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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.

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How Relevant Is The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

How Relevant Is The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

Thin Lizzy have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are one of 16 acts on the shortlist for next year's induction ceremony, which takes place in Cleveland, Ohio. The other nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers and the Notorious B.I.G. In order to be be eligible for nomination, an artist must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years beforehand. But is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame really relevant? John Caddell and Dee Reddy debated this in our weekly music slot. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

26 mins

22 October Finished

An Post's Gender Pay Gap Has Been Reduced

An Post's Gender Pay Gap Has Been Reduced

An Post has launched its first Gender Pay Gap Report and Action Plan. It shows that the company's gender pay gap has dropped to 3.71% and that its previously all-male Management Board is now 50% male and 50% female. Ian Guider discussed this story and more in our daily business round-up, including: Molex in Shannon to close, with 500 jobs lost WeWork to be taken over Just Eat has rejected a £5 billion takeover bid Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page. The Last Word On Business with Vodafone Business - Discover the benefits of smart working today.

7 mins

22 October Finished

Donald Trump Blames Backlash On Decision Not To Host G7 Summit At Doral Resort

Donald Trump Blames Backlash On Decision Not To Host G7 Summit At Doral Resort

Donald Trump has changed his mind about hosting the next G7 summit at his own Doral resort in Miami, blaming "irrational hostility" from the media and the Democrats. In a tweet, Trump added that he had been willing to host the summit at Doral at "no profit" and "no cost to the USA". Speaking to reporters yesterday, he also claimed that other presidents had done business from the White House, despite no evidence to suggest this was the case. Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone discussed this story and more in our US slot. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

12 mins

22 October Finished

Are You Better Off On A SIM-Only Mobile Phone Plan?

Are You Better Off On A SIM-Only Mobile Phone Plan?

A new mobile network has been launched, operated by Eir. GoMo is offering €10 a month for life to the first 100,000 people who sign up to its plan. This includes unlimited calls and texts and 80 GB of data. But are you better off on a SIM-only plan rather than a contract? Andy O'Donohoe joined us for Tech Tuesday to discuss the best phone packages available. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

7 mins

22 October Finished

What Went Wrong For Ireland Against The All Blacks?

What Went Wrong For Ireland Against The All Blacks?

Ireland are out of the Rugby World Cup after a disappointing 46-14 defeat to New Zealand. It also marks the end of Joe Schmidt's time in charge. Was it inevitable, given how poorly Ireland have performed in 2019? And is there a lot of rebuilding now required? Fiona Steed, Matt Williams and Neil Francis joined us on Friday to look ahead to the game, and they returned to The Last Word to reflect on what went wrong. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

17 mins

21 October Finished

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