104 episodes

A news podcast from Virgin Media Television featuring Gavan Reilly, Zara King and Richard Chambers. Each week, join the gang as they discuss the latest and breaking news. Tune in wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 4.5 • 10 Ratings

A news podcast from Virgin Media Television featuring Gavan Reilly, Zara King and Richard Chambers. Each week, join the gang as they discuss the latest and breaking news. Tune in wherever you get your podcasts.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Recognising Palestine, Knocking on Doors & Stealing Voices

    Recognising Palestine, Knocking on Doors & Stealing Voices

    Richard, Gavan and Zara discuss Ireland's recognition of Palestine as a state and what it means for future relations with Israel.
    A report by the Housing Commission and the lack of politicians knocking on doors could have impacts on the upcoming election.
    And did OpenAI steal Scarlett Johansson's voice?

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    • 46 min
    Portal Problems, TikTok Teens & Baby Reindeer

    Portal Problems, TikTok Teens & Baby Reindeer

    Richard and Zara discuss the drama surrounding the New York Portal and its recent closure.
    They talk with journalists Jen Hogan and Patrick Freyne about how teenagers are reacting to what they see on TikTok.
    And Piers Morgan enters the discourse around Baby Reindeer.

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    • 45 min
    All Eyes on Rafah, RTE Reports and Douze Pointe?

    All Eyes on Rafah, RTE Reports and Douze Pointe?

    Richard, Gavan and Zara speak with Khalid el-Astal about his struggle to get his family out of Gaza.
    Three new reports have a recommended a number of changes in RTE.
    And can Bambie Thug win the Eurovison for Ireland for the first time in almost 30 years?

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    • 45 min
    Tents, Trolleys and Too Young For Smartphones

    Tents, Trolleys and Too Young For Smartphones

    Richard, Gavan and Zara discuss the Mount Street migration and the rising tensions between Ireland and the UK over immigration policy.
    The results of the Aoife Johnston Inquest has put University Hospital Limerick under pressure.
    And a new report commissioned by the French government has recommended that children be banned from having a smartphone until 13 and social media until 18.


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    • 45 min
    Stardust Fire: The Inquest, the Apology and the Future?

    Stardust Fire: The Inquest, the Apology and the Future?

    Gavan and Zara speak with Selina and Louise McDermott for their reactions to the findings of the Stardust Inquest and the subsequent state apology.
    Richard reports from the inquest into the death of teenager Aoife Johnston at University Hospital Limerick.
    And they also discuss the difficulties facing the new recycling scheme and the demise of DVDs.

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    • 43 min
    World War & Wet Weather

    World War & Wet Weather

    Richard, Gavan and Zara discuss the conflict between Israel and Iran and speculation that it could lead to a world war.
    The group speaks to one Kerry farmer, who is spending €3,000 a month on fodder because of the recent spell of bad weather.
    And "Scoop" throws the group for a loop.

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Other Layton ,

I feel smarter having listened to Gav

His depth of knowledge surrounding not only his personal experience, but historical knowledge is what makes this show.

He’s gifted.

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