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Ep 1143: Antigen Testing – Cautious NPHET Can't Have The Last Word

Paul Moynagh, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Research at Maynooth University, talks to Eamon about the state's approach to antigen testing.

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Ep 1142: EU Cannot Back Down In Northern Ireland Protocol Row With UK

Naomi O'Leary reports from Brussels on the recent G7 and NATO summits.

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Ep 1141: Mica Crisis – Will The Government Save Its People?

Mick Clifford joins Eamon to discuss the Mica controversy that saw thousands protest in Dublin yesterday.

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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.

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Ep 1143: Antigen Testing – Cautious NPHET Can't Have The Last Word

Paul Moynagh, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Research at Maynooth University, talks to Eamon about the state's approach to antigen testing.

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Ep 1132: Covid Recovery – Unemployment A Greater Threat Than Inflation

Chris Johns joins Eamon to discuss inflation, debt, and Bitcoin.

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Ep 1130: Growing Chinese Aggression in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Journalist William Yang talks to Eamon about the recent Covid outbreak in Taiwan, as well as the increasing tensions between China and its neighbours.

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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.