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# Podcast

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Podcast
The Explainer: How does Ireland's immigration system work?
Listen in to hear Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council explain.
# depopulation
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is the State ignoring island depopulation?
Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and islander John Walsh tell Susan Daly about what is needed to help our offshore islands thrive.
Last month
January 2023
# System Overload
The Explainer x Noteworthy: How is the Irish public health system coping?
Reporter Peter McGuire and Dr Anne Dee of the Irish Medical Organisation tell Susan Daly about public health challenges and reforms.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How did Ireland get so many Oscar nominations?
Listen in to hear reporter Aoife Barry on how it happened – and what it means for the film industry.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Who is Andrew Tate?
Listen in to hear Dr Debbie Ging of Dublin City University explain more about the controversial online figure.
# Fuelling Retirement
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are Irish pensions invested in fossil fuels?
Lauren Boland of The Journal and Ciarán Hughes of ethical investment company Ethico tell Susan Daly about the relationship between pensions and fossil fuels.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How can you make your money go further in 2023?
Listen in to hear financial advisor Nick Charalambous give his advice.
# Podcast
Rugby Weekly: Coombes the lock, Sharks selection, speed the game up
Check out the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of 2022
Listen in to hear what we picked amongst the range of topics we tackled across politics, sport, entertainment and health this year.
Last year
2022
# Podcast
The Explainer: What did 2022 hold for US politics - and what can we expect in 2023?
Listen in to hear columnist, Bostonian and lawyer Larry Donnelly explain how things went.
# Waste Away
The Explainer x Noteworthy: What happens to your soft plastic recycling?
Alice Chambers of Noteworthy and Mindy O’Brien of environmental charity VOICE tell Susan Daly about Ireland’s recycling system.
# Podcast
Redacted Lives: Catch up on our documentary series about Mother and Baby Homes
The six-part series follows survivors as they search for loved ones, answers and justice.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What is being done for survivors of Ireland's mother and baby homes?
Listen to Órla Ryan, presenter of Redacted Lives podcast, explain about Ireland’s mother and baby home system, and what is happening for survivors.
# Data Centres
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are data centres ramping up Ireland’s emissions?
Niall Sargent of Noteworthy and UCD’s Dr Patrick Brodie tell Susan Daly about our latest investigation.
# Podcast
Football Family: Aftermath to the greatest of finals
Gavin Cooney describes the scene in the joyful moments after the final whistle.
# Podcast
Redacted Lives: Listen to the final episode of our new documentary series here
NEW EPISODE: Roderic O’Gorman is the latest minister to be passed what some survivors call a poisoned chalice: tackling issues caused by Ireland’s mother and baby home system How much can he achieve while in office?
# redacted lives
'Five grand can't give me my son back': Mother and Baby Home survivors hit out at redress plans
The final episode of Redacted Lives explores redress and plans to finally excavate the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam.
The final episode of Redacted Lives explores redress and plans to finally excavate the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam
Survivors believe State could face further legal action if so many people remain excluded from redress scheme, Órla Ryan reports
Maria Arbuckle says: "Five grand isn't going to change my life. My son being taken off me changed my life."
# Podcast
Rugby Weekly: Don't hate the player, hate the game
Garry Doyle and Gavan Casey preview the provinces’ European fixtures this weekend.
# Podcast
Redacted Lives: Final episode explores redress and plans to excavate Tuam mother and baby home site
The final episode in the series features an interview with Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman.
In the sixth and final episode in the series, A Living Wound, we hear from Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman
Also in this episode, survivors explain why they disagree with the Government’s approach to redress and other issues
As Maria Arbuckle said: "“Five grand isn’t going to change my life. My son being taken off me changed my life."
# Podcast
Redacted Lives: Listen to the fifth episode of our new documentary series here
NEW EPISODE: If or when they re-entered society, women sent to mother and baby homes were not expected to talk about what happened to them, let alone attempt to reconnect with their children. Many did, however – but with mixed success.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What do we know about an alleged coup plot in Germany?
Listen to hear Prof Peter Neumann, a German journalist and academic, explain the background and context to the story.
# redacted lives
'I don't want to die not knowing': Adopted people share their search to find their identity
The penultimate episode of Redacted Lives follows people on their search for relatives and information about their early lives – and the jubilation and heartbreak that journey can bring.
The penultimate episode of Redacted Lives follows people on their search for relatives and information, Órla Ryan reports
"I'm getting older now, I don't want to die not knowing," Marguerite Penrose tells us
One man who believes he was illegally adopted also shares the impact this has had on his life
# Podcast
The Explainer: What is happening with inflation and how is it affecting our pockets?
Listen in to hear economist and research affiliate with the ESRI John Fitzgerald to hear more.
