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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.

Tuesday 31st May

Irish Water - Organised Crime - Donald Trump

Cormac was joined by John Brassil, FF TD for Kerry, Colm Brophy, FG TD for Dublin South-West, Bríd Smith, AAA-PBP TD for Dublin South Central, Gerard O' Regan, Columnist with The Irish Independent, John Lonergan, Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, Lynn Boylan SF MEP for Dublin and Gary Fitzgerald, Director of the Irish Centre for European Law.

Thursday 26th May

Meeting Between Garda Commissioner and Policing Authority - New allegations of malpractice in Leitrim

Cormac was joined by Maureen O'Sullivan, Independent TD Dublin Central, Aodhán O'Ríordáin, Labour Senator Dublin Bay North, John O'Brien, Police and Security Specialist, Noeline Blackwell, Chief Executive Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Political Commentator John Drennan.

Wednesday 25th May

O'Higgins Report - Crime - Irish Water

Cormac was joined by Former Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern, Peter Burke, Fianna Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin, Eoghan O'Neachtain, Director of Public Affairs at Heneghan PR and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor The Irish Examiner.

Tuesday 24th May

Gangland Crime & Garda Resources

Cormac was joined by Shane Cassells, Fianna Fáil TD Meath West, Sean Canney, Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief, Kathleen Funchion, Senior Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Gary Gannon, Councillor for Dublin's North Inner City, Crime Journalist and Author Paul Williams and Political Commentator Eoin O'Murchu.

Thursday 19th May

Junior Ministers - Labour Leadership - Continuing fall-out of O'Higgins Report - Security

Cormac was joined by Ray Kavanagh, Former General Secretary of the Labour Party, Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Commentator, Sadhbh McCarthy, Societal Security Specialist Maynooth University, Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst and Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent The Irish Times.

Wednesday 18th May

Mortgage Interest Rates - O'Higgins Report - Michael Fitzmaurice leaves Independent Alliance - Arts Funding

Cormac was joined by Thomas Byrne, FF Meath East, Richie Culhane, FG Louth, Gerard Howlin, The Irish Examiner, Niamh Lyons, Times Ireland, Ken Murphy, Director General Law Society of Ireland, Jim Power, Economist and Michael Fitzmaurice formerly of The Independent Alliance.

Tuesday 17th May

Fall-Out of O'Higgins Report - Garda Pay - LUAS - Mortgage Rates - Dublin-Monaghan Bombings

Cormac was joined by Noel Rock, FG TD for Dublin North-West, Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Féin TD for Limerick City, John O'Brien, Police and Security Specialist, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist and Cormac Lucey, columnist with The Sunday Times and The Times Ireland.

Thursday 12th May

Water - O'Higgins Report - Donald Trump

John Murray was joined by Michael Clifford, Examiner Columnist, Christina Finn, Political Correspondent, thejournal.ie, Eoin O'Broin, Sinn Féin TD Dublin Mid-West, John Devitt, Chief Executive Transparency International Ireland, Elaine Byrne, Academic and Author and on the phone by John Nichols of The Nation.

Wednesday 11th May

O'Higgins Report-Programme For Government-Labour Leadership-Housing-Water

John Murray was joined by Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys, Outgoing Minister of State with responsibilty for Employment, Community and Social Support, Bernard Durkan, FG TD for Kildare North, Mick Barry, AAA PBP TD Cork North Central, Claire McGing, Political Geographer NUI Maynooth and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor of The Irish Examiner.

Tuesday 10th May

Joan Burton Steps Down as Labour Leader - Rent Costs - Racists Attack

John Murray was joined by Jim O'Callaghan, Fianna Fáil Dublin Bay South, Louise O'Reilly, Sinn Féin Dublin Fingal, Ray Kavanagh, Former General Secretary of The Labour Party, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent of The Irish Times and Ian Guider, Markets Editor of The Sunday Business Post.

Thursday 5th May

Government Formation - Rural Ireland

Guests tonight were Fiona O'Loughlin, Kildare South FF TD, Catherine Martin, Green Party TD Dublin Rathdown, Sheila Reilly, Editor Longford Leader, Niall O'Connor, Political Correspondent INM, Terry Prone, The Communications Clinic, Tony Foley, DCU, Juno McEnroe of The Irish Examiner and Independent TD's Sean Canney and Michael Collins.

Wednesday 4th May

Government Formation - Irish Water - U.S Presidential Election

John Murray was joined by Jack Chambers, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin West, Richard Boyd-Barrett, AAA-PBP TD for Dun Laoghaire, Martina Devlin, Writer and Irish Independent Columnist, Jane Suiter, Political Scientist at DCU and Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent with The Sunday Business Post.

