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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.

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.

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