The Late Debate

The Late Debate

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10 -11pm

Podcasts

Thursday 27th April

Social Housing - Trump Corporation Tax - Maternity Hospital Controversy - Brexit Committee

Tonight's edition of The Late Debate was presented by John Cooke who was joined Ruth Coppinger, Declan Power, Cormac Lucey, Dr. Paddy Smyth, Mary Regan.

Wednesday 26th April

Maternity Hospital Controversy - Citizens Assembly

Cormac was joined for a lively debate by Michelle O'Donnell Keating, Brendan Carr, Mattie McGrath, David Quinn, Dr. Elaine Byrne and Colm O'Gorman.

Tuesday 25th April

Maternity Hospital Controversy - GRA Garda Conference - Citizens Assembly - French Presidential Election

Cormac was joined in studio by Mick Barry AAA & Socialist Party TD Cork North Central, Patsy McGarry Religious Affairs Correspondent for the Irish Times, Marie-Louise O'Donnell Independent Senator, Keith Mills Political Commentator and Deirdre Kingston Labour Councillor for Blackrock.

Thursday 20th April

French Presidential Election - Paris Shooting - UK Snap Election - Maternity Hospital

Cormac was joined in studio by Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader, Ulick McEvaddy, Founder of Omega Air, Donnacha O'Beachain, School of Law and Government, DCU, Grainia Long, CEO, ISPCC Childline and Averil Power, CEO, Asthma Society of Ireland.

Wednesday 19th April

UK Snap Election – Teacher’s Pay – Enda Kenny - Brexit

Cormac was joined in studio by Noel Rock, Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Mary Hanafin, Fianna Fáil Councillor & Former Minister for Education, Aodhán O'Ríordáin, Labour Party Senator, Gerry O'Regan, Columnist & Former Editor of The Irish Independent and Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Tuesday 18th April

UK Snap Election – Teacher’s Pay

Cormac was joined in studio by Vincent Boland, Financial Times, Patricia MacBride, Political Commentator, Paddy Smyth, FG Councillor, Martina Genockey, Labour Councillor, Fr. Sean Healy, Social Justice Ireland and Jill Kerby, Personal Finance Journalist, and on the line by Channel 4's Jon Snow and Denis Staunton, London Editor of The Irish Times.

Thursday 13th April

Bus Eireann - Water Charges - The Redress Scheme

Cormac was joined in studio by Gerard Craughwell, Independent Senator, Mannix Flynn, Independent Councillor, Willie Noone, SIPTU, Mary Regan, Political Columnist for The Sunday Business Post and Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist.

Wednesday 12th April

Bus Eireann - Water Charges - An Post

Cormac was joined in studio by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party Senator, Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Sommerville, Sommerville Advisory Markets and Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times.

Tuesday 11th April

Water Charges - The Gardaí

Cormac was joined in studio by Darragh O'Brien, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Fingal, James Reilly, Fine Gael Senator & Former Minister for Health, Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Fein Senator, Stephen O'Byrnes, MKC Communications and Rory Hearne, Research and Policy Analyst, Maynooth University.

Thursday 6th April

The Late Debate

Cormac was joined bvy Pat Rabbitte, Brian Hayes, Colette Browne, Eoin O'Broin and Cormac Lucey to debate the issues of the day.

Wednesday 5th April

Water Chargers – Brexit

Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD for Meath East, Colm Brophy, Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Paul Murphy, Solidarity TD for Dublin South West, Christina Finn, Political Correspondent with thejournal.ie and Colm McCarthy, Economist.

Tuesday 4th April

Housing Crisis – Water Charges – Online Harassment Bill

Cormac was joined in studio by Tom Neville, Fine Gael TD for Limerick County, John Lahart, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South-West, Martina Genockey, Labour Councillor for Dublin South-West, Brendan Keenan, Irish Independent Business Columnist and Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post.

Thursday 30th March

Brexit – Garda Comissioner – Bus Eireann

John was joined in studio by Richie Culhane, Fine Gael Councillor for Drogheda & Retired Garda Detective, Eoin Fahy, Chief Economist KBI Global Investors, Blair Horan, Former General Secretary CPSU, Mary Regan, Political Columnist for The Sunday Business Post and John Mooney, Investigative journalist with The Sunday Times.

Tuesday 28th March

Garda Commissioner No Confidence Vote - Garda Breath Test Scandal - Bus Eireann Strike

John was joined in studio by Marc MacSharry, Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo - Leitrim, Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon Galway, Martin Conway, Fine Gael Senator, Ken Murphy, Director General of The Law Society of Ireland and Mairead Lavery, Farmers Journal & Editor of Country Living.

