The Late Debate

    Tuesday - Thursday, 10 -11pm


    Thursday 29th January

    Public Appointments, Saturday's Water Protests, Sunday Super Bowl

    Cormac was joined by Elaine Byrne, Academic and Columnist with The Sunday Post. Gerard Howlin, Columnist with The Irish Examiner. Ciaran Mac An Bhaird, Lecturer in Fiontar at Dublin City University. Eoin Ronayne, General Secretary of the CPSU and by RTÉ's Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry.

    Wednesday 28th January

    Dail Walkout, Water Deadline Looming, AerLingus Offer

    Cormac was joined by Eoghan Murphy, Fine Gael TD for Dublin South East. Timmy Dolley, Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Transport. Peter Matthews, Independent TD for Dublin South. Eamon Ryan, Former Minister for Communications and Niamh Lyons, Political Correspondent with The Daily Mail.

    Tuesday 27th January

    Water Protests, Aftermath of the Greek Election, Sale of Aer Lingus and Mortgage Rules

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD. Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, Independent Senator. Deputy Joanna Tuffy, Labour Party T.D and Deputy Pearse Doherty, Sinn Fein TD.

    Thursday 22nd January

    Irish Water, Marriage Referendum, Teachers Strike and CSO Poverty Statistics

    Cormac was joined by Alison O'Connor, Columnist with the Irish Examiner. Father Joe McDonald, Priest at Saint Matthews in Ballyfermot. Keith Mills, Blogger and Senator Gerard Craughwell, Independent Senator. Our Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry joined us later in the programme.

    Wednesday 21st January

    Wording Of Marriage Equality Referendum, Penalty Poins Report

    Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Minister of State Department of Justice and Equality. Dara Calleary, Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo. Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Sinn Féin TD for Donegal North-East and Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner.

    Tuesday 20th January

    Lead in Water, Issues On Political Doorsteps

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Denis Naughten, Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim. John Halligan, Independent TD for Waterford. John Downing, The Irish Independent and Áine Collins, Fine Gael TD for Cork.

    Thursday 15th January

    Today At The Banking Inquiry, and Latest Publication of Charlie Hebdo

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Joe Higgins, Socialist Party TD for Dublin West. Dan O'Brien, Columnist with Independent Newspapers and Chief Economist IIEA. Eamon Delaney, Writer and Ex-Diplomat and Pierce O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of Irish TV.

    Wednesday 14th January

    Job Strategy, Latest Red C Poll, Next Government Coalition Options

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Peadar Toibin, Sinn Féin TD for Meath-West. Deputy Michael McCarthy, Labour TD for Cork South-West. Michael Taft, Economist for UNITE Trade Union and Niamh Lyons, Political Correspondent Daily Mail.

    Tuesday 13th January

    TD's Visiting Maghaberry Prison, Economic Outlook For 2015

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Brian Walsh, Fine Gael TD for Galwayy West. Deputy Mattie McGrath, Independent TD for Tipperary. Deputy Eamon O' Cuiv, Fianna Fail TD for Galway West and Pat Leahy, Deputy Editor and Political Editor of The Sunday Business Post.

    Thursday 18th December

    Irish Water Legislation, Highlights of The Political Year and US-Cuba Ties

    Cormac was joined by Jerry Buttimer, Chairman of The Oireachtas Health Committee. Senator Gerald Craughwell. Political Correspondent with the Irish Independent John Dowling. Martina Devlin, Author and Journalist and Rory Hearne, Lecturer in Political & Economic Geoghraphy NUI Maynooth.

    Wednesday 17th December

    Banking Inquiry, Abortion and 8th Ammendment

    Cormac was joined by Kieran O'Donnell, Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Member of the Banking Inquiry. Sarah Bardon, Political Reporter of The Irish Daily Mirror. Cormac Lucey, Economics Commentator with The Sunday Times and Sinead Ryan, Personal Finance with Independent Newspapers.

    Tuesday 16th December

    Water, Rise of the Left and New Political Parties

    Cormac was joined by Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner. Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim. Jonathan O’Brien, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central and Joe O’Reilly, Fine Gael TD for Cavan Monaghan

    Thursday 11th December

    Aras Attracta Care Home Scandal and CIA Torture

    Cormac was joined by Louise Bayliss, Former Patient Advocate and Whistleblower. Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society. Shelia Reilly, Editor of The Longord Leader and Dundalk Democrat. Gerard Howlin, Columnist with The Examiner and Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer in NUIG.

    Wednesday 10th December

    Today's Irish Water Protest and Aras Attracta Care Home Scandal

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North. Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner. Paul Murphy, Socialist Party TD and Lucinda Creighton, Reforam Alliance TD.

