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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

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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.

    How Has 'Sex And The City' Aged In The Years Since It First Aired?

    How Has 'Sex And The City' Aged In The Years Since It First Aired?

    After six seasons, 94 episodes, a prequel and two movies, Sex and the City is back.
    A reboot of the original series has been announced, featuring all of the original stars except for Kim Cattrall. It will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and will be titled And Just Like That...
    The series will launch on HBO Max, with production beginning this spring.
    But is there any need for a reboot? How has the show aged since it originally aired?
    Lise Hand, Larissa Nolan and Roe McDermott joined us to discuss these issues.
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    • 21 min
    RTÉ Lost €7.2 Million In 2019, According To Annual Figures

    RTÉ Lost €7.2 Million In 2019, According To Annual Figures

    Catch The Last Word on Business weeknights from 6pm on Today FM, with Capital Flow.
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    • 9 min
    Leo Varadkar On The Need For A 32-County Approach To Fighting Covid

    Leo Varadkar On The Need For A 32-County Approach To Fighting Covid

    As of this week, all international travellers arriving in Ireland will need to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within the previous three days.
    Tánaiste Leo Varadkar wants a similar plan to be introduced north of the border, and is calling on Sinn Féin to encourage its partners in government in the Stormont Assembly to change policy.
    He joined us on The Last Word to discuss the need for a 32-county approach to the pandemic, the vaccination rollout, the economy and more.
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    • 25 min
    Why Vitamin D Could Help In The Fight Against COVID-19

    Why Vitamin D Could Help In The Fight Against COVID-19

    There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that vitamin D deficiency could be linked with developing a more severe case of COVID-19.
    Scientists have suggested that vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of death from COVID-19 in older patients by as much as seven times.
    The Department of Health is advising that people who are self-isolating or unable to go outside should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement.
    Dr Doireann O'Leary, health blogger and Cork GP, joined us for our weekly medical slot with more information on vitamin D and the role it plays in our health.
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    • 10 min
    Culture Club - Mary Lou McDonald

    Culture Club - Mary Lou McDonald

    This week's Culture Club inductee is Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.
    She spoke to Matt about her favourite music, movies, books and TV shows.
    Favourite Album: John Lennon - Shaved Fish
    Favourite Bands/Artists: John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Phil Lynott, Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield, ABBA
    Best Gig: Bruce Springsteen at the RDS, 1980s
    Favourite Movies: Calamity Jane, anything by Woody Allen, A Beautiful Mind
    Favourite Books: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    Favourite TV Shows: The A-Team, Starsky & Hutch, Miami Vice, Dallas, Dynasty, Borgen
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    • 32 min
    The Happy Pear On Improving Your Health Through A Plant-Based Diet

    The Happy Pear On Improving Your Health Through A Plant-Based Diet

    The Happy Pear, also known as Stephen and David Flynn, are among the most successful people to have come out of the food business in Ireland in recent years.
    The brothers have 550,000 Instagram followers, 465,000 YouTube subscribers and 42,000 Twitter followers, and roughly 50,000 people around the world have now completed a Happy Pear online course.
    Their new recipe book, The Happy Health Plan, was compiled in collaboration with medical experts and focuses on how to improve different aspects of your health using a plant-based diet.
    Stephen and David joined us on The Last Word to talk about the book and how their café has fared during the pandemic.
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    • 13 min

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The Friday sports edition is the one to get. Cascarino and Lawrenson are regular soccer pundits and Cooper has a variety of expert commentators on the GAA and Rugby. If you're interested in Irish sport, this is a good place to start. Cascarino's weekly punt on the cross-channel football results was worth a listen also, last time I was at home at least.

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