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Jarlath Regan presents An Irishman Abroad, a selection of diverse weekly podcasts featuring the greatest Irish people of all time talking about their lives, politics, health, wellness and everything in between. Along with regular contributors Sonia O’Sullivan (Irishman Running Abroad), Marion McKeone (Irishman In America) and Tom Dunne (Selection Box), these podcasts are renowned for the depth and quality of its long form interviews. Previous guests include Brian O'Driscoll, Sir Bob Geldof, ...
 
I’m Jarlath Regan comedian, writer and the Irishman behind the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network and I’m also absolutely obsessed with basketball. Irishman Inside Basketball is a new series coming to this feed starting on May 18th that looks at some of the most interesting characters, stories and facets of the game and of course their connection back to Ireland. Guests will include the only Irishman ever to play in the NBA Pat Burke, former Kerry Gaelic football and basketball legend Kieran Do ...
 
From the creator of the multi-award winning Irishman Abroad podcast, comes the much-anticipated new true-crime series An Irishman Behind Bars. In each episode, host Jarlath Regan, takes a deeper look than ever before into some of the most shocking cases of miscarriages of justice that Ireland has ever seen. Over the course of the first six-episode series, those who were wrongfully imprisoned, legal representatives and family members who desperately fought for justice, speak with sobering hon ...
 
From the creator of the multi-award winning Irishman Abroad podcast, comes a new series, a different kind of conversation, a one of a kind panel discussion about what men need to do to improve. Recorded live at venues such as London's Soho Theatre and The Other Palace Theatre, comedian and Irish podcasting pioneer Jarlath Regan presents his post-Weinstein discussion with rotating panel of well known guests and experts in the field of gender equality. Expect the best and brightest male and fe ...
 
Newstalk Breakfast brings you all the news you need to set you up for the day – from politics, business, sport, entertainment and everything in between. Shane Coleman and Ciara Kelly have all the stories that matter, every weekday from 7-9AM. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast Highlights on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'
 
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Marion McKeone (Sunday Business Post US Correspondent & regular contributor to NPR, BBC, RTE & Today FM) reflects on another grim week in America and asks whether all the outcry, political statements, thoughts and prayers will bring about any change in gun laws across America. Jarlath asks about the bizarre suggestion that arming teachers is the an…
 
National Rifle Association – a powerful American gun lobbying group will hold its national conference in Texas today, just days after the deadliest mass school shooting in Texas history. What can we expect from the meeting? Nora Mishanec, Houston Chronicle Reporter spoke to Ciara to explain what the view is on the ground about the NRA conference.…
 
It has been quite a significant week for the city. An agreement has been reached by Cork City Council to buy the Port of Cork’s city-centre quays in what looks set to be one of the largest docklands regeneration schemes in Europe. Colm Kelleher, Lord Mayor of Cork join Ciara on the show with more details of the regeneration of the docklands.…
 
An official inquiry into alleged gatherings at Downing Street and Whitehall during Covid-19 restrictions has said the "senior leadership" in Boris Johnson's government must "bear responsibility" for the culture which led to coronavirus lockdown rules being broken. The report by Sue Gray said the public would be "dismayed" by a series of breaches of…
 
Despite having access to grants for the past three years, local authorities have failed to install a single electric vehicle charger in a public place. So says Richard Bruton, Chairperson of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party. Shane O’Donohue, Editor with completecar.ie joined Shane this morning to discuss.…
 
According to the latest ESRI report, more than half of renting households receive support for housing costs. The number of households accessing support schemes is now at 1 in 3, compared with 1 in 5 in the 90s. Fore more on these findings we hear the latest from Dr. Barra Roantree, Economist at the Economic and Social Research Institute.…
 
The threat of a European-wide recession has been the key theme at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Speaking at Davos yesterday Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said a slowdown was likely but not a recession. For more on this Newstalk Breakfast spoke to John Fitzgerald Adjunct Professor in Economics at Trinty College Dublin.…
 