Tuesday 3rd May

Formation of the New Government - Housing Committee

Cormac was joined by Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, Fergus O'Dowd, FG TD Louth, Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Féin TD Limerick City, David Hall, Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation and John Lee, Political Editor Irish Mail on Sunday.

Thursday 28th April

Leo Varadkar's Comments-New National Children's Hospital-Cancer Waiting Lists

Cormac was joined by Timmy Dooley FF TD for Clare, Catherine Byrne FG TD Dublin South Central, Professor Anthony Staines, School of Nursing DCU, Professor John Crown Consultant Oncologist and Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer NUIG and Political Columnist.

Wednesday 27th April

Water Charges - LUAS Strike

Cormac was joined by Fiona O'Loughlin, Fianna Fáil KIldare South, Pat Breen, Fine Gael Clare, Joanna Tuffy, Labour Dublin Mid-West, Martin Kenny, Sinn Féin Sligo-Leitrim, Ger Colleran, Daily Star and Owen Reidy, SIPTU Divisional Organiser.

Tuesday 26th April

Role of Independents in Government Formation - Day 60

Cormac was joined by Conor Lenihan, Former TD Dublin South-West, Denis Naughten, Independent TD Roscommon-Galway, Finian McGrath, Independent TD Dublin Bay North, Jim Power, Economist, Christina Finn, Political Correspondent thejournal.ie and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor The Irish Examiner.

Thursday 21st April

Government Formation-Brexit-Migrant Crisis

John Murray was joined by Gemma Hussey, Former Minister For Education, Paddy Duffy, Former Special Adviser to Bertie Ahern, Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent The Sunday Business Post, Juno McEnroe, Political Correspondent The Irish Examiner and Valerie Cox, Former RTE Reporter, Journalist and Broadcaster.

Wednesday 20th April

54 Days since The General Election

John Murray was joined by Eamon Ryan, Leader of The Green Party, Mattie McGrath, Independent TD for Tipperary, Ken Murphy, Director General of The Law Library, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent The Irish Times, Claire McGing, Political Geographer NUI Maynooth and Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer NUIG.

Tuesday 19th April

The Formation of the Next Government

John Murray was joined by John Lahart, FF Dublin South West, Noel Rock, FG Dublin North West, Bríd Smith, AAA-PBP Dublin South Central, Professor Gary Murphy, Political Scientist DCU, Ray Kavanagh, Former General Secretary of The Labour Party and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor The Irish Examiner.

Thursday 14th April

When will we have a Government?

Cormac was joined by Thomas Byrne, FF Meath East, Alan Farrell, FG Dublin Fingal, Paul Murphy, AAA-PBP Dublin South West, Niamh Lyons, The Times Ireland and Stephen O'Byrnes, MKC Consultants.

Wednesday 13th April

John Halligan Leaves Talks - Government Formation

Cormac was joined by Former Fine Gael Leader Alan Dukes, Former Labour Leader Pat Rabbitte, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent The Irish Times, Political Commentator John Drennan,Irish Times Columnist Noel Whelan, Colette Browne of The Irish Independent and Independent TD's Mattie McGrath, Seán Canney and Maureen O'Sullivan.

Tuesday 12th April

Garda and Luas Pay Disputes - Government Formation

Cormac was joined by Louise O'Reilly, Sinn Féin Dublin Fingal, John O'Brien, Retired Detective Chief Superintendent and Security Specialist, Gavin Duffy, Businessman and TV's 'Dragon's Den', Tommy Broughan, Independent TD Dublin Bay North, Gerald Flynn, Align Management Solutions and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor Irish Examiner.

Thursday 7th April

Fianna Fáil reject Fine Gael Proposal

Cormac was joined by James Lawless, FF TD Kildare North, Fergus O'Dowd, FG TD Louth, Eoin O'Broin, Sinn Féin TD Dublin Mid West, Brendan Ogle of UNITE, Adrian Kavanagh of NUI Maynooth, Hugh O'Connell, Political Editor thejournal.ie, Katie Hannon RTE and Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD.

Wednesday 6th April

Formation of New Government

Cormac was joined by Bernard Durkan FG, Lisa Chambers FF, Sean Canney, Independent Alliance, Cormac Lucey, Economics Commentator The Sunday Times, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent of The Irish Times with Daniel McConnell of The Irish Examiner and Independent TD's Dennis Naughten and Michael Healy-Rae.

Tuesday 5th April

Irish Water - Panama Papers - Dáil Preview

Cormac was joined by Patrick O’Donovan, FG TD for Limerick County, Martin Kenny, SF TD for Sligo-Leitrim, Annemarie McNally, Press Officer for The Social Democrats, Peter Brown, Founder and Head Lecturer of The Institute of Investing & Financial Trading and Michael Clifford of The Irish Examiner.

