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# Podcast

April
April 2023
Rugby retirements, Connacht's big blow and Munster's mission
Ciarán Kennedy and Murray Kinsella reflect on another enforced retirement, as well as previewing a big weekend of URC games and Ireland Women’s daunting task against England.
The Journal's Redacted Lives wins silver at New York Festivals Radio Awards
The awards have celebrated broadcasting excellence since 1957.
The Explainer: Everything you need to know about the trial of Gerry Hutch
Frank Greaney, courts correspondent with Newstalk and Today FM, joins us on this week’s episode to delve into the case. We examine the origins of the feud, explain who exactly The Monk is, look at key moments from the trial, and explore the origins of the Special Criminal Court.
The Explainer: What's the story with Irish neutrality?
We’re joined this week on the podcast by Diarmaid Ferriter, professor of Modern Irish History at UCD, to look at Irish neutrality and its opaque history.
Prendergast gets his start and a low point for Carbery
Listen to the latest episode of Rugby Weekly.
The Explainer: What does Trump being indicted mean for him and the 2024 election?
This week on The Explainer, Laura Byrne is joined by The Journal columnist and University of Galway law lecture Larry Donnelly to delve into the case.
March
March 2023
Crowley gets his chance: Champions and Challenge Cup preview
Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey look ahead to Leinster-Ulster, Sharks-Munster and Benetton-Connacht.
The Explainer: Why are there concerns over how TikTok is using your data?
Chris Stokel-Walker, author of a definitive book on TikTok, joins us this week to explain what the controversies around the Chinese-run app are.
Connacht's coup, Six Nations starts, Stormers' mission
Listen to the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly with Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella.
The Explainer: What's behind the recent wave of bank failures?
Brooke Masters from the Financial Times joins us on this week’s episode to explain exactly what is going on. What caused the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank? How did it cause ripple effects across the world? And although we’re hearing a lot about venture capital, how worried should Joe and Jane Doe be about their savings?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why is it so tough to access autism services?
Reporter Niall Sargent and expert Eleanor McSherry tell Susan Daly about chronic delays in autism assessments and services for children.
The Explainer: What is shrinkflation?
This week on The Explainer, Laura Byrne speaks to Edgar Morgenroth, professor of economics at DCU Business School, to delve into the subject more. What level of shrinkflation are we seeing right now, is there anything to protect consumers from it – and when will it end?
The Explainer: What is it like to be a humanitarian on the ground in Ukraine right now?
Presenter Sinéad O’Carroll speaks with Claudia Amaral, head of office with DG ECHO in Kyiv, about her work. What type of assistance do people need the most? What stories has she heard from people on the ground? And how long will her work be needed?
'He’s one of the very best, and I mean that across all positions'
Tadhg Furlong’s return to the Ireland team was discussed on today’s Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
The Explainer: Why does Matt Hancock keep making headlines?
This week, we’re joined by PA Media’s Dominic McGrath to look back over the career of Matt Hancock, and delve into the impact of his leaked WhatsApp messages.
The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the environmental cost of hydropower?
Reporter Anthea Lacchia tells Susan Daly about declining fish stocks and significant changes in Ireland’s longest river.
Marmion's exit, Snyman's return, and Ireland's injuries
Listen to the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.
The Explainer: What are 15-minute cities and why do some people think they’re controversial?
Listen in to hear Stevie McDermott and Camilla Siggaard Andersen explain.
'Farrell has been retired if you read the media, which is ridiculous'
The England captain has been facing criticism again.
February
February 2023
The Explainer: Why are there still problems accessing a drug that prevents extreme morning sickness?
Listen in to hear political correspondent Christina Finn explaining the situation with Cariban.
Aviva atmosphere, Munster's new signing, Ireland's health
Listen to the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
The Explainer: Why is Bertie Ahern back?
Listen in to hear Lise Hand and Sinéad O’Carroll discuss the highs and lows of his career – and what might be in store next.
The Explainer: How could the war in Ukraine end?
Donnacha Ó Beacháin, professor of politics at the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University, joins us.
The Explainer: How does Ireland's immigration system work?
Listen in to hear Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council explain.
January
January 2023
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.
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.
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.
The Explainer: Who is Andrew Tate?
Listen in to hear Dr Debbie Ging of Dublin City University explain more about the controversial online figure.
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.
The Explainer: How can you make your money go further in 2023?
Listen in to hear financial advisor Nick Charalambous give his advice.
Rugby Weekly: Coombes the lock, Sharks selection, speed the game up
Check out the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Football Family: Aftermath to the greatest of finals
Gavin Cooney describes the scene in the joyful moments after the final whistle.
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?
'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."