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    Thursday 16th April

    Supreme Court Decision on Rules of Evidence, Gender Quotas and UK Elections

    Keelin was joined by John Lee, Political Editor of The Irish Mail on Sunday. Claire McGing, Department of Political Geoghraphy at NUI Maynooth. Victoria White, Columnist and Activist. Eamon Delaney, Author and Journalist. Ken Murphy, Director General of The Law Society.

    Wednesday 15th April

    House Repossessions, Reforms To Asylum System, Update on Search For Missing Person Karen Buckley

    We first spoke to Sinead Hussey, RTÉ Reporter in Glasgow. Our studio panel was Niall O'Connor, Political Correspondent with The Irish Independent. Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD for Wicklow. Brendan Burgess, Consumer Advocate. Fr Sean Healy, Director of Social Justice Ireland and Arthur Spring, Labour TD for Kerry North West Limerick.

    Tuesday 14th April

    Crime Statistics, Dail Privilege, Seanad Reform

    Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD and Member of Oireactas Justice Committee. Niall Collins, Fianna Fail Justice Spokesperson. Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner. Elaine Byrne, Academic and member of Seanad Reform Group. Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, Sinn Fein Senator.

    Thursday 2nd April

    Iran Nuclear Deal, Discussion on Faith at Easter Time, UK Election Debate

    Carole was joined by Fawez Gerges, London School of Economics. Caitriona Perry, RTÉ's Washington Correspondent. Fr Michael Cusack, Redemptorist in Dundalk. Lisel Reimer, Missionary with EMCC World Partners. Martina Devlin, Author and Jounralist and Angela Hanley, Author and Theologian. Colleen Mulpeter, Student and Member of St.Joseph's Church.

    Wednesday 1st April

    1916 Proclamation, Pardon of Harry Gleeson for murder of Moll McCarthy

    Fianna Fail Senator Mark Daly. Conor Mulvagh, Lecturer in Irish History UCD. Catherine Ghent, Family and Child Law Expert. Tony Foley, Economist DCU Business School. Sean Delaney, Justice for Harry Gleeson. Tertius Van Eeden, Irish Innocence Project and Professor Briona Nic Dhiarmada, Department of Irish Language in Notre Dame.

    Tuesday 31st March

    Mick Wallace Speaking In The Dail, Whistleblowers, Fennelly Report, State of Political Parties and UK Elections

    Keelin was joined by Seán Kyne, Fine Gael TD for Galway West.Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fail spokesperson on Education. Professor Gary Murphy, Department of Law and Government at DCU. Hugh O'Connell, Political Editor of The Journal. Dr Vicky Conway,Lecturer in Law at the university of Kent and Michael Crick,Political Correspondent with Channel 4.

    Thursday 26th March

    Party Polls, Fortunes of Independents, Northern Ireland Election, US Politics

    Carole was joined by Hugh O'Connell, Political Editor of The Journal. John Paul Phelan, Fine Gael TD for Carlow Kilkenny. Eoin O'Broin, Sinn Fein Councillor and Strategist. Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim and Theresa Reidy, Lecturer in Government at UCC. Eamon Mallie, Journalist and Journalist John Nicols.

    Wednesday 25th March

    British General Election, UK Exit From Eurozone, SNP Surge In Scotland

    Carole was joined by Daragh O'Brien, Fianna Fail Senator. John McGrane, Vice President of The British Irish Chamber of Commerce. Dan O'Brien, Chief Economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs. Jane Suiter, Political Scientist at DCU. We also spoke to Scott MacNab, Political Correspondent of The Scotsman and RTÉ's London Correspondent Fiona Mitchell.

    Tuesday 24th March

    Water Charges, ISIS Under Severe Pressure and Reducing Eligible Age Of Presidential Candidates

    Carole was joined by Derek Nolan, Labour TD for Galway West. Richard Boyd Barrett, People Before Profit TD. Brian Stanley, Sinn Fein TD for Laois Offally. Karen Devine, Lecturer in International Relations at DCU and John Lee, Irish Mail on Sunday.

