The Late Debate

The Late Debate

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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.

Thursday 24th November

Kevin Duffy's Comments - Merkel as Anti-Trump - Water Charges - Alcohol Bill

Cormac was joined by Jack O'Connor, SIPTU General President, Anne-Marie McNally, Social Democrats Strategist, John Drennan, Political Commentator, Eilis Quinlan, Director of ISME, Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor The Irish Examiner.

Wednesday 23rd November

Donald Trip Visit - Central Bank Mortgage Changes - Water Charges

Cormac was joined by Jerry Buttimer, FG Senator, Lisa Chambers, FF TD for Mayo & Spokesperson on Defence, Ray Kavanagh, Former General Secretary of The Labour Party, Claire McGing, Lecturer Department of Geography Maynooth University and Gerard O’Regan, Irish Independent Columnist and Former Editor.

Tuesday 22nd November

Donald Trump & Ireland - Wages - Irish Water

Cormac was joined by Damien English, FG TD Meath West & Minister of State for Housing & Urban Renewal, Labour Party Senator Aodhán Ó'Ríordáin, David Cullinane, SF TD Waterford, Michelle Murphy, Social Justice Ireland & Dan O'Brien, Independent Newspapers Columnist & Chief Economist at IIEA.

Thursday 17th November

Are we witnessing populism or politics? - Pay Talks

Cormac was joined by Brian Hayes, FG MEP, Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader & Minister, Hervé Amoric, UK and Ireland Correspondent France 24, Grainia Long, Chief Executive ISPCC Childline & Human Rights Commissioner Northern Ireland & Alan Titley, Professor Emeritus of Modern Irish at UCC.

Wednesday 16th November

Pay Deal - Donald Trump - Pat Hickey - Alcohol Bill

John was joined by Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD Kildare South, Marie-Louise O'Donnell, Independent Senator, Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Professor Michael O'Keeffe, Consultant Opthamologist Mater Private Hospital, Michael O’Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent The Irish Times and Ray Kennedy, RTE News.

Tuesday 15th November

Trump - Brexit - Pay Restoration

Brian Dowling was joined by Jim Daly, FG TD Cork South-West, James Lawless, FF TD Kildare North, Martin Kenny, SF TD Sligo Leitrim West Cavan & South Donegal, Jill Kerby, Personal Finance Journalist & Author, Father Sean Healy, Social Justice Ireland and George Parker, Political Editor, The Financial Times.

Thursday 10th November

Donald Trump as President - The implications for Ireland

Cormac was joined by Alan Dukes, Former Fine Gael leader, Eamon Ryan, Leader of The Green Party, Karen Devine, DCU School of Law & Government, Blair Horan, Former General Secretary CPSU and current member of European Social Fund Committee, TJ Mulloy, Chair of Democrats Abroad and Patrick J. Walsh of the Trump National Catholic Advisory Committee.

Wednesday 9th November

Post U.S. Election: Are established parties losing support?

Cormac was joined by Marc MacSharry, FF TD Sligo-Leitrim, Donegal & West Cavan, Kieran O'Donnell, FG Senator - Cultural & Educational Panel, Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent Roscommon-South Leitrim, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist and Brendan Keenan, Financial Journalist.

Tuesday 8th November

The US Presidential Elections

Cormac discusses the US elections with Gina London, Seth Tillman, Alan Warlau, Peadar Kirby, Derek Mooney, Linda O'Shea Farren, Fergal Keane, John Nicols, Noel Rock, TJ Molloy, Paul Allen, Jerry Buttimer, Christopher Nixon, Billy Lawless and Tim Stanley.

Thursday 3rd November

Garda / Teacher Talks - Brexit - U.S. Elections

Cormac was joined by Joe O’Toole, Former Head of INTO and ICTU, Declan Power, Security & Defence Analyst, Professor Ben Tonra, UCD School of Politics & International Relations, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist, Sinead O’Carroll, News Editor of Thejournal.ie, Ingrid Miley, RTE's Industry Correspondent and John Jacob, AGSI.

Wednesday 2nd November

Garda Pay Talks - Brexit - Latest Homeless Figures

Cormac was joined by Bernard Durkan, FG TD for Kildare North, Mary Hanafin, Councillor for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown & Former Fianna Fail Minister, Owen Reidy, SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Matt Carthy, Sinn Fein MEP, Paul Kelly Director IBEC’s Food & Drinks Industry Ireland and Fr. Peter McVerry who has worked with Dublin’s homeless for over 30 years.

Tuesday 1st November

Garda Pay - All-Island Forum - Brexit

Cormac was joined by Colum Eastwood, Leader of the SDLP, Eoin O’Broin, Sinn Féin Dublin Mid-West, Fergus O'Dowd, FG TD Louth, John O'Brien, Retired Detective Superintendent, Tony Foley, DCU Economist and Sadhbh McCarthy, Security Researcher and Consultant.

Thursday 27th October

Teacher's Strike - U.S. Election - Enda Documentary Preview

John was joined by Gemma Hussey, Former Minister For Education, Norah Casey, Publisher & Broadcaster, Gary Gannon, Social Democrats Councillor for Dublin’s North Inner City, Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer NUI Galway, John Downing, Irish Independent and Eoin Ronayne, General Secretary CPSU.

