

Robert Fisk talks to Eamon about growing moves by Israel to annex the West Bank.

Ep 622: Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk, Middle East reporter for the Independent, talks to Eamon about Trump's plan for peace in Israel, and the fallout from the killing of Iranian general Kassem Suleimani.

Ep 547: Robert Fisk on Trump, Journalism, and the Middle East

The legendary foreign correspondent talks to Eamon about the legacy of Bush and Blair in the Middle East, America's dark days under Trump, and the role of the media today.

Ep 211: Robert Fisk on the age of Trump

Eamon is joined in studio by journalist and writer Robert Fisk to discuss Donald Trump, what his election says about American politics, as well as Brexit, the middle-east 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 13: Robert Fisk on War, Journalism and 40 Years in Beirut, Part 1

Eamon Dunphy is joined by the great journalist and foreign correspondent Robert Fisk. Part 2 is available Monday, 15 January on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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 1014: Covid-19 - Indecisive Leadership Leading Us to Yo-yo Lockdowns

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity College Dublin and an Associate of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 1013: We’ll Do Whatever It Takes – Minister Paschal Donohoe on COVID-19

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe talks to Eamon about the government's approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic and the economic decisions that need to be made.

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Ep 1006: Covid-19 – On Our Present Course, More Disaster Looms

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity College Dublin and an Associate of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, talks to Eamon.

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Focus: US Politics

The Trump presidency covered every week, straight from Washington D.C.

Ep 1015: Trump Casts A Long Shadow Over The Republican Party

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Ep 1007: Republicans Stay Loyal To Trump

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Ep 996: Tough For Boris’s Britain in the Post-Trump World

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss the evolving relationship between Britain and the United States, as well as the possible rebirth of Keynesian economics under President Joe Biden.

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