The Pat Kenny Show Highlights

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Pat brings you the sharpest analysis of news and current affairs on the radio and fresh perspectives on the issues that will define a generation. Breaking news is interwoven with reflective news features and reports from a variety of reporters based across the country. Experts are on hand to guide listeners on everything from consumer and employment rights and health issues to savvy holiday options. And Pat is joined by all the best personalities from the entertainment world. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. ...

Discussing the stories of the week with our 'Friday Forum'
Yesterday at 3:35 PM

We look back on the stories that made the news this week with our Friday Forum which included Richard Boyd Barrett People before Profit TD, Dun Laoghaire, Ciaran Cannon Fine Gael TD Galway East and Louise O’Reilly Sinn Fein TD Dublin Fingal. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


A preview this weekend’s sport and the GAA Special Congress
Yesterday at 3:08 PM

GAA Congress at the weekend, Shefflin to manage the Galway hurlers, Ireland v Sweden women’s soccer, Man United v Liverpool  all previewd with Phil Egan from Off The Ball. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Could 'Europe's Beating Cancer Plan' have a positive impact on Irish cancer care?
Yesterday at 2:25 PM

Could 'Europe's Beating Cancer Plan' have a positive impact on Irish cancer care? To discuss with Pat this morning was Prof. John Crown, Professor and Consultant Medical Oncologist, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and also Rachel Morrogh, Executive Director of Advocacy and External Relations, Irish Cancer Society. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Ireland is well suited for 15-minute cities according to a new report
Yesterday at 1:56 PM

Ireland is well suited for 15-minute cities according to a new report, which also highlights public resistance to living more compactly. But are the public interested in living in a more compact way?  To discuss further Pat was joined on the show this morning by Pat Farrell CEO Of Irish Institutional Property and also Rory HearneAssistant professor in Social Policy at Maynooth University and author of Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It . Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also liste...


The deteriorating COVID situation in the UK
Yesterday at 12:04 PM

Has Freedom Day in the UK proved to be the disaster many health experts predicted? For more on this Pat spoke to Sky Correspondent Enda Brady. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Gareth Mullins has a recipe for a tasty Halloween favourite
Yesterday at 11:32 AM

Gareth Mullins brings us a Halloween recipe


Government’s new ‘zero tolerance’ policy to wildlife crime
Yesterday at 11:14 AM

Minister for Heritage Malcolm Noonan joined Pat to discuss the Government’s new ‘zero tolerance policy to wildlife crime.    Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Will we see a COVID cert blitz this weekend?
Last Thursday at 3:14 PM

Will we see a Covid cert blitz this weekend? Philip Ryan from the Irish Independent has the details as he joined Pat on the show this morning.   Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


The mathematics of climate change and why coffee is the same as a donut!
Last Thursday at 3:06 PM

Comedian and host of The Function Room podcast Colm O’Regan will be telling us about the mathematics of climate change and why coffee is the same as a donut.   Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Why things in Ireland are not as bleak as they may seem
Last Thursday at 2:56 PM

Mark Henry joins us to talk about his new book


The factors pressurizing our already stretched hospitals
Last Thursday at 2:40 PM

On the show this morning we take a look the factors pressurizing our already stretched hospitals. To discuss further Pat was joined by Phil Ni Sheaghdha, General Secretary with INMO and Dr. Gary Stack a GP in Kerry.   Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Gavin McLoughlin takes a look at the business of Aldi and Lidl
Last Thursday at 1:48 PM

In our series 'The Business Of' today our Deputy Business Editor Gavin McLoughlin takes a look at the business of Aldi and Lidl. This series is with thanks to Irish Life.    Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Donald Trump has a new social media platform
Last Thursday at 1:37 PM

Donald Trum is back on social media


DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson on the day Ireland and the UK mark a centenary of partition
Last Thursday at 11:25 AM

DUP Leader Sir Jeffery Donaldson


Science With Luke: Evidence that boosters work
Last Thursday at 10:56 AM

Professor Luke O'Neill joined Pat on the show today to discuss the evidence that boosters work plus even more evidence on masks to encourage their continued use. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Today is ‘Slow Down’ Enforcement Operation 21
Last Thursday at 10:36 AM

Brian Farrell Communications Manager from the RSA joined Pat this morning on the show to talk about Slow Down day and the Irish License Backlog. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


The HSE’s National Lead for Testing and Tracing on role of antigen testing
Last Wednesday at 3:00 PM

The HSE’s National Lead for Testing and Tracing Niamh O’Beirne spoke to Pat this morning to discuss the role of antigen testing. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Diarmuid Gavin on composting and propagation in the autumn months
Last Wednesday at 2:24 PM

Diarmuid Gavin joined Pat this morning to discuss composting and propagation in the autumn months and answer all your gardening questions   Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Mickey Harte on football, faith and family as covered in his new memoir ‘Devotion’
Last Wednesday at 11:52 AM

