The Late Debate

    Tuesday - Thursday, 10 -11pm


    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.

    Tuesday 8th April

    Organised Crime in Ireland

    Tonight Audrey is joined by Dave Connolly Community Activist, John Redmond labour Dublin City Council Finglas/Cabra, Padraig Mac Lochlainn Sinn Fein spokesperson on justice, equality and defence and John Mooney Security Correspondent with the Sunday Times to discuss organised crime in Ireland

    Thursday 3rd April

    The GAA's Deal with Sky TV

    The studio panel tonight are Michael O’ Keefe, Former Dublin Footballer and MD Pembroke Communications; Martin Breheny, Irish Independent; Dr Paul Rouse, UCD Historian; Sean Potts, Gaelic Players Association and on the phone by Liam Griffin, Former Wexford Hurling Manager, and Mícheál O Muircheartaigh, former broadcaster

    Tuesday 1st April

    Shattergate & The Legal Ramifications

    Tonights programme is presented by Cormac O’hEadhra and he is joined by Tom O’Malley, senior law lecturer and Barrister in NUIG, Patrick O’Donovan Fine Gael TD Limerick, Niall Collins Fianna Fail TD and Mick Clifford from the Irish Examiner to discuss the ongoing Garda Tape controversy.

    Thursday 27th March

    The Ongoing Fallout from the Garda Taping Scandal / Is Access to Government only for the Rich and Powerful?

    Tonight's panel: Mary Regan, Political Editor, Irish Examiner; Joanna Tuffy, Labour TD Dublin Mid-West; Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection; Frances Byrne, CEO, OPEN; Mary Rose Burke, Director, Business Representation, IBEC; and from Cork Dr Theresa Reidy, Lecturer in Government, UCC

    Wednesday 26th March

    Alan Shatter's Apology and the Impact of Taping Revelations on Legal System

    Tonight's panel in studio are: Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader and Sinn Fein TD for Dublin Central; Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin North and Member of Justice Committee; Michael Finucane, Solicitor; and Mark Kelly, Director, Irish Council for Civil Liberties

    Tuesday 25th March

    The Retirement of the Garda Commissioner

    Tonight's panel in studio to discuss today's announcement that Martin Callinan is to step down are Susan O’Keeffe, Labour Senator; Brian Sherry, Former Detective Inspector; Padraig McLochlainn, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence; and John Mooney, Security Correspondent with the Sunday Times;

    Thursday 20th March

    Will the Country’s Economic Recovery Leave Rural Ireland Behind?

    Tonight’s panel are: Andrew Doyle TD, Fine Gael, Wicklow; Mark Fielding, Chief Executive Officer, ISME; Aebhric McGibney, Policy and Communications Director, Dublin Chamber of Commerce; and from the Galway Studio, Padraig O’Ceidigh, Former CEO, Aer Arann.

    Wednesday 19th March

    Do Men Fare Badly in the Family Courts System?

    Tonight's panel are: John Byrne, psychotherapist and lecturer in child and social care practice at WIT Waterford; Sen. Rónán Mullen; Muriel Walls, Family Law Solicitor, John Waters, Irish Times and Mail on Sunday Columnist; and Róisín O’Shea, Irish Research Counsel Doctoral Scholar and Mediator

    Tuesday 18th March

    The Story of Padraig Schaler

    Padraig, a 23 year old Irishman had a cycling accident in the US last summer and is severely brain injured. His parents, Patricia O’Byrne and Reinhard Schaler, and a studio panel discuss the difficulty of getting ongoing care for such an injury in this country

    Thursday 13th March

    Irish Emigrants on Both Sides of the Atlantic

    Panel: Alan Hilliard, Chaplain in DIT, Joe O’Brien of Crosscare, Jennie McShannon from The Irish in Britain; Gerry McFlynn, UK Prison Chaplain; Siobhan Dennehy, Emerald Isle Immigration Centre; Pat Breen Fine Gael TD and 2 of the undocumented: Anne from Boston and Sue from Florida

    Wednesday 12th March

    Is Lobbying in Irish Politics Out of Control?

    John Devitt, Chief Executive, Transparency International; Regina Doherty TD, Fine Gael, Meath East; Stephen O’Byrnes, Owner and Director of MKC Communications; Fergus Finlay, Chief Executive, Barnardos.

    Tuesday 11th March

    Changes to the Junior Cert Examination

    In studio to discuss this topic are: Joanna Tuffy, Labour TD Dublin Mid-West; Brian Mooney, Guidance Counsellor and Asst Principal at Oatlands College, Dublin; Katherine Donnelly, Education Correspondent, Irish Independent; and from the Galway Studio, Pat King, General Secretary of ASTI

    Wednesday 5th March

    Do Parents have the Right to Know if There is a Sex Offender in Their Area?

