Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
A look at events making the news in Ireland over the last week, presented by Carole Coleman and Justin McCarthy. Listen live every Sunday at 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.
The Explainer is a new weekly podcast from TheJournal.ie that takes a deeper look at one big news story you need to know about. What's the background? Why is this in the news? Get the facts behind the story from Ireland's biggest news website.
One remarkable story, told in depth, each day. Our daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day and hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch.
Ireland's political, social and current affairs podcast
The best of the week's radio from RTÉ, compiled and presented by Sinead Mooney. The programme brings you nuggets from right across the schedule, from day time chat to night time reflection and memories.
It’s Kerry's number one current affairs programme. Presented by Jerry O'Sullivan.
Highlights from the daily radio show with Ryan Tubridy including big interviews, the daily news round-up and the 'Best of the Week Podcast' every Friday. Listen live Monday to Friday at 9am on RTÉ Radio 1.
Highlights from the daily news programme with Sarah McInerney and Cormac O’Eadhra. Featuring all the latest stories, interviews and special reports. Listen live Monday to Friday at 4.30pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
News, sport, business and interviews with Bryan Dobson. Listen live Monday to Friday at 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
Debate, in-depth interviews, analysis of the political stories of day and discussion on international issues. Presented by Katie Hannon. Listen live on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10.00pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
The Irish independent news, politics and culture podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Join hosts Tony Groves and Martin McMahon and a wide range of guests as the tackle everything from twitter to the Taoiseach. There will be shenanigans!
David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday
From Channel 4 News, an in-depth look at the news stories you need to know about; how the past shapes the present and what might lie ahead for us all.
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
A weekly look at what's new and evocative in News, sport, entertainment and politics from around Ireland and the world. The HazBeanz show is presented by Martin Beanz Warde, Irish Traveller and Stand up comedian. Hazbeanz is Ireland's only travelling podcast, where the show travels to each interviewee in a campervan, soaking up the scenery, sounds and smells of each location.Let us invite you into the van for a cup of tea, a chat and a whole lot of laughs. We take the unfiltered approach to ...
5 things, every week, that you need to know about. Sisters Kelly and Nicola take you through 5 things that caught their eye this week and why you need to know about them. This podcast is for anyone who wants a tip-off on pop-culture highlights as well as the low-down on events and affairs affecting women in Ireland today.Sign up here to get the podcast straight to your inbox every week; https://mailchi.mp/ee57f9be3c2a/fox-force-five-podcast
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Hi. I’m Paul Adamson, the founder and editor of E!Sharp, an online magazine about the European Union and its place in the world. These podcasts are me “in conversation with” personalities that I think have interesting things to say and who may not be known to wider audiences. The conversations are deliberately informal and are designed to be illuminating as well as, hopefully, entertaining.
A live comedy talk show. The Gareth Stack Show Live is an occasional programme featuring writers, musicians and artists, interviewed, indulged, and provoked by Irish writer and comedian Gareth Stack. Guests have included David Turpin, Mongoose, Donal Foreman, Bobby Ahern (No Monster Club), Tom Rowley, Myles Manley, Andrew Philip Smith, Patrick O’Flaherty, Graham Tugwell, Caoimhe Lavelle, Jonah King, James Moran, Darragh McCausland, Siam Collective and Gordon Rochford.
Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more. If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.
