The BelTel

The BelTel takes you beyond the headlines of the stories people are talking about. This is news like you’ve never heard it before from the best journalists in Northern Ireland.

00:30:18 2022-06-24
40 years on we look back on how Gerry Armstrong’s goal against World Cup ’82 hosts Spain managed to unite Northern Ireland during some very dark times. Host: Steven Beacom; Guests: Gerry Armstong, Jim Shaw and Mike Nesbitt See omnystudio.com/list...
00:25:25 2022-06-23
Could Donald Trump end up in jail?The big revelations from the first House Select committee hearing into the January 6th attack on the US Capitol including the president’s daughter Ivanka and the former Attorney General Bill Barr stating that there was ...
00:22:26 2022-06-20
Although critically damaged in the crackdown following their murder of Lyra McKee the dissident the New IRA continue to operate in Derry. What drives them, who leads them and what are they capable of? Host: Ciarán Dunbar, Guest: Ciaran Barnes, chief r...
00:34:22 2022-06-16
The Belfast Telegraph's Northern Ireland Editor Sam McBride has an in depth conversation with Maroš Šefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission, to get the EU's reaction to UK moves to unilaterally change the Northern Ireland Protocol. See om...
00:24:01 2022-06-15
28 years since the loyalist ceasefires the UDA is still armed, still involved in crime and has continued to murder people. Host: Ciarán Dunbar, Guest: Ciaran Barnes, chief reporter with The Sunday Life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...
00:23:51 2022-06-13
Murdered by men and their bodies secretly buried: Arlene Arkinson, Caroline Graham, Charlotte Murray, Lisa Dorrian and Saoirse Smyth, are the Northern Ireland’s other Disappeared. Allison Morris tells their stories and their families’ quest to find th...
00:22:00 2022-06-10
For so many of us Love Island is a guilty pleasure. The Indo Daily finds out why. Host Denise Calnan. Guest: Deirdre Molumby See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
00:22:31 2022-06-08
Vladimir Putin has never hidden his contempt for Ukraine but on the 24th of February, rhetoric turned to action as Russian tanks rumbled in. War has raged since. What was Putin thinking and what sort of Russia has he created? Host: Ciarán Dunbar. Gues...
00:19:44 2022-06-07
In 2002 the IRA walked into a Belfast PSNI station and walked out with the secret security files they were looking for. Who planned it and why? And what did the IRA do with the information they found? Host: Ciarán Dunbar. Guest: Belfast Telegraph securi...
00:22:40 2022-06-01
Dublin airport has seen cancelled flights and mile-long queues for security. What went wrong and what can you do when your flights get cancelled? Host: Ciarán Dunbar, Guests: Simon Calder and Siobhán Maguire See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i...
00:22:42 2022-05-30
Northern Ireland cops on the frontline. Sharon O’Neill hears from PSNI officers about the gauntlet of hate and violence they run daily just to serve and protect. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
00:25:52 2022-05-25
Belfast actor Ian McElhinney has been in Star Wars, but he’ll be best known as Granda Joe in Derry Girls, a show he believes has educated English audiences about Northern Ireland. He tells Maureen Coleman about the impact the show has had on him, what i...
00:23:19 2022-05-23
Ballymena’s Green Pastures, a 1,600-seat capacity American style evangelical church, is unique in Northern Ireland. But recent years have seen controversies at the mega-church. Host: Ciarán Dunbar. Guests: Sunday Life journalist Christopher Woodhouse...
00:24:37 2022-05-18
That’s it, the final episode of Derry Girls has aired. The most watched series ever in Northern Ireland, the iconic teen sitcom was also a global hit. What impact has it had on the city and is there a chance we might see the Derry Girls again in the fut...
00:21:51 2022-05-16
Health was a big issue during Northern Ireland's recent election and one thing everyone agrees on is that the NHS and its staff is under a lot of strain, but what does it need most, more money or more reform? The Belfast Telegraph’s Health Correspondent...
00:23:20 2022-05-11
Dominating the airwaves, the Northern Ireland Protocol brought down the Stormont Assembly, sparked street protests and even rioting but what exactly is it? We explain what it involves, why it came about and how, and why unionists are so annoyed about it. ...
00:25:13 2022-05-09
Northern Ireland’s people have spoken and there have been some real changes in Stormont’s political landscape with Sinn Féin and Alliance having a great election. But what will it mean for the future? Host: Ciarán Dunbar. Guests: Andrew Madden, Be...
00:21:36 2022-05-05
Dissident republicans have continued to use violence to try and bring about a united Ireland but they don’t pose the threat they once did. How did that happen, who is Dennis McFadden and what role did he play in helping MI5 to decimate the New IRA? Host...
00:23:12 2022-05-03
As Northern Ireland votes for a new Stormont Assembly, the BelTel examines where your vote could make a big difference. Host Ciarán Dunbar, guest Belfast Telegraph Political Editor, Suzanne Breen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
00:21:36 2022-04-28
Denis Donaldson answered to former Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams, and was at the heart of the republican movement for 20 years. So, how did he manage to spy for so long for the British? The Bel Tel finds out. Host: Ciarán Dunbar. Guest: Belfast Telegra...
00:24:48 2022-04-28
Vet Dr Tamara Bronckaers highlighted breaches of animal welfare law and tried to do something about it. So how did that lead to her being hounded out of Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and a £1.25m payout of taxpayers' money? Host: Ciará...
00:00:36 2022-04-21
The BelTel takes you beyond the headlines of the stories people are talking about. This is news like you’ve never heard it before from the best journalists in Northern Ireland. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.