The Late Debate

The Late Debate

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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.

Thursday 25th May

Fine Gael Hustings – National Security

John was joined in studio by Tim Lombard, Fine Gael Senator, Martina Genockey, Labour Councillor, Journalist Deaglan de Bréadún, Dr. Kieran Doyle, Maynooth University and Gerry O'Regan, Irish Independent, and on the line from the leadership hustings by Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway and Niamh Lyons, The Ireland Edition of The Times.

Wednesday 24th May

National Security - Fine Gael Leadership

Cormac was joined in studio by James Reilly, Fine Gael Senator & Former Minister for Health, Louise O'Reilly, TD for Dublin Fingal, Paddy Duffy, Political Commentator & Former Special Adviser to Bertie Ahern, Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times and Declan Power, Security & Defence Analyst.

Tuesday 23rd May

Manchester Attack - Fine Gael Leadership

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth, Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party, Richard Boyd Barrett, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dun Laoghaire, Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Commentator and Niamh Lyons, Political Editor with The Ireland Edition of The Times.

Thursday 18th May

Fine Gael Leadership

Cormac was joined in studio by Noel Rock, Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Éamon Ó Cuív, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West, Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Dr. Maura Adshead, University of Limerick and Harry McGee, Political Correspondent with The Irish Times.

Wednesday 17th May

Enda Kenny Resigns as Fine Gael Leader

Cormac was joined in studio by Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael Senator, Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader, Mary Butler, Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford, Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Irish Examiner and Sam Smyth Columnist, The Irish Mail on Sunday.

Tuesday 16th May

The Gardaí & Commissioner – Fine Gael Leadership - Trump

Cormac was joined in studio by Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Aodhán O'Ríordáin, Labour Party Senator, John O'Brien, Policing and Security Specialist and Michael Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner.

Thursday 11th May

Brexit – Garda Commissioner – Progress Report

Cormac was joined in studio by Fergal O'Brien, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, IBEC, Stephen O'Byrnes, MKC Communications, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist, Vincent Boland, Ireland Correspondent with the Financial Times and Noelle O'Connell, Executive Director, European Movement Ireland.

Wednesday 10th May

Garda Commissioner – Government Progress Report - Housing - Dáil Prayer

Cormac was joined in studio by John Brassil, Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry, Richard Boyd Barrett, Solidarity-PBP TD for Dun Laoghaire, Joe O'Reilly, Fine Gael Senator, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist & Public Affairs Consultant and Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor of thejournal.ie

Tuesday 9th May

Garda Commissioner - Public Sector Pay – Fine Gael Leadership

Cormac was joined in studio by Andrew Doyle, Fine Gael TD for Wicklow & East Carlow, David Cullinane, Sinn Fein TD for Waterford, Deirdre Kingston, Labour Councillor for Blackrock, Linda Barry, Acting Director of the Small Firms Association and Economist Moore McDowell.

Thursday 4th May

Enda - French Election – Social Issues - Saudi Arabia

John was joined in studio by Mannix Flynn, Independent Councillor, Derek Mooney, Public Affairs Consultant, Niamh Randall, National Spokesperson for The Simon Communities, Blair Horan, Former General Secretary CPSU and Jill Kerby, Personal Finance Journalist, and also on the line from Canada by Daniel McConnell of The Irish Examiner.

Wednesday 3rd May

Brexit Government Strategy – Maternity Hospital - Mandatory Retirement Age

John was joined in studio by John Paul Phelan, Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fáil TD for Clare, Brid Smith, Solidarity TD for Dublin South–Central, Joe O'Toole, Former Senator & Former Head of INTO and ICTU and Tony Foley, Lecturer in Economics, DCU.

Tuesday 2nd May

Enda Kenny - Brexit Position Report– UK Election – French Presidential Election – New Politics

John was joined in studio by Pat Deering, Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny, Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein TD for Sligo Leitrim, Rory Hearne, Research and Policy Analyst, Maynooth University, Ursula Tipp, Founding Partner at Tipp McKnight Solicitors and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Irish Examiner.

