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    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, TheJournal.ie, 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 TheJournal.ie 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

    Wednesday 11th June

    The Race for the Labour Leadership

    Tonight Cormac Ó hEadhra is in the seat and he is joined by Alex White Minister of State for Health and Labour leadership candidate, Niamh Puirseil Historian and Author of 'The Irish Labour Party, 1922-73', Fionnan Sheehan Political editor, Irish Independent and Pat Magner Former National Organiser for Labour, to discuss the race for the leadership of the Labour Party

    Tuesday 10th June

    Cooke Report and Tuam Babies

    Cormac Ó hEadhra is in the chair for Audrey this evening and he is joined by Mick Clifford Irish Examiner, Catherine Ghent Family & Child Law Expert, Justine McCarthy Sunday Times Columnist, Ciara Conway Labour TD Waterford and Fr Vincent Twomey Prof Emeritus Moral Theology St. Patricks Collage to discuss the Cooke Report and Tuam Babies

    Thursday 5th June

    Challenges facing Enda Kenny

    This evening Audrey is joined by Michael O’Regan Parliamentary Correspondent of The Irish Times, Constantin Gurdgiev Economist, Nora Owen Former Fine Gael Justice Minister and Anthony Lawlor Fine Gael TD North Kildare & a member of the Oireachtas Joint Committee an Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, to discuss the challenges facing Enda Kenny.

    Wednesday 4th June

    The Leaving Cert and Points Race

    This eveing Audrey Carville is joined by Tony Donoghue Head of Education and Social Innovation Policy with IBEC, Aine Hyland Emeritus Professor of Education and former Vice President of UCC, Arthur Godsill Director at Godsil Education and former Headmaster St Andrew's College and Ferdinand Von Prondynski Principal Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and former President of DCU to discuss the leaving cert and the points race.

    Tuesday 3rd June

    The Race for the Leadership of the Labour Party

    This evening Audrey Carville is joined by Dermot Lacey Labour Councillor, Kieran Allen Socialist Workers Party and Department of Sociology, Paul Sweeney Labour Party member and former Chief economist with ICTU and Michael Lehane RTE Political Staff to discuss the race for the Labour Leadership

    Thursday 29th May

    Assessing Sinn Fein Economics Policy

    This evening Audrey is joined by Eoin O Broinn Economic Advisor to Sinn Fein & County Councillor, Tony Foley Economist DCU Business School, Jill Kirby Personal finance columnist and Gerry Murray accountant and financial commentator to discuss Sinn Feins Economics Policy

    Tuesday 27th May

    The latest results from the European Elections Plus Labours difficulties

    This evening Audrey is joined by Matt Carthy recently elected MEP Sinn Fein, Cian Mc Cormack, RTÉ Election Reporter from the Castlebar count centre. Audrey is then joined by Arthur Spring Labour TD for Kerry North & Limerick West, John Downing Political correspondent with the Irish Independent and former government press advisory, Dr. Niamh Puirseil Author of 'The Irish Labour Party, 1922-73', Ray Kavanagh Former Labour Party Chairman and Phil Prendergast Outgoing MEP

    Monday 26th May

    Resignation of Labour Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

    The Late Debate airs a special programme after the shock resignation of Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Pat Leahy, Eoin O’Broin, Loraine Mulligan, Professor Gary Murphy, Ruth Coppinger & Eamon O’Cuiv discuss the issues of the day and the recent local & European elections held over the weekend.

    Thursday 22nd May

    Should the Government intervene in the Housing Market?

