Radio Free Éireann Announcement

Radio Free Éireann will return this Saturday November 12th and air from Noon-1PM New York time, 5-6 PM Irish time, on WBAI 99.5 FM or on the internet at Anytime after the program concludes you can hear the podcast on

Derry based journalist Eamon Sweeney will review a number of important stories including:


  • Tony Taylor – the Republican political prisoner being disallowed visits from his wife and child
  • Reaction to the death of reviled informer Raymond Gilmour
  • Continuing political and legal fallout from Brexit and questions on a possible vote at Westminster
  • The Manus Deery legacy inquest
  • The poppy controversy and its impact on James McLean, the professional footballer, who refuses to wear a poppy because of what the symbol means in Derry.                                                           

    Co-hosts John McDonagh and Martin Galvin will have an in studio discussion on the election and how it might affect Irish issues, the recent Brendan Hughes Lecture and on new information in the British murder of American citizen, Liam Ryan.  We will also be previewing the upcoming Irish events in the New York area.

Go to Radio Free Éireann’s new web site,, where you can read transcripts of recent headline making interviews.