The Eddie’s Edge podcast is topic driven. A recognised authority on a particular subject is invited to unpack their area of expertise in a user-friendly way. From politics, crime, economics, religion, and on occasion sport, no topic is off limits. If you are interested in societal issues you will enjoy these podcasts. Eddie will ask the questions that you would like to ask.

07 July 2020

Episode 17: How Tyson Fury’s Instagram post unravelled the boxing ambitions of Daniel Kinahan. Kieran Cunningham explains.

Daniel Kinahan came within a whisker of establishing himself as one of the top boxing promoters in the world. But after being namechecked on Instagram by Tyson Fury, in the announcement of his fight against Anthony Joshua, within days he was abandoned by the power brokers of boxing. Chief Sports Writer, Kieran Cunningham, explains how it all unravelled so quickly.

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30 June 2020

Episode 16: How do we exit from Covid19 Lockdown? Professor Gerry Killeen believes it will be a lot more challenging than we think.

In the past 6 months Covid19 has infected 10 million worldwide and caused the death of over 500,000 people. In Ireland we have gotten the virus under control. But as we try to exit the Lockdown there are almost as many questions as answers. Professor Gerry Killeen, Chair of Applied Pathogen Ecology at UCC, believes it is going to be a lot more difficult and riskier than we think.

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26 May 2020

Episode 12: Paul McGrath’s autobiography, Back from the Brink, is one of the most shockingly honest sports books ever written. McGrath’s ghost writer, Vincent Hogan, recounts the challenging and cathartic process that delivered a masterpiece.

Paul McGrath, is one of Ireland’s most beloved personalities. He risked his reputation and standing in society by writing his shockingly honest autobiography, Back from the Brink. The journey was both challenging and cathartic for McGrath. But it weighed almost as heavily on his ghost writer, Vincent Hogan. In this episode Vincent recounts the process and challenges in delivering a masterpiece that ultimately enhanced the admiration and respect with which Paul McGrath is revered.

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19 May 2020

Episode 11: The upcoming US Presidential Election. Can the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, defeat President Donal Trump. Democrat Larry Donnelly Opines.

There has never been more interest in US Presidential Elections. Ever since Donal Trump shocked the world and became the 45th President of the United States, the Democrats have been obsessed with getting him out of the White House. As of now their only chance of doing so rests with their nominee, Joe Biden, in the election next November. Columnist, Law Lecturer at NUI Galway and Democrat, Larry Donnelly, assesses the Democrats and Joe Biden’s chances.

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05 May 2020

Episode 9: The Troubles 1969, the forgotten plight of Catholic Refugees. What began as an act of altruism and solidarity soon morphed into a divisive and bitter episode in modern Irish history. Dr Brian Hanley explains.

In 1969 the escalation of violence in Northern Ireland precipitated a flood of Catholic refugees into the Republic. Initially there was enormous goodwill and solidarity with the plight of these refugees. But within 5 years the mood in the Republic had morphed into bitterness and distain within even the highest levels of government. Author of the book: The Impact of the Troubles on the Republic 1968 – 1979, Dr Brian Hanley explains how it came about.

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28 April 2020

Episode 8: Amid the blizzard of social media and fake news what does the future hold for the mainstream News Media? Managing Editor of The Journal, Susan Daly, unpacks the challenges facing the industry.

Worldwide the News Media has experienced dramatic changes that have created unprecedented financial, technological and ethical challenges. How does the mainstream news media stay true to its principles and remain trustworthy, relevant and viable? Managing Editor of The Journal, Susan Daly, unpacks what she sees as the challenges facing the industry.

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