Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Kathryn Thomas and this year's Operation Transformation leaders are among the guests for this Friday night's Late Late Show.

Following fresh changes to Covid restrictions and the continuing high number of infections across the country, Taoiseach Micheál Martin will provide an update on the current situation on managing the outbreak of Covid-19.

As Operation Transformation returns to screens for its 15th season, Ryan Tubridy will be joined by presenter Kathryn Thomas and the five new leaders for 2022 - John Ryan, Stefano Sweetman, Kathleen Hurley Mullins, Katie Jones and Sarah O'Connor Ryan.

The Operation Transformation team leaders

This Friday night's show will also host a very special TradFest music session with some of the country’s most-talented Irish musicians.

Mike Hanrahan (Stockton's Wing), Niamh Dunne (Beoga), Dara & Mick Healy (Boxing Banjo), Bridín, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Altan), Séamus & Caoimhe Ui Fhlatharta are among the musicians who will perform during the show.

Watch The Late Late Show, Friday night at 9.35pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.

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