# Matt Cooper

All time
# The Tonight Show
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.
# declined
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.
# be in the audience live: Join us as we interview Matt Cooper about all things Michael O'Leary and Ryanair
Here’s how to get your tickets.
# Eric Zhi Ying Mei Xue
George Hook faces backlash over comments about Bray boy facing deportation
Minister Simon Harris was critical of Hook’s comments.
# Turbulent Times
Michael O'Leary hits out at Matt Cooper's unauthorised biography of him
His publisher Penguin Random House said it stands over the book.
# Paddy McKillen
Irish Daily Mail owner apologises to developer over headline on Matt Cooper column
The headline was not written by Cooper.
# The Last Word
'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.
# archive interview
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
# The Tonight Show
'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.
# dynamic duo
Confirmed: Ivan Yates and Matt Cooper will be taking over from Vincent Browne
TV3 confirmed the news this afternoon.
# Your Say
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.
# Free Speech
'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected
Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word.
# factcheck
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.
# Radio
Ian Dempsey is taking over the Last Word ... for one day
Presenters on Today FM are moving out of their comfort zones.
# TV News
Matt Cooper will present TV3's Six Nations coverage from 2018
The broadcaster won the rights from RTÉ.
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.
# Shave or Dye
WATCH: Mick Wallace has dyed his hair pink
The Wexford TD took the bold step for Today FM’s Shave or Dye.
# Big Bang In Pyongyang
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”.
# 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’.
# nothin' goin' on but the rent
"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’.
# 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.
# 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.
# Support
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’.”
# globetrotters
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.
# 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.”
# News Fix
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.
# Shootin' some hoops
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.
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.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Your Say
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.
# Race for the Áras
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.
# Race for the Áras
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.
# 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
Twitter users join politicians in remembering Garret Fitzgerald, the seventh Taoiseach of Ireland, who passed away in hospital last night.
# Radio
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.
# 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.
# Brian Lenihan
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.