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Thursday 14th December

EU Leaders’ Summit – Public Health Alcohol Bill - The Political Year That Was

Cormac was joined in studio by Mick Barry, Solidarity & Socialist Party TD for Cork North-Central, Tim Lombard, Fine Gael Senator, Brigid Laffan, Robert Schumann Centre & The European University, John O'Brennan, Centre for European & Eurasian Studies, Maynooth University and Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times.

Wednesday 13th December

8th Amendment Committee Recommendation - Road Traffic Bill - Ryan Air Dispute

Cormac was joined by Catherine Noone, Fine Gael Senator, Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Fianna Fáil Senator, Paul Gavan, Sinn Féin Senator, Gerard Craughwell, Independent Senator, Aodhán O'Ríordáin, Labour Party Senator, Gerald Flynn, Align Management Solutions and Philip Ryan, Political Correspondent with The Sunday Independent.

Tuesday 12th December

Simon Communities report on HAP – Homelessness – Political Online Advertising

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, Eugene Murphy, Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway, Niamh Randall, Head of Policy & Communications for The Simon Communities of Ireland, Dr. Theresa Reidy, Political Scientist at UCC and Alison O'Connor, Columnist with The Irish Examiner.

Thursday 7th December

PESCO – Brexit – Fine Gael leap in Opinion Poll

Cormac was joined in studio by Richard Boyd Barrett, Solidarity-People Before Profit TD for Dun Laoghaire, Matt Carthy, Sinn Féin MEP for Midlands North West, Gay Mitchell, Former Fine Gael TD, MEP and Minister for European Affairs, Elaine Loughlin, Political Reporter with The Irish Examiner and Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Commentator.

Wednesday 6th December

Brexit – Public Services Retirement Age

Cormac was joined in studio by Kieran O'Donnell, Fine Gael Senator, Pádraig Ó Céidigh, Independent Senator, Cian O'Callaghan, Social Democrats Councillor for Dublin Bay North, Patricia MacBride, Lawyer & Political Commentator and Tony Foley, Lecturer in Economics, DCU.

Tuesday 5th December

Brexit

Cormac was joined on the line by Nelson McCausland, Former MLA for North Belfast, and in studio by Neale Richmond, Fine Gael Senator, Eamon O'Cuiv, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West, Niall Ó Donnghaile, Sinn Féin Senator, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist and Christina Finn, Political Reporter with thejournal.ie

Thursday 30th November

Disclosures Tribunal Report - Cabinet Appointments – Sinn Féin Resignation – Brexit

Cormac was joined in studio by Martin Conway, Fine Gael Senator, Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader, Stephen O'Byrnes, MKC Communications, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist and Eoin O'Murchú, Political Commentator.

Wednesday 29th November

Department of Justice - Homelessness - Trolley Watch

Cormac was joined in studio by Colm Brophy, Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, John Brassil, Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry, Louise O'Reilly, Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Fingal, Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Michael Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner.

Tuesday 28th November

Frances Fitzgerald resigns as Tánaiste

In a special broadcast from Kildare House Cormac was joined by two panels

Thursday 23rd November

Motion of No Confidence in Tánaiste

Cormac was joined from Leinster House by Michael Lehane and in studio by Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, James Lawless, Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare North, Lynn Boylan, Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin, Lise Hand, Columnist with The Times Ireland Edition & The Irish Examiner and Christina Finn, Political Reporter with thejournal.ie

Wednesday 22nd November

The Tánaiste & The McCabe Email – Rough Sleepers in Dublin

Cormac was joined in studio by Dara Calleary, Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael Senator, Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Féin Senator, Alan Dukes, Former Leader of the Fine Gael Party and Niamh Lyons, Political Editor for The Ireland Edition of The Times.

Tuesday 21st November

The McCabe Email – Rural Crime

Cormac was joined in studio by Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fáil TD for Clare, Carol Nolan, Sinn Fein TD for Offaly, Aoife O'Leary, Criminal Law Barrister, Harry McGee, Political Correspondent for The Irish Times and Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post.

Thursday 16th November

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis – Twitter Abuse – Homelessness - Brexit

Justin was joined in studio by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD for Meath East, Donnchadh O'Laoghaire, Sinn Féin TD for Cork South-Central, Patricia MacBride, Lawyer & Political Commentator and Alison O'Connor, Columnist with The Irish Examiner.

Wednesday 15th November

Homelessness Comments - Housing - Cost of GP Visits – Whistleblowers

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, Dr. Michael Harty, Independent TD for Clare, Aodhán O'Ríordáin, Labour Party Senator, Frank Quinn, Lecturer at Blackrock Further Education Institute and Christina Finn, Political Reporter with thejournal.ie

Thursday 9th November

John Halligan WRC Ruling – Fine Gael National Conference - Brexit

Cormac was joined in studio by Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry & Horticulture, David Cullinane, Sinn Fein TD for Waterford, Deirdre Kingston, Labour Councillor for Blackrock, Cathy Maguire, Barrister and Chair of the Employment BAR Association and Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times.

