Ep 1086: European Super League - Bankers Try to Steal the People’s Game

John Giles joins Eamon to talk about soccer's proposed European Super League, Tottenham's sacking of José Mourihno and the weekend's matches.

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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 1085: George Floyd, The Donald and Insurrection in Washington as Viewed from Moscow

Bryan MacDonald, Head of the Russia Desk at RT Online, talks to Eamon about Biden's approach to Russia, the Navalny case, and tensions on the Ukraine border.

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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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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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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 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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Ep 1070: Confused and Angry, People Lose Faith in the Government's Covid Strategy

Verona Murphy, Independent TD for Wexford, talks to Eamon about the government's management of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Ep 1067: Covid-19 – Without Vaccine Protection Secondary School Teachers At Risk

Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, TCD, and founding member of ISAG, talks to Eamon about the Government's new vaccination plan and the easing of pandemic restrictions.

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Focus: US Politics

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

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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Ep 1069: Race – The American Wound That Will Not Heal? The Trial of Derek Chauvin

Niall Stanage talks to Eamon about the trial of Derek Chauvin, the race to vaccinate as Covid-19 numbers climb, and the latest moves by Trump.

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