Thursday 27th April

Social Housing - Trump Corporation Tax - Maternity Hospital Controversy - Brexit Committee

Tonight's edition of The Late Debate was presented by John Cooke who was joined Ruth Coppinger, Declan Power, Cormac Lucey, Dr. Paddy Smyth, Mary Regan.

Wednesday 26th April

Maternity Hospital Controversy - Citizens Assembly

Cormac was joined for a lively debate by Michelle O'Donnell Keating, Brendan Carr, Mattie McGrath, David Quinn, Dr. Elaine Byrne and Colm O'Gorman.

Tuesday 25th April

Maternity Hospital Controversy - GRA Garda Conference - Citizens Assembly - French Presidential Election

Cormac was joined in studio by Mick Barry AAA & Socialist Party TD Cork North Central, Patsy McGarry Religious Affairs Correspondent for the Irish Times, Marie-Louise O'Donnell Independent Senator, Keith Mills Political Commentator and Deirdre Kingston Labour Councillor for Blackrock.

Thursday 20th April

French Presidential Election - Paris Shooting - UK Snap Election - Maternity Hospital

Cormac was joined in studio by Pat Rabbitte, Former Labour Party Leader, Ulick McEvaddy, Founder of Omega Air, Donnacha O'Beachain, School of Law and Government, DCU, Grainia Long, CEO, ISPCC Childline and Averil Power, CEO, Asthma Society of Ireland.

Wednesday 19th April

UK Snap Election – Teacher’s Pay – Enda Kenny - Brexit

Cormac was joined in studio by Noel Rock, Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Mary Hanafin, Fianna Fáil Councillor & Former Minister for Education, Aodhán O'Ríordáin, Labour Party Senator, Gerry O'Regan, Columnist & Former Editor of The Irish Independent and Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Tuesday 18th April

UK Snap Election – Teacher’s Pay

Cormac was joined in studio by Vincent Boland, Financial Times, Patricia MacBride, Political Commentator, Paddy Smyth, FG Councillor, Martina Genockey, Labour Councillor, Fr. Sean Healy, Social Justice Ireland and Jill Kerby, Personal Finance Journalist, and on the line by Channel 4's Jon Snow and Denis Staunton, London Editor of The Irish Times.

Thursday 13th April

Bus Eireann - Water Charges - The Redress Scheme

Cormac was joined in studio by Gerard Craughwell, Independent Senator, Mannix Flynn, Independent Councillor, Willie Noone, SIPTU, Mary Regan, Political Columnist for The Sunday Business Post and Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist.

Wednesday 12th April

Bus Eireann - Water Charges - An Post

Cormac was joined in studio by Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party Senator, Paul Bell, SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Sommerville, Sommerville Advisory Markets and Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent for The Irish Times.

Tuesday 11th April

Water Charges - The Gardaí

Cormac was joined in studio by Darragh O'Brien, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Fingal, James Reilly, Fine Gael Senator & Former Minister for Health, Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Fein Senator, Stephen O'Byrnes, MKC Communications and Rory Hearne, Research and Policy Analyst, Maynooth University.

Thursday 6th April

The Late Debate

Cormac was joined bvy Pat Rabbitte, Brian Hayes, Colette Browne, Eoin O'Broin and Cormac Lucey to debate the issues of the day.

Wednesday 5th April

Water Chargers – Brexit

Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD for Meath East, Colm Brophy, Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Paul Murphy, Solidarity TD for Dublin South West, Christina Finn, Political Correspondent with thejournal.ie and Colm McCarthy, Economist.

Tuesday 4th April

Housing Crisis – Water Charges – Online Harassment Bill

Cormac was joined in studio by Tom Neville, Fine Gael TD for Limerick County, John Lahart, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South-West, Martina Genockey, Labour Councillor for Dublin South-West, Brendan Keenan, Irish Independent Business Columnist and Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post.

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