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The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
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Join us as we journey back and find new meanings in some very ancient stories. Leeanne O Donnell and Pol O Colmain revisit Ireland's ancient legends with fresh ears - peeling back the layers to uncover what resonance these stories might have for us now in the 21st Century. Some stories endure for thousands of years and these ones have - so what are they trying to tell us ? This series is made possible by the kind sponsorship of our friends at Wild Goose Studio. https://wildgoosestudio.com. R ...
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Upon learning that Dublin City Council inspectors gained access to one of his properties, landlord Marc Godart ordered that the workers he deemed responsible be sacked and outstanding wages withheld. For more on this story go to irishtimes.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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In 2023, controversial landlord Marc Godart told colleagues that new contracts should stipulate that workers are hired by Itzig Sarl, one of his family’s Luxembourg companies, rather than by an Irish-based company. “The reason is we don’t want to be exposed to any prosecution if we do not get along with an employee or a person that works for us,” G…
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In Conor Pope’s exclusive interview with Santa, Irish kids from Bray, Co Wicklow to Queensland, Australia, messaged the man in red with questions asking about his habits, from beard grooming to cookie-eating, what sort of exercise he takes and how, he circumnavigates the world in one night, and much, much more. Thank you to all the boys and girls w…
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Get in touch wIth us ! Where did the ancient inhabitants of Ireland come from and why did they end up here ? This week's story is an ancient epic about the Sons of Mil and the Tuatha De Dannan. It's a story full of magic - and if you've ever felt that Ireland is a place where the veil between the worlds can be very thin then this week's episode off…
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Get in touch wIth us ! The weight of carrying a terrible secret about his King causes a young man to sicken to the point of death. In this ancient Irish myth, a magical tree and the power of music combine to bring about a resolution to what seems like an impossible problem.Av Leeanne
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Christmas Eve is Santa’s busiest night of the year. Mrs Claus, the elves and all the reindeer help with the preparations. The lists have been made, checked at least twice. The brakes on the sleigh have been tested and tested again and the harnesses polished by the stable team who will also check that all the jingle bells are in fine working order. …
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Mark Weiss reports from Jerusalem where there is a possibility of a ceasefire between Hamas militants in Gaza and Israel. What needs to happen to make a ceasefire work, and how do Israelis feel about the conflict that has claimed many more Palestinian than Israeli lives and been met with widespread condemnation as disproportionate?…
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Joe Biden has spent his first 100 days as US president powering through an ambitious agenda and tackling issues on the economy, coronavirus and climate policy. What are the key actions he has taken thus far and where has he fallen short? Washington correspondent Suzanne Lynch joins Chris Dooley to take a look back at the start of his presidency.…
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In the Indian capital of New Delhi, one person is reportedly dying of Covid-19 every four minutes. With a population of 1.3 billion, the surge in new infections has pushed the country’s health system to breaking point, with hospitals running out of critical supplies of oxygen and available beds to treat the seriously ill. In this episode Irish Time…
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Angela Merkel is on her last lap as German Chancellor and will stand down when September’s federal election ends her fourth and final term in office. Meanwhile her party, the ruling Christian Democratic Union, is trapped in a high-stakes stand-off with its Bavarian ally, the Christian Social Union. The impasse? Which of their leaders should guide t…
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Dan McLaughlin explains the background to a new flare-up in the war in eastern Ukraine between the government in Kiev and Russian-backed separatists, and the news that Russia has sent troops and tanks to its border with Ukraine for what it insists are military exercises. Why is trouble in the region increasing now, and is the threat of a major esca…
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Brazil's Covid-19 case numbers and deaths have hit staggering new highs in the past month: over 60,000 died in March alone. Now it is facing a political crisis to match its health crisis. President Jair Bolsonaro, his authority undermined by the raging pandemic, sacked his defence minister and three top military chiefs in what looks like a struggle…
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Voters in Israel went to the polls this week in a bid to free the country of the political stalemate that has seen it hold four elections in two years.But after another cliffhanger result, the deadlock continues and it may be weeks before it becomes clear if prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be able to form another government.Exit polls after …
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Brazil's often chaotic political scene got even more complex recently when former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's conviction for corruption was suddenly overturned. Will Lula's expected return to politics, combined with the government's disastrous pandemic response, spell the end for current right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro?…
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