The Late Debate

The Late Debate

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10 -11pm


Thursday 13th May

The Late Diversion: electioneering and alcohol

Political archivist Alan Kinsella looks at the relationship between Irish politics and alcohol down the decades

Thursday 13th May 2021

Exiting lockdown & antigen tests, An Taisce & planning and The Late Diversion. With Annie Hoey, Cormac Devlin, Ruairí Ó Murchú, Ciara Phelan, Professor Kingston Mills, John Gibbons and Alan Kinsella

Wednesday 12th May

Wednesday 12th May 2021

Homelessness and housing supply crisis, An Taisce and planning and the worsening situation in Israel. With Timmy Dooley, Róisín Garvey, Cathal Berry, Anthony Flynn, Craig Hughes and Professor Paul Rogers

Tuesday 11th May

Tuesday 11th May 2021

Tackling the housing crisis, the role of antigen tests and Ballymurphy inquest findings. With Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Pearse Doherty, Richard Boyd Barrett and Elaine Loughlin

Thursday 6th May

The Late Diversion: targeting the electorate

Kevin Cunningham looks at how political parties historically target voters and methods used in the 21st century

Thursday 6th May 2021

Troubles prosecutions in N Ireland, DUP leadership campaign and investment funds bulk-buying Irish houses. With Paul McAuliffe, Paul Donnelly, Christina Finn, Gerard Howlin and Kevin Cunningham

Wednesday 5th May

Wednesday 5th May 2021

Reaction to Minister's Housing Bill and vaccines, travel & reporting breaches in Donegal. With Fergus O'Dowd, Bríd Smith, Thomas Pringle, Rebecca Moynihan and Alison O'Connor

Tuesday 4th May

Tuesday 4th May 2021

Minister Darragh O'Brien's new Housing Bill, minimum alcohol pricing, Dublin Bay South by-election and Sinn Féin MLA's in Derry step down. With Dara Calleary, Mairead Farrell, Cian O'Callaghan, Hugh O'Connell and Orla Hegarty

Thursday 17th December

Thursday 17th December 2020

End-of-year special - our Political Awards of 2020. Panel: Philip Ryan, Aoife Moore, Michael O'Regan, Harry McGee and Larry Donnelly

Wednesday 16th December

The Late Diversion: Brexit, fisheries and us

Ciarán Ó Driscoll with a detailed guide to why fisheries is such a crucial element in the final Brexit negotiations

Wednesday 16th December 2020

Bank bailouts & Debenhams workers, Covid in Northern Ireland, fishing rights and political attitudes to CETA. With: Malcolm Byrne, Thomas Pringle, Rebecca Moynihan, Christina Finn and Ciarán Ó Driscoll

Tuesday 15th December

The Late Diversion: electronic voting

David Davin Power looks back to 1999 when Noel Dempsey championed a new system of voting

Tuesday 15th December 2020

Rollout of Covid vaccine, Brian Stanley statement re tweets, CETA and remembering electronic voting. With Regina Doherty, Louise O'Reilly, Hazel Chu, Hugh O'Connell and David Davin Power

Thursday 10th December

The Late Diversion: sport and politics

Barry Lenihan looks at historic instances when Irish sport and politics collided

Thursday 10th December 2020

Brexit trade deal talks, political tweets and when sports and politics collide. With Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Lynn Boylan, Mary Seery Kearney, Mick Clifford and Barry Lenihan

Wednesday 9th December

The Late Diversion: pivotal political moments

Jack Murray on a pivotal political moment in 1999 - EU Commissioner Padraig Flynn on The Late Late Show

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen meet, midlands power stations close, pivotal political moments and student nurses pay. With Barry Cowen, Denis Naughten, Michael Fitzmaurice, Gráinne Ní Aodha and Jack Murray

Tuesday 8th December

The Late Diversion: pivotal political moments

Kevin Cunningham looks at the history of political polls and their impact today

Tuesday 8th December 2020

Covid vaccine rollout, Brexit sticking points, political polls and Brian Stanley tweets - with Lisa Chambers, Bríd Smith, Claire Kerrane, John Downing and Kevin Cunningham

Tuesday 3rd November

US Election Special

An extended special, with voices from Ireland and the US discussing one of the most important elections in a generation

