Media Appearances

The job of an academic is to pursue the truth. Part of my role as an independent academic is community service, and a large part of this service consists of contributing to public discourses through the media. 

 

I strongly believe that academic research output is a public good because it is the citizens of Ireland that fund the salaries of workers in third-level education. This perspective is becoming increasingly important as the mainstream media have largely ceased to play the role of the 'fourth estate' as an independent check and balance on the powerful sectors in society, including government and business. 

 

That task now falls to NGOs, independent journalists, and those academics who are willing to speak truth to power.  However, it is increasingly difficult to make expert, objective, and evidence-based interventions into the public discourse because of the gate-keeping role of the mainstream media. I find that even "live" contributions on the radio or television are 'mediated' by broadcasters and panel chairpersons who are uncomfortable with hearing evidence that goes against what is considered the accepted 'spin' on particular political topics.  My strong commitment to social justice underpins my efforts to resist encroachments onto academic freedom, and my determination to say what needs to be said, without fear or favour.

 

I make my research-based media contributions from the perspective of the common good of citizens, with a particular emphasis on the inclusion of marginalised or silenced groups - those whose voices and needs are rarely heard over the airwaves,  or read in print. 

Below is a list of my "media[ted]" research-based output to date:

  • 3 Mar. 2020 NewsTalk Radio The Hard Shoulder with Ivan Yates: Seanad 2020 Election -The Independent Candidates

  • 22 Feb. 2020 RTE Radio 1 Saturday with Cormac Ó hEadhra: Who controls Sinn Féin, government formation, online abuse

  • 7 Feb. 2020 Le Soir newspaper: Législatives en Irlande: pourquoi le Sinn Fein aura du mal à accéder au pouvoir

  • 3 Jan. 2020 RTE Today with Sean O Rourke: The Gathering - General Election Campaigning

  • 12 Dec. 2019 RTE Radio 1 Late Debate: A 4-hour special on the UK General Election as it happens

  • 23 October 2019 ISME: Day of People and Purpose: Debating Brexit

  • 21 Oct. 2019 BBC Radio London Drivetime with Eddie Nestor: Brexit Deal

  • 19 Oct. 2019 RTE Radio 1 Saturday with Cormac Ó hEadhra: Brexit

  • 17 Oct. 2019 BBC Radio 5 Live with Richard Bacon: Debating Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal

  • 16 Oct. 2019 BBC World News television: Ireland's Reaction to Brexit Deal

  • 1 Jun. 2019 RTE Radio 1 Saturday with Cormac Ó hEadhra: European Elections fall out, Taoiseach on Poverty, Tourism & Ireland: Trump Visit

  • 19 Jan. 2019 RTE Radio 1 Saturday with Cormac Ó hEadhra: Meat and Environment, Brexit

  • 20 Dec. 2018 RTE PrimeTime television: Planning for a No Deal Brexit

  • 12 Dec. 2018 BBC Radio London with Petrie Hosken: Brexit and Theresa May's visit to Dublin

  • 14 Nov. 2018 Virgin Media Television The Tonight Show: The Politics of a No Deal Brexit

  • 12 Nov. 2018 The Journal.ie Luke Ming Flanagan: If we are heading for an EU army what does that mean for Irish neutrality?

  • 8 Nov. 2018 GUE/NGL Public Meeting at NUI Galway: Are We Heading Towards An EU Army?

  • 5 Nov. 2018 Alive!Speakers Corner: Crises reveal how deeply unethical the EU is

  • 4 Oct. 2018 Virgin Media television The Tonight Show: Brexit Scenarios and Implications

  • 25 Sept. 2018 Banter no. 199 podcast: Hey, what's wrong with the EU?

  • 12 Sept. 2018 Newstalk Radio The Hard Shoulder: Are politics of the right on the rise?

  • 25 July 2018 The Times of London article: EU evangelists stand in way of a fair Brexit

  • 8 June 2018 Newstalk Radio Lunchtime Live Ciara Kelly: Should Universities Be Free?

  • 26 April 2018 RTE Radio 1 The Late Debate: Brexit, USA, Iran, North Korea

  • 19 April 2018 Government Times UCC newspaper: Brexit, Irexit and the Future of Europe

  • 17 April 2018 Alive! Newspaper article: Revealed: just how much Irish pay to remain in EU

  • 17 Feb. 2018 Examiner newspaper: PESCO conference hears issues of financial commitment and military spending

  • 17 Feb. 2018 BreakingNews.ie PESCO conference financial commitment and military spending

  • 5 Feb. 2018 Irish Times newspaper article: Irexit conference, Ireland and the European Union

  • 3 Feb. 2018. Irish Times newspaper article: Irexit conference, Ireland and the European Union

