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Brexit here, Brexit there, Brexit bloody everywhere! We present to you a panel discussion about the madness of the last few weeks and what can expect in the near future, featuring Brian Mahon, Sarah Creighton and Jimmy Nichols. Be sure to check out Steve's other podcast, What Am Politics. Logo by Cian Markey Music by Supermarket Love & Jonathon ...…
 
Jamie Bryson is the editor of Unionist Voice and a prominent Loyalist activist. ***** Homelessness has been in the news a lot recently, as it deserves to be. In most normal societies, even though it’s not really polite to say so, homelessness, in the sense of people living on the streets, or very marginal accommodation, is a very different issu ...…
 
Richard Tice is a British businessman, heavily involved in property management and development, and is best known as founder of the pro Brexit organisation Leave Means Leave and former co-chair of the referendum campaign group Leave.EU. He wrote recently that May’s deal is the worst deal in history. Richard queried my quote from David Davis tha ...…
 
Disinformation, toxic forums, alt-right trolls and... Fake News. These are all terms that have dominated political discourse in recent years. But where do the trolls live? Where does disinformation come from? It just so happens that Ciaran O'Connor works on answering these very questions in his role as a digital news analyst at Storyful. Be sur ...…
 
Russia’s involvement with the 2016 US elections may have fallen out of the headlines, but still remains a very potent and unresolved issue. Questions about collusion or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives remain unresolved. To give us an update on this topic, and a breakdown on the long lasting implications for US polit ...…
 
Niall O’Connor is crime editor with the Irish Mirror. He spoke to Jerry after it emerged that 12 people were arrested as part of the garda investigation into the serious allegations.
 
Joyce Russell has written a letter to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and to the Minister for Health Simon Harris asking them to put more resources, funding and support into mental health services for young people.
 
The free local newspaper has apologised for publishing the joke in its most recent edition. Jerry spoke to Radio Kerry’s Treasa Murphy about the controversy and Sinn Féin county councillor Toireasa Ferris also gave her reaction to the controversy.
 
Last evening, three men drowned when their rib capsized in Coonanna between Cahersiveen and Kells. John Dowd, officer in charge of Iveragh Coast Guard, Radio Kerry journalist Joe McGill and John Draper, divisional controller of Valentia Coast Guard spoke to Jerry.
 
Last week, Cllr Sam Locke said a tougher stance needed to be adopted against people living in council houses who are responsible for anti-social behaviour. This podcast includes an excerpt from that interview on Kerry Today. Social care graduate Thomas O’Driscoll profoundly disagrees with the councillor’s position.…
 
On the first Tuesday of every month, Mike Lynch, archivist with Kerry Library joins Jerry to discuss some of the stories that were making the headlines in Kerry 100 years ago.
 
Noreen O’Neill from Cahersiveen usually swims daily in Coonanna. Last Sunday morning at 8.30am, she spoke to the three men who drowned there later that day. Anatolijs Teivens, Valerijs Klimentengvs and Jurijs Burcves, all originally from Latvia but who had been living in the county for a number of years with their families, had fished regularly ...…
 
Latokartanon peruskoulu, one of the leading schools in Helsinki is visiting Killorglin Community College as part of an ambitious and ground-breaking Erasmus+ project entitled ‘Own Your Own Learning 2.0.’
 
The Kerry Independent deputy stood in for regular presenter Ivan Yates on the Tonight Show on Virgin Media 1 last night. At the same time, a motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister was taking place in the Dáil. Labour TD for Tipperary, Alan Kelly believes he should have been there. Michael Healy-Rae responds to the criticism…
 
Every Wednesday Val and Tony McGinley join Jerry to give their thoughts on listeners’ problems and conundrums.
 
More education is needed around the area of consent according to the President of the Students’ Union at the Institute of Technology Tralee. It follows alarming statistics on alleged rapes and sexual assault on college students in Cork and Galway.
 
David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher and frequent writer and commentator on scientific topics. ***** I was talking in the last couple of podcasts about water charges, and the resistance to them, particularly in the light of the summer droughts, and there was quite a bit of feedback about those pieces. One of the main points tha ...…
 
The local property tax in Kerry will return to base rates for 2019. Last year, Kerry County Council approved a 5% increase in the base rate. Council management recommended maintaining the 5% rate. Councillors were deadlocked on the matter and so the casting vote fell to KCC’s Cathaoirleach Norma Foley who voted against the increase.…
 
On the last Tuesday of every month, law lecturer and solicitor Miriam McGillycuddy comes into studio to answer your questions.
 