    Cormac's Vox Pop on Irish Water

    Cormac was at the Irish Water protest in Dublin today,and spoke to some people on the streets of the City.

    Tuesday 9th December

    Confidence Motion In The Dail, Taxation and Look Ahead To Tomorrow's Water Protest

    Cormac was joined by Labour TD Joe Costello, Sinn Fein Senator David Cullinane, Michael Taft of UNITE, Ger Colleran Columnist with The Star and RTÉ's Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry.

    Thursday 4th December

    Party Poll Ratings, Ansbacher Statement, Homelessness, Corporation Tax

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Paul Murphy, Socialist Party TD. Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, Historian and Lecturer in Modern Irish History at UCD. Martina Devlin, Author and Journalist. Eamon Delaney, Commentator and Journalist. Catriona Perry, RTÉ's Washington Correspondent.

    Wednesday 3rd December

    Late Debate - Wednesday December 3rd

    Dáil Privilege, The Whip System and Live Register

    Thursday 27th November

    Housing Strategy, The Ceann Comhairle

    Cormac was joined by Father Peter McVerry, homelessness campaigner. Dessie Ellis, Sinn Fein TD for Dublin North West. Gerard Howlin of The Irish Examiner. Louise Bayliss, Social Activist and spokesperson for Single Parents Acting for Rights of Kids and Sinead O'Carroll of The Journal.

    Wednesday 26th November

    Housing Strategy, Jobs Growth and The Banking Inquiry

    Cormac was joined by Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD for Wicklow & East Carlow. Professor Alan Barrett of the ESRI & IFAC. Labour Senator Aideen Hayden, Member of Threshold Housing Agency and Fianna Fail Senator Marc Mac Sharry.

    Tuesday 25th November

    Fergus O’Dowd on Irish Water, State of Politics in Ireland, Sinn Fein storming the polls.

    Cormac was joined by Fergus O’Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth. Niall Collins, Fianna Fail TD & spokesperson on Justice. Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell. Harry McGee, Political Correspondent with The Irish Times and Sinn Fein Senator, Trevor O’ Clochartaigh.

    Thursday 20th November

    Irish Water Continues and Housing Rental Crisis

    Cormac was joined by Richard Boyd TD, People Before Profit. Bernard Durkin, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North. Professor Gerard Casey, Department of Philosophy UCD. Elaine Byrne, Academic & Columnist Sunday Business Post and Rory Hearne, Lecturer Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences Maynooth University.

    Wednesday 19th November

    Irish Water

    Cormac was joined by Stephen O’Byrnes of MKC Communications. Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming. Brendan Ogle of Right To Water & UNITE. Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger. Independent TD Denis Naughten and Senator Susan O’Keefe.

    Tuesday 18th November

    Water Protests, Troika Review and Confidence In The Ceann Comhairle

    Cormac was joined by Sean Kyne, Fine Gael TD for Galway West. Joan Collins, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South Central. Aengus O’Snodaigh, Sinn Fein TD for Dublin South. Robert Troy , Fianna Fail TD for Longford West-Meath and Niamh Lyons, Irish Mail Correspondent.

    Thursday 13th November

    Mary Lou McDonalds Dail Protest, Enda Kenny in New York, 1916 Revisited

    Cormac was joined by Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger TD, Irish Independent Columnist David Quinn, Ciaran Mc An Bhaird, Niall Shanahan of IMPACT and Victoria White of the Irish Examiner.

    Wednesday 12th November

    Mairia Cahill Dail Debate, Garda Inspectorate Report

    Cormac was joined by Minister Dara Murphy, Minister of State at the Department of an Taoiseach. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party and former cabinet minister. Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim Michael Fitzmaurice and Irish Examiner colmunist Mick Clifford.

    Tuesday 11th November

    Garda Inspectorate Report, Referendum on Water

    Cormac was joined by Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins, Fianna Fail Senator Mark Daly, Sinn Fein spokesperson on Justice Padraig Mac Lochlainn, John Downing of the Irish Independent and Catherine Murphy, Independent TD for Kildare North.

    Thursday 6th November

    The Trichet Letter, Future For The Left and Republicanism

    Dave O’Connell, Editor of the Connaught Tribune. Kieran Allen, Dept of Sociology UCD. Mark Fielding, CEO of ISME. Cormac Lucey, Financial Analyst and Senator Jillian Van Turnhout.

    Wednesday 5th November

    Irish Water, and Disconnection Between People and Power

    Cormac is joined for tonights discussion by, Labour Senator John Whelan. Independent TD for Dublin South Peter Matthews. Sinn Fein Senator David Cullinane. Parish Priest at Saint Matthews in Ballyfermot Fr Joe McDonald and Dearbhaill Mc Donald, Legal Editor at the Irish Independent

    Tuesday 4th November

    Confusion surrounding Irish Water, look ahead to the proposed Adoption Bill.