  • 8 Nov. 2017 Public Affairs Ireland article: The NATO-EU "war against neutrality"

  • 7 Sept. 2017 NewsTalk High Noon with George Hook: Universities and Free Speech

  • 16 July 2017 Newstalk Yates on Sunday: Brexit

  • 23 June 2017. RTÉ Radio 1 live show, Today with Sean O’ Rourke/Cormac Ó hEadhra: Brexit

  • 25 Mar. 2017 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Business with Richard Curran: Brexit

  • 18 Mar. 2017 Newstalk Talking Point, live radio show: Brexit

  • 7 Feb. 2017 Wexford People newspaper talk in Wexford library

  • 6 Jan. 2017 NewsTalk High Noon with George Hook: A Day Without Women

  • 10 Jan. 2017 PrimeTime Extras, RTÉ1 Live TV C/Affairs: A Year of Living Dangerously, Brexit

  • 8 Dec. 2016: RTÉ Radio 1 Morning Ireland: Atlantic’s Jerry Early quoted EU/fisheries figures

  • 4 Dec. 2016: RTÉ Radio 1 The History Show: quoted De Valera Condolences Myth research

  • 14 Nov. 2016 Ireland Live at 5.30, UTV Ireland TV News: Trump’s ‘cabinet’, Steve Bannon

  • 11 Nov. 2016 Ireland Live at 10, UTV Ireland Live Television News Programme: US elections

  • 10 Nov. 2016 RTÉ Radio 1 live show, The Late Debate: Donald Trump as President

  • 10 Nov. 2016 RTÉ News at One live radio show: Donald Trump as President

  • 8 Nov. 2016 Newstalk Election2016 w/Richard Chambers, live radio: US election results

  • 4 Nov. 2016 Newstalk Talking Point, live radio show: Barack Obama’s Legacy

  • 29 Oct. 2016 Newstalk Talking Point, live radio show: Brexit

  • 20 Sept. 2016 Banter podcast: Trump vs Clinton: Banter on the US Presidential Election

  • 16 Sept. 2016 Newstalk Talking Point, live radio show: Political Reform

  • 31 July 2016 Newstalk The Sunday Show, live radio show: US Democratic Convention

  • 16 June 2016 PrimeTime Extras, RTÉ1 Live Television Show: Is Ireland Ready for Brexit?

  • 23rd June 2016 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate: Brexit & EU Refugee Crisis

  • 21 June 2016 Ireland Live at 10, UTV Ireland Live Television News Programme: Gun Control

  • 21 May 2016 Newstalk Talking Point, Radio Show: US election politics

  • 23 March 2016 Tonight with Vincent Browne Show, live TV show: Neutrality, Refugee Crisis

  • 4 March 2016. Irish Times newspaper, Seanad Eireann race, NUI Independent Panel

  • 24 Feb. 2016 RTÉ Radio 1 live show, Today with Sean O’ Rourke: Race to the White House

  • 20 Feb. 2016 Newstalk Talking Point, Radio Show: Gender in Politics: Female votes+women?

  • 18 Feb. 2016 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate: Brexit. The Refugee Crisis

  • 19 Dec. 2015 NewsTalk Talking Point Radio Show: US politics

  • 8 Dec. 2015 NewsTalk The Right Hook live radio show,Gender quotas in Irish elections

  • 25 Nov. 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate: EU Mutual Defence Clause

  • 12 Nov. 2015 Irish Times Op-Ed quoting my Ireland-EU fisheries estimates, Nigel Farage

  • 9 Oct. 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate Feargal Keane: ISIS, Women in War

  • 17 Sept. 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, Today with Sean O'Rourke: US election analysis

  • 7 Aug. 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, Today with Sean O'Rourke: US election analysis

  • 1st Aug. 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Business with Richard Curran: Iraq sanctions

  • 16 July 2015 Irish Times article, neutrality and European Union CSDP and common defence

  • 12 July 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Marian Finucane Show

  • 21 May 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate, Oireachtas Banking Inquiry

  • 23 April 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate Day 2 of Oireachtas Banking Inquiry

  • 19 March 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate, Irish Water, EU

  • 5 Feb. 2015 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate PAC Hearing into Irish water

  • 8 Sept. 2014 BBC TV Scottish Independence Six and Ten o’clock news

  • 9 Sept. 2014 The Journal.ie newspaper, interviewed by and subsequently quoted

  • 3 July 2014 The Financial Times, Anglo-Irish relations post-Brexit (interview/quoted)

  • 12 May 2014 RTÉ 1, PrimeTime Far Right in Europe PrimeTime Special

  • 9 Oct. 2014 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate

  • 23 Dec. 2012 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Marian Finuncane Show

