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# matt-cooper - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Matt Cooper: 'It's amazing the amount of politicians who asked if they could co-present the Tonight Show'
# The Tonight Show
# The Tonight Show

Matt Cooper: 'It's amazing the amount of politicians who asked if they could co-present the Tonight Show'

Jan 8th 2019, 9:00 PM 31,225 Views 39 Comments

The show has had a revolving door of co-presenters one night a week after Ivan Yates cut his days due to illness. But some weren’t happy with Michael Healy-Rae being one of them.

# matt-cooper - Thursday 15 November, 2018

The letter Michael O'Leary sent to Matt Cooper when he asked to write a book on Ryanair
# Declined
# Declined

The letter Michael O'Leary sent to Matt Cooper when he asked to write a book on Ryanair

Nov 15th 2018, 9:05 PM 56,917 Views 28 Comments

O’Leary said he had “no interest in such books” and outlined he would not be available for an interview.

# matt-cooper - Monday 12 November, 2018

TheJournal.ie live: Join us as we interview Matt Cooper about all things Michael O'Leary and Ryanair
# Be In The Audience
# Be In The Audience

TheJournal.ie live: Join us as we interview Matt Cooper about all things Michael O'Leary and Ryanair

Nov 12th 2018, 3:23 PM 14,643 Views 21 Comments

Here’s how to get your tickets.

# matt-cooper - Saturday 20 October, 2018

George Hook faces backlash over comments about Bray boy facing deportation
# Eric Zhi Ying Mei Xue
# Eric Zhi Ying Mei Xue

George Hook faces backlash over comments about Bray boy facing deportation

Oct 20th 2018, 11:02 AM 77,850 Views 231 Comments

Minister Simon Harris was critical of Hook’s comments.

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Michael O'Leary hits out at Matt Cooper's unauthorised biography of him
# Turbulent Times
# Turbulent Times

Michael O'Leary hits out at Matt Cooper's unauthorised biography of him

Sep 25th 2018, 2:44 PM 42,099 Views 38 Comments

His publisher Penguin Random House said it stands over the book.

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Irish Daily Mail owner apologises to developer over headline on Matt Cooper column
# Paddy McKillen
# Paddy McKillen

Irish Daily Mail owner apologises to developer over headline on Matt Cooper column

Jul 3rd 2018, 11:09 AM 33,229 Views 16 Comments

The headline was not written by Cooper.

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'I didn’t tear up my passport, it’s total nonsense, whoever spread that rumour'
# The Last Word
# The Last Word

'I didn’t tear up my passport, it’s total nonsense, whoever spread that rumour'

Nov 21st 2017, 10:43 PM 47,067 Views 134 Comments

Halawa spoke to Matt Cooper on Today FM’s Last Word programme.

# matt-cooper - Monday 9 October, 2017

David Walsh described Tom Humphries as 'a great, great man' after child sex allegations
# Archive Interview
# Archive Interview

David Walsh described Tom Humphries as 'a great, great man' after child sex allegations

Oct 9th 2017, 7:00 PM 40,076 Views 0 Comments

The Sunday Times chief sports writer wrote a character reference for Humphries

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'It won't be a table and four talking heads': What to expect from Cooper and Yates tonight
# The Tonight Show
# The Tonight Show

'It won't be a table and four talking heads': What to expect from Cooper and Yates tonight

Sep 19th 2017, 6:10 AM 15,169 Views 31 Comments

Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates will go live with their new TV3 show tonight.

# matt-cooper - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Confirmed: Ivan Yates and Matt Cooper will be taking over from Vincent Browne
# Dynamic Duo
# Dynamic Duo

Confirmed: Ivan Yates and Matt Cooper will be taking over from Vincent Browne

Aug 30th 2017, 2:12 PM 17,999 Views 48 Comments

TV3 confirmed the news this afternoon.

# matt-cooper - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Poll: Has TV3 got it right replacing Vincent Browne with Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has TV3 got it right replacing Vincent Browne with Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates?

Aug 20th 2017, 10:08 AM 54,813 Views 91 Comments

The Sunday Business Post has reported that the two men have been chosen to replace Browne.

# matt-cooper - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected

Apr 26th 2017, 2:10 PM 30,150 Views 87 Comments

Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word.

# matt-cooper - Saturday 19 November, 2016

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration

Nov 19th 2016, 7:20 AM 35,340 Views 163 Comments

The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Ian Dempsey is taking over the Last Word ... for one day
# Radio
# Radio

Ian Dempsey is taking over the Last Word ... for one day

Dec 15th 2015, 11:58 AM 17,977 Views 21 Comments

Presenters on Today FM are moving out of their comfort zones.