Julie Gleeson, chair of Listowel Tidy Towns; Stephen Stack, chair of Listowel Business and Community Alliance and Cathaoirleach of Listowel Municipal District, Cllr Aoife Thornton spoke to Treasa Murphy while Amber Galwey got reactions in Listowel when news of the triumph broke yesterday. Amber also spoke to Mary Hanlon who’s been with Listowel ...…
 
Superintendent Flor Murphy spoke to Treasa about garda door-to-door enquiries which began on Valentia Island yesterday. It’s part of the investigation into the murder of a five-day-old who was found with multiple stab wounds on a beach near Cahersiveen in 1984.
 
That’s the view of Independent Kerry County Councillor Sam Locke. He spoke to Jerry after the Government said that new powers had been granted to councils in 2014 to take action against anti-social tenants.
 
A group of consultants says it’s best international practice to have a doctor and a paramedic on board air ambulances. It’s criticised the absence of these medical professionals on the country’s first charity air ambulance. John Kearney, CEO of Irish Community Response, the charity which runs the service, gave his response to Jerry.…
 
Personal finance expert, Brian Leslie of Prima Finance joins Jerry on the last Monday of every month to answer your money questions.
 
It's word that's very hard to pronounce, but the politics behind it are straightforward. Some people are gathering together in Ireland to propose getting Ireland out of the EU. We talk to Caroline McEvoy about this new party's prospects and if their big idea is a good idea. Be sure to check out Steve's other podcast, What Am Politics. Logo by C ...…
 
John Downing of the Irish Independent talked about the happenings in the Houses of the Oireachtas.
 
Former Kerry footballer Sean O’Sullivan on the retirement of Kerry intercounty footballer Donnchadh Walsh.
 
Due to a terrible technical disaster, this is the second release of this episode. Those of you who already downloaded an early version with the same name, please disregard it and accept my apologies for putting trash into your feed. This episode we delve into the story of the UK Labour party and antisemitism with guests Euan Philipps and Eleano ...…
 
Brendan Ogle is the spokesperson for Right2Water, and is Unite the Union's Senior Officer in the Republic of Ireland. ***** In the last podcast I had an interview with presidential candidate Gemma O’Doherty, and I have to say that I found the reactions to it pretty depressing. There was a twitterstorm in a teacup with a series of journalists ma ...…
 
Gemma O'Doherty worked for the Irish Independent for 17 years before being dismissed following her investigation of the penalty points scandal. Since then she has worked as an independent journalist on a number of high-profile scandals and particularly on failed murder investigations. On 19 August, she announced her intention to seek nomination ...…
 
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is a Labour Party senator and former TD. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin ***** I wanted to comment a bit about the controversy that blew up in the UK last week about Boris Johnson’s comment about Muslim women who wear burkas. Boris Johnson, in case you don’t know, is the Tory Brexiteer who resigned in protest that Prime Minister Theresa May ...…
 
This week, your regular host, Steve Byrne, is joined by James Price & Peter Geoghegan. We talk Brexit, Brexit and guess what... Brexit! Apologies for the long delay between this episode and the last. I'll try my very best to make sure it doesn't happen again. Logo by Cian Markey Music by Supermarket Love & Jonathon Andrew…
 
This episode, your regular host, Steve Byrne, is joined by Brian Mahon, Sophie Jarvis & Jazza John. As promised, we're still talking Brexit, diving deep into a discussion about the White Paper released by the UK government this week and the fallout from it. Logo by Cian Markey Music by Supermarket Love & Jonathon Andrew…
 
John Leahy became leader of Renua Ireland in September 2016. I spoke to him about aspects of his policies set out on the Renua website, including the proposal to Introduce 90-day detention orders for those Gardai suspect of being actively involved in preparations to murder another or of being responsible for directing the activities of an organ ...…
 
Graham Gudgin is a founder of Briefings for Brexit, and a research associate at the Centre For Business Research at the University of Cambridge and the Senior Economic Advisor with Oxford Economics. He was a special adviser to the Northern Ireland First Minister on economic policy from 1998 to 2002. **** You’ll remember that in the last podcast ...…
 
‎Steve Hinks‎ speaks for the UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters, and he attended a conference in Dublin in April organised by the the International Federation for Injured Children and Adults. The conference was also attended by Anna Cannon of REGRET and Dr Jesper Mehlsen. The conference program claimed a speaker from the HSE 'TBC', ...…
 