Thursday 23rd March

Garda Scandal - RTE – Enda Kenny – Martin McGuinness – Bus Eireann

Cormac was joined in studio by Helen Shaw, Managing Director of Athena Media, Tom McGurk, Broadcaster & Journalist, Donnacha O'Beachain, School of Law and Government, DCU, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist and Vincent Boland, Ireland Correspondent with the Financial Times.

Wednesday 22nd March

Brexit – RTE - Enda – London Terror Attack

Cormac was joined in studio by Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein TD for Sligo Leitrim, Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke, Fingal County Councillor Keith Redmond, Christina Finn, Political Correspondent with thejournal.ie and Gavan Titley, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at NUI Maynooth, and on the line by Lord Tim Boswell.

Tuesday 21st March

The Death of Martin McGuinness

Cormac was joined in studio by Peader Toibin, Sinn Fein TD for Meath West, Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, Brendan Smith, Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan, political commentator Patricia MacBride and Ray Bassett, Former Irish Ambassador to Canada, and on the line by Jeffrey Donaldson and Alastair Campbell.

Thursday 16th March

Enda Kenny & Donald Trump - Brexit

John was joined in studio by Senator Gerard Craughwell, Claire Grady, Journalist & Former Editor of the Irish Independent, Former Senator Joe O'Toole, Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer NUIG & Political Columnist and Ken Murphy, Director General of The Law Society of Ireland, and on the line by RTE's Western Correpondent Pat McGrath.

Wednesday 15th March

Enda Kenny - PAC - Brexit - Dutch Elections

John was joined in studio by David Cullinane, Sinn Fein TD for Waterford, Catherine Murphy, Social Democrats TD for Kildare North, Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP, Tara Buckley, Director General of RG DATA and Tony Foley, DCU Economist and on the line by Europe Editor Tony Connelly.

Tuesday 14th March

The Death of Bishop Eamonn Casey - A United Ireland - Referendum on Emigrant Vote

John was joined in studio by Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell, Senator Rónán Mullen, Brendan Keenan, Irish Independent Business Columnist, historian Diarmaid Ferriter and Derek Mooney, Public Affairs Consultant.

Thursday 9th March

Tuam - Northern Ireland

Cormac was joined in studio by Colm O'Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist & Public Affairs Consultant, Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent for the Irish Times, Dr. Mary McAuliffe, Historian and Assistant Prof. at UCD Gender Studies and RTE Reporter Carole Coleman.

Wednesday 8th March

Tuam – Water Charges

Cormac was joined in studio by Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party, Lynn Boylan, Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin, Michelle Mulherin, Fine Gael Senator, David Gibney, Right2Water & Mandate and Katherine O'Donnell, Justice for Magdalenes.

Tuesday 7th March

Tuam - Grace - Northern Ireland

Cormac was joined in studio by Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disability, Frank Feighan, Fine Gael Senator, Eamonn Donnelly, National Secretary of Health & Welfare, IMPACT, Christina Finn, Political Correspondent for thejournal.ie and journalist and author Deaglan de Bréadún.

Thursday 2nd March

The Week in Review

Cormac was joined in studio by Martin Mansergh, Former Fianna Fáil Minister, Ray Bassett, Former Irish Ambassador to Canada, Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Blair Horan, Former General Secretary CPSU & member of the European Social Fund Committee and Fr. Joe McDonald, Parish Priest at St Matthew's Ballyfermot.

Wednesday 1st March

Water Charges - Bus Eireann

Cormac was joined in studio by Colm Brophy, Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Robert Troy, Fianna Fail TD for Longford/Westmeath, Mattie McGrath, Independent TD for Tipperary, Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor of thejournal.ie and economist Moore McDowell.

Tuesday 28th February

Water Charges - Bus Eireann - Grace

Cormac was joined in studio by Joan Burton, Former Labour Party Leader, Marc MacSharry, Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo - Leitrim, Martin Conway, Fine Gael Senator, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times and Economist Jim Power, and also on the line by Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

Thursday 23rd February

Political Situation - Brexit - Bus Eireann - Tesco Strike - Children's Hospital

Cormac was joined in studio by Neale Richmond, Fine Gael Senator, Ray Kavanagh, Former General Secretary of Labour Party, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist & Former Senior Political Adviser, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist and Gerald Flynn from Align Management Solutions.

Wednesday 22nd February

Political Situation - Retirement Age - Bus Eireann

Cormac was joined in studio by John Brady, Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow, Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Marie-Louise O'Donnell, Independent Senator, Kevin Cunningham, Pollster with “Ireland Thinks” & former strategist for the British Labour Party and Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post.