19 children and two adults have died after a gunman opened fire at a primary school in West Texas. Police shot 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos after he opened fire at Robb elementary school in the city of Uvalde. Larry Donnelly Columnist with theJournal.ie and Law Lecturer in NUIG spoke Shane on the show this morning.…
 
Gardaí may soon have the right to use facial recognition technology to tackle serious crimes. Justice Minister Helen McEntee plans to bring the legislation before the cabinet, but would such policing technology make Irish citizens more safe, or less? To discuss further Shane spoke to Pat Marry, Former Detective Inspector and Senior Investigating Of…
 
A record 4,004 complaints have been made to the ombudsman about services provided by government departments, local authorities and the HSE. The complaints saw a 17% increase in 2020 which is the highest ever in its 38-year history. Recently appointed Ombudsman Ger Deering spoke to Newstalk Breakfast on these findings.…
 
Sonia O'Sullivan selects her Irish athletes to watch this summer. She also casts a critical eye over the structures and methods of funding these talented young sports people back home. The current crop of 19 year old phenoms is rich and full of great characters competing across multiple events. Sonia gives us an insight into the FOMO that the World…
 
Sonia O'Sullivan selects her Irish athletes to watch this summer. She also casts a critical eye over the structures and methods of funding these talented young sports people back home. The current crop of 19 year old phenoms is rich and full of great characters competing across multiple events. Sonia gives us an insight into the FOMO that the World…
 
Young Ukrainian refugees are sweeping the board at Irish Chess tournaments. Nine-year-old chess prodigy Dariy (Darrie) Kelbas and his mum Svitlana are one of the 30,000 Ukrainains escaping war to Ireland. Chess is something that reminds them of home. Henry McKean met Grandmaster Alexander Banurin living in Ireland over 30 years. Who is heading to t…
 
Has your local park gone to the dogs... literally? Journalist Mary McCarthy’s has a column in the Independent today. She wrote that her local park is full of dogs roaming off the lead, dog poo not being picked up, rugby ball’s being stolen by pups and the complete lack of enforcement by any wardens. Mary spoke to Shane this morning.Listen and subsc…
 
Ireland could be set to introduce tobacco-style health warnings on car adverts under new proposals being unveiled in the Dail today. John Gibbons, Environmental Journalist, and Commentator joined Shane with more on this.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You c…
 
€77,000 – that is the median total a couple had to buy their first home last year. The figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation represent an increase of 6 thousand euro since 2019. Brendan Burgess Founder of the consumer forum Ask about money.com joined Shane on the show this morning.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple …
 
Sat navs are sending drivers down unsuitable routes in rural areas and causing disruption to local life. So says Fianna Fáil councillor and Member of Kerry County Council, Breandán Fitzgerald who spoke to Shane on Newstalk Breakfast this morning.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe …
 
The Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard trial has entered its final week. The court will decide whether or not Heard is a liar - but the idea that the actress is a manipulator, a fantasist, and an abuser herself has caught fire across social media, and some more traditional outlets Martha Gill, the Political Journalist who writes for the New Statesman a…
 
Young Ukrainian refugees are sweeping the board at Irish Chess tournaments. Nine year old chess prodigy Dariy Kelbas and his mum Svitlana are one of the 30,000 Ukrainains escaping war to Ireland. Chess is something that reminds them of home. Henry McKean met Grandmaster Alexander Banurin living in Ireland over 30 years. Who is heading to the Olympi…
 
Holiday abroad, but don’t get weight loss surgery there. That’s the warning from medics who say they are encountering catastrophic and life-threatening complications in patients who’ve had bariatric surgery in Turkey.For more on this Shane was joined on the show this morning by Helen Heneghan a Consultant Bariatric Surgeon and Professor of Surgery …
 
The Garda Representative Association Conference annual delegate conference kicks off today with motions for bodycams and no solo patrols.Brendan O'Connor, Current Vice President and President-Elect of the GRA joined Shane this morning on the show.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe…
 
