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  • 24.02.2021
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    Secretary of State Brandon Lewis sends a message - the Protocol is going nowhere and is here to stay

    Secretary of State Brandon Lewis sends a message - the Protocol is going nowhere and is here to stay.

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  • 23.02.2021
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    Last week First Minister said phased return of schools was the right way forward. Four days later DUP call for a rethink

    Last week First Minister said phased return of schools was the right way forward. Four days later DUP call for a rethink.

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  • 22.02.2021
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    All carers over 18 in NI eligible for Covid vaccine - despite no proof of being a carer is needed

    All carers over 18 in NI eligible for Covid vaccine - despite no proof of being a carer is needed. Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong, journalist Amanda Ferguson and commentator Frank Shivers discuss.

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  • 19.02.2021
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    Major questions still unanswered around Belfast City Council and the cremation of Bobby Storey

    Major questions still unanswered around Belfast City Council and the cremation of Bobby Storey.

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  • 18.02.2021
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    Where is the evidence for Sinn Féin “purge of voters” claim?

    Sinn Fein released a video on social media making the claim.

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  • 17.02.2021
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    Five days to go until getting British sausages in NI will need an export certificate

    Five days to go until getting British sausages in NI will need an export certificate. Is that the Brexit we were told about?

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  • 16.02.2021
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    Long covid affects one in seven children in the UK who contract the virus

    Long covid affects one in seven children in the UK who contract the virus. How worried should we be?

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  • 15.02.2021
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    Big week for NI Executive as they meet to review current lockdown

    Big week for NI Executive as they meet to review current lockdown. How should Covid restrictions be lifted in NI?

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  • 12.02.2021
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    NI CMO Dr Michael McBride gives Covid update on potential Autumn vaccine booster and return of schools

    Plus, stark message from former DUP leader Peter Robinson to unionism over NI Protocol.

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  • 11.02.2021
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    Burying their head in the sand - Foster hits back at EU as key negotiator says NI Protocol here to stay

    Burying their head in the sand - Foster hits back at EU as key negotiator says NI Protocol here to stay.

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  • 10.02.2021
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    Belfast Trust apologises for community workers vaccine ‘error’

    Belfast Trust apologises for community workers vaccine ‘error’. A letter, obtained by Nolan, was sent to organisations in the community and voluntary sector.

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  • 09.02.2021
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    Two junior officers - publicly criticised by the Chief Constable - were told to challenge those at Ormeau commemoration

    Stephen gets political reaction from SDLP's Dolores Kelly and UUP's Mike Nesbitt

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  • 08.02.2021
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    Nolan grills Chief Constable over PSNI/Ormeau Rd apology, Storey funeral policing, and whether he is up to the job

    Nolan grills Chief Constable Simon Byrne over PSNI/Ormeau Rd apology, Storey funeral policing, and whether he is up to the job.

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  • 05.02.2021
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    Major and Blair warned unionists about the potential border ramifications of Brexit - Jonathan Powell

    Major and Blair warned unionists about the potential border ramifications of Brexit. Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff, spoke to Nolan.

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  • 04.02.2021
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    No agreement to unionist demands to scrap the NI Protocol

    No agreement to unionist demands to scrap the NI Protocol. The UK Government and the EU say last night they want the Protocol to stay.

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  • 03.02.2021
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    DUP call on unionists to work together to ditch NI Protocol

    DUP call on unionists to work together to ditch NI Protocol. DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson spoke to Nolan.

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  • 02.02.2021
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    Brexit checks suspended at Belfast and Larne ports over 'upsurge in sinister and menacing behaviour’

    Brexit checks suspended at Belfast and Larne ports over 'upsurge in sinister and menacing behaviour’. DUP MP Ian Paisley, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson react.

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  • 01.02.2021
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    Lockdown funerals - is it one rule for all of us, another rule for former paramilitaries?

    Lockdown funerals - is it one rule for all of us, another rule for former paramilitaries? Pictures have emerged showing 100-plus mourners following a coffin in Belfast on Friday. Nolan spoke to UUP leader Steve Aiken, SDLP MLA Matthew O'Toole and commentators Malachi O'Doherty and Jamie Bryson.

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  • 29.01.2021
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    Chief Medical Officer and Head of Vaccination Programme in NI answer your Covid vaccine questions

    Chief Medical Officer and Head of Vaccination Programme in NI answer your Covid vaccine questions. Dr Michael McBride, Patricia Donnelly and Dr Alan Stout spoke to Nolan.

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  • 28.01.2021
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    NI schools set to remain shut until 8th March

    NI schools set to remain shut until 8th March. Education Minister Peter Weir made the recommendation in a paper to be discussed by the NI Executive today.

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  • 27.01.2021
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    Time to fight back against NI Protocol - TUV leader Jim Allister

    Time to fight back against NI Protocol - TUV leader Jim Allister. He spoke to Nolan and we got reaction from Alliance MP Stephen Farry and SDLP MLA Matthew O'Toole.

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  • 26.01.2021
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    Sinn Féin refuse to reveal if any members attended a republican funeral where Covid health guidelines were breached

    Sinn Féin refuse to reveal if any members attended a republican funeral where Covid health guidelines were breached.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    A young boy who felt abandoned after he was told he’d no school place so he turned to the Nolan show for help

    Officials apologise over the treatment of vulnerable patients in Muckamore Abbey Hospital

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Should SF retract attack on medical experts and the Prime Minister?