Thursday 24th March

LUAS Talks - Security after Brussels Attacks - New Government

Cormac was joined by Owen Reidy, SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Brendan Keenan, Irish Independent Columnist, Ursula Tipp, Tipp McKnight Solicitors, John O'Brien, Police and Security Specialist, Frank Reidy, Former Army Commandant, Sadhbh McCarthy, Maynooth University and Lynn Boylan Sinn Féin MEP.

Wednesday 23rd March

Ratoath Shooting - Brussels Attacks - New Government

Cormac was joined by Paul Reynolds, RTE Crime Correspondent, Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst, Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor at thejournal.ie, Darragh O'Brien, FF TD Dublin Fingal. Stephen O'Byrnes, Director of MKC Communications and Louise O'Reilly, Sinn Féin TD Dublin Fingal.

Tuesday 22nd March

Brussels Attacks - Formation of New Government - Housing

Cormac was joined by Dr. Tom Clonan, Security Analyst and Seanad Candidate, Mattie McGrath, Independent TD for Tipperary, Marc McSharry, FF TD Sligo-Leitrim, John Paul Phelan, FG TD Carlow-Kilkenny, Mick Barry, AAA-PBP TD Cork North Central, Claire McGing, Lecturer Maynooth University and Michael Healy-Rae, Independent TD for South Kerry.

Wednesday 16th March

Pay Demands - New Government - Dissidents

Cormac was joined in studio by Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst, Paul Sweeney, Former Chief Economist of ICTU, Gerry Flynn, Align Management Solutions, John Lee, Political Editor of the Mail On Sunday and Noel Rock, newly-elected Fianna Gael TD.

Tuesday 15th March

Housing and Homelessness in advance of new government formation

Cormac was joined by Father Peter McVerry of the McVerry Trust, Eoin O'Broin, Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Mid-West, Frank O'Rourke, Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare North, Michelle Murphy of Social Justice Ireland, Economist Jim Power and Fergus Finlay Chief Executive of Barnardo's.

Thursday 10th March

Election of Ceann Comhairle - Political Uncertainty & Business - Rural Ireland

Cormac was joined by Paul Murphy, AAA-PBP, James Browne, FF, Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent and Political Commentator John Downing.

Wednesday 9th March

New Government - Ceann Comhairle - Irish Water

Cormac was joined by John Lahart, FF, Dessie Ellis, SF, Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell, Public Relations Consultant Gerard Howlin and Stephen O'Brien of The Sunday Times.

Tuesday 8th March

New Government - Tax Relief - Housing

Cormac was joined in live studio by Niamh Randall, Dublin Simon Community, Eoin O'Broin, SF, Shane Cassells, FF, Hugh O'Connell of thejournal.ie, Commentator Eamon Delaney and on the phone by Diarmuid O'Flynn of Ballyhea-Charleville.

Thursday 3rd March

Water Charges - Government Formation - Shift to Left - Global Growth

John Murray was joined by Tony Foley, DCU Economist, Michael Taft, UNITE Economist, Dan McConnell, Irish Examiner Political Editor, John Brady, Sinn Féin Wicklow and Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil Meath East.

Wednesday 2nd March

Super Tuesday - Water Charges - Longford - Westmeath

Cormac was joined by Richard Boyd-Barrett, AAA-PBP, Niamh Lyons, Political Editor of Times Ireland, Jack Thompson, Clinton Institute UCD, Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer NUIG and Political Columnist, Tom Plank, Republicans Abroad, Sean Fleming FF and Shane McGowan on Longford-Westmeath.

Tuesday 1st March

The Irish Left - Capitalism - Migration - Brexit

Cormac was joined by Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent of The Irish Times, Economics Commentator Cormac Lucey, Rory Hearne, Senior Policy Analyst at TASC economic think-tank, Karen Devine, lecturer in International Relations, DCU and Political Historian and Author Niamh Puirseil.

Monday 29th February

Election 2016 - The New Government - The New Dáil - Political Reform

Cormac was joined by newly elected TD’s James Lawless (FF Kildare North) and Noel Rock (FG Dublin North West), Pearse Doherty of Sinn Fein (Donegal), Political Scientist David Farrell and Irish Independent Columnist Colette Brown.

Thursday 25th February

The Middle East - Guantanamo Bay - Super Tuesday - Apple vs FBI - Brexit and Scotland

Carole Coleman was joined by Vincent Durac, UCD, Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst, Diarmaid Fleming, Freelance Journalist, Nancy Hollander, Guantanamo Bay Lawyer, Angus McNeil, SNP and Caitriona Perry from the U.S.

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