Wednesday 26th October

Teachers Strike - Industrial Action - Brexit

John was joined by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Eugene Murphy, Fianna Fáil TD for County Roscommon, Deputy Mick Barry, AAA-PBP TD for Cork North Central, Diarmaid de Paor, Deputy General Secretary of the ASTI, Brian Mooney, Irish Times Columnist & Guidance Counsellor & Jill Kerby, Personal Finance Journalist.

Tuesday 25th October

Eight Amendment - Brexit Committee - Today at the Dáil

Cormac was joined by Darragh O'Brien, FF TD Dublin Fingal, Jerry Buttimer, FG Senator, Martin Kenny SF TD Sligo / Leitrim, Grainia Long, Chief Executive ISPCC Childline, Michael O’Regan, The Irish Times & Lord Tim Boswell, Chairman of the EU Committee on Brexit.

Thursday 20th October

U.S. Election - Pay - Garda Industrial Action - Homelessness

Cormac was joined by Ray Kavanagh, Former General Secretary of the Labour Party, Martin G Molony, DCU School of Communications, Declan Power, Security & Defence Analyst, Alice Leahy, Director of The Alice Leahy Trust, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist, Christopher Nixon Cox, Grandson of President Richard Nixon and Hotelier John Fitzpatrick.

Wednesday 19th October

First Time Buyer's Scheme - Garda Inspectorate - Unions - Pay Talks - Brexit

Cormac was joined by Damien English, Meath West FG TD & Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Kathleen Funchion, Sinn Féin TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, Joe O'Toole, Former Senator and Former Head of INTO and ICTU, Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History UCD and Derek Mooney, Communications and Public Policy Consultant.

Thursday 13th October

ASTI - Citizens Assembly - Childcare - U.S. Election

Cormac was joined by Kieran Christie, General Secretary of ASTI, Noel Rock, FG TD for Dublin North-West, Brid Smith, AAA Dublin South Central, Mattie McGrath, Independent TD Tipperary, David Quinn, Irish Independent Columnist & Director of The Iona Institute and Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent of The Sunday Business Post.

Wednesday 12th October

Garda Whistleblowers - Budget 2017 Fallout

Cormac was joined by Colm Brophy, FG TD for Dublin South West, Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, Catherine Connolly, Independent TD for Galway, Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Commentator, Sean Healy, Director of Social Justice Ireland and Sinead Ryan, Personal Finance Journalist The Irish Independent.

Thursday 6th October

Garda Whistleblowers - Budget - UKIP

Cormac was joined by Blair Horan, Former General Secretary CPSU, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist, Christina Finn, Political Correspondent thejournal.ie, Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer NUIG, Eamon Delaney Director of the Hibernia Forum and Former Diplomat and Michael Crick, Political Correspondent Channel 4 News.

Wednesday 5th October

Garda Whistleblowers - First Time Buyers Incentive - Minimum Wage

Cormac was joined by Jack Chambers, FF TD for Dublin West, Ged Nash, Labour Party Senator, Richie Culhane, Fine Gael Councillor for Drogheda, Colette Browne, Columnist with the Irish Independent, Michael Clifford, Columnist with The Irish Examiner and Brendan Burgess, Financial Advisor and founder of askaboutmoney.com.

Tuesday 4th October

Industrial Action of Public Service Workers & Public Service Pensions

Cormac was joined by John Paul Phelan, Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, Richard Boyd-Barrett, People Before Profit TD for Dun Laoghaire, Dr. Eddie Molloy, Director of Advanced Organisation, Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser and Patricia Callan, Director of the Small Firms Association.

Thursday 29th September

The Late Debate with Cormac Ó hEadhra

Industrial Relations recent and coming actions, Minimum Wage, Fine Gael Leadership, US politics Panel: Gavin Duffy Businessman Media Coach, Alan Dukes Former FG Leader TD , Jack O Connor SIPTU General President, Michael Clifford Columnist Irish Examiner, Linda O Shea Farren Lawyer and Clinton Fundraiser and Ingrid Miley Industry Correspondant  RTÉ

Wednesday 28th September

The Late Debate

John O'Brien, Retired Detective Chief Superintendent involved in Industrial Relations within the GS for nearly 40 years, Jonathan O'Brien TD SF Cork North Central Justice, Niall Collins FF Limerick Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Fergus O'Dowd FG, Niamh Lyons Political Editor Irish Times, Ger Colleran Columnist Irish Daily Star and John Jacob General Secreatry AGSI

Thursday 30th June

Political Fallout in the UK - Brexit

Cormac was joined by Independent Senator Marie Louise O'Donnell, Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Kieran Allen, Department of Sociology UCD, Gerry O'Regan, Irish Independent Columnist and Rory Gillen of Gillen Markets.

Wednesday 29th June

Aftermath of Brexit

Cormac was joined by Matt Carthy, Sinn Féin MEP, Lisa Chambers, FF TD Mayo, Colm Brophy, FG TD Dublin South-West, Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader, Grainia Long, Chief Executive ISPCC Childline, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist and Economist Jim Power.

