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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.

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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.

    Will The National Hurling And Football Leagues Return Next Month?

    Will The National Hurling And Football Leagues Return Next Month?

    The National Football and Hurling Leagues are currently scheduled to return in February.
    However, there are suggestions that they could be pushed back to March, while the senior intercounty championships might have to be moved to August.
    How likely is this scenario?
    Marc Ó Sé, former All-Ireland winner with Kerry, and Jamesie O'Connor, former All-Ireland winner with Clare, joined us to discuss this.
    [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22183314/LW-GAA.mp3"][/audio]

    • 10 min
    Hazel Chu On Racist Abuse: "When Things Go Unchecked, That Very Vocal Minority Gain Traction"

    Hazel Chu On Racist Abuse: "When Things Go Unchecked, That Very Vocal Minority Gain Traction"

    Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu was subjected to racist abuse and intimidation outside her home by a group of far-right protesters.
    A peaceful event, organised annually by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, was taking place at the Mansion House last night but was hijacked by a group of 30 people. One person was arrested.
    Speaking on The Last Word, Hazel Chu described the incident as "uncomfortable".
    She added that, from yesterday's events and messages she has received, "It's very clear that people don't like me in the role because of the colour of my skin."
    "When things go unchecked and lies are allowed to spread, this is what happens. That very vocal minority gain traction and space and end up doing what they want, and that has to stop."
    [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22180942/LW-Hazel-Chu.mp3"][/audio]

    • 7 min
    Older People Are Scared To Go Into Hospital Because They're Afraid To Die Alone - Belmullet GP

    Older People Are Scared To Go Into Hospital Because They're Afraid To Die Alone - Belmullet GP

    Belmullet in Co. Mayo has the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the country.
    One in 18 people in the town have contracted the virus, which is five times higher than the national average.
    Local GP Fergal Ruane has had to continue working remotely, despite testing positive for COVID-19 himself, due to a lack of  locums available.
    He joined us on The Last Word to discuss the situation in the community.
    [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22174048/LW-Fergal-Ruane.mp3"][/audio]

    • 9 min
    Gwyneth Paltrow's "This Smells Like My Vagina" Goop Candle Explodes In Woman's Living Room

    Gwyneth Paltrow's "This Smells Like My Vagina" Goop Candle Explodes In Woman's Living Room

    Gwyneth Paltrow's £57 'This Smells Like My Vagina' Goop candle reportedly exploded in one UK woman's home.
    Jody Thompson had won the candle in an online quiz, but after lighting it she was shocked when it exploded and "emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere".
    A spokesperson for Goop told The Sun newspaper that they had alerted the manufacturer, as well as offering to send the woman some products "to help pass the days in quarantine".
    Alison Healy and Eoghan Tomás McDermott joined us for The Week Trending to discuss this and some of the other stories making headlines this week.
    [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22172248/LW-Gwyneth-Paltrow.mp3"][/audio]

    • 20 min
    Glastonbury Has Been Cancelled For 2021

    Glastonbury Has Been Cancelled For 2021

    Catch The Last Word on Business weeknights from 6pm on Today FM, with Capital Flow.
    [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22162254/LW-Glastonbury.mp3"][/audio]

    • 7 min
    Ronan O'Gara: How Rugby Can Keep Going Through The Pandemic

    Ronan O'Gara: How Rugby Can Keep Going Through The Pandemic

    This year's Six Nations Championship is due to start on 6 February, but will it still go ahead?
    The women's and U20 competitions have already been postponed, while European club rugby has been temporarily suspended.
    Ronan O'Gara, who will be providing Six Nations analysis for Virgin Media One, joined us with his thoughts on how rugby can keep going through the pandemic.
    [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/21185316/LW-Ronan-OGara.mp3"][/audio]

    • 14 min

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