    Deputy Jerry Buttimer Fine Gael TD Cork South Central, Fianna Fail Senator Averil Power, Irish Daily Mail Political Correspondent Niamh Lyons, Independent Mayor of Droheda Cllr Kevin Callan and Socialist Party TD for Dublin-West Deputy Joe Higgins join Cormac for tonights discussion.

    Thursday 30th October

    Water Charges, Civil Service and Prostitution

    This evening Cormac is joined by Sheila Reilly Editor of the Longford Leader and Dundalk Democrat, Pierce Reilly CEO of Irish TV, Prof Gerard Casey School of Philosophy UCD, Eoin Ronayne General Secretary of the Civil and Public Services Union and Louise Bayliss Social activist

    Thursday 23rd October

    Where Now for Sinn Féin, Garda Investigation into Positive Action

    Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell, Former special advisor to Berti Ahern and Columnist with The Examiner Gerard Howlin. Author & Journalist Martina Devlin, Labour TD for Dublin West Joanna Tuffy and Political CommentatorEoin O’Murchu discuss the issues.

    Wednesday 22nd October

    Crisis in Sinn Féin and Lack of Leadership in Political Parties

    Cormac is joined by our panel; Reform Alliance TD Lucinda Creighton, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins. Fine Gael TD for Kildare North Bernard Durkan, Mary Minihan of The Irish Times and DCU Political Science Lecturer Professor Gary Murphy.

    Tuesday 21st October

    Water Charges – Fall Out from the Mairia Cahill Story

    This evening Cormac is joined by Michael McNamara Labour TD, Barry Cowen Fianna Fail TD, Joan Collins United Left Alliance, Mick Clifford Irish Examiner and Kitty Holland Irish Times to discuss the water charges and the fall out from the Mairia Cahill Story

    Thursday 16th October

    Water Works, World Markets and The 1916 Commemoration

    This evening Cormac is joined by Paul Murphy Socialist Party TD, Dublin South-West, Ivana Bacik Labour Senator, Fr. Joe McDonald Priest working Ballyfermot, Eamon Ryan Leader of the Green Party and Mary Hanafin Fianna Fáil Cllr, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown to discuss Water Charges, world markets and The 1916 Commemoration

    Wednesday 15th October

    Water, Post Budget Blues & 1916 Celebrations

    Father Peter McVerry, homelessness campaigner. Fiona O'Shea, Former Principle Officer with the Revenue Commissioners. Deputy Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD. Deputy Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin North and Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD.

    Tuesday 14th October

    Reaction to Budget 2015

    To discuss today’s Budget 2015 Cormac is joined by Aodhan O Riordain Labour Minister of State for Equality, New Communities & Culture, Peadar Toibin Sinn Fein Meath West, Sean Fleming Fianna Fail spokesperson for Public Expenditure and Reform, Pat Leahy Deputy Editor and Political Editor Sunday Business Post, Jim Power Economist and Nat O Connor Director of Tasc

    Thursday 9th October

    The Spread of Ebola - Islamic State Fighters

    This evening Cormac is joined by Peter Murtagh Reporter Irish Times, Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer at NUI Galway and columnist,, Karen Devine Lecturer in International Relations at The School of Law and Government in DCU, Eamon Delaney Commentator & Columnist, Declan Power Security & Defence Analyst, Guy Hedgecoe Journalist and Caitriona Perry Washington Correspondent to discuss The Spread of Ebola and Islamic State Fighters

    Wednesday 8th October

    Reforming The Health Service

    Our panel discuss the issue of reforming the Irish health service. Cormac was joined by Professor John Crown, Health Insurance Expert Dermot Goode, Oirreachtas Health Committee member Jerry Buttimer, GP Dr Austin O'Carroll, Irish Examiner Columnist Alison O'Connor and Political Correspondent with The Sunday Business Post Michael Brennan.

    Tuesday 7th October

    Water Charges - Pension Levy and Job Creation

    This evening Cormac is joined by Regina Doherty Fine Gael Meath East TD, Stephen Donnelly Independent TD, Dr Nat O Connor Director TASC, Patricia Callan Director of Small Firms Association and Brid O’Brien Irish National Organisation of The unemployed to discuss Water Charges - Pension Levy and Job Creation

    Thursday 2nd October

    The Latest in the Seanad Bye Election

    This evening Cormac is joined by Gerard Craughwell Seanad Bye Election Candidate, Gerard Howlin, former special advisor to the then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, now columnist the Irish Examiner, Jillian Van Turnhout Senator Independent nominated to the Seanad by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Dave O’Connell Editor of the Connaught Tribune, Ciaran Mac an Bhaird Lecturer in FIONTAR at Dublin City University, Sinead O’Carroll News editor with and Caitriona Perry Washington Corespondent