Holly Cairns is the Social Democrats spokesperson on agriculture, food and the marine, and further and higher education and disability. ***** I try to steer away from jargon on this podcast, but I’ve got two jargon words to give you here. The words are MUP and BOGOF. Before I tell you what those mean, let […] The post Here's How 120 – Levelling the…
Paul Tenorio is back on the show (in a non-Allocation Disorder fashion) to discuss the Columbus Crew rebrand and why the folks in charge assume changing a logo means more butts in seats. We take a look at the process that led to the rebrand, why Crew ownership thought it was necessary, and where we go from here. Plus, the team that did rebranding r…
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Around 11% of cars sold in Ireland in the first quarter of the year were electric.Could this be the year that more drivers take the plunge and go electric?Carlos Tavares, chief executive of the world's fourth largest car maker Stellantis, has warned that requirements for car makers to sell large numbers of electric vehicles during this decade risk …
Gardaí have today launched the 'Lock It Or Lose It' campaign as a response to an increase in bike theft.They also revealed that 7,000 bikes have been stolen across the country since the start of last year.But is this campaign a good enough response?Craig Hughes, political correspondent with the Daily Mail, and David Timony of the Dublin Cycling Cam…
Israeli Ambassador to Ireland Ophir Kariv has hit out at what he called "spats of hate" during a meeting of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee this morning.He said that, while he wished to "be careful" in drawing parallels between Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Irish history, people in Ireland should be aware of the importance of "listening…
An IMF report has recommended that the State should spend more on affordable housing, and that it should be doing more to tackle our housing crisis.Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told The Last Word that the government will invest more money in housing.He also said that 33,000 homes will need to be built every year to meet existing and future …
Our reporter Cónal Thomas examines what a Covid antigen test is, and why the sale of them in Lidl has sparked such debate. He explains how their results should be (cautiously) interpreted, as well as how they are already being used by the HSE in certain situations.By TheJournal.ie
Siobhan Mullen, Chair in animal welfare and veterinary ethics UCD, tell us what exactly is in this new animal welfare planBy RTÉ Radio 1
John Church, Chief Executive of ISPCC,By RTÉ Radio 1
Our Reporter Laura Hogan reports from Belfast on the reaction to the apology from Northern Ireland Secretary of State Brandon Lewis announced in the House of Commons today.By RTÉ Radio 1
Dr. Simon Berrow, Irish Basking Shark Group, tells us about Basking SharksBy RTÉ Radio 1
Exiting lockdown & antigen tests, An Taisce & planning and The Late Diversion. With Annie Hoey, Cormac Devlin, Ruairí Ó Murchú, Ciara Phelan, Professor Kingston Mills, John Gibbons and Alan KinsellaBy RTÉ Radio 1
We talk to Prof. John Higgins - Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College Cork - and Clinical Director for Ireland South Women and Infact's Directorate - which includes South Tipperary and Waterford Hospitals.By RTÉ Radio 1
Political archivist Alan Kinsella looks at the relationship between Irish politics and alcohol down the decadesBy RTÉ Radio 1
Our Mid West Correspondent Cathy Halloran reports that a man and woman, both in their mid-40s, died in an early morning fire at Rooty Cross about 13km from Ballinasloe, Co Galway.By RTÉ Radio 1
Our Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds reports that three teenage boys have been arrested in connection with an attack on young girls at Howth Junction Dart station last month.By RTÉ Radio 1
Tanáiste Leo Varadkar says Ireland will use its position at the UN Secutiry Council to get a "common psoition" on the violence in Gaza this week. We also get analysis from Lynn Hastings - Deputy Special Co-Ordinator for the middle east peace process with the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs based in Jesuralem.…
Our Reporter Joseph Okoh talks to Gerry Preston whose €2,000 bike was stolen from his home in Dublin last summer. We also hear from from Sgt. Michael Walsh, Crime Prevention Officer in the Galway Garda DivisionBy RTÉ Radio 1
The Immigrant Council of Ireland says travel for family reunification purposes should be deemed essential and called on the government to change its policy on the issue. Reporter Samantha Libreri has been talking to some of those affected.By RTÉ Radio 1
Roisin Shortall, Social Democrats co Leader, on plans to restart foreign travel this summer.By RTÉ Radio 1
Roddy Doyle, Author, tells us about the Fighting Words programBy RTÉ Radio 1
Paul Treyvaud, Treyvaud's Restaurant, and Cliona Ni Cheallaigh, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, St James Hospital, discuss a campaign to allow restaurants reopen at the same time as hotel dining.By RTÉ Radio 1
Elizabeth McCrave, the mother of a teenage girl, pleads for an eating disorder bed to help her daughter.By RTÉ Radio 1
Mick Mulvaney, former chief of staff to Donald Trump, reacts to Republicans ousting Liz Cheney over her criticism of the former president.By RTÉ Radio 1
As Ireland designates the Indian strain of Covid a "variant of concern" - how much more infectious is it? Justin O'Grady, University of East Anglia, gives his reactionBy RTÉ Radio 1
