It has been a big week as Ireland commenced Level 5 restrictions to battle the rising tide of Covid-19 numbers. 

Politicians across the political spectrum have been put under pressure as businesses, activities and travel restrictions have begun. 

The Dáil has grappled with a series of controversies about contact tracing, imposing fines, the Cervical Tribunal and legislation about Mother & Baby Homes. 

On the Your Politics podcast presenter Paul Cunningham is joined by RTÉ's Sandra Hurley and Mícheál Lehane. 

You can download the podcast here on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 

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