    This evening Audrey is joined by Louise Cooper Financial Analyst, Aideen Hayden Labour Senator & Chairperson of Threshold, Sheila Killian Lecturer in Accounting and Finance University Limerick and Peter Stafford Director of Property Industry Ireland

    Wednesday 21st May

    Medical Cards

    This evening Audrey is joined by Ciara Kelly GP, Kevin Shortall Founder of www.ourchildrenshealth.ie , Prisilla Lynch Medical journalist and Jerry Buttimer Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairperson of Oireachtas Committee on Health & Children to discuss medical cards

    Tuesday 20th May

    Privacy Rights

    This evening Audrey is joined by Billy Hawkes Data protection commissioner, Simon McGarr Solicitor with special interest in Data Protection, Regina Doherty Fine Gael, TD & member of Oireachtas Committee which made changes to Freedom of Information and Wendy Grossman Technology Writer to discuss Privacy Rights.

    Thursday 15th May

    The Fall Out From The Guerin Report

    Mark Kelly, Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, John Redmond General Secretary of Association of Garda Sergeants & Insepectors, John Mooney Security Correspondent with The Sunday Times join Audrey to discuss the matter.

    Wednesday 14th May

    Irelands Changing Relationship with Europe

    This evening Audrey is joined by Dr. John O'Brennan Lecturer in European Politics and Society and Director of the European Studies programme at NUI Maynooth, Tony Foley Head of Economic Finance at DCU, Pascal Donoghue Fine Gael TD for Dublin Central & the Minister for European Affairs and Simon Jenkins Columnist with The Guardian to discuss Irelands relationship with Europe

    Tuesday 13th May

    The Banking Enquiry

    This evening Audrey is joined by Eoghan Murphy Fine Gael, Dublin South East and on the Banking Enquiry, Michael McGrath Fianna Fail spokesperson on finance, David Duffy Author of The Management of Management - A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance and Cormac Lucey Financial Analyst to discuss the up comming Banking Enquiry

    Wednesday 7th May

    The Resignation of Justice Minister Alan Shatter

    This evening Audrey is joined by Mick Clifford journalist with the Irish Examiner, John Mooney Security correspondent with The Sunday Times, Sean Fleming TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson Public Expenditure & Reform and Member of PAC, John Wilson Retired Garda and Whistleblower, Pat Rabbitte Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources and Senator Susan O Keefe to discuss the resignation of Justice Minister Alan Shatter

    Tuesday 6th May

    Can Northern Ireland Have Peace and Justice ?

    This evening Audrey is joined by Michael Finucane Solicitor, Jeffrey Donaldson DUP MP for Lagan Valley, Jude Whyte Victims son and Alex Maskey Sinn Féin MLA for South Belfast.

    Thursday 17th April

    Governments Housing Policy

    Tonight Audrey is joined by Bob Jordan Director with the housing charity, Threshold, Catherine Murphy Independent TD Kildare North, Peter Stafford Director, Property Industry Ireland (PII) and Dr. Lorcan Sirr Lecturer in housing at Dublin Institute of Technology to discuss the governments housing policy.

    Wednesday 16th April

    The Rise in House Repossions

    Tonight Audrey is joined by Noeleen Blackwell Director Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC), Dr. Sheila Killian Senior Lecture In Finance University of Limerick, Mike Soden On Board of Central Bank Commission and former CEO BOI, Sean Fleming TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson Public Expenditure & Reform, Member of PAC, to discuss the rise in house repossions

    Tuesday 15th April

    Universal Health Insurance

    On tonights programme Audrey is joined by Jerry Buttimer Chairman of the Health Committee Fine Gael, Mark Murphy GP, Priscilla Lynch Health Journalist and Berlin Correspondent Irish Times to discuss Universal Health Insurance.

    Thursday 10th April

    Rehab at the Public Accounts Committee

    Tonight audrey is joined by Arthur Beesley Political News Editor Irish Times, SEN. Jillian Van Turnhout Former CEO of CRA and Deirdre Garvey CEO The Wheel to discuss Rehad at todays Public Accounts Committee

    Wednesday 9th April

    Traveller & Roma Rights in Ireland

    Gabi Muntean, Roma Volunteer Worker, Ronnie Fay, Co-ord of Pavee Point, Brigid Quilligan, director of Irish Traveller Movement, David Joyce Barrister & Michael Keating Roma translator discuss the topic with Audrey.

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