Tuesday 21st February

Political Situation – Bus Eireann – Homelessness Figures

Cormac was joined in studio by Eamon O'Cuiv, Fianna Fail TD for Galway West, Alan Dukes, Former Fine Gael Leader, Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Alice Leahy, Director of Services at The Alice Leahy Trust and John Drennan, Political Commentator.

Thursday 16th February

Fine Gael Leadership - Maurice McCabe Controversy

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, Joe O'Toole, Former Senator & Former Head of INTO and ICTU, Sinead O'Donnell, Communications Consultant with Carr Communications, Gerry O'Regan, Columnist & Former Editor of the Irish Independent and historian Diarmaid Ferriter and also on the phone by Minister Michael Ring.

Wednesday 15th February

McCabe Controversy - No Confidence Vote

Cormac was joined in studio by Martin Conway, Fine Gael Senator, Aodhán O'Ríordáin, Labour Party Senator, Trevor O'Clochartaigh, Sinn Féin Senator, John O'Brien, Retired Detective Chief Superintendent, Mary Regan of The Sunday Business Post and also on the line by Michael O'Regan ofThe Irish Times.

Thursday 9th February

Maurice McCabe - Health Service - Brexit - Trump

Cormac was joined in studio by Hervé Amoric, UK and Ireland Correspondent for France 24, Stephen O'Byrnes, MKC Communications, Brendan Keenan, Irish Independent Business Columnist, Elaine Burke, Managing Editor at Silicon Republic and Paul Sweeney, Former Chief Economist ICTU.

Wednesday 8th February

Nurses Industrial Action - Garda Commissioner - Cash For Access Allegation

Cormac was joined in studio by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader, Louise O'Reilly, TD for Dublin Fingal & Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Health, Prof John Crown, Consultant Oncologist at St. Vincent's Hospital and Jim Power, Economist.

Tuesday 7th February

The Health Service - Nurses Strike

Cormac was joined in studio by Senator Colm Burke, Fine Gael, James Lawless, Fianna Fáil TD Kildare North, Senator Ged Nash, Labour, Priscilla Lynch, Editor with the Medical Independent and Michael O'Keefe, Consultant Ophthalmologist. Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser also joined Cormac on the line.

Thursday 2nd February

Stephen Donnelly – Brexit / The EU – ASTI

Cormac was joined in studio by Ursula Tipp, Founding Partner at Tipp McKnight Solicitors, Prof. John O Brennan, Centre for European and Eurasian Studies, NUI Maynooth, Alan Titley, Professor Emeritus of Modern Irish UCC, Alison O'Connor, Journalist and John Drennan, Political Commentator.

Wednesday 1st February

Water Charges - Donald Trump - Bus Eireann

Cormac was joined in studio by Martin Heydon, Fine Gael Party Chairman, John Brassil, Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry, Richard Boyd Barrett, AAA-PBP TD for Dun Laoghaire, Moore McDowell, Economist and Colette Browne, Columnist with Irish Independent.

Tuesday 31st January

President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

Cormac was joined by Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry & Horticulture, Seth Barrett Tillman, Lecturer at Department of Law Maynooth University, Mick Barry, AAA PBP TD Cork North Central, Elaine Byrne, Columnist with The Sunday Business Post and Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst.

Tuesday 24th January

Brexit - Pierre Moscovici - Rural Ireland

Cormac was joined by Pat Deering, Fine Gael TD for Carlow Kilkenny, Eugene Murphy, Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon Galway, Martin Kenny, Sinn Féin TD for Sligo Leitrim, Noeline Blackwell, CEO Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Gerry O'Regan, Columnist with The Irish Independent.

Thursday 19th January

Martin McGuinness Resigns from Politics - Eve of Donald Trump Inauguration

Cormac was joined by Seth Barrett Tillman, Maynooth University, Dr. Theresa Reidy, Political Scientist UCC, Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor The Irish Independent, John Lonergan, Former Governor Mountjoy Prison, David Horgan, MD Petrel Resources, Eamonn Mallie, Author & Journalist & Caitriona Perry, RTE's Washington Correspondent.

Wednesday 18th January

Domestic Water - May Brexit Speech Fallout - Public Sector Pay - Northern Irish Border

Cormac was joined by Bríd Smith, PBP Dublin South Central, Ray Kavanagh, Former General Secretary of The Labour Party, Vincent Boland, Irish Correspondent The Financial Times, Grainia Long, Chief Executive ISPCC Childline & Human Rights Commissioner Northern Ireland and Ray Bassett, Former Irish Ambassador to Canada.

