The Late Debate

The Late Debate

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Thursday 22nd June

Relationship between Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil - Brexit - Trump’s Solar Wall

Justin was joined in studio by Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party, Alan Dukes, Former Fine Gael Party Leader, Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader, Mary Regan, Political Columnist for The Sunday Business Post and Eoin Fahy, Chief Economist, KBI Global Investors.

Wednesday 21st June

Relationship between Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil – Conservative & DUP Talks

Justin was joined in studio by Carol Nolan, Sinn Fein TD for Offaly, Tim Lombard, Fine Gael Senator, Mary Hanafin, Fianna Fáil Councillor, Jill Kerby, Personal Finance Journalist and Gerry O'Regan, Columnist & Former Editor of The Irish Independent, and on the line by Daniel McConnell of The Irish Examiner and Journalist Amanda Ferguson.

Tuesday 20th June

Leo Varadkar's First Leader's Questions – Brexit - Garda Commissioner at PAC

Justin was joined in studio by Shane Cassells, Fianna Fáil TD for Meath West, Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon Galway, Colm Burke, Fine Gael Senator, Ken Murphy, Director General of The Law Society of Ireland, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times and Barrister Siobhán Ní Chúlacháin.

Thursday 15th June

Cabinet Reshuffle – Northern Ireland – UK Election Fallout

Justin was joined in studio by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Ray Kavanagh, Former General Secretary of Labour Party, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist & Public Affairs Consultant, Mary Minihan, Political Reporter with The Irish Times and Tom McGurk, Broadcaster & Journalist, and on the line by Journalist Eamon Mallie.

Wednesday 14th June

Leo Varadkar / New Cabinet

Justin was joined in studio by Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael Senator & Leader of Seanad Éireann, Trevor O'Clochartaigh, Sinn Féin Senator, Brid Smith, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dublin South–Central, Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Commentator and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Irish.

Tuesday 13th June

Enda Kenny – UK Election Fallout

Cormac was joined in studio by John Paul Phelan, Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD for Meath East, Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein TD for Sligo Leitrim, Alison O'Connor, Columnist with The Irish Examiner and Brendan Keenan, Irish Independent Business Columnist.

Wednesday 7th June

Terror Threat - UK Election – Fine Gael

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, John Brady, Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow, Ray Bassett, Former Irish ambassador to Canada, John O'Brien, Policing and Security Specialist, Kevin Cunningham, Pollster with “Ireland Thinks” and Martina Devlin, Journalist with The Irish Independent.

Tuesday 6th June

Terror Threat - Fine Gael's New Leader

Cormac was joined in studio by Alan Dukes, Former Leader of Fine Gael, Blair Horan, Former General Secretary CPSU, Justine McCarthy, Journalist with The Sunday Times, Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD and Dr. Tom Clonan, Security Analyst.

Thursday 1st June

Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Accord - Fine Gael Leadership - UK Election

Cormac was joined in studio by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD, Gerard Craughwell, Independent Senator, Ciaran Cuffe, Dublin City Councillor, Derek Mooney, Public Affairs Consultant and Lise Hand, Columnist with The Times Ireland Edition & The Irish Examiner, and on the line by Professor John Sweeney and Brian Hayes MEP.

Wednesday 31st May

PAC - UK Election - Sale of AIB Shares

Cormac was joined in studio by John Paul Phelan, Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Kevin Humphreys, Labour Senator, Rory Hearne, Research and Policy Analyst, Maynooth University and Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist.

Tuesday 30th May

Sale of AIB Shares - Future of Healthcare Report – Fine Gael Hustings

Cormac was joined in studio by Dr. Michael Harty, Independent TD for Clare, Paudie Coffey, Fine Gael Senator, Kathleen Funchion, Sinn Féin TD for Carlow & Kilkenny, Brid Smith, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dublin South–Central, Gary Murphy, Head of Law and Government, DCU and Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post.

