Ep 1105: Europe – Migrants Out, Holiday Makers In

Naomi O'Leary, Europe correspondent with the Irish Times, talks to Eamon about immigration arguments in Europe, and the prospect of summer holidays on the continent.

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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 1104: No Pandemic Recession in Drug Trade

Nicola Tallant, Investigation Editor for The Sunday World, reports on a nation awash with drugs.

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Ep 1103: Britain 2021 - English Nationalists Rule Ok

Chris Johns talks to Eamon in the aftermath of the recent elections across Britain.

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Ep 1102: Housing Crisis - Solutions May Require Changes to the Constitution

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, joins Eamon to discuss the current housing crisis and the impact of Covid-19 on fiscal planning.

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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 1099: Covid-19 – Summer of Freedom, Making It Up As We Go Along

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, TCD, and founding member of ISAG, talks to Eamon about the plans for reopening announced yesterday by the Taoiseach.

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Ep 1097: Europe Must Follow Biden's Lead In Post-Covid Economics

Economist Jim Power talks to Eamon about the supports necessary for small and medium businesses as the Irish economy gets ready to reopen.

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Ep 1084: Vaccines a Game Changer But Opening Schools is Unwise

Tomás Ryan insists that teachers should be prioritised for vaccination. Tomás is Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, TCD, and founding member of ISAG, talks to Eamon.

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Focus: US Politics

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

Ep 1100: The New Joe Biden – Radical, Vigorous, Determined

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Ep 1083: Race Becoming the Defining Issue In US Politics

Niall Stanage reports from Washington on another shooting in Minnesota, the latest news from the Derek Chauvin trial, and Joe Biden's withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

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