# matt-cooper - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Matt Cooper will present TV3's Six Nations coverage from 2018
# TV News
From The42
# TV News

Matt Cooper will present TV3's Six Nations coverage from 2018

Nov 25th 2015, 5:28 PM 8,973 Views 42 Comments

The broadcaster won the rights from RTÉ.

# matt-cooper - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Tony O'Reilly became one of the most powerful figures in Irish life and we can learn from his story
# Column
# Column

Tony O'Reilly became one of the most powerful figures in Irish life and we can learn from his story

Sep 27th 2015, 8:05 AM 580 Views 20 Comments

Tony O’Reilly was many things – a rugby superstar, a driving force of economic development in Ireland and a media mogul, which is why he is one of the most interesting non-elected public figure in Ireland over a period of about 60 years, writes Matt Cooper.

# matt-cooper - Friday 20 February, 2015

WATCH: Mick Wallace has dyed his hair pink
# Shave Or Dye
# Shave Or Dye

WATCH: Mick Wallace has dyed his hair pink

Feb 20th 2015, 5:30 PM 21,740 Views 28 Comments

The Wexford TD took the bold step for Today FM’s Shave or Dye.

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

The Matt Cooper-narrated film about Dennis Rodman in North Korea has premiered - and critics love it
# Big Bang In Pyongyang
# Big Bang In Pyongyang

The Matt Cooper-narrated film about Dennis Rodman in North Korea has premiered - and critics love it

Jan 27th 2015, 9:35 AM 17,734 Views 4 Comments

The film is praised as being “deftly constructed, consistently engrossing and frequently flat-out-hilarious”.

# matt-cooper - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

'I want to show them this problem that the sport has to address', says Kimmage about Irish rugby
# Revelations
From The42
# Revelations

'I want to show them this problem that the sport has to address', says Kimmage about Irish rugby

Dec 3rd 2014, 9:32 PM 30,127 Views 96 Comments

The Rough Ride author feels that Irish rugby is ignoring a potential ‘time bomb’.

# matt-cooper - Monday 24 November, 2014

"I would never buy a property again," says Government's top housing adviser. "I rent"
# Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent
# Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent

"I would never buy a property again," says Government's top housing adviser. "I rent"

Nov 24th 2014, 8:01 AM 32,387 Views 146 Comments

Conor Skehan says Irish people must stop thinking of renting as ‘dead money’.

# matt-cooper - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Ireland legend Keith Wood joins TV3's Rugby World Cup panel
# Pundit
From The42
# Pundit

Ireland legend Keith Wood joins TV3's Rugby World Cup panel

Sep 18th 2014, 5:03 PM 6,135 Views 15 Comments

The former hooker will work with presenter Matt Cooper for the global tournament.

# matt-cooper - Monday 17 February, 2014

Neil Francis apologises 'profusely and unreservedly' for comments on gay people in sport
# Apology
From The42
# Apology

Neil Francis apologises 'profusely and unreservedly' for comments on gay people in sport

Feb 17th 2014, 9:30 PM 46,631 Views 151 Comments

The former Ireland international rugby player was speaking on Today FM’s The Last Word this evening.

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Jerry Buttimer: Enda's kind words to me when I told him I was gay
# Support
# Support

Jerry Buttimer: Enda's kind words to me when I told him I was gay

Feb 11th 2014, 7:37 PM 22,343 Views 66 Comments

“He looked at me, and he gave a dig into the chest, and said ‘you’re still the same guy, I’m still mad about you, let’s go do this’.”

# matt-cooper - Friday 10 January, 2014

Matt Cooper describes 'outpouring of joy' from crowd upon appearance of Kim Jong-Un
# Globetrotters
# Globetrotters

Matt Cooper describes 'outpouring of joy' from crowd upon appearance of Kim Jong-Un

Jan 10th 2014, 6:18 PM 35,688 Views 53 Comments

The broadcaster spoke to The Last Word on Today FM from Beijing after spending four days in North Korea.

# matt-cooper - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Rodman apologises for North Korea outburst, blames drink
# Contrition
From The42
# Contrition

Rodman apologises for North Korea outburst, blames drink

Jan 9th 2014, 9:27 AM 7,216 Views 10 Comments

“I’m very sorry. At this point I should know better than to make political statements.”

# matt-cooper - Monday 6 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Jan 6th 2014, 10:47 PM 32,716 Views 14 Comments

Today everybody’s been talking about waves and flooding, NAMA making a big sale and Matt Cooper with Dennis Rodman in North Korea.

Today FM’s Matt Cooper is in North Korea with Dennis Rodman
# Shootin' Some Hoops
# Shootin' Some Hoops

Today FM’s Matt Cooper is in North Korea with Dennis Rodman

Jan 6th 2014, 3:40 PM 53,319 Views 103 Comments

The journalist and broadcaster is writing a book about the Paddy Power-funded basketball game involving former NBA stars that will take place in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

# matt-cooper - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Column: ‘Gabriel Byrne is wrong – The Gathering is volunteerism at its best’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Gabriel Byrne is wrong – The Gathering is volunteerism at its best’

Nov 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 72 Views 95 Comments

Why do we always have to knock ordinary people who are trying to rebuild Ireland, writes Eddie Barrett.

