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Best of Nolan

Stephen Nolan's no nonsense approach to confronting the biggest issues of the day has made it the biggest show in the country. An unmissable mixture of news, phone ins and entertainment.

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  • Scotland says No 19th September 2014

    Fri, 19 Sep 14

    40 mins

    28 days remaining

    Scotland says no to independence. It's staying in the UK. But things will never be the same again. We have the latest reaction from across the Irish Sea. And we ask what does it mean for us?

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  • Bin collections and women in golf clubs 18th September 2014

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

    43 mins

    27 days remaining

    The monthly bins collection row. It just won't go away. Is Banbridge Council facing a ratepayers' revolt over its plans? Or are the critics actually talking rubbish? And men only golf clubs - do they belong in the past? And where should we draw the line on single sex organisations?

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  • Casino in Belfast? 17th September 2014

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

    54 mins

    26 days remaining

    Could Belfast be about to gets its first ever casino? The Rank Group which runs some 55 casinos in Britain wants to open here. They met with Belfast city councillors last night to seek their backing for the proposal. So what do you think is the time right for Belfast to move in line with other major towns and cities and have a casino? Dan Waugh from European gambling and leisure business, Rank group, Lord Morrow and callers discuss.

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  • Water charges? 16th September 2014

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

    25 mins

    25 days remaining

    Could water charges be the answer to the cutbacks crisis facing Stormont? What do you think? Are you ready to pay a household water charge? What if it meant problems facing our health service could be eased? We've had lots of dire warnings - about massive penalties for not introducing welfare reform in N Ireland, about hospitals suffering, policing cuts, street lights going out Green Party MLA Steven Agnew says water charges could raise 200 million pounds a year

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  • The life and legacy of Ian Paisley 15th September 2014

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

    81 mins

    24 days remaining

    Ian Paisley, A huge figure in Northern Ireland for half a century. One of our leading politicians A big presence, a very big voice And now it's silent. Just how will he be remembered? How will you remember him?

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  • Interview with First Minister Peter Robinson Fri 12th Sept

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    55 mins

    21 days remaining

    It's been a big week in N Ireland politics. Peter Robinson described Stormont as "not fit for purpose". He claims that without a deal on welfare reform, the Assembly cannot survive. It's really serious. It's complicated too - all the statistics, the claims and counter claims could drive you mad. This show will get to the bottom of the welfare reform row. It's so important. We're being told public services could be slashed because of fines from London and if we have to fund our own IT systems for paying benefits. The assembly will collapse if there is no deal on welfare reform. He says he is confident NI will get £80 million of penalties back if he can get a deal. In the podcast we hear Stephen's interview with First Minister Peter Robinson, reaction from Belfast Telegraph political editor Liam Clarke and we take your calls.

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  • Time for the girls on Page 3 to cover up? Thur 11th Sept

    Thu, 11 Sep 14

    46 mins

    20 days remaining

    Is The Sun newspaper's topless "page three girl" on the way out? Media mogul Rupert Murdoch sent a tweet out yesterday suggesting it could be time for Page Three models to cover up. The move has been celebrated as a victory by campaigners who say it is time for the newspaper to end the feature which has ran since 1970. We get the views of Paul Clarkson, editor of the The Sun's Irish and Ulster editions, and we hear from Angela Towers of the 'No more Page 3 campaign', commentator Fionola Meredith and we take your calls. Also on the podcast... A row has started after some unionists called for a plaque commemorating a former-Israeli president to be displayed at Belfast City Hall. We get the views of DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson and People Before Profit's Belfast City Councillor Gerry Carroll

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  • What should happen with our struggling Assembly?

    Wed, 10 Sep 14

    49 mins

    19 days remaining

    As the dust settles over Peter Robinson's bombshell that Stormont isn't fit for purpose, just what should happen with our Assembly Yesterday the DUP leader and our First Minister called for a fresh round of high level negotiations to resolve issues including welfare reform. Mr Robinson said 'St Andrew's Mark Two' talks were needed. However, deputy first minister Martin McGuinness questioned the motives of the DUP. He asked whether Mr Robinson's call was about getting other unionist parties into government. So what do you think - is the Assembly worth saving? Some callers to this programme yesterday called for direct rule to return. Is that really what people want? We get the views of TUV's Jim Allister, DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson and we take your calls

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  • Stormont 'no longer fit for purpose' say First Minister

    Tue, 9 Sep 14

    65 mins

    18 days remaining

    Peter Robinson says Stormont is no longer fit for purpose. The DUP First Minister has sounded his starkest warning yet about the future of the Assembly. Writing for the Belfast telegraph, he calls for major new negotiations on changes to how Stormont works. He says the cost of not reaching agreement on welfare reform is too high - massive cuts in public services, thousands of job losses leading to Northern Ireland being financially crippled. Martin McGuinness has hit back saying "megaphone or media-based negotiations are counter-productive and the best way to do business and get an agreement is through talking to the people you disagree with." So are the growing tensions on the hill now creating a full blown political crisis? In the podcast we hear from DUP's Gregory Campbell, Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd, political commentators Alex Kane and Seamus Close and we take your calls.

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  • NI has a new World Champion - Carl Frampton Mon 8th Sept

    Mon, 8 Sep 14

    22 mins

    17 days remaining

    We have a new World Champion. Carl Frampton did Northern Ireland proud in front of 16 thousand crazy fans. There have been congratulations from Rory McIlory and others and calls for an open top bus victory parade through Belfast. In today's podcast we relive some of the biggest moments of the world title fight and we hear from Carl Frampton's manager, Barry McGuigan.

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