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Culture Club - John Spillane

7 April - 29 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

This week's Culture Club inductee is singer-songwriter John Spillane, whose new album 100 Snow White Horses is out now.

He spoke to Matt about his favourite music, movies, plays, books, podcasts and TV shows.

First Single Ever Bought: Gilbert O'Sullivan - Nothing Rhymed

Favourite Band/Artist: The Beatles

Favourite Album: The Beatles - The White Album

Best Gig: Moving Hearts at The Savoy Cork, 1981

Favourite Movie: Il Postino

Favourite Play: Translations by Brian Friel

Favourite Book: The White Goddess by Robert Graves

Favourite Podcast: Blindboy

Favourite TV Shows: Tarzan, The Sopranos

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29 mins

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Mary McAleese Shares Her Memories Of Prince Philip Following His Death

Mary McAleese Shares Her Memories Of Prince Philip Following His Death

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15 mins

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Norwegian PM Fined After Breaking Covid Rules With Birthday Party

Norwegian PM Fined After Breaking Covid Rules With Birthday Party

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has been fined €2,000 for breaching her own government's COVID-19 restrictions. Solberg planned a meal with 13 other people for her 60th birthday in February, despite public gatherings in Norway being limited to 10 people. Meanwhile in Ireland there is evidence of increased movement by the public, according to the ESRI's Social Activity Monitor. Pete Lunn, head of the ESRI's Behavioural Research Unit, joined us to discuss whether people are continuing to adhere to restrictions and if our behaviour is changing the longer lockdown continues. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/04/09173742/LW-Erna-Solberg.mp3"][/audio]

9 mins

9 April Finished

'Dubai Two' Will Continue Legal Challenge After Their Mandatory Quarantine Has Ended

'Dubai Two' Will Continue Legal Challenge After Their Mandatory Quarantine Has Ended

Two Dublin women who refused to quarantine in a hotel after returning from a trip to Dubai will persist with a legal challenge to Ireland's mandatory quarantine system. However, by the time a date can be set for the hearing, they will have completed the 12-day quarantine they initially sought to avoid. The women, who have been dubbed the 'Dubai Two', were charged with breaching the Health Act after refusing to go to a quarantine hotel upon arrival at Dublin Airport. They claimed they had been unaware of the rules when they left for Dubai and could not afford to pay for a hotel. Dave Hanratty and Caitlin McBride joined us for The Week Trending to look at this and some of the other stories making headlines this week. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/04/09170244/LW-Dubai-Two.mp3"][/audio]

20 mins

9 April Finished

GAA Launches Fixture Plan As Monaghan Players Become Latest To Break COVID-19 Rules

GAA Launches Fixture Plan As Monaghan Players Become Latest To Break COVID-19 Rules

Gardaí are making enquiries following the emergence of footage showing Monaghan senior footballers breaching COVID-19 restrictions during a training session. It's the latest controversy surrounding a GAA team, after Cork, Down and Dublin footballers were also caught holding training sessions. Kieran Cunningham, chief sports writer with the Irish Daily Star, and Peter Canavan, former All-Ireland winning captain with Tyrone, joined us to discuss this. They also spoke about the GAA's revised roadmap for the 2021 season. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/04/08180422/LW-Monaghan-GAA.mp3"][/audio]

11 mins

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9 mins

8 April Finished

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