Best of Nolan

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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  • Drugs mum's heartbreaking story 31st October 2014

    Fri, 31 Oct 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

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    There is "no obvious" link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use - that was the finding of a government report announced yesterday. It was one of the big national stories of the day and talked about on Question Time last night. Karen got in touch with me 5 Live's Question Time Extra Time... her son, Daniel, is 28 years old and addicted to cocaine. She believes that de-criminalising drugs is the only way to help users.

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  • Strike threat over Stormont cuts 30th October 2014

    Thu, 30 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    We're only hours from a deal on the Stormont budget. That's what Finance Minister Simon Hamilton told the Nolan tv show last night. It looks like that means a lot of the pain is coming towards the public sector. Pain like job losses through voluntary redundancy and more pay restraint. The unions will be up in arms but is this the right way to tackle the cut back pressures stormont is facing? Stephen talks to Bumper Graham and callers

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  • Jim Wells’ west Belfast comments cause controversy 29th October 2014

    Wed, 29 Oct 14

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    26 mins

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    The new Health minister is in hot water after comments which haven't gone down in west Belfast. Speaking in a Health committee meeting last week the DUP's Jim Wells referred to west Belfast men as being six foot tall, with skinhead haircuts, tattoos and earrings.

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  • DUP's Sammy Wilson warns health budget cannot be protected 28th October 2014

    Tue, 28 Oct 14

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    More dire warnings about cuts to public services. DUP Finance Minister Simon Hamilton is talking about hundreds of millions of pounds being slashed from next year's Stormont budget. And there's little sign of agreement between the DUP and Sinn fein.

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  • UUP Leader and DUP Finance Minister debate Stromont budget deadlock 27th October 2014

    Mon, 27 Oct 14

    Duration:
    32 mins

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    It's the start of the third week of the most important political talks Northern Ireland has seen in years. Last week the Nolan show revealed the DUP and Sinn Fein couldn't even agree on whether they've been talking to each other. Sinn Fein also complained the talks were being held to ransom over the Orange parading dispute in north Belfast. And the UUP told us they'd waited 45 minutes to meet the DUP before giving up in frustration. So are we anywhere nearer to avoiding the collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly?

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  • Are Stormont talks descending into farce? 24th Oct 2014

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

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    What on earth is going on at the Stormont talks? The DUP and Sinn Fein can't even agree on whether they've been talking to each other. That's more than a week after the process began. And Sinn Fein is also claiming it's all being held to ransom over the Orange parading dispute in north Belfast Sinn Fein's MP Conor Murphy, Alliance's Naomi Long, political commentator Alex Kane, journalist Brian Rowan and callers discuss.

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  • "We're still waiting for DUP talks" - SF's Kelly 23rd Oct 2014

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    63 mins

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    The House of Commons hears claims that drug dealers and other criminal gangs have an easier time in Northern Ireland. Anger in a Larne over a BBC programme. We have the BBC on the show to respond to the criticism.

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  • Reaction to 'I Love Larne' 22nd October 2014

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    Yesterday we discussed the documentary I Love Larne on the show and how it had upset some people from the town. Well the backlash from this has now become huge. Now if you feel really passionate about this get on the phones, as we didn't hear from enough of you yesterday. We have asked the BBC press office if we can get a response from the programme makers or to put anyone on. Drug addiction is still a very real problem here in Northern Ireland. And one mother has contacted the show to tell us about her son's struggle to try and come off the deadly drug heroin. John - not his real name - has been taking it for two years now and wants help to come off it. Nolan Show producer David O'Dornan went to meet John and his mother, who we have called Jane.

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  • Legendary Late Late host Gay Byrne talks about his five decade spanning career 21st October 2014

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

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    One of the most famous broadcasters Ireland has ever produced. As presenter of the RTE's flagship chat show The Late Late Show for 37 years, Gay Byrne became an Irish TV legend and made the program an institution that holds a special place in Irish society to this day. In the past week we played part of this interview that you are about to hear, and there was a huge reaction to his controversial comments when he says he would consider taking his own life if he was in pain near death.

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  • Denise Welch pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham, and should internet trolls face prosecution? 20th October 2014

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    32 mins

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    The Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had been suffering from cancer, died yesterday "in her husband's arms", her agent Sue Latimer said today. Lynda was well known for her role as a stage and screen actress, as a panelist on Loose Women and of course as the Mother in the Oxo gravy stock advert. Plus, Internet trolls who subject victims to vile abuse online are to be jailed for up to two years under a Government crackdown. The move comes on the back of disgusting rape threats made against Chloe Madeley because her mum Judy Finnigan had made controversial remarks about convicted rapist footballer Ched Evans. Chloe has welcomed this decision by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling and said some of the sickening comments made against her amounted to "online terrorism".

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