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#Matt Cooper

# 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 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

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

# matt-cooper - Saturday 20 October, 2018

George Hook faces backlash over comments about Bray boy facing deportation

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# matt-cooper - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

# matt-cooper - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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

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

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"

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

# matt-cooper - Thursday 18 September, 2014

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

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

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

# matt-cooper - Monday 17 February, 2014

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

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

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

“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

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

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

Rodman apologises for North Korea outburst, blames drink

“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

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

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’

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

# matt-cooper - Thursday 10 May, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

O'Sullivan says he will apply for the Munster job

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

# matt-cooper - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Who was the best Áras debate host?

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

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

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

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

Mary Byrne X-Factor voting complaint dropped by BAI

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

Pardew not any more experienced than Hughton, says Kerr

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

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