# Podcast
Redacted Lives: Mother and Baby Home survivors share if they found who they were looking for
In the penultimate episode in the series mothers and adopted people share the outcome of their searches.
In the penultimate episode in the series we find out if the survivors found who they were looking for
We also hear from adopted people about their search for their parents and information about their identity
Maria Arbuckle, like many women, spent decades looking for her son until a breakthrough in 2021
# Hands On Deck
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are migrant fishers exploited in Ireland?
Maria Delaney of Noteworthy and Geela Garcia in the Philippines tell Susan Daly about our latest cross-border investigation.
# Podcast
Redacted Lives: Listen to the fourth episode of our documentary series here
NEW EPISODE: Many survivors felt as though the Mother and Baby Homes Commission was a chance for society to learn what truly happened in these institutions. But it fell short of offering the closure many needed, leading experts to ask: how?
# redacted lives
'Who paid for my flight? Who gave permission to take me out of England?'
Terri Harrison, who was taken from England to Ireland against her will in the 1970s because she was pregnant, wants answers.
Terri Harrison was taken from England to Ireland against her will in 1973 because she was pregnant and unmarried
She was forced into two different mother and baby institutions and her son was adopted without her consent
Decades later, she is still searching for answers, Órla Ryan reports
# Podcast
Pivac to Leinster? And how can Ireland unearth more athletes?
Check out the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What is RSV and why are so many children sick with it?
Parent Paul Murphy, whose son is being treated in hospital for RSV, and Dr Niamh Lynch explain more in this week’s podcast episode.
# the commission
Redacted Lives: Why survivors felt let down by the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes
The latest episode in our podcast series examines how the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes gathered evidence.
The latest episode in our podcast series examines how the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes gathered evidence
Many survivors felt as though the inquiry was a chance for Irish society to finally find out what truly happened in these institutions
But the final report didn’t come to the conclusions that many experts expected, leading people to ask: How?
Gardaí investigating 20 alleged crimes related to Mother and Baby Homes
Redacted Lives: How boys robbing apples, and a local historian, uncovered a dark part of Irish history
# Podcast
Redacted Lives: Listen to the third episode of our new documentary series here
In 1975, two children looked under a slab of concrete and saw what appeared to be bones. Decades later, their accidental discovery led to a mass grave being uncovered on the grounds of a former mother and baby home.
# redacted lives
Gardaí investigating 20 alleged crimes related to Mother and Baby Homes
In total, 89 complaints have been made to gardaí to date.
In total, 89 complaints have been made to gardaí to date, Órla Ryan reports
Most of those cases have been closed, but 20 remain open and are currently being investigated
Garda Commissioner says it would be difficult to prosecute people given the length of time that has passed
# Podcast
ROG to England and the Irish provinces face a crucial block
Check out today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.
# Tuam
Redacted Lives: How boys robbing apples, and a local historian, uncovered a dark part of Irish history
The third episode of our new documentary series explores Tuam mother and baby home.
The third episode of our new documentary series explores Tuam mother and baby home
In 1975, two children hiding after being caught robbing apples uncovered what appeared to be piles of tiny bones
Decades later, their discovery was researched by a woman named Catherine Corless - who had no idea of the chain of events she would set into motion
# Podcast
The Explainer: What’s Ceta, and will Ireland hold a referendum on it?
On this week’s episode of The Explainer, we’re joined by Trinity College Dublin’s David Kenny to examine the EU-Canada Trade Agreement, and how the Irish Supreme Court has thrown a potential spanner in the works of it.
# Podcast
Redacted Lives: Listen to the second episode of our new documentary series here
A system of mother and baby homes, Magdalene laundries, and industrial schools flourished in 20th century Ireland. We examine how the Catholic Church’s hold on society allowed this to happen.
# Podcast
The Football Family: Should Harry Kane have worn the One Love armband?
Today’s episode of the Football Family is out now.
# redacted lives
'We were a pure Catholic nation - and anyone who challenged that in any way was punished'
The latest episode of Redacted Lives, The Journal’s new podcast, explores the power nexus between Church and State in Ireland.
The latest episode of Redacted Lives, The Journal's new podcast, explores the power nexus between Church and State
High Walls examines how and why so many unmarried mothers and their children were incarcerated in Ireland
Éamon de Valera tried to have the Constitution approved by the pope in 1937, Órla Ryan reports
Redacted Lives: The second episode of our new documentary series is out now
# Podcast
Rugby Weekly: A lot of 'mood' riding on Ireland v Australia
Friday’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly is out now.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What’s happening with the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
Listen in to hear The42.ie reporter Gavin Cooney, who’s heading to Qatar, explain.