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Wednesday 1st April

Childcare must be provided for nurses: INMO

Morning Ireland Extra: Tony Fitzpatrick, spokesperson for the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, told Éilís Sheehy that nurses should not have to decide between their children and their patients

Full Programme Podcast: Wednesday, 1st April 2020

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Gavin Jennings and Bryan Dobson.

Music live in your living room

Dearbhla Collins, Irish Pianist, looks ahead to her free Facebook live performance tonight, which is part of the 'Live in the living room' initiative by the Royal Irish Academy of Music

Favourite sporting moment: Is it Galway's day of glory?

Today's instalment looks back to Galway's All-Ireland Camogie final triumph over Kilkenny last year, their first O'Duffy Cup since 2013.

Wash hands and wipe down shopping, warns health group

Cian McCormack reports on advice for shopping in the time of Covid-19.

8:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

3,235 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland

Simon Harris, Minister for Health, discusses the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Critically ill patients with Covid19 will be asked to take part in a clinical trial

Alistair Nichol, Professor of intensive care medicine at University College Dublin, discusses plans for critically ill Irish Covid-19 victims to take part in a new clinical trial into the disease

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8am Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Jean Byrne of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Cancer appointments cancelled due to Covid-19

Vicky Phelan, cancer patient and advocate and Averil Power, CEO Irish Cancer Society, discuss the impact of Covid 19 on cancer treatment.

Why Sweden has not gone into lockdown over COVID-19?

Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin, professor in molecular biology at Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation, discusses his country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Concern over Orban's rule by decree

Sophie in't Veld, Dutch liberal MEP and Chair of the European Parliament's rule of law group, discusses the implications of Hungary's emergency law, which enables the prime minister to rule by decree without time limits

7:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Garda restructuring has 'not diminished' services

Declan Daly, Detective Chief Superintendent, says gardaí are making increased attempts to ensure the safety of people at risk of domestic abuse who may feel isolated during the Covid-19 outbreak.

17 more deaths from coronavirus and 325 new cases

Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent, brings us the latest on the Covid19 situation, as the death toll in Ireland reaches 71, with 3,235 confirmed cases

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

Tuesday 31st March

Full Programme Podcast: Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings.

New reality for music lovers amid the coronavirus outbreak

Toner Quinn, Editor of the Journal of Music; and Daoiri Farrell, Folk Singer, discuss the growing number of online concerts amid the Coronavirus pandemic, and the changing landscape of music performance in the digital age.

Is your broadband speed about to get slower?

Tommy Meskill on a rise in internet traffic due to Covid-19 restrictions and what impact that has for users.

Race is on to find a usable vaccine to fight virus

Professor James McInerney, head of the school of life sciences at the University of Nottingham, discusses the ongoing race to find a vaccine for the Covid-19 pandemic and how Ireland's response compares to other countries.

8:35am Sport News - The Save

Presented by Darren Frehill

8:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Attending emergency departments during Covid-19

Dr Fergal Hickey, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Sligo University Hospital, and Communications Officer for the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine, discusses concerns amongst some over 70s in relation to attending hospital emergency departments during the Covid19 pandemic

A long, slow battle against a new disease

Philip Nolan, Chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, says measures the State imposed are having an effect on the spread of Covid-19.

8:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

8am Bulletin

Presented by Brian Jennings

Weather Forecast

Presented by Elizabeth Coleman of Met Éireann

7:50am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

Scientists attempt to meet rising demands of ventilators

Cian McCormack finds out how scientists and industry are attempting to meet rising demands of ventilators.

Hungary's parliament gives Orban sweeping new powers

Kester Eddy, Journalist in Hungary on special powers being granted to the Hungarian government to rule by decree during the coronavirus emergency.

The rising popularity of online fitness classes

Paul O'Flynn dives into the world of online fitness.

7:30am Business News

Presented by Brian Finn

First benefit pay for thousands who lost job over virus

Niall Cody, Revenue Chairman, says signing up to the government Covid-19 support scheme will not be interpreted as trading while insolvent.

Eight further Covid-19 deaths, 295 new cases diagnosed

Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent, discusses last night's HSE briefing on the latest information on COVID-19 cases and statistics in the Republic of Ireland.

7:10am It Says In The Papers

Presented by Fiona Kelly

Monday 30th March

Bob Dylan's 'Murder Most Foul'

Fiachna O'Braonain, RTE Late Date Presenter and member of Hothouse Flowers joins the programme to discuss Bob Dylan's latest release 'Murder Most Foul'.

Covid-19 Latest From The UK

RTE's London Correspondent Sean Whelan has the latest from the UK where England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer has said it could be six months before life returns to 'normal' amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus In China

He Xiangdong, the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland discusses China's current lockdown policy and yesterday's delivery of PPE equipment from Beijing to Ireland.


Darren Frehill has the latest sports news of the day and also looks back at John Treacy’s performance at 1984 Olympics where he won a silver medal for Ireland.

Emergency Income Support During Coronavirus

Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection, goes through what employers and employees are entitled to if they have lost business or work because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Preparations Being Made By The HSE For Covid-19 Peak

Anne O'Connor, Chief Operations Officer with the HSE, is on the line to discuss how prepared hospitals around the country are for the oncoming Covid-19 peak.

Coronavirus - What To Expect Next

Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent, joins the programme to discuss coronavirus projections that have been made by the HSE.

It Says In The Papers

A look at what it says in today's papers with Fiona Kelly.

8.00 News

8.00 news bulletin presented by Brian Jennings.


Today's weather forecast is presented by Met Éireann's Gerry Murphy.

Business News

Brian Finn has the latest business news and also speaks with Davy Chief Economist Conall MacCoille.

Seanad Election

As polling closes in the Seanad Election today and counting gets underway, Claire McGing, a Social Scientist based at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire joins the programme to discuss the 25th Seanad and how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting upon this.

Cocooning During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Mike O' Connor, Consultant Geriatrician and Medical Clinicial Director at Cork University Hospital, talks about cocooning as the elderly are told to be extra vigilant during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus In Russia

Evan Gershkovich, a journalist with The Moscow Times has the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in Russia where there have been 1,534 cases of Covid-19 reported as the country prepares to close it's borders.

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Programme Highlights

Businesses try to find new ways to survive

Aengus Cox reports on how businesses are finding creative ways to trade in a vastly different and rapidly evolving marketplace.

Covid-19: Your travel questions answered

Gearóid Gilley, Head of Customer Services at VHI Healthcare, and Consumer Correspondents Fran McNulty and Siobhán Maguire, share solutions to the travel headaches associated with Covid-19.

Coronavirus podcast: You asked, we've answered

Sam McConkey, Assoc Prof and Head of the Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine at the RCSI; Sarah Doyle, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the HSE; Ray Walley, GP and former president of the IMO.



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