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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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  • 'Hands off our benefits' 1st October 2014

    Wed, 1 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    30 days remaining

    Hands off our benefits. That the call from pensioners from across Northern Ireland who will gather in Belfast City Centre today to make their voices heard on the need for universal benefits such as the bus pass and winter fuel payments. The rally has been organised by Age Sector Platform to coincide with Older People's Day What do you think - should OAPs benefits be protected when others peoples wages are going down and benefits are being frozen? Eddie Lynch Age Sector Platform Chief Executive and commentator Ian Collins discuss

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  • Pre-paid benefit cards? 30th September 2014

    Tue, 30 Sep 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    Pre-paid benefit cards to stop people wasting their dole money on booze, drugs and gambling. That's the plan announced at the Tory Party conference. Is it fair?

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  • David Cameron cranks up welfare pressure 29th Sept 2014

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

    Duration:
    40 mins

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    Welfare reform - the issue that could topple Stormont. It will be on the agenda in the new round of crunch party talks just announced. But have the stakes just got even higher? David Cameron has announced a new wave of benefit cuts if he wins the next election. Young people aged 18-21 will be forced to sign up for community projects or lose their money. That could mean picking up litter in car-parks. So does this make a Stormont deal on extending Westminster welfare reforms harder to reach?

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  • No abortion for rape victims - Stormont's new Health Minister

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    The DUP's Jim Wells is known for being strongly anti-abortion. So will his appointment as Health Minister affect how Stormont deals with the subject? As we know, a consultation on abortion legislation is about to be launched by Justice Minister David Ford. It will look at changing the law in cases of fatal fetal abnormality and rape. Jim Wells - back in 2012 - made controversial comments on the Nolan Show about abortion. Linda McAuley was presenting the programme that day Mr Wells was asked by Linda about pregnancies caused by rape or incest. He also said the law here is not strict enough. We get the views of Kate Smurthwaite and Peter Lynas from the Evangelical Alliance.

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  • DUP high noon on the Nolan Show? Thur 25th Sept

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

    Duration:
    35 mins

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    24 days remaining

    It was a big day for politics on the Nolan Show yesterday after a senior member in the DUP, Edwin Poots, announced that Peter Robinson would resign within months. That was news to the First Minister, who within minutes contacted the Nolan Show to deny it. One political commentator has said there is now the potential for open warfare within the DUP. Its like a plot from a western...

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  • Poots drops DUP leadership bombshell Wed 24th Sept

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

    Duration:
    59 mins

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    On today's programme the now former Health Minister Edwin Poots dropped a bombshell in suggesting that DUP leader Peter Robinson would not be leading the party into the next Assembly elections. There was huge reaction to his comments. In the podcast we hear Edwin Poots make the shock claim and we get reaction from BBC NI political editor Mark Devenport, Belfast Telegraph political editor Liam Clarke, Irish News political editor John Manley, Newsletter political editor Sam McBride, TUV leader Jim Allister and commentators Alex Kane and Eamonn Mallie.

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  • Could we agree on a new flag for NI? Tues 23rd Sept

    Tue, 23 Sep 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

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    A new flag for a new Northern Ireland - that's what has been mooted by the Labour Party. The Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Ivan Lewis made the suggestion at his party conference yesterday. Would this idea get off the ground or would it end up in tatters? We get the views of security journalist Brian Rowan, commentators Alex Kane and Malachi O'Doherty and we take your calls

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  • Is it time for NI to vote on a united Ireland? Mon 22nd Sept

    Mon, 22 Sep 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    Is the time now right for us to have a border poll here? Scotland has had its say. Should we now have a vote on whether N Ireland should stay in the UK? Sinn Fein has called for a referendum here to decide whether we should have a united Ireland. Martin McGuinness said "things will never be the same again for Scotland or elsewhere", but Peter Robinson says there is no point in a border poll. Well who is right? We get the views of MLAs Daithi McKay from Sinn Fein and the DUP's Peter Weir

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  • Scotland says No 19th September 2014

    Fri, 19 Sep 14

    Duration:
    40 mins

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    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

    Duration:
    43 mins

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    17 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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