    Tonight's panel are Denis Naughten, Reform Alliance TD, Roscommon-South Leitrim; Dearbhail McDonald, Associate Editor and Legal Editor, The Irish Independent; Ellen O’Malley Dunlop, CEO, The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre; and joining us by phone from London is Richard Garside, Director of Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

    Tuesday 4th March

    Is Bullying Still a Problem for LGBT Schoolchildren

    Tonight's studio panel is Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent, The Irish Times; Niall Callan, INTO LGBT Teachers' Group + Primary teacher; Michael Barron, Founding Director of BeLonG To; Lesley Fitzpatrick , Student; Patrick Dempsey, Student

    Thursday 27th February

    Colm O'Regan - Donations to Rehab

    Programme Comedian and Writer it looks to the people that donate to Rehab.

    Wednesday 26th February

    A discussion of Alan Shatters Statement to the Dail on the ongoing Garda whistle blowing and Are we on the verge of another property boom?

    This evening Audrey is joined by Pat Leahy Deputy Editor & Political Editor Sunday Business Post, Johnathon O’Brien Sinn Fein Cork North Central, Dominic Hannigan Labour, Meath East, Karl Deeter Irish Mortgage Brokers and and Dr. Mary Murphy Lecturer in Sociology NUI Maynooth

    Tuesday 25th February

    The ongoing whistle blowing controversy in the Gardaí

    Tonight Audrey is joined by Anne Ferris TD and Vice Chair of Oireachtas Justice, Defence & Equality Committee, Dara Calleary Fianna Fail TD Mayo, Jim Cusack Sunday Independent and Frank Buttimer Solicitor to discuss the ongoing whistle blowing controversy in the Gardaí.

    Thursday 20th February

    Radical Swiss Laws on Immigration and the Status of Racism in Ireland.

    Swiss voters narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries recently. Our panel discuss this issue and the issue of racism in Ireland, Pascal Donohue, Peter O’Loughlin, Dr Jean-Pierre Eyanga Ekumeloko & Dr Ronit Lentin.

    Tuesday 18th February

    GSOC Controversy

    John Devitt, chief executive of Transparency International Ireland. Alan Farrell Fine Gael TD in Dublin Fingal. Solicitor Michael Finucance & Senator Thomas Byrne of Fianna Fail speaks to Audrey about the latest in the GSOC controversy and the appointment of a high court judge to review all of the reports.

    Thursday 13th February

    Are libel laws stifling debate in Ireland

    Media Lawyer Andrea Martin, Labour Senator Susan O'Keeffe, Media Lawyer Paul Tweed & Ger Colleran editor of the Daily Star speak to Audrey about the libel laws in Ireland.

    Wednesday 12th February

    GSOC, The Gardai & The Minister.

    John Mooney, security correspondent with the Sunday Times Mark Kelly director of the Irish council for civil liberties, Michelle Mulherin Fine Gael TD for Mayo and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn Sinn Fein TD for Donegal North-East speak to Audrey about the latest in the GSOC scandal.

    Tuesday 11th February

    Banks and Personal Debt

    Audrey Carville is joined in studio by Brendan Burgess, Ross Maguire, Noeleen Blackwell and Joanna Tuffy to discuss Banks and Personal Debt.


    Audrey Carville is joined by Joanna Tuffy TD, Ross Maguire and Noeleen Blackwell to discuss the GSOC controversy.

    Thursday 6th February

    Colm O Regan - Radio Column - Who we are all currently turning a blind eye to?

    Colm O Regan has been wondering who we are all currently turning a blind eye to.

    Donal O'Herlihy - A grim reminder of some of the horrific case of abuse revealed over the past five years

    A grim reminder of some of the horrific case of abuse revealed over the past five years and the attempts by consecutive governments to fight the survivors every step of the way

    The People That The State Has Forgotten

    This evening Audrey is joind by Louise O Keeffe who won her case against the state in the European Court, Justine McCarthy Sunday Times columnist, Stephen O'Riordain Justice for Magdalenes & doc-maker, Alan Farrell Fine Gael TD and Ruadhan Mc Aodhain Barrister-at-law, adviser to Survivors of Symphysiotomy.

    Wednesday 5th February


    Audrey Carville discusses Pylons with Director of grid development with Eirgrid John Fitzgerald, Climatologist John Sweeney, Columnist Tom McGurk and Fine Gael TD for Offaly Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.

    Weather and Climate Change

    Audrey Carville discusses the weather and climate change with Climatologist John Sweeney, Columnist Tom McGurk and Fine Gael TD for Offaly Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.

    Tuesday 4th February

    Flooding in Cork and Can We Tax Our Way To Recovery

    Tonight Audrey is joined by RTÉs Justin Mc Carthy and John Creedon, John Minihan of Minihans Chemist and Pearse O Sullivan owner of The Bulman Bar Kinsale to give their eye witness accounts of tonight’s flooding in Cork. Audrey is then joined by Brian Hayes Junior Minister at the Department of Finance and Minister of State for Public Service Reform and the OPW, Pearse Doherty Sinn Fein spokesperson on finance, Moore McDowell UCD Economist and Jill Kirby Financial Journalist to discuss Can we Tax Our Way To Recovery

    Wednesday 29th January

    The Late Debate

    The Louise O'Keeffe Judgement and Patronage of Schools

    Tuesday 28th January

    Public Accounts Committee - Irish Water - Louise O Keeffe Ruling

    This evening Audrey is joined by Shane Ross Independent TD Member of PAC , Sean Barret Economist and Independent Senator, Patrick O Donovan Fine Gael TD for Limerick and member of the Oireachtas Transport & Communications Committee, Paul Anthony Mac Dermot Barrister and law lecturer UCD and Theresa Reidy lecturer in government, UCC.