Tuesday 28th June

Aftermath of Brexit Vote

Cormac was joined by Independent MEP Marian Harkin, Suzanne Lynch of The Irish Times, Kieran O'Donnell, FG Senator, Martin Mansergh, Former Fianna Fáil Minister, Padraig MacLochlainn, Sinn Féin Senator, Keith Redmond, Renua Councillor on Fingal County Council, Mark Hennessy, News Editor of The Irish Times and Peter Brown of IIFT.

Thursday 23rd June

Brexit

Cormac was joined by Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Former Tory Minister Anne Widdicombe, Jeffrey Donaldson of the DUP, Senator Padraig O'Céidigh, Karen Devine, DCU Lecturer, Blair Horan, Former General Secretary CPSU, Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer NUIG & Elmar Brok Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the European Parliament.

Wednesday 22nd June

Ireland Beat Italy at Euro 2016 - Brexit - Housing

Cormac was joined by MInister Shane Ross, Ray Houghton, Brian Kerr, Ed Randolph, Eamon McCann PBP-MLA Foyle, Michael O'Regan, The Irish Times, Brendan Keenan, The Irish Independent, Gerard Howlin, The Irish Examiner, Grainia Long, Chief Executive ISPCC, Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor of The Daily Mirror & Rory Fitzgerald, Journalist and Lawyer.

Tuesday 21st June

Rejoin The Commonwealth? - Bin Charges - Brexit

Cormac was joined by Timmy Dooley, FF TD for Clare, Brendan Griffin, FG TD for Kerry, Trevor Ó'Clochartaigh, SF Senator (Agricultural Panel), Ruth Coppinger, AAA & Socialist Party TD for Dublin West, Gerard O'Regan, Columnist with The Irish Independent, Jim Power, Economist and on the phone by FG Senator Frank Feighan.

Thursday 16th June

Live broadcast from Sheriff Street Youth Club in Dublin

Among those joining Cormac were Pascal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader of SF, Joe Costello, Labour Spokesperson for Urban Regeneration, Independent TD Maureen O'Sullivan, Christy Burke, Former Lord Mayor, Gary Gannon, Social Democrats with numerous community activists.

Wednesday 15th June

Brexit - Donald Trump

Cormac was joined by Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party, Leader of the Seanad Jerry Buttimer, Brid Smith, PBP TD for Dublin South Central, Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst, Seth Barrett Tillman, Lecturer at Maynooth University - Department of Law and Brendan Chilton, General Secretary of Vote Leave.

Tuesday 14th June

Taoiseach's visit to inner city Dublin - Brexit - ESRI Report - Fund for social and affordable housing

Cormac was joined by James Browne, Wexford FF TD, Pat Deering, FG TD Carlow-Kilkenny, Peadar Toibin, SF TD for Meath West, Cllr Keith Redmond, Renua Councillor on Fingal County Council, Senator Marie Louise O'Donnell, Ger Colleran,The Daily Star and on the phone by Joe Costello, Labour Party and Michelle Donohue Moncrieff, Tory Councillor in UK.

Thursday 9th June

Stories of the week - Trump - Brexit - Catholic School Enrolment - Muhammad Ali Funeral

John Murray was joined by Personal Finance Journalist Jill Kerby, Political Commentator Eoin O'Murchú, Ballyfermot PP Fr. Joe McDonald, Michael Barron, Executive Director Equate, Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent Sunday Business Post, RTE's Catriona Perry and Denis Staunton London Correspondent The Irish Times.

Wednesday 8th June

New Seanad - Motor Insurance - Bernie Sanders Campaign

Joining John Murray in Studio were Niall Collins; Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick; Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD, Roscommon/South Leitrim; Lynn Ruane, Independent Senator; Sinéad Ryan, Personal Finance Writer; Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs, AA Ireland and Conor Boylan of the Bernie Sanders Election Team is on the phone

Tuesday 7th June

American Presidential Election – Brexit – the Seanad

John was joined in studio by Mary O’Rourke, former Fianna Fáil Minister; Blair Horan, former General Secretary, CPSU; T J Mulloy, Chairman, Democrats Abroad in Ireland; Paul Murphy TD, AAA-PBP Dublin South West; Neale Richmond, newly appointed Fine Gael Senator and Declan Power, Security & Defence Analyst

Thursday 2nd June

O'Higgins Report - Seanad - New Politics - Brexit

John Murray was joined by Pat Carey, Former Fianna Fáil Minister, Marie Sherlock, SIPTU Economist, Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer NUIG and Columnist with thejournal.ie, Kieran Allen, Department of Sociology UCD, Michael Clifford, Special Correspondent The Irish Examiner and Paul Sommerville of Sommerville Advisory Markets.

Wednesday 1st June

Health - Worker's Pay - Senate and New Politics

Cormac was joined by Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD Kildare South, Stephen Donnelly, Joint Leader of The Social Democrats and Social Democrat TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, Mick Barry, AAA-PBP Cork North Central, Professor John Crown, Consultant Oncologist St. Vincent's Hospital Dublin and Niamh Lyons, Political Editor Times Ireland.

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