    Wednesday 1st October

    Judicial Appointments, State Appointments and Phil Hogan commission grilling

    This evening Cormac is joined by Sean Fleming Fianna Fail TD & spokesperson on Public Expenditure & Reform, Shane Ross Independent TD, Ken Murphy Director General of the Law Society, Cllr Dermot Lacey Labour member on Dublin City Council and veteran bord appointee and Dearbhail McDonald Associate Editor and Legal Editor at Irish Independent

    Tuesday 30th September

    The Late Debate Tuesday 30th September

    Appointments to State Boards, Irish Water and the Fiscal Advisory Council.

    Thursday 25th September

    Fine Gael Seanad Nomination – US Air Strikes and The water meter switch on next week

    This evening Cormac is joined by Maura Kelly Director of Lawyer Training and Graduate Recruitment at Matheson, Jim Power Economist, Richard Boyd Barrett People Before Profit/United Left Alliance TD for Dun Laoghaire, Eoghan Murphy Fine Gael TD for Dublin Bay South, member of the Banking Inquiry, Sheila Reilly Editor of the Longford Leader and Dundalk Democrat and Caitriona Perry RTÉ Washington Correspondent

    Wednesday 24th September

    Technical Group – The Banking Inquiry and Homelessness

    Tonight Cormac is joined by Peter Mathews Independent TD Dublin South, Catherine Murphy Independent TD Kildare North, Aideen Hayden Labour Senator, Prof Gary Murphy Snr Lecturer Political Science DCU and John Downing Political Correspondent Irish Independent

    Tuesday 23rd September

    Are the governments’ midterm promises out of date?

    This evening Cormac is joined by Dr Mary Murphy Lecturer in Sociology Maynooth University, Catherine Halloran Political Correspondent The Star, Dara Calleary Fianna Fail TD Mayo, Harry McGee Political Correspondent Irish Times and Dara Murphy Minister of State of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs Fine Gael

    Wednesday 25th June

    Fianna Fáil & Micheál Martins leadership.

    Barrister & Political Analyst Noel Whelan, political editor of the Sunday Business Post Pat Leahy, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Eamon O’Cuiv, former Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South Tom Kitt & Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Heaney discuss the state of the Fianna Fáil party.

    Tuesday 24th June

    Shortage of junior doctors making our hospital's dangerous?

    Non-consultant hospital doctor Dr Hugh Adler, Consultant neurologist Orla Hardiman, Fine Gael TD Liam Twomey & medical journalist Priscilla Lynch discuss the issue of junior doctors in our Irish hospitals.

    Thursday 19th June

    The Niall Collins Letter, Scrap Metal Bill and Corporation Tax rates

    This evening Cormac Ó hEadhra is joined by Lucinda Creighton TD –Reform Alliance and former European Affairs Minister, Dr. Jim Stewart Associate Professor in Finance at Trinity College Dublin, Áine Collins Fine Gael Cork North West, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh Sinn Fein Senator Galway West and Mattie Mc Grath Independent T.D for South Tipp-West to discuss the Niall Collins Letter, Scrap Metal Bill and Corporation Tax rates.

    Wednesday 18th June

    Is Austerity Making Ireland more unequal ?

    This evening Cormac Ó hEadhra is joined by Fr. Peter McVerry of the Peter Mc Verry Trust, Nat O'Connor Director of the Tasc economic think tank, Bernard Durkan Fine Gael Kildare North, Eamonn O'Cuiv Fianna Fail TD Galway West and John McHale Head of Economics at the National University of Ireland to discuss is austerity making Ireland more unequal ?

    Tuesday 17th June

    The Rise of Radical Islam in the Middle East and in the West

    This evening Cormac Ó hEadhra is in the chair he is joined by Dr. Ali Selim Spokesperson for the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin, Dr Vincent Durac Lecturer in Middle East politics, UCD, Housam ‘Sam’ Najjair Irish-Libyan revolutionary, Dr John O’Brennan Lecturer in European Politics and society and Carol Hunt Journalist Sunday Independent and the Herald to discuss the rise of radical Islam in the Middle East and in the west.

    Thursday 12th June

    With yet more over runs can we reform the public service?

    This eveing Cormac Ó hEadhra is in the chair and he is joined by Dr Eddie Molloy Independent management consultant and Director of Advanced Organisation, Shaun Connolly Political correspondent, Irish Examiner, Eamon Delaney Author, journalist and former civil servant, Sean Fleming Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform and John Brennan Sports Journalist Sunday World

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