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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.

    Peter O'Mahony On Gardening, The Environment And Why He Can't Wait To Get Back To Rugby

    Peter O'Mahony On Gardening, The Environment And Why He Can't Wait To Get Back To Rugby

    Munster captain and Ireland international Peter O'Mahony may be rugby's best known gardener, and it's something he's had plenty of time for during lockdown.
    As a GreenAware ambassador, he is now involved with the launch of the #DoBitsHelpLots campaign, highlighting some of the ways we can all be more environmentally friendly.
    He joined us on The Last Word to discuss the campaign, his love of gardening, coping with lockdown and the long-awaited return of PRO14 rugby.
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    • 13 min
    Singer Duffy Criticises Netflix Film '365 Days', Saying It Glamourises Rape

    Singer Duffy Criticises Netflix Film '365 Days', Saying It Glamourises Rape

    The singer Duffy has criticised Netflix's 365 Days, saying it glamourises rape.
    The movie, adapted from a novel by Polish writer Blanka Lipińska, follows a woman who is kidnapped and given a year to fall in love with her captor, the head of a Sicilian Mafia family.
    With a score of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems critics agree with Duffy.
    Earlier this year the singer emerged from a decade-long musical hiatus, revealing that she had been kidnapped, raped and held captive for days, and had needed time to recover from her ordeal.
    Joe O'Shea and Jennifer Gannon joined us for our weekly TV slot to discuss this and more, including the addition of Mad Men to Amazon Prime.
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    • 14 min
    Dublin Restaurateur Hits Out At No-Shows After 13 People Fail To Turn Up

    Dublin Restaurateur Hits Out At No-Shows After 13 People Fail To Turn Up

    More than three months after COVID-19 restrictions forced them to close, Ireland's restaurants are open for business once again, albeit at a greatly reduced capacity.
    But for one Dublin restaurateur, excitement about reopening soon turned to frustration as customers who had pre-booked tables failed to turn up.
    Bon Appetit in Malahide has already experienced 13 no-shows since opening on Wednesday.
    The restaurant's owner, Oliver Dunne, joined us to explain the negative impact this has had on his business.
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    • 8 min
    The Week Trending - Ghislaine Maxwell Charged With Aiding Jeffrey Epstein's Abuse Of Underage Girls

    The Week Trending - Ghislaine Maxwell Charged With Aiding Jeffrey Epstein's Abuse Of Underage Girls

    Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested and charged with facilitating Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of underage girls.
    The British socialite, a long-time associate of Epstein, is accused of helping him identify and groom multiple girls, one of whom was just 14 years old.
    Epstein died in prison last year while awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.
    Roe McDermott and Eoghan Tomás McDermott joined us for The Week Trending to discuss this and more of the stories making the news this week.
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    • 21 min
    Tourism Chief Warns Of 'Catastrophic' Impact Of Pandemic

    Tourism Chief Warns Of 'Catastrophic' Impact Of Pandemic

    There has been much discussion in recent days of people going on holidays abroad this summer and whether or not it is safe to do so.
    But what about foreign tourists coming into the country?
    Eoghan O'Meara Walsh, CEO of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation, says that COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the tourism industry, with international visitors accounting for 75% of the tourism economy.
    He spoke to us about why he feels the quarantine rules should be relaxed.
    We were also joined by Priscilla Lynch, Clinical Editor of the Medical Independent, to discuss the latest COVID-19 updates.
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    • 13 min
    Go Behind The Scenes In The Trump White House With The Man Who Was In The Room

    Go Behind The Scenes In The Trump White House With The Man Who Was In The Room

    Since US President Donald Trump took office, there has been a slew of books describing the chaos in his administration.
    The Room Where It Happened is the first-hand account of John Bolton, former US National Security Advisor, and he doesn't hold back from excoriating Trump's performance.
    John Bolton joined us on The Last Word to talk about Trump's presidency, why so many Republicans continue to stand by him, and why he has trouble distinguishing his personal interest from the national interest.
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    • 9 min

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