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Calls For A Retrial In The Case Of Ghislaine Maxwell

11 January - 16 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers are now arguing that there is a compelling basis for a new trial.

Two jurors in the original trial have revealed that they were sexually abused in the past, which her lawyers argue is reason enough for a new trial.

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Cal Thomas, nationally syndicated columnist and Marion McKeone, US correspondent, Business Post joined the Last Word to discuss.

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

16 mins

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18 mins

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Latest On The Ashling Murphy Investigation

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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee announced today that laws declaring stalking a criminal offence will be published before Easter. The man arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder will be held in custody until midnight tonight by Gardaí. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/19190205/1901Murphy.mp3"][/audio] Michael O’Toole, Crime Correspondent, Irish Daily Star joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

5 mins

19 January Finished

A New Bank Holiday And €1,000 Payment For Frontline Health Staff

A New Bank Holiday And €1,000 Payment For Frontline Health Staff

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6 mins

19 January Finished

What Can Be Done With Over 90,000 Vacant Homes In Ireland?

What Can Be Done With Over 90,000 Vacant Homes In Ireland?

The over 90,000 vacant homes recorded in Ireland last year is being put forward as a solution to the housing crisis. A vacant building as put forward by the Residential Buildings Report is distinct from a derelict building. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/18190711/1801Vacant.mp3"][/audio] Annette Hughes, director of EY Economic Advisory and Wayne Stanley, Simon Communities Spokesperson joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

11 mins

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11 mins

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