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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Senior Orange Order leader demands action on parades Tues 16th Jun
There is "immense anger" in the run up to the marching season. That's the stark warning from a senior orange order leader from Belfast. Reverend Mervyn Gibson was speaking after a meeting with the Secretary of State yesterday. It was also reported over the weekend that Orangemen have said they will not do "the police's job for them" over the Twelfth this year.
Dátum: 2015-06-16 Idő: 11:42:00
Collusion debate heads for Stormont & Stephen’s monumental mountain adventure Mon 15th Jun
Collusion allegations are back on the political agenda today again. MLAs are debating the issue in the Assembly this afternoon. Sinn Fein is calling for institutions to deal with the past to be set up as soon as possible. New bodies including a new Historical Investigatons Unit are planned under the Stormont House Agreement. Today's Assembly debate follows a recent BBC Panorama documentary on collusion. An RTE documentary on the same subject will be broadcast tonight
Dátum: 2015-06-15 Idő: 14:24:00
House burgled while family buried their mum + Sinn Fein warn about corp. tax Friday 12th June
A Newtownabbey family has been left devastated and angry after their mother's home was burgled… during her funeral. Our reporter, Nicola Weir, spoke to Hetty's daugthers, Janine and Jill and her husband of nearly 50 years, Harry. And; A senior Sinn Féin member has warned that the Northern Ireland Executive may be unable to afford a cut in corporation tax. Declan Kearney, the party's national chairperson, made the comments in a newspaper article. Cutting corporation tax - the tax on company profits - has been Stormont's big economic plan for years. Sinn Fein MLA, Conor Murphy, joined Nolan on the show.
Dátum: 2015-06-12 Idő: 11:57:00
Paul Gascoigne talks to Stephen about battling his demons Thur 11th June
If you were watching last nights tv show you will have seen an interview that Stephen recorded with Paul Gascoigne. One of the most famous footballers of our time without a doubt. We want to give you a chance to hear a longer version of the interview where he talks frankly about battling his demons, press intrusion and dealing with life after football. Stephen started the interview by commenting on how well he was looking in comparison to some of the images that have been in the papers
Dátum: 2015-06-11 Idő: 12:27:00
Ratepayers fork out for degree and media courses for councillors Tues 9th Jun
Thousands of pounds of ratepayers money is being spent on training courses and degrees for local councillors. A story in the Sunday World at the weekend based on a Freedom of Information request showed that 'personal development' payments are being dished out to councillors at Belfast City Council. Some of the payments were made out for councillors to study for university degrees, while others went to party events, like SDLP away days and Sinn Fein Planning Days. Councillors also took courses like 'handling press and radio interviews', media training and mediation courses.
Dátum: 2015-06-09 Idő: 11:39:00
Gregory Campbell sparks age debate Mon 8th Jun
There has been a massive reaction to what Sir James Galway said on this programme last week. DUP MLA Gregory Campbell was on this mornings show to comment on the controversy.
Dátum: 2015-06-08 Idő: 14:13:00
Sir James Galway launches broadside at late Ian Paisley
We usually associate Sir James Galway with beautiful, soothing music. But in today's podcast, you are about to hear another side to the world famous musician. His thoughts about the late Ian Paisley, the former First Minister, are brutal. Sir James also gets stuck in to bankers, who he said were "out for themselves". He also talks about his Irish idenity and about being brainwashed as a young protestant. There will no doubt be significant reaction to what you are about to hear. Stephen had been speaking to him as part of BBC Music day, which is a nationwide celebration aiming to bring together generations and communities through their love of music. And as part of it the day long events there will be a celebration of music from Belfast's Crumlin Road Gaol tonight, featuring an array of artists including Sir James Galway.
Dátum: 2015-06-05 Idő: 10:53:00
Unionist fury over Irish tricolour above Stormont Thur 4th June
Unionists reacted with fury yesterday after a Tricolour was flown over the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. The DUP labelled it a "rogue action" and called for a full investigation. But Sinn Fein said the reaction of unionists "can only be described as hysteria". Both the Assembly and the police have confirmed they are investigating the matter. Stephen was joined by DUP MLA Peter Weir, former Sinn Fein director of publicity Danny Morrison, TUV leader Jim Allister, commentator Jude Collins and we took your calls
Dátum: 2015-06-04 Idő: 12:05:00
Pension for seriously injured Troubles victims Wed 3rd June
Last night's BBC Spotlight programme focused on pension plans for people severely injured in the Troubles. It was a key point in the Stormont House Agreement, and would be given to around 400 people with permanent disabilities including amputation, paralysis and blindness. But Spotlight said 10 of that number would be paramilitaries from both sides of the divide. The DUP are preparing a bill to go through Stormont but plan to exclude anyone with a terrorist conviction, which Sinn Fein say they will not support. Stephen was joined by DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson, Sinn Fein MLA Chris Hazzard, one of the victims who featured in last night's documentary is Paul Gallagher, who was shot six times by loyalists and left paralysed
Dátum: 2015-06-03 Idő: 11:45:00
Tesco blasted by callers over fuel mix up costing customers Tues 2nd Jun
At the weekend a caller contacted the show about an issue she had with a Tesco filling station. She put petrol in her car but turned out it was diesel - wrong fuel in the pumps at Tesco in Bangor. Had to abandon her car. Yesterday she spent over £200 to get AA to fix it. She is still to hear back from Tesco.
Dátum: 2015-06-02 Idő: 12:10:00