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Ep 877: Boris – Trumpian Exposed as Workshy Laughing Stock

Brendan O'Neill, editor of Spiked, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 876: Covid-19 – In Sweden, the Jury is Still Out

Philip O'Connor reports from Stockholm on the early signs of a Swedish spike, and Johan Giesecke's contribution to the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response.

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Ep 875: Health v Wealth - Political Leadership Required to Get the Balance Right

Associate Professor Tomás Ryan and Mark Paul, Business Correspondent with the Irish Times, debate the choices we face.

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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 876: Covid-19 – In Sweden, the Jury is Still Out

Philip O'Connor reports from Stockholm on the early signs of a Swedish spike, and Johan Giesecke's contribution to the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response.

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Ep 875: Health v Wealth - Political Leadership Required to Get the Balance Right

Associate Professor Tomás Ryan and Mark Paul, Business Correspondent with the Irish Times, debate the choices we face.

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Ep 869: The Future Fianna Fáil – A Strong Left-of-Centre Party

Jim O'Callaghan, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Bay South, talks to Eamon about the government's response to the coronavirus and the future of his party.

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Focus: US Politics

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