Mickey Harte joins us to talk about football, faith and family as covered in his incredible new memoir ‘Devotion’. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


New road traffic Bill which legislates for the use of e-scooters on Irish roads
Last Wednesday at 11:01 AM

Motoring journalist Ger Herbert  details the new road traffic Bill which legislates for the use of e-scooters on Irish roads Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Behind the movie scenes of 'The Social Network'
Last Wednesday at 10:48 AM

Behind the movie scenes


Behind the movie scenes of 'The Social Network'
Last Wednesday at 10:48 AM

Behind the movie scenes


One-third of pubs and restaurants not checking for Digital Covid Certs
Last Wednesday at 10:48 AM

One-third of businesses not checking for vaccine pass. As of Friday the 15th of October the HSE and the Health and Safety Authority carried out over 5,600 checks to see if pubs and restaurants were compliant when it came to checking for the digital Covid cert. Of these 5,621 checks it was found that 69% or 3864 businesses were compliant. The other 31% were not compliant or required additional compliance measures according to the HSE. Our reporter Barry Whyte went out himself in Dublin and a number of rural areas to see how many businesses were compliant...


Minister Simon Harris on the opening of third level, vaccinations, antigen testing on campus
Last Wednesday at 10:14 AM

Minister Simon Harris


How antigen testing could assist the safe return to work and live events?
Last Tuesday at 3:06 PM

We discuss how antigen testing could assist the safe return to work and live events and how the pausing of restrictions would make Cork Jazz Festival events unviable. This morning Pat was joined by on the show by Ed O’Leary, Co-owner of The Good Room event planner in Cork, Michael O'Donovan, Chairperson Cork City & Cork County Branch Vintners Federation of Ireland, and owner of The Castle Inn, South Main Street, and Bernard Harbor, Head of Communications with Forsa. Pat also heard how antigen testing works in Germany with Thomas Sparrow German Correspondent.   Listen and subscribe to The Pat K...


Tech with Jess : Launch of a new Macbook
Last Tuesday at 2:30 PM

Tech with Jess


The complex legacy of Colin Powell
Last Tuesday at 1:49 PM

Scott Lucas, Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView joined Pat on the show this morning to discuss the complex legacy of Colin Powell, highly decorated and influential military leader who became the first black US Secretary of State.   Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.  


What stock shortages could we see this holiday season?
Last Tuesday at 1:12 PM

Duncan Graham from retail excellence joined Pat on the show this morning to discuss stock shortages this holiday season and if we can work around them. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


‘Gilligan: The Mob Boss Who Changed The Face Of Organized Crime’
Last Tuesday at 11:42 AM

Paul Williams Gilligan


Green Scene: New research about sea swimming
Last Tuesday at 11:17 AM

Green scene sea swimming research


The success of the Criminal Assets Bureau, 25 years since its inception
Last Tuesday at 10:58 AM

Criminal assets bureau 25th years


A Life in Trauma: Memoirs of an Emergency Physician
Last Tuesday at 10:28 AM

Dr Chris Luke A Life In Trauma


Ask The Expert : All you need to know about pensions
Last Monday at 3:31 PM

Ask the expert on pensions


'My Name Is Jhon' – John Brennan’s book on his experience with dyslexia
Last Monday at 3:25 PM

Hotelier and Entrepreneur John Brennan tells us about his new book ‘My Name Is Jhon’ all about his experience with dyslexia and how needing to ‘do things differently’ isn’t a roadblock to success. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Travel journalist Pol Ó Conghaile updates on the passport application backlog
Last Monday at 3:06 PM

Pol O'Conghaile on the passport backlog


Terry Prone on her memory loss incident last week and recovery
Last Monday at 2:45 PM

Terry Prone on her memory loss incident


Heartache for Connacht and a goal rush for Liverpool a review of the weekend sport
Last Monday at 2:08 PM

Heartache for Connacht


“Unbroken: A Journey of adversity, mental strength and physical fitness”
Last Monday at 12:06 PM

UnBroken adversity, mental strength and physical fitness”


The rise in RSV and other common winter bugs in children
Last Monday at 10:58 AM

A rise in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)


"15 out of 16 in my class are in mica impacted homes - I can't sleep at night"
Last Monday at 10:34 AM

The impact of Mica on homeowners goes way beyond bricks and mortar and is having a huge strain on people's mental health; especially children. The Mica Action Group have carried out a survey of effected homeowners recently; 70% reported as suffering from anxiety, 65% are having difficulty sleeping, and 25% said they are now suffering from depression and having to medicate themselves because of the impact this is having. While schools in Inishowen are also seeing more and more young people asking is there someone to talk to. Our reporter Barry Whyte has been to Co Donegal to see first hand the impact...