Natalie Parrott produces the YouTube channel ContraPoints. I highly recommend her videos. I mentioned the interview I did Linda Bellos in February. In our discussion, I mentioned the soaring referrals to the UK's Tavistock clinic (which specialises in gender reassignment) of children. I also mentioned James Caspian, the doctoral candidate at Ba ...…
 
David Quinn is a founder of the Iona Institute, a newspaper columnist and a regular media commentator. During the marriage equality referendum campaign, David said that Should the referendum pass, a same-sex couple could demand a right to marry in a church ... In Denmark, we have already seen that the Lutheran Church, a State Church admittedly, ...…
 
This week, your regular host, Steve Byrne, is joined by Donal Mulligan and Orla Ryan. The topics covered include; Trumpy times as usual in The White House, a march against guns, Brexit, Facebook giving away your data and the Radical Pathways series of articles by Orla Ryan. Logo by Cian Markey Theme music by Supermarket Love…
 
Over on Newsie's cousin-podcast, What Am Politics, we had our first interview with a real, live working politician. If you haven’t listened to that yet, you should check it out now. As a bonus, supplementary treat, here is a perspective on what it's like to work in local politics with Sam Pritchard, a member of Swansea City Council in Wales. Pr ...…
 
A news, current affairs and politics discussion show from one-half of the team that brings you What Am Politics! This week, your regular host, Steve Byrne, is joined by Ceile Varley, David Healion, Chance Kinney and Sarah Creighton. The topics covered include; the Irish Supreme Court's judgement on a case relevant to the upcoming referendum, Ge ...…
 
Sandra Khadhouri is one of the founders of Renew Britain, a new political party set up to resist Brexit. James Cousins, a former Conservative party member of Wandsworth Council has recently joined their party but they have not yet had a chance to test their electoral strength. In our conversation, I mentioned The Road to Somewhere: The Populist ...…
 
A news, current affairs and politics discussion show from one-half of the team that brings you What Am Politics! This week, your regular host, Steve Byrne, is joined by research fellow at the UCD school of Geography, Eoin O'Mahony and host of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics, Bruce Carlson. The topics covered include; President Michael D Hi ...…
 
Linda Bellos is a businesswoman, radical feminist and gay-rights activist. She was a member of the collective that produced Spare Rib, a British feminist magazine, and was a member of Lambeth Borough Council in London and was the leader of the council from 1986 to 1988. The term 'TERF' is widely used as a term of abuse by third wave feminists f ...…
 
A news, current affairs and politics panel discussion show from the team that brings you What Am Politics! This week, your regular host, Steve Byrne, is joined by the writer and student of law, Ceile Varley, and by lecturer in the school of communications in DCU and regular What Am Politics guest, Donal Mulligan. The topics covered include; mar ...…
 
I talked to Director of Retail and Consumer Services at Comreg, Barbara Delaney. Yourtel appear to still be advertising to the Irish market, despite being convicted on 88 sample charges (out of 880) of ripping off their customers. They were fined just €750 of a maximum fine of €5,000 in each case - a total of €66,000. Their pricing scheme and t ...…
 
A news, current affairs and politics panel discussion show from the team that brings you What Am Politics! This week, your (to-be) regular host, Steve Byrne, is joined by his What Am Politics co-host Richie Nolan, US based blogger Chance Kinney and from Berlin, the lefty activist David Healion. The topics covered include; the goings on amoung t ...…
 
Ken Foxe Ken Foxe is a lecturer in DIT and a freelance journalist. On June 27 last, the Irish-American academic and blogger Catherine Kelly was leaving Ireland through Dublin airport when she was detained by two plain clothes gardaí, and questioned about online reporting that she had done on the finances of Fine Gael minister for Social Protect ...…
 
Keith Redmond is an independent member of Fingal County Council, having been elected on the Fine Gael ticket in 2014 previously run for the Progressive Democrats and briefly been a member of Renua Ireland. He's also a founder member of the Hibernia Forum. The Libertarian Party in the US is known for its anti-government stance and espousal of Au ...…
 
I normally wouldn’t do a podcast about a blog post, but this is a blog post that has been signed by almost 500 people, so it’s not an ordinary blog post. You might have heard about Dean Scurry, he’s one of the activists who organised Home Sweet Home, the occupation of Apollo House by the homeless. Dean also set up a podcast last year where he t ...…
 
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