  • 8 Aug. 2012 TV3 live television show, Tonight with Vincent Browne

  • 26 July 2012 TV3 live television show, Tonight with Vincent Browne

  • 17 June 2012 RTÉ 1 Week in Politics television show

  • 31 May 2012 USA Seattle's KUOW-FM 94.9 live radio show Weekday

  • 29 May 2012 Irish Times newspaper article European Stability Mechanism

  • 29 May 2012 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show, The Late Debate

  • 4 February 2012 RTE Radio 1 live radio show, Saturday with Charlie Bird

  • 30 Jan. 2012 TV3 live television show, Tonight with Vincent Browne

  • 12 Dec. 2011 TV3 live television show, Tonight with Vincent Browne

  • 10 Dec.2011 interview / article contribution Sunday Business Post newspaper

  • 8 Dec. 2011 TV3 live television show, Tonight with Vincent Browne

  • 28 Sep. 2011 RTÉ Radio 1 live radio show DriveTime

  • 28 June 2011 TV3 live television show, Tonight with Vincent Browne

  • 12 June 2011 NewsTalk 106 live radio how, The Dunphy Show

  • 31 May 2011 TV3 live television show, Tonight with Vincent Browne

  • 15 May 2011 NewsTalk 106 live radio show, The Dunphy Show

  • 8 May 2011 Sunday Business Post, Vincent Browne quoting research

  • 5 May 2011 TV3 live television show, Tonight with Vincent Browne

  • 21 April 2011, "Europe for Beginners" podcast 8 – Irish neutrality EU CSDP, Near 90fm

  • 14 April 2011, "Europe for Beginners" podcast 7 –EU Court of Justice, Central Bank, Near 90fm

  • 7 April 2011, "Europe for Beginners" podcast 6 – The Making of EU law, Near 90fm

  • 31 Mar. 2011, "Europe for Beginners" podcast 5 – The Council of the EU, Near 90fm

  • 24 Mar. 2011, "Europe for Beginners" podcast 4 – The EU Commission, Near 90fm

  • 3 Mar. 2011, "Europe for Beginners" podcast 1– The European Union, Near 90fm

  • 30 Mar. 2010, DCU FM live radio show - European Union politics

  • 17 Jan. 2010 RTÉ Radio 1 The Sunday Forum show ‘Ethics & War’

  • 25 Sep. 2009 RTÉ Radio 1 News at One ‘Lisbon Treaty and neutrality’

  • 23 Sep. 2009 Japanese newspaper Akahata ‘Lisbon Treaty’ interview

  • 23 Sep. 2009 RTÉ 1PrimeTime ‘Lisbon Treaty PrimeTime Special’

  • 9 Sep. 2009 Irish Times article on neutrality and 'justifiable' wars

  • 7 July 2009 Eur@dio Nantes Redaction 2 French radio ‘ESDP & Ireland’

  • 29 June 2009 Irish Times article Lisbon Treaty 'clarifications'

  • 25 June. 2009 Irish Times article research quoted by TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh

  • 19 June 2009 RTÉ Radio 1 DriveTime ‘Irish Government Lisbon ‘guarantees’’

  • 18 June 2009 Open Europe blog on the Lisbon Treaty and neutrality

  • 25 May 2009 local radio I103-106 FM on the European elections

  • 24 Dec 2008 Irish Times article on neutrality and the Lisbon treaty CSDP

  • 18 Dec 2008 Irish Times article on neutrality and the Lisbon treaty CSDP

  • 11 Dec 2008 Irish Times article on neutrality and the Lisbon treaty CSDP - reply

  • 9 Dec 2008 Irish Times Debate on Irish neutrality Daragh McDowell

  • 8 Dec. 2008 Irish Times article on neutrality and the Lisbon treaty CSDP

  • 6 Dec. 2008 Irish Times article on neutrality and the Lisbon treaty CSDP - reply

  • 2 Dec. 2008 Irish Times article on neutrality and the Lisbon treaty CSDP - reply

  • 27 Nov. 2008 Irish Times article on neutrality and the Lisbon Treaty CSDP

  • 26 Nov. 2008 Irish Times article on public opinion and neutrality

  • 25 Nov. 2008 Irish Times article on the history of neutrality

  • 16 June 2008 interview, RTÉ Radio 1, News at One ‘Lisbon Treaty’

  • 13 June 2008 RTÉ radio 1 DriveTime ‘Lisbon referendum results’

  • 11 June 2008 Polish newspaper Dziennik ‘Lisbon referendum campaign’

  • 10 June 2008 TV3 Morning AM live television ‘Lisbon Treaty referendum’

  • 23 May 2004 RTÉ 1 television Week in Politics Special: Electronic Voting

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