Wednesday 8th November

Brexit - Water Services Bill - Shamrock Poppy

Cormac was joined in studio by Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick County, Brid Smith, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dublin South–Central, Frank Feighan, Fine Gael Senator, Denis MacShane, Former UK Labour Minister and Derek Mooney, Public Affairs Consultant & Former Fianna Fáil Government Adviser.

Tuesday 7th November

Offshore Tax – NCT-style checks for Rental Accommodation

Cormac was joined in studio by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare , Sean Fleming, Fianna Fáil TD for Laois, Kathleen Funchion, Sinn Féin TD for Carlow - Kilkenny, Sorley McCaughey, Head of Policy and Advocacy at Christian Aid Ireland and Pat Leahy, Political Editor with The Irish Times.

Thursday 2nd November

Garda Checkpoints – President Trump’s First Year – Catalonia

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, Gary Gannon, Social Democrats Councillor for Dublin's North Inner City, Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer in NUI Galway, Seth Barrett Tillman, Lecturer at the Department of Law, Maynooth University and Patricia MacBride, Political Commentator.

Wednesday 1st November

Northern Talks - Gender Pay Gap

Cormac was joined in studio by Peadar Toibin, Sinn Fein TD for Meath West, Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Fianna Fáil Senator, Ivana Bacik, Labour Senator, Orla O'Connor, Director of the National Women's Council and Kara McGann, Senior Labour Market Policy Executive at Ibec.

Tuesday 31st October

New York Terror Attack - Irish Rail Strike – The Gig Economy

Cormac was joined in studio by Ged Nash, Labour Senator, Barry Ward, Fine Gael Councillor, Adrian Cummins, CEO, Restaurants Association of Ireland, James Doorley, Deputy Director, National Youth Council and Niamh Lyons, Political Editor, The Ireland Edition of The Times, and on the phone by Greg Ennis, SIPTU and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times.

Thursday 26th October

Homelessness - Tracker Mortgage Scandal – ESRI Health Report

Cormac was joined in studio by Jackie Cahill, Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary, Martin Conway, Fine Gael Senator, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist, Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser & Eoin O'Murchú, Political Commentator, and on the phone by Roughan McNamara of Focus Ireland & Niall Kiernan, Solicitor at Lawlor Partners Solicitors.

Wednesday 25th October

Tracker Mortgage Scandal – Northern Ireland Executive – Irish Rail

Cormac was joined in studio by Joan Burton, Former Labour Party Leader, Carol Nolan, Sinn Fein TD for Offaly, Colm Burke, Fine Gael Senator, Karl Deeter, Financial Adviser & Analyst at Irish Mortgage Brokers and Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times.

Tuesday 24th October

Dáil Midterm Break - Tracker Mortgages Scandal – Taoiseach in Paris - ASTI Reject Public Pay Deal

Cormac was joined in studio by Noel Rock, Fine Gael TD for Dublin North-West, Marc MacSharry, Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo - Leitrim, Richard Boyd Barrett, Solidarity-People Before Profit TD for Dun Laoghaire, Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post and Christina Finn Political Reporter with thejournal.ie

Thursday 19th October

Tracker Mortgage Scandal - Catalonia – Brexit

Cormac was joined in studio by Neale Richmond, Fine Gael Senator, Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Fein Senator, Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader, Mary Minihan, Political Reporter with The Irish Times and Prof. John O Brennan, Centre for European and Eurasian Studies in Maynooth University.

Wednesday 18th October

Pensions Inequality – Tracker Mortgage Scandal – Stormont

Cormac was joined in studio by Mary Butler, Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford, John Brady, Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow, John Downing, Political Correspondent with The Irish Independent and Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent with The Irish Times.

Tuesday 17th October

The State's Response to Ophelia - Climate Change – Tracker Mortgage Scandal

Cormac was joined in studio by Sean Kyne, Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party, Pat O'Toole, News Correspondent with The Irish Farmer's Journal and Christina Finn, Political Reporter for thejournal.ie

Thursday 12th October

The Budget - Brexit - Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis - Ibrahim Halawa / Egyptian ambassador to Ireland

Cormac was joined by Robert Troy, Fianna Fail TD for Longford & Westmeath, Joe O'Reilly, Fine Gael Senator, Andrew Montague, Labour Councillor, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist & Public Affairs Consultant and Philip Ryan, Political Correspondent with The Sunday Independent.

