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Eddie O'Sullivan

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Eddie O’Sullivan is best known as the former Head Coach to the Irish Men’s Rugby Team and currently a rugby pundit. In this podcast he explores in detail a wide range of subjects that will be of interest to the general public.


Eddie’s Edge is topic driven with an authority on a particular subject invited to unpack their area of expertise in an open and conversational way. 

Latest Episodes

Episode 17: Kieran Cunningham on Daniel Kinahan

Daniel Kinahan came within a whisker of establishing himself as one of the top boxing promoters in the world. But after being namechecked on Instagram by Tyson Fury, in the announcement of his fight against Anthony Joshua, within days he was abandoned by the power brokers of boxing. Chief Sports Writer, Kieran Cunningham, explains how it all unravelled so quickly. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 minJUL 7
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Episode 17: Kieran Cunningham on Daniel Kinahan

Episode 16: How do we exit from Covid19 Lockdown?

n the past 6 months Covid19 has infected 10 million worldwide and caused the death of over 500,000 people. In Ireland we have gotten the virus under control. But as we try to exit the Lockdown there are almost as many questions as answers. Professor Gerry Killeen, Chair of Applied Pathogen Ecology at UCC, believes it is going to be a lot more difficult and riskier than we think. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54 minJUN 30
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Episode 16: How do we exit from Covid19 Lockdown?

Episode 15: Does the Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition signal the end of Civil war Politics?

In the history of the state Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have never coalesced in government. Civil War politics has always been the purported reason preventing the grand coalition. Dr Brian Hanley tracks the historic ideologies of both major parties and why at this point coalition may eventually lead to amalgamation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 minJUN 23
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Episode 15: Does the Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition signal the end of Civil war Politics?

Episode 14: The George Floyd Protests

EThe protests in reaction to the death of George Floyd has rocked America to its core. The intended outcomes of the protests have at times have been overshadowed by rioting and violence. Who are the main players influencing the protests? Have they got it right? The good the bad and the ugly. Larry Donnelly investigates. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 minJUN 9
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Episode 14: The George Floyd Protests

Episode 13: Joanne Cantwell on Women's Sport in Ireland

EThere is no doubt that women’s sport in Ireland is growing both in terms of participation and profile. At the same time progress is not as quick as many would wish. Is it possible to accelerate that progress? Or will women’s sport reach its goal organically over time. One of Ireland’s leading sports journalists, Joanne Cantwell, opines. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 minJUN 2
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Episode 13: Joanne Cantwell on Women's Sport in Ireland

Episode 12: Vincent Hogan on Paul McGrath

Paul McGrath, is one of Ireland’s most beloved sportsmen. He risked his reputation and standing in society by writing his shockingly honest autobiography, Back from the Brink. The journey was both challenging and cathartic for McGrath. But it weighed almost as heavily on his ghost writer, Vincent Hogan. In this episode Vincent recounts the process and challenges in delivering a masterpiece that ultimately enhanced the admiration and respect with which Paul McGrath is revered. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51 minMAY 26
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Episode 12: Vincent Hogan on Paul McGrath

Episode 11: Larry Donnelly on the US election 2020

The upcoming US Presidential Election. Can the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, defeat President Donal Trump? There has never been more interest in US Presidential Elections. Ever since Donald Trump shocked the world and became the 45th President of the United States, the Democrats have been obsessed with getting him out of the White House. As of now their only chance of doing so rests with their nominee, Joe Biden, in the election next November. Columnist, Law Lecturer at NUI Galway and Democrat, Larry Donnelly, assesses the Democrats and Joe Biden’s chances. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49 minMAY 19
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Episode 11: Larry Donnelly on the US election 2020

Episode 10: Economics made simple - Dan O'Brien

Every day we hear economists speak about economics. They disclose important information that impacts us financially. Do we really understand what they are saying? How bad is this Covid-19 economic crash? How will we recover from it? Economist Dan O’Brien explains in simple terms where we are and more importantly where we are going. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59 minMAY 12
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Episode 10: Economics made simple - Dan O'Brien

Episode 9: The Troubles 1969, the forgotten plight of Catholic Refugees

What began as an act of altruism and solidarity soon morphed into a divisive and bitter episode in modern Irish history. Dr Brian Hanley explains. In 1969 the escalation of violence in Northern Ireland precipitated a flood of Catholic refugees into the Republic. Initially there was enormous goodwill and solidarity with the plight of these refugees. But within 5 years the mood in the Republic had morphed into bitterness and distain within even the highest levels of government. Author of the book: The Impact of the Troubles on the Republic 1968 – 1979, Dr Brian Hanley explains how it came about. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59 minMAY 5
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Episode 9: The Troubles 1969, the forgotten plight of Catholic Refugees

Episode 8: The Media

Amid the blizzard of social media and fake news what does the future hold for the mainstream News Media? Managing Editor of The Journal, Susan Daly, unpacks the challenges facing the industry. Worldwide the News Media has experienced dramatic changes that have created unprecedented financial, technological and ethical challenges. How does the mainstream news media stay true to its principles and remain trustworthy, relevant and viable? Managing Editor of The Journal, Susan Daly, unpacks what she sees as the challenges facing the industry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 minAPR 28
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Episode 8: The Media

