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The Last Word with Matt Cooper

Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.

Series Episodes

Who Should Andy Farrell Pick To Play Scotland On Saturday?

Who Should Andy Farrell Pick To Play Scotland On Saturday?

From their training base in Portugal tomorrow, new Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will name his team to face Scotland in this weekend's Six Nations opener. Fiona Steed, Neil Francis and Jamie Heaslip joined us for The Last Word on Sport ahead of tomorrow's announcement to discuss Farrell's options and who he should pick. Is he likely to make any drastic changes to the selection? Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

13 mins

27 January Finished

AIB And Bank Of Ireland To Sell Off ATMs

AIB And Bank Of Ireland To Sell Off ATMs

AIB and Bank of Ireland are to sell around 1,000 ATMs between them, mainly those based in retail outlets. Bank of Ireland will sell off 700 machines, while AIB are looking to sell almost 400. The move has sparked concerns that there may be an increase in fees for withdrawing cash from the machines. Ian Guider, markets editor of The Business Post, joined us for the business news to discuss this and the following other stories: Consumer confidence picks up as Brexit fears ease Coronavirus fears hit global shares Mike Ashley in talks to sell Newcastle United to Saudi Arabian consortium for £340 million Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

9 mins

27 January Finished

Election Debate: The Cost Of Insurance

Election Debate: The Cost Of Insurance

In today's election debate, we discussed the cost of insurance and how the various parties propose to reduce it. Charlie Weston, personal finance editor of The Irish Independent, Michael D'Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Robert Troy, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty joined us to discuss the issue. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

29 mins

27 January Finished

Study Shows One In Four Primary School Children Can't Run Properly

Study Shows One In Four Primary School Children Can't Run Properly

One in four primary school children can't run properly and lack basic movement skills, according to a new study conducted by DCU. The research also finds that one in two children can't kick a ball properly, while fewer than one in five can throw a ball properly. We were joined by Dr Stephen Behan from the DCU School of Health and Human Performance and Jen Hogan, Irish Times parenting columnist and mother of seven, to discuss why this might be the case. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

11 mins

27 January Finished

The Very Last Word - 25/01/20

The Very Last Word - 25/01/20

Listen back to some of the highlights of The Last Word from this week, including: Our resident tech expert Andy O'Donoghue talks about plans for a new ethical and sustainable smartphone. Bestselling author Rob Doyle shares his favourite music, movies, TV and more in this week's Culture Club. Michael Sheridan brings us the latest motoring news. Dee Molumby and Brian Lloyd look back at the career of the late Monty Python star Terry Jones.

48 mins

24 January Finished

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