    Thursday 23rd January

    The Gardaí at the Public Accounts Committee

    Tonight Audrey is joined by, Mary Lou Mc Donald Sinn Fein, Dublin Central & member of the Public Accounts Committee, John Mooney Security Correspondent Sunday Times, Richie Culhane retired Special Branch Garda & FG counciller in Drogheda and John Devitt Chief Executive, Irish section of the anti corruption organisation Transparency International.

    Wednesday 22nd January

    Rehab Scratch Cards and World Economic Forum

    Tonight Brian Dowling sits in for Audrey Carville and he is joined by Fergus Finlay CEO Barnardos, Jim Clerkin CEO Oxfam, Tony Foley Senior Lecturer DCU Business School, Ursula Tipp Founding Partner at Tipp McKnight Solicitor and he is joined on the phone by Louise Cooper Financial Commentator and Derek Scally Berlin Correspondent with the Irish Times

    Tuesday 21st January

    Industrial Relations in 2014

    This eveing Brian Dowling sits in for Audrey Carville. He is joined by Kieran Mulvey Labour Relations Commission Chief Executive, Paull Sweeney former Chief Economist with ICTU, Maeve Mc Elwee Head of IR/HR Operations, IBEC and RTÉ Industry and Employment Correspondent - to discuss industrial relations in 2014.

    Thursday 16th January

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    Tuesday 14th January

    The Late Debate Tues 14 Jan 2014

    Irish Water and Quangos

    Thursday 19th December

    Reducing Homelessness Caused by Drug Abuse

    Recorded in the Peter Mc Verry trust - Audrey is joined by Peter Mc Verry himself, Tony Geoghegan from Merchants Quay Ireland and Labour TD Ciara Conway and Dr. Paula Mayock from the Childrens Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin.

    Wednesday 18th December

    Health Service Plan

    The National Service Plan was published today, and Prof Michael O'Keeffe, medical journalist Priscillia Lynch, Monaghan GP Ilona Duffy & Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer to discuss the new plan with Audrey. We also get a weather update from Vincent O'Shea.

    Tuesday 17th December

    The Economic Plan

    This evening Audrey is joined by Susan O Keefe Labour Senator, Dara Calleary FF TD Mayo and spokesperson for JObs Enterprise and Innovation, Cormac Lucey to discuss the governments economic plan. The panel are then joined by Ellen O Malley Dunlop CEO Rape Crisis Centre, Kitty Holland social affairs correspondent with the Irish Times and Mary Collins Policy Officer, Socio - economic Policies European Womens Lobby, to discuss Violance against women

    Thursday 12th December

    A Year of Challanges for the Gardaí

    This evening Audrey is joined by John Mooney Crime Correspondent for the Star on Sunday, Michael Finucane Solicitor & Human Rights Activist and Chair of Law Society Human Rights Committee, Damian Mc Carthy from the Garda Representative Association and Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Justice Committee. They discuss how challenging the past year has been for An Garda Siochana.

    Tuesday 10th December

    Retailers and the Recovery

    This evening Audrey is joined by Karl Deeter Irish Mortgage Brokers and, Sean Murphy Chambers Ireland, David Brennan CEO of Dublin City Business Association and Galway West Fine Gael TD Sean Kyne, to discuss the retail industry - is it bonanza time in the run up to Christmas or are people still not spending whatever money they have on the high street? They also will discuss upward only rent reviews as well as the provision of Credit to traders who want to expand or just pay their bills.

    Thursday 5th December

    The Passing of Nelson Mandela

    This evenings programme pays tribute to Nelson Mandela who sadly passed away this evening in his Johannesburg home aged 95.

    Wednesday 4th December

    Women and the Criminal Justice System

    This evening Audrey is joined by Ivana Bacik Labour Senator & Reid professor of criminal law Trinity College, Áine Morris PRO of Probation Officers with IMPACT, Dearbhail McDonald Legal Affairs Editor, Irish Independent and Liam Herrick Executive Director of the Penal Reform Trust

    Tuesday 3rd December

    The Implications of the Smithwick Tribunal and The CRC Top Ups

    This evening Audrey is joined by, Shane Ross Independent TD, Deirdre Garvey CEO The Wheel, Martin Naughton, Snr Officer - Disability Federation of Ireland, Sean Fleming Fianne Fail TD, Richard Dowling North Eastern Correspondent, John Mooney Security Correspondent Sunday Times, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn SF TD.

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