Forget about chip and pin, or even tapping to pay, a simple smile is all you need thanks to new biometric technology. Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent, Jess Kelly joined us this morning with all the details.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also li…
 
The first cases of a new Covid-19 variant of concern have been detected in the Republic. Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said Two cases of BA.4, a sublineage of the currently dominant Omicron were detected earlier this month For more on this Ciara spoke to Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, Kingston Mills.Listen a…
 
Fold Ireland and Minister Darragh O Brien will open Ireland’s largest purpose-built scheme for older persons in Crumlin today. St Agnes consists of 103 units designed to allow older people to live independently. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien joined Shane on the show this morning.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or…
 
Are we heading towards a society in which debate is dying and contentious opinions are being suppressed? That’s what Special Correspondent with the Irish Examiner, Mick Clifford questioned in his column over the weekend and he spoke to Ciara on the show this morning.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, …
 
There are currently around 150,000 people on social welfare across the country and, with the hospitality sector on its knees due to staff shortages, is it time we start looking at the unemployment benefits in Ireland? To discuss Ciara spoke to Adrian Cummins Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland and People Before Profit TD for D…
 
11 out 23 beds at the Linn Dara Unit for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Dublin have been required to close due to what the HSE has described as staff shortages.The General Secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association,  Peter Hughes has written to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly calling on him to intervene on the matter and P…
 
There’s “Paddy Power”, the Irish bookmakers known for revolutionising the gambling business and their outlandish marketing campaigns; and then there’s Paddy Power the man. In recent years he has come to embody the brand and take centre stage in their advertising but who is Paddy Power? How does he feel about the journey of this humble family busine…
 
There’s “Paddy Power”, the Irish bookmakers known for revolutionising the gambling business and their outlandish marketing campaigns; and then there’s Paddy Power the man. In recent years he has come to embody the brand and take centre stage in their advertising but who is Paddy Power? How does he feel about the journey of this humble family busine…
 
Comedian David McSavage has returned from his “Special Comedy Operation” tour in Ukraine where he wielded his comedy skills to cheer people up in the embattled nation. David spoke to Newstalk Breakfast about his tour in Ukraine.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk Ap…
 
Female teachers outnumber male teachers almost 3 to 1 in the Irish classroom. That’s according to figures obtained by Newstalk Breakfast from the Teaching Council of Ireland. Why is there still such a lack of male educators and how can we attract more men into the profession? Ray Silke Former Galway Footballer and Secondary school teacher at Coláis…
 
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar yesterday said that the Government still has a majority in the Dáil and Seanad and that the Opposition can "rest assured" that there won’t be an election any time soon. So what is the future of this Government now that two TDs have been sanctioned? To discuss Minister of State at the Department of Further and Higher Education,…
 
A new report released this week claims government measures to control rents have backfired and, in many cases, have led to an increase in rents. Is the housing market worse for rent controls? To discuss the report findings further Shane was joined on the show this morning by Pat Davitt, CEO of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, an…
 
Every year, Elber Twomey stages a special “Remorial” event to pay tribute to the family she lost to a driver suffering a mental health crisis.She uses the weekend to promote road safety, raise money for local charities and, above all, honour the memories of the husband, son and unborn daughter she was robbed of. Elber spoke to Newstalk Breakfast wi…
 
On-street drinking is ruining Killarney’s image. That’s according to the Independent Councillor and former mayor of the town, Donal Grady who says he’s never gotten more complaints on an issue. Donal spoke to Ciara this morning on the show about the issue.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and …
 
“Just 1% of employees have the protection of a menstrual health policy in their workplace,” according to a survey published by Fórsa today.   The National Secretary for Fórsa trade union, Ashley Connolly, spoke to Shane on the show this morning with more on the findings of this report.Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or …
 
After an unbroken run of episodes spanning nearly 2 years Marion McKeone was unavailable to record An Irishman In America this week due to personal reasons. So we went into the archives and found Jarlath's original interview with her from on An Irishman Abroad (Originally released November 2019). In this rare and personal conversation, Marion opens…
 
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