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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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  • Recycling and general election TV debate 23rd Jan 2015

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Is the recycling message failing to hit home? New figures suggest household recycling rates have failed to show any increase And should the DUP take part in the big general election TV debates? It thinks so

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  • Disabled child Panto controversy 22nd Jan 2015

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    36 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    A devastated mother has contacted the Nolan show after her profoundly disabled daughter was told she could not stay in the panto at the Grand Opera house. JoAnn and her daughter Aimee were at the theatre last week for the family show. But twenty minutes into the performance a member of staff asked to speak to them. JoAnn was told other members of the audience had complained about the noise Aimee was making.

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  • Water misery continues 21st Jan 2015

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Thousands of people with no water as the dispute over workers' pensions continues. Talks between management and unions broke up last night. NI Water say a final offer has been made on the pension changes and will be put to staff later. In the middle of all this, the political blame game has been in full swing Is that really helping those who can't heat their homes? Wash themselves? And Flush their toilets? Our reporter Nicola Weir is in Kesh, one of the areas affected by the problem.

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  • Finance Minister confirms plans for 20k job public sector job cuts 20th January 2014

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    It's official. Stormont plans to axe 20,000 public sector jobs over four years. DUP Finance Minister Simon Hamilton confirmed the target in his budget statement to the Assembly. The plan is to cut the jobs through voluntary redundancies and a recruitment freeze. But what about Sinn Fein? Last week on this show, Sinn Fein Minister John O'Dowd moved to distance his party from comments by the DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson on job cuts

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  • NI Water dispute 19th January 2014

    Mon, 19 Jan 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Water chaos for thousands of people over the weekend as the dispute between Northern Ireland Water and its staff continued. About 1,300 properties were left without water across Northern Ireland. Households and businesses across Fermanagh, Tyrone, and Londonderry were cut off from supplies. Normal out-of-hours repairs are not being carried out because of a dispute over pensions. As a result, Northern Ireland Water staff are not working over time.

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  • Big Interview - former Linfield manager David Jeffrey

    Fri, 16 Jan 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    We've a big friday interview for you this week with one of the most high profile and most succesful managers in local football. However at the end of last season David Jeffrey and Linfield parted company after a spell that saw him lead the club to 31 major honours including 9 league titles. In the interview he talks about how football took over his life, how the death of former Northern Ireland international and Glentoran boss Alan McDonald changed his outlook and how management affected his own health. Joel began the chat with a trip back to where it all started for David Jeffrey the schoolboy

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  • Unions get ready for Stormont cuts battle Thu 15th Jan

    Thu, 15 Jan 15

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Available:
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    The unions are at battle stations with Stormont. In a major move this morning they have set out their plans to take on politicians over the Stormont House deal. They blasted proposed job cuts and accused the executive of "taking out a pay-day loan", labelling it "a bad deal fit only for a land of food shops and food banks". Today the unions have taken out full-page adverts in newspapers outlining their protest plans, including a rally in Belfast in March. Joel was joined by Peter Bunting of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Sinn Fein Minister John O'Dowd and we took your calls

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  • Irish Language Act row Wednesday 14th January

    Wed, 14 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    Sinn Fein may have struck a deal with the Stormont House Agreement - but they still face a fight to get an Irish Language Act over the line. Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín announced a public consultation yesterday, telling the assembly she would bring forward draft legislation at the beginning of February. But even though it formed part of the St Andrew's Agreement, the DUP have warned it has "zero chance of success". Joel spoke to Minister Carál Ní Chuilín, DUP Culture committee chair Nelson McCausland and we took your calls

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  • Mixed reaction to new BBC NI comedy 'Number 2s'

    Tue, 13 Jan 15

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    A new comedy about Northern Ireland politics divided opinion on Twitter last night! Stormont based comedy BBC NI's "Number 2s" centred around civil servants working for DUP and Sinn Fein Ministers. But the show aired to mixed reviews on the twittersphere. Did you see it? What did you think? Did it match up to shows like Yes Minister or The Thick of It? Joel was joined by political pundit Irwin Armstrong and the Irish News' political reporter John Manley and we took your calls

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  • Year and a half wait for Parkinson's diagnosis

    Mon, 12 Jan 15

    Duration:
    16 mins

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    17 days remaining

    Nearly a year and a half to wait to find out if he has Parkinson's Disease - that's the reality of what one man is having to endure. Back in October Sammy got in touch with the programme to tell Stephen his story - his doctor thinks he might have Parkinson's, but he was facing a long wait to be diagnosed. At that stage he'd already been waiting seven months to be assessed by a specialist. Here we are another three months later and Sammy has contacted us again to tell us he has received a letter to tell him he will have to wait 70 weeks before he is seen. Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's. It affects 3,500 people in Northern Ireland - which is around one in 500 of the population. It's a very scary condition, for which there is currently no cure. Joel hears from Sammy and gets the views of MP Nigel Dodds

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