Drivetime Thursday 8 April 2021

Drivetime

Drivetime

Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra bring you all the latest news and stories of the day from around the country and beyond.

A 95% drop in the rate of infections among the over 75

A 95% drop in the rate of infections among the over 75

Fergal Keane reports that figures just published this afternoon show and improving picture in relation to Covid 19 in the country, but there are some surprises about where people believe they may be contracting the disease.

British Secretary of State flies to Belfast

British Secretary of State flies to Belfast

Allison Morris, Crime Correspondent and columnist with the Belfast Telegraph, reports on rioting in Belfast

Should school uniform policies be relaxed?

Should school uniform policies be relaxed?

Louise Bayliss, Spokesperson for Spark - lone parent peer advocacy group, tells us why some parents are calling for schools to relax their dress codes and uniform requirements, while clothes shops are closed.

Monaghan admit guidelines breach and suspend McEnaney

Monaghan admit guidelines breach and suspend McEnaney

Marty Morrissey, GAA Correspondent, and Colm O Rourke, former Meath footballer, on how Monaghan senior football manager Seamus 'Banty' McEnaney has been suspended for 12 weeks by the county board after it emerged the team took part in a group training session.

Belfast violence 'of a scale not seen in recent years'

Belfast violence 'of a scale not seen in recent years'

Mark Lindsay, Chair of the Police Federation of Northern Ireland; Gerry Kelly, Sinn Fein MLA for North Belfast and member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board; and Gordon Lyons, DUP MLA for East Antrim discuss last night's violence in Belfast

Dublin community mourns the "world's best shopkeeper"

Dublin community mourns the "world's best shopkeeper"

Della Kilroy reports on Akram Hussein who had worked in Centra in Drumcondra where he was hailed as the "world's best shopkeeper" by the local community.

Shopping safely during lockdown

Shopping safely during lockdown

Dr. Jack Lambert, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease in UCD, discusses safe shopping during lockdown

Crate Escape

Crate Escape

Brian Robson, Welsh man who airmailed himself in crate in the 1960s, is now looking for the two Irishmen who helped nail it shut.

Clot 'associated with AZ vaccine' reported in Ireland

Clot 'associated with AZ vaccine' reported in Ireland

Simon Carswell, Finance Correspondent with The Irish Times, reports that the Health Products Regulatory Authority is investigating the first Irish case of a rare blood clot linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Teenage Mental Health

Teenage Mental Health

Evelyn O'Rourke, Study Hub, has been looking into the mental health issues that face secondary school students.

The impact of Covid on our mental wellbeing

The impact of Covid on our mental wellbeing

Ella Arensman, Professor of Public Mental Health, on the the impact of Covid on our mental wellbeing and the need for real-time suicide and self-harm data.

What Ireland is getting right about the Minimum Wage

What Ireland is getting right about the Minimum Wage

Paul Redmond, ESRI, tells us that the gender breakdown for minimum wage workers in this country is roughly 50:50, and low paid Irish workers are at the lowest risk of poverty of any country in Europe.

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