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On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.

The Last Word with Matt Cooper Today FM

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 34 Ratings

On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.

    The 2023 National Hurling League Starts This Weekend

    The 2023 National Hurling League Starts This Weekend

    Matt was joined by Jamesie O’Connor and Seamus Hickey to look ahead to the start of the 2023 National Hurling League.

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

    • 14 min
    Why Aren't Superstar Artists Coming To Ireland?

    Why Aren't Superstar Artists Coming To Ireland?

    Beyoncé has announced her Renaissance World Tour, but if Irish fans want to see her they are going to have to travel.

    Matt was joined by Dave Hanratty, host of the No Encore podcast, and Michael Murphy, music lecturer in IADT to discuss why some music superstars are opting out of Irish gigs

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

    • 10 min
    The Week Trending

    The Week Trending

    Ben Finnegan and Laura Byrne joined Matt to discuss the week’s biggest news as well as the other stories making headlines, including anti-migrant protests, renaming Dublin’s streets and cancelling rugby songs.

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

    • 25 min
    Former Rose Of Tralee On How Dyspraxia And Dyslexia Made Her Who She Is Today

    Former Rose Of Tralee On How Dyspraxia And Dyslexia Made Her Who She Is Today

    Hannah Daly is the author of “Knowing No Boundaries”, where she tells the inspirational story of how, despite being profoundly dyslexic, dyspraxic and having a sensory processing disorder, she has written a memoir and become an occupational therapist.

    She spoke to The Last Word about the challenges she faces in day-to-day life and how she adapts to overcome them.

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

    • 11 min
    Tánaiste Signs Off On New Ten-Seater Government Jet

    Tánaiste Signs Off On New Ten-Seater Government Jet

    It was reported on Thursday that Tánaiste Micheál Martin has signed off on a plan to replace the government jet, with the current aircraft coming to the “end of its lifecycle”.

    Political Editor of the Irish Examiner Daniel McConnell & Senator Tom Clonan joined Matt to discuss the matter and explain how the new aircraft will differ to the current one.

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

    • 10 min
    No Katie Taylor Fight At Croke Park: Here's Why

    No Katie Taylor Fight At Croke Park: Here's Why

    Katie Taylor has previously expressed her desire to have her homecoming fight against Amanda Serrano held at Croke Park. However, that dream may be over as Eddie Hearn has stated that due to the cost of renting the stadium, it won't be possible to hold the event at GAA’s Headquarters.

    Matt spoke to Gavan Casey of The42.ie on what this means for the fight and how it could impact fans hoping to attend it.

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

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Dezzy1 ,

Brilliant

Love this podcast - been listening for years and it gives me the perfect size snippets regarding what’s happening in the world!

Yellow and brown ,

It’s superb

I’m a currently working in the Uk now and it’s great to hear Irish news

Buzzdroid ,

Top notch

If you are interested in the politics of Ireland , then this show is essential listening. Absolutely top notch.

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