Latest Episodes

Episode 17: Kieran Cunningham on Daniel Kinahan

Daniel Kinahan came within a whisker of establishing himself as one of the top boxing promoters in the world. But after being namechecked on Instagram by Tyson Fury, in the announcement of his fight against Anthony Joshua, within days he was abandoned by the power brokers of boxing. Chief Sports Writer, Kieran Cunningham, explains how it all unravelled so quickly. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 minJUL 7
Comments
Episode 17: Kieran Cunningham on Daniel Kinahan

Episode 16: How do we exit from Covid19 Lockdown?

n the past 6 months Covid19 has infected 10 million worldwide and caused the death of over 500,000 people. In Ireland we have gotten the virus under control. But as we try to exit the Lockdown there are almost as many questions as answers. Professor Gerry Killeen, Chair of Applied Pathogen Ecology at UCC, believes it is going to be a lot more difficult and riskier than we think. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54 minJUN 30
Comments
Episode 16: How do we exit from Covid19 Lockdown?

Episode 15: Does the Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition signal the end of Civil war Politics?

In the history of the state Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have never coalesced in government. Civil War politics has always been the purported reason preventing the grand coalition. Dr Brian Hanley tracks the historic ideologies of both major parties and why at this point coalition may eventually lead to amalgamation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 minJUN 23
Comments
Episode 15: Does the Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition signal the end of Civil war Politics?

Episode 14: The George Floyd Protests

EThe protests in reaction to the death of George Floyd has rocked America to its core. The intended outcomes of the protests have at times have been overshadowed by rioting and violence. Who are the main players influencing the protests? Have they got it right? The good the bad and the ugly. Larry Donnelly investigates. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 minJUN 9
Comments
Episode 14: The George Floyd Protests

Episode 13: Joanne Cantwell on Women's Sport in Ireland

EThere is no doubt that women’s sport in Ireland is growing both in terms of participation and profile. At the same time progress is not as quick as many would wish. Is it possible to accelerate that progress? Or will women’s sport reach its goal organically over time. One of Ireland’s leading sports journalists, Joanne Cantwell, opines. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 minJUN 2
Comments
Episode 13: Joanne Cantwell on Women's Sport in Ireland

Episode 12: Vincent Hogan on Paul McGrath

Paul McGrath, is one of Ireland’s most beloved sportsmen. He risked his reputation and standing in society by writing his shockingly honest autobiography, Back from the Brink. The journey was both challenging and cathartic for McGrath. But it weighed almost as heavily on his ghost writer, Vincent Hogan. In this episode Vincent recounts the process and challenges in delivering a masterpiece that ultimately enhanced the admiration and respect with which Paul McGrath is revered. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51 minMAY 26
Comments
Episode 12: Vincent Hogan on Paul McGrath

Episode 11: Larry Donnelly on the US election 2020

The upcoming US Presidential Election. Can the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, defeat President Donal Trump? There has never been more interest in US Presidential Elections. Ever since Donald Trump shocked the world and became the 45th President of the United States, the Democrats have been obsessed with getting him out of the White House. As of now their only chance of doing so rests with their nominee, Joe Biden, in the election next November. Columnist, Law Lecturer at NUI Galway and Democrat, Larry Donnelly, assesses the Democrats and Joe Biden’s chances. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49 minMAY 19
Comments
Episode 11: Larry Donnelly on the US election 2020

Episode 10: Economics made simple - Dan O'Brien

Every day we hear economists speak about economics. They disclose important information that impacts us financially. Do we really understand what they are saying? How bad is this Covid-19 economic crash? How will we recover from it? Economist Dan O’Brien explains in simple terms where we are and more importantly where we are going. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59 minMAY 12
Comments
Episode 10: Economics made simple - Dan O'Brien

Episode 9: The Troubles 1969, the forgotten plight of Catholic Refugees

What began as an act of altruism and solidarity soon morphed into a divisive and bitter episode in modern Irish history. Dr Brian Hanley explains. In 1969 the escalation of violence in Northern Ireland precipitated a flood of Catholic refugees into the Republic. Initially there was enormous goodwill and solidarity with the plight of these refugees. But within 5 years the mood in the Republic had morphed into bitterness and distain within even the highest levels of government. Author of the book: The Impact of the Troubles on the Republic 1968 – 1979, Dr Brian Hanley explains how it came about. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59 minMAY 5
Comments
Episode 9: The Troubles 1969, the forgotten plight of Catholic Refugees

Episode 8: The Media

Amid the blizzard of social media and fake news what does the future hold for the mainstream News Media? Managing Editor of The Journal, Susan Daly, unpacks the challenges facing the industry. Worldwide the News Media has experienced dramatic changes that have created unprecedented financial, technological and ethical challenges. How does the mainstream news media stay true to its principles and remain trustworthy, relevant and viable? Managing Editor of The Journal, Susan Daly, unpacks what she sees as the challenges facing the industry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 minAPR 28
Comments
Episode 8: The Media
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