# matt-cooper - Thursday 10 May, 2012

TV3 announces live GAA fixtures for 2012 and start off with champion Dubs
# All-Ireland
From The42
# All-Ireland

TV3 announces live GAA fixtures for 2012 and start off with champion Dubs

May 10th 2012, 6:30 PM 666 Views 0 Comments

The All-Ireland winners will be first up against Louth or Westmeath while more juicy fixtures await in Munster, Ulster and Connacht.

# matt-cooper - Friday 4 May, 2012

Tubs still losing listeners as D'Arcy's figures rise
# JNLR
# JNLR

Tubs still losing listeners as D'Arcy's figures rise

May 4th 2012, 1:16 PM 6,782 Views 33 Comments

The latest listenership figures show that while RTE favourites Morning Ireland and Marian Finucance fared well, Ryan Tubridy and Derek Mooney suffered losses.

# matt-cooper - Friday 16 March, 2012

O'Sullivan says he will apply for the Munster job
# Come And Get Me
From The42
# Come And Get Me

O'Sullivan says he will apply for the Munster job

Mar 16th 2012, 7:16 PM 774 Views 3 Comments

The ex-Ireland coach also admitted his application to be England coach was rejected.

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Ring calls on airlines not to 'rip off' fans travelling to Euro 2012
# Plea
From The42
# Plea

Ring calls on airlines not to 'rip off' fans travelling to Euro 2012

Nov 22nd 2011, 12:22 PM 1,333 Views 10 Comments

The minister has said he expects an increase in prices ahead of the tournament, but has urged companies not to charge supporters excessive amounts.

# matt-cooper - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?

Oct 26th 2011, 3:32 PM 4,737 Views 70 Comments

Now that we’ve sat through all the debates we could, we’re asking for your thoughts on who handled their event best.

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Mitchell would join Commonwealth in exchange for united Ireland
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Mitchell would join Commonwealth in exchange for united Ireland

Oct 11th 2011, 6:49 PM 2,924 Views 96 Comments

Gay Mitchell says he would be positively “disposed” about joining the Commonwealth if it was needed to secure Irish unity.

# matt-cooper - Monday 10 October, 2011

Debates, debates everywhere... your guide to the remaining Áras clashes
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Debates, debates everywhere... your guide to the remaining Áras clashes

Oct 10th 2011, 4:20 PM 1,187 Views 11 Comments

There are six debates – at least! – left in the next 17 days of campaigning. Here’s your at-a-glance guide to what’s going on.

# matt-cooper - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Mary Byrne X-Factor voting complaint dropped by BAI
# Broadcasting
From The Daily Edge
# Broadcasting

Mary Byrne X-Factor voting complaint dropped by BAI

May 19th 2011, 7:12 PM 2,340 Views 0 Comments

Complaints over the X-Factor’s controversial sing-off elimination are resolved by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland – but Hook, Tubridy and D’Arcy are all scolded.

"Gentleman", "statesman" and "servant" all trending - Twitter tributes to Garret FitzGerald
# RIP
# RIP

"Gentleman", "statesman" and "servant" all trending - Twitter tributes to Garret FitzGerald

May 19th 2011, 10:11 AM 474 Views 0 Comments

Twitter users join politicians in remembering Garret Fitzgerald, the seventh Taoiseach of Ireland, who passed away in hospital last night.

# matt-cooper - Friday 6 May, 2011

Gains for Radio 1 and Today FM in latest radio listenership figures
# Radio
# Radio

Gains for Radio 1 and Today FM in latest radio listenership figures

May 6th 2011, 9:21 AM 2,233 Views 0 Comments

Morning Ireland consolidates its spot as the most listened-to radio show, but there’s bad news from Ryan Tubridy and 2fm.

# matt-cooper - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Pardew not any more experienced than Hughton, says Kerr
# Magpies
From The42
# Magpies

Pardew not any more experienced than Hughton, says Kerr

Dec 9th 2010, 11:07 AM 143 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland boss can’t see sense in decision to replace Hughton with Pardew. But Matt Holland says give the new man a chance.

# matt-cooper - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Brian Lenihan: Europe hasn't forced us into anything
# Brian Lenihan
# Brian Lenihan

Brian Lenihan: Europe hasn't forced us into anything

Nov 24th 2010, 6:12 PM 290 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Finance refuses to EU/IMF negotiation tactics, and says the salaries of TDs and ministers correspond with those of other small countries.