Focus: Editor's Picks

The Stand is taking a two-week break from Tuesday, July 7th. While we're gone, we're posting a curated selection of great episodes from our archive.

Ep 60: Johnny Murtagh - A Champion's Tale

Ahead of Irish Derby weekend, Eamon speaks to Johnny Murtagh, four time winner of the race.

Ep 606: Murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods Crosses a Line

Nicola Tallant talks to Eamon about this 'brutal, savage, depraved' murder, a new low in drug related criminality.

Ep 39: Graeme Souness Looks Back on his Illustrious Playing and Managing Career

Eamon Dunphy in conversation with Liverpool legend Graeme Souness.

Ep 148: Christy Dignam - the full story

In this episode, Eamon is joined by singer and songwriter Christy Dignam to talk about his life and career, from the big hits with Aslan, to getting fired by the band; his battle with drugs and cancer, surviving abuse, finding happiness, and what he's learned along the way.

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: Robert Fisk

One of the world's leading war reporters talks about his life's work, journalism today, and the life and politics of the Middle East.

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.

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Ep 801: Hong Kong Fights for Its Life

Peter Goff, Asia correspondent with the Irish Times, talks to Eamon.

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Ep 800: Barcelona and Messi – The Sad End to a Glorious Era

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Barcelona on a great club in crisis.

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Ep 799: Another Dismal Week for Donald Trump

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Focus: Coronavirus

The most pressing social crisis in living memory, discussed and evaluated by the experts.

Ep 798: Europe Divided On Pandemic Bailout – Angela Merkel's Greatest Challenge

Naomi O'Leary, Europe correspondent with the Irish Times and host of the Irish Passport podcast, talks to Eamon about the EU's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ep 796: Lack of Covid Leadership is Dangerous

Dr. Tomás Ryan, Assistant Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, tells Eamon that the new government should have a Minister for Covid-19.

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Ep 785: Covid-19 - Low Numbers Can Lie, The Virus Is Around and Dangerous

Tomás Ryan, Assistant Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, TCD, 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 799: Another Dismal Week for Donald Trump

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Ep 774: Trump Tacks To His Base As Polls Favour Biden

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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