Thursday 22nd October

Thursday 22nd October 2020

Nursing home staffing crisis, Cervical Check Tribunal and Mother & Baby Home records - discussed by Eamon Ó Cuiv, Kathleen Funchion, Ivana Bacik, Kate O'Connell and Christina Finn

Wednesday 21st October

Wednesday 21st October 2020

Level 5 lockdown begins, contact tracing, education, Direct Provision and Mother & Baby Homes. A full discussion, with Barry Ward, Holly Cairns, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Patricia MacBride and Daniel McConnell

Tuesday 20th October

Tuesday 20th October 2020

Living under Level 5, discussed by an all-female panel - Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Bríd Smith, Alison O'Connor, Lisa Chambers, Dr Kim Roberts and Sarah Carey

Thursday 15th October

Thursday 15th October 2020

Rising Covid numbers, GAA Championships and Ryanair in Cork and Shannon. Panel - Dr Una Fallon, Jennifer Whitmore, Patrick Costello, Tim Lombard, Ruth Coppinger, Hugh O'Connell and Malachy Clerkin

Wednesday 14th October

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Cavan, Monaghan & Donegal move to Level 4 restrictions, Mother & Baby Home records sealed and review into Leaving Cert calculated grades system. Panel include Christopher O'Sullivan, Verona Murphy, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Gráinne Ní Aodha, Sheila Reilly and Dr Maeve O'Rourke

Tuesday 13th October

Tuesday 13th October 2020

Reaction to Budget 2021 - Minister Ossian Smith, Matt Carthy TD, senators Regina Doherty and Marie Sherlock and Ian Kehoe of The Currency

Thursday 8th October

Thursday 8th October 2020

Minister Stephen Donnelly addresses questions about NPHET, and an all-island approach to fighting rising numbers. With Paul McAuliffe, Lynn Boylan, Duncan Smith, Tony O'Brien and Colette Browne

Wednesday 7th October

Wednesday 7th October 2020

Worrying rising Covid cases, Climate Action Bill and Forestry Bill. Panel - Pippa Hackett, Michael Fitzmaurice, Timmy Dooley, John Gibbons and Elaine Loughlin

Tuesday 6th October

Tuesday 6th October 2020

Deteriorating relations between NPHET and government. Panel include Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Richard Boyd Barrett, Louise O'Reilly, Gerard Howlin and Dr Gary Stack

Thursday 1st October

Thursday 1st October 2020

statement to the Dáil by Minister for Education, Denham Report into Seamus Woulfe at golf dinner, Tánaiste's remarks on Covid strategy. With Colm Brophy, Mairéad Farrell, Cathal Crowe, Michael McNamara, Christina Finn, Professor Anthony O'Connor

Wednesday 30th September

Wednesday 30th September 2020

Error in Leaving Cert calculated grades algorithm, methods to continue Covid fight and Dying With Dignity Bill - discussed by Lorraine Clifford Lee, Peadar Tóibín, Annie Hoey, John Halligan and John Downing

Tuesday 29th September

Tuesday 29th September 2020

Politicians-turned-lobbyists and keeping students on board with Covid restrictions -discussed by Colm Burke, Claire Kerrane, Paul Murphy, Malcolm Byrne, Jennifer Bray and Lorna Fitzpatrick

Thursday 24th September

Thursday 24th September 2020

Donegal enters Level 3 restrictions, contact tracing, the HSE Winter Plan and Brexit land bridge. With Róisín Shortall, Cathal Berry, Lisa Chambers, Mick Clifford and Dr Fergal Hickey

Wednesday 23rd September

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Political relationships, TD salaries, sick pay, public health specialists and the future of air travel for the west of Ireland - Gary Gannon, Marian Harkin, Barry Ward, Professor Emer Shelley and Hugh O'Connell

Tuesday 22nd September

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Ban on evictions, community policing, pubs re-opening and government special advisors - all discussed by Michael Healy Rae, Mary Fitzpatrick, Mark Ward, Daniel McConnell and Orla Hegarty