    Thursday 19th March

    Israel Election, St Patrick's Day, Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

    Carole Coleman was joined by Larry Donnelly, Law Lecture in NUIG. Professor Ben Tonra, Politics and IR UCD. Pierce O'Reilly, CEO of Irish TV. Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor with The Journal.ie and Mary Fitzgerald, Journalist and Analyst.

    Wednesday 18th March

    House Repossessions, Personal Insolvency Bill, Frankfurt Riots and Attacks in Tunisia

    Keelin was joined by Paul Murphy, Irish Socialist Party TD. Jerry Beades, The New Land League. Cormac Lucey, Financial Analyst. Noeleen Blackwell, Director of FLAC. Brendan Burgess, Consumer Advocate AskAboutMoney.Com and Charlie Winter, Research Officer with The Quilliam Foundation.

    Thursday 12th March

    Sinn Féin Handling of Abuse Allegations, Banking Inquiry, Look Ahead To Saint Patricks Day

    Keelin was joined by Dr Elaine Bynre, Columnist with The Sunday Business Post. Eamon Delaney, Author and Former Diplomat. Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent with The Times. Eoin Ó Murchu, Republican Commentator. Fr Joe McDonald, Parish Priest At St Matthews Ballyfermot and RTÉ's Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry.

    Wednesday 11th March

    Political Attitudes To Sex Abuse, BBC Spotlight Programme, Stormont Logjam

    Keelin was joined by Regina Doherty, Fine Gael TD for Meath East. Jonathan O'Brien, Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central. Denis Naughten, Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim. Cliona Sadlier, Executive Director of The Rape Crisis Network Ireland. Niamh Lyons, Political Correspondent with The Irish Daily Mail and Journalist Eamonn Mallie.

    Tuesday 10th March

    Emigration, the Diaspora, Ibrahimi Halawi, the Government's 4-Year Anniversary

    In studio are Professor Alan Barrett of the ESRI; Marie Claire McAleer of the National Youth Council of Ireland; Senator Mark Daly, FF Spokesman on the Diaspora; Hugh O'Connell, Political Editor, The Journal; Bernard Durkan, FG TD, Deputy Chair Oireachtais Foreign Affairs Committee. On the phone were Jennie McShannon CEO of The Irish in Britain and Liam Doran of the INMO

    Thursday 5th March

    International Women's Day, AIB Profitable Again, British General Election

    Keelin was joined by Carol Hunt, Sunday Independent Columnist. Olivia Mitchell, Fine Gael TD. Ivana Bacik, Labour Senator. Claire McGing, Lecturer in Political Geography NUI Maynooth. Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fail Vice President.

    Tuesday 3rd March

    Political Alliance Of The Left, House Repossessions.

    Keelin was joined by Ray Kavanagh, Former General Secretary for The Labour Party.Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim. Eoin O Broinn, Sinn Féin Economics adviser to Sinn Féin. Mary Minihan, The Irish Times. Rory Hearne, Lecturer in Political and Economic Geography at NUI Maynooth. Michael Daly, Editor of The Donegal Democrat.

    Thursday 26th February

    Fianna Fail Gerneral Election Candidates, Michael D Higgins Speech, Protests, School Admissions

    John Lee, Irish Mail On Sunday. Victoria White, Columnist with The Irish Examiner. Eoin ÓMurchú, Former Communist Republican Journalist. Cllr Jack Chambers, Fianna Fail Councillor and General Election 2016 Candidate.

    Wednesday 25th February

    Crime in Border Areas, Garda Bill, CSO Job Figures

    Keelin was joined by Joe O'Reilly, Fine Gael TD for Cavan Monaghan. Padraig Mac Lochlainn, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice and Equality. Niall Collins, Fianna Fail spokesperson on Justice and Equality. John Mooney, Crime Correspondent with The Sunday Times and Cllr Jack Chamber.