Presenter of 'The History Show', Myles Dungan, has taken a deep dive into his family history for his new book 'Four Killings'. He joined Ryan on the line to talk about the book and the four murders that took place in the family.By RTÉ Radio 1
The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.By RTÉ Radio 1
Jacques Cousteau called Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, ‘the aquarium of the world’. It is home to one of the most critically endangered species on earth. The vaquita is a small porpoise facing total extinction, whose numbers have dwindled to less than a dozen. In particular, the vaquita get caught in the nets used to catch totoaba. Casting nets for this l…
Liz Cheney had been a rising Republican star. Now the staunch conservative has been purged by her own party. Her removal shows that, even in defeat, Donald Trump retains an iron grip on the Republicans. Denmark has taken in thousands of Syrian refugees over the past decade, but its welcome has waned. The Danish government says that Damascus is safe…
In the afternoon of Saturday 8th May in the Afghan capital of Kabul, just a few days before the end of Ramadan, students from the Syed Al-Shahda girls school were starting to leave for the day. Without any warning, a car bomb went off. Then a second explosion, followed by a third.The Afghan Government blamed the Taliban, the hardline Islamist movem…
Last week the Scottish National Party won a historic fourth term in government. With a commitment to hold another independence referendum – and a majority in the Scottish parliament for it – what happens next? This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free a…
Boris Johnson’s government has blamed the Covid crisis for its decision to cut its international aid budget, but is there more to it?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocusBy The Guardian
Terry Reintke MEP, Vice-President of the Green group in the European Parliament, talks to Paul Adamson about EU-UK relations post Brexit, the rise of the Green Party in Germany and the Conference on the Future of Europe.By Paul Adamson
It’s listener question time! Ryan, Taylor, and Joe combine to answer your lovely inquiries, ranging from under-the-radar Americans who we might see at the Gold Cup, to which active Premier League players are future hall-of-famers, to why fans on non-Big Six clubs should be glad that the Super League isn’t happening, to so much more. You can find th…
TW: This podcast contains audio that some listeners may find disturbingWe've just finished recording another podcast with our friend in Gaza, journalist, Hana Salah. She talks us through what has been happening since we last spoke and I have to be honest, I'm finding it very hard to compose myself as the sound of explosions were far too close and t…
This week's Culture Club inductee is writer Kevin Power, whose new novel White City is out now.He spoke to Matt about his favourite music, movies, musicals, books and TV shows.First Single Ever Bought: Meat Loaf - I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That), Eels - Novocaine for the SoulFavourite Band: Pink FloydFavourite Album: Pink Floyd -…
The killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in West Cork in 1996 was one of the most infamous murders in Irish history.Nick Foster has been piecing together her life and death for several years.He has now written a book, Murder At Roaringwater, which claims that Ian Bailey was responsible for the murder, and that he knew Sophie – something Bailey has …
Many are finding it almost impossible to afford their own home.However, the discussion has mainly focused on couples and families, while single and separated people have often been overlooked.Is the housing market stacked against single people?Freelance journalists Jennifer Gannon and Rebecca Lee joined us to discuss their own experiences, while we…
At least 35 people have been killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intense hostilities for years.Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza as the Islamist group Hamas and other Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket barrages over the border at Tel Aviv and the southern city of Beersheba.Orly Halpern, a journalist based in Isra…
Minister for Education Norma Foley has announced the provision of expanded summer education programmes for pupils with complex special educational needs and those at greatest risk of educational disadvantage for this summer. She speaks to Jerry about this and about the housing issues facing the Government. Minister Foley begins by extending her sym…
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We speak to our Economics Correspondent Robert Shortt.By RTÉ Radio 1
Vivienne Traynor, our courts reporter, brings us the details of this case.By RTÉ Radio 1
Homelessness and housing supply crisis, An Taisce and planning and the worsening situation in Israel. With Timmy Dooley, Róisín Garvey, Cathal Berry, Anthony Flynn, Craig Hughes and Professor Paul RogersBy RTÉ Radio 1
Professor Fergal Malone, Master Rotunda Maternity Hospital, on why attendance at maternity appointments is still widely restricted across the countryBy RTÉ Radio 1
Fergal Keane reports how a marquee that was erected for a wedding reception this evening has been dismantled by contractors after Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council was granted a court order for its removal.By RTÉ Radio 1
Simon Coveney, The Minister for Foreign Affairs, tells us if more can be done to avoid all out war between Israel and PalestineBy RTÉ Radio 1