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Why Did Multiple Popular Websites Around The World Crash This Week

8 June - 5 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

Today there was an outage on the internet.

Several of the worlds largest news sites and government homepages were inaccessible.

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Andy O’Donoghue technology correspondent and Tech Tuesday contributor spoke to The Last Word about the websites crashing.

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

5 mins

Series Episodes

A Look Ahead To All The Action Euro 2020 Has In Store

A Look Ahead To All The Action Euro 2020 Has In Store

The 2020 Euro Championships kick off today when Italy play Turkey tonight. Portugal are the defending champions, having won the 2016 competition. There are 24 teams in this year's championship. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/06/11193918/TLW1106Euros.mp3"][/audio] Former professional footballer Mark Lawrenson, Former Republic of Ireland footballer Tony Cascarino and chief football writer at the Independent Miguel Delaney join Matt to chat all the football ahead of the tournament. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

24 mins

11 June Finished

Biden Accuses Boris Of ‘Inflaming’ Irish Tensions

Biden Accuses Boris Of ‘Inflaming’ Irish Tensions

The G7 summit is currently taking place in Cornwall in the Southwest of England. The countries leaders were discussing the 3 C's - Covid, Climate Change and Close Relationships. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/06/11192150/TLW1106G7Summit.mp3"][/audio] Nick Ferrari , Presenter of Nick Ferrari at Breakfast on LBC Nick Ferrari joins Matt to goings on  within the G7 Summit. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

6 mins

11 June Finished

First Pilot Gig Took Place Last Night: Is It Time To Increase Numbers Attending?

First Pilot Gig Took Place Last Night: Is It Time To Increase Numbers Attending?

Ireland's first outdoor gig took place last night with 500 people attending in the Iveagh Gardens. Many say that the James Vincent McMorrow concert was too spread out. Some are calling for increased numbers at concerts to avoid a subdued atmosphere. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/06/11190229/TLW1106OutdoorGigs.mp3"][/audio] Professor of Immunology at NUI Maynooth Paul Moynagh, Reporter with the Independent Ciara O'Loughlin, Promoter and Event Producer  Shane Dunne and chief sports writer with the Irish Daily Star Kieran Cunningham spoke to The Last Word today about numbers attending gigs. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

17 mins

11 June Finished

The Peequal: Will A New Women’s Urinal Spell The End Of Queues For The Ladies’?

The Peequal: Will A New Women’s Urinal Spell The End Of Queues For The Ladies’?

The Peequal is a new women's urinal that can accommodate six females at a time. At public events there is an average 10 male urinals for every 1 female toilet. The Peequal is being hailed as the solution to congested queues for Dublin's public toilets. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/06/11183715/TLW1106TrendingNews.mp3"][/audio] Maynooth Counselling's Psychotherapist Helen Vaughan and Aoife Barry Assistant news editor of The Journal joined Matt to discuss what's trending this week. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

19 mins

11 June Finished

New Law Will Allow Workers 10 Days Of Paid Sick Leave

New Law Will Allow Workers 10 Days Of Paid Sick Leave

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar published a new bill today for a mandatory sick leave pay scheme. Varadkar pointed out that just over half of Irish employers have a sick leave pay scheme. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/06/10185937/TLW1006SickLeave.mp3"][/audio] Columnist with the Business Post Ian Guider joined The Last Word to talk about all the business news this week. Catch The Last Word on Business weeknights from 6pm on Today FM, with Capital Flow. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

7 mins

11 June Finished

Vaccine Supply: Portal Due To Open For 30 To 39 Year Olds

Vaccine Supply: Portal Due To Open For 30 To 39 Year Olds

The HSE stated today that the Vaccine Portal for 30-39-year-olds is being prepared for opening. However, they were not in a position to give out an exact date yet. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/06/10183353/TLW1006Vaccine.mp3"][/audio] Clinical Editor of the Medical Independent Priscilla Lynch updated Matt on the current status of the vaccine rollout. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

6 mins

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