Wednesday 11th October

The Budget - Tax - Strategic Communications Unit -Preparations for Brexit

Cormac was joined in studio by Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Kathleen Funchion, Sinn Féin TD for Carlow & Kilkenny, Jack O'Connor, SIPTU President, Neil McDonnell, Chief Executive of The Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association and Elaine Loughlin, Political Reporter with The Irish Examiner.

Tuesday 10th October

Budget Special

Cormac was joined by guests in Buswells Hotel, Dublin for a Budget 2018 Special.

Thursday 5th October

Opinion Polls – The Budget – The Death of Liam Cosgrave

Cormac was joined in studio by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Brid Smith, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dublin South–Central, Gary Gannon, Social Democrats Councillor, Lise Hand, Columnist with The Times Ireland Edition & The Irish Examiner and Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times.

Wednesday 4th October

The Death of Liam Cosgrave - Apple Tax Bill – Theresa May’s Speech

Cormac was joined on the line by Former Taoiseach John Bruton, Brian Hayes, FG MEP, Dr. Maurice Manning, Former FG TD and James Kirkup of The Spectator and in studio by Noel Rock, FG TD, Rose Conway-Walsh, SF Senator, Kevin Humphreys, Labour Senator, Gerald Flynn, Align Management Solutions and Alison O'Connor of The Irish Examiner.

Tuesday 3rd October

Catalonia - The Budget - House Building Figures

Cormac was joined in studio by Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD for Meath-East, Jan O'Sullivan, Labour TD for Limerick City, Eoin O'Broin, Sinn Fein TD for Dublin Mid-West, Kieran O’Donnell, Fine Gael Senator and Pat Leahy, Political Editor with The Irish Times.

Thursday 28th September

Policing – Dáil Exchanges - EU Integration / Brexit - Presidential Election

John was joined in studio by Gay Mitchell Former Fine Gael TD, MEP and Minister for European Affairs, Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Fianna Fáil Senator, Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Féin Senator, Cian O'Callaghan, Social Democrats Councillor for Dublin Bay North and Christina Finn, Political Correspondent with thejournal.ie

Wednesday 27th September

Irish Rail - Gardaí – Housing - Trump's Tax Plan

Cormac was joined on the line by Dermot O'Leary,General Secretary of the NBRU, and in studio by Sean Sherlock, Labour TD for Cork-East, Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, LIS Martin Conway, Fine Gael Senator, Elaine Loughlin, Political Reporter with The Irish Examiner and John O'Brien, Retired Detective Chief.

Tuesday 26th September

Local Property Tax – European Integration – Referendums

Cormac was joined in studio by Colm Brophy, Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party, Lynn Boylan, Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin, Charlie O'Connor, Fianna Fail Councillor for South Dublin County Council and Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist.

Thursday 21st September

Brexit - Leo Varadkar's first 100 days as Taoiseach - Possible Coalitions - The Next Presidential Election

Cormac was joined in studio by David Cullinane, Sinn Féin TD for Waterford, Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP, Gerard Craughwell, Independent Senator, Ged Nash, Labour Senator and Niamh Lyons, Political Editor of The Ireland Edition of The Times.

Wednesday 20th September

Jobstown Protest - The Dáil Resumes – Housing – The Budget – Rural Ireland

Cormac was joined in studio by Alan Farrell, FG TD for Dublin Fingal, John Lahart, FF TD for Dublin South-West, Brid Smith, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dublin South–Central, Roisin Shortall, Social Democrats TD for Dublin North-West, Pat O'Toole, Irish Farmer's Journal and Michael O'Regan, The Irish Times, and on the line by Deputy Paul Murphy.

Tuesday 19th September

The Dáil Resumes - Housing – The Gardaí– The Budget

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, Mary Butler, Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford, Donnchadh O'Laoghaire, Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Mary Minihan, Political Reporter with The Irish Times and Philip Ryan, Political Correspondent with The Sunday Independent.

Thursday 29th June

Sport & Politics Special from the GAA Museum

In our last programme of the season we have a special show on Sports & Politics Live from the GAA Museum in Croke Park! Justin was joined by Jarlath Burns, Cormac Moore, Dr. Katie Liston, Dr. Dónal McAnallen, Seán Kelly, Mark Reynolds and Michael Clifford

Wednesday 28th June

National Economic Dialogue – Waste Charges – Northern Ireland Power-sharing Talks

Justin was joined in studio by Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP, David Cullinane, Sinn Fein TD for Waterford, Richard Boyd Barrett, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dun Laoghaire, Tony Foley, Lecturer in Economics at DCU and Niamh Lyons, Political Editor with The Ireland Edition of The Times.

Tuesday 27th June

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill – Constituency Commission – The HSE - Trump

Justin was joined in studio by Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, John Lahart, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South-West, Jonathan O'Brien, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, Catherine Ghent, Solicitor and Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist, and on the line by Daniel McConnell from The Irish Examiner.

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.

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