    Tuesday 24th February

    Economic Inequality in Irish Society, Aer Lingus Offer

    Keelin was joined by Nat O'Connor, Director of TASC. Robert Dowds, Labour Party TD for Dublin Mid-West. Eoin O Broin, Sinn Féin Councillor for South Dublin County Council. Dr Mary Murphy,Lecturer in Irish Politics & Society NUI Maynooth.Dan O'Brien, Chief Economist Institute of International and European Affairs. Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent with The Irish Times.

    Thursday 19th February

    Convictions of Water Protesters, Enda Kenny Interview, Greek Debt Plan

    Keelin was joined by Gerard Howlin, Former Advisor to Berti Ahern.Mick Clifford,Special Correspondent with The Examiner.Karen Devine, Lecturer in International Relations at DCU and Katie Hannon, RTÉ Political Reporter. We also spoke to Michael O'Brien, Socialist Party Councillor for Dublin City Council and Suzanne Lynch,European Correspondent with The Irish Times.

    Wednesday 18th February

    State of The Political Parties and Greece Troubles in Europe

    Keelin was joined by Lorraine Higgins, Labour Senator for Galway East. Sean O'Fraighail, Fianna Fail Whip and TD for South Dublin. Michéal Lehane, RTÉ Political Staff. Pearse Doherty, Finance Spokesperson for Sinn Fein and Teresa Reidy, Lecturer Department of Government at University College Cork.

    Tuesday 17th February

    Children and Family Relationships Bill and Tobacco Wars

    On tonight's show, Keelin is joined in studio by Deputy Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy, Senator Averil Power, David Quinn from the Iona Institute, Keith Mills from Mothers and Fathers Matter, Niall O' Connor, Political Correspondent for INM and Beatrice Cronin, Legal Officer at Treoir.

    Wednesday 11th February

    1916 Commemorations, ESRI at Banking Inquiry, Greece Talks

    Keelin was joined by Arthur Spring, Labour TD for Kerry North and Limerick West. Peadar Toibin, Sinn Fein TD for Meath West, Alison O'Connor, Columnist with The Irish Examiner, Cormac Lucey, Financial Analyst former advisor to Michael McDowell. Kieran Allen, Department of Sociology UCD.

    Tuesday 10th February

    Fatal Foetal Abnormality Bill, Political Policing, Direct Provision

    Keelin was joined in studio by Joanna Tuffy, Labour Party TD. Niall Collins, Fianna Fail spokesperson on Justice. Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice. Pat Leahy, Deputy Editor of The Sunday Business Post and on the line by Liz Mc Dermot of One More Day, Arlette Lyons and Gerry Edwards of Termination for Medical Reasons.

    Thursday 5th February

    Irish Water Subvention, Ukraine Peace Talks, Greek Debt, Islamic State

    Carole was joined by Karen Devine, Lecture in International Relations at DCU. Peter Murtagh, Reporter with The Irish Times. Johnny Fallon, Political Commentator and Author. Larry Donnelly, Law Lecture in NUIG. Rory Hearne, Lecturer in Political and Economic Geography NUI Maynooth.

    Wednesday 4th February

    ECB and Greek Debt Deal, Unemployment Figures, Gender Quotas

    Carole was joined by Stephen Kinsella, Senior Lecturer in Economics at University of Limerick. Aine Collins, Fine Gael Member of Joint Committee on Jobs. Peadar Toibin, Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Enterprise. Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD. Claire Mc Ging, NUI Maynooth and Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner.

    Tuesday 3rd February

    Shatters Legal Letters, Ceann Comhairle Apology, Dail Speaking Time, Debt Conference

    Carole Coleman was joined by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North. Catherine Murphy, Independent TD for Kildare North. Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fail TD for Donegal North East and Fiach Kelly, Irish Times POlitical Correspondent.