Tuesday 17th January

May's Brexit Speech - Dáil Returns - Northern Elections

Cormac was joined by Colm Brophy, FG TD for Dublin South-West, Timmy Dooley, FF TD for Clare, John Brady, Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow, John Downing, Irish Independent Political Correspondent, Catherine Ghent, Solicitor specialising in children's law & human rights & Elmar Brok, Head of European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Thursday 12th January

Apollo House - Civil Disobedience - Vulture Funds - Northern Ireland Assembly - Trump Press Conference

Cormac was joined by Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil Meath East, Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History UCD, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist, Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor thejournal.ie and Eamon Delaney, Director of The Hibernia Forum & Former Diplomat.

Wednesday 11th January

Bus Eireann Services & Pay - Apollo House - Vulture Funds - Donald Trump

Cormac was joined by Bernard Durkan FG TD Kildare North, Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD Wicklow, Jill Kerby, Personal Finance Journalist, Dermot O'Leary, National Bus and Rail Workers Union, Hugh O'Connell Political Correspondent, Sunday Business Post & John Nichols The Nation.

Tuesday 10th January

Stormont Crisis - Brexit - Ibrahim Halawa

Cormac was joined by Fergus O'DowD, FG TD for Louth, Peadar Toibin, SF TD for Meath West, Spokesperson on Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts & the Gaeltacht, Former Labour Party Leader Pat Rabbitte, Martina Devlin, Author & Columnist with The Irish Independent, Gregory Campbell, DUP MEP and Paul Murphy, AAA-PBP Dublin South West.

Thursday 15th December

A review of 2016 and a look ahead to 2017

Cormac was joined by Tom McGurk, Broadcaster and Journalist, John Downing, Irish Independent Political Correspondent, Una Mullally, Journalist, Broadcaster & Author, Harry Browne, Lecturer and Journalist & Niamh Lyons, Political Editor The Ireland Edition of The Times.

Wednesday 14th December

Rental Strategy - Dáil record amended re. Gerry Adams

Cormac was joined by Aodhán O'Ríordáin, Labour Party Senator, Donnchadh O'Laoghaire, Sinn Féin TD Cork South Central, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist & Former Fianna Fáil Adviser, Christina Finn, Political Correspondent thejournal.ie and Gerry O'Regan, Columnist Irish Independent.

Tuesday 13th December

Rental Strategy Report – Ibrahim Halawa - Brexit Issues – Water Committee Begins

Cormac was joined by Bernard Durkan, FG TD for Kildare North & Member of Joint Oireachtais Committees on Health & EU Affairs, Marie Louise O'Donnell, Independent Senator, Mick Barry, AAA PBP TD Cork North Central, Niamh Randall National Spokesperson for The Simon Community and Economist Jim Power.

Thursday 8th December

The Late Debate

On tonight's show, Cormac Ó hEadhra discusses Sinn Féin's Leader, Gerry Adams and his statement in the Dáil on Brian Stack and President-elect Donald J. Trump being named as Time magazine's person of the year.

Wednesday 7th December

Gerry Adams - Donald Trump is Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' - The Judiciary

Cormac was joined by Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil TD Limerick, Mattie McGrath, Independent TD Tipperary, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent The Irish Times & Political Commentator Eoin O'Murchú.

Thursday 1st December

Bertie Ahern - Enda Kenny meets Tim Cooke - Brexit

Cormac was joined by Joan Burton, Former Tanaiste & Labour Party Leader, Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History UCD, Paddy Duffy, Managing Director The Right Word Company & Former Press Secretary to Bertie Ahern, Declan Power, Security & Defence Analyst, Keith Mills, Social & Political Commentator & Jolyon Maugham QC.

Wednesday 30th November

Water Report - Fiscal Space

Cormac was joined by Jim Daly, FG TD Cork South-West, Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD Roscommon-Galway, Bríd Smith, AAA-PBP TD Dublin South Central, Cormac Lucey, Financial Analyst & Columnist with The Sunday Times and Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser.

Tuesday 29th November

Irish Water - Nicola Sturgeon - Brexit - Bertie Ahern to re-join FF?

Cormac was joined by Colm Brophy, FG TD for Dublin South-West, Eamon O'Cuiv, FF TD for Galway, Kieran Allen, People Before Profit & Department of Sociology UCD, Sarah Bardon, Political Reporter The Irish Times and Eddie Molloy, Management Consultant Advanced Organisation.

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