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A Fifth Of Pubs Have Shut Since 2005

5 August - 10 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

Over the last 16 years 1 in 5 pubs have closed, the majority of which are in rural Ireland. Why is this happening?

Paul Clancy and Joanne Riordan O’Connor joined the Last Word to discuss.

Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

10 mins

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Renewed Calls For Transport Police Following Assaults On Staff And Passengers

Renewed Calls For Transport Police Following Assaults On Staff And Passengers

Recent assaults on staff and passengers on public transport have renewed calls for a dedicated transport Garda unit to ensure safety. John Lahart and Dermot O’Leary joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

13 mins

17 August Finished

How Gone With The Wind Helped Poison US Politics

How Gone With The Wind Helped Poison US Politics

'Gone With The Wind' is considered a Hollywood classic, but how has it affected US politics? Sarah Churchwell, professor of Public Humanities & American Literature at the University of London joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

11 mins

17 August Finished

Culture Club : Pollyanna McIntosh

Culture Club : Pollyanna McIntosh

We're joined this week for the Culture Club by 'Walking Dead' and 'Vikings' actor Pollyanna McIntosh to discuss music, movies and more! Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

31 mins

17 August Finished

Personal Finance : Are The Main Banks About To Make A Killing On Mortgages?

Personal Finance : Are The Main Banks About To Make A Killing On Mortgages?

ICS have effectively taken a step back from the mortgage market by deciding to offer only two and a half time a borrowers salary. Will the big banks make a killing on mortgages as a result? Charlie Weston joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

8 mins

17 August Finished

Calls For Zero Tolerance Over Assaults On Healthcare Workers

Calls For Zero Tolerance Over Assaults On Healthcare Workers

More than 12 healthcare staff a day are subjected to physical, verbal or even sexual assaults, a new report has said. Edward Matthews and John McCamley joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

10 mins

16 August Finished

US With Cal & Marion

US With Cal & Marion

Former US president Donald Trump has scrapped his plans to visit Doonbeg, Co. Clare! Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

16 mins

16 August Finished

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