Thursday 17th September

Thursday 17th September 2020

Covid latest: Dublin enters Phase 3 of roadmap, outbreaks in schools and meat plants and the future for nursing homes - Bríd Smith, Timmy Dooley, David Cullinane, Harry McGee, Adrian Cummins and Dr Chris Luke

Wednesday 16th September

Wednesday 16th September 2020

Worrying increase in Covid cases nationally and downgrading of Leaving Cert grades - James Lawless, Mick Barry, Rebecca Moynihan, Aoife Moore, Aoife Darcy and David Loughrey

Tuesday 15th September

Tuesday 15th September 2020

Covid scare in Cabinet, government's Living With Covid plan and tense UK Brexit negotiations - Neale Richmond, Neasa Hourigan, Pa Daly, Eoghan de Barra and Alison O'Connor

Thursday 12th March

Thursday 12th March 2020

Coronavirus lockdown and forming a new government - Ingrid Miley, Colm Burke, Mary Butler, Mairéad Farrell, Richard Oakley, Dr Laura Durcan and Priscilla Lynch

Wednesday 11th March

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Coronavirus, a new government and gender balance - Bríd Smith, Holly Cairns, Neasa Hourigan, Dr Rhona Mahony, Catherine Cox and Sinead O'Carroll

Tuesday 10th March

Tuesday 10th March 2020

10 more cases of Coronavirus and FF/FG talks to form a government - Fergus O'Dowd, Jack Chambers, Ruairí Ó Murchú, Professor Mary Horgan, Justine McCarthy and Brigid Laffan

Thursday 5th March

Thursday 5th March 2020

Coronavirus and government formation - George Lee, Kingston Mills, Neale Richmond, Kathleen Funchion, Stephen Donnelly, Marian Harkin, Fiach Kelly and Gerard Howlin

Wednesday 4th March

Wednesday 4th March 2020

Coronavirus, government negotiations and the Seanad works - John Crown, Jillian van Turnhout, John Whelan, Marie O'Halloran, John Downing and Diarmaid Ferriter

Tuesday 3rd March

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Sandra Scanlon, Gary Murphy, Anne Rabbitte, Dr Anthony O'Connor, Dr Maeve O'Rourke, Paul Donnelly and Marion McKeown

Thursday 27th February

Thursday 27th February 2020

Dr Kevin Kelleher, Susan Mitchell, Alan Farrell, Gary Gannon, Bríd Smith, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Harry McGee discuss the arrival of Coronavirus into Ireland, Labour Party leadership, government formation talks and UK/EU Brexit trade talks today

Wednesday 26th February

Wednesday 26th February 2020

A mental health special, with Dr Kieran Moore, James Browne, Mark Ward, June Shannon and Dr Harry Barry

Tuesday 25th February

Tuesday 25th February 2020

Pippa Hackett, Jim O'Callaghan, Matt Carthy, Lise Hand and Kevin Cunningham discuss spread of Coronavirus across Europe, talks to form government + Sinn Féin public meetings

Thursday 20th February

Thursday 20th February 2020

The first meeting of the 33rd Dáil - Robert Troy, Darren O'Rourke, Michael McNamara, Colette Browne and Gary Murphy

Wednesday 19th February

Addressing the housing crisis

Dealing with the country's housing crisis going forward - Eoin Ó Broin, Neasa Hourigan, Darragh O'Brien, Richard Boyd Barrett, Orla Hegarty and Hugh Brennan

Tuesday 18th February

Tuesday 18th February 2020

Fintan Warfield, Colm Burke, John Lahart, Roderic O'Gorman and Jennifer Bray discuss tnegotiations to form a Government, candidates for Labour leadership and online abuse of politicians

Thursday 13th February

Party Negotiations and Government Formation

Fianna Fáil TD Jack Chambers, Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan, Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan, Sinn Féin councillor Daithí Doolan and Political Editor with The Irish Examiner Daniel McConnell join Katie Hannon to discuss party negotiations so far and possible Government formations

Wednesday 12th February

Political Permutations and Possibility of a Second Election

Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy, Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte, Political Correspondent with the Irish Independent Hugh O'Connell, Professor of Modern Irish History Diarmaid Ferriter and Irish Examiner Columnist and former Labour Party adviser Fergus Finlay discuss the campaigns and the possibility of a second election

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Presenter: Katie Hannon

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