Thursday 25th May

Fine Gael Hustings – National Security

John was joined in studio by Tim Lombard, Fine Gael Senator, Martina Genockey, Labour Councillor, Journalist Deaglan de Bréadún, Dr. Kieran Doyle, Maynooth University and Gerry O'Regan, Irish Independent, and on the line from the leadership hustings by Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway and Niamh Lyons, The Ireland Edition of The Times.

Wednesday 24th May

National Security - Fine Gael Leadership

Cormac was joined in studio by James Reilly, Fine Gael Senator & Former Minister for Health, Louise O'Reilly, TD for Dublin Fingal, Paddy Duffy, Political Commentator & Former Special Adviser to Bertie Ahern, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times and Declan Power, Security & Defence Analyst.

Tuesday 23rd May

Manchester Attack - Fine Gael Leadership

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party, Richard Boyd Barrett, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dun Laoghaire, Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Commentator and Niamh Lyons, Political Editor with The Ireland Edition of The Times.

Thursday 18th May

Fine Gael Leadership

Cormac was joined in studio by Noel Rock, Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Éamon Ó Cuív, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West, Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Dr. Maura Adshead, University of Limerick and Harry McGee, Political Correspondent with The Irish Times.

Wednesday 17th May

Enda Kenny Resigns as Fine Gael Leader

Cormac was joined in studio by Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael Senator, Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader, Mary Butler, Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford, Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Irish Examiner and Sam Smyth Columnist, The Irish Mail on Sunday.

Tuesday 16th May

The Gardaí & Commissioner – Fine Gael Leadership - Trump

Cormac was joined in studio by Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Aodhán O'Ríordáin, Labour Party Senator, John O'Brien, Policing and Security Specialist and Michael Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner.

Thursday 11th May

Brexit – Garda Commissioner – Progress Report

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergal O'Brien, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, IBEC, Stephen O'Byrnes, MKC Communications, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist, Vincent Boland, Ireland Correspondent with the Financial Times and Noelle O'Connell, Executive Director, European Movement Ireland.

Wednesday 10th May

Garda Commissioner – Government Progress Report - Housing - Dáil Prayer

Cormac was joined in studio by John Brassil, Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry, Richard Boyd Barrett, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dun Laoghaire, Joe O'Reilly, Fine Gael Senator, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist & Public Affairs Consultant and Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor of thejournal.ie

Tuesday 9th May

Garda Commissioner - Public Sector Pay – Fine Gael Leadership

Cormac was joined in studio by Andrew Doyle, Fine Gael TD for Wicklow & East Carlow, David Cullinane, Sinn Fein TD for Waterford, Deirdre Kingston, Labour Councillor for Blackrock, Linda Barry, Acting Director of the Small Firms Association and Economist Moore McDowell.

Thursday 4th May

Enda - French Election – Social Issues - Saudi Arabia

John was joined in studio by Mannix Flynn, Independent Councillor, Derek Mooney, Public Affairs Consultant, Niamh Randall, National Spokesperson for The Simon Communities, Blair Horan, Former General Secretary CPSU and Jill Kerby, Personal Finance Journalist, and also on the line from Canada by Daniel McConnell of The Irish Examiner.

Wednesday 3rd May

Brexit Government Strategy – Maternity Hospital - Mandatory Retirement Age

John was joined in studio by John Paul Phelan, Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fáil TD for Clare, Brid Smith, Solidarity TD for Dublin South–Central, Joe O'Toole, Former Senator & Former Head of INTO and ICTU and Tony Foley, Lecturer in Economics, DCU.

Tuesday 2nd May

Enda Kenny - Brexit Position Report– UK Election – French Presidential Election – New Politics

John was joined in studio by Pat Deering, Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein TD for Sligo Leitrim, Rory Hearne, Research and Policy Analyst, Maynooth University, Ursula Tipp, Founding Partner at Tipp McKnight Solicitors and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Irish Examiner.

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.

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