07 July 2020
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.
30 June 2020
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.
23 June 2020
In the history of the state Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have never coalesced in government. Civil War politics has always been the purported reason preventing the grand coalition. Dr Brian Hanley tracks the historic ideologies of both major parties and why at this point coalition may eventually lead to amalgamation.
09 June 2020
The protests in reaction to the death of George Floyd has rocked America to its core. The intended outcomes of the protests have at times have been overshadowed by rioting and violence. Who are the main players influencing the protests? Have they got it right? The good the bad and the ugly. Larry Donnelly investigates.
02 June 2020
There is no doubt that women’s sport in Ireland is growing both in terms of participation and profile. At the same time progress is not as quick as many would wish. Is it possible to accelerate that progress? Or will women’s sport reach its goal organically over time. One of Ireland’s leading sports journalist, Joanne Cantwell, opines.
26 May 2020
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.
19 May 2020
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.
12 May 2020
Every day we hear economist speak about economics. They disclose important information that impacts us financially. Do we really understand what they are saying? How bad is this Covid19 economic crash? How will we recover from it? Economist Dan O’Brien explains in simple terms where we are and more importantly where we are going.
05 May 2020
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.
28 April 2020
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.