    Should Sinn Fein retract attack on medical experts and the Prime Minister?

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  • 09.09.2020
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    More coronavirus fallout as Belfast’s St. Patrick's Day parade cancelled amid concerns

    A Belfast call centre has also temporarily closed over coronavirus.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Nolan Coronavirus Special – What is being done to limit spread of virus in Northern Ireland?

    Five new cases of coronavirus announced in NI over the weekend.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    MPs approve emergency terror law

    Northern Ireland will be the only part of the UK where emergency legislation to block terrorists being automatically freed from jail won't apply. UUP MLA Doug Beattie has called on the UK Government to rethink its policy. He spoke to Stephen this morning along with commentator Phil Kelly. Also on the podcast, Secretary of State Julian Smith has been sacked by Boris Johnson in cabinet reshuffle. Is he a big loss to politics in Northern Ireland? Stephen spoke to UUP MLA Doug Beattie, SDLP MP Claire Hanna, News Letter deputy editor Ben Lowry, commentators Jamie Bryson, Alex Kane and Mairia Cahill, and Margaret McGuckin from SAVIA.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Nolan exclusive – major questions around election in Northern Ireland

    A Nolan exclusive – major questions around election in Northern Ireland. A whistle blower who worked in the Electoral Office speaks out.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Boris Johnson does a deal with the EU

    But he's been accused of humiliating the DUP and betraying Unionism.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    BBC NI Controller intervenes to stop any suggestion that BBCNI will participate in the Belfast Gay Pride parade

    BBC NI Controller intervenes on Belfast Pride parade

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  • 09.09.2020
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    The NIO bans all photos of the Queen from its walls - why has the head of state disappeared from Stormont house?

    The NIO bans all photos of the Queen from its walls

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Intimidation on lampposts in the estate where Lyra McKee was murdered – are the police doing enough?

    Intimidation on lampposts – are the police doing enough?

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Dissident republicans try to murder police officers in a booby trap bomb attack in Craigavon

    Dissident republicans try to murder police officers in a booby trap bomb attack

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Residents told to leave their homes and toxic tyres ready to burn - just some of controversy around some 11th night bonfires

    After a quiet build-up to the twelfth, the weekend saw a return of familiar headlines.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Tackling sectarianism - Ulster Uni report makes 50 recommendations - among them a new sports anthem for all

    Plus, Stephen talks to a caller about their Father's experience in the health service.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Alarming increase in diabetes rates in Northern Ireland as they spike by 70%

    Stephen spoke to the GP Dr George O'Neill and asked if he was surprised by the figures.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Older Peoples Commissioner’s concern over independent review into Dunmurry Manor

    Shocking revelations about issues within the health service in Northern Ireland.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Controversy as Belfast boxer Michael Conlan enters the ring to song featuring "Ooh ah up the Ra”

    The Belfast boxer was fighting on St. Patricks night in New York's Madison Square Garden

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  • 09.09.2020
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    British army veterans planning to protest after it is announced that one soldier is to be prosecuted for Bloody Sunday

    The PPS said there was insufficient evidence to prosecute 16 other soldiers

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Widespread anger as Martin McGuinness awarded a posthumous "certificate of honour" by the city of San Francisco

    Plus, fallout after more long delays at Belfast International Airport.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Belfast Roma leaders 'intimidating and exploiting' - a Nolan investigation

    It's a charity that is supposed to prevent poverty and hardship in one of our most vulnerable communities, the Roma community. This morning, a special Nolan Show investigation reveals what a powerful father and son have been up to in the Roma community. Hear the secret recordings, political reaction and from those on the front line in this Nolan investigation.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    A series of ugly brawls at GAA matches - is violence getting out of hand in Gaelic football?

    Is violence at Gaelic football getting out of control? Brawls at a string of recent GAA matches have led to concerns the game's reputation is being tarnished by violence. One former GAA star has described some of the recent fights as thuggery in the Irish News this week. Recently there were scenes of fighting just off the pitch between players and others at Sunday's match between Downpatrick Russell Gaelic Union and Ballyholland Harps. This followed an on pitch brawl on Thursday between Slaughtneil and Ballinderry reserves. So does Gaelic football have a problem with on-field violence? Is it any worse than soccer or rugby? And if so, what's the solution? Vinny spoke to sports journalist Steven Beacom and commentator Daithi McKay.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    UFC mass brawl, and will be ever see a female Bond?

    It should have been a showcase of mixed martial arts excellence but UFC 229 in Las Vegas went from being a spectacular night of MMA to one of the most controversial events in the sport's history. Violent skirmishes broke out following Khabib Nurmagomedov's victory over Conor McGregor. This isn't the first time that there have been ugly scenes that have involved Conor McGregor, earlier this year he was involved in a backstage melee at a New York City arena in which he was caught on camera hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters. He was sentenced to community service. Is McGregor becoming bad for the sport? Vinny got the views of commentators Brendan Mulgrew and Chris Suitor.Also on the podcast, James Bond will "probably" never be played by a female actress, the film series' executive producer has said. Barbara Broccoli, who is in charge of casting 007, told the Guardian: "Bond is male. He's a male character. He was written as a male and I think he'll probably stay as a male." But after 26 movies is it time for a female Bond? Vinny got the views of commentators Emma Woolf and Lembit Opik.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Nolan Investigation: NI's TAX dodgers exposed

    Paradise Papers. A special podcast from the Nolan Show

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