    Thursday 29th January

    Public Appointments, Saturday's Water Protests, Sunday Super Bowl

    Cormac was joined by Elaine Byrne, Academic and Columnist with The Sunday Post. Gerard Howlin, Columnist with The Irish Examiner. Ciaran Mac An Bhaird, Lecturer in Fiontar at Dublin City University. Eoin Ronayne, General Secretary of the CPSU and by RTÉ's Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry.

    Wednesday 28th January

    Dail Walkout, Water Deadline Looming, AerLingus Offer

    Cormac was joined by Eoghan Murphy, Fine Gael TD for Dublin South East. Timmy Dolley, Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Transport. Peter Matthews, Independent TD for Dublin South. Eamon Ryan, Former Minister for Communications and Niamh Lyons, Political Correspondent with The Daily Mail.

    Tuesday 27th January

    Water Protests, Aftermath of the Greek Election, Sale of Aer Lingus and Mortgage Rules

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD. Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, Independent Senator. Deputy Joanna Tuffy, Labour Party T.D and Deputy Pearse Doherty, Sinn Fein TD.

    Thursday 22nd January

    Irish Water, Marriage Referendum, Teachers Strike and CSO Poverty Statistics

    Cormac was joined by Alison O'Connor, Columnist with the Irish Examiner. Father Joe McDonald, Priest at Saint Matthews in Ballyfermot. Keith Mills, Blogger and Senator Gerard Craughwell, Independent Senator. Our Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry joined us later in the programme.

    Wednesday 21st January

    Wording Of Marriage Equality Referendum, Penalty Poins Report

    Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Minister of State Department of Justice and Equality. Dara Calleary, Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo. Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Sinn Féin TD for Donegal North-East and Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner.

    Tuesday 20th January

    Lead in Water, Issues On Political Doorsteps

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Denis Naughten, Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim. John Halligan, Independent TD for Waterford. John Downing, The Irish Independent and Áine Collins, Fine Gael TD for Cork.

    Thursday 15th January

    Today At The Banking Inquiry, and Latest Publication of Charlie Hebdo

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Joe Higgins, Socialist Party TD for Dublin West. Dan O'Brien, Columnist with Independent Newspapers and Chief Economist IIEA. Eamon Delaney, Writer and Ex-Diplomat and Pierce O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of Irish TV.

    Wednesday 14th January

    Job Strategy, Latest Red C Poll, Next Government Coalition Options

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Peadar Toibin, Sinn Féin TD for Meath-West. Deputy Michael McCarthy, Labour TD for Cork South-West. Michael Taft, Economist for UNITE Trade Union and Niamh Lyons, Political Correspondent Daily Mail.

    Tuesday 13th January

    TD's Visiting Maghaberry Prison, Economic Outlook For 2015

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Brian Walsh, Fine Gael TD for Galwayy West. Deputy Mattie McGrath, Independent TD for Tipperary. Deputy Eamon O' Cuiv, Fianna Fail TD for Galway West and Pat Leahy, Deputy Editor and Political Editor of The Sunday Business Post.

    Thursday 18th December

    Irish Water Legislation, Highlights of The Political Year and US-Cuba Ties

    Cormac was joined by Jerry Buttimer, Chairman of The Oireachtas Health Committee. Senator Gerald Craughwell. Political Correspondent with the Irish Independent John Dowling. Martina Devlin, Author and Journalist and Rory Hearne, Lecturer in Political & Economic Geoghraphy NUI Maynooth.

    Wednesday 17th December

    Banking Inquiry, Abortion and 8th Ammendment

    Cormac was joined by Kieran O'Donnell, Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Member of the Banking Inquiry. Sarah Bardon, Political Reporter of The Irish Daily Mirror. Cormac Lucey, Economics Commentator with The Sunday Times and Sinead Ryan, Personal Finance with Independent Newspapers.

    Tuesday 16th December

    Water, Rise of the Left and New Political Parties

    Cormac was joined by Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner. Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim. Jonathan O’Brien, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central and Joe O’Reilly, Fine Gael TD for Cavan Monaghan

    Thursday 11th December

    Aras Attracta Care Home Scandal and CIA Torture

    Cormac was joined by Louise Bayliss, Former Patient Advocate and Whistleblower. Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society. Shelia Reilly, Editor of The Longord Leader and Dundalk Democrat. Gerard Howlin, Columnist with The Examiner and Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer in NUIG.

    Wednesday 10th December

    Today's Irish Water Protest and Aras Attracta Care Home Scandal

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North. Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner. Paul Murphy, Socialist Party TD and Lucinda Creighton, Reforam Alliance TD.

    Cormac's Vox Pop on Irish Water

    Cormac was at the Irish Water protest in Dublin today,and spoke to some people on the streets of the City.

    Tuesday 9th December

    Confidence Motion In The Dail, Taxation and Look Ahead To Tomorrow's Water Protest

    Cormac was joined by Labour TD Joe Costello, Sinn Fein Senator David Cullinane, Michael Taft of UNITE, Ger Colleran Columnist with The Star and RTÉ's Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry.

    Thursday 4th December

    Party Poll Ratings, Ansbacher Statement, Homelessness, Corporation Tax

    Cormac was joined by Deputy Paul Murphy, Socialist Party TD. Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, Historian and Lecturer in Modern Irish History at UCD. Martina Devlin, Author and Journalist. Eamon Delaney, Commentator and Journalist. Catriona Perry, RTÉ's Washington Correspondent.

    Wednesday 3rd December

    Late Debate - Wednesday December 3rd

    Dáil Privilege, The Whip System and Live Register

    Thursday 27th November

    Housing Strategy, The Ceann Comhairle

    Cormac was joined by Father Peter McVerry, homelessness campaigner. Dessie Ellis, Sinn Fein TD for Dublin North West. Gerard Howlin of The Irish Examiner. Louise Bayliss, Social Activist and spokesperson for Single Parents Acting for Rights of Kids and Sinead O'Carroll of The Journal.

    Wednesday 26th November

    Housing Strategy, Jobs Growth and The Banking Inquiry

    Cormac was joined by Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD for Wicklow & East Carlow. Professor Alan Barrett of the ESRI & IFAC. Labour Senator Aideen Hayden, Member of Threshold Housing Agency and Fianna Fail Senator Marc Mac Sharry.

    Tuesday 25th November

    Fergus O’Dowd on Irish Water, State of Politics in Ireland, Sinn Fein storming the polls.

    Cormac was joined by Fergus O’Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth. Niall Collins, Fianna Fail TD & spokesperson on Justice. Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell. Harry McGee, Political Correspondent with The Irish Times and Sinn Fein Senator, Trevor O’ Clochartaigh.

    Thursday 20th November

    Irish Water Continues and Housing Rental Crisis

    Cormac was joined by Richard Boyd TD, People Before Profit. Bernard Durkin, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North. Professor Gerard Casey, Department of Philosophy UCD. Elaine Byrne, Academic & Columnist Sunday Business Post and Rory Hearne, Lecturer Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences Maynooth University.

    Wednesday 19th November

    Irish Water

    Cormac was joined by Stephen O’Byrnes of MKC Communications. Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming. Brendan Ogle of Right To Water & UNITE. Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger. Independent TD Denis Naughten and Senator Susan O’Keefe.

    Tuesday 18th November

    Water Protests, Troika Review and Confidence In The Ceann Comhairle

    Cormac was joined by Sean Kyne, Fine Gael TD for Galway West. Joan Collins, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South Central. Aengus O’Snodaigh, Sinn Fein TD for Dublin South. Robert Troy , Fianna Fail TD for Longford West-Meath and Niamh Lyons, Irish Mail Correspondent.

    Thursday 13th November

    Mary Lou McDonalds Dail Protest, Enda Kenny in New York, 1916 Revisited

    Cormac was joined by Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger TD, Irish Independent Columnist David Quinn, Ciaran Mc An Bhaird, Niall Shanahan